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The Year of the Ghost: An Olduvai Diary


The 'ghost' of this book is Derek Roe himself. In January 1983 he embarked on his first journey to Tanzania as a ghost writer for an autobiography for Mary Leakey, a name linked for ever in the minds of archaeologists with the famous palaeolithic site of Olduvai Gorge. This diary covers Derek Roe's three trips to visit Mary and also includes correspondence between them both before and after 1983, as well as snippets from their earlier meetings. It is an honest, at times intimate and frank record of the ups and downs ...

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The Year of the Ghost: An Olduvai Diary
2002, Western Academic & Specialist Press Ltd, Bristol

ISBN-13: 9780953541850


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