After his death James Fox inherited the obsession and a commitment to continue in pursuit of the story both in England and Kenya in the late 1970s.
Author: James Fox
Publisher: Random House
Category: True Crime
Just before 3am on January 24th, 1941, when Britain was preoccupied with surviving the Blitz, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside Nairobi, with a bullet in his head. A leading figure in Kenya's colonial community, the Earl had recently been appointed Military Secretary, but he was primarily a seducer of other men's wives. Sir Henry Delves Broughton, whose wife was Erroll's current conquest, had an obvious motive for the murder, but no one was ever convicted and the question of who killed him became a classic mystery, a scandal and cause celebre. Among those who became fascinated with the Erroll case was Cyril Connolly who joined up with James Fox for a major investigation of the case in 1969 for the Sunday Times magazine. After his death James Fox inherited the obsession and a commitment to continue in pursuit of the story both in England and Kenya in the late 1970s. One day, on a veranda overlooking the Indian Ocean, Fox came across a piece of evidence that seemed to bring all the fragments and pieces together and convinced him that he saw a complete picture...
This comprehensive book seeks to explain the cultural history of cocaine and the coca plant.
Author: Tim Madge
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company
Cocaine and the coca plant, from which it is made, have a unique place in the history of recreational and illegal drugs. Despite governments vowing to eliminate it, cocaine has kept its status as the `champagne drug', associated in many peoples minds with a high-living, high-rolling lifestyle. It has long been the choice of emperors, kings politicians and pop stars. It was used 100 years ago by King Edward VII and his coterie at Balmoral; by Bleriot as he flew over the English Channel for the first time; and by millions of ordinary citizens in the USA - notably in the first decade of production of the most famous soft drink of them all Coca-Cola. This comprehensive book seeks to explain the cultural history of cocaine and the coca plant. White mischief journeys back many thousand of years ago to discover the drug's first use in South America -particulary among the Inca, who revered it as the `food of the gods' The author examines the rise of cocaine as a recreational drug. And he tells of the astonishing array of medics in Europe - including Sigmund Freud - who pushed it as the wonder drug of the age in the 1880s.
With devastating honesty Sheila Ward's diaries document difficult years, and her determination to build a new life for herself and face the future with impressive optimism.
Author: Sheila Ward
Publisher: Book Guild Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Through Sheila's diaries, life in Africa springs into sharp relief as she learns to live with snakes, bugs and recalcitrant servants. With devastating honesty Sheila Ward's diaries document difficult years, and her determination to build a new life for herself and face the future with impressive optimism.
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Even when , as in the film White Mischief , the later decades of white rule in Kenya are stripped of their romantic glow to reveal moral decay , the cinematic message is that colonies allowed white women to escape the suffocating ...
Greta Scacchi to Hugh Grant in White Mischief, 1987 WHITEMISCHIEF (1987), directed by Michael Radford, is based on the true story of upper-class Brits indulging in all sorts of sexual shenanigans in 1940s Kenya, when they should, ...
Author: Jody Tressider
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Hugh Grant is the quintessential English movie star. He is also a man of opposites; his easy charm belies a malicious wit and as heart throb star of Four Weddings and a Funeral he shocked the world when police found him enjoying the services of a Sunset Boulevard prostitute. Jody Tresidder, who has written this first, hugely revealing biography of Britain's most famous film star, was a teenage love of Hugh Grant's. She has uncovered all facets of the man - his boyish appeal, his glamorous relationship with Liz Hurley and the darker side that he can longer conceal.
... 118 White Dawn 126 White Dog 138 White Fang 129 White Feather 69 White Heat 187 White Light 207 White Lightning 20 White Mischief 65 White Nights 43, 184, 219 White Rock 196 White Shadows of the South Seas 9, 131 White Tie and Tails ...
Author: Stewart R. Craggs
First published in 1998, music scored for film has only relatively recently received the critical attention which it merits. Many composers in the twentieth century have written works for films or documentaries, a number feeling that this aspect of their output has been undervalued. This dictionary complements other studies which have appeared in recent years which look at the technical and theoretical issues concerned with film music composition. Arranged alphabetically by composer, the volume comprises over 500 entries covering all nationalities. Each entry includes very brief biographical information on the composer, followed by a list of the films (with dates) for which he or she has composed. Details of recordings are also given. The dictionary’s international coverage ensures that it will become a standard reference work for all those interested in the history of twentieth-century music and the development of film.
Time , April 4 , 1983 , Patricia Blake , review of White Mischief , p . 77 . Times Literary Supplement , November 19 , 1982 . Washington Post Book World , April 17 , 1983. * . . FRADIN , Dennis ( Brindell ) 1945A reviewer for Publishers ...
