The Island That DaredCAMEROON WITH EGBERT

Publisher: John Murray
Published:1989

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The description of the trek through western Cameroon that Dervla Murphy and her daughter undertook with the aid of an endearing Cameroonian horse they rechristened Egbert.  Journeying through little known regions, the two intrepid women received invitations to become the sixth wife of a Cameroon trader, were often mistaken for husband and wife… got lost, were soaked by tropical rainstorms and baked by pitiless sun, were arrested… slept rough, went hungry and were fed nauseating local delicacies.

'Anyone who has read a book by this author will want to read another.'  Sunday Telegraph

'This is vintage Murphy.'  Irish Independent

'The very stuff of travel.'  Irish Times