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Historical thriller set in South Africa in the nineteenth century.
Paperback, Second, 483 pages
Published 2011 by Groenheide Books (first published 2004)
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Jassy
Dec 08, 2009 Jassy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Set in South Africa in the 1800s, Sand is a sweeping epic that follows the life, loves and adventures of feisty heroine Catherine de Jonghe, who arrives in Cape Town as a young woman and travels into the country's beautiful, but often dangerous Kalahari Desert together with her new husband Claes and the man she loves, Baptiste. Their journey soon leads them into bitter and bloody conflict, not only with each other, but with the Korana tribe that occupies the area.

Beautifully written with fast-mo
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Mark
Oct 31, 2011 Mark rated it it was amazing

An epic sweeping family drama of the South African veldt; I kept thinking what a great movie this could be, similar in style and focus as Australia – featuring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman – back in 2008.


Sand takes place about one hundred and fifty years ago when in defiance to the church and their family three young people flee from their Dutch heritage to escape and build a live in the Transvaal, the plains of South Africa. Bartering with Kora, the last tribal chief of the Korana clans, Clae
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Gerold Whittaker
Sep 27, 2009 Gerold Whittaker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves African fiction.
Shelves: south-africa
A work of fiction though the historical background is factual. Three brave young settlers fight for existence against warring Korana and the British Government. The story is set in the Cape Colony in the 1870's.

An excellent, well researched book which you will love if Africa is in your blood....
Julie
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