Friday, 3 September 2010

In The Footsteps of Colonel Percy Fawcett

Colonel Percy Fawcett, his son and a friend of his son disappeared in the interior of Brazil in 1925, looking for the 'lost city' called 'Z'. One theory was that some locals had them for dinner (in the Hannibal Lecter sense). Anyway, Peter Fleming went with a group to retrace Fawcett's footsteps in 1932 and failed but had a whale of a time, which he then wrote up in the extremely funny book A Brazilian Adventure (Alden, 1933). Here I am ready to go and have another look.

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