Fiction set in Africa

Peter’s Africa Novel Collection.

This is a selection of fiction books set in Africa, written between 1896 and 2016. So if you want a explore how things changed over the century, then this is a good starting point. If you are interested in any book, please contact me at caro@caroayre.co.uk and give me the reference number.

“Alexandri, Maya”, THE CELEBRATION HUSBAND, TSL Publications, UK 2015, 1st, 6 x 8.5, 307, Orig. pictorial card., New, Ref 8164, £12.00

“Alfieri, Annamaria”, STRANGE GODS – A Mystery, Minotaur Books, New York, 2014, 1st, 6 x 8.5, 274,  Orig. yellow cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, New, Ref 8207, £25.00

“Baldwin, May”, KENYA KIDDIES – A Story of Settlers’ Children in East Africa, W & R Chambers, London, 1920s, “5.25 x 7.5, 500”, 284, 4 by Nina K. Brisley, Orig. red cloth, “Head and tail of spine bumped, some light spotting O/W V. Good”, Early fictional account of childrens’ life in Kenya, Ref 4711, £20.00

“Baldwin, May”, KENYA KIDDIES – A Story of Settlers’ Children in East Africa, J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1920s, 1st US, “5.25 x 7.5, 500”, 284, 4 by Nina K. Brisley, Orig. red cloth, “endpapers browned, O/W V. Good”, Early fictional account of childrens’ life in Kenya, Ref 6897, £20.00

“Ballantyne, R. M.”, BLACK IVORY – Among the Slavers of East Africa, James Nisbet & Co., London, nd c. 1900, 5.25 x 8, vi + 410 + 33 Ads, several B/W, Orig. gilt decorated purple cloth, “tear to top of spine, inscription inside cover, O/W V. Good”, Fiction, Ref7658, £15.00

“Ballantyne, R. M.”, THE GORILLA HUNTERS, Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, nd, 5 x 7.5, 224, 4 Colour, Orig. dec.green cloth, “Endpapers darkened, slight wrinkle to covers, O/W V. Good”, Fiction. Ref7707, £5.00

“Barnes, James”, RIFLE AND CARAVAN or Two Boys in East Africa, D. Appleton & Co, New York and London, 1912, 1st, 5.25 x 7.75, 326, 4 colour plates, Orig. brown and orange pictorial cloth, V. Good, Fiction – adventure story for boys, Ref 5257, £20.00

“Barnes, Simon”, ROGUE LION SAFARIS, Harper Collins, London, 1997, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 500”, 248,  Orig. black cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 4109, £15.00

“Beale, Nora St. John”, THE HAZELBYS IN KENYA, George G. Harrap, London, 1935, 1st, “5.75 x 8, 500”, 256, 5, 1, Orig. brown decorated cloth, “some foxing to prelims and eps, O/W V. Good”, Novel. The author’s family were early settlers in Timau.,Ref 5387, £30.00

“Beale, Nora St. John”, FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE HAZELBYS, George G. Harrap, London, 1940, 1st, “5.5 x 8, 400”, 255, colour frontis. + 4 B/W drawings, Orig. blue dec. cloth with rather tatty pictorial dust-jacket, “inscribed by the author, V. Good”, Novel for children set in Kenya – the author lived in the Nanyuki/Timau area, Ref 6074, £45.00

“Beale, Nora St. John”, FLAME AND WIND, Leonard Parsons, London, 1926, 1st, 5 x 7.75, 320,  Orig. maroon cloth, “spine faded, O/W V. Good”, Novel, Ref 7130, £35.00

“Beale, Nora St. John”, MUSTARD AND CRESS, Leonard Parsons, London, 1924, 1st, 5 x 7.75, 319,  Orig. blue cloth with tatty pictorial dust-jacket, “bumping to spine and covers, some foxing throughout, O/W Good”, Fiction, Ref 7211, £35.00

“Beale, Nora St. John”, FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE HAZELBYS, George G. Harrap, London, 1940, 1st, “5.5 x 8, 400”, 255, colour frontis. + 4 B/W drawings, Orig. blue dec. cloth, “cloth stained, O/W V. Good”, Novel for children set in Kenya – the author lived in the Nanyuki/Timau area, Ref 7250, £33.00

“Beale, Nora St. John”, THE HAZELBYS IN KENYA, George G. Harrap, London, 1935, 1st, “5.75 x 8, 500”, 256, 5, 1, Orig. brown decorated cloth, “some foxing to prelims and eps, O/W V. Good”, Novel, Ref 7364, £30.00

“Bee, David”, OUR FATAL SHADOWS – A Story of German East Africa and Tanganyika, Geoffrey Bles, London, 1964, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 500”, xvi + 414, 1, “Orig. grey cloth with worn, torn pictorial dust-jacket”, V. Good, Novel – excellent descriptive passages of German East Africa and the First World War, Ref 5258, £28.00

“Best, Nicholas”, TENNIS AND THE MASAI, Hutchinson, London, 1986, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 400”, 176,  Orig. black cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, Fine, amusing novel of life in a prep school near Lake Naivasha, Ref 3311, £20.00

“Blake, Philippa”, MZUNGU’S WIFE, The Bodley Head, London, 1988, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 400”, 192,  Orig. green cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Novel set in East Africa in the late 1970s, Ref 4120, £15.00

“Blake, Philippa”, MZUNGU’S WIFE, The Bodley Head, London, 1988, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 400”, 192,  Orig. green cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, “Signed by the author, V. Good”, Novel set in East Africa in the late 1970s, Ref 4121, £17.00

“Bond, Mike”, THE IVORY HUNTERS, Headline Book Publishing, London, 1992, 1st, “6 x 9.5, 600”, 275,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Novel – Kenya, Ref 4669, £14.00

“Booth, Martin”, BLACK CHAMELEON, Hutchinson, London, 1988, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 750”, 444,  Orig. brown cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, “Fiction – relationship over the years from 1950s to 1987 between a white Kenyan boy and a Mau Mau detainee set in Kenya, Europe and Zambia”, Ref 4884, £12.00

