A New Author!

We have a new book out! ( – get it on takealot.com – )

OK, the author has a new book out, his first. School friend Harry ‘Pikkie’ Loots is Harrismith’s latest published author, following in the footsteps of FA Steytler, EB Hawkins, Anita van Wyk Henning, Petronella van Heerden and Leon Strachan. There must be more?

So far he has it as an eBook – you can get it now already.

Real paper hard copies to follow. I had the privilege and fun as one of his proof-readers, of reading it as he wrote and re-wrote.

UPDATE 10 Feb 2021: It’s he-ere! In my hand!

Now you gotta realise, Pikkie is a mountaineer and trekker. These are phlegmatic buggers; unflappable; understated. So when he says ‘we walked and then crossed some ice and then we got here’:

– 5109m above seal level – the Drakensberg’s highest peak is 3482m –

. . with lovely pictures and fascinating stories along the way . . you must know what he doesn’t show you. And this is only the third highest peak he climbs in Africa! There’s more!

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Those of us who climbed Mt aux Sources should also remember how we drove to within an hour or two’s walk from the chain ladder. To get to these higher mountains there’s days of trekking before you reach the point in the picture. And way less oxygen!

I can’t wait to hold a copy in my hand . . Goddit now. Here’s the back cover blurb: ( – get it on takealot.com – )

~~~oo0oo~~~

2 thoughts on “A New Author!

  1. Congratulations!

    On Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 3:38 AM Vrystaat Confessions wrote:

    > bewilderbeast posted: ” We have a new book out! OK, the author has a new > book out, his first. School friend Harry ‘Pikkie’ Loots is Harrismith’s > latest published author, following in the footsteps of FA Steytler, EB > Hawkins, Petronella van Heerden and Leon Strachan. There m” >

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  2. Thanks for the plug, Pete! Amazon has now got hard copies as well. I’ll have my stash in the next week or so for anyone who wants to get copies directly from me. And thanks again for all your proofreading…

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