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When Hoopoes Go To Heaven

When Hoopoes Go To Heaven - Gaile Parkin 4.5 stars. I fell in love with Benedict, the book's main character, whilst I was reading this. He is such a sweet lad, sensitive and kind, with a great passion for wildlife and a love for his family coupled with a desire to help them succeed in life that come across vividly. The story gives an interesting insight into life and customs in Swaziland (and to a lesser extent, Africa in general) and is peppered with phrases and exclamations in the local language, which add to the flavour and sense of place. A quick and enjoyable read, recommended to anyone who enjoyed Baking Cakes in Kigali, Gaile Parkin's first novel, also about the Tungazara family and also fans of books like Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.