Hippos, Hairpins and High Button Boots
- Travels in West Africa
- Narrated by: Philippa Urquhart
- Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 21-06-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Crimson Cats Audio Books
ADAPTER: Nick McCarty has been a professional writer for forty years and has written for television shows such as Bergerac, The Onedin Line, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Z-Cars and General Hospital. He has also scripted award-winning radio drama adaptations including A Tale of Two Cities, Dan Dare, Hard Times, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Dracula as well as many original plays for both the BBC and Commercial Radio.
READER: Philippa Urquhart has been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She has worked extensively in Repertory Theatres across England and Scotland, and has appeared in London's West End. Her many TV credits include Lillian Cartland in Tenko, and Miss Briggs in Vanity Fair, for the BBC. Films include Laughter In The Dark and Children Of Men. Her one woman show The Turn Of The Screw, adapted from the famous ghost story by Henry James, continues to tour successfully across the UK and worldwide.
MUSIC: The drums are played by children from the Kakua Primary School, Sierra Leone.
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By Julie on 02-04-15
A most enjoyable trek with a very real, and very wonderful woman living life to the fullest, and very much outside the boundaries of her time and gender. Truly inspiring, absolutely hilarious.
The narrator brought Ms. Kingsley's story to life perfectly, and was very good company along the way.