“Boyd, William”, AN ICE-CREAM WAR, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1982, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 370, 1, Orig. blue cloth with pict. D/W, Fine, Novel of World War I in East Africa, Ref 1281, £30.00

“Bull, Bartle”, THE WHITE RHINO HOTEL, Viking, New York, 1992, 1st, 6.25 x 9.25, ix + 406, 2, Orig. beige/brown paper/cloth with worn pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Hilarious novel set in post World War I Kenya – starting to be collected, Ref 1313, £25.00

“Bull, Bartle”, A CAFE ON THE NILE – A Novel, Carroll & Graf Pubs. Inc., New York, 1998, 1st, “6 x 9.25, 900”, 466, 1 B/W Photo, 1, Orig. blue cloth & brown paper with pict. D/W, V. Good, Sequel to ‘The White Rhino Hotel’. Novel set in Egypt and Ethiopia, Ref 1812, £25.00

“Bull, Bartle”, THE WHITE RHINO HOTEL, Viking, New York, 1992, 1st, “6.25 x 9.25, 800”, ix + 406, 2, Orig. beige/brown paper/cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, “inscribed and signed by the author, V. Good”, Hilarious novel set in post World War I Kenya, Ref 3860, £50.00

“Bull, Bartle”, THE WHITE RHINO HOTEL, Viking, New York, 1992, 1st, “6.25 x 9.25, 800”, ix + 406, 2, Orig. beige/brown paper/cloth with worn pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Hilarious novel set in post World War I Kenya – now becoming collected, Ref 3869, £25.00

“Bull, Bartle”, THE DEVIL’S OASIS, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2001, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 800”, 336,  Orig. black/grey cloth/paper with pictorial dustwrapper, Fine, Ref 4196, £25.00

“Bull, Bartle”, A CAFE ON THE NILE – A Novel, Carroll & Graf Pubs. Inc., New York, 1998, “1st, 2nd printing”, “6 x 9.25, 900”, 466, 1 B/W Photo, 1, Orig. blue cloth & brown paper with pictorial dust-jacket, “signed dedication by the author, V. Good”, Sequel to ‘The White Rhino Hotel’. Novel set in Egypt and Ethiopia, Ref 7741, £25.00

“Burrage, E. Harcourt”, THE SLAVE RAIDERS OF ZANZIBAR, S.W. Partridge & Co., London, 1896, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 320 + 28 pp Ads, B/W illustr. By A. Pearse, Orig. pictorial blue binding, “Old prize label to front endpaper, O/W V. Good”, Fiction – for the younger reader, Ref 6006, £38.00

“Bwye, J. L.”, BREATH OF AFRICA, Crooked Cat publishing, London, 2013, 1st, 5 x 8, 340,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Ref 7965, £10.00

“Cahill, James”, M’BONGA’S TREK, Lutterworth Press, London, 1947, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 128, B/W Frontis, Orig. orange cloth with tatty pictorial dust-jacket, “remains of prize label inside upper cover, O/W V. Good”, Fiction – South Africa, Ref 7779, £7.50

“Carnegie, Sacha”, THE LION AND FRANCIS CONWAY, Peter Davies, London, 1958, 1st, 5.25 x 8, 222,  “Orig. blue cloth with worn, torn pictorial dust-jacket”, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 8125, 15.00

“Carruthers, John”, MRS CARRUTHERS IS BLACK, The Book Guild, Sussex, 2005, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, vi + 355,  Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, Fine, Novel – Kenya & Uganda post independence – the central character marries a Ugandan, Ref 5290, £17.50

“Cartwright, Justin”, INTERIOR, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1988, 1st, “6 x 9.5, 550”, 255,  Orig. black cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Ref 4148, £16.00

“Cartwright, Justin”, MASAI DREAMING, Macmillan, London, 1993, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 600”, 291,  Orig. white cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Fiction – a writer travels to Kenya to write a screenplay about an early anthropologist who was betrayed to the SS on her return to France during the war., Ref 4152, £15.00

“Cartwright, Justin”, IN EVERY FACE I MEET, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1995, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 500”, 218,  Orig. green cloth with dustwrapper, Fine, Novel – South Africa, Ref 4171, £16.00

“Casley, Dennis”, DEATH UNDER PAR – Chief Inspector James Odhiambo Investigates, Constable, London, 1997, 1st, “5.5 x 8.75, 400”, 205,  Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, Fine, Murder and mystery in Nairobi at Royal Ngong Golf Club ?!, Ref 4905, £15.00

“Casley, Dennis”, DEATH UNDERFOOT, Constable, London, 1993, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 207,  Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, “Signed by the author, V. Good”, Ref 7414, £20.00

“Coates, Frank”, BEYOND MOMBASA, Harper Collins, Australia, 2006, 7 x 4.5, 537,  Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Ref 8206, £10.00

“Collinson, Hugh”, WARRIOR’S HOARD, George G. Harrap, London, 1960, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 175, several line drawings by A. Burgess Sharrocks, “Orig. green cloth with worn, torn pictorial dust-jacket”, V. Good, Fiction – boys adventure story by a well known Kenya rancher, Ref 7070, £15.00

“Cornish, Michael”, AN INTRODUCTION TO VIOLENCE, Cassell, London, 1960, 1st, 5.5 x 8, 227,  “Orig. green cloth with worn, torn dust-jacket”, “rear cover dampstained, light spotting to endpapers, O/W V. Good”, Fiction – Mau Mau, Ref 6561, £15.00

“Courtemanche, Gil”, A SUNDAY AT THE POOL IN KIGALI, Canongate Books, Edinburgh, 2003, 1st UK, “5.5 x 8.75, 500”, 259, Orig. brown cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel – Rwandan genocide, Ref 4856 £14.00

“Courtemanche, Gil”, A SUNDAY AT THE POOL IN KIGALI, Canongate, Edinburgh, 2003, 1st English, 5.5 x 8.75, 261,  Orig. brown cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, Fine, Fiction – Rwandan genocide, Ref 5280, £17.50

“Creaton, David”, THE WINDS OF CHANGE, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1960, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 400”, 224, Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, Fine, Novel of Kipsigis tribe and female circumcision, Ref 3080, 15.00

