The Khaki Boer
This is a continuation of the love story begun in the author’s previous novel, The Tame Khaki, in which the twenty-year-old Jack Whitelaw set off from his home in Dorset to fight the Boers in the southern tip of Africa. Wounded, he’s taken to a Ladysmith hospital, where ...
The Eastern Cape has few cities and large swathes of rural farmland and scrubby bush. For some reason, the area seems to draw eccentrics into it, or breed eccentricity into the locals. In these sun-baked hills and pineapple farm valleys, and in the quaint sleepy towns dotted around the map, ...
The Lucky Bean Tree
This is a tongue-in-cheek, often hilarious account of the dysfunctional lives of a group of expatriates in fictional Zimbabwe. Stella, the central character, wonders if she is the Scarlett O’Hara of Africa, as she juggles with her various roles as hostess, fashion designer, lover, secret agent and spy.
It was a fiercely entertaining vibe. Too much booze. Too many guests and too much fun. Loud music. Good food. I still call it the mother of all parties! He reached out and pulled me closer. I did not resist. His fingertips sinking into my flesh, I felt the pressure ...
The Hungry Soul
Every morning, Julia leaves her stately home, to run the same tree-lined route, around her seemingly perfect neighbourhood, as a routine of her seemingly perfect life.
Beautiful and gracious, she appears to have it all.