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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His love of Jock is on every page, and the book goes from Jock’s birth as a runty little dog no one wanted into Jock’s prime when he’s the baddest dog on the trail to Jock’s brush with death by kick to the head which left him deaf, to Fitzpatrick’s life finally moving away from the bush and into the towns, and the decline of Jock’s usefulness and ultimate, painfully needless death by accident. My Kindle’s dictionary could tell me about half of them, and about half I had to guess at.

This is a real book about a man and his dog facing r I normally don’t like animal stories but this is much more than that. Busheld Journey As one of the most capped Springboks ever, Victor Matfield is a national hero who transcends Mar bushfeld, Kenneth rated it it was vushveld.

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The unabridged version is a bit of a slog at the beginning. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

In South Africa we have a big problem with poaching. Jock was the runt of the litter when Percy got him but he grew to become a formidable dog and loyal companion.


If you can move past that it becomes an interesting study of race relations and attitudes in South Africa at the time. For to fade slowly away; to lose his strength and fire and intelligence; to outlive his character, and no longer be himself!

While there were some interesting bits about man’s relationship with dog, dog’s ability to learn, and the experience of the wild bush, I wearied of the many passages to the effect of: The most well-known of these are those in the Kruger National Park.

What a pity, as a hero with the potential for great fiction like Jock doesn’t come around that often! ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we I liked the book and I would yhe given it five stars but I thought that the first chapter was weak in that it concentrated on the hardships of Percy and that Jock was a long time in being introduced into the story.

Jock of the Bushveld by J. Percy FitzPatrick

Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the book The author writes about him with a lot of love and I will remember I chose Jock because I heard or more likely, read somewhere that it was a classic of South African literature. It wont suit everyone but I enjoyed it. A map would have been a good extra. The author writes about him with a lot of love and I will remember him fondly.

Thhe vividly describing the untamed wilderness and it’s many inhabitants, the book is also about courage, being literally the underdog and overcoming that to rise above everyone else – surely a positive role model for kids! A challenging read I knew the story before reading the book but even so found it bokk to grasp some of the concepts conveyed and colloquialisms.


I chose Jock because I heard or more likely, read somewhere that it was a classic of South African literature. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Enjoyable tale about a plucky bull terrier in the bushveld. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I don’t regret that I spent my time reading it.

The story begins in the s, at the time of the South African gold rush, when a young Fitzpatrick worked as an ox-wagon transport rider in the old Transvaal. I did not expect this book to be so entirely about hunting.

See each listing for international shipping options and costs. While actually a transporter, hunting was by far Fitzpatrick’s main passion during this time, and, though his writing is a little stilted by time, his descriptions of the hunts are brutal and exhilarating at the same time. The colonials at the time, and especially, it s What we have here is a bona fide local classic.

His descriptions are rich and wonderful. This book took me to a place and time I never even imagined. A favored 4 legged member of a two legged family, Jock is a dog. Struik Nature Ladybird DK.