I am a huge Peter Rimmer fan and have been since discovering this remarkable author. I own and have read all the books currently available including the last one Second Beach. Having been born in South Africa and grown up in Northern Rhodesia in the 1950s I can appreciate how astute he was and what an extraordinary understanding he had of the politics of the time and nature of the inhabitants both black and white. He wove fascinating tales arounnd the many and varied characters in his novels.
I cannot wait for more of his great books to be released.
I love it when Peter Rimmer takes us to Africa with its raw beauty and life. However, when he takes us back to London with its false beauty and pride, I feel sad and at times quite bored. For me this book dwelt too much on London; but I think that is the author's aim. His love of the wild Africa and nature and dislike of "civilization" is clear.
The whole series is so true to life. I still have family in Africa and nearly farmed there in the '60's, except that I came to Australia. Peter has given the perspective of both indigenous as well as the European settlers both old and new. His Cry of the Fish Eagle is also excellent. I shall work my way through all of his books nad expect to enjoy them all. Ann and Peter Olsen
Another excellent read from Peter. Intriguing situations and some stories left open ended and leaving the reader to wonder or make some assumptions. Looking forward to the next in the series to see how some of these open ended stories may conclude. Thank you for keeping Peter's memory alive with the release of the rest of his volumes.