October 2009.320 pages, Paperback
Allan Quatermain, Rider Haggard’s famous protagonist, is an English-born professional big game hunter and occasional trader in southern Africa. Largely considered to be the character on which Indiana Jones was based, at the beginning of this adventure Quatermain has lost his only son and longs to get back to the wilderness. He persuades some old friends to embark on a gruelling expedition to find a lost East African kingdom – involving sensational fights, terrible dangers and extraordinary escapes.
H Rider Haggard - Born in 1856, Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE was a prolific writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential to this day. He died in 1925.
Anthony Lejeune - Award winning broadcaster, journalist and author, read classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner in Greek.