What Am I Doing Here
certainly provoked some good discussion.
He writes about his fascinating travels and people he met, in his rather staccato but eloquent style, which are beautifully described and often humorous.
There were mixed opinions of this book from “thoroughly enjoyed” to “good in places” and one story “really pissed her off”!!
Interestingly, Pam had met his widow Elizabeth, in their beautiful home in Henley, which was full of treasures from his travels.
The stories he tells were unusual, weird and wonderful such as the wolf boy in India, looking for the Yeti in Nepal and following Mrs Ghandi on her political bandwagon.
This is a personal collection by a uniquely gifted writer who was facing death and wanted to share his fascinating experiences.
Most of us , if we hadn’t already, would like to read more of his travel books.
Especially for Jane Austen fans very interesting: Pemberley, Jane Austen fans will recall, is the large Derbyshire estate owned by Fitzwilliam Darcy, who weds Elizabeth Bennet at the end of “Pride and Prejudice,” and in “Death Comes to Pemberley,” P. D. James’s surprising new sequel to that novel, it becomes the scene of a murder.
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