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The Scent of Eucalyptus - John Dillon

The Scent of Eucalyptus

By: John Dillon, Ronan Sheehan (Foreword by)
eBook Published: 20th November 2019
ISBN: 9781999907594
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The Scent of Eucalyptusis a coming of age novel set in Ethiopia in the early 1960s. Luke La Touche, freshly graduated from Oxford, resists settling down immediately into a career and heads instead for Africa to seek new experiences and a reprieve from the anxieties of Cold War Britain. Taking a teaching position in Addis Ababa, where  his influential cousin James provides all the right introductions, he finds experiences a plenty.  He is embraced by an expat community in the last throes of the colonial tradition. He is smitten with Caroline, a fiercely independent British woman, and befriends the rambunctious Simon. Everything changes, however, as he is drawn into the world of  Yohannis, a young aristocrat who is part of an emerging generation seeking to transform Africa forever. 

Industry Reviews

The cast of characters  – the school people and the denizens of the local scene – are wonderfully observed. Ethiopia too, as landscape and history, is solidly ‘there’. – Nobel prize winner, Seamus Heaney

An outstanding work.  – Ronan Sheehan

John Dillon captures the sense of a time before mass tourism, when travel itself was an adventure. –  John S. Doyle

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Foreword by Ronan Sheehan

The Scent of Eucalyptus - body of novel 

ISBN: 9781999907594
ISBN-10: 1999907590
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 20th November 2019
Publisher: John Dillon
Edition Number: 2

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