By Byron Rogers
An viewers with an Elephant is a compendium of the oddest and so much eccentric travels - a go back and forth ebook to set along Norman Lewis and Eric Newby for the sheer unpredictability of its encounters and its surreal comedy. yet Bryon Rogers did not enterprise to the ends of the earth to discover singular customized and heroic idiosyncrasy: he had no use to. those are trips to the center of the unusual and far away land of england. On his travels he meets the Turkish POW in British fingers - an old tortoise captured at Gallipoli and now resident in nice Yarmouth - and the teenaged elephant who has opened extra fetes and supermarkets than any television big name. the following, too, are such weird and wonderful figures because the octogenerian triathlete, the fellow who (before such issues have been banned) held each international consuming checklist, and the final hangman in his untroubled retirement. even if exploring the center of britain within the forgotten county of Northamptonshire or accompanying the final tramp during the wilder...
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When we found a huge black catamaran beached miles from anywhere on a remote beach near Aberdovey: ‘What have we here? Dear, o dear,’ he repeated in surprise. Again, when he saw some modernised buildings, ‘Ruined that, they ’ave. . ’ George is like a whitewashed wall: one longs to scribble all over it, to make some kind of impression. He is proud of being on the roads. On page after page of the occasional notebooks he keeps are reflections on the life and the lore. He lists the old tramping signs that were once scored on trees: does he ever make them himself?
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