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Catherine Broughton

I was born in South Africa to English parents and have spent most of my life as an expat in one country or another. I now divide my year between England, France and Belize. In the summer I run (and own with my husband) a holiday complex in France and the rest of the year I concentrate on writing. I have four books published.

Kefani a book set in Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and the South Pacific

Once again we drove on for hours, easing the vehicle gingerly over potholes and trenches. In many places the road looked like a dried-up river bed, and in some places...

Kefani – an extract from KEFANI by Catherine Broughton

The year that I turned eight we went to Victoria Falls for a week’s holiday. We flew from East London to Gabarone (Botswana) where we changed ‘planes for the rest of...


Kefani: a memoir of an unusual childhood

An English doctor and his nine children during the last days of colonial Africa. A heartwarming insight in to expatriat life during the 1950s and 1960s. Written by one...

If you love history …

Lord knows, I have travelled such a lot over the years and have lived in many different countries, yet the tiny island of Malta has got to be one of the most fascinating...

An English doctor, his wife and nine children travel through Africa. A memoir.

Extract from Kefani, a memoir of Africa, due out on 4th April 2016. Kefani, by Catherine Broughton Around Alice the veldts stretched, it seemed, across the world, on and...


expat childhood in Africa

My new book will be out in under a month ! "Kefani" will be available from Amazon and on kindle. "An unusual childhood in Africa and the South Pacific,...



This is an exerpt from my new book "Kefani", due out in April 2016. I was one of the last children of the British Empire. South Africa 1955. So, we had a...

Ebola – or not

Texas The hotel taxi came to fetch me from the hospital, some 48 hours after being flung, somewhat unceremoniously, off the Dallas to Paris flight because I was running...


Travels with a Biro

I don’t take photos, but I sketch … with a biro.   AUTHOR Catherine Broughton   PUBLISHED 01 March 2015   FORMAT Paperback   LANGUAGE...

Educating our children in France

Educating our children in France. A negative experience. 1989 – 2008. Our children were aged eight, six and one when we moved to France. Where children go to...

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