This handsome book is 416 pages long and contains 145 photos, many maps, illustrations and line drawings – see the Flyer.
The First Edition hardback On Call in Africa (ISBN 978-0-9931382-0-1) may be purchased at 57% discout to the retail price for 14.99 GBP from the publisher including UK 1st class postal delivery
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As stated in recent reviews (see further below):
“the book smells of Africa and I couldn’t put it down”
“for anyone interested in the Great War and the history of colonial medicine, this is a ‘must read.’ (Excellent value too!)”
“an intricate and insightful memoir, which serves not only as a rich historical resource, but as a fascinating personal narrative, this memoir is a must-have for anyone interested in/studying WW1 and Africa”
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5 Stars ***** On Call in Africa’ is an intricate and insightful memoir … Diversity House
Revealing unique facts and observations about the East African campaign, as well as never-before-seen photos, this memoir is a must-have for anyone interested in/studying WW1 and Africa.
5 Stars ***** You can skim it or delve into it, its a book which can be read on many levels, each one fascinating. Mrs M R Van den Broucque
Magnificent chronicle of life in East Africa, from before the first war until 1932 seen through the eyes of the remarkable Doctor Norman Parsons Jewell and his very talented wife Sydney Elizabeth. The memoirs from diaries and photos from that period are first rate. The book smells of Africa. Having lived around places mentioned brought back so many memories so the book is especial interesting to old ex-pats and folks conversant with East Africa. It smelt of Africa and I couldn’t put it down.
5 Stars ***** A remarkable book Sarah Hook
This is a remarkable and beautifully produced book. Norman Jewell was one of those heroic men of that time, it is full of fascinating photographs, remarkable detail and painstakingly researched, his family have done him great credit in publishing these memoirs. Totally undaunted he risked injury and death from warfare, battled hunger, recurrent dysentery and bouts of malaria and just kept on going. Part 3 gives a fascinating account of his equally remarkable wife who richly deserves a book of her own! Wonderful book. I thoroughly recommend to anyone.
5 Stars ***** WW1 in Africa and post war Kenya memoir Anonymous
Excellent book with good referencing and explanatory notes. Unique record from diaries and national archives of the medical services in WW1. 145 original photo plates make this a good buy.
5 Stars ***** A doctor’s outstanding memoirs about life in the Seychelles and East Africa a century or so ago Alan Bateman
‘On Call in Africa’ joins a distinguished list of books and memoirs about various aspects of life, people and events in East Africa over the last century and more – but this book stands out from the crowd in several ways.
First, Dr Norman Jewell’s notes and diaries are evocatively written with a moving immediacy and a telling eye for detail. From his early days and medical qualification in Ireland to four years in the Seychelles and then on to the ‘meat’ of the book, his full military involvement in the East African campaign of 1914-1918 – which to many might have seemed like a side-show to The Great War in Europe but which had its own character and horrors for those involved – his words and insights grip and move us in equal measure…. See more Alan Bateman Amazon review