Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

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By Dorothy Gilman

Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

Publisher: Recorded Books

Pub. Date: 1992

6.75 hours

Mrs Pollifax on Safari

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2013 Audio Book Challenge      

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT

Mrs Emily Pollifax goes on safari for the CIA. She will photograph her companions – one is an international assassin sent to kill the president of Zambia. Somebody steals her film. Rhodesian terrorists kidnap her. Again humor and the unexpected help white-haired karate student Emily face fatal danger and remember the value of life and liberty.. [Goodreads]

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dorothy Gilman started writing when she was 9. At 11, she competed against 10 to 16-year-olds in a story contest and won first place. Dorothy worked as an art teacher and telephone operator before becoming an author. She wrote children’s stories for more than ten years and then began writing adult novels about Mrs. Pollifax–a retired grandmother who becomes a CIA agent. The Mrs. Pollifax series made Dorothy famous. While her stories nourish people’s thirst for adventure and mystery, Dorothy knew about nourishing the body as well. She used to live on a farm in Nova Scotia, where she grew medicinal herbs. Her knowledge of herbs comes through in many of her stories, including A Nun in the Closet, in which a nun treats a man’s wounds with the herbs growing nearby. Many of Dorothy’s books, including Caravan, feature strong women having adventures around the world. Dorothy spent much of her life in Connecticut and Maine. She died at age 88 of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. [Goodreads]

And there’s a great Mrs. Pollifax fan club website!

 

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