Lost Trails on the Lowveld

Thomas Victor Bulpin

The continent of Africa has for a long time produced its share of bush stories, some carried down generations, others more recent. Readers interested in travelling, travel writing, history and natural history will enjoy this mid-20th century account.
Date Published :
March 2013
Publisher :
Protea Boekhuis
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781869195557

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$21.95

Overview
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The continent of Africa has for a long time produced its share of bush stories, some carried down generations, others more recent. Readers interested in travelling, travel writing, history and natural history will enjoy this mid-20th century account. In this book, written in 1950, Bulpin writes about the hunters, wildlife, the Bushmen, mosquitoes, and the tsetse fly of the Lowveld. It was an area of extensive wilderness and home to a myriad of the animals, birds, plants and reptiles that have filled the imaginations of hunters, traders and authors alike for many a century in Africa. The characters and legends of the malaria-ridden Lowveld regions of the Transvaal come to life as Bulpin tells more stories about the personalities of the early days in the region.

About The Author
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Thomas Victor Bulpin (1918–1999) was a writer about African big game hunters, South African travel and history. He was a well-known and very prolific travel writer – he wrote 29 books and thousands of pamphlets and features on southern Africa for magazines and newspapers. An inveterate traveller, he was the author of classics such as Islands in a forgotten sea, The Ivory Trail, Natal and the Zulu Country, The Hunter is Death and the Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa.

REVIEWS
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"Lost Trails on the Lowveld by T.V. Bulpin is an interesting read about the lands on the escarpment and below on the Lowveld of Africa. Bulpin has written much about his beloved country and is a favorite travel writer, and in this book's twenty -six chapters his characters come alive as they experience the wildness of this dark continent. The stories are both history, travel accounts, superstition, folklore, hunting tales, mining experiences, and tribal ventures. Each story is fascinating and holds any reader's interest just like a good ghost story told around a fire. The Lowveld has many trails, old and new, and stories handed down from personal experiences along each of these trails, and Bulpin fascinates the reader with many of these stories."

- Bonnie Neely, Real Travel Adventures

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