“Creed, David”, THE TRIAL OF LOBO ICHEKA, Macmillan, London, 1971, 1st, 5 x 8, 255,  “Orig. tan cloth with worn, torn, pictorial dust-jacket”, “page edges browned, O/W V. Good”, Ref 7046, £5.00

“Crompton, Richard”, HELL’S GATE, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 2014, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 242,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, New, detective novel set in Hell’s Gate area, Ref 8021, £15.00

“Crompton, Richard”, THE HONEY GUIDE, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2013, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 309,  Orig. maroon cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, New, detective novel set in Nairobi, Ref 8024, £15.00

“Crompton, Richard”, THE HONEY GUIDE, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2013, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 309,  Orig. maroon cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, New, detective novel set in Nairobi, Ref 8054, £15.00

“Davis, A. Kennard”, THE THREE-YARD ENSIGN, Barrie & Rockliff, London, 1963, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 188,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 5627, £18.00

“Davis, A. S. Kennard”, A FARM IN CEDAR VALLEY, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1947, 1st, 5.5 x 8, 192, drawings by Alan Blyth, Orig. orange cloth with worn dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 5999, £60.00

“Dawson, Enid”, QUADRILLE IN KENYA, Pearl Press, Ongar, 2010, 1st, 5.75 x 8.25, 380,  Orig. pictorial card, “slight peeling of card protection, O/W V. Good”, Fiction set in 1950s Kenya, Ref 7695, £15.00

“Drayson, Nicholas”, A GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF EAST AFRICA – A Novel, Viking, London, 2008, 1st, 5.25 x 8, 202,  Orig. pictorial laminated board, V. Good, Ref 7996, £8.00

“Duncanson, Graham”, MATING LIONS, Author – Publishnation, London, 2015, 1st, 5.75 x 8.25, 660,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Ref 8223, £20.00

“Duncanson, Graham”, FIONA, Author, 2016, 1st, 5.75 x 8.25, 178, 1, Orig. Pictorial card, New, Ref 8224, £7.50

“Duncanson, Graham”, FIONA, PublishNation, London, 2016, 1st, 5.75 x 8.25, 359,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Ref 8233, £15.00

“Farrant, Leda”, ELEVEN-AND-A-HALF, Andre Deutsch, London, 1967, 1st, 5.25 x 8, 191,  Orig. red cloth with pict. D/W, V. Good, First novel by the author of several acclaimed books on East Africa. This one is not about Africa, Ref 1505, 13.00

“Fazakerley, G. R.”, KONGONI, Thames & Hudson, London, 1955, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 240,  Orig. maroon cloth with worn pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel – two African army deserters prior to Mau Mau, Ref 7952, £12.00

“Finn, Melanie”, AWAY FROM YOU, Penguin Books, London, 2004, 5 x 7.75, 217,  Orig. pictorial card, Ex. Lib. Stamps and label – Reading copy only, Fiction, Ref 7072, £5.00

“Foden, Giles”, ZANZIBAR, Faber & Faber, London, 2002, 1st, 5.75 x 8.25, 389,  Orig. green boards with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel – terrorist conspiracy and Al-Qaida in East Africa, Ref 5308, £15.00

“Foden, Giles”, ZANZIBAR, Faber & Faber, London, 2002, 1st, 5.75 x 8.25, 389,  Orig. green boards with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel – terrorist conspiracy and Al-Qaida in East Africa, Ref 6556, £15.00

“Foden, Giles”, ZANZIBAR, Faber & Faber, London, 2002, 1st, 5.75 x 8.25, 389,  Orig. green boards with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel – terrorist conspiracy and Al-Qaida in East Africa, Ref 6699, £10.00

“Forbes-Watson, R.”, SHIFTA !, OUP, London, 1958, “5.25 x 8, 300”, 186, drawings by Joan Kiddell-Monroe, Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, adventure story – written for young people, Ref 3141, £15.00

“Ford, Samantha”, THE HOUSE CALLED MBABATI, Createspace, 2016, 1st, 6 x 9, 330,  Orig. pictorial card, New, “Fiction – mystery, murder & revenge”, Ref 8215, £10.00

“Ford, Samantha”, THE ZANZIBAR AFFAIR, Createspace, 2016, 5 x 8, 374,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Fiction, Ref 8216, £10.00

Fripp E., MOON OVER KENYA, Eldon Press Ltd, London, c. 1930, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 271,  Orig. red cloth, “spine faded, covers slightly soiled, O/W V. Good”, Ref 7019, £35.00

“Gavron, Jeremy”, MOON, Viking, London, 1996, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 400”, 181,  Orig. brown cloth with dustwrapper, V. Good, author’s first novel set in Kenya during the 1950’s, Ref 3054, £15.00

“George, Flt. Lieut. S.C.”, THE LOST EMPIRE, Frederick Warne, London, 1937, 1st, “5.25 x 7.75, 550”, 248, Colour Frontis., Orig. red dec. cloth, “covers worn and soiled, contents V. Good“, Ref 4867, £10.00

“Golding, J. A.”, SHIFTA, The Pentland Press, Edinburgh, 1993, 1st, “6 x 8.5, 400”, xii + 151, 1, Orig. black cloth with dustwrapper, V. Good, fiction – set in Somalia in 1941 and no doubt based on the author’s personal experiences, Ref 3704, £20.00

“Halkin, John”, KENYA – A Novel, Beaufort Books, New York, 1986, 1st US, 6 x 8.5, 428,  Orig. black/rose cloth/paper with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 7916, £15.00

Hall, Mary Rose”, SELENGAI, iUniverse.Inc, New York, 2005, 1st, 6 x 9, x + 260,  Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Fiction set in modern day Kenya, Ref 6129, £12.00

“Hanley, Gerald”, THE YEAR OF THE LION, Collins, London, 1953, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 400”, 256,  “Orig. red cloth with worn, grubby dustwrapper”, V. Good, Novel – set in East Africa, Ref 2967, £12.00

“Hanley, Gerald”, DRINKERS OF DARKNESS, Collins, London, 1955, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 400”, 256,  Orig. black cloth with worn dust-jacket, V. Good, Fiction – amusing parody of Timau club life, Ref 5647, £18.00

