Mastodon The Writing Desk: Blog Tour Spotlight: Try the Leopard’s Mouth, by Charles Moberly

12 May 2023

Blog Tour Spotlight: Try the Leopard’s Mouth, by Charles Moberly

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Africa 1970: Briony and Tom, both in their twenties, are very different characters. But opposites attract. In business, as in love, they complement each other.

They buy a farm and discover a rare drug. Tom grows it and Briony markets it. At first, they are oblivious of their responsibilities to the land and its people. But gradually they realise that they have been supporting a racist and colonialist regime.

The onset of the Rhodesian – Zimbabwean War of Independence tears at the couple’s relationship. Misunderstandings arise from their conflicting personalities and from external pressures. Events pull them apart, but also bind them together.

Try the Leopard’s Mouth is a romantic thriller set in Africa. It is also a historical novel, grounded in real events in the period 1970-80.

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About the Author

Charles Moberly lived and worked in Africa for two years. In his writing, he loves tension and how cultural differences can tear people apart, yet unite them through a common humanity. He believes that no two characters should ever have the same voice. He writes in the vernacular of the time and place, using slang where appropriate, and now lives in the UK. Find out more at Charles' website


  1. Thank you so much for hosting Charles Moberly today, Tony. Much appreciated.

    Cathie xx
    The Coffee Pot Book Club

  2. On behalf of Charles (I'm helping him with the social media admin) thank you for hosting his Spotlight post today


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