Stephen Taylor


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Stephen Taylor grew up in South Africa, and now works for The Times. He is the author of several celebrated books on Africa. The Mighty Nimrod (1989) was praised by Wilfred Thesiger as 'comprehensive and perceptive', while Jan Morris declared his history of the Zulu people, Shaka's Children (1994) a 'generous and truly moving work'. His most recent, Livingston's Tribe: A Journey from Zanzibar to the Cape was described in the Daily Mail as the 'most honest as well as the most enthralling account out of Africa for years'. ...more

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Commander: The Life and Exp...

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Storm and Conquest: The Cla...

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Sons of the Waves: A Histor...

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Livingstone’s Tribe: A Jour...

3.88 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Defiance: The Extraordinary...

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Shaka's Children: A History...

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Discipline Decoded: How You...

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The Mighty Nimrod

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Blind Again

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“The wife of a junior officer cooped up in a horrible canvas partition in steerage for five months wrote:
"I had enjoyed much peace there in the absence of every comfort, even of such as are now enjoyed in jail. I used to say that there were four privations in my situation - fire, water, earth and air. No fire to warm oneself on the coldest day, no water to drink but what was tainted, no earth to set the foot on, and scarcely any air to breathe. Yet, with all these miserable circumstances, we spent many a happy hour by candlelight in that wretched cabin whilst I sewed and he read the Bible to me.”
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