The Fifty First Gamble (A brief excerpt from the novel.)

The novel is based loosely on our family’s experience in Southern Rhodesia, but the novel is set in the fictitious town of Umzimtuti. Rhodesian, Ronald Leavis, prefaced his book Hippodile with the following statement “The characters in this book are purely imaginary. Any of my friends or enemies who resemble them have only themselves to blame.”

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