Planet Ustinov: Following the Equator with Sir Peter Ustinov by Michael Waldman lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Simon & Schuster, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: One hundred years ago humorist and storyteller Mark Twain travelled the world. Zig zagging sedately along the Equator he dropped anchor in Hawaii and Fiji, Australia and New Zealand; in India, Mauritius and South Africa. He encountered a world painted red, a British Empire upon which the sun never set.
Now, a hundred years later, Sir Peter Ustinov has travelled in Twains wake, finding a very different world. In Hawaii and Mauritius, they are trying to reclaim and validate their native languages. From Australia, dispossessed Aborigines travel the world in search of mummified, desecrated ancestors. The Maoris bare their bottoms at the Queens entourage; and in South Africa there has been the greatest upheaval of all.
Travelling through the vivid landscapes of some of the worlds most beautiful countries, Sir Peter encountered extraordinary people along the way, ranging from the King of Abemama, a tiny island in the South Pacific, to Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Throughout, Sir Peter shared his unique and sometimes humorous observations with TV producer Michael Waldman, during the filming of their epic journey for Channel 4.
Mixing history with acute observation of people, places and customs, Michael Waldman has written a witty, shrewd and evocative account of a world in transition on the brink of a new millennium.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. 10½” x 8″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Travel category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!