Once again I acknowledge and thank Scarlett Rugers for her design and layout of this, my second book – a wonderful lady to deal with. I would be lost without her.
I also acknowledge the relatives and friends of the Langbourne family, whose memories of the brothers, and their history, allowed me to write both ‘Langbourne’ and ‘Rebellion’.
My best friend, Martin Robinson, who I grew up with in Africa, I give many thanks for his valuable advice and feedback as the book progressed. For this I am extremely grateful. I thank another good friend, Phil Ineson, for his technical advice on the weapons used in the story.
My sincere thanks to Cindy Kramer for her editing, suggestions and guidance, always reassuring and constantly there for me. I’d also like to thank Wendy Meyer for casting a vital ‘old school’ eye over my work, and to John Landau and William and Cherie Cadwallender for their comments on the manuscript.
A very special thanks to my partner, Sharon De Bruyn, for her undying encouragement, enthusiasm, feedback and suggestions, and for following me around Southern and Central Africa whilst I researched some of the history behind the story.
Finally, and most importantly, my thanks to my readers. I truly hope you enjoyed the story.
Acknowlegements for Rebellion
The first book in the ‘Langbourne’ series. Set in 1891 it tells the story of two young Irish brothers who set sail for Africa to seek a better life. Based on a true story and actual events.
The second book in the ‘Langbourne’ series. This book continues the fascinating story of the Langbourne brothers as they explore deeper into Africa’s heartland, encountering the perils, fears and joys of this most mysterious continent. Based on a true story and actual historical events, this story is told from the perspective of these two young entrepreneurs.