Author: Scot Peacock
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
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Worse , some perished for the same reason as did African - Americans — in sacrifice to what Toni Morrison labels a typical form of “ white mischief - the kind that surfaces when the opportunity to gaze voluptuously at a black body ...
Author: Charmaine Nelson
Publisher: Captus Press
"Racism, Eh? is the first publication that examines racism within the broad Canadian context. This anthology brings together some of the visionaries who are seeking to illuminate the topics of race and racism in Canada through the analysis of historical and contemporary issues, which address race and racism as both material and psychic phenomena. Fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature, this text will be an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, academics studying or practicing within the Humanities and the Social Sciences, and anyone seeking information on what has been a little explored and poorly understood Canadian issue."--pub. desc.
If the more obvious decadence and 'White Mischief' of white settler colonies like Kenya was muted in West Africa, racism, cruelty and aberrant behaviour were not uncommon among both government and 'business' whites.8 So what, then, ...
Author: Barbara Bush
Imperialism, Race and Resistance marks an important new development in the study of British and imperial interwar history. Focusing on Britain, West Africa and South Africa, Imperialism, Race and Resistance charts the growth of anti-colonial resistance and opposition to racism in the prelude to the 'post-colonial' era. The complex nature of imperial power in explored, as well as its impact on the lives and struggles of black men and women in Africa and the African diaspora. Barbara Bush argues that tensions between white dreams of power and black dreams of freedom were seminal in transofrming Britain's relationship with Africa in an era bounded by global war and shaped by ideological conflict.
Less famous and written in a somewhat different vein, the memoirs of British author Cheryl Mason—White Mischief: The True Story of a Woman Who Married a Kenyan Tribesman (1995) and No Ivory Tower (2001)—are well known among women in ...
Author: George Paul Meiu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
Ethno-erotic Economies explores a fascinating case of tourism focused on sex and culture in coastal Kenya, where young men deploy stereotypes of African warriors to help them establish transactional sexual relationships with European women. In bars and on beaches, young men deliberately cultivate their images as sexually potent African men to attract women, sometimes for a night, in other cases for long-term relationships. George Paul Meiu uses his deep familiarity with the communities these men come from to explore the long-term effects of markets of ethnic culture and sexuality on a wide range of aspects of life in rural Kenya, including kinship, ritual, gender, intimate affection, and conceptions of aging. What happens to these communities when young men return with such surprising wealth? And how do they use it to improve their social standing locally? By answering these questions, Ethno-erotic Economies offers a complex look at how intimacy and ethnicity come together to shape the pathways of global and local trade in the postcolonial world.
For the white kitten had been having its face washed by the old cat for the last quarter of an hour (and bearing it pretty well, considering); so you see that it couldn't have had any hand in the mischief. The White Kitten The way Dinah ...
Author: Jason Cranford Teague
Publisher: New Riders
Speaking in Styles aims to help Web designers learn the "language" that will be used to take their vision from the static comp to the live Internet. Many designers think that CSS is code, and that it's too hard to learn. Jason takes an approach to CSS that breaks it down around common design tasks and helps the reader learn that they already think in styles--they just need to learn to speak the language. Jason helps Web designers find their voice, walks them through the grammar of CSS, shows them how to write their design specs in CSS, and how to prepare it for screen, printer or handheld devices. Along the way designers will learn to optimize their code, make it accessible, optimize for search engines, mix it up with Flash, and more.
Brian celebrated our arrival in home waters with curry and an apricot duff assuaged by white sauce. After a windy night the day broke with vicious squalls hurrying down upon us from the north-west across a white-capped sea.
Author: Harold Tilman
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
‘I felt like one who had first betrayed and then deserted a stricken friend; a friend with whom for the past fourteen years I had spent more time at sea than on land, and who, when not at sea, had seldom been out of my thoughts.’ The first of the three voyages described in this book gives H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman’s account of the final voyage and loss of Mischief, the Bristol Channel pilot cutter in which he had sailed over 100,000 miles to high latitudes in both Arctic and Antarctic waters. Back home, refusing to accept defeat and going against the advice of his surveyor, he takes ownership of Sea Breeze, built in 1899; ‘a bit long in the tooth, but no more so, in fact a year less, than her prospective owner’. After extensive remedial work, his first attempt at departure had to be cut short when the crew ‘enjoyed a view of the Isle of Wight between two of the waterline planks’. After yet more expense, Sea Breeze made landfall in Iceland before heading north toward the East Greenland coast in good shape and well stocked with supplies. A mere forty miles from the entrance to Scoresby Sound, Tilman’s long sought-after objective, ‘a polite mutiny’ forced him to abandon the voyage and head home. The following year, with a crew game for all challenges, a series of adventures on the west coast of Greenland gave Tilman a voyage he considered ‘certainly the happiest’, in a boat which was proving to be a worthy successor to his beloved Mischief.