Jul 21, 2021 | Book Reviews, Memoirs | 0 comments

Karoo stories


by Theron Crawford

The Karoo is a place of mystery, vast plains and mountains with unique flora and fauna, disused tracks where pioneers ventured and once-frontier towns with their own distinctive architecture and history.

It is against this backdrop that Theron Crawford remembers accompanying his grandfather working around the farm, visiting neighbours and trips to town in the mid-20th century.  As only a young boy can be, Crawford was fascinated by the stories he heard, the sharing of what had happened and what was expected to happen, the fun and the hardships, births and deaths amongst the widespread community.

Karoo Stories is a collection of twelve stories, where Crawford recounts his own experiences and those he heard whilst growing up, mostly in the Graaff-Reinet area.  He introduces us to old-timers who had memories of the Anglo-Boer war, clever thieves, some strange ghostly happenings, and his adventures of being a young boy, adding to the fascinating history of this frontier land.  A charming and captivating book of tales that will delight many readers. 

ISBN 978-1-77636-023-9 Available from Theron Crawford Bookstore: www.theroncrawford.com  and Amazon