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The old watering hole

Updated: Jan 19

(Book ready in March - 2023). Join Frans as he bobs and weaves his way through childhood, from being a suspiciously blond-haired baby to leaving the nest when he was 18. He was born in 1961 to a Dutch father and Rhodesian mother, living at the time on a steamy tropical island below India with his brother Chris and sister Anna.


While growing up, Frans was always surrounded by a melting pot of interesting people, places and events. That's why the book includes anecdote after anecdote, and provides both historical tidbits and enough twists and turns to keep you wanting more.


Find out why Frans' mother suddenly found her child standing there with an armful of rusty bombs, and what it was like to live in Kenya's highlands near the Great Rift Valley. What happened when a 5-year-old boy from Africa visited Europe for the first time, and how did the Rhodesian Bush War affect those in the village?

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