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"Christina Dodwell, a young British explorer, sets out for unexplored jungles of New Guinea with little preparation --no map, no plan, no knowledge of the language or customs. This insouciant attitude often lands her in trouble.

"She forgets her jungle boots (not for the last time) and has to hike barefoot through knee-deep mud, thorns and leeches. The charm of this attitu

Paperback, 256 pages
Published 1985 by Pan (first published 1983)
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Apr 11, 2014 Jo rated it it was amazing
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Second book I have read by Christina and she amazes me even more with her fearlessness. She might have a touch of crazy for being so brave but she is one of my all time heroes. That is truly living life beyond its fullest.
Aug 28, 2007 Martinxo rated it really liked it
Read this on my holiday in France. Dodwell is a good writer and has a great story to tell. The books is an account of her solo travels through Papua New Guinea in the late 70s.

This line inspired me:

"A restless and sometimes reckless nature drove me forward and my confidence grew as I realised there is little to fear in this world."
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Read before I traveled to Papua New Guinea. She gets the flavor of the country. Shes either very brave or crazy.
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Christina was born in Nigeria, West Africa, and educated in England. Her life of remarkable adventure began by chance in 1975, when she made a 20,000-mile journey round Africa by horse, camel and dug-out canoe. She followed that up with journeys in Papua New Guinea, China, Siberia, Madagascar, Turkey and Iran.

Christina has made 3 television films and more than 40 radio documentary programmes for B
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