Leaving Before The Rains Come

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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 chaos of life in southern Africa.

In 1992, after her parents had seen off all other suitors, Alexandra Fuller married Charlie Ross, a charismatic adventurer and 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 brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains and plains of Wyoming.

Today: a tragic accident threatens to change everything.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Tracy-Ann Oberman.

A tragic accident threatens to change everything.