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Title: Three Sips of Gin - Memoirs of an African ...
Publisher: Masai Publisher Inc., U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
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Are you single, married . . . or from the colonies? In Three Sips of Gin the author gives a fascinating and hilarious insight into the decadent lifestyle that prevailed in East Africa during his childhood. As a young boy, Tim takes us on an incredible adventure of growing up in an isolated and often hostile African landscape. He takes us into the realm of the remote boarding school where status amongst schoolboys was determined not by achievements within the classroom, but by more notable deeds worthy of schoolboy lore. As a young adolescent and teen, Tim takes us on a remarkable journey away from Africa. A short time later we return with him to an African continent at war with itself. We accompany him as a young officer with the Rhodesian Army into the exclusivity, glamour and frivolity of the Officers Mess. Then with Tim as a member of the famed Selous Scouts, we follow him into the silence of the shadows to share in the lighter, yet sometimes painful moments of an insurgency fought in the stark and unforgiving harshness of the African bush. Here you will find the significance of three sips of gin finally revealed. Later with Tim having left the army, we accompany him as he stumbles his way through the intrigues, excesses and scandals of the boardroom of a large multi-national company based in South Africa. But above all, we share with Tim in the laughter, candor, wit and self-deprecating humour of an adventurous journey few could ever have experienced.About the Author:
Timothy Bax was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika in 1949. He attended boarding school in Lushoto from the age of six and in 1963 moved to England to continue his schooling. A year later he moved with his mother and two sisters to Toronto, Canada, where he completed his education. At the age of nineteen he returned to Africa living first in South Africa then in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). He was commissioned into the Rhodesian Army as a lieutenant in 1972, serving first with the Rhodesian Light Infantry then with the elite Selous Scouts Regiment. Severely wounded on three occasions, Tim is the recipient of the Order of the Legion of Merit for his operational exploits in the field. He was married to his wife Carol in 1977. In 1980 he and his wife left Rhodesia to settle in South Africa where he later served on the board of a multi-national company. Their daughter, Jennifer, was born in June 1982. In 2002 Tim moved to the United States. He currently resides in Lake Placid, Florida.
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