With 3 Kids, 15 Crates and a Husband
When Ann and Ziggy Patras uproot from England in 1980 and head off with their three young children to live and work in deepest Africa, they have no idea what they are letting themselves in for. While prepared for sunshine and storms 13º south of the equator, the Patras family are ill-equipped for much else.
Interspersed with snippets from Ann’s letters home, this crazy story describes encounters ranging from lizards to lions, servants to shopping shortages, and cockroaches to curfews.
Zambia, Africa, family life, expats, humour
Books by Ann Patras. Click on a book to see it on Amazon.
Books by Ann Patras
Into Africa: 3 kids, 13 crates and a husband
More Into Africa: 3 kids, some dogs and a husband
Much More Into Africa: kids, dogs, horses and a husband
Who is Ann Patras?
Ann Patras was born and raised in Burton upon Trent in the English Midlands. Ann has always had a lot of interaction with people, initially through her family’s busy corner grocery shop, then her parents’ popular pub and later through her own varied careers. She started her working life as a junior legal secretary and ended it as a gallery curator with lots of other stuff between, including a spell as police reservist!
After raising three kids, countless dogs and living in Africa for thirty-one years, Ann and Ziggy, over 45 years married, now live in Andalusia, Spain and have absolutely no intention of moving again.
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