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Tim Jeal



Tim Jeal is the author of acclaimed biographies of Livingstone and Baden-Powell. His memoir, Swimming with My Father, was published by Faber in 2004 and was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize for Autobiography. He is also a novelist and a former winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

Average rating: 3.92 · 1,811 ratings · 269 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Stanley: The Impossible Lif...

4.09 avg rating — 786 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Explorers of the Nile: The ...

3.77 avg rating — 772 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Livingstone

3.98 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1973 — 5 editions
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Baden-Powell: Founder of th...

3.90 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1989 — 8 editions
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Swimming With My Father: A ...

3.71 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Livingstone

4.08 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Boy-Man: The Life of Lo...

3.85 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1990
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The Missionary's Wife

3.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Until the Colors Fade

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1976 — 7 editions
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Deep Water

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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“He [Stanley] had stated that he longed to do something wonderful for the African tribes along the Congo, and instead, as would become all too apparent, had set them up for a terrible fate. In 1877 he came down the great river as the first European ever to do so, declaring his hope that the Congo should become like `a torch to those who sought to do good'." Instead, it became the torch that attracted the archexploiter King Leopold II of Belgium.”
Tim Jeal, Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

“I do not want to miss the opportunity of our obtaining a share in this magnificent African cake.”
Tim Jeal, Stanley: Africa's Greatest Explorer

“Stanley must have realized that this postponement would probably be fatal. But while he did not give up, he never for a moment thought of abandoning his African quest [...] Yet Stanley still longed for the security of marriage, and hoped he could find Livingstone and marry Katie. [...] The romantic side of his nature told him that their story ought to end in marriage: the workhouse boy, having distinguished himself beyond all expectations, weds the daughter of the respectable local gentleman, and they live happily ever afterwards in a big house
[...] But Katie had never understood his inner conviction of being chosen for a great task.”
Tim Jeal, Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

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