The Beauty and the Beasts

eBook (PDF), 250 Pages
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This book recalls the memories of a young English businessman, who was not in the least interested in working in Africa, however the Corporation believed that his experience of working in a rough tough and hard to bluff industry made him the perfect candidate for the position in Nairobi, Kenya and they offered him a package that he could only imagine in his wildest dreams and the opportunity to move from a cold and wet English climate. With no more than a good gut feeling, he accepted the position little knowing that the decision he had just made, would change his life forever. This fast paced easy to read book, takes the reader through the complete lifecycle of an expatriate living and working in Nairobi, from the excitement of getting to know a new country, to falling totally in love with it, and finally to the point where daily life-threatening situations bought him to realise that if he did not leave on an aeroplane seat, he would soon leave in a wooden box.
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  • By suzihoey
    Sep 4, 2011
    Abolutely fascinating!I can't beleive the author is still alive! The book is very easy to get into - you're hooked after the first couple of pages. It's fast paced and packed with really vivid, amazing memories of life as an expat. There's no 'padding' or boring bits and therefore it's very difficult to put down. Some recollections are very funny, some shocking and some really make you think. If you've ever spent any time in Nairobi you'll instantly be able to relate to the atmosphere and the ever present feeling of danger in the city and then there's the complete contrast with the more gentle expat lifestyle of mansions, servants and G&T's on the veranda. The author obviously has a love of Kenya, it's people and particularly it's wildlife which shines through despite the many horrific incidents that have happened to him, and around him. A really interesting an eye-opening read and I would highly recommend.
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September 27, 2011
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