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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb and honest account of one man's journey through Africa, Spain and France
A modern day Laurie Lee - but with more grit and honesty. A Single Swallow is many things - part natural history, part journalism, part autobiography. There is spiritual observation and thought, there is romance and there is of course history and geography. The portrait of West Africa is dark, shocking, humorous and beautiful. Clare's ability to be both personal and...
Published on 28 Aug. 2009 by epupafalls

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1.0 out of 5 stars Irritating and lightweight
What a disappointing book after the author's excellent Running for the Hills.

These kinds of travel books need a hook, and superficially the idea of following the swallow's migration from South Africa to Britain is a good one, but what lightweight execution! The author can't be bothered to get the right visas or sort out a viable continuous route across the...
Published on 20 July 2010 by Alan


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 2 Jan. 2014
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Very engrossing account that has you right there with the author. Definitely insightful in terms of what its like to be out there.
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13 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 13 May 2009
A beautiful book which tells a story of travelling and love. The writer sets the scene beautifully, even the most closed of minds can picture the journey he takes and the true love he finds along the way. I cannot recommend this book higly enough although i was quite unprepared for the dog dying at the end.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More Swallow, 13 Dec. 2012
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Wonderful device but seriously badly written from an imperialist point of view.
A missed opportunity.
More swallow and less pontificating please.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading, 28 Aug. 2010
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We have swallows nesting at our home each year and it is very interesting to read about them 100%
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 6 July 2014
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a single swallow, 2 Nov. 2010
This book turned up in great condition, super quick and at a great price, thankyou.
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