Robyn Scott will read from and sign her debut book Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood, her wonderful memoir of growing up in Botswana in a loving but eccentric family. Like the witch doctors who compete with her father for patients, Scott weaves a spell from the start of her book. Her funny, moving memoir, told with clear-eyed unsentimental affection, is about an idyllic childhood and a family's enthusiasm for each other and the world around them, with the essence of Africa - both beautiful and challenging - infusing every page- Tattered Cover
Born in 1981, Robyn's formal education began at age fourteen when she started boarding school in Zimbabwe. Moving to New Zealand for her undergraduate degree, she completed a BSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Auckland. In 2004, she was awarded a Gates Scholarship to Cambridge University, where she read an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise and studied trends in the pricing of medicines in developing countries.
Robyn remains closely involved in the field of access to medicines and is on the advisory board of the Access to Medicine Foundation, www.atmindex.org. She lives in London but works and travels regularly in southern Africa. She also works part time as a consultant on the carbon market.