Jock of the Bushveld, published in , has been read and enjoyed by Jock of The Bushveld (Modern Classics (Penguin)) and millions of other books are. Always active in politics, he also found time to write several books besides the classic Jock of the Bushveld. His first book, Through Mashonaland with Pick and . Jock of the Bushveld has ratings and 60 reviews. Having personally been to all the book’s sites and sights and having Fitzpatrick’s other books “The.

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We are also taught bushcraft on the many vicarious hunting trips, how to become attuned to the environment in order to pick up the faintest signals. This strongly reminds me of A. View all 13 comments. As my friend pointed out to me before I read it, its not really so much of a doggy book, but more of a hunting book with the main characters being a man and his dog. This dog, Jock, was a legend and this tale holds true to its promise. As one of the most capped Springboks ever, Victor Matfield is a national hero who transcends I don’t know how I missed thee when ordering, I recall looking through the descriptions, etc.

This reprint has almost none of the page illustrations and absolutely none of the fhe page images. Dec 27, Carmen Bolton rated it it was amazing. His descriptions are rich and wonderful. This kept showing up as a Goodreads recommendation. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. It is nothing about Jock and only a love story about the owner for a woman and not the bonding relationship he has with his dog.

I normally don’t like animal stories but this is much more than that. Share your thoughts with other customers.


We also have a fairly shocking endangered species list, because of the hunting habits of the colonials, which caused a lot of damage before it was eventually governed. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Should have read better and thoroughly. It is an engaging tale which gives a feel for the times through the eyes of a teamster or transportation worker. FitzPatrick later recounted these adventures as bedtime stories to his four children. For anyone who has spent time in the bush – Percy is succour to any hankering your soul may have for the open skies. Title Jock of the Bushveld. It took a bit of getting used to the names they called the natives but I understand that those terms haven’t always been bushvelc and the ‘s is a long time ago.

I didn’t know a lot about South Africa when I went into this, but basically they have their own version of the American wild west, with warring natives that may as well exist in a different world from the Europeans who have moved in, wild animals, frontier justice and injusticeetc. Book is about the life of an early transport rider in the Lowveld and his adventures with his dog Jock.

Jock of The Bushveld

For sure one of the best books I’ve ever read. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Some quotes showing this kind of writing: I was unable to find it anywhere here in the Bjshveld so when I had opportunity to find it during a layover in Johannesburg, I decided to buy it.

A Year Celebration: Its an enjoyable story. Is this feature helpful? Packed with adventure, drama, and emotions; causing intense sympathy for all the animals, people and especially Jock. One night when Tom Barnett called him, he mistakenly shot Jock, because he was thought to be the dog killing chickens hte the og when Jock had meanwhile already killed the other intruding dog.


Jun 24, Ryan rated it liked it Shelves: Don’t look for false sentimentality here.

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Illustrated by E Caldwell. A challenging read I knew the story before reading the book but even so found it hard to grasp some bushvele the concepts conveyed and colloquialisms.

I’d had the idea it was fiction, but in reading the preface discovered it was book form of stories he’d told numerous times from his experiences – the ol’ “you need to put these t The author’s experiences from his years of living in the bush and the hunting dog that he had from the time it was a puppy. I enjoyed the story, but the writing took some getting used to and I did struggle with getting into nushveld author’s way of writing.

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The most well-known of these are those in the Kruger National Park. His eldest son, Percy died in the First World War. It was written to bring you on a roller coaster ride of emotions with so much description. Yes, I understand that there is a belief amongst publishers that today’s sensibilities can’t quite handle the reality of different times, but this is condescending and patronising to readers. FitzPatrick during the time the book takes place was a transporter, guys who basically ran groups of oxen and natives transporting goods back and forth across the wilderness of South Africa a hundred-something years ago.

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