Chris Coggin has had a close interest in Thomas Baines throughout his career in the information industry in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He lives in Perth, Western Australia and has plans for the epublishing of further novels, including one on the Chimurenga war in Zimbabwe and another on the role of the Afrikaans secret society, the Broederbond, in the life of a small boy in South Africa.
The men who explored Australia and Africa became legends especially the missionary David Livingstone. Thomas Baines - explorer and artist - was a man whose life rivaled that of Livingstone for excitement and who came to know the dark side of the Livingstone legend. Following Baines’ successful Australian expedition was his treatment at the hands of Livingstone on the Zambezi less than diabolical?