Andrew St Pierre and Gwynn White’s award-winning, bestseller!
A True Story of Courage and Adventure: How A Couple Sacrificed Everything To Escape to Paradise
What could possibly go wrong in paradise?
Tired of mortgage payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn sold nearly everything they owned but their Siamese cat and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise—a tiny island accessible only by boat or air in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Okavango Delta in the middle of the Kalahari.
Woefully inexperienced, they took control of a luxury game lodge that catered to the likes of French aristocrats, Hollywood directors, Mafia lawyers, and the captain of the England cricket team. Not forgetting the hippos who liked to crash cocktail hour.
Trouble soon followed as the reality of running a hotel on an island accessible only by boat or plane burst upon them. Andrew and Gwynn learn it’s one thing for guests to wake up with gentle giraffes outside their windows, but it’s quite another to keep them safe from poisonous snakes, temperamental elephants, and a hyena with a taste for plastic. All that was child’s play compared to figuring out how to feed their guests when a ‘quick run’ to the grocery store required a plane, a bush pilot, and moderate risk to life, limb, and property.
By turns funny, touching, and suspenseful, Torn Trousers is a real modern fairytale about getting exactly what you wished for…and then having to live with it.