TRAVEL The Book To Look … (No. 24)

Posted by on 11. Oktober 2011

Lawrence G. Green

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... the „Tavern of the Seas“

Lawrence was born 1900 in Kimberley (South Africa) and died 1972 of skin cancer – the price so many explorers have to pay after years of exposure to the sun. He wrote 34 books, one better than the other, all about the secrets of the Black Continent, following legends and tales, often bringing them to reality, and to read him means to enjoy the best guidebooks you can imagine. Lawrence combines the love of detail with literary quality, curiosity with high regard for nature, natives and nimbus. My favourites are „Tavern of the Seas“ (his Capetown book) and „To the Rivers Bend“ (his Oranje and Kalahari book). To travel in Africa south of the 20th latitude without one of Lawrence’s books seems a sin to me …

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