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In the second book of the series, Lucinda recounts more quite unbelievable tales from behind the television cameras. She meets Nelson Mandela, spends time with the Bushmen and travels the length and breadth of South Africa. Her stories are both hilarious and heartbreaking, revealing the truth about what goes on in the media. There's a house that vanishes, a ram with an identity problem, a hospital patient abandoned in a stranger's living room and a film starring a dead rat.
Her skill is not in telling extraordinary tales but in making often ordinary real life stories come to life and it is in the smaller details of each story that I often found myself most enthralled. I cannot recommend this book and indeed the previous one highly enough. If your next book purchase is from the pen of Lucinda E Clarke you will have made a wise decision indeed.
A continuation of the author's experiences in the media industry, this book is equally entertaining as the first. How Lucinda kept her sense of humour with some of the things she dealt with is a mystery. A well written and very enlightening read.
I'd prefer to read Lucinda E Clarke's stories of Africa than one of those officials travel books that does not allow you to get close up, close in, to the real Africa, its people and the dreams, laws and superstitions that govern them.
This book will pull you deep inside the heart and soul of Africa. Written in a graceful and flowing style you will find yourself entranced by the setting and the expanse of the land. I have read several of Ms. Clarke's novels, none dissapoint, this one especially.