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Tick Bite Fever By David Bennun

Tick Bite Fever
by David Bennun

Tick Bite Fever is the unconventional memoir of a very unconventional childhood. For Dave, Kenya was bemusingly new. On the way home from school, closed because a pair of lions are padding around the playground, Dave is mugged by baboons. And read about Dave and his Dad spending happy Sunday afternoons being chased by a herd of elephants.
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Tick Bite Fever Summary


Tick Bite Fever by David Bennun

Tick Bite Fever is the unconventional memoir of a very unconventional childhood. In the early Seventies, Dave Bennun's family transplanted themselves from Swindon to the wilds of Kenya. His father, who was a doctor, had lived in Africa before (but had felt it expedient to leave when the South African government realised he was carting explosives around in the boot of his car for the ANC). For Dave, Kenya was bemusingly new. It would be his home for the next 16 years. In Kenya, the childhood memoir takes on a rather surreal tone! On the way home from school, closed because a pair of lions are padding around the playground, Dave is mugged by baboons. Meet Dave's favourite pet Achilles, the almost indestructible dog! Find out about 'Nairobi snow' - and the national radio station that only has three records. And read about Dave and his Dad spending happy Sunday afternoons being chased by a herd of elephants. Enchantingly funny, Tick Bite Fever is a tale of the fading innocence of childhood, miles ahead of the competition.

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Tick Bite Fever Reviews


"A hilarious memoir...Enchanting and amazing" * The Daily Mail *
"A delight" * The Guardian *
"Laugh out loud is an understatement...a wonderful insight into life in Africa from a two-foot high point of view, witty, touching and above all affectionate" * The Press Assocation *
"Tick Bite Fever itches with mordant wit - there's at least one turn of phrase per paragraph that gets among your ribs like a feather duster. An excellent memoir" * Uncut Magazine *
"Exotic hats off to David Bennun, who has written a book full of warmth and self-deprecating humour" * Word Magazine *

About David Bennun


Born in Swindon in 1968, Dave Bennun's family moved to Zambia in 1971. In 1973 the family moved to Kenya where they lived for the next 16 years. He has worked at Melody Maker and at Loaded. He is now freelance and writes for The Guardian, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph and GQ.

Additional information

GOR000826585
Tick Bite Fever by David Bennun
David Bennun
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2004-08-05
320
0091897432
9780091897437
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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