n Historia - Mystery, intrigue and insight in pursuit of the Chobona
The Side of the Sun at Noon: A Quest, Hazel Crampton : book review

Volume 59, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



is an engrossing tale delivered by a skilful hand at bringing history to life. Hazel Crampton has followed up her first full length book, (2004), with an equally compelling narrative; a quest (and a seemingly plausible discovery) in pursuit of the Chobona. In the process, Crampton has produced a history book that reads like a detective novel. The work is "un academic" in its presentation and style, and so enjoyable to read, that one could be forgiven for thinking that it is more a project in literary intrigue than historical inquiry. The 130 pages of endnotes and references at the back of the book suggest otherwise and bear testament to the extensive research on which the volume is based.

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