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Africa House: The True Story of an English Gentleman and His African Dream. Revised Edition

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It is 1912 in Africa, and a rich young man goes to Northern Rhodesia and creates an idyllic English style of life. But life changes with the political scene in the 1960s and 70s and tragedy hits the family.
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A book about Africa, with strong elements of Kuki Gallmann's "I dreamed of Africa", combined with the same spirit as Philip Marsden's "The Bronsky House". It is the story of a lost world and lost time in Africa. In 1912, a rich young man goes to Northern Rhodesia and builds a most magnificent house in the middle of nowhere on the edge of a lake. He builds this mansion in 2000 acres of land, and eventually has 10,000 employees.;Here, he creates a totally British style of living in the form of libraries, billiard rooms, and cocktail parties. Life changes with the political scene in the 1960s and 70s as tragedy hits the family. The home is abandoned overnight. the author, with the founders' grandson. drove for nine hours north of Lenaka and found the crumbling mansion. This is the story of the family and their home.

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Book Condition N/A
SKU 9780140268348
Author Lamb, Christina
Dimensions 198mm x 128mm
Format Softcover
Pages 416
Published Date 1 Jun 2000
Publisher Penguin Books
Language English
Genre Biography
Series N/A