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A student in 1950s South Africa has long been plotting an escape from his country. Studying mathematics, reading poetry, saving money, he tries to ensure that when he arrives in the real world, he will be prepared to experience life to its full intensity. Arriving at last in London, however, he finds neither poetry nor romance.

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Cape Town (127)
London (7,087)


Reading (43)
Western Cape (147)


South Africa (959)
United Kingdom (21,421)

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Southern Africa (1,074)
South East (2,496)
Africa (5,755)
Greater London (7,856)