“Hedges, Dick”, JADE SEA B.C. – A Book of the Turkana Trilogy, Waterlane Books, Milton Keynes, 1999, “4.5 x 7, 200”, 243,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Fiction, Ref 2910, £7.00

“Hedges, Dick”, JADE SEA B.C. – A Book of the Turkana Trilogy, Waterlane Books, Milton Keynes, 1999, “4.5 x 7, 200”, 243,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Fiction, Ref 5870, £8.50

“Hedges, Dick”, THE LAURA LANDING – A Book of the Turkana Trilogy, Waterlane Books, Milton Keynes, 1999, “4.5 x 7, 200”, 229, Orig. pictorial card, New, Fiction, Ref 5871, £8.50

“Hennings, R. O.”, ARNOLD IN AFRICA, Methuen, London, 1941, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 295,  Orig. black cloth, “covers worn and soiled, light foxing to prelims, o/w V. Good”, Fiction, Ref 8126, £18.00

“Hinkson, H. A.”, GENTLEMAN JACK – An Adventurer in East Africa, SPCK, London, 2nd c. 1920, 5 x 8, 222, 2 colour illustr. By Harold Piffard, Orig. pictorial grey cloth with tatty pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 6227, £15.00

“Holman, Michael”, LAST ORDERS AT HARRODS, Abacus, London, 2007, repr., 5 x 7.75, 306, Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Ref 6840, £7.50

“Holmes, F. Ratcliffe”, THE SECRET PEOPLE, Stanley Martin & Co, London, c. 1950, 5 x 7.5, 204, B/W Frontis., “Orig. orange cloth with worn, torn dust-jacket”, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 6976, £18.00

“Huxley, Elspeth”, THE PRINCE BUYS THE MANOR – An Extravaganza, Chatto & Windus, London, 1982, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 400”, 216,  Orig. red cloth with D/W, V. Good, Not Africa, Ref 1836, £12.00

“Huxley, Elspeth”, BRAVE NEW VICTUALS – An Inquiry into Modern Food Production, Chatto & Windus, London, 1965, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 400”, 168,  Orig. green cloth with D/W, V. Good, Ref 1837, £12.00

“Huxley, Elspeth”, THE RED ROCK WILDERNESS, Chatto & Windus, London, 1957, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 500”, 256,  Orig. orange cloth with D/W, small piece missing from spine of D/W. O/W V. Good, Ref 1839, £12.00

“Huxley, Elspeth”, A MAN FROM NOWHERE, Chatto & Windus, London, 1964, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 550”, 310, Orig. green cloth with D/W, V. Good, Ref 1841, 12.00

“Huxley, Elspeth”, BACK STREET NEW WORLDS – A Look at Immigrants in Britain, Chatto & Windus/Punch, London, 1964, 1st, “5 x 8, 350”, 168, drawings in text, Orig. yellow cloth, V. Good, Ref 1842, £10.00

“Huxley, Elspeth”, LOVE AMONG THE DAUGHTERS, Chatto & Windus, London, 1968, 1st, “5.5 x 8.5, 600”, 255,  Orig. blue cloth with D/W, “Signed by the author, bookplate, V. Good”, Ref 2474, £25.00

“Huxley, Elspeth”, A THING TO LOVE, Chatto & Windus, London, 1954, 2nd impr., 5.5 x 8, 256,  Orig. red cloth with tatty pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 6709, £10.00

“Jardine, Rupert”, LOST ON SAFARI, Lutterworth Press, London, 1949, “5 x 7.5, 300”, 120, Frontis., Orig. orange cloth with v. tatty pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Gateway Series – good up-to-date Sunday School Reward books; Fiction, Ref 4142, £15.00

“Jones, Denys”, LOOK NOT UPON ME, Jonathan Cape, London, 1954, 1st, “5 x 7.75, 400”, 286,  Orig. black cloth with dustwrapper, “light foxing to page edges and dustwrapper, V. Good”, Novel about a censor in Nairobi during the war and Mau Mau and his love for a black nurse, Ref 4074, £20.00

“Kaye, M. M.”, TRADE WIND, Allen Lane, London, 1981, revised ed., “6.25 x 9.5, 900”, 553, 1, Orig. green cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 4047, £10.00

“Kaye, M. M.”, LATER THAN YOU THINK, “Longmans, Green & Co”, London, 1958, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 275,  “Orig. green cloth with worn, torn pictorial dust-jacket”, “piece missing from top of front and spine of dust-jacket, O/W V. Good”, By the author of ‘The Far Pavilions’. Later republished as ‘Death in Kenya’, Ref 5105, £25.00

“Kaye, M.M.”, DEATH IN KENYA, Book Club Associates, London, 1983, Book Club, 5.5 x 8.75, 205,  Orig. green cloth with pict. D/W, Fine, Novel by the well known author of ‘The Far Pavilions’, Ref 1016, £7.50

“Keating, Barbara & Stephanie”, BLOOD SISTERS, Vintage Books, London, 2006, rep., 5 x 7.75, 598, 1, Orig. pictorial card, Used but V. Good, Fiction, Ref 6991, £5.00

“Keating, Barbara & Stephanie”, A DURABLE FIRE, Harvill Secker, London, 2006, 6 x 9, 561,  Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Fiction – sequel to Blood Sisters, Ref 6992, £12.00

“Keating, Barbara & Stephanie”, IN BORROWED LIGHT, Vintage, London, 2011, repr., 5 x 7.75, 597, 1, Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 8159, £8.00

“Kessel, Joseph”, THE LION, Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1959, 1st, 5.5 x 8, 208,  Orig. blue cloth with pict. D/W, Some light foxing. O/W V.Good, Novel, Ref 868, £5.00

“Kilian, Michael”, A SINFUL SAFARI, Berkley Prime Crime, New York, 2003, 4.25 x 6.75, 291 + Ads,  Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Crime Fiction, Ref 6824, £8.00

“Kilpatrick, Florence”, RIFT VALLEY, Collins, London, 1933, 6th impr., 4.5 x 7, 252,  Orig. light blue cloth, “spine faded, Good”, Fiction, Ref 7394, £10.00

