• "An outstanding book... I rank Laurens van der Post with the best writers of English... This book confirms my constant admiration and the nobility of his mind"

    Raymond Mortimer, Sunday Times
  • "I hope all those who are appalled by the destruction of Hiroshima will read this book-for a greater understanding of what man is capable of doing to his fellows in time of war"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "No one can write more feelingly of Africa-an experience not to be missed"

    Evening Standard
  • "One of the noblest books of travel written in our time, and one destined, I imagine, to have a permanent place in English literature"

    Howard Spring
  • "Inspired... Some of the poetic descriptions of the scenery are most beautiful and fill me with envy. The book is magnificent"

    Stephen Spender