Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

  • by Alexandra Fuller
  • Narrated by Bianca Amato
  • 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alexandra Fuller won worldwide attention, popular acclaim, and critical accolades for her memoir of her childhood in Africa, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. This engaging follow-up explores Fuller’s parents’ childhoods and charts the trajectories of their lives through all the British couple’s experiences in war-torn Africa.
Fuller braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley-era Africa of her mother's childhood; the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war- torn Africa of her own childhood. At its heart, this is the story of Fuller's mother, Nicola. Born on the Scottish Isle of Skye and raised in Kenya, Nicola holds dear the kinds of values most likely to get you hurt or killed in Africa: loyalty to blood, passion for land, and a holy belief in the restorative power of all animals. Fuller interviewed her mother at length and has captured her inimitable voice with remarkable precision. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is as funny, terrifying, exotic, and unselfconscious as Nicola herself.

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Excellent tale of Africa

Great listen and would recommend to others interested hearing about family life in the bush for expats in a time of

Good narrative

Good storyline

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- Laulan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-08-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books