The Africa House : the true story of an Englishman and his African dream (revised edition 2004)

Author(s): Christina Lamb


Christina Lamb's best selling account of this fascinating and complicated man - a colonialist who beat his servants yet supported independence, a stiff Englishman with deep passions - is a master piece of biographical storytelling. It is a tale of fantasies made real, tragedy endured and life long love. First published 1999; this revised edition 2004.


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Shortlisted for Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2000.

Christina Lamb is an award-winning journalist who, since graduating from Oxford twelve years ago, has lived overseas as a correspondent for the Financial Times in Pakistan and Brazil, a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and correspondent for the Sunday Times in South Africa. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, she is an inveterate traveller. Her previous book, Waiting for Allah: Pakistan's Struggle for Democracy, was published by Hamish Hamilton and Penguin. She is currently Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Sunday Times and lives with her husband and young son in London and Portugal.

General Fields

  • : 9780140268348
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.305
  • : May 2000
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christina Lamb
  • : Paperback
  • : 968.9402092
  • : 416
  • : illustrations