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Lake of Slaves (The Lion and Leopard trilogy Book 2)

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In the 1880s the Lake Nyasa area of central Africa is devastated by Arab slave traders and raids by Angoni warriors. Livingstone's 'Lake of Stars' has become a 'Lake of Slaves'. Alan Spaight is among a handful of British men fighting the slavers. After a year as a trader he starts a coffee plantation, while torn between the enticement of his doctor’s wife and his ...more
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published June 13th 2014 by Raasay Publishing Ltd
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Returning for the second book of his African trilogy, Brian Duncan resumes educating the reader about a significantly contentious period on the African continent. Set years before Duncan's first novel, the story introduces the reader to Alan Spaight who has returned from serving in the British Army and seeks a new adventure in the uncharted areas of Africa. Spaight arrives near Portuguese East Africa in the late 1880s, hoping to work for the African Lakes Company, which has been doing some good ...more
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Duncan, once again, managed to take historical fact using names of real people, places and events, and interweave fictional characters and personal details into his plot to create a very engaging piece of historical fiction about the early days of colonial Africa.
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Brian Duncan was born in India and lived there until he was twelve. He then went to school and university in England. He worked as an economist in Africa and Asia for many years, before settling in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Brian's lived and worked in Nyasaland/Malawi during 1947-1986 and travelled the country widely; he spoke ChiChewa fluently. He also worked in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe for 16 years, and
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