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Concise , readable, excellent,
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This review is from: The Settler (The Lion and the Leopard Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book as an addition to my collection of works (fiction and non-fiction), on the history of Southern Africa. I had no great expectations....I was seriously wrong. This book provides an exceptional insight into local episodes such as the Matabele and Mashona uprisings, the fateful Jameson Raid and the Boer War....providing great info on the Concentration Camps of that period. Intertwined with a personal story of hardship and romance through the eyes of the main character Martin Russell, and his acquaintances. Thoroughly engrossing and the over-riding memory is that I had to keep reminding myself that this was a first novel....well done Mr Duncan.....more of the same please!