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A Brilliant and Sensitive write
on 8 October 2017
I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I started reading this book. I was quite impressed that an American author could so accurately write as if he were a ‘terribly English’ servant of an aristocrat, whose aim in life had always been to serve and protect his master. It reminded me of ‘Jeeves and Wooster’, for Charlie is obviously far more intelligent and resourceful than his master but still served him diligently. That is, until he finds himself in a situation in Africa that completely removes him from his master. Now, he discovers there is more to life than being a servant. He finds love and learns about the precarious life of the Maasi and other African tribes.
Although essentially a story about discovery of other cultures and the joy of love, the author skilfully displays the horrors of the slave trade. This is a story that will make you giggle but will also pull your heart strings and make you ache for all those unknown people who suffered so much.
A brilliantly written and sensitive write from an author who has researched thoroughly but can also touch the heart with his portrayal of a man who has never known such a woman existed and couldn’t help but become devoted to her.