Harriet Ward

In 1842 Harriet travelled with her husband from England to the eastern frontier of the Cape, South Africa, and spent five years in the British colony there, at Fort Peddie and Grahamstown, in the so-called "Ceded Territory."

Some of the articles and short stories that Harriet wrote in 1846 and 1847 formed the basis for a book that was published soon after she returned to England in 1848: Five years in Kaffirland: with sketches of the late war in that country to the conclusion of peace: written on the spot.

This book was well-received in a period of public interest in the "Kaffir War" or War of the Axe, and ran to three editions.

I do not own any of Harriet's works except for the book below.

My copy of her last novel, HARDY AND HUNTER