Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

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  • Edition: Large
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-26
  • Publisher: Christian Large Print

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In this sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller returns to the story of her unforgettable family: the Happy Valley-era Africa of her mother's childhood, the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war-torn Africa of her own childhood. We see Nicola and Tim Fuller in their honey-moon period, when east Africa lies before them with all its promise, even as the British Empire wanes. But in short order, an accumulation of mishaps and tragedies bump up against history until the couple finds themselves in a world they hardly recognize. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Cast of Main Charactersp. 9
Nicola Fuller of Central Africa Learns to Flyp. 17
Nicola Huntingford Is Bornp. 30
Nicola Fuller and the Fancy Dress Partiesp. 49
Roger Huntingford's Warp. 72
Nicola Huntingford Learns to Ridep. 87
Nicola Fuller of Central Africa Goes to Her High School Reunionp. 104
Nicola Huntingford, the Afrikaner and the Perfect Horsep. 124
Nicola Huntingford and the Mau Maup. 143
Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abodep. 167
Nicola Fuller and the Perfect Housep. 186
Nicola Fuller in Rhodesia: Round Onep. 205
Nicola Fuller in Englandp. 224
Nicola Fuller in Rhodesia: Round Twop. 238
Oliviap. 261
Nicola Fuller and the End of Rhodesiap. 280
Nicola Fuller of Central Africa and the Tree of Forgetfulnessp. 301
Nicola Fuller of Central Africa at Homep. 327
Acknowledgmentsp. 341
Appendix: Nicola Fuller of Central Africa: The Soundtrackp. 345
Glossary: A Guide to Unusual or Foreign Words and Phrasesp. 347
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