Blacks and Blues

E.S. Turner

  • The Life of My Choice by Wilfred Thesiger
    Collins, 459 pp, £15.00, May 1987, ISBN 0 00 216194 X
  • Worlds Apart: Travels in War and Peace by Gavin Young
    Hutchinson, 344 pp, £14.95, April 1987, ISBN 0 09 168220 7

In the eyes of Wilfred Thesiger, the world has all but succumbed to galloping and indiscriminate Westernisation. He is grateful to have completed his wanderings just in time. Unlike Chesterton’s Last Hero, the Last Explorer will not need to cry, at the end:

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