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John Sharp - Facing Down Fear

John Sharp (1969O), a professional hunter and now author from Zimbabwe recently made a trip down to Cape Town for the class reunion during Founders Week.
During his stay he managed to organise a book signing of his latest publication, Facing Down Fear, with thanks to his cousin and OD, David McLennan (1975G), owner of Select Books at 56 Surrey Street in Harfield Village. 

John's book, FACING DOWN FEAR, can be purchased/ordered from Select Books: [email protected]
 

"FACING DOWN FEAR touches briefly on my unsettled youth, and how I finally found and began to live a dream. My story ambles from the Orange Free State to Cape Town in South Africa, to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and East Africa, experiencing bush life in a wide circle through Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana, before finally settling back in Zimbabwe.
These are campfire tales of a few of my adventures along the way, and the people – and dogs – who have travelled with me; stories of a loner, who was able to come and go as the wind called, woven into the tapestry of a life well lived. 
I hope that in this memoir I have been able to share what I have learnt; that facing down fear – of danger, of pain, of harm, of loss – can lead to a rich and rewarding life. I hope too that I have shared my love for Africa, its spectacular wild places and its beautiful wildlife – an Africa that I pray we will be able to preserve for future generations. 
 
This has been a labour of love, and I hope you will enjoy your walk with me."

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