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‘The date etched on the heavy oak front door was 1923, but the house looked much older, its slop­ing tiled roof and arched ter­races bat­tered by the African sun and rains. A mag­nif­i­cent three-storey pink-bricked man­sion, with a tower in the cen­tre, a red tiled roof, and line of el­e­gant arches sup­port­ing a first-floor ter­race from which a Union Jack flut­tered limply … All so com­pletely un­ex­pected and out of place in this re­mote corner of the African bush. Surely, only a mad­man or a mega­lo­ma­niac could have built such a place.’

CHRISTINA LAMB

THE AFRICA HOUSE (1999)

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