In this brilliant, hilarious memoir, Robyn Scott recounts the years living in Botswana while her dad works as a flying doctor. At first she thinks her parents don't have the best ideas, but soon she begins to realize the importance of her father's work. Botswana has the highest rate of HIV infection in the world, but still no one wants to talk about it and, for once, Scott is proud that her parents are willing to be unconventional.
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Born in 1981, Robyn Scott began her formal education at the age of 14, when she started boarding school in Zimbabwe. Moving to New Zealand for her undergraduate degree, she studied bioinformatics at the University of Auckland. In 2004, she was awarded a Gates Scholarship to Cambridge University, where she earned a master of philosophy in bioscience enterprise, with a focus on the pricing of medicines in developing countries. Robyn lives in London but visits and works regularly in southern Africa. She is the author of Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood.Review:
"[A] beautiful and loving portrait."
- The Boston Globe
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Book Description Penguin Canada, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110143056417