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Roar of the Lion
 

Roar of the Lion (Paperback)

By Coates, Frank

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An epic story of a man who risked life and love to challenge Africa. From the bestselling author of TEARS OF THE MAASAI, BEYOND MOMBASA and IN SEARCH OF AFRICA. Love or empire; ambition or greed? What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo? Ewart Grogan, known to the African... read full description below.

ISBN 9780732295561
Barcode 9780732295561
Published 1 April 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780732295561
ISBN-10 0732295564
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 2012
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Coates, Frank
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Historical Adventure Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 624
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 41mm
Weight 412g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code A823
Catalogue Code 315104

Description of this Book

An epic story of Africa Love or empire; ambition or greed? What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo? Ewart Grogan, known to the Africans as Bwana Simba -- the man with the cold stare of the lion -- is a man of unwavering self-confidence. From his early days fighting for Cecil Rhodes in the Matabele wars, Grogan's passion uniquely equipped him to conquer a continent. He risked all to trek across darkest Africa for the woman he loves and has gone on to dominate the business world of the burgeoning new colony of British East Africa. Domination has come at a price, however. Now, the Great War points its bloody finger towards Africa. And Grogan faces his greatest ordeal -- and his most wrenching choice ... 'an incredible story, brilliantly told. Frank Coates' latest novel is a blockbuster!' ABC Radio 936 'a big, powerful, full-blooded adventure' travelbeat.com.au

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Frank Coates was born in Melbourne, ran away to Africa in 1989 at the age of 45, joined a UN team in Nairobi as a technical expert and a year later, on the shores of Lake Victoria, married a Tanzanian of the Nyamwezi tribe. It was a life-changing experience for the ex-Telecom Australia engineer who had earlier worked in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. The UN contract ended, but Frank was now hooked on Africa, and worked as a consultant in countries from Kenya to Swaziland and from Mozambique to Botswana. It was during these four years that he developed his passionate interest in the political and cultural history of East Africa. His marriage didn't survive the continental shift back to Australia and he and his 'African princess' divorced some years later. They say that those who have spent time in Africa can't easily forget the experience, so after denying his urge to write for thirty years, when Frank finally began his writing career in 2001, his imagination took him back to Africa. His first novel, Tears of the Maasai made the best-seller's list in 2004. He then gave up his day job to write full time.

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