First Edition hardcover has light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ covered with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Retired library with usual attachments and marks. Pocket removed. 404 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1965. ISBN: 0. They met in Johannesburg-met, one would have supposed, merely to nod distantly and pass on to more congenial company. For Kate Marais, ultra-chic, self-centered, aggressively proud of her social and business prowess, normally had little time either day or night for poor, unknown, serious writers like Jonathan Steele, especially one so tiresome about the South African situation as he. But they were both young, handsome, appealing, and the challenge was a special one. After many an angry parting after many a tender meeting they were married-just as it was becoming clear that Steele's ""Ex Afrika"" was that rare thing, a book both very good and very successful.