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Jock of the Bushveld, published in , has been read and enjoyed by Jock of The Bushveld (Modern Classics (Penguin)) and millions of other books are. Always active in politics, he also found time to write several books besides the classic Jock of the Bushveld. His first book, Through Mashonaland with Pick and . Jock of the Bushveld has ratings and 60 reviews. Having personally been to all the book’s sites and sights and having Fitzpatrick’s other books “The.

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Jock of the Bushveld by J. Percy FitzPatrick

It admits that there may be footnotes in the text, typos and other issues. Jock of the Bushveld is a beautiful story that not many children read and definitely not here in Australia. Loved this story so much.

All of that is true. The story of the bull terrier who shared his master’s life on the veld has been illustrated with lively sketches by Edmund Caldwell. Jock permanently lost his hearing when a kudu antelope cow kicked him.

Mar 11, Michi rated it liked it. Views Read Edit View history. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’d had the idea it was fiction, but in reading the preface discovered it was book form of stories he’d told numerous times from his experiences – the ol’ “you need to put these together in a book” line.

Since the night with the lions, when he had been ignominiously cooped up, there had been nothing to stir his blood and make life forth living If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


While I don’t think this is something that I’d read again, it was interesting and was a glimpse into life in the South Africa bush in the late ‘s. Mar 10, Kenneth rated it it was amazing. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we I’ve seen other reviews that talk about the racist comments and OK, it’s a bit dated, but it has to be taken in the context of when it was written.

Oct 17, John Mountford rated it liked it. NOT a copy of the original!

The blood must run. What we have here is a bona fide local classic. The Jock of the title was a dog that belonged to FitzPatrick, and almost the entire book is made up of hunting stories with this dog.

Aug 08, Jean Du rated it liked it. I have a deep and discomfortable connection with this book, which I read when I was eight years old, before I went to live in Zimbabwe then Rhodesia for a year. The 7th and 8th photos show the original uncorrected illustration above the corrected one. It’s strength lies in the descriptive detail of each episode, and not in its combined effect as a novel.

The extent to which Jock goes to tackle quarry many times his size, seemingly heedless to danger is exciting to behold, his tenacity legendary. He turns his hand to hauling freight over the Drakensberg mountains and if you don’t know how to handle ox teams this book will tell you.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. We appreciate the impact a rhe book can have. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. A map would have been a good extra. Joc, 29 April A highly enjoyable book, and particularly as a South African, I’m glad to have read it. On realising that a good hunting dog would be a great advantage in the Bushveld, he decides to find himself a puppy – but to all his companions’ vushveld, it’s not the prettiest or the strongest puppy that catches his eye.


Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick

If you are buying this book for a child wishing to read the story of “Jock of the Bushveld,” then you should not buy this book, kids can’t parse this book and it is a meaningless jumble of text.

English Choose a language for shopping. What a pity, as a hero with the potential for g I think this story should have been left as FitzPatrick first created it: It is an engaging tale which gives a feel for the times through the eyes of a teamster or transportation worker. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick had four children. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. View all 13 comments. Our specialties include fine bindings, the fine arts, press books, literature, history, and travel. December Group Read 20 14 Dec 06, Moving goods from the coast to the gold fields of Johannesburg.

boook Another fictional movie with an ending that was more palatable to this audience was therefore released in Having been to the bushveld many times growing up, and as an adult, its easy for me to picture the man and his dog roaming around, gun over his shoulder, looking for their next hunt.