Back Roads of the Cape Out of Stock

Published by Jacana Media

Author: David Fleminger
ISBN: 978-1-77009-066-8
EXTENT: 220pp
FORMAT: 235 x 165mm,Paperback

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Back Roads of the Cape is not a travel guide with lists of hotels and restaurants. Instead, the pages are taken up with historical narratives, personal recollections, reflections on politics, environmental debates, social observation and some practical travel information. The rest is left up to the traveller to organise. Resources for further information are listed in the back of the book.

Since Back Roads was not written to satisfy any specific sponsor, the book is able to be honest and unbiased in the subjects that it covers. It is not obligated to omit, or to be nice to, certain establishments, so the text is opinionated and robust. The book is also an attempt to modernise the rather old-fashioned genre of travel writing with an idiosyncratic writing style and a sense of humour. It also aims to share a flavour of the travel experience with the reader and, hopefully, show them a little of the adventure that lies in wait outside the living room. "Ideally, I would like people who have read the guide to feel like they were in the car with me," says David.
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