Obviously a wondrously effective organisation. Small, but exquisite in every detail”
Bill Oddie, OBE – Birdwatcher, natural history presenter and High Five Club Patron
Here is a chance to enjoy a good read and support the High Five Club’s work in Zambia at the same time!
One of our long-time supporters, Derrick Swain, has written an autobiographical book “Gold Cufflinks” about his experiences living and working in both Zambia and St Lucia from the end of the 1960s as the winds of change blew through Africa and the Caribbean after the fall of the British Empire.
Derrick shares his fascinating account of how as a young man he chose to leave the UK and work alongside Zambian colleagues to create a modern commercial enterprise in the Copperbelt during the early years of Kenneth Kaunda’s presidency. The reader also journeys with Derrick to St Lucia where he took up his second overseas posting.
Full of historical interest and anecdotes, this book about the life of an expat in the post-colonial era is both serious and light-hearted and packed with surprises, hope, love and friendship. It is also a book that will resonate with anyone who has lived in the tropics, triggering both joyful and painful memories. Joy at the fond recall of moments, people and places; pain at leaving them all behind.
Derrick will sign each copy and is kindly donating £5 from the sale of every book sold to High Five Club supporters and their friends. All funds raised we will put towards our school build programme in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley.
This “Gold Cufflinks” fundraising offer is only available online at www.talesofexpat.co.uk and retails for £12.99 plus p&p.