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Douglas Blackburn - Author

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Books by Douglas Blackburn

Secret Service in South Africa

Secret Service in South Africa

Author: Douglas Blackburn, W Waithman Caddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2013

The Detection of Forgery (Illustrated Edition)

The Detection of Forgery (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Douglas Blackburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

Secret Service in South Africa

Secret Service in South Africa

Author: Douglas Blackburn Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Secret Service in South Africa

Secret Service in South Africa

Author: Douglas Blackburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Leaven A Black and White Story

Leaven A Black and White Story

Author: Douglas Blackburn, Stephen Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/1996

The sweeping action of Leaven plays out before the turn of the century in three main areas, none of which had been the subject of fiction before: the Loteni district in the Drakensberg, Pietermaritzburg the colonial capital with its rough justice, and then the gold-mines on the Reef. Two main characters thread through the sprawling cast: Bulalie, the country lad who heads for town in search of his fortune, and David Hyslop, the radical missionary unable to save even his own soul. Their stories intersect at crucial turns, leading to the inevitable tragic and bloody climax. Leaven's subtitle - A Black And White Story - shows that it examines race relations in a way that had never been undertaken before in fiction, and which is startlingly recognisable today.