Jock Of The Bushveld

By: Percy Fitzpatrick
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Jock of the Bushveld" by Percy Fitzpatrick is a timeless adventure novel set in the wilds of South Africa. Fitzpatrick's classic work, blending fiction and memoir, follows the heartwarming bond between a man and his faithful dog, Jock, as they navigate the rugged landscapes of the African bushveld. As a work of African literature, "Jock of the Bushveld" immerses readers in the rich tapestry of South African wildlife and nature. Through Fitzpatrick's vivid descriptions, readers experience the thrill of hunting expeditions, the beauty of the bushveld, and the challenges of survival in the wilderness. At its core, the novel is a celebration of friendship and loyalty, as Jock and his master forge an unbreakable bond amidst the untamed wilderness. Fitzpatrick's storytelling captures the essence of the African spirit, offering readers a glimpse into the unique culture and landscapes of the region. "Jock of the Bushveld" stands as a classic of adventure literature, cherished for its captivating narrative and timeless themes. Fitzpatrick's memoir-like account transports readers to a world of exploration and camaraderie, making it a beloved piece of African literature that continues to resonate with audiences around the globe.

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Percy Fitzpatrick

Sir James Percy, often known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African novelist, politician, mining investor, and pioneer in the fruit industry. He wrote the classic children's tale, Jock of the Bushveld (1907). As a politician, he advocated British imperial interests prior to and during the Anglo-Boer War. FitzPatrick is responsible for establishing the two-minute quiet on Armistice Day. Percy FitzPatrick was born in King William's Town as the eldest son of James Coleman FitzPatrick, a Supreme Court judge in the Cape Colony, and Jenny FitzGerald. Both were originally from Ireland. James Percy FitzPatrick began his education at Downside School near Bath, Somerset, and later attended St. Aidan's College in Grahamstown. Following his father's death in 1880, James Peter FitzPatrick (later self-selected Percy) left college to assist his mother and her family. After a stint as a clerk at Cape Town's Standard Bank, he moved to the Eastern Transvaal goldfields in 1884, where he worked as a storeman, prospector's assistant, journalist, and ox-wagon transport rider from the former Lourenço Marques to Lydenburg and Barberton. He then became the editor of the Gold Fields News in Barberton. Jock of the Bushveld, an account of FitzPatrick's activities at the time, was published in 1907.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 286pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362761025
  • ISBN-13: 9789362761026
  • Item Weight: 371.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.9mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure