Drew Selkirk, a young Border ploughman, falls out with the landed Drongans, joins the army, and finds himself in action in the Boer War.
The terrible set-piece early battles are vividly described as Selkirk is trapped in the besieged town of Kimberley.
Seconded to a unit of irregular horse, Selkirk uses his Borders knowledge of horsemanship to outwit the Boers, while struggling with conflicting romantic encounters.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 260 pages
- Publisher: Fledgling Press
- Publication Date: 01/03/2006
- Category: War & combat fiction
- ISBN: 9780954412111