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Jock Of The Bushveld - (2nd-Hand)
  • Jock Of The Bushveld - (2nd-Hand)

    Jock Of The Bushveld - (2nd-Hand)

    Author: Percy FitzPatrick

    19cm x 12cm, 270 pages, Paperback

    AD Donker, 2002


      Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG, known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He authored the classic children's book, Jock of the Bushveld (1907). Born in King William's Town, South Africa July 24, 1862 and Died January 24, 1931


      "Jock of the Bushveld" indeed holds a special place in literature, particularly in the genre of animal stories. It captures the essence of the rugged and adventurous spirit of the Transvaal gold rush era, offering readers a glimpse into a bygone time when the African wilderness was still teeming with big game.


      Fitzpatrick's dedication to "those keenest and kindest of critics, best of friends and most delightful of comrades the likkle people" speaks volumes about the universal appeal of the book, especially to children. The bond between Jock and his owner transcends mere companionship; it's a testament to the loyalty and resilience forged through the trials of life on the veld.


      The illustrations by Edmund Caldwell undoubtedly add to the charm of the book, bringing to life the vivid landscapes and characters encountered by Jock and his master. Through Fitzpatrick's vivid storytelling and Caldwell's lively sketches, "Jock of the Bushveld" continues to captivate readers of all ages, remaining a timeless classic in the world of animal tales.


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