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Maggie: My Life In The Camp - A Young Girl's Remarkable Anglo Boer War Story (Paperback) Loot Price: R219
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Maggie: My Life In The Camp - A Young Girl's Remarkable Anglo Boer War Story (Paperback): Maggie Jooste

Maggie: My Life In The Camp - A Young Girl's Remarkable Anglo Boer War Story (Paperback)

Maggie Jooste

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Maggie is a remarkable firsthand account of a teenage girl’s experiences during the AngloBoer War.

Margaretha (Maggie) Jooste was only 13 years old when the AngloBoer War broke out and her life was irrevocably changed. After months of house arrest in their Heidelberg (Transvaal) home, she, her mother and younger siblings were sent away to concentration camps in Natal. There they experienced hunger, deprivation and loss, but also surprising acts of kindness from British guards.

This very personal account is a story of hardships, but also one of humanity and friendships over enemy lines. A golden threat is the close bond between the Jooste family and the Englishspeaking Russells who lived as neighbours and friends before the war broke out. While the British soldiers and Boer commandos fought the war, the Russells secretly provided food to the Joostes to help them survive, and supported them after the war.

A poignant and deeply moving, but also heartbreaking, true story.

General

Imprint: Tafelberg Publishers Ltd ,South Africa
Release date: 27 July 2020
Authors: Maggie Jooste
Dimensions: 240 x 150 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 156
ISBN-13: 978-0-624-09028-1
Languages: English
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > History > General
Books > Biography > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Biography
Books > Local Author Showcase > Politics
LSN: 0-624-09028-0
Barcode: 9780624090281

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