“Kimeria, Ciku”, OF GOATS AND POISONED ORANGES, Amazon POD, 2014, 6 x 9, 146,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Novel, Ref 8107, £7.00

“Kruger, Hardy”, THE UPSIDE-DOWN TREE, W H Allen, London, 1977, 1st English, 5.5 x 8.75, 222,  Orig. green cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Fiction – extraordinary exploits and confessions of a European who became an African at heart – Tanganyika, Ref 5298, £12.00

“Lambkin, David”, THE HANGING TREE – A Novel, Counterpoint, Washington DC, 1996, bound galley 1st, 6 x 9, 385,  Orig. purple pictorial card, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 6649, £20.00

“Leslie-Melville, Betty”, THAT NAIROBI AFFAIR, Doubleday & Co., New York, 1975, 1st, “5.75 x 8.5, 400”, 253,  Orig. black/gr£ey cloth/paper with pictorial dust wrapper, V. Good, Novel, Ref 2641, 20.00

“Leslie-Melville, Betty and Jock”, BAGAMOYO – Here I Leave My Heart, William Morrow & Co. Inc., New York, 1983, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 800”, 432, 1, Orig. brown & cream cloth with worn pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Novel – family saga from 1890’s to independence in colonial East Africa, Ref 3284, £18.00

“Manners, Ian”, “WHERE DO I BELONG? – Two Worlds, One Love, No Winners”, Two Hunters Publishing, Wokingham Berks., 2002, “5 x 7.75, 300”, 248,  Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Ref 6937, £10.00

“Manners, Ian”, UNFINISHED BUSINESS, Two Hunters Publishing, “Wokingham, Berks”, 2007, 5 x 7.75, 279,  Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Novel, Ref 6948, £7.50

“Mannix, Daniel”, KIBOKO, Cassell, London, 1959, 1st UK, 5.5 x 8.25, 448, Orig. red cloth with worn pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 6276, £25.00

“Mantheakis, Alexis”, KILIMANJARO – A Colonial Novel, Author, England, 2014, 3rd ed, 6 x 9, 433,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Ref 8005, £15.00

“Marciano, Francesco”, RULES OF THE WILD, Jonathan Cape, London, 1998, 1st, 5.25 x 8.5, £306,  Orig. pictorial card, “uncorrected proof copy, V. Good”, Ref 5670, 8.00

“Marciano, Francesco”, RULES OF THE WILD, Jonathan Cape, London, 1998, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 306,  Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 6193, £14.00

“Maugham, Robin”, THE SECOND WINDOW, Heinemann, London, 1968, 1st, “5.75 x 8.75, 600”, 377,  Orig. brown cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Ref 4206, £20.00

“McQuillan, Karin”, DEADLY SAFARI, St. Martins Press, New York, 1990, 1st, 5.5 x 8.5, 294,  Orig. black cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, “Signed by the author, V. Good”, Ref 6159, £28.00

“Mitchell, Colin”, AFRICA VORTEX, Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1980, 1st, “5.5 x 8.5, 500”, 216,  Orig. black cloth with worn dust-jacket, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 4920, £18.00

“Moore, F. Frankfort”, THE SLAVER OF ZANZIBAR, SPCK, London, nd, 5 x 7.5, 320, 2 drawings by J. Nash, Orig. pictorial cloth, “prize label inside f. cover, O/W V. Good bright copy”, Ref 8045, £25.00

“Moxham, Roy”, THE FREELANDER, Team, Nairobi, 1990, “5.75 x 8, 350”, 226, Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Ref 4204, £45.00

“Mundy, Talbot”, THE IVORY TRAIL, Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1919, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 411, 5 by Joseph Clement Coll, Orig. dec. brown cloth, “slight stain to top corner of upper cover, V. Good”, Fiction, Ref 6789, £25.00

“Naidoo, Beverley”, BURN MY HEART, Penguin/Puffin, London, 2007, 5 x 7.75, 193,  Orig. card, Fine, Uncorrected proof copy, Ref 6678, £7.50

“Newton, John”, WHITE SUNRISE, Next Century Books, Leighton Buzzard, 2003, 1st, 6 x 9, x + 429,  Orig. pictorial card, Fine, “Fiction – Sex, murder, adultery, war, intrigue, mystery and the triumph of love and spirit over adversity and betrayal in German East Africa in the early years of the twentieth century”, Ref 5206, £15.00

“Nicole, Christopher”, THE HAPPY VALLEY, Century Hutchinson, London, 1989, 1st, “8.75 x 5.75, 600”, 383,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, Fine, Novel – family saga of farmers in Naivasha area, 3310, £25.00

“Nicole, Christopher”, THE HIGH COUNTRY, Century Hutchinson, London, 1987, 1st UK, “5 x 8, 500”, 395,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, precursor to ‘The Happy Valley’, Ref 3781, £25.00

“Olivier, Gillian”, TURN BUT A STONE, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1949, 1st, “5 x 7.5, 350”, 205,  Orig. green cloth, “spine faded, O/W V. Good”, Novel set in Kenya, Ref 7316, £25.00

“Ordway, Peter”, THE FINAL SAFARI, Arthur Barker Ltd., London, 1983, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 199,  Orig. tan cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good,  6814, £18.00

“Padfield, Peter”, THE LION’S CLAW – A Novel of the Victorian Navy, Hutchinson, London, 1978, 1st, 5.25 x 8, 352, 1, Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 6272, £15.00

“Payne, Robert”, THE LION ROARS, Heinemann, London, 1949, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 258,  “Orig. red cloth with worn, torn dust-jacket”, V. Good, scarce novel, Ref 6616, £35.00

“Peverett, Allan”, DEATH STALKS IN KENYA, Arthur H. Stockwell, “Ilfracombe, Devon”, 1957, 1st, 5 x 7.25, 272,  Orig. red cloth, “small mark on upper board, author’s presentation copy, V. Good”, Ref 6738, £15.00

“Polnay, Peter de”, THE UMBRELLA THORN, Hutchinson, London, nd, “4.75 x 7.5, 300”, 240,  Orig. blue cloth with tatty pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 4132, £9.00

