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Publication Date: 21 Feb 2019
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 220
Author: Terry Waite
ISBN-13: 9780281080564, 9780281080571

Travels with a Primate

Around the World with Robert Runcie
By Terry Waite
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'This is Terry as he really is — wise and funny. A good book from a big man. If only he could be the Primate.'
John Sergeant

‘A travelogue that is refreshingly irreverent and deeply human.’
James Naughtie

From darkest Africa to the darker and infinitely wetter birthplace of John Knox, from the remote expanse of the Alaska Highway to part of the Antipodes that even Bill Bryson could not reach, Terry Waite takes us on a guided world tour in the company of Dr Robert Runcie.

Even an archbishop has little control over wars and missed connections, floods and food poisoning. But this Primate sailed majestically through the most troubled of waters, as his companions (including Chaplain Richard Chartres) baled energetically in his wake.

Hilarious and affectionate, Travels with a Primate offers an unashamedly nostalgic return to the 1980s. It is a delightful tribute to enduring friendship.
About the Author
TERRY WAITE CBE was Advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1992. He is the author of Taken on Trust, Solitude and Out of the Silence, a co-founder of Hostage UK and Y Care International, and president of Emmaus UK.

LORD RUNCIE OF CUDDESDON was Arhbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1991. He died in July 2000.
Press Reviews

This is Terry as he really is — wise and funny. A good book from a big man. If only he could be the Primate.

- John Sergeant

A travelogue that is refreshingly irreverent and deeply human

- James Naughtie

What makes this book so enjoyable is that the great friendship, affection, and respect that Waite and the Archbishop have for each other really shines throughout each tale

- Library Journal

Solitude (SPCK, 2017): Terry Waite takes the reader deep into other worlds, both geographical and psychological, from which they will emerge enlightened and spiritually enriched.

- Ranulph Fiennes OBE, explorer, writer and poet

Terry Waite's saunter through solitude is wide ranging, original, well written and (best of all) companionable.

- Martin Bell OBE, UNICEF ambassador and former war reporter

A record of a unique sensibility.

- Joan Bakewell, DBE, writer and broadcaster

Out of the Silence (SPCK, 2016): A remarkable book by a remarkable man . . . Peace would universally reign if the world were full of people like Terry Waite.

- Karl Jenkins CBE, composer

Taken on Trust (Hodder, 1993, 2016): No regrets. No sentimentality. No self-pity. Many times in the years ahead Waite found it almost impossible to keep those resolutions. But he did, as anyone who reads this book must attest, in quite magnificent fashion.

- Sandy Gall

. . . his memoirs create a new mystery: where did he learn to write so well?

- Richard Heller

A remarkable story of physical humiliation, survival and release.

- Anthony Clare

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