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Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness

Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness tells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children - a girl and a boy. However, life became increasingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Nicola Fuller; Alexandra Fuller; Alexandra Fuller; Alexandra Fuller; Nicola Fuller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Fuller
ISBN: 0857201271 9780857201270 9780857201287 085720128X 9781849832960 184983296X
OCLC Number: 694228166
Description: 238 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Alexandra Fuller.

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