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Too Close To The Sun


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A brilliant new biography by the acclaimed author of Cherry and Terra Incognita

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Sara Wheeler is the author of four previous books. She lives in London.


"A good story... a fitting memorial" Observer "A fascinating story of a man trying to outrun the social upheavals of the twentieth century" Herald "Wheeler has made excellent use of the sources at hand... Moreover, Wheeler writes well, and has a gift - shared by only very few - for pinning down the smells and atmosphere of the African landscape" Literary Review "She dazzles the reader with an evocation of time and place. her description of the east Africa Campaign is detailed and enthralling" -- Keith Dovkants Scotsman "She writes beautifully, with a vivid turn of phrase, a sound grasp of history and an impish humour" -- Andrew Lycett Sunday Times

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