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Author Coates, Frank.

Title Beyond Mombasa / Frank Coates
Published Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005


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 W'PONDS  827.04 C6527 A6/B  AVAILABLE
Description 458 pages : 1 map, 1 portrait ; 24 cm
Summary "The story of Ronald and Florence Preston, the pioneering Victorian-era couple who, with the help of 1000 mutinous coolies, not to mention all manner of beasts, attempt the seemingly impossible - building a railway line from exotic Mombasa on the east coast all the way to Lake Victoria, deep in Africa's dark and wild heart. In an era when the French were threatening the British stronghold over Africa, this intrepid couple defy the odds in their quest to accomplish the greatest engineering feat the world had ever seen. But to achieve their goal they must overcome innumerable challenges: inhospitable terrain, floods, droughts, illness, man-eating lions, political pressures, warring tribesmen, traitors from within, not to mention the huge personal strain put on their marriage... Beyond Mombasa takes the reader on an heart-stopping adventure across Africa - a land full of danger and colour, a land which has since the dawn of time resisted the white man's scourge, and a land where man is pitted against not only nature, but against himself."--Provided by Publisher
Subject Mombasa (Kenya) -- Fiction.
Africa -- Fiction.
Africa -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Action and adventure fiction.
Australian fiction
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 0732279186 :