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Top 40 Book Club : 2012
35 COCKTAIL hOUR UnDER ThE TREE Of fORGETfULnESS AlexANdRA FulleR Alexandra Fuller writes of the life of her parents, Nicole and Tim, and their life-long relationship with Africa. Nicole grew up in Kenya and the reader gets a glimpse into the life of British ex-pats and the challenges of farming in this harsh land. When Nicole marries Tim, life presents itself with setbacks and heartaches, forces them to travel back to Britain and then home again to confront the civil war. Finally, they end up on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley where they have their dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness, originally the local meeting place for resolving disputes. The sequel to Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller writes with honesty, channelling the voice of her mother through this intriguing story of love, hard work, disappointment, war and forgiveness.