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Memoir: Trekker Girl Morocco Bound by Dawne Archer

December 20, 2018


When Dawne Archer discovered in her twenties that she had clots and a pulmonary embolism, she promised to make every effort to increase the public’s awareness of the dangers of thrombosis. Then her father died from a clot too and her resolve strengthened.

This memoir is about Dawne’s decision, with a close friend from her teenage years, to trek across part of the Moroccan Sahara to raise money for Thrombosis UK. It leads the reader through her painful efforts to get fit and her other fund raising ventures to the trek itself.  I have to say I admire her immensely, but I also think she was bonkers too…in the best possible way. Without spilling all the beans, Dawne had more than the usual challenges and they were tremendous as it was. She deserves immense kudos for accomplishing her goal.

The book is great fun to read. It romps along and the reader feels that s(he) is there with Dawne and her friend, experiencing every step with them. The descriptions of the desert are lovely and it made me want to do it too. I could see the beautiful sunsets, feel the searing heat and taste the dust. Just wonderful. It is very well written, and well edited with great natural dialogue. It is also informative about Thrombosis, so really useful as well. I enjoyed it very much and recommend it highly.

And just in case anyone is hesitating to buy, Dawne Archer is donating the proceeds of the book sales to Thrombosis UK. It is a hugely important cause!

The link to the book is here


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  1. Fran Macilvey permalink

    Thank you so much for this recommendation. I’m always on the look-out for good books! 🙂

    • It’s inspiring, fun, informative AND really well written, Fran. I really enjoyed it!

  2. Julie Watson permalink

    Sounds like a great read Val! Thanks for the recommendation.

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