Point Lenana
Nicholas Best

Point Lenana

A novella of love and war in Kenya from the author of Tennis and the Masai, the No 3 best-seller. 

After more than 50 years, the body of a German climber is discovered on the glacier of Mount Kenya. Perfectly preserved by the cold and ice, the man is still as handsome as he was in the summer of 1939. Nursing her memories of the approaching world war, an old lady flies out from England to attend his funeral. 

Nicholas Best’s books are translated into many languages. Formerly the Financial Times fiction critic, he was long-listed in 2010 for the Sunday Times-EFG Bank £30,000 award, the biggest short story prize in the world. For more details, see www.nicholasbest.co.uk 

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Nicholas Best

Nicholas Best

Nicholas Best grew up in Kenya and was educated there, in England and at Trinity College, Dublin. He served in the Grenadier Guards and worked in London as a journalist before becoming a fulltime author. His comic novel Tennis and the Masai was serialized on BBC Radio 4 and has recently been a best-seller in the Amazon Top 100. The Greatest Day in History, his account of the 1918 Armistice, was a Waterstone's recommendation of the month and has been translated into many languages.     In 2010, Nicholas Best was long-listed for the inaugural Sunday Times-EFG Private Bank award of...
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  • "If this sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster in miniature - the world gone mad! Can their star-crossed love endure? - it is. But "Point Lenana" proves the irresistibility of a good old-fashioned story well told."
    San Francisco Chronicle