Uganda Adventures:The Foster brothers'adventures in Uganda and how they fared later in Kenya.
- ISBN: 9789966051732
- SKU: 2030311000524
In 'Uganda Adventures', Hugh Foster's extraordinary stories of his life in Africa during the early 20th Century, are told with sincerity, humour and a delightful sense of realism.It was in 1913 that Hugh's grandmother gave him a .375 rifle, 300 rounds of ammunition and his fare to sail from Britain, to join three of his brothers in East Africa. Hugh was only nineteen years of age.His book relates tales of endurance and courage, as the young brothers adapt to the rugged realities of pioneer life in farming and hunting, predominandy in Uganda but later in Kenya.Enterprising adventurers, the Fosters tackled new challenges with resourcefulness and a great sense of humour: hunting buffalo in their pyjamas; trying to trade bicycles for African sheep and goats; driving steam rollers through thick elephant grass; joining up during the Great War and canoeing off with a wardrobe and several ducks from the Germans; rescuing a motorbike from the bottom of a crocodile infested river; waking up with a leopard by the bed; building a school for their children and enjoying the entertaining antics of their hugely diverse collection of pets.With its wonderful photographs, from the family collection, 'Uganda Adventures' paints an authentic and memorable picture of a special part of history.
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