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on 13 February 2017
Bought this purely on the basis that I really enjoyed "Farewell Kabul" by the same author.
Recently I've typically been Nordic Noire books but thought I'd give this a go and am I glad I did.
A wonderful story of a remarkable old school Englishman and how he created a little bit of England in Northern Rhodesia.
Whilst Browne was prone to outbursts and ill treatment of the natives, he undoubtedly had their interests at heart and was a very generous man doing so much for the locals.
His personal life was strange with him marrying the daughter of the one woman he really loved (apart from his aunt). Don't wish to give away the story so will say no more on how that worked out.
A truely remarkable story spanning over eighty years, the quote that summed up Gore-Browne was attributed to Kenneth Kaunda, "his vision saved us from a bloodbath"