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Stuart Cloete
1897 - 1976


Turning Wheels
This is the first of Cloete's novels. It was based around the Great Trek and also concerned inter-racial marriage. It was this semi-critical view of Boer morals that led to it being banned in South Africa.

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Watch for the Dawn
This book follows three generations of a Boer family through the nineteenth century up until the Boer War.

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The Hill of Doves
Based on events in the First Boer War. It was turned into a 1968 film called Majuba.

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The Curve and the Tusk
An insightful novel dealing with elephants, Africans and hunters and how their lives are intertwined with the living forest. It centres around the story of two Shangaan lovers from an African tribe related to the Zulus. An exotic story of love and adventure with a very African backdrop.

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The Mask
This novel is based on a real incident when the Voortrekkers faced the Bantu warriors at Morddrift, Pruizen and Mapela. 28 settlers were murdered by them in 1854.

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The Fiercest Heart
Two British soldiers in 1830s South Africa flee military discipline and join a group of Boers heading north on the Great Trek. Whilst fighting off Zulu attacks one of these soldiers falls in love with the trek-leader's granddaughter who has already been promised to another.

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The Silver Trumpet and other African Stories
A collection of short stories all with an Southern African theme.

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Gazella
Gazella, feline, resourceful, desirable, more deadly than the animals of the African jungle in which this novel is set. For two men she is an enigma. For one of them Gazella will be the sinister implement of premeditated and appalling death.

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Rags of Glory
It tells the story of a British Officer saving a lady from a fate worse then death in the Second Boer War.

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The Abductors
The disquieting story of white slavery in Victorian Britain.

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How Young They Die
A novel set during the Great War of 1914 - 1918.

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