Rainbow's End

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

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A deeply affecting memoir of life in Rhodesia / Zimbabwe in the 1970s and 1980s, evoking the author's coming of age alongside the final, brutal years of civil war and the country's political transition during the early years of independence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 201 x 20mm | 208g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141024607
  • 9780141024608
  • 934,506

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Lovingly recalled ... St John powerfully conveys the implosion of her moral world, her complex disillusionment and her hard decision to leave this snake-rich Eden {Zimbabwe] * Sunday Times * Highly evocative ... a world of striking colours and childhood experiences ... a beautifully written book * Daily Express * Engrossing ... wonderfully told in a haunting, lyrical prose, full of pathos and humour * Irish Independent * St John's disarming frankness triumphs * Financial Times * Astonishingly evocative and wonderfully well written. It has two other qualities - humour and a lack of pretension... Rainbow's End is precise, evocative and funny * Daily Mail * A most generous and wise book.' Lisa Fugard, author of Skinner's Drift Lovingly recalled ... St John powerfully conveys the implosion of her moral world, her complex disillusionment and her hard decision to leave this snake-rich Eden {Zimbabwe] * Sunday Times * Highly evocative ... a world of striking colours and childhood experiences ... a beautifully written book * Daily Express * Engrossing ... wonderfully told in a haunting, lyrical prose, full of pathos and humour * Irish Independent * St John's disarming frankness triumphs * Financial Times * Astonishingly evocative and wonderfully well written. It has two other qualities - humour and a lack of pretension... Rainbow's End is precise, evocative and funny * Daily Mail * A most generous and wise book.' Lisa Fugard, author of Skinner's Drift
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About Lauren St. John

Lauren St John was born in Zimbabwe in 1966. She studied journalism in Africa before settling in the UK in 1987, where she worked initially for the Sunday Times. She is the author of several highly acclaimed books on music and sport, including Out of Bounds which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and her first children's novel, The White Giraffe, was published in 2006.
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4 38% (361)
3 24% (233)
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