Mimi and Toutou Go Forth: The Bizarre Battle of lake Tanganyika

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"It's the duty of the Royal Navy to engage the enemy wherever she is afloat" is the order of the day, but their lordships would never have imagined what they would be letting themselves into when they sent Lt. Spicer Simson and his ragtag expedition to sink three German Steamers on Lake Tanganyika in central Africa. Spicer Simon, when he wasn't AWOL, would perform ritual baths for his African bearers, who quickly christened him Lord Belly Cloth. Fitzcarraldo meets Heart of Darkness, this is rich, vivid and flashmanesque in its appeal - military history at its most absorbing and entertaining

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Another delightful tale sieved from the flotsam of African military history from a writer who is fast creating a niche of his own ( Arena)

Foden has brought to life one of the strangest episodes of the first world war'... a real romp through the desert of darkness and extremely funny ( Sunday Times)

Giles Foden writes with wit ... give it a read ( Literary Review)

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Giles Foden grew up in Africa and was an assistant editor at the Times Literary Supplement for three years before joining the Guardian. He won the 1998 Whitbread First Novel Award for The Last King of Scotland.

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