Travels with a Primate

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  • Travels with a Primate
  • Terry Waite
  • 19 December 2017
  • 9780281080564

About the Author: Terry Waite

Terence Hardy Terry Waite CBE is an English humanitarian and author Waite was the Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs for the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, in the 1980s As an envoy for the Church of England, he travelled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of four hostages, including the journalist John McCarthy He was himself kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1


Travels with a PrimateFrom 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 Baled Energetically In His Wake Travels With A Primate Is The Hilarious And Affectionate Story Of The Trials And Tribulations They Encountered, And A Delightful Tribute To An Enduring Friendship

10 thoughts on “Travels with a Primate

  1. says:

    Well written and funny, it was pleasure to read and see the lighter side of a public character known for very serious reasons.I appreciated it and it s highly recommended Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC

  2. says:

    At times very funny, however lacking in insight no doubt due to fondness and discretion.

  3. says:

    I admire the author tremendously This book was pleasant and interesting in places but, I suspect, suffered from having to keep out the best stories for reasons of discretion.

  4. says:

    This is complete waffle Waite tries to play the bumbling Englishman abroad, but that s been done so much better by inumerable others Palin, Bryson ok, an honourary one anyway The jokes aren t funny, and are invariably laboured and anticlimatic Neither is there any real insight into the life of the Archbish or the workings of the C of E even if that kind of thing floats your boat A few years ago, I attended a public talk by the author on his terrible hostage ordeal in Lebanon he came across as eloquent, erudite and witty What a disappointment then, that these memoirs are easily my top contender for the dullest book ever written Avoid this book or preferably use its pages to dab up that drying paint on the fence you ve been meaning to redo for ages it ll provide entertainment

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