To Everything its Season
In the north-eastern Transvaal, where the land is still uncultivated wilderness, lies the Sabi Sand game reserve. In an ox-bow in the Sand river lies the jewel of the bushveld, MalaMala, Africa's paramount private game reserve.
To this haven of African wild life and bushveld tranquillity the Rattrays of MalaMala invited their namesake Gillian Rattray, celebrated author and artist of Springing of the Year. The result, To Everything its Season, is a delightful record of an extended sojourn in this bushveld paradise.
In to Everything its Season Gillian Rattray applies her keen skill as observer and artist to the wonders of this terrain. Her text explores the passage of the seasons in the bushveld, its sights and sounds, as well as the fascinating history of MalaMala and its people. Her fine paintings compliment the text with a record of the flora, fauna, bird and insect life of this abundant region.
This beautiful volume will delight all who have visited MalaMala, as well as those who plan to-or just dream of doing so. Far more than a tribute to a stay at MalaMala, To Everything its Season is a record of bushveld days and seasons and a paean to the people who, over the years, made this heart of Africa what it is by leaving it the way it has always been. Dustcover with illustrated endpapers- 207 pages text with numerous illustrations. Very clean copy.
A Cape Country Chronicle
In the heart of Outeniqualand, where sunbirds tumble in fynbos redolent of herbs and honey and where rocky outcrops at the very edge of Africa crash into the ocean, a little farm nestles in the verdant hills.
In true fairy-tale style, through an unexpected legacy from a little-known aunt, author Gillian Rattray and her husband Peter were able to purchase this farm and so to embark on their long-cherished dream of retirement in the country.
A Cape Country Chronicle is an evocative journal of life at Fairview Farm: industrious days, rich in incident and bustling with activity; the sustained invasion by builders and guests; and the planting of a miniature Sissinghurst - all are recorded with humour and enlivened by the strokes of a gentle and affectionate pen.
Numerous watercolours illuminate the text. With sure, vivid brushwork Gillian Rattray captures the essence of the rich bird and insect life and pays tribute to the floral kingdom of the south-eastern Cape.
In this engaging chronicle of country living, the reader is drawn into the unhurried rhythms of life at Fairview and is invited to share in its subtle pleasures. Dustcover-Illustrated endpapers with 166 pages text with numerous illustrations. Very clean copy.
- Jacket Condition: Near Fine
- Binding Condition: Fine
- Overall Condition: Fine
- Size: 23 X 27.5 cm