Sunday, 23 October 2011

WHITE MISCHIEF by James Fox


I've reviewed WHITE MISCHIEF for Africa Book Club here.

It tells the story of one of Africa's most notorious unsolved murders, and revolves around the tiny white community in Kenya in the 1930s and 40s, known as the Happy Valley.

I'd heard a lot about the gin-guzzling, wife-swopping, bed-hopping ways of this wealthy and leisured group, and assumed it was mostly myth. From WHITE MISCHIEF I learnt it was not myth. In fact, it was a all good deal grosser than I heard (vaginal juices on corpses: I'll say no more). Basically, these people needed to get out and find JOBS.

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