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Daisys Daughter Our Lives for Africa

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Ah, Africa! Adventure, love, animals and birds, snakes and crocodiles, pet warthogs and porcupines… hairy coconuts, the scents of spices and floral blooms… intrigue, hushed messages carried on the breeze… and the special indigenous peoples of this great continent. A true African saga, readers all over the world will fall in love with ‘Daisy’s Daughter, Our Lives for Africa’, by author, Heather Rooken-Smith. Starting with Heather and her husband Ian's British 1820 Settler Cape founding fathers, take an amazing journey with them through their lives in five diverse African countries – Kenya, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), war-torn Angola, South West Africa (Namibia), and Nelson Mandela’s Rainbow Nation of South Africa. Share with William (Ian’s father) some of his charming 1906 stories and poems… 'finding the land of milk and honey, a No-Man’s land teeming with game; the Rhino cow with a horn curved like a Turkish sword; a milk-white Antelope; Lions and their Occult Powers'. Read about a gun being in Heather’s hand almost as often as a baby’s bottle, the fear and anxiety of Mau Mau. Her climb to conquer Africa’s greatest mountain, Kilimanjaro, with its incredible ice-magic hidden like a secret in the belly of the volcano and the purest gift of silence as she gazed down across the African landscape from the crater’s rim high above. How Humpy Hornbill saved the lives of Ian, Heather, and their family in war-torn Angola where their toil had turned virgin African bush into a triumph of tobacco farming - their terror and heartache at having to abandon their animals and Angola fazenda to face the unknown on a stupendous convoy journey with thousands of others to seek safety as refugees in South West Africa (Namibia). From farming dairy and maize to deep-sea fishing in Kenya - marlin, sharks, seashells and corals, boats bobbing in Malindi Harbour and the mystique of Arab dhows sailing the Indian Ocean; World Wars I and II; and so much more, there’s a wealth of variety in Heather’s story, something for everyone. Intertwined with the happiness of everyday life, Ian and Heather encounter trials and tribulation, trauma, tragedy, drama and tranquillity, and a treasure of unforgettable moments and experiences in a much-loved Africa of yesteryear. In 2015, at the end of her journey, Heather finds peace in what used to be a war-zone in the far north of Namibia. Order your copy of ‘Daisy’s Daughter, Our Lives for Africa’ and enjoy a captivating read.

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Ah, Africa! Adventure, love, animals and birds, snakes and crocodiles, pet warthogs and porcupines… hairy coconuts, the scents of spices and floral blooms… intrigue, hushed messages carried on the breeze… and the special indigenous peoples of this great continent. A true African saga, readers all over the world will fall in love with ‘Daisy’s Daughter, Our Lives for Africa’, by author, Heather Rooken-Smith. Starting with Heather and her husband Ian's British 1820 Settler Cape founding fathers, take an amazing journey with them through their lives in five diverse African countries – Kenya, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), war-torn Angola, South West Africa (Namibia), and Nelson Mandela’s Rainbow Nation of South Africa. Share with William (Ian’s father) some of his charming 1906 stories and poems… 'finding the land of milk and honey, a No-Man’s land teeming with game; the Rhino cow with a horn curved like a Turkish sword; a milk-white Antelope; Lions and their Occult Powers'. Read about a gun being in Heather’s hand almost as often as a baby’s bottle, the fear and anxiety of Mau Mau. Her climb to conquer Africa’s greatest mountain, Kilimanjaro, with its incredible ice-magic hidden like a secret in the belly of the volcano and the purest gift of silence as she gazed down across the African landscape from the crater’s rim high above. How Humpy Hornbill saved the lives of Ian, Heather, and their family in war-torn Angola where their toil had turned virgin African bush into a triumph of tobacco farming - their terror and heartache at having to abandon their animals and Angola fazenda to face the unknown on a stupendous convoy journey with thousands of others to seek safety as refugees in South West Africa (Namibia). From farming dairy and maize to deep-sea fishing in Kenya - marlin, sharks, seashells and corals, boats bobbing in Malindi Harbour and the mystique of Arab dhows sailing the Indian Ocean; World Wars I and II; and so much more, there’s a wealth of variety in Heather’s story, something for everyone. Intertwined with the happiness of everyday life, Ian and Heather encounter trials and tribulation, trauma, tragedy, drama and tranquillity, and a treasure of unforgettable moments and experiences in a much-loved Africa of yesteryear. In 2015, at the end of her journey, Heather finds peace in what used to be a war-zone in the far north of Namibia. Order your copy of ‘Daisy’s Daughter, Our Lives for Africa’ and enjoy a captivating read.

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629

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