I thought of Pete as I watched White Mischief and the movie is all about the White Kenyans and Happy Valley before and during WWII. If you don’t know, it’s the story of how the cuckolded Jock Broughton murdered Josh Erroll. Erroll was somewhere in the succession line for the King of England.
The ghost of the Happy Valley crowd was still around in the early 1990’s and it was something to behold. Pete was mostly dismissive of the whole bunch, but they knew their way around and were ready to go off somewhere difficult and Pete liked that. Some ended poorly, caught up in the dream of being a White Kenyan in Africa. They thought they could do pretty much anything they wanted. It used to be a thing, Richard. Don’t know if it still is, but in the movie the character played by John Hurt…
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An interesting letter. I’ve not been to Kenya although I’ve been to several southern African countries.
I haven’t either but Duke has spent a lot of time there.