Sunday, January 24, 2010


H. Rider Haggard knew Africa and he knew how to tell a story. She is set in Africa although it begins in London. A mysterious iron box contains something that must await the 25th birthday of a man (Leo) who has been given to the guardianship of one of the ugliest men in the world (Holly), a man so unattractive that a woman who attempted to have a relationship said of them “If I am beauty then who are you?” meaning that he was indeed the beast.

When Leo reaches his 25th year Holly and he set off to find out whether the mystery contained in the iron box was a fantasy, a hoax or a reality.

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1 comment:

  1. "She" is a fascinating fantasy and one that anyone who thinks they want to live forever should read. The movies are good, too, but not nearly as detailed as the book. And, by the way, Bill, I liked your slide show. PC