Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm

Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm

By: Lauren St. John (author)Paperback

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A captivating and haunting memoir by celebrated children's author Lauren St John about her childhood spent in rural Africa. In 1978, during the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian War, 11-year-old Lauren St John moved with her family to Rainbow's End, and idyllic farm and game reserve on the banks of the Umfuli River. Obsessed with horses, pop stars and her pet giraffe, Lauren lived in an African paradise until the brutal murder of a school friend and the coming of independence forced her to confront the past - to realise that almost everything she'd believed about her country and her life had been a lie.

About Author

Lauren St John was born in Gatooma, Rhodesia, now Kadoma, Zimbabwe. At 11, she and her family moved to Rainbow's End farm and game reserve, the subject of her acclaimed memoir, and she grew up surrounded by animals, including eight horses, two warthogs and a pet giraffe. After nearly a decade as golf correspondent to The Sunday Times, followed by a sojourn in the US, riding the tour buses of alt. country stars like Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and the Dixie Chicks, she wrote the bestselling 'White Giraffe' series. 'Dead Man's Cove', the first in her new mystery series about 11-year-old detective, Laura Marlin, won the 2011 Blue Peter Favourite Story and Book of the Year Awards. Lauren's website is http://laurenstjohn.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780753829233
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780753829233
  • weight: 216
  • ISBN10: 0753829231

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