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Signed copy 1980 Some wear on the coverThis book is regarded as the standard travel guide to Africa south of the Zambezi river, one of the greatest guide books published anywhere in the world, readable, informative, diverting and crammed with interesting comments and the unique knowledge which can only come from personal experience and meticulous research.Thomas Victor Bulpin wrote 29 books an ... ...

Anglo-Boer War Novel: Magersfontein, O Magersfontein! by Etienne Leroux

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Anglo-Boer War Novel: Magersfontein, O Magersfontein! by Etienne Leroux


"Magersfontein is a real place and it was there in 1899 that the Battle of Magersfontein took place when twenty three thousand men were involved in a head-on confrontation between British and Boer forces. It ended in victory for the Boers, when thousands of Highland Brigade troops, along with their Brigadier, Andrew Wauchope, were mown down by the Boers because of British incompetence. In Leroux's novel, a film and television crew, headed by Lord Sudden and Lord Seldom, accompanied by a motley cast of local and international actors, hangers-on, government officials and Le Grange, the local traffic cop, arrives at Magersfontein to recreate the battle. They succeed almost too well. On publication in Afrikaans, this extremely controversial novel was the subject of much public debate, poking fun as it does at many of the sacred cows of South African society, and was eventually banned. In spite of this, the book was awarded both the Hertzog Prize and the CNA Literary Award. When it was eventually released for sale, it became a runaway bestseller and the Afrikaans edition is now in its seventh printing. This first English translation retains the original flavour of this ironic, satirical, witty, yet poignant book.".

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