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Rags Of Glory

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576 pages
Published (first published 1962)
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Rod Carstens
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rags of Glory is the story of Boer War in South Africa. It is told by the author who lived through the period. It is the story of a South African family and a British officer and you see the war from both sides. It is also several love stories mixed in with the war and it's consequences. One of the aspects that fascinated me was the details of the period, the morals and social aspects of the two societies. Huge forces were changing the world and the British Empire at the turn of the Nineteenth a ...more
Jim Puskas
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Although this book, like its companion piece "The Fiercest Heart" centers upon the Boer War, surely a dated episode of a long-gone world, the story still resonates and the personalities of the main protagonists come to the fore. The London parts of the story, the horrors of the white-slavery business add a whole new dimension. Elsie, the "rescued" prostitute and Betty the maid are perhaps a bit overly idealistically drawn and the revenge taken by Betty's brothers is probably a little too pat, bu ...more
Suki Korp
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a marvelous book that I discovered many years ago, probably as a library book. Then, I found it at a thrift store. A most lucky find, as it was out of print. I recommend this book to anyone -- it is historically accurate and has a most marvelous story-line(s).
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Sep 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I wwas a yong mother when I read Stuart Cloete's books about South Africa and the Boer wars. They brought me to a different world and made me appreciate the good life I had.
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c1963. Full name = Edward Fairly Stuart Graham Cloete (1897-1976)
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Stuart Cloete was born in France in 1897 to a Scottish mother and South African father. (His ancestors had come from Holland with Jan Van Riebeck to establish a settlement for the Dutch East India Company).
He remembered his early years in Victorian Paris with sweet nostalgia, but the ideal was shattered when he began his schooling in France and England. He never excelled academically and - in his
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