How refreshing to read a memoir of a magical
childhood where parents are loved and respected.
Robyn Scott proves you do not have to come from a
dysfunctional family to tell a great story. And this
book is all about stories. Twenty-eight chapters of
stories of three generations and the lives they have
chosen to live in one of Africa's most beautiful
There is the story of Botswana with diamond mines, a
new democracy and the devastation of AIDS.
There is Grandpa Ivor's story. An irascible yet
charming World War II veteran of the South African
Air Force who lives in a run-down home with the
remains of a broken Cessna in the yard. He was the
personal pilot of the first President of Botswana
(Sir Seretse Khama)...
Beyond the Book
Interesting Facts About
Since independence in 1966, the
former British Protectorate of
Bechuanaland has transformed
itself from one of the
continent's poorest nations into
one of its most prosperous.
Botswana's vast diamond wealth
has underpinned this boom
(Jwaneng, the world's largest
and richest diamond mine, was
discovered when termites looking
for water brought grains of
diamond to the surface), but,
making it almost unique among
its neighbors, the money has
been carefully spent and