“Polnay, Peter de”, THE UMBRELLA THORN, Hutchinson, London, nd, “4.75 x 7.5, 300”, 240,  Orig. blue cloth with protected pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Ref 4143, £18.00

“Polnay, Peter De”, THE NIGHT OF THE HYRAX, W. H. Allen, London, 1958, 1st, 5 x 8, 223,  Orig. red cloth with worn dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel, Ref 5637, £20.00

Proffit N, EDGE OF EDEN – A Novel of Kenya, Bantam Books, New York, 1990, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 800”, 369,  Orig. black cloth/paper with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, “Murder, poaching and corruption in Kenya at the end of the Kenyatta era“, Ref 4708, £17.00

“Ratcliffe, Dorothy Una”, EQUATORIAL DAWN, Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1936, 1st, 5.75 x 9, xii + 305, 40 B/W Photos, 1 folding, Orig. black cloth gilt, “light spotting to prelims, O/W V. Good”, “travel letters from North, East, and Central Africa – mainly Kenya Tanganyika & Uganda – the authoress accompanied her husband on a hunting trip. Rare with the dust-jacket”, Ref 8128, £20.00

“Riddell, Florence”, KISMET IN KENYA, J B Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1932, 1st US, “5.25 x 7.5, 500”, 319,  Orig. pink dec. cloth with worn dustwrapper, V. Good, Ref 4149, £25.00

“Riddell, Florence”, CASTLES IN KENYA, J B Lippincott, Philadelphia & London, 1929, 1st, “5 x 7.75, 500”, 304,  Orig. yellow cloth, “spine and covers grubby, front free endpaper torn out, O/W Good”, Ref 4153, £16.00

“Riddell, Florence”, OUT OF THE MIST, Edward J. Clode Inc., New York, 1926, 1st US, “5 x 7.5, 450”, 319,  Orig. patterned green cloth, V. Good, Ref 4156, £20.00

“Riddell, Florence”, CAN WOMEN FORGET?, A.L. Burt Company, New York, 1929, “5 x 7.5, 500”, 312,  Orig. blue cloth with tatty dust-jacket, “slight damage to top of spine, eps darkened O/W V. Good”, Ref 4898, £15.00

“Riddell, Florence”, KENYA MIST, Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1924, 1st US, 5 x 7.5, 300,  Orig. green pictorial cloth, “crease in cloth on upper cover, O/W V. Good”, Interesting novel farming in Kenya by a feminist, Ref 6317, £25.00

“Riddell, Florence”, CASTLES IN KENYA, Geoffrey Bles, London, c. 1929, 1st, “5 x 7.75, 500”, 276,  Orig. blue cloth, V Good, Ref 6318, £15.00

“Riddell, Florence”, KISMET IN KENYA, J B Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1932, 1st US, “5.25 x 7.5, 500”, 319,  “Orig. pink dec. cloth with worn, torn dust-jacket”, V. Good, Fiction – novel of Kenya in the 30s, Ref 6646, £25.00

“Riddell, Florence”, OUT OF THE MIST, Thornton Butterworth Ltd, London, 1933, 4th impr, “5 x 7.5, 450”, 303,  Orig. red cloth with worn pictorial dust-jacket, “some spotting, Ffep missing, O/W V. Good”, Ref 7956, £20.00

“Roberts, John”, PAST IMPERFECT, Lulu.com, 2007, 6 x 9, 397,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Novel, Ref 6944, £15.00

“Ruark, Robert”, UHURU, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1962, 2nd imp., 5.75 x 8.75, x + 528,  Orig. black cloth with torn worn dustwrapper, Good, Ref 1510, £12.00

“Ruark, Robert”, UHURU, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1962, 1st UK, “5.75 x 8.75, 700”, x + 528,  Orig. blue cloth with torn dust-jacket, “sl. spotting to prelims, O/W V. Good”, nice copy of this classic novel of Mau Mau, Ref 4222, £10.00

“Ruark, Robert”, SOMETHING OF VALUE, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1955, 1st UK, 5.75 x 8.75, 549,  “Orig. blue cloth with worn, torn dust-jacket”, V. Good, Ref 6794, £15.00

“Ruark, Robert”, THE HONEY BADGER, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1965, 1st, 5.75 x 8.75, 517,  Orig. olive cloth with worn pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good,  6973, £18.00

“Ruthin, Margaret”, STRANGE SAFARI, Frederick Warne & Co., London, 1955, 1st, 5.25 x 7.75, 254, Col. Frontis, “Orig. green cloth with worn, torn pictorial dust-jacket”, V. Good, Ref 5920, £15.00

“Scholefield, Alan”, LION IN THE EVENING, Heinemann, London, 1974, 1st, “5.75 x 8.75, 400”, x + 176,  Orig. blue cloth with pict. D/W, V. Good, novel of East Africa during World War I, Ref 1951, £15.00

“Scholefield, Alan”, THE LAST SAFARI, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1987, 1st, “6 x 9.25, 700”, 309,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Novel with an East African background, Ref 2903, £20.00

“Scholefield, Alan”, GREAT ELEPHANT, Heinemann, London, 1967, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 215,  Orig. brown cloth with worn pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Fiction – Chaka – Zulus, Ref 5282, £10.00

“Scholefield, Alan”, THE ALPHA RAID, Heinemann, London, 1976, 1st, 5.5 x 8.75, 197,  Orig. brown cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, “spine of dust-jacket faded, O/W V. Good”, Fiction – first World War and Lake Tanganyika – based on actual events, Ref 5771, £25.00

“Shreve, Anita”, A CHANGE IN ALTITUDE, “Little, Brown”, London, 2009, 1st, 6.25 x 9.5, 291,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 7243, £10.00

“Smith, Wilbur”, A FALCON FLIES, Heinemann, London, 1980, 1st, “5.25 x 8.75, 700”, 523,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, “slight darkening to page edges, O/W V. Good”, Ref 4865, £15.00

“Smith, Wilbur”, WHERE THE LION FEEDS, Heinemann, London, 1964, repr, 5.75 x 8.75, 459,  “Orig. green cloth with worn, torn pictorial dust-jacket”, V. Good, Ref 5127, £15.00

