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Land of Living Waters

(1983)
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Each of them had started out with the intention of using the other. Jonas Trevenna, a ycung English adventurer, wanted the discontented Boers to trek north into the unchartered interior with himself as their guide, so that he could catch up with his partner who had attacked him during a hunting trip, robbed him of the diamond he had found in a stream, and left him for dead. He cared nothing for the Boers or their grievances.
Aletta Labuschagne, whose strong character made her the unacknowledged leader of the Boers, wanted to trek north too - but only as far as the spot which Jonas had depicted in a sketch showing a verdant land where the waters ran free and alive, and where the oppressive laws of the Cape Government would not touch her people. Then she meant to abandon Jonas Trevenna. During the long, perilous journey by ox-wagon many things changed, but Aletta's obsession remained constant.
"You're arrogant, domineering and quite magnificent in your courage, " Jonas told her roughly. "And I want you. If only you would give up this dream you're reaching for, and come away with me - I can't give up my dream, my land of living waters, she thought with anguish. Because if I did, then everything would have been for nothing - leaving our homes, all the hardship and the suffering, all the many deaths - everything."

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

February 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: Land of Living Waters
Author(s): Christina Laffeaty
ISBN: 0-7090-0724-8 / 978-0-7090-0724-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Land of Living Waters
Author(s): Christina Laffeaty
ISBN: 0-86009-793-5 / 978-0-86009-793-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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