Manly Pursuits

Manly Pursuits It is Cape Town in the year Diamond tycoon Cecil Rhodes believes that he has only months to live and that the only thing that can save him is the sound of English birdsong He recruits Wills to

  • Title: Manly Pursuits
  • Author: Ann Harries
  • ISBN: 9780747545446
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • It is Cape Town, in the year 1899 Diamond tycoon Cecil Rhodes believes that he has only months to live, and that the only thing that can save him is the sound of English birdsong He recruits Wills to transport 200 birds to Cape Town, but on arrival they refuse to sing This is but the first obstacle for Wills, in a country on the brink of war.

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    862 thoughts on “Manly Pursuits

    • Fiction is great; it allows you to read about interactions between characters such as Cecil Rhodes,Oscar Wilde,Lewis Carrol and R. Kiplingd an ornithologist invited to bring western birds to South Africa.The book recalls Boers wartime, the Transvaal in 1895; mentions Sir Jameson who assisted Rhodes' negotiations with native peoples.


    • What I found most fascinating in this book was the romantic intrigues of the great authors who were Wills'(protagonist) friends. It gave me a real insight into the world of South Africa and the English narcissism of the turn of the 20th century. Images evoked by this book have stayed with me over the five years since I read it.


    • I guess that era and setting are not that interesting to me, or birding isn't what I consider manly. This is a book of strange characters brought together in unlikely circumstances, at least in my mind. Maybe with some more education about the time and place would make the book more interesting.


    • I normally enjoy stories about Africa and famous people separately but somehow when combined here with searching for birdsong, it didn't work for me.



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