"'An entertaining armchair read.'" (Angus Clarke The Times)
"'Moore has a parched dry wit, the solid brass cojones of a true traveller and a rare eye for the madness of the wider world'" (John Birmingham)
"'Relayed with his dryer-than-the-Sahara wit.'" (OK Magazine)
"'A first-class guide for armchair travellers everywhere.'" (Mail on Sunday)
From the Back Cover
Q: What do you do when you're dumped by the Girl Next Door?
A: Throw yourself into another madcap adventure and travel from Cape Town to Cairo.
In the grand tradition of 19th-century scoundrels and romantics, Africa struck Peter Moore as the ideal place to find solitude and anonymity in the face of personal crisis. So, a week after breaking up with the GND - his travelling companion through Central America - our intrepid explorer set off to the Dark Continent to lose himself for a while.
Following the fabled Cape Town to Cairo route by any means possible, Peter's journey took him from the southernmost city in Africa to the pyramids of Egypt, across vast game parks, past thundering waterfalls, through cosmopolitan cities and tiny villages - through the very heart of this remarkable continent. With almost every country along the way in a state of political turmoil, he not only had to grapple with wild animals and natural disasters, but also civil wars and corrupt governments: just the sort of heady cocktail he thrives on.
And being on his own, it was inevitable that Peter would fall in with the usual motley crew of locals and fellow travellers who managed to show him how, in the face of greater adversity than a broken heart, life should really be lived.
The result is an epic, hilarious, gut-wrenching (and occasionally bottom-clenching) true story of derring-do and derring-probably-shouldn't-have.
'Moore has a parched dry wit, the solid brass cojones of a true traveller and a rare eye for the madness of the wider world'