Through Jade's Eyes

This blog is about the fictional character, Jade del Cameron (www.suzannearruda.com), and the historical time period in which she lives.

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I'm the author of the Jade del Cameron historical mystery series set in 1920's Africa. Lots of action, intrigue, mystery and a dash of romance. Follow me at www.twitter.com/SuzanneArruda *The audio link (view complete profile) is an interview by Baron Ron Herron (9/17/2009, Santa Barbara {CA} News-Press Radio, KZSB, AM 1290

Monday, December 15, 2008

NAIROBI NEWS DECEMBER, 1919: CHRISTMAS IN NAIROBI

NOTE: The Serpent’s Daughter is NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!

December in 1919 Nairobi had many things in common with modern times including newspaper ads encouraging shoppers to buy Christmas presents. The BEA (British East Africa) Music Store offered a wide list of popular sheet music, shown below.



If you didn’t have a piano, The BEA Music Store would be happy to sell you one, or violin, mandolin, banjo, mouth organ, whistle pipe, ocarina, or even a tambourine.
If you didn’t fancy making your own music, the store also offered Columbia brand gramophones ranging from 150 to 275 Rupees. They also stocked needles and all the latest “up-to-date albums.”

NEXT WEEK: A SURPRISE
NOTE: These blogs are meant to give some insight into the life and times of my fictional character, Jade del Cameron. Jade’s mystery adventures take place in post WWI Africa. To date they are: Mark of the Lion, Stalking Ivory, and The Serpent’s Daughter NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK. The fourth book The Leopard’s Prey, will be available in hardcover January 2009. For more information, visit the website: www.suzannearruda.com

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