Bart Logie's world - the Eastern Province of South Africa. It's people, its places, its animals, its plants, its folklore, its mountains, its plains, its rivers and its rich and colourful history. All these and more are recorded in the eight books on the region written over a period.of almost 20 years. The books are a unique combination of travelogue, local history documentary, and fireside story, all told in a free-flowing, easy-to-read and a relaxed, almost conversational style.
If you have an interest in this fascinating, if under-valued region of South Africa, these books are for you!
The illustrations in the slideshow on this page have been selected at random from Bart's books - just to whet your appetite!
He is also, as you will discover when you read this book, an extremely competent writer who has done the Eastern Cape a significant favour by recording for posterity these characters and events.
One story follows another as the author ranges effortlessly back and forth in time across this unique mountain Kingdom. ...and there is often something of Herman Charles Bosma's sly and gentle humour in his tales
Guy Rogers - Herald
The book is informative, an easy ready and delightfully illustrated. Bartle has woven histry, nature, travel and conservation into a delightful tale with many insights and anecdotes.
Prof Richard Cowling
This is