Munster author releases new book

2015-08-06 06:01
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Ron Lock has just released his new book.

PHOTO: supplied Ron Lock has just released his new book.

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RON Lock’s new book Tales of the Old East Coast From Zululand to the Cape, recently hit book-shop shelves.

Lock, who lives in Munster, has been writing books for 20 years.

Born in Hampshire, in the United Kingdom, he came to South Africa in 1966.

The book is based on stories about shipwrecks, survivors, soldiers and sorcerers, wizards, worship, kings and cannibals, missionaries, maidens, courage and humour.

He lived in Kenya and Tanganyika (Malawi) for 13 years.

“I now live in Banners Rest Retirement Village with Brenda my wife where we have been living happily for the past eight years.

“I will have a book launch at a local book shop soon, I am just awaiting confirmation of a date,” he said.

Lock has written and co-written six books, five of which have been published in the United Kingdom and the United States.

“I draw inspiration from history,” said Lock.

The book also comprises several illustrations which Lock retrieved from archives, old journals, diaries, letters, manuscripts and books.

“I have been collecting material as and where I could for many years,” he said.

Writing the book took about a year for him to complete.

Lock said it would be a fantastic idea for the Department of Education to incorporate the book into its history syllabus.

Lock’s other titles include Hill of Squandered Valour, Spionkop 1990, Blood on the Painted Mountain. He was the co-author of Zulu Victory: Isandlwana and The Cover Up

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