Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of Fuller’s parents and of the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land. We follow Tim and Nicola Fuller... show more
A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of Fuller’s parents and of the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land. We follow Tim and Nicola Fuller hopscotching the continent, restlessly trying to establish a home. War, hardship, and tragedy follow the family even as Nicola fights to hold on to her children, her land, her sanity. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken by the continent she loves, it is the African earth that revives and nurtures her. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is Fuller at her very best.
Publish date: June 26th 2012
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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We all should have our own Tree of Forgetfulness.....what a wonderful thought. "People often ask why my parents haven't left Africa. Simply put they have been possessed by the land. Land is Mum's love affair and it is Dad's religion." Page 117From the beautiful landscape of the Isle of Skye in S...
Another accidental discovery on the Download Library. I immediately recognized the author - read her earlier book Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood a number of years ago when I was in a book group. And later I heard her interviewed on the radio. So glad I found this delightful...
Fuller spins a delightful read with the story of her parent's lives. The focus is mostly on her mother, but she does devote a chapter to her father's life pre-Nicola. It reminded me to The Power of One and West with the Night; African stories that praise the beauty of the natural world despite hum...
Years ago I read Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller. I loved it. I have been very foolish in not picking up this book sooner. You do not need to read both, but I would highly recommend it. This is “awful book number two”, as the author’s Mom would call it. The two books are about...