Roar of the lion coates frank. Roar of the Lion by Frank Coates (9780732282738) 2019-01-25

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Roar of the lion (Book, 2007) [cellosquare.com]

roar of the lion coates frank

He risked all to trek across darkest Africa for the woman he loves and has gone on to dominate the business world of the burgeoning new colony of British East Africa. My biggest problem with the book, was how unsympathetic a character he is - the single-minded pursuit of his goals is meant to be a positive thing, but he came across all through the book as selfish and arrogant which made it difficult to care about what happened to him. An epic story of a man who risked life and love to challenge Africa. He risked all to trek across darkest Africa for the woman he loves and has gone on to dominate the business world of the burgeoning new colony of British East Africa. From his early days fighting for Cecil Rhodes in the Matabele wars, Grogan's passion uniquely equipped him to conquer a continent. Ewart Grogan, known to the Africans as Bwana Simba — the man with the cold stare of the lion — is a man of unwavering self-confidence. What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo? Frank now lives in Sydney.

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Roar of the Lion

roar of the lion coates frank

He was tall, well built with dashing good looks, dazzling yellow-green eyes the natives said he had the eyes of a lion and called him bwana simba — Master Lion and had undoubted charm. When my first novel was published I happily gave up the day job. What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo? From his early days fighting for Cecil Rhodes in the Matabele wars, Grogan's passion uniquely equipped him to conquer a continent. And Grogan faces his greatest ordeal - and his most wrenching choice. I started this with high hopes as it was recommended by a friend, but immediately felt like I had missed a book or two already, and had to keep checking that it wasn't a sequel. An epic story of Africa from the bestselling author of Tears of the Maasai, Beyond Mombasa and In Search of Africa.

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Frank Coates

roar of the lion coates frank

The E-mail message field is required. And he did this at the age of 24. Love or empire; ambition or greed? It was a life-changing experience for the ex-Telecom Australia engineer who had earlier worked in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. It was Ewart Scott Grogan, a man whose powerful presence influenced British East Africa from British Protectorate to the independent nation of Kenya. He was the first man to walk from Capetown to Cairo, and went on to become a prominent businessman in Brit I started this with high hopes as it was recommended by a friend, but immediately felt like I had missed a book or two already, and had to keep checking that it wasn't a sequel. No challenge is too great for Grogan as he builds his fortune in timber, cattle and land with little regard for those who helped him make his start — even to forsaking the women who loved him along the way.

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Roar of the lion (Book, 2007) [cellosquare.com]

roar of the lion coates frank

Domination has come at a price, however. I was like other readers, a little disappointed with this book. . The book is the story of Ewart Grogan - a real figure in history, but this is a fictionalised account of his story. It fired up a passion in me to tell its many stories, and in so doing to realise an ambition to write — an ambition I had suppressed for thirty years as I raised a family and paid the mortgage. He risked all to trek across darkest Africa for the woman he loves and has gone on to dominate the business world of the burgeoning new colony of British East Africa. It was a life-changing experience for the ex-Telecom Australia engineer who had earlier worked in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

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Roar of the Lion by Frank Coates (9780732295561)

roar of the lion coates frank

His first novel, Tears of the Maasai made the best-seller's list in 2004. And Grogan faces his greatest ordeal and his most wrenching choice. What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo? The story continues in this way - detailed accounts of short periods in time, then jumping forwards. And Grogan faces his greatest ordeal - and his most wrenching choice. But in a life of outstanding achievements, it was one of his first conquests that stands out, and that was his remarkable journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Cairo — a trek of almost ten thousand kilometers. Frank Coates' latest novel is a blockbuster! They say that those who have spent time in Africa can't easily forget the experience, so after denying his urge to write for thirty years, when Frank finally began his writing career in 2001, his imagination took him back to Africa.

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Roar of the Lion by Frank Coates (9780732295561)

roar of the lion coates frank

His marriage didn't survive the continental shift back to Australia and he and his 'African princess' divorced some years later. Ewart Grogan, known to the Africans as Bwana Simba - the man with the cold stare of the lion - is a man of unwavering self-confidence. From his early days fighting for Cecil Rhodes in the Matabele wars, Grogan's passion uniquely equipped him to conquer a continent. Now, the Great War points its bloody finger towards Africa. His first novel, Tears of the Maasai made the best-seller's list in 2004.

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Roar Of The Lion by Frank Coates

roar of the lion coates frank

He then gave up his day job to write full time. This is his fifth novel. What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo? I enjoyed the descriptions of Africa and the history details, although not all the hunting - I suppose it was true to the times, but the author seems to revel in the descriptions of killing lions and elephant etc that felt rather gratuitous. He risked all to trek across darkest Africa for the woman he loves and has gone on to dominate the business world of the burgeoning new colony of British East Africa. It was not only this amazing test of stamina and will that got me interested, it was the many different versions of why he did it.

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Roar of the Lion

roar of the lion coates frank

Hoping to expand his family's fortunes with timber and farming, Ewart brings his wife Gertrude and their children back to Africa. From his early days fighting for Cecil Rhodes in the Matabele wars, Grogan's passion uniquely equipped him to conquer a continent. Being a huge fan of East African history, one name kept popping up in my research. I would suggest you read other novels by this author over this particular novel. Four years later, circumstances forced me to leave.

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