“Smith, Wilbur”, THE DIAMOND HUNTERS, Heinemann, London, 1971, 1st, 5.75 x 8.75, 231,  Orig. mauve cloth with worn dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 5131, £15.00

“Smith, Wilbur”, ELEPHANT SONG, Macmillan, London, 1991, 1st, 6.25 x 9.5, 451,  Orig. blue cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 5133, £15.00

“Smith, Wilbur”, THE LEOPARD HUNTS IN DARKNESS, Heinemann, London, 1984, 1st, 6.25 x 9.25, 367,  Orig. maroon cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 5623, £20.00

“Smith, Wilbur”, THE ANGELS WEEP, Heinemann, London, 1982, 1st, 5.25 x 8.75, 506,  Orig. tan cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 5624, £20.00

“Smith, Wilbur”, MEN OF MEN, Heinemann, London, 1981, 1st, 5.25 x 8.75, 506,  Orig. pink cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 5628, 20.00

“Stapylton, Mark”, DARK HIGHLANDS, P. R. Macmillan, London, 1961, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 310,  “Orig. green cloth with worn, torn dust-jacket”, spotting to eps. O/W V. Good, Fiction, Ref 5948, £15.00

“Stevenson, William”, THE GHOSTS OF AFRICA, W.H. Allen, London, 1981, 1st UK, “6 x 9.25, 800”, 400, 2, Orig. red cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Novel – German East Africa at the outbreak of the First World War, Ref 3356, £18.00

“Stoneham, C.T.”, THE DONGOI KILLER, Museum Press, London, 1952, 1st, “5 x 7.5, 400”, 223, Col. Frontis, Orig. red cloth, V. Good, “Novel – East Africa, scarce”, Ref 4103, £20.00

“Stoneham, C.T.”, KENYA MYSTERY, Museum Press Ltd, London, 1954, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 222,  Orig. black cloth, “foxing to first and last few pages, front free endpaper removed, O/W V. Good”, Ref 7018, £12.00

“Strang, Herbert”, SETTLERS AND SCOUTS, Henry Frowde/Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1910, 1st, “5.5 x 7.75, 900”, 374 + Ads, 6 colour by T.C. Dugdale, 2, Orig. brown pictorial cloth, “some foxing throughout, O/W V. Good”, Novel set in Kenya portraying the struggles encountered by the early settlers in the ‘White Highlands’, Ref 3098, £40.00

“Strang, Herbert”, TOM WILLOUGHBY’S SCOUTS, Humphrey Milford, London, 1919, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 297, 4 colour, Orig. pictorial cloth, “covers worn and bumped, O/W V. Good”, Ref 5202, £20.00

“Strang, Herbert”, TOM BURNABY – A Story of the Great Congo Forest, Blackie and Son, London, nd, 5.25 x 7.5, 368 + 16 Ads, 6 B/W Plates, 3, Orig. red pictorial cloth, “lower cover stained, some spotting, Good”, Ref 5904, £15.00

“Strang, Herbert”, TOM WILLOUGHBY’S SCOUTS, Humphrey Milford, London, 1919, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 297, 4 colour, Orig. green pictorial cloth, “covers worn and bumped, upper hinge starting, Good”, Fictional adventure story – First World War in East Africa, Ref 6101, £20.00

“Strange, Nora K.”, KENYA CALLING, Stanley Paul, London, 1928, 4th, “5 x 7.5, 500”, 256 + Ads,  “Orig. blue cloth with worn, torn pictorial dustwrapper”, V. Good, Novel set in Kenya by the prolific author of

‘Kenya To-Day’, Ref 3219, £45.00

“Strange, Nora K.”, A WIFE IN KENYA – A Story of East Africa, Stanley Paul & Co., London, 1926, 3rd, “5 x 7.5, 400”, 304 + 32 ads.,  Orig. dark grey cloth, “signs of label removed from lower cover, slight waterstain to bottom of upper cover, O/W V. Good”, Ref 4212, £12.00

“Strange, Nora K.”, KENYA DAWN, Stanley Paul, London, 2nd, “5 x 7.5, 400”, 352,  Orig. green cloth with tatty pictorial dust-jacket, “Some foxing throughout, O/W Good”, Ref 4969, £30.00

“Strange, Nora K.”, TESTIMONY OF THREE, Hutchinson, London, c. 1943, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 204,  Orig. black cloth with tatty pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 5855, £15.00

“Strange, Nora K.”, SANCTUARY, Hutchinson, London, c. 1930, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 159,  Orig. blue cloth with tatty dust-jacket, V. Good, Ref 6094, £45.00

“Strange, Nora K.”, JUDY – A Story of Life and Love in Kenya, Hutchinson, London, c. 1942, 1st, 5 x 7.5, 176,  “Orig. orange cloth with worn, torn pictorial dust-jacket”, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 7839, £28.00

“Strange, Nora K.”, KENYA NOON, Wright & Brown, London, nd, 3rd, 5 x 7.5, 287,  Orig. red cloth, “covers and spine slightly grubby, light foxing throughout, O/W V. Good”, Ref 7872, £35.00

“Strange, Nora K.”, COURTSHIP IN KENYA, Stanley Paul & Co., London, nd., 1st, 5 x 7.5, 287 + Ads,  Orig. raspberry cloth, “v. slight fading to spine, O/W V. Good”, Ref 7873, £35.00

“Taaffe, Michael”, THE DARK GLASS, Putnam, London, 1963, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 500”, 318,  Orig. brown cloth with worn dustwrapper, “darkening to eps, O/W V. Good”, Novel set in Tanganyika – the author spent nearly 30 years in the Administration in East Africa, Ref 2988, £10.00

“Taaffe, Michael”, THE DARK GLASS, Putnam, London, 1963, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 500”, 318,  Orig. brown cloth with worn dustwrapper, “darkening to eps, O/W V. Good”, Novel set in Tanganyika – the author spent nearly 30 years in the Administration in East Africa, Ref 4100, £20.00

“Taaffe, Michael”, THE DARK GLASS, Putnam, London, 1963, 1st, “5.25 x 8, 500”, 318,  Orig. brown cloth with worn dustwrapper, “darkening to eps, spine of dust-jacket faded, O/W V. Good”, Novel set in Tanganyika – the author spent nearly 30 years in the Administration in East Africa, Ref 7041, £10.00

