Catalogue

  • Commando - Of Horses and Men

    Deneys Reitz
    R190.00

    This is Deneys Reitz’s classic account of his experiences during the Anglo-Boer War, and it is widely believed to have sold more copies than all other books on the war combined. Thomas Packenham said of Commando: ‘Reitz had the uncanny knack of living through the war as though leafing through the pages of an adventure story’.

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  • Kommando - Van Perde en Manne

    Deneys Reitz
    R190.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    Kommando – Van Perde en Manne deur Deneys Reitz


    Hierdie is die Afrikaanse weergawe van Deneys Reitz se joernaal, wat sy haas ongelooflike wedervaringe in die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog beskryf, asook – in hierdie uitgawe – die swaarkry tydens sy ballingskap in Madagaskar, en sy moeilike terugkoms na Suid-Afrika. Die eerste publika... read more

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  • Trekking On - In The Company of Brave Men

    Deneys Reitz
    R190.00

    This wonderful book recounts Deneys Reitz’s remarkable experiences during the fateful years of the 1914 rebellion (occasioned by South Africa’s entry into the Great War on the side of the Allies), military action in German West and East Africa, and trench warfare in the fields of France – where the author ended the war leading a Scottish... read more

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  • Adrift on the Open Veld

    Deneys Reitz
    R285.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    This is a trilogy of Deneys Reitz's three compelling works, Commando, Trekking On and No Outspan. Since publication in 1999, it has become an outstanding seller in its own right. It provides the reader with a lively, personal account of South African affairs from the Jameson Raid in 1895 to the start of World War II,... read more

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  • Edward Carson QC

    Edward Majoribanks
    R171.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    Sir Sydney Kentridge QC comments: 'The author's accounts of Carson's cases make riveting reading for lawyers and general readers alike.' 

    This is the story of the life of Edward Carson up to 1910, with a strong emphasis on his career as an... read more

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  • The Lady Who Fought

    Sarah Raal
    R100.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    This is a unique account of the Anglo-Boer War by a young woman who found herself alone on her parents' Free State farm during the war. She attempted to evade the advancing British forces, was captured and sent to a concentration camp, escaped, spent time on commando with her brothers as there was nowhere else for her to go, and was eventually... read more

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  • Songs of the Veld

    introduced by Marthinus van Bart
    R285.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    This book was banned by the British authorities in South Africa when it appeared in 1902 shortly after the end of the Anglo-Boer War. It contains pro-Boer and anti-imperialist protest poetry that had been published in the weekly London journal, The New Age, and is now reproduced in a facsimile edition with a substantial introduction i... read more

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  • The Diary of Iris Vaughan (Out of Stock)

    Iris Vaughan
    R100.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    This South African classic is the delightful, true diary of a young girl between the ages of about eight and twelve years at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is unintentionally hilarious and retains all the spelling errors of the original. Iris's father was a magistrate stationed in various small towns in the Eastern Cape, and the di... read more

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  • Lucky Jim - Memoirs of a Randlord

    J B Taylor
    R100.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    Born in Cape Town, J B Talyor was one of the Randlords who travelled to Kimberley after the discovery of diamonds, prospected in what was then the Eastern Transvaal, and was at the centre of events on the Rand at the time of discovery of gold. Taylor dealt with President Paul Kruger on behalf of the mining houses, got on well with the crusty o... read more

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  • Karoo Moon

    Olive Shreiner
    R220.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    This is a trilogy of Olive Schreiner's farm novels, Undine, The Story of an African Farm and From Man to Man. The author was pitch-forked into prominence by the publication in 1883 of The Story of an African Farm, originally published under the pseudonym 'Ralph Iron'. T... read more

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  • Met die Boere in die Veld

    Sarah Raal
    R100.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    Dierdie is 'n unieke verhaal uit die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog soos vertel deur 'n jong vrou wat met die uitbreek daarvan alleen op haar familie-plaas in die Vrystaat agtergebly het. Sy het gepoog om die oprukkende Britse magte te ontduik, maar is gevangene geneem en na 'n konsentrasiekamp gebring. Sy het ontsnap en haar by haar broers op kommando... read more

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  • Polfyntjies vir die Proe

    C Louis Leipoldt
    R125.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    Kos en taal kan beskou word as belangrike aspekte van enige volk se kultuur en geskiedenis. Die waarheid van hierdie stelling is duidelik in die geval van C Louis Leipodlt: Nie net was hy 'n digter en kenner van die kookkuns nie, maar ook 'n uitmuntende, traak-my-nie-agtige, anekdotiese, prikkelende kroniekskrywer van die Ou Kaapse kultuur en ... read more

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  • Leipoldt's Food & Wine

    C Louis Leipoldt
    R285.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    This trilogy of works by Leipoldt, Cape Cookery, Culinary Treasures and Three Hundered Years of Cape Wine, is a delectable, amusing, insightful record of cultural and social history at the Cape, delightfully observed and nostalgically expressed by the pre-eminent connoisseur of Cape cuisine. Leipoldt writes about foo... read more

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  • Leipodt's Cellar & Kitchen

    C Louis Leipoldt
    R125.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    Leipoldt was born on 28 December 1880 and died on 12 April 1947, three weeks after the last article in this book was published in Die Huisgenoot. He was an amazingly versatile man, and it is no exaggeration to call him poet, playwright, paediatrician, botanist, journalist, novelist, cook and connoisseur of food and wine. Probably best... read more

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  • Gallows Gecko

    C Louis Leipoldt
    R125.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    Slow, calm and meandering, like the Olifants River, this is an absorbing account of nineteenth century farm life in 'the valley', extending to the local village of Clanwilliam, the mission station of Wupperthal, the majestic Cederberg mountains and the capital city of Cape Town. Bearing in mind that his grandfather founded the Rhenish mission ... read more

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  • Stormwrack

    C Louis Leipoldt
    R171.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    This historical novel evokes, from a distance, the growing tensions caused by the uitlander question and the Jameson Raid in the Transvaal, and their culmination in the Anglo-Boer War. It is a sympathetic, insider's portrayal of the anguish of South Africa's 'civil war' – from the perspective of a rural village in the Cape Colon... read more

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  • The Mask

    C Louis Leipoldt
    R125.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    A young woman returns to her village as an ardent nationalist after qualifying as a doctor in London; a bittereinder who left the Transvaal Republic for Argentina after the Anglo-Boer War returns to his grandfather's village as a highly critical expatraite; the local villagers pursue their lives; and the resulting issues of patriotism... read more

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  • The Valley

    C Louis Leipoldt
    R195.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    "You enter the trilogy of The Valley at your own peril. You will not reach the other side unscathed and there is a pleasant grief in the turning of the last page. It is a journey that rescues some of our history from its past and redeems it for the future." - Marilyn Keegan, Cape Argus

    This is ... read more

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  • Leipoldt Boxed

    C Louis Leipoldt
    R350.00 (includes VAT and postage in SA)

    Leipoldt Boxed is the independently published novels, Gallows Gecko, Stormwrack and The Mask presented as a handsomely boxed set.

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