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This blog is about the fictional character, Jade del Cameron (, 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 *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, May 02, 2011

1920's Nairobi - Beverages!

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In Jade del Cameron’s 4th mystery adventure, THE LEOPARD’S PREY, Jade investigates a murder centered around a store that catered to Settlers. These general stores carried a wide assortment of products suitable for life in a frontier environment. Two examples include choice of nutritious beverages:

Milkmaid brand made instant beverages - just add hot water (boiled was probably safer than drinking untreated water) and get Cocoa and milk, chocolate and milk and coffee and.... milk.

But if you didn't want a powdered drink, preferring the real deal, you could buy Bear Brand genuine Swiss Milk imported presumably from Swiss Cows. Did the ad mention it was from Switzerland and was genuine Swiss Milk?

And if none of those appealed to you - there were always plenty of purveyors of whiskey in the colony.

Next week: More fun ads

(Milkmaid ad taken from The East African Standard, May 21,1921. Bear Brand Swiss milk ad taken from The Leader of British East Africa, January 14,1922)

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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, and The Leopard’s Prey, Treasure of the Golden Cheetah and THE CROCODILE’S LAST EMBRACE. An excerpt and information on ordering signed copies is available at the website: Follow short updates on and on facebook to

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