Angel in a Thorn Bush

Angel in a Thorn Bush

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by Rob Fynn
     
 

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Walk with an African adventurer, whose ancestors arrive in Cape Town when Napoleon is conquering Europe. Befriending Shaka, chief of the Zulu, they settle in Rhodesia, today's Zimbabwe.

Deep insights and experience of living and fighting for survival through Colonial occupation to Nationalist 'free' Africa today. An extraordinary continent, that excites,

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Walk with an African adventurer, whose ancestors arrive in Cape Town when Napoleon is conquering Europe. Befriending Shaka, chief of the Zulu, they settle in Rhodesia, today's Zimbabwe.

Deep insights and experience of living and fighting for survival through Colonial occupation to Nationalist 'free' Africa today. An extraordinary continent, that excites, inspires and baffles.

Living in the beautiful, remote Zambezi valley through the country's 'freedom fighter' war, Rob and wife, Sandy, pioneer a big Safari lodge in Zimbabwe - Fothergill Island on Lake Kariba - raising their family of three daughters there.

Laugh, cry, and discover in escapades that stretch the imagination, where 'doing your thing' isn't always plain sailing. Huge challenges. Meet with the Creator of the awesome wilderness, in a worldwhere nothing is ever the same, where angels dare to walk, and thorn bushes entangle.

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ISBN-13:
9781477246825
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Angel in a Thorn Bush 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
GreerNoble More than 1 year ago
Angel in a Thorn Bush is a superbly documented story of "life-changing" experiences in often hostile territories and at the mercy of nature's severest elements. The adventures, explorations and struggles of this spirited and courageous young man have been superbly documented (as are the remarkable 'arrival in Africa' of his ancestors before him), with extraordinary attention to detail. From flying an antiquated Tiger Moth in stormy weather, over England's cloud covered counties, without instruments; across moody, mountainous seas aboard an old Icelandic fishing trawler; to the blinding icy glare of Iceland's forbidding climate and employment laws; to the diverse intensity of the parched Sahara desert and arid, Ethiopian plains, mesmerised by hazy illusions rippling across the cracked escarpments; to his unbelievably incredible wildlife encounters, mainly in the then Rhodesia, the country of his birth. Not even the author's stint in the Royal Navy could have prepared him for the incredible hardships of this epic journey. Yet he and his brother bravely forged their way through obstacle after obstacle and over the most precipitous of Africa's terrain where no man had ventured before them. Whether you're thinking of making such a trip or, as in most cases, never being able to undertake such a monumental expedition (more particularly now, in the light of the present day war-torn areas in question), these memoirs are a must read. Told with the same determination, enthusiasm and sensitivity as portrayed in the exploration itself, it's first-hand knowledge base alone carries invaluable weight.. the interjections of wit and humour peculiar to the Rhodesia of old, so infectious, it causes one to laugh our loud! I can strongly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rob Fynn’s account of his life is laced with both wit and humor while being honest to the point of self-deprecation. I heartily recommend this book. The story of his first 67 years is chock-full of adventure, excitement, drama, terror, frustration, and grief. By Diana M. Hawkins, author of novel, Shadows along the Zambezi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fortune favours the brave, and frequently forgives the foolish, but not forever! 10 Jan 2013 By David Wheeler I decided to read this book, because I come from a similar background to Rob Fynn. We were at school together in Rhodesia, (now Zimbabwe). First of all let me say that 'Angel in a Thornbush' is very, very readable. He recounts his very considerable adventures in a low-key and humorous fashion, and he has certainly had some adventures. His trip down through Africa with his cousin in a Landrover says much for their courage and foolhardiness, (in my opinion), and almost more for the Landrover, which took and survived more abuse than would normally be believable. If you are a Landrover fan, this is a must. The book covers a wide range of subjects, adventures and experiences, and he jumps seamlessly from one to another. That said, it cannot fail to hold your attention. I laughed out loud at many of the stories, and wept over others. I would recommend this book to anyone who has had a boring life, just to discover what is out there for the adventurous. I would also recommend it to the adventurous mainly as a challenge. I thought that I was adventurous until I read Rob's account! Cat's are reputed to have nine lives. Rob exhausted those early in life, and lives to tell the tale . . . just!
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Spreads her legs wide,and tells Thorn,"Mount me."