Bluff is Old Africa’s latest book, an autobiography that is set in Malindi on the Kenya coast from the 1940s until the 1970s. Written by Thomas Allfree, a fisheries officer and one of Malindi’s ‘characters,’ this book evokes life in the coastal town and gives insight into the history and the work of a fisheries officer trying to modernize a centuries old fishing industry. The author also ran his own ocean transport business between Malindi and Lamu and met some of that island’s legendary characters – ‘Daddy’ Cornell, ‘Coconut’ Charlie, and Percy Petley who started the island’s first hotel for ‘tourists.’ The book even records the day Allfree delivered Petley’s first guests from the Nanyuki Hook family.