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Timbuktu: As far away as the Moon!

The Book Trunk 6 Jan 14

The Great Mosque of Djenné, in Timbuktu.

(Courtesy of Wikitravel) When I was a child Timbuktu was one of those mysterious places that seemed to exist only in the imagination, like El Dorado, or Shangri La, impossibly far away, a city lost in time, hidden in the heart of the African desert, and it’s an image which has always fascinated me. When Nina Sovich was young her father told her Timbuktu was ‘like the moon… a nowhere place, at the end of the…

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