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delightful and heartbreaking,
This review is from: Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Hardcover)
The star of this book, probably to her surprise, is the author's mother, 'Nicola Fuller of Central Africa' as she calls herself who had described Alexandra's previous work about her childhood as an 'Awful Book'. White settlers are not usually sympathetic figures but Nicola and her husband Tim have lived in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia and built succesful farms and businesses. They have survived war, the loss of three children and dispossession with courage and tenacity. I devoured the book in one sitting to find out what happened next but will go back and read it again more slowly and to enjoy Alexandra's writing.