Picador, 1998 - 254

The internationally acclaimed account of Robyn Davidsons epic journey across seventeen thousand miles of Australian desert and bush with four camels and a dog.

A strong, salty fresh book by an original and individual young woman . . . This will rank among the best of the books of exploration and travel and, like them, is a record of self-discovery and self-proving Doris Lessing

As eccentric, undisciplined, flashily brilliant and pig-headed as its author . . . Ms Davidson is a born writer, her book deeply moving Daily Telegraph

An absorbing record of human endeavour and courage, a vivid picture of an extraordinary country by a perspective and sensitive observer, and the story of an inner journey, of shedding burdens Sydney Morning Herald

It gets to the heart of landscape and solitude and becomes a venture to the interior of more than one dimension as its author approaches the hinterland of her own thorny psyche Observer