A conventional historial novel of trekkers in South Africa during the first half of the last century. The Van Reenen family...

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LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY

A conventional historial novel of trekkers in South Africa during the first half of the last century. The Van Reenen family come from Holland to Cape Town to escape French persecution during the Napoleonic Wars, and after a dramatic incident, must leave the city to become vintners in the wilds of the frontier country. The trek by ox-drawn cart is very reminiscent of the Americans who went West in Conestoga wagons, but here it is Kaffirs- rather than Indians- who are likely to attack. The Van Reenens settle, grow their grapes with success, the children mature and marry, and it is Vincent- the second son- who tells their story along with his.... A satisfactory story of colonization in another land, in which the faces- and most of the facets- are pretty familiar by now.

Pub Date: May 5, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1954

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