“Thomas, Maria”, COME TO AFRICA AND SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE – and other stories, Soho Press Inc, New York, 1987, 1st, “5.75 x 8.5, 500”, 237,  Orig. blue cloth/paper with pictorial dustwrapper, Fine, Fiction – Thirteen stories of American expatriates in Africa, Ref 4108, £18.00

“Thomas, Maria”, ANTONIA SAW THE ORYX FIRST, Soho Press, New York, 1987, 1st, “6.25 x 9.5, 700”, 296,  Orig. blue cloth/paper with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, “””A complex, deeply written and finely-wrought double portrait of two women, one black, one white, picking their way through the debris of a shattered colonialism, discovering unexpected treasures buried in the rubble”” – Dust-jacket“, Ref 4112, £15.00

“Thomas, W.B.”, THE TOUCH OF PITCH – A Story of Mau Mau, Allan Wingate, London, 1956, 1st, “5 x 7.5, 350”, 266, F. & r. eps, Orig. green cloth with worn torn dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel, Ref 6723, £16.00

“Thornhill, Christopher J.”, ROMANCE OF THE RIFT, Stanley Paul & Co., London, 1930s, 5 x 7.5, 319,  Orig. orange cloth, “spine slightly faded, eps and half title darkened, O/W V. Good”, Ref 7020, £30.00

“Tripp, Miles”, THE SKIN DEALER, Macmillan & Co, London, 1964, 1st, “5 x 7.75, 500”, 247,  Orig. red cloth with pictorial dustwrapper, V. Good, Ref 3909, £17.50

“Trzebinski, Bruce”, THE ELEPHANT DROPPING, Author, London, 2013, 1st, 5 x 8, v + 492,  Orig. pictorial card, New, Fiction – Kenya based, Ref 7962, £12.00

“Trzebinski, Bruce”, THE ELEPHANT DROPPING, Author, “Amazon, UK”, 2013, 1st, 5 x 8, 492,  Orig. pictorial card, V. Good, Novel set in present day Kenya, Ref 8142, £15.00

“Unwin, David”, THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE, Michael Joseph, London, 1954, 1st, 5.25 x 8, 223,  Orig. black cloth with worn dust-jacket, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 5758, £12.00

“Vassanji, M. G.”, THE IN-BETWEEN WORLD OF VIKRAM LALL, Canongate Books, London, 2004, 1st UK, 6.25 x 9.5, 439,  Orig. orange cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, Fine, “Fiction – “”Vassanji weaves a rich tapestry of vivid characters, both real and imagined, in a Kenya poised between colonialism and independence”” – Dust-jacket”, Ref 5333, £15.00

“Webster, Capt. F. A. M.”, HOLDING THEIR OWN, Frederick Warne & Co., London, 1932, 1st, “5.25 x 7.75, 550”, 288, Colour Frontis. + 1 B/W, Orig. red cloth, “covers and spine somewhat worn and bubbled, Good”, Ref 4794, £25.00

“Westerman, Percy F.”, WILMSHURST OF THE FRONTIER FORCE, S.W. Partridge, London, c. 1930, “5 x 7.5, 400”, 252,  Orig. blue pictorial cloth, “some v. light spotting, Good ++”, “Novel – “”A story of the conquest of German East Africa”””, Ref 4130, £18.00

“Westerman, Percy F.”, SINCLAIR’S LUCK – A Story of Adventure in East Africa, Partridge, London, nd c 1938, 3rd imp, “5 x 7.5, 600”, 256, Frontis., Orig. red decorated cloth, V. Good, Ref 4927, £20.00

“Westerman, Percy F.”, WILMSHURST OF THE FRONTIER FORCE, S.W. Partridge, London, c. 1930, “5 x 7.5, 400”, 252,  Orig. brown pictorial cloth, “darkening to eps, 2 pages torn out! Replaced in facsimile, covers worn and bumped, O?W V. Good”, Ref 5702, £15.00

“Westerman, Percy F.”, WILMSHURST OF THE FRONTIER FORCE, S.W. Partridge, London, c. 1930, “5 x 7.5, 400”, 252,  Orig. red pictorial cloth, V. Good, Fiction – a story of the conquest of German East Africa, Ref £6244, 20.00

“Westerman, Percy F.”, WILMSHURST OF THE FRONTIER FORCE, S.W. Partridge, London, c. 1930, “5 x 7.5, 400”, 252, Frontis., Orig. red pictorial cloth with tatty pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Fiction, Ref 7313, £25.00

“Wood, Barbara”, GREEN CITY IN THE SUN, Random House, New York, 1988, 1st, 6.5 x 9.5, 699,  Orig. green/brown paper/cloth with pictorial dust-jacket, V. Good, Novel, Ref 5241, £15.00

2 thoughts on “Fiction set in Africa

  1. Hello there,

    Christopher James Thornhill was the son of my Great Aunt Emma Pownell Thornhill nee Thackwray … and he was the young rebel & black sheep of the family running away in 1912 aged just 18 from the family farm in Rhodesia … so I am looking for a photo or portrait of him for our family records … so any information and news would be wonderful?

    Did this ROMANCE OF THE RIFT have a printed cover or any illustrations?

    “Thornhill, Christopher J.”, ROMANCE OF THE RIFT, Stanley Paul & Co., London, 1930s, 5 x 7.5, 319, Orig. orange cloth, “spine slightly faded, eps and half title darkened, O/W V. Good”, Ref 7020, £30.00

    Kind regards
    Warren Thackwray

    1. Dear Warren,
      Sorry for the really slow reply, this message slipped into some deep dark corner of the computer!
      Sorry no photo, If he had found one, I am sure my husband would have put it on his record.
      Did you check his entry on the database. http://www.europeansineastafrica.co.uk
      Romance of the rift, and From Hobo to Canibal King are both still available.

      the reference on the database from Over my Shoulder,came from a book by Molly Ryan about her time farming in Molo. I checked no photo there either.

      Wish I could be more helpful.
      Caro Ayre.

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