Nu ja, het is natuurlijk ook geen thiller, dus het hoeft ook nerg onbekende schrijfster, dus atijd even afwachten. Emily and her cousin Clemmie must go to Mali, where they are to travel by camel into the Sahara Desert to scatter her ashes. Surely she could have returned to England, just to take care of her things and then go back. Little brown birds flew busily in and out of the open windows and the hot wind blew gusts of sand and set balls of dry weeds bowling along the empty road. Tante Mary wil dat haar as op een bijzondere plek wordt uitgestrooid. I smiled from page one to the end and finished thinking the book was jolly good fun! When did Great Aunt Mary ever go to Africa? So, come wander with me on a magical adventure. What ensues is a sweet and often hilarious trip to the Sahara desert, filled with new friends, new hopes, mystery, madness, and a love for all time as one of the girls finally finds her soul mate.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. De zoektocht van 2 jonge vrouwen in een woestijn. Why Mary chose it as her final resting place she cannot imagine, and the thought of a hot, pointless trip is almost too much to bear. I was hoping desperatly that the story would surprise me: it didn't. The main characters in the book are exactly my age, but nothing about them felt like they were my age. Het verhaal leest als een trein. Much respect to her there; I can't imagine anyplace more harsh and unforgiving than the desert.
When the service is over the girls find the in her will, Aunt Mary has left instruction that the two of them are to take her ashes and scatter them in a remote area of the I really enjoyed this book and liked the characters. The dialogue was so annoying, I felt like flinging the book across the room at several points. We learn quite a bit about the vast d 'Footprints in the Sand' by Sarah Challis was an adventure story of two 26-year-old girls crossing the plains and deserts of Mali to carry out their great-aunt's dying wish to scatter her ashes in a remote part of northern Mali. However, once the initial part of the trip was over and the cousins were meeting those who were native to the desert and learning a little more with each encounter, I began to feel that this journey really was going to be quite an adventure. While attending their great aunt Mary's funeral, Aunt Mary's lawyer informs them that Aunt Mary had a dying wish for them that must be attended to.
It all seems authentic and respectful and actually left me with quite a bit of a rosy glow. Emily Kingsley and her cousin, Clemmie, are given the task of taking their Great Aunt Mary's ashes to Mali, to be scattered in a particular part of the dessert that's inhabited only by the nomadic tribes of the Tuareg. Emily doesn't even want to go to Africa but Clemmie's enthusiasm is catching. Hoe hard de schrijfster haar best doet om de gevaren en de nadelen in het verhaal te betrekken. It felt like going on a great adventure.
Emily and Clemmie Kingsley are two cousins who grew up in England. The characters were okay, maybe a bit stereotypical but still it was an enjoyable read with two young girls making a journey to scatter their great aun This was a very interesting read set in Devon and Mali. Emily and her cousin Clemmie must go to Mali, where they are to travel by camel into the Sahara Desert to scatter her ashes. At the wake afterwards, she is dismayed to learn the content's of Mary's will. Emily, a rather conservative and caustic school teacher thinks that the idea of embarking on such a risky endeavor is a crazy foolish waste of time, but Clemmie, the fanciful head-full-of-dreams blond bombshell convinces Emily it will be the journey of a lifetime and just what they both need to spice up their lives. But once Emily and Clemmie set foot on the Saharan sand, and begin to uncover Mary's sixty-year-old secret, they come to understand why they must complete her journey.
That's what reading this book felt like. Maar eens de eerste bladzijde gedaan zijn, is het boek toch plots een heel ander verhaal. Ik vond het een mooi boek, maar op sommige punten te fabelachtig. Emily and Clemmie Kingsley are two cousins who grew up in England. With all family members totally bewildered why Aunt Mary would request such nonsense, as no one had ever heard her mention traveling to Africa, Clemmie and Emily are told by the lawyer that it is they that Aunt Mary wanted for this adventurous task. Is this trip just a wild goose chase or will the reasons the girls aunt wanted to rest here reveal themselves along the way? We learn quite a bit about the vast desert, the different types of animals they encounter, and the tribespeople they meet along the way.
Why Mali of all places? This delightful fictional travel adventure will have readers smiling, laughing and watching two young women mend broken hearts, do serious soul-searching, and bond as family as they walk the sand dunes of Africa with Aunt Mary ashes slung around Clemmie's neck in a poodle purse that certainly becomes the topic of conversation amongst many. I really enjoyed this book and liked the characters. A note at the beginning of the book tells me that the authoress has been to Mali and spent time with the Toureg people, so one can only assume she is writing from a place of knowledge based on her experience, making it all the more fascinating. At the wake afterwards, however, she and her cousin Clemmie are told that Mary has appointed them executors of part of her Will. The characters, almost without exception, were intensely irritating, and didn't seem believable at all, as if it were an older woman writing about how she thought younger women talked. Book recommendations come from the most unexpected places! I really enjoyed this book, for its spirit of adventure, the romance and that special desert magic. A lovely injection of compassion love and loss intertwined with the characters individual perceptions of these on their journey.
There is no doubt that it is aimed at a female readership but it did draw me in. With immense reluctance, she agrees to travel to Mali, and find Timadjlalen, a place in the desert that no one has ever heard of. I suspect that I would have been thinking more along Emily's thoughts than Clemmie's. Since I was a little girl I have had a curious nature particularly in regard to who my family were. Here you will find anything and everything to do with books. In dit boek volgen we Emily en Clemmie in hun reis.