Twenty Chickens For A Saddle - The Story Of An African Childhood

Anne-marie Duff reads from Robyn Scott's affectionate memoir of growing up in an eccentric family in Botswana in the 1980s.

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01*20080512

The family move in to an old cowshed, imaginatively redecorated by Robyn's mother.

0220080513

Robyn's mother's commitment to home schooling leaves plenty of scope for reading and days out in the bush.

0320080514

Robyn is desperate for a new saddle, but her parents insist that she contributes towards paying for it.

04*20080515

Robyn is ecstatic at the thought of going to a proper school, but she presents the well-meaning nuns with quite a challenge.

05 LAST*20080516

The Aids crisis is worsening.