Featherstream – Ian Sutherland

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The year is 1942, and 20-year old Anna van der Vliet returns to her family farm near Cape Agulhas after time spent away at university. At the farm, we meet her father Stefan, a gregarious but overbearing character, who is also a prominent member of parliament.

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The year is 1942, and 20-year old Anna van der Vliet returns to her family farm near Cape Agulhas after time spent away at university. At the farm, we meet her father Stefan, a gregarious but overbearing character, who is also a prominent member of parliament. One night, he introduces Anna to Thomas, a handsome young German man who he claims to be working with. Later, Anna takes a late night stroll along the coast, and she witnesses persons unknown on a beach providing supplies to a German submarine just offshore. This leads her to question her father’s true association with Thomas. Anna knows that the South African government has officially pledged to aid the Allies in the Second World War, but there are also many Afrikaner citizens who would much rather see Germany triumph over the colonial British. She decides to get closer to Thomas, and also to investigate her father secretly. But if she learns that her father is a traitor, could she really betray him for the sake of her country? This is an intriguing, well-researched historical novel that sheds some light on life in South Africa during the war years. This book could appeal to fans of Barbara Mutch’s The Girl from Simon’s Bay.

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