Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent


Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent

Corlie Roux's farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that even raindrops sizzle. When her beloved father dies, she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel to her daughter. Despite this, Corlie finds comfort in her friend, Sipho, and in Africa itself and in the stories she creates for her brothers. But Corlie's world is about to vanish: the British are invading and driving Boer families like hers from their farms. Some escape into the bush to fight the enemy. The unlucky ones are rounded up and sent to internment camps. Will Corlie's strength and devotion to her country sustain her through the suffering and misery she finds in the camp at Kroonstad? That may depend on a soldier from faraway Canada and on inner resources Corlie never dreamed she had -



About the Author

Trilby Kent's first children's novel, Medina Hill, was published by Tundra Books (McClelland & Stewart/Random House) in October 2009. Her first adult novel Smoke Portrait was published by Alma Books in 2011. She lives in West Hampstead, London.

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184 pages


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Publication date

19th January 2012



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