The bestsellers are coming thick and fast this summer! Our latest, and not for the first time, is Ann Patras’s hilarious memoir, Into Africa. Currently it’s #1 in Africa, #2 in Africa>General and #64 in Travellers and Explorers. Well done, Ann!
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.