Books by Bartle Bull

Bartle Bull is the author of the widely praised African novels The White Rhino Hotel, A Café on the Nile, and The Devil's Oasis as well as Safari: A Chronicle of Adventure. Bull is a member of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club and was


SHANGHAI STATION by Bartle Bull
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Not terribly tense, and there's more than a whiff of prewar Hollywood in the stagy dialogue. Maybe a sequel will pick up steam."
Fleeing Russia and rampaging Bolsheviks, a count and his son set up shop as aristotrainers in 1918 Shanghai, a city with plenty of ethnopolitical problems of its own. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL’S OASIS by Bartle Bull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Distinguished."
Final installment of Bull's Africa trilogy, begun with the well-received The White Rhino Hotel (1992). Read full book review >
THE WHITE RHINO HOTEL by Bartle Bull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Much ground is covered, but since the time is short, the stories are well contained."
First fiction, set at the end of WW I, in which a frontier Kenyan hotel provides rest, shelter, and large drinks to a fugitive Gypsy, wounded Tommies, murderous Irishmen, scheming Portuguese colonials, displaced Germans, an American cowboy, and a pretty Welsh woman. Read full book review >