Adventure is out there

The Bedford MW story recounted in Blind White Fish in Persia was the first of many interesting journeys by land and sea for its author, Anthony Smith, writes John Carroll

Title: Blind White Fish in Persia Author: Anthony Smith Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Year: 1953

ISBN: 0-14-009596-9 (1990 Penguin edition)

Language: English Binding: Hardback Pages: 235

Size: 145x220mm (5.75x8.75in)

Price: £25+ (original edition) www.amazon.co.uk

Blind White Fish in Persia was originally published in 1953 by George Allen and Unwin.

In the last few years, the 1955-1956 Land Rover overland expedition from London to Singapore, known as the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition, has become widely discussed, partly due to the recent repatriation of one of the expedition's vehicles from Ascension Island. Over the years, interest has been sustained by various editions of the erudite account of the trip entitled First Overland by Tim Slessor, whereas earlier expeditions are less well-known. One of these was the Oxford University expedition to Persia (now the Islamic Republic of Iran) in 1950, before the Land Rover's ubiquity.

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