Book Of The Day – Torn Trousers

by Ron on December 12, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Memoir by Andrew St. Pierre White and Gwynn White and it’s 83% off for a limited time. Torn Trousers has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $5!

“Just loved it, very well written.” Helen – Amazon Reviewer

Torn Trousers
by Andrew St. Pierre White and Gwynn White
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
Price: $0.99 save $5


NY Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

A True Story of Courage and Adventure: How A Couple Sacrificed Everything To Escape to Paradise.

What could possibly go wrong in paradise?

Tired of mortgage payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn sold nearly everything they owned but their Siamese cat and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise—a tiny island accessible only by boat or air in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

Woefully inexperienced, they took control of a luxury game lodge where the rich and famous went to sip G&Ts with lions and elephants.

Trouble soon followed.

Their lives were threatened daily by snakes, elephants, baboons, and a hyena with a plastic fetish. Not to mention the endless—and often insurmountable—challenge of keeping their five-star guests fed in a world where the closest supermarket was an air flight away.

Amongst others, their guests included a famous Hollywood director, some French aristocrats, a Mafia lawyer, world-famous singers, and the England cricket captain.

Light-hearted and humorous, this adventure—peppered with some drama and suspense—will enthrall you with its unique look at life as game lodge managers in wild Africa.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I really enjoyed this book – the thought of ditching everything and going off to manage a camp for tourists and living far away from the city is such an appealing thought at times. “Torn Trousers” gives you insights into this couple’s experience of doing just that, in the Okavango Delta. There they experience the pros – and cons – of living in paradise. The fact that it’s a true story makes it all the better!


I loved this book, it’s kind of quirky which I like. It has a bit of everything, action, humor a bit of romance as well as educational along the way. The character are very interesting and I love the way it alternates between Andrew and Gwynn telling the story. Well done guys.


An intriguing account in of life in a tourist camp in Botswana. Two compassionate people take on the running of a run down lodge. I laughed and I cried. I loved it and have now read it twice. I know I will read it again. I found it hard to put down.


This book was such a pleasure to read! It was amazing to walk in the shoes of this talented couple as they made a huge shift in their lifestyle. I appreciated the ways they faced their challenges, their respect for indigenous staff, and their passion for the land they live on. The writing is engaging and endearing.


I had a hard time putting this book down. I definitely recommend to those who enjoy reading about the wild and the perseverance of the human will to succeed. Really cool book and a great story.

Get Torn Trousers here: Torn Trousers

About The Author

Andrew St. Pierre White

I am a film-maker, author, publisher and a recognized authority on four-wheel drive and the owner/operator of

By background is TV commercials, having spent 16 years editing them for many blue-chip clients in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Working under several directors and editing many hundreds of commercials I have been awarded several international awards for editing including New York TV and Cannes. Some of my clients included SAB (Lion Lager, Castle Lager, Ohlsonn’s Lager), Nedbank, Toyota, United Bank, General Tyres, Rembrant Group, (Peter Stuyvesant & Paul Revere cigarettes),

In the 90’s my direction changed and I spent the first year of the decade living in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. It was there that I wrote my first book, on a subject which at the time was no more than a hobby, called ‘The Complete Guide to Four-Wheel Drive’. The immediate success of the book, which was quickly followed by a second, lead to the creation of ‘International Motoring Productions’, a company dedicated to the publishing of books, DVDs and maps, aimed largely, but not solely, at the 4×4 industry and enthusiast. Also included was the intention to produce television programming with subjects ranging from 4x4s, adventure travel and aviation.

I was born in England, my parents are from Australia and New Zealand and I have lived in South Africa all my adult life. I live in a small-holding not far from the town of Pietermaritzburg in the Natal Midlands , Natal Province. I am married to Gwynn and have three children, Stephanie, Erin and Kate. My home is a small bush lodge. (

My passions are aircraft and glider flying, making documentary films, family time and travel, especially into the wilderness in my 4×4, a passion that has been with me since my father took me to the Okavango in 1972. It was here that I sat in my first 4×4: A Series-3 LWB Land Rover. The first 4×4 motion I experienced was the Land Rover being backed hurriedly into a tree. It broke the tail light. The second ride was in a Series-2, SWB open-top Land Rover at Xaxaba Camp (Later to become a baboon research camp) on Chief’s Island in the Okavango. It was here that I went off-road for the first time: I remember Lloyd Wilmot driving the Rover, chasing hyena across the runway he was building, and the vehicle hitting an anthill, shooting me high into the air. From being seated in the front, I landed inside the spare wheel lying in the back. I was hooked!

Gwynn White

I’m a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy novels set on distant planets. All my stories have an adventure at the heart mixed with a liberal sprinkling of romance and intrigue. To confuse things, I also write adventure travel books set firmly on planet Earth.

I live in Western Australia with my husband, Andrew, my three daughters, a yapping Toy Pomeranian, and a fantastic farm cat called Pixel.

When I’m not writing, I’m reading, traveling, herding kids around, taking dogs for walks and avoiding all cooking.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Andrew St. Pierre White, Gwynn White and ENT appreciate it.


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