Adrift on the Open Veld
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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, when the author was Deputy Prime Minister of South Africa.
It is also the story of a compulsive adventurer, nature lover and, of
course, celebrated daredevil during the Anglo-Boer War who, in the words
of Thomas Packenham, 'had the uncanny knack of living through war as
though leafing through pages of an adventure story'. Truly, this knack
persisted for the rest of the author's life; and Adrift on the Open Veld
gives the reader a gripping insight into southern African affairs
through the eyes of a remarkable man who ended his career as South
African High Commissioner in London.
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