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Planes, Trains and Elephants by Brian Thacker

Planes, Trains and Elephants by Brian Thacker

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Planes, Trains and Elephants

by Brian Thacker

Allen & Unwin, 2002, ISBN 9781865088846, paperback

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, uncreased spine (see photographs)

“Whether you’re an explorer or a tourist, the journey often proves to be more exciting than the place you arrive at.  Not to mention more alarming, entertaining, spectacular, dangerous, or farcical.  All of which is pretty closely connected with the made of transport you’re dependent on – from grumpy camel to bumpy hovercraft.  Brian has been on the lookout for different ways to get around ever since he tackled a raging river in the Victorian Alps on a rubber inner tube when he was ten years old.  Here he writes about his most memorable adventures, including a nail-biting ‘Greek Island Scenic Ride’ on a suicidal donkey; getting a gun put to his head on the Trans-Mongolian train because he didn’t say hello; pulling severed kangaroo heads off bullbars on a truck journey down the east coast of Australia; trying to kill his yachting crew off the coast of Albania; and a pub crawl on the London Tube which involved downing 27 half-pints of lager without falling off the platform.” 

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