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Peter Comley Tells the Story of His Faithful Safari Companion, the Small Dog with a Big Heart, Django

DjangoJonathan Ball Publishers presents Django by Peter Comley:

A small dog with a big heart, Django was named after a hero of the Wild West when as a six-week-old pup he taught the local bully a lesson. After a narrow escape from the life of a pampered lapdog, as safari operator Peter Comley’s faithful companion he had the Okavango Delta at his feet, though he was equally happy to view life from a seat at the bar of the Duck Inn.

Django travelled southern Africa’s wildest and most picturesque areas, nose to the ground, head out of the car window, or sometimes tactfully concealed from head to tail in the handbag of Peter’s wife Salome. To this pint-sized but charismatic character elephants were equals: his courage and understanding of the wild saved the lives of a number of his human companions, sometimes more than once.

Django is an entertaining safari from Botswana to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, crossing the Okavango Delta, going hunting with Kalahari Bushmen, and exploring the Namib Desert, Victoria Falls and the wilds of the Zambezi.

Ever since Jock of the Bushveld was first published, stories about man’s best friend in the wild have entranced and entertained both locals and international visitors alike. Django promises to do the same.

About the author

Peter Comley’s thirty years as a professional guide has led to many humorous and sometimes startlingly perilous incidents in some of the remotest places in Africa. Acknowledged as one of the Dark Continent’s leading guides, Peter, when he is not leading safaris, can generally be found in one or other secluded paradise, writing books and articles on travel and wildlife.

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