Travels with a Primate Paperback

Around the World with Robert Runcie

by Terry Waite

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A travelogue that appeals to fans of Bill Bryson, Terry Waite tells his stories of accompanying Robert Runcie on his journey around the world, 

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Travels with a Primate

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  • Looking for a fun, witty and entertaining read?
  • A tale of friendship and faith, discover the unique story of Robert Runcie and Terry Waite
  • A fun read for fans of Bill Bryson and Jeff Lucas
'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.

Travels with a Primate by Terry Waite was published by SPCK in February 2019 and is our 817th best seller. The ISBN for Travels with a Primate is 9780281080564.

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  1. The Rainmaker
  2. North of the Border
  3. VIP treatment 
  4. The hog farm
  5. A private dinner at the Ritz
  6. The Archmobile
  7. Questions about bears
  8. Dining down under
  9. Through a glass darkly 
  10. Paper tigers 
  11. A mild despotism 
  12. African ecumenism 
  13. A papal address 
  14. A couple of koalas
  15. Home and away
  16. A bit of squash 
  17. All at sea
  18. Dr Runcie, I presume? 



Details for Travels with a Primate

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (February 2019)
Number of Pages220
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width139 mm
Product Code4792163
Page last updated 21st March 2019
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