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Selengai  - Mary Rose Hall


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by Mary Rose Hall 
UK price: £9.99    US price: $17.95
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0-595-37197-3
Published: Oct-2005

Selengai is an evocative and nostalgic story of colonial Africa, set in Kenya before Uhuru.

Book Description

A modern story of three beautiful farms, Selengai, Bahati and Saba Saba, each loved passionately by their owners who will fight drought, disease even death to keep them. With the spaceless plains of Masai country as the backdrop to their lives, it is their memories, adventures, joy and pain that inspire them in the country in which they have all grown up. Time to move on from Out of Africa and The Flame Trees of Thika!

About the author

Born in Crowborough, Sussex, Mary Rose Hall (pen name) lived for over 40 years in Kenya with her parents, both of whom farmed in the Highlands, while her mother also ran a successful business in Nairobi. Marrying in 1956, her two children were subsequently born there. After Uhuru she moved down to South Africa with her family before returning to the UK where she and her husband started a Banking College in the City.

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Also by Mary Rose Hall:


Whispering Grass
by Mary Rose Hall        

UK price: £8.66   US price: $16.95
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 246
ISBN: 0-595-42030-3
Published: Dec-2006

Whispering Grass, like Selengai before it, evokes that delightful time of colonial stability when farmers and British settlers planned and schemed in what is now a lost world - a world that was eventually swept away by the winds of change that culminated in Uhuru.

While the Lion Sleeps    
by Mary Rose Hall 

UK price: £6.99    US price: $9.99
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9 (22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm)
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0-595-37197-3
Published: Oct-2009

While the Lion Sleeps is an evocative and at times disturbing story of colonial Africa, set in Kenya under the shadow of Uhuru.

With the third book set around the golden plains and hills of her beloved Kenya, the author completes a trilogy to form an African version of the Forsyte Saga. While the Lion Sleeps continues the story where Whispering Grass left off.