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The Runaway Horses

horsesAuthor: Joyce Kotzè

“This is what history is about- the same families, different sides of the battle lines. This book reminded me that the facts we read about in history books always had an underlining real story- a story about love, hate, and real emotions. A good read- to the end.” Pieter on

Two sets of cousins, Boer and Brit, find their destinies inexorably intertwined in the politics and mayhem that led up to and encompassed the Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902. From Transvaal to Victorian England, the cousins form strong bonds that are tested on the battlefields of South Africa. Through anger, injustice, and betrayal, the family discovers that there is a force stronger than war. Vividly realized and pulsing with passion and adventure, The Runaway Horses is the towering story of two families struggling against the tide of history. A sweeping family saga of love, loyalty and betrayal in the time of the Boer war.

Rights: non-english rights available
Publisher: Jonathan Ball, South Africa
Publishing date: July 2015