When Robyn Scott was six years old her parents abruptly exchanged the tranquil pastures of New Zealand for a converted cowshed in the wilds of Botswana. Once there, Robyn and her siblings, mostly left to amuse themselves, grew up collecting snakes, canoeing with crocodiles and breaking in horses in the veld. In the shadow of one of Africa's worst AIDS crises, this moving, enchanting memoir is an extraordinary portrait of an unforgettable childhood.... pounced on all foreign cars, which were almost as recognisable by their age and make as by their number plate. ... In such company, it was quite something to stand outaa feat that Floss van Leeuwena#39;s shabby Bedford truck nonetheless accomplished with aplomb. ... spacious roads, its roar drowning all but the most chronically ill engines, the elephantine cream-coloured truck dwarfed everything else.
|Title||:||Twenty Chickens For A Saddle|
|Publisher||:||A&C Black - 2013-02-04|