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Twenty Chickens for a Saddle - The Story of an African Childhood

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When Robyn Scott was six years old her parents abruptly exchanged the tranquil pastures of New Zealand for a converted cowshed in the wilds of Botswana. Once there, Robyn and her siblings, mostly left to amuse themselves, grew up collecting snakes, canoeing with crocodiles and breaking in horses in the veld. In the shadow of one of Africa''s worst AIDS crises, this moving, enchanting memoir is an extraordinary portrait of an unforgettable childhood.>

About the author

Born in 1981, Robyn Scott spent her childhood in Botswana before beginning her formal education at the age of fourteen in Zimbabwe. Moving to New Zealand for her undergraduate degree, she studied bioinformatics at the University of Auckland. In 2004, she was awarded a Gates Scholarship to Cambridge University, where she took an MPhil in bioscience enterprise and studied the pricing of medicines in developing countries. Robyn lives in london, but visits and works regularly in southern Africa.


'Beautifully written, acutely observed This is a wonderful memoir of an exotic childhood and a striking portrait of one of the world's most beguiling countries. A gem of a book.' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

Product details

Authors Robyn Scott
Assisted by Lulu Scott (Illustration)
Publisher Bloomsbury
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 18.05.2009
EAN 9780747596561
ISBN 978-0-7475-9656-1
No. of pages 464
Dimensions 128 mm x 197 mm x 29 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Biographies, autobiographies

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