|Publication Date: 21 Feb 2019|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 220|
|Author: Terry Waite|
|ISBN-13: 9780281080564, 9780281080571|
Travels with a Primate
‘A travelogue that is refreshingly irreverent and deeply human.’
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.
This is Terry as he really is — wise and funny. A good book from a big man. If only he could be the Primate.
A travelogue that is refreshingly irreverent and deeply human
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
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.
Terry Waite's saunter through solitude is wide ranging, original, well written and (best of all) companionable.
A record of a unique sensibility.
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.
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.
. . . his memoirs create a new mystery: where did he learn to write so well?
A remarkable story of physical humiliation, survival and release.