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WWII in Africa

-- Courage on the Nile --

Everyone assumed they knew all about this Celebrated Hollywood couple who retired to Sedona, Arizona in 1988. They had no idea that this couple had not only witnessed but participated in
some of the most pivotal moments of history.



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Courage on the Nile
-- With Alan Caillou--

By Kate Ruland-Thorne

The story of Alan Caillou (Alan Lyle-Smithe) from the eyes of his wife Aliza — and the adventure of a lifetime.

5x7 -- 8 black & white illustrations
280 Pages

ISBN: 978-
0-971001-25-1

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-- Courage on the Nile --
From the memoirs of Aliza Lyle-Smithe
By Kate Ruland-Thorne

They were in their seventies, when I first met Aliza and Alan Caillou in Sedona, Arizona. They had recently retired there after living thirty-seven years in Hollywood where Alan had been a character actor, screenwriter, director and who also had written over fifty best-selling books both fiction and non-fiction. I went to their home to interview them for an article. The three of us hit it off and I found myself fascinated with them even before learning their life story, the details of which would leave me speechless.


This is the story of a man and woman who lived the life of adventure in Africa during WWII.


Alan bristled with energy and wit. Tall, slender and thoroughly imbued with the speech and demeanor of the Brit that he was, he sported a well-groomed moustache that curled mischievously on each end. He puffed away on a Brebbia calabash pipe, a type favored by Sherlock Holmes. His sandy-colored hair was swept back from his forehead and cut just below the ears. If he had donned a stove-pipe hat, I would have imagined him a rakish character from a Dickens novel.

 

Aliza was quite the opposite. Barely five-feet tall and pleasingly plump; she wore an exotic caftan and spoke in a distinctive middle-eastern accent. Her henna-dyed hair was attractively gathered in a bun on top of her head. Her creased face was expressive with eyes that twinkled with interest and curiosity.

Our friendship lasted more than twenty years and over the course of that time I randomly recorded their stories. This amazing couple had not only witnessed, but participated in, some of the most pivotal moments in history. Just before Aliza died two years after Alan, at the age of ninety-seven and I promised I would write their story. So here it is, as told from Aliza’s point of view.

Kate Ruland-Thorne is an author, journalist, historian and writing coach with more than 30 years experience in the field of writing, editing and publishing. Ruland-Thorne has written, edited and published nearly a dozen books
and more than 1,000 magazine and newspaper articles.
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Book Info
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Courage on the Nile
-- With Alan Caillou--

By Kate Ruland-Thorne

The story of Alan Caillou (Alan Lyle-Smithe) from the eyes of his wife Aliza — and the adventure of a lifetime.

5x7 -- 8 black & white illustrations
280 Pages

ISBN: 978-
0-971001-25-1

EBook

$10.00 

Printed Book

$20.00 

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