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Maine - Tour d'Afrique - Fallowell's travels

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 September 2011

John McCarthy introduces businesswoman Alice Morrison who took time off from the recession to ride from Cairo to Cape Town on the Tour d'Afrique cycle race, braving bandits and wildlife for a life changing experience. Best selling crime novelist John Connolly talks about his love of the US state of Maine despite not liking two of its great attractions, hunting and seafood. And writer Duncan Fallowell talks about his travels to Gozo, India and South Wales in search of people who have disappeared from view.

Producer: Harry Parker.

  • John Connolly

    is a journalist, radio presenter and the best selling author of crime novels featuring private detective Charlie Parker. The most recent book The Burning Soul, like the others, is set in the US state of Maine. John first went to Maine in 1991 and now spends half his time in Portland, Maine.

    The Burning Soul
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
    ISBN-10: 0340993537
    ISBN-13: 978-0340993538

    Find out more about John Connolly
  • Duncan Fallowell

    is a novelist, librettist, journalist and travel writer. His latest book is entitled How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits.

    How to Disappear
    Publisher: Ditto Press
    ISBN-10: 0956795234
    ISBN-13: 978-0956795236

    Find out more about Duncan Fallowell
  • Alice Morrison

    was brought up in Uganda and Ghana. In 2003 Alice read about the Tour d’Afrique, an annual cycle race with competitors from all over the world. Being a regular cyclist she decided to take part in this year’s event spending a total of 120 days traversing Africa from north to south.

    Find out more about Alice Morrison



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