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toe-rags the story of a strange up-bringing in Southern Rhodesia by Daphne Anderson

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Published by A. Deutsch in London .
Written in English



  • Zimbabwe


  • Anderson, Daphne -- Childhood and youth.,
  • Whites -- Zimbabwe -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

StatementDaphne Anderson.
LC ClassificationsDT962.76.A35 A3 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination373 p. ;
Number of Pages373
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2261247M
ISBN 100233983627
LC Control Number89143224

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Tow-rag Posted by Ron HMS on Septem at In Reply to: Tow-rag posted by Smokey Stover on Septem at I understand the meaning of the phrase Tow-rag, to come from the pad of teased out old rope that Royal Navy sailors of the 18th/19th century used to use when they visited 'the head'(toilet on the bow of the ship). Daphne Anderson is the author of The Toe-Rags ( avg rating, 17 ratings, 9 reviews, published ) and Rebecca ( avg rating, 0 ratings, 0 reviews)/5(9).   Just after 11 this evening I noticed a car along out little lane. It traversed up and down then idled near our place, went to put the kids to bed and he had manoeuvred to get a clear line of sight up our full length window up into our boys bedroom. Went to throw some clothes on but he had gone.   The Toe-Rags * were three small children - Daphne in the middle, Stella her older sister and Tom the youngest. With a ne'r do well father and and an exhausted and dirt poor mother they were brought up in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the s.