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5.0 out of 5 stars
Eric Edis a man who overcame the impossible, 12 Feb. 2009
Eric Edis, a remarkable man who overcame all the bureaucracy, floods, dense forests, arid deserts, blizzards, obstacles both man made and natural in order to achieve his ambition of being the first to drive to Australia and back. A trip of 40,000 gruelling miles, in a British Land Rover.
Unable to put this book down you are taken along with Eric and his party on a trip only Indiana Jones would have attempted. You are not burdened down with side issues of exploring each characters life but you do experience, as much as is possible within a book, of what the next mile brings, what the characters suffer as a result of their exertions, the pure frustration endured from small time bureaucrats and the guile with which Eric outwits them. This book has all the framework of a first class action adventure movie. True British grit. And this was back in 1957 before mobile phones, GPS and even a decent map.
It's a true story, the `characters' are real people, and the journey was something else.
Irene & Brian from Kent