In 1967 Elizabeth travelled to Ethiopia where she met Emperor Haile Selassie, was arrested for a murder she didn’t commit, went to the fabled city of Lalibela and hitched a ride across the desert. Since then Elizabeth has become a hugely successful writer for children and young adults. But she hankered after Ethiopia and returned in the 1990s to collect folk tales. Interspersed with these remarkable stories is an account of a wonderful journey and The Lure of the Honeybird is – as ever - beautifully written.
Chaired by Eleanor Updale.
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