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Vuur op die horison | General Fiction

Engela van Rooyen


Vuur op die Horison, has been compared with Gone with the wind, Anna Karenina and even War and Peace.

The events extend from 1846 to 1903, centring around the Anglo-Boer War. The novel spans continents and generations as the reader is swept along from South Africa’s gold and diamond fields to Victorian England, Matabeleland, Portugal, the islands of India and stark Argentina.

The Viljoen family from Grootverlangen near the Magaliesberg is central to the story, as is the Dalmain family in England. While Frans Viljoen returns to the Transvaal from the hunting ground of Rhodesia to take up arms, Michael Dalmain, Young Lord and noble heir, also finds himself travelling by sea to the remote southern tip of Africa. They both have a past of profound personal intrigue. They are familiar with disillusionment, but also with the driving force of patriotism and of an unfulfilled love.  

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Vuur op die horison | General Fiction

Author: Engela van Rooyen
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780624056416
Date Released: 11 September 2012
Price (incl. VAT): R 325.00
Format: Soft cover, 936pp

About this author

Engela van Rooyen

Engela van Rooyen was born in Kakamas in the Northern Cape on August 11, 1939. She completed a BA Degree as well as a teaching diploma at the University of...