I bought this to read in advance of my trip to Libya…. and still haven’t got through it all. I found it much more readable once I’d been through / to some of the places described in Hugh Clapperton‘s account, in particular the Fezzan. But not readable enough to finish…. and very disappointed that the quote used as the book’s title continues … “for camels…”, making it sound rather less difficult and dangerous for human beings.
The autumn 2010 issue of The North Magazine includes a piece on Clapperton (page 36) and a photo of Ghat medina that I took on my trip (page 37) – just click on the bottom right hand cover of each emagazine page to turn to the next page.