Friday, 4 November 2011

Gunboat!

I've finished reading In Limbo: The Story of Stanley's Rear Column, which confirmed all my pre-conceptions about the Heart of Darkness. It was a very interesting read but not if you are easily disturbed by gratuitous flogging, cannibalism and psychotic derangement.

As you can imagine, I'm in need of a little light refreshment, so thought I'd delve into some colonial diplomacy with Brian Perrett's Gunboat: Small Ships at War. I've had this on the shelf for a while and, as the author is usually pretty reliable for a good read, I reckon I'm going to enjoy it a bit more than the previous book.


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