Never having had the good fortune to enjoy an African safari, I became fascinated with the Dark Continent as a child largely as a result of Peter Hathaway Capstick's _Death in the Long Grass_. Since then I've read most of his books, and despite his detractors he can write an adventure story like no one else. Many of his yarns are so exciting I actually feel the hairs standing up on the nape of my neck while reading them! Since becoming an adult, however, I've begun to question the accuracy of some of his narratives. Could any one man really have had THAT many hair-raising adventures? Could Peter really have come THAT close to death THAT many times and emerged without a scratch? Every time?! While I'd like to believe everything in his books, I find it extremely difficult to do so. Does anyone have any thoughts on this aspect of Capstick's writing? Does anyone know where I could find out more about him? While web searches turn up tons of references to his books, biographical information seems virtually impossible to come by.