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Rags of Glory, 1963

An epic novel of the South African War

‘A magnificent book, written by the only sort of man who could give it breadth and depth…his blood enables him to see both sides, his historical vision to see the conflict in depth… and his writing power to make his characters living fiction and reborn fact.’

Evening News


A muscular historical novel that not only brings to life the explosive action of the fighting but also provides a rich social document of the people, traditions, and, above all, the national mentalities that made the war inevitable It holds up superbly as a robust cyclorama of an age that was more virile than many realise.’

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