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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2012, 08:59:43 PM »
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Hennie, Great stuff.... send me your postal address, I have a Cd to send to you....

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2012, 01:33:15 AM »
Hi Malcolm,
                     I'm interested in having a copy of your Spergebiet book but it's pointless ordering anything from SA as most parcels are nicked en route. That's from experience having recently dispatched two copies of my latest book to friends in SA, neither of which arrived (not to mention numerous other items over the years). I had to resort to sending replacements via an SA visitor to Oz who will deliver them personally in SA.

I'd be pleased if you could supply me your book from Oz. Let me know the cost plus P&P. As a bonus I'll send you a copy of my latest book (Colossus Unsung, Google it) published a few months ago. It's the biography of a character who lived an extraordinary life, not everyone's cup of tea in terms of leisure reading but you might find it of interest.
Thanks & regards,
Bob.
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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2012, 04:11:19 PM »
Hi Bob

I'm getting a  few sent over in the next month or so and I'll send you a copy.  Email me your address and I'll organise to send one over.  (malcolm.bertoni@gmail.com)

Anyone else in Aus or NZ, please email me and I can get a book to you.  You're correct - sending books to or from SA is dicey.

The book is also now in stock at Windhoeker Buchhandlung and Demasius Publications in Windhoek now also have stock and will be supplying all the bookshops in Windhoek and possibly even Walvis and Luderitz.  I'm also trying  to get more distribution in Cape Town.  Clarkes and Afrikana are advertising the book in their latest e-catelogues and also have stock.

Cheers

Malcolm

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2012, 05:51:31 PM »
Mmmh! I see Mr.Molloy has been busy the last few months, wondered why he was so quiet...

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2012, 02:11:55 PM »
With the wheather being cold and wet over the weekend  allgood - I really enjoyed the book , from index to the last word . ! good reading

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2012, 10:06:31 AM »
Hi Hennie

Good hear you enjoyed the book - always good to get feedback.

Cheers

Malcolm

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2015, 06:18:43 AM »
Malcolm Bertoni re your book: About the islands just of the Spergebiett's coast. a remark on pg 108 "One was even a republic once. " . just a bit more info : while scraping guano on Ichaboe island , a black south easter came up , causing collisions and forcing ships to run for open water . when the gale died down  and ships beat their way back to Ichaboe  , its under new management . An Irish deserter from the royal navy named Ryan has convinced the marooned guano diggers to elect him president and declared the island a republic . He demanded 45 pounds for use of the landing from each ship. The Brits were hopping mad , and war is declared , aided by liquor , all hell broke loose . men fighting with spades and brooms . The Frigate , Thunderbolt , is called from cape town . order was restored and declared a British possession .
attached two bad quality pictures. a graveyard , surely one of the most desolate in the world , and a Notice board on Ichaboe . [both taken many years ago]
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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2015, 09:23:06 PM »
I never knew that.....thanks for tale and pics Hennie.
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