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Rainbow's End : a memoir of childhood, war & an African farm

Author: Lauren St John
Publisher: London ; Johannesburg : Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a story about a paradise lost ... About an African dream that began with a murder ..." "In 1978, in the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian civil war, eleven-year-old Lauren St John moves with her family to Rainbow's End, a wild, beautiful farm and game reserve set on the banks of a slowflowing river. The house has been the scene of a horrific attack by guerrillas, and when Lauren's family settles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
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Named Person: Lauren St John; Lauren St John
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren St John
ISBN: 9780241143841 0241143845 9780241143360 0241143365 9780141024608 0141024607
OCLC Number: 213300520
Description: xix, 277 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lauren St John.

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'Rainbow's End farm was a heavenly garden soaked in blood, or a fool's paradise, depending on how you looked at it.' This memoir describes growing up on an African farm during the 'Rhodesian Bush  Read more...

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Lovingly recalled ... St John powerfully conveys the implosion of her moral world, her complex disillusionment and her hard decision to leave this snake-rich Eden {Zimbabwe] * Sunday Times * Highly Read more...

 
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