Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

Book - 1977
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Publisher: Garden City, NY : Doubleday & Co., 1977, 1976.
ISBN: 9780385075060
0385075065
Branch Call Number: M GILM
Characteristics: 182 p. ; 22 cm.

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Liber_vermis
Jul 11, 2016

A good description of the people and places of Zambia in the 1970s even if some of the place names are misspelled (where are the Mungwa Mountains west of Lusaka?). A presidential candidate, in the late Eighties, died of kidney failure attributed to poisoning so the events in this book might be more truth than fiction! An entertaining thriller to the last page.

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Liber_vermis
Jul 11, 2016

After fellow safari guest Cyrus Reed meets Mrs. Pollifax he invites her to lunch in the restaurant of the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka: "Then we'll order. I can recommend the chicken because I've had it every day since my arrival. Tirelessly, one might say." (p. 42) This is humorous for anyone familiar with Zambia in the 70s when there were "shortages" of many staple foods such as beef, pork and fish. The waiter would hand the menu with a long list of items ... but the guest would quickly find that only chicken was available!

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