"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This weeks "waiting in queue line with camping chairs" selection is:
A Year in the Wild by James Hendry
Published by Pan Macmillan South Africa
About the Book
Angus and Hugh MacNaughton are brothers. They dislike each other … A lot.
It all started when Hugh bit Angus at a family picnic in the summer of 1989. In a last-ditch attempt to forge a brotherly bond between the two, Mr and Mrs MacNaughton secure them jobs at an exclusive five-star game lodge. They manage to convince (bribe in the case of Angus) the siblings to work at Sasekile Private Game Lodge for a year.
A Year in the Wild tells the uproarious, cringe-worthy and hilarious tales of Angus and Hugh in the form of their weekly emails to their sister Julia back home. Their experiences include encounters with guests, animals, female staff and often a mix of these.
Combine: an eclectic mix of rich, over-demanding and adulterous guests, a dash of crazy bush lodge staff including two jealous brothers (one a bitterly sarcastic game ranger and the other an over-eager lodge manager) and throw in the beauty of the African bushveld. Shake well. Conflict and disaster are inevitable.
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About the Author
JAMES HENDRY spent ten years working at exclusive lodges in southern Africa. He worked as a ranger, ranger trainer, head ranger, land manager, lodge manager, researcher and entertainer. James co-authored the non-fiction bestseller Whatever You Do, Don’t Run (Tafelberg, 2006).
Why Are We Waiting for It?
As any of our readers are probably aware, Kelly and I believe that humour is a great antidote for life, and this book promises side-splitting laughs in the page-fulls. Put that with my almost-obsessive love for animals ("Tarryn, put the dog down, it is not your's! No Tarryn, do not put that lion cub in your car!") and this book promises to be a winner. Said to be a mix between the witty Spud by John van der Ruit (Penguin) and the moving Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony (Pan Macmillan).
Apart from that, check out how awesome the review copy package is:
So, *sits on sofa, curls fingers around steaming mug of coffee*, what books are you waiting for?