The Story of David Livingstone

The Legendary Explorer

by Amanda Mitchison

  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Price: 7.99
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781780723310
  • Short Books territories:
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At 12 years old David Livingstone was sent to work in a cotton mill. He knew he had to escape. And ten years later he had saved enough money to plan his first adventure.

This is the incredible story of the tough man of Victorian Britain who would stop at nothing in his determination to explore Africa. He trekked hundreds of miles through dangerous territory and was attacked by cannibals, rampaging lions and killer ants. But nothing could have prepared him for the horrors of his last expedition…

 

Children’s History (8-13 yrs)

“"Everyone should read these lively biographies - a perfect introduction to the most fascinating period in history" ”
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About Amanda Mitchison

Amanda Mitchison is a feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. She lives in Bristol and has two young sons.

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