I used to smuggle roadkill into the house despite my mother's preference for flowers.
Jane Wilson-Howarth mother, GP, author and zoologist, is an authority on travel health. She has lived in the East for long enough to be able to say diarrhoea in nine Asian languages. So far A NOVEL AND five of her NON-FICTION books have been published as well as innumerable articles.
A Glimpse of Eternal Snows
How to Shit Around the World
The Essential Guide to Travel Health
Lemurs of the Lost World
Your Child Abroad: a travel health guide
Nothing's a Given - Nothing's a given, it seems, here in Nepal,...
Tuesday 07 Nov 2017
photography - Even urban Kathmandu is photogenic
Tuesday 31 Oct 2017
Early risers - things start early in Nepal - the diurnal rhyth...
Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
Radio Cambridgeshire - 30 mins of chat on Nepal, writing and othe...
Friday 15 Sep 2017
Chasing the Tiger - Working hard to alert everyone to my new b...
Wednesday 13 Sep 2017
Cambridge 105 - A radio interview pre-recorded in June wil...
Tuesday 20 Jun 2017
"Sunburn, tummy ache, jellyfish, vampire bats and assassin bugs - they're all in here, along with comprehensive advice on first aid, what to pack in a medical kit and how to ask basic questions in five languages. Whether you are off to Amsterdam or the Amazon, this is the perfect family health companion"
Indispensable for parents traveling with children This book is so informative and so interesting, it is absolutely mandatory for parents traveling with children in areas of the world where there are health issues beyond your experience. There is a prodigious amount of up-to-date and accessible information packed into this volume--and it's the kind of book that you want to read from cover to cover, even the parts less relevant to your needs. My husband and I recently returned from a six-month sojourn in Thailand, Laos and Burma with our four children (aged 7, 5, 3 and 1). We carried this book as part of our medical kit, and it was invaluable in preparing that medical kit and also in helping to plan our trip itinerary (i.e., the book convinced us that malaria was the one nonnegotiable health issue). Memorable anecdotes from expatriate and traveling families pepper the book. There's nothing else like this out there.
Reading 'A Glimpse of Eternal Snows' you can almost smell the spicy samosas and feel the dusty heat-haze of the Rajapur bazaar in the western terai of Nepal where Jane, a zoologist and GP, spent almost three years living with her husband and two (and then 3) small children. But more beautiful than the vivid descriptions of Nepal at its most primitive is the story of their second son, David. David was born with multiple medical problems and when they realise that endless medical tests and treatment are doing nothing for David's quality of life, Jane and husband Simon make the difficult but courageous decision to take David away from the doctors and return to Nepal where they can enjoy their short time with him and where he is seen simply for what he is: a beautiful, happy baby boy.