Rosanne, just finished reading Taj and found it engrossing. Told me a lot I didn't know about Giles and his expedition, and the cameleers, and also told me a lot of interesting stuff about camels! Which, by the way, you succeeded in portraying as real characters. The births and deaths were nicely understated but no less affecting for that, and Taj himself is a lovely protagonist and narrator. Your greatest challenge was to maintain the narrative suspense in a story about travelling across a continent when daily events didn't change much over a long period, and I thought you did a splendid job.
Ruth Starke, Author.
Taj and the Great Camel Trek combines adventure and action with an exploration of history and the human spirit.
I loved it. I learnt things i had never known about our history. I learnt to value the courage of the early explorers and the faith of the camel drivers who helped them. And i had the pure pleasure of reading a well written and exciting adventure. On all levels Taj and the Great Camel Trek is a wonderful book and a Great read.
I have written to tell you how much I loved Taj and the great camel trek. I totally loved it and finished it in about 24 hours. It reminded me of the time we were in Broken Hill-or when we went out of Broken Hill actually. One of the most fascinating years of my life. So is that 'it' or does Taj have a couple of other stories in his life?Thank you for the enjoyment.