1 January 1993

Filed under Books

Self help for the author in you

Self help for the author in you

It was conceived in the skies over Ethiopia, delivered 12 weeks later in London, and celebrated in the company of friends.

It is in front of me as I write and I am inordinately pleased with it, for I am blind to its imperfections. It is my book, African Deadline: "Twenty-two years in the long grass of central Africa without a break". I published it myself, and few things have given me greater pleasure.

I am the first to admin that it is not what might be called a proper book, the sort you will see on the shelves at Hatchards, though at first glance it would be indistinguishable from the rest.

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