Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Mother's Cousin

" My Mother's Cousin " is a book filled with immensely entertaining, short stories about a favourite uncle, (a Scottish Nationalist and a Veteran of the Second World War in North Africa); and other memorable characters who worked in the Witwatersrand gold fields of the Transvaal, South Africa, during the 1950's, 60's and '70's. I also recount some of my own experiences while working in the Transvaal gold mines and prospecting for diamonds in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in the early 1960's. The stories embrace a cast of amazing, unique and diverse characters who certainly left their mark on those with whom they came in contact. It is an era that was exciting, raw and well-worth remembering.