The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu

The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures
eAudio - unabridged
(10.97 hours)
Product Number: OB2668
Released: 01 Jul, 2017
Business Term: OBOU 7 Years
ISBN: #9780008243180
Narrator(s): Jonathan Keeble
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

To Westerners, the name “Timbuktu” long conjured a tantalising paradise, an African El Dorado. A medieval centre of learning, it was home to tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts on a plethora of subjects. When al-Qaeda–linked jihadists threatened the existence of these precious documents, a remarkable thing happened: a team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the manuscripts into hiding. Charlie English expertly presents a fascinating account of one of the planet's extraordinary places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable.

Author(s): Charlie English
Original Publish Date: 01 Jul, 2017

All Formats/Editions

eBook
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Author(s): Charlie English
Product Number WEB97347
Released: 04 May, 2017
Business Term: OBOU 26 Circs
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780008126643
CD
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Author(s): Charlie English
Narrator(s): Jonathan Keeble
Product Number CX3748
Released: 01 Jul, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008243197
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Charlie English
Narrator(s): Jonathan Keeble
Product Number MPCD2587
Released: 01 Jul, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008243210
Playaway
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Author(s): Charlie English
Narrator(s): Jonathan Keeble
Product Number D5320
Released: 01 Jul, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008243203

Professional reviews

"The historical race to reach one of the world’s most mythologized places, adding another layer to the legend. Praise for the author: “Charlie English deftly weaves together history, reportage, travelogue and memoir into a gentle, erudite and at times beautiful book” ROBERT MACFARLANE “An enchanting tale […] I was gripped.” JOANNA KAVENNA"

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