Tim Butcher in Ely

Thursday 9th September 2010

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.15pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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In the gripping and highly praised Blood River, journalist Tim Butcher traced the journeys of Henry Morton Stanley. Recently the intrepid Mr. Butcher returned to Africa to follow in the footsteps of Graham Greene. The resulting book, Chasing the Devil, stands as a fascinating modern counterpart to Greene’s 1930s classic, Journey Without Maps, giving a vivid, sympathetic and balanced picture of life in a region of West Africa recently ravaged by war and still caught up in a sometimes painful process of change. Travelling entirely on foot through remote areas of Sierra Leone and Liberia, Tim faces many dangers, but emerges with an inspiring sense of the fighting spirit that enables ordinary Africans to triumph over adversity. Join us for what promises to be a thrilling and engrossing evening.