This is Jo Carroll's third trip to Nepal, and her travel tales with Tika, Bhadra and the many colourful characters she meets on the way are mesmerising. The account is told in Jo's hushed tones, (as I hear it in my head) tones of a woman who has raised a family, had a demanding job helping countless children and is now off on her next adventure. I can just imagine her in her living room thumbing through her bookcase of Lonely Planet and sticking a pin in a map. Her account of life in Nepal, and the huge adversities they face on a daily basis is quite amazing, and her scaling of Annapurna had me quite terrified and worried for her life, even though I was tucked in my nice warm bed with a hot cuppa and knew full well that she had returned safe and well to indeed write the book I was reading.
Stunning - I sincerely hope that when I have raised my family and cornered my career aims, I have the guts and guile to don a backpack and set off in Jo's footsteps.
This book is very well written and edited and I could find no errors. The cover is lovely, and the hidden tiger very apt!
This book is less than a pound and is worth twice of anyone's money...whether you have itchy feet or not. I feel that Jo could write a truly remarkable fiction book, such is her descriptive writing.
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