Wilbur Addison Smith (* 9. Januar 1933 in Broken Hill, Nordrhodesien, heute Sambia) ist ein britischer Schriftsteller.
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Zouga Ballantyne has in his blood a fanatic’s need to find diamonds, one that will take him to Southern Africa’s most punishing places. Losing his wife to one of the many sicknesses that haunt the diamond mine camp, Zouga and his sons must find another way through the country, helping to build the British Empire, and developing their own form of civilisation in the face of tribal opposition.
Band 2 von The Ballantyne. „Wilbur Smith’s ability to come up time and time again with fascinating historically based fiction is second to none. I have learned far more about southern African history in reading his books than I ever did in history lessons at school.“ (Rezensent) (377 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 721 Seiten noch günstig?
Ralph Ballantyne is following in his father Zouga’s footsteps, as a hunter, gold prospector and promoter of British colonialism in Africa. But the tribes that they – and men like them – have previously exploited or butchered in the name of civilisation are rising up, and will no longer submit quietly to the greed and mindless destruction of the trespassers. Over a hundred years later, Ralph’s descendants are still in Africa, in the newly named Zimbabwe, and the battles have not yet ended.
Band 3 von The Ballantyne. „WS brings the history of Africa to the reader in a way that no other author does. This story about the year’s running up to the birth of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is such a book.“ (Rezensent) (373 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 673 Seiten noch günstig?
Bestselling author Craig Mellow is tired of fame, and wants only to return to his family’s old home in Zimbabwe. Although it’s now derelict, Craig wants to rebuild and turn Rholands into a functioning ranch and tourist safari, but finds his way unexpectedly blocked by his old friend, now government minister, Tungata Zebiwe. Working with acclaimed photographer Sally-Anne Jay, Craig is able to uncover Tungata’s corruption and continue with his planned restoration.
Band 4 von The Ballantyne. „Great story so well written. Just flows along. So much detail into Africa and it’s people.“ (Rezensentin) (275 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 577 Seiten noch günstig?