"a sumptuous, entertaining and informative historical romp."
OF THE AUTHORS CLUB/DOLMAN
TRAVEL BOOK AWARD 2006
In 2001, Nicholas Jubber travelled from Venice to Africa to deliver a medieval letter at the tomb of an Ethiopian king. Along the way, he and his friend Mike met Yassir Arafat and a Nobel prize-winning novelist, visited refugee camps and Crusader castles, stayed on a Sudanese farm and partied in the nightclubs of Beirut. This is the story of a journey straddling three continents and ten countries,