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Cry of the Fish Eagle(1993)
(The first book in the African Book Collection series)
A novel by Peter Rimmer
“There’s a saying. Hear the cry of the fish eagle and you’ll always come back. Bush fever. Call it what you will. That sound is the most beautiful sound on earth. It’s worse than booze or drugs. Addictive. Totally addictive.”Flying Officer Rupert Pengelly briefly escapes war to the British colony of Rhodesia. His mission not just duty-driven but a promise to look for an orphaned young girl, Sasa Savage. Having disappeared into the African bush with her eccentric grandfather, she is lost to him and with time running out he rejoins the theatre of war.
When peace returns, Rupert travels home to his beloved Cornwall and the farm he loves, only to learn he has been cruelly cheated out of his inheritance by his distant cousin. Devastated and desolate. Rupert is torn. Can he keep a pledge to a dead man and return to Rhodesia continuing the search for the missing girl? Will the cry of the fish eagle call to him?
Spanning four decades, Peter Rimmer’s Cry of the Fish Eagle brings to life a turbulent period of history with unexpected twists and turns that keeps you turning the pages, leaving you breathless and yearning to hear the lament of the haunting fish eagle. If you like historical family sagas, then pick up today a story of love, friendship and war with unforgettable characters.
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