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Monkeys in My Garden

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It’s hard to believe Mozambique is a country which rarely has stories written about it, when truly extraordinary things happen to the people who live there. Valerie Pixley is one of these people, and she believes that the life experiences she went through were too incredible to keep to herself.

Monkeys in My Garden is a true-life adventure story of Valerie and her husband
ebook, 413 pages
Published July 8th 2013 by Matador
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Tony Riches
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Monkeys in my Garden certainly lives up to its sub-title “Unbelievable but true stories of my life in Mozambique.” Valerie Pixley’s gripping account of her life in the rapidly disappearing forests of Mozambique is often harrowing but compulsively readable. Starting with the shocking discovery of armed bandits in her bedroom, we have to wait until the epilogue to learn the outcome.

Perhaps the saddest part of this true story is the impact of deforestation on the local wildlife. Valerie witnessed e
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