• 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

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