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Red Tape and White Knuckles: One Woman's Motorcycle Adventure through Africa (Paperback)
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Red Tape and White Knuckles: One Woman's Motorcycle Adventure through Africa (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 05/02/2009
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Unafraid of a challenge, Lois Pryce began the kind of adventure most of us could only ever dream of. She put on her sparkly crash helmet, armed herself with maps and a baffling array of visas, and got on her bike. Destination: Cape Town - and the small matter of tackling the Sahara, war-torn Angola and the Congo Basin along the way - this feisty independent woman's grand trek through the Dark Continent of Africa is the definitive motorcycling adventure. Colourful and hilarious, Red Tape and White Knuckles is an action-packed tale about following your dreams that will have you packing your bags and jetting off into the sunset on your own adventure before you know it.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099513599
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Lois Pryce knows what it takes to be a fun, fearless female. She rode solo from London to Cape Town, with the barest of essentials" * Cosmopolitan *
"A natural storyteller, she brings the African landscape to life in this funny, fast-paced travelogue" * Sainsbury's Magazine *
"A gutsy tale of one woman and her bike, told with vigour and honesty....she manages to make the journey an enjoyable experience and a solid read. There are the usual chaotic scenes of jumble in border towns, and heart-warming tales of help en route. But there are also some genuinely chilling episodes and these make the book, and perhaps the journey, all too authentic" * Irish Times *
"Lois Pryce defied convention when she decided to travel from London to Cape Town by motorcycle. Red Tape and White Knuckles reads like a non-fiction chick-lit adventure as the pasty skinned, heatstroke prone Pryce deals with cultural differences, Africa's troublesome roads and the company of various travellers she meets along the way" * Metro *
"I really enjoyed this book...every chapter is filled with adventure and anecdotes about the people and situations she encounters along the way. It's a mix of hair-raising incidents, humorous episodes and serious insight into the history and cultural differences she experiences across the African continent. A travelogue with a difference, this would be a great read for the armchair adventurer, someone planning an African expedition or anyone who simply enjoys a good story!" * Candis *

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