Megan Vaughan: Explorers of the Nile
8 March 2012
Show More Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure by Tim Jeal.
Faber, 510 pp., £25, September 2011, 978 0 571 24975 6Show More
“... obstinately pursued an alternative theory that the river rose further to the west, and died in the process. The story is well known, and it’s a very British story of class, above everything else. AlanMoorehead told it in his 1960 bestseller, The White Nile; Tim Jeal himself has written hefty biographies of Livingstone and Stanley; and countless others have followed the rich documentary paths of ...”