The africa house the true story of an english gentleman and his african dream christina lamb on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a bestseller in britain the africa house vividly details the life of an english officer and gentleman and his remarkable house and colony in deepest africa in the ides of the british empire. The africa house the true story of an english gentleman and his african dream christina lamb what a wonderfully captivating book im not a big reader of biographies but i chose this book because of the combination of a focus on english domesticity and colonialism. The africa house the true story of an english gentleman and his african dream user review kirkus sensitive chronicle of a complex man who came to africa to found his own kingdom built a castle for the woman he loved and ruled his subjects with a firm but benevolent handborn in 1873 stewart read full review. A friend sent me this book for the simple reason that the house where i live in france is called maison africawhen i saw the cover that stated the true story of an english gentleman and his african dream i wondered if the book would come up to my expectations. The africa house the true story of an english gentleman and his african dream by christina lamb in the declining years of the british empire in northern rhodesia stewart gore browne was a proper english gentleman who built himself a sprawling country estate complete with liveried servants rose gardens and lavish dinners finished off with
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