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The Africa House: The True Story of an…

The Africa House: The True Story of an English Gentleman and His African… (1999)

by Christina Lamb

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A marvelous true story of an unexpected enterprise. The details of this life in Kenya are interesting. The writing is good. Well worth a read. ( )
  BridgitDavis | Apr 18, 2016 |
I bought this book because I spent the first fourteen years of my life in Zambia (Northern Rhodesia as it was then), and Stewart Gore Browne was a friend of my father's. As a small girl I visited Shiwa when Dad was up in that area surveying land for a client who wanted to build an hotel on the edge of the lake. The one thing I remember about him was that he was a very eccentric man who had an artificial leg. I can't say I enjoyed the book very much, there were one or two factual errors which put me off, and the author seemed to have very preconceived ideas of what life in that country was like. Even so, very little is written about that part of Africa so almost anything is better than nothing. ( )
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