Outstanding research and written in an easy read novel and containing facts about the making of South Africa, Excellent
I have it on my list of books to read again. It is that intriguing. It is a masterpiece and a work of art, a historical word picture of a courageous people. I can't imagine anyone who lives history, missing out on this great read; it is educational and so well presented, poignant and becoming more and more appropriate in view of these times and current events.
A little political I feel, revealing a bit of bitterness at the current Government between the lines and odd comments BUT I am thoroughly enjoying it, it touches my heart and brings up anger and sadness - I am though, quite biased being of the white African tribe as my ancestors arrived in the Western Cape, from France, in 1689 (we have documented and traced them back through the paternal line). This book is really close to home, very close. Well done Mr Elgin - let us hope it sees a wide audience that read with positive eyes and accept that you've done your due diligence.
An accurate depiction of our history,told honestly warts and all,Recommended reading for those that want to know and understand the Boer.
Being a born and bred out of many generations of South Africans and living amongst the rich history of our nation, it was the most information I ever encountered about the brave souls who made us proud. The novel way in how it is written transforms a person to the actual events and in turn makes it easier to understand just how everything led to the present. A book every family should have.