* Consumer competition to win a trip for two to South America (tbc) * All books to be stickered with competition details * Review round-ups in the national press * To be submitted for major trade promotions * Reading copies available * Submitted for trade promotions
Nick Thorpe, an experienced British journalist based in Edinburgh, spent 14 months in 1999/2000 travelling through South America He writes for a variety of national newspapers and is a contributor to the BBC World Service 'Outlook' programme. This is his first book.
* Thorpe's imagery is exquisite (and) the account of Viracocha's voyage is so funny. If you enjoy chuckling during your armchair travels, my advice is: Rush and Reed' - Tim Severin ** 'Thorpe is an accomplished storyteller. He chronicles the voyage of the Viracocha with an easy, unforced humour. Thoroughly entertaining' - Daily Telegraph