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 Post subject: Don't run whatever you do
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:50 pm 
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hi there is a book by Peter Allison which I have read and LOVED it I can highly recommend it...I know there is also a book called Whatever you do,don't run.Also a good book but not the one I am referin to

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Good book - just finished it - found myself wondering how come I am stuck behind a desk all day? Made me wish I had chosen a career in the bush too!!!

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i have finished it!!!!!!!!! it is a really nice book and all wildlife lovers will love it!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Don't run whatever you do
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I just finished this book. Very. Enjoyable. Read!!

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 Post subject: Re: Don't run whatever you do
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It really is a great read. :)

From the Back Cover
Whatever You Do, Don’t Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world’s most unpredictable animals—herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

Join Allison as he faces down charging lions—twice; searches for a drunk, half-naked tourist who happens to be a member of the British royal family; drives a Land Rover full of tourists into a lagoon full of hippos; and adopts the most ­vicious animal in Africa as his “pet.” Full of lively humor and a genuine love and respect for Botswana and its rich wildlife, Whatever You Do, Don’t Run takes you to where the wild things are and introduces you to a place where every day is a new adventure!

In 1994 Peter Allison set off for a year-long stay in Africa. More than a dozen years and hundreds of adventures later, he’s still leading safaris and collecting stories. Allison’s safaris have been ­featured in National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures.

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 Post subject: Re: Don't run whatever you do
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:35 pm 
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It really is an awesome book!
Have read quite a few books from several game rangers/guides but this was definately one of the best.
One reason is the great humour of it!

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 Post subject: Re: Don't run whatever you do
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 Post subject: Re: Don't run whatever you do
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And Peter allison new one is now out:

Don't look behind you, but..

Another excellent read full of humour as was the first one but with a little more of his life thrown in.

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 Post subject: Re: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T RUN
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:18 pm 
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:hmz: I thought Peter Allison wrote this book


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 Post subject: Re: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T RUN
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:59 am 
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In SA and UK the book by Peter Allison that you are refering to is called 'Don't run, whatever you do' but for the rest of the world it is 'Whatever you do. Don't run', something to do with copyright and publishing restrictions i pressume. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T RUN
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Peter Allison wrote another book called "Don't look Behind You!",
ISBN-Nr. 978 - 1599214696 :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T RUN
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:44 am 
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Peter Allison has two books out, depending on where you buy it his first one was "Whatever you do, don't run" and his second as pointed out by Kamadejo is "Don't look behind you, but"

Both are an excellent read.

The book in discussion here though, I bought in SA last year and it was an excellent read - I especially enjoyed the factual snippets interspersed through the book.

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 Post subject: Re: Don't run whatever you do
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I loved this book- made me contemplate a career change :)


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