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Off the Map: the call of the Amazonian wild

John Harrison

Published November 20th 2001
ISBN : 9781840242089
Hardcover
224 pages
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Aw. Sweet. Just realised he signed my copy great to meet you and with best wishes December 2001. Not that that in any way influences my memory of this as a brilliantly vivid portrayal of the Amazonian adventures of John and Heather Harrison on foot and in canoe. Repeating the expedition of a chap who died on it was always going to be a dodgy proposition. Doing it on foot carrying and sometimes paddling a collapsible canoe, with no contact with the outside world even more dodgy. So of course, it goes awry in ways you would never expect but with potentially fatal consequences both to the people and the relationship.A lovely moment, when they have almost finished their travels but come up against a couple of officious young blokes who try to turn them back to Brazil.Listen you little creeps. Just get out of our way says John.So very English. And quite 1950s, to be honest but it made me smile - especially the way he and Heather then paddle like crazy, trying to do a runner in their canoe but are suddenly struck by the ridiculousness of their predicament and end up laughing too hard to paddle at all.