18 December 2017 Read: 145
To the avid reader, or long-time resident of the Lowveld, David Hilton-Barber needs no real introduction. The well-known author of non-fictional, historic works is responsible for introducing the lesser known origins of many of the places around the Limpopo province to an entire generation of readers through many fascinating, well-written tales of the people who settled there, the towns they established and the challenges they overcame.
Now, Bulletin is offering our readers the chance to own a copy of Hilton-Barber’s latest work “The infamous Malaboch war” which was launched at the Lowveld book Festival earlier this year. Answer a simple question - “Where did the Malaboch War take place?” via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and win one of ten copies of this fascinating new novel.
David lived in Tzaneen for 25 years during which he and his late wife, Tana (nee Tooley) established the very popular, Kings Walden guest house in Agatha. His first book was ‘Footprints in Tzaneen’ which featured the history of the area as well as many of its founding families (incidentally, Bulletin will be doing a review of this book in the New Year, so keep your eyes on your favourite weekly independent and you may very well win some more fantastic giveaways).
In 2015 he relocated to Hermanus to become a full-time writer. He started a small publishing venture under the title ‘Footprints Press’ and has since then published a host of books in his capacity as an author, editor and publisher.
David has donated ten copies of his new book to Bulletin for this exclusive competition which started with this article you are reading right now and will end with the announcement of the winners in February next year.