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The engaging details evoke that period very well and this is a gripping account for anybody who was there.
One thing that I hope to pass on to my kids is the love of animals, and how to survive without all the time spend in front of the TV and computers and be a real kid.
I lived for several years in South Africa, and when I read this book, I was transported back in time to the place I was happiest.
Lauren St. John grew up in Rhodesia at the height of the civil war. Her memories of this time period are mostly good, including riding horses with her father, playing with the many... Read morePublished 8 months ago by P. Newhart
Some time ago I read The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John and then read her books in The Legend of The Animal Healers series. These books are written for children aged 6 - 8 years. Read morePublished 12 months ago by book lover
Did not read any further than a total of 40 pages. Gave two stars because I did not want to be unfair to the author. Some love this I did not.Published 17 months ago by Skye
This is an enjoyable memoir that encapsulates what life was all about for Rhodesians in the 70's and 80's. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ferro
In some ways I found the story hard to believe. That was because I didn't want to believe that people could be so cruel to each other. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Barbii
Lauren St John is a very talented writer. Her memoirs are vivid and well told, holding the reader's attention and letting her humanity show through in a most captivating way. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Domizia
The joys, fears, tragedy, humour, ironies and beauty of growing up in the political uncertainties and tangible violence of Southern Africa in the 1970`s and 1980`s was well told.Published 22 months ago by Marian Cooke
What an exciting, adventure filled childhood the author led - the stuff books are made of .... Like an African version of an Enid Blyton story book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by MandyKay