Twenty Chickens for a Saddle by Robyn Scott

Published February 13, 2015

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle by Robyn Scott

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I wasn’t sure what to expect with this memoir of life as a child in Southern Africa, but I really enjoyed it. The stories felt a bit disjointed at first but either they started to flow better as the book went on, or I just got in the groove with the writing style. It’s such a different world to the one I know, it’s absolutely fascinating.

From a homeschooling hippy mother to a workaholic dreaming father, with fantastic grandparents, plenty of at-one-with-nature experiences, and a few too many adventures with snakes, there’s a lot packed into this book. It even touches upon the horrors of AIDS, seen through the eyes of someone close at hand with the African medical profession.

Unusual but very worthwhile, I recommend this to anyone who wants to relive their childhood vicariously!

Rating: Unrated

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