Lot #9/09 two South African biographies
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Lot #9/09 two South African biographies The piano war [a true story of love and survival in World War 2] by Graeme Friedman. A story about a young pianist from South Africa trapped in Poland during the Second World War & a South African soldier, captive in North Africa. Cape Town, David Philip, 2003. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. xi,287, photos, portraits, facsimiles, maps. VG. …. together with …. A gentle pioneer: Nancye Stuart, 1871-1956 .... a young mother's life and travels in Southern Africa by Rosemary Wells. Account of a woman growing up in Natal (where she was married in 1896) & pioneer  days in Rhodesia in the 1890s. Based on Stuart's diaries, she touches on events such as Rorke's Drift, meetings with Rhodes & the Siege of Mafeking. She describes the difficulties of travel & of primitive living conditions in pioneer days, but visited the same places 50 years later & describes the changes over that period. Hindhead [U.K.], Trailblazer Publications, 2011. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 88, photos, portraits, facsimiles, map. Light browning & foxing. Good+ For the pair sold as a collection Reserve price: R200.00 bids welcome

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