The Death of Rex Nhongo – CB George. Rex Nhongo was the nom de guerre of guerilla Solomon Mujuro who led Robert Mugabe’s fighters in the Rhodesian bush wars and became Army Chief when Mugabe took power in Zimbabwe. One of the most feared men in that benighted country he died in mysterious circumstances in 2011. This book is an imagining of how and why he died. The story links a British couple living in an embassy compound, an American and his wife and young daughter, a Zimbabwean Intelligence officer and a taxi driver struggling to support his family. It is a compelling and intricately designed tale giving insight into the daily lives of Zimbabweans and their relationship with outsiders living there. A great read.
Island Brook 2014 Chardonnay is pale golden in colour with enticing honey and melon aromas – citrus, white stone fruit and honey on the palate; well balanced with oak – leading to a crisp mineral finish.