Two men: one broken, the other, a vicious drunk. Can either man let go of their past without self-destructing?
The insanity of the Great War is finally over. But for Harry Brigandshaw raw grief and anger consumes his every waking hour. Mostly to run away from himself, Harry journeys with Barend Oosthuizen deep into the African bush and on to the Skeleton Coast in search of diamonds.
It is several, lonely years before Harry eventually returns to Elephant Walk, having long parted from Barend. An unexpected letter awaits Harry's return and yet again his life is thrown into turmoil!
Forced to return to England, Harry immerses himself in 1920 London where beautiful, seductive women snare the wealthy, cut-throat deals are made, and hedonism plays out in the supper clubs and theatres. Conversely, Barend wends his way to the gold mines of South Africa where violence and booze are the order of the day.
But, Elephant Walk and Africa are always calling where only the mad go out in the midday sun. Both men are lured back and the madness is about to begin all over again.
There's always a price to pay. Who will it be, Harry or Barend?
Mad Dogs and Englishmen is the third in the gripping Brigandshaw Chronicles historical fiction series with Peter Rimmer drawing us into the wilds of Africa and the roaring 20s of London. Don't miss this next instalment of Peter Rimmer's family saga.
About the Author
Rimmer, Peter: - Peter Rimmer was born in London, England, and grew up in the south of the city where he went to school. After the Second World War, and aged 18, he joined the Royal Air Force, reaching the rank of Pilot Officer before age 19. At the end of his National Service, he sailed for Africa to grow tobacco in what was then Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. The years went by and Peter found himself in Johannesburg where he established an insurance brokering company. Over 2% of the companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange were clients of Rimmer Associates. He opened branches in the United States of America, Australia and Hong Kong and travelled extensively between them. Peter now lives a reclusive life on his South African smallholding, writing his books.