On the wildest front of World War 1, Baroness Tanya von Brantburg is running intelligence missions for the British irregular forces in East Africa, with whom her husband is enlisted. Risking enemy fire, attacks by lions, temptations to double-cross,and seduction by an old flame, she confronts in this crucible the ultimate challenges to her integrity and her love.
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“A thoroughly enjoyable read and I can’t wait to read more by Maya.” – Anne Samson (historian)
A fun read for those who enjoy the antics of the Happy Valley set (3* The Lady, 1 Jan 2016)
I love it! It is so funny! And the details you have included, which I am sure are well-researched and painstakingly accurate, are amazing.
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The book is very funny. I keep meaning to read it with tape flags next to me so I can flag my favorite lines to let you know which they are … will try to remember next time.
I really enjoyed it! It’s a beautiful study whose end I found very interesting
I just finished The Celebration Husband, enjoying the story, the writing, the deeply researched historical and cultural context, the wry sense of humor and comic timing
It was like sampling a Christmas cake mix…
I like that she put a little postscript explaining that she had messed around with the timings etc
I must say The Celebration Husband by Maya Alexandri is a must read. This eloquently written book takes you on an adventurous journey with characters whose personalities are bursting with pizzaz, spunk and flair (pretty much like the author herself). My only question is, “When can I expect your next book!” Anxiously waiting…
The writing is grand – full of vivid detail, including an enigmatic baroness, a dashing husband, all the beauty and danger that Africa offers, and the intrigue and absurdity of war. Maya worked at McLean Hospital where she ran poetry groups. We exchanged notes while she was there. She also has been a law professor in China, among other things in her varied career. … She is now in the pre-med program at Goucher College.
by email from a fellow author – 9 Sept 2022
Very enlightening, some good characterisations and an exciting conclusion. Some illustrated maps would have been a great inclusion given the factual nature of the territories and disputed border lands. I have passed it on to my wife to read as it is very much up her street.
[TSL: the cover of the book contains the map. a bit challenging with the ebook version]