'Tick Bite Fever'

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Love Africa between the pages in Dave Bennun’s memoirs of an extraordinary African childhood. On safari or for Kenyan imaginings back home, this is a great book to add to your African collection. More info & size chart? Please scroll down or click on 'View Size Chart'. Please do not assume your size & always use the size chart before ordering. Our sizes are not US sizes.


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⊙ Dimensions: 20 x 23 x 2cm/ 7.87 x 9.06 x 0.79".
⊙ Weight: 233g/ 8.22oz.

If you are looking for a holiday read for your safari, Dave Bennun's Tick Bite Fever is a wonderful way to while away some time between game drives, on the plane, or as you drift off to sleep with the sounds of Africa outside.

Dave Bennun's family moved from Swindon to Kenya in the '70s. This memoir maps the anecdotes of his extraordinary childhood, peppered with people, animals, and stories of a wild and remote Kenyan upbringing. With lions in the playground and Sunday afternoons with elephants, this book promises to provide top-quality literary entertainment no matter where you read it.

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"A hilarious memoir...Enchanting and amazing." - The Daily Mail

"A delight." - The Guardian

"Laugh out loud is an understatement...a wonderful insight into life in Africa from a two-foot high point of view, witty, touching and above all affectionate." - The Press Association

"Tick Bite Fever itches with mordant wit - there's at least one turn of phrase per paragraph that gets among your ribs like a feather duster. An excellent memoir." - Uncut Magazine

"Exotic hats off to David Bennun, who has written a book full of warmth and self-deprecating humour." - Word Magazine
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