White Mischief

Author: James Fox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448105730

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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Just before 3am on January 24th, 1941, when Britain was preoccupied with surviving the Blitz, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside Nairobi, with a bullet in his head. A leading figure in Kenya's colonial community, the Earl had recently been appointed Military Secretary, but he was primarily a seducer of other men's wives. Sir Henry Delves Broughton, whose wife was Erroll's current conquest, had an obvious motive for the murder, but no one was ever convicted and the question of who killed him became a classic mystery, a scandal and cause celebre. Among those who became fascinated with the Erroll case was Cyril Connolly who joined up with James Fox for a major investigation of the case in 1969 for the Sunday Times magazine. After his death James Fox inherited the obsession and a commitment to continue in pursuit of the story both in England and Kenya in the late 1970s. One day, on a veranda overlooking the Indian Ocean, Fox came across a piece of evidence that seemed to bring all the fragments and pieces together and convinced him that he saw a complete picture...

White mischief

Author: James Fox

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780394756875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Combines a detailed reexamination of the 1941 murder

Hooked in Film

Author: John Markert

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081089131X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 5324


In Hooked in Film, John Markert takes a close look at the correlation between social policies and the public view of drugs and their portrayals in film. In this volume, Markert examines the changing social attitudes toward illegal drugs and their cinematic depictions from as early as the 1894 film Chinese Opium Den to the present. Tracking hundreds of films spanning more than a century, Hooked in Film looks at camp classics like Reefer Madness, comedies such as Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke, Dazed and Confused, and Pineapple Express, and dramas, including Panic in Needle Park and Requiem for a Dream. Scholars and students of cinema, popular culture, media studies, and sociology will find this book a valuable examination of how cinematic portrayals of drugs have changed over time, and how those images have influenced public perception of drugs and even public policy.

Beyond White Mischief

Author: Sheila Ward

Publisher: Book Guild Limited

ISBN: 9781846246166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

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Through Sheila's diaries, life in Africa springs into sharp relief as she learns to live with snakes, bugs and recalcitrant servants. With devastating honesty Sheila Ward's diaries document difficult years, and her determination to build a new life for herself and face the future with impressive optimism.

Whispers Under the Sun

Author: Anubha Sagar

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482875357

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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Whispers under the Sun closely follows Anubha Sagars first book the The Journey of Deceit published in 2014. This book unlike the first is a pack of short stories with a roller coaster ride of thrill, contemporary cultural clash, paranormal, premonition, parental love, teenage love, tragedy and animal emotions. The stories are written in different styles both contemporary as well as classic. The stories are set geographically from East Africa to India and in a time frame from pre independence 1947 India to the contemporary times of 2016. The stories are packed with powerful but subtle humor, well defined plots and surprise endings. Each story will keep you amazed and will linger in your minds long after you finished reading them.

Western Women and Imperialism

Author: Nupur Chaudhuri,Margaret Strobel

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253207050

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 2979


.--The Year's Work in Critical Cultural Theory

The White Spaces of Kenyan Settler Writing

Author: Terrence L. Craig

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004346511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 7808


White Spaces lists and places in their historical contexts over 900 texts written by Whites in and about colonial Kenya.