Reported originally in the September 1st bulletin- as follows: ""In this year of African novels, here is another from the...

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SOUTHERN CROSS

Reported originally in the September 1st bulletin- as follows: ""In this year of African novels, here is another from the pen of Brigid Knight, whose earlier books introduced many readers to her quiet, competent presentation of that little understood country. This story covers three wars, from the Boor War through World War II, in a family story of South Africa. Leisurely, almost pastoral in mood, this is motivated by the Anti -British feelings dating from Elizabeth's birth in a prison camp during the Boer uprising. Her mother died; she was adopted by an English family whom she loved, but was claimed by a relative, and brought up in bleakness and strictness and prejudice. Then she marries- and again prejudice against the British colors her life, and that of her son, Chris, who becomes a saboteur against the British in World War II, despite his mother's deep rooted faith, which eventually bears fruit. Even paced, calm.

Pub Date: Jan. 6, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1948