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Ride the Wings of Morning

Author(s): Sophie Neville

Location(s): Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1992-1999



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a safari guide on a game reserve in Southern Africa?

Sophie arrived in South Africa to spend help a friend run horseback safaris on a game reserve in 1992.

She had heard of ‘biltong’ but knew nothing of Afrikaans culture. She was aware of poachers, but not of the danger of sausage trees. She understood there were rhino on the reserve, but not that she would end up working as the safari guide. In the dark. On a stallion. Lost. With completely innocent tourists on other horses.

Armed only with a paintbrush, she set off on various adventures into the wilderness, to illustrate the beauty, diversity and warmth of the great continent. This uplifting true story, the sequel to the book ‘Funnily Enough’, is told through correspondence with her family in England.

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