by Evelyn Waugh
Duckworth's Georgian Library, 1934, b/w frontispiece, 6 b/w plates, 2 fold-out maps, hardcover,
Good Condition, wear to covers and spine, slight lean, corners and edges rubbed and bumped, previous owners stamp to front end-papers, back end-paper and title page, minor foxing to first few pages
'Perhaps the funniest travel book ever written, Remote People begins with a vivid account of the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I, King of Kings - an event covered by Evelyn Waugh in 1930 as special correspondent for The Times. It continues with subsequent travels throughout Africa, where natives rub shoulders with eccentric expatriates, settlers with Arab traders and dignitaries with monks. Interspersed with these colourful tales are three 'nightmares' which describe the vexations of travel, including returning home.'