by: Felice Benuzzi

 : No Picnic on Mount Kenya

Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780857053770
ISBN: 0857053779
Item Dimensions: 78053998
Label: MacLehose Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal Language
Manufacturer: MacLehose Press
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Studio: MacLehose Press

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In the shadow of Mount Kenya, surrounded by the forests and creatures of the savannah, life drags interminably for the inmates of P.O.W. Camp 354. Confined to an endless cycle of boredom and frustration, it is little wonder when one prisoner realises he can bear it no longer. When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea - an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea. There are not many people who would break out of a P.O.W. camp, trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations, and with a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef among their more accurate guides. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return. This is the remarkable story of three such men. No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places.

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