Charlie Ross: Mr Adventure, the man Alexandra hopes will be her saviour.
"I believed that if I moored myself to Charlie, I would know tranquility interspersed with organized adventure. I could remain here, safely. Our lives would be the 'three rifles, supplies for a month and Mozart' of Out of Africa without the plane crashes, syphilis and Danish accent."
In a follow-up to the award-winning memoir "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight", Alexandra Fuller charts her tempestuous marriage to the man she thought would save her from the eccentricities, chaos and dangers of life with her family in Africa.
In 1992, after her parents had seen off all other suitors, Alexandra Fuller married Charlie Ross, a charismatic polo player, and the only man who seemed able to stand up to her parents. In this witty, frank and courageous memoir, Fuller charts their twenty tempestuous years together, from the brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains of Wyoming - looking at what made her marry this man, and why in the end she had to save herself.
Today: 'Charlie Ross: Mr Adventure - the man Alexandra hopes will be her saviour.
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett
Reader: Tracy-ann Oberman has had a varied career on stage, screen, as a stand up comedian and as a writer. She is perhaps best known for her long-running role as Chrissie Watts in Eastenders.