51S3JKQ2AVL._UY250_Published by Simon & Schuster, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0743492270

This is a memoir of the 12 years I spent in Botswana.

Reviews for Place of Reeds:

‘Candid and unsentimental. She has a particular gift for capturing an individual’s physical presence…Botswana is not quite the comforting place it appears in the genial writings of Alexander McCall Smith,’ Hilary Mantel, Sunday Telegraph

‘Davies’s prose is elegant and spare, her descriptions of the landscape are evocative,’ Sunday Times

‘Her moving story encompasses the spectrum of human emotion, and is hilarious and poignant in equal measure,’ Waterstone’s Books Quarterly

‘Devastating,’ Evening Standard

‘Probably the most vivid account of Botswana and its people that you will ever read,’ The Citizen

‘An intricate tale of love, betrayal and tragedy…she eloquently and vividly describes the Setswana life,’ Beata Kasale, The Voice

‘Extremely well written,’ Sheridan Griswold, Mmegi

‘A powerful memoir,’ University of Botswana History Department, included in ‘suggested reading for visitors’

Place of Reeds reads with the ease of a travelogue but has the underlying depth and intensity of a novel. Compelling,’ Nicki Grihault, Traveller Magazine

‘Eloquent,’ Anthony Sattin, The Spectator

‘A heartbreakingly sad and dark story,’ Publishing News




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