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We asked explorer Niall McCann to tell us his favourite African adventure books

1 THE SHELTERING DESERT, by Henno Martin

This wonderful book tells the story of two German geologists and their dog Otto, who refused to be caught up in the madness of the Second World War and escaped into the arid embrace of the Namib Desert. The skills required to survive in the desert are so vividly described that I felt ready to spend two years there myself after reading it.

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