House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe

3.97 avg rating
( 356 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780007219391: House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe

A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides.

One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of the few remaining white farmers in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, received the news he was dreading – a crowd were at the gate demanding he surrender his home and land. To his horror, his family’s much-loved nanny Aqui was at the head of the violent mob that then stole his homestead and imprisoned him in an outhouse

By tracing the intertwined lives of Nigel and Aqui – rich and poor, white and black, master and maid – through intimate and moving interviews, Christina Lamb captures not just the source of a terrible conflict, but also her own conviction that there is still hope for one of Africa’s most beautiful countries.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'a compelling portrait of a ruined country.' -- Observer

'she writes with sympathy and concision, and balances the needs of
her twin stories.'
-- Daily Telegraph

From the Back Cover:

'Captivating ... It takes great insight and considerable
imaginative powers to describe the unfolding story from both sides, but
this Lamb manages with complete conviction. She is a consummate
storyteller' Sunday Times

One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of the few remaining white farmers in
Mugabe's Zimbabwe, received news he was dreading - a crowd were at the
gates demanding he surrender his home and land. To his horror, his family's
much-loved nanny Aqui was at the head of the violent mob that stole his
homestead and imprisoned him in an outhouse.

By tracing the intertwined lives of Nigel and Aqui - rich and poor, white
and black, master and maid - through intimate and moving interviews,
Christina Lamb captures not just the source of a terrible conflict, but
also her own conviction that there is still hope for one of Africa's most
beautiful countries.

'A poignant portrait of the virtual destruction of Zimbabwe ... Lamb's
achievement is to use this rich tale of the complex and moving relationship
between the two central characters as a route through Zimbabwe's history'
Sunday Telegraph

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Christina Lamb
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides. One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of the few remaining white farmers in Mugabe s Zimbabwe, received the news he was dreading - a crowd were at the gate demanding he surrender his home and land. To his horror, his family s much-loved nanny Aqui was at the head of the violent mob that then stole his homestead and imprisoned him in an outhouse By tracing the intertwined lives of Nigel and Aqui - rich and poor, white and black, master and maid - through intimate and moving interviews, Christina Lamb captures not just the source of a terrible conflict, but also her own conviction that there is still hope for one of Africa s most beautiful countries. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007219391

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Christina Lamb
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides. One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of the few remaining white farmers in Mugabe s Zimbabwe, received the news he was dreading - a crowd were at the gate demanding he surrender his home and land. To his horror, his family s much-loved nanny Aqui was at the head of the violent mob that then stole his homestead and imprisoned him in an outhouse By tracing the intertwined lives of Nigel and Aqui - rich and poor, white and black, master and maid - through intimate and moving interviews, Christina Lamb captures not just the source of a terrible conflict, but also her own conviction that there is still hope for one of Africa s most beautiful countries. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007219391

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lamb, Christina
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800072193910000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Christina Lamb
Published by HarperPerennial (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperPerennial, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000181555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 0.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Christina Lamb
Published by HarperPerennial 2007-02-05 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperPerennial 2007-02-05, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00003373

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Christina Lamb
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 130mm x 197mm x 22mm. Paperback. A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides. One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.250. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007219391

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Christina Lamb
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe, Christina Lamb, A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides. One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of the few remaining white farmers in Mugabe's Zimbabwe, received the news he was dreading - a crowd were at the gate demanding he surrender his home and land. To his horror, his family's much-loved nanny Aqui was at the head of the violent mob that then stole his homestead and imprisoned him in an outhouse By tracing the intertwined lives of Nigel and Aqui - rich and poor, white and black, master and maid - through intimate and moving interviews, Christina Lamb captures not just the source of a terrible conflict, but also her own conviction that there is still hope for one of Africa's most beautiful countries. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007219391

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 5.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Christina Lamb
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides. One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of the few remaining white farmers in Mugabe's Zimbabwe, received the news he was dreading - a crowd were at the g. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007219391_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Christina Lamb
Published by HarperPerennial
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperPerennial. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides. Num Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations, map, ports. BIC Classification: 1HFMW; 3JM; BG; HBW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 22. Weight in Grams: 254. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007219391

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 12.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Christina Lamb
Published by HarperPerennial (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007219393 ISBN 13: 9780007219391
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperPerennial, 2007. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides. Num Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations, map, ports. BIC Classification: 1HFMW; 3JM; BG; HBW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 22. Weight in Grams: 254. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780007219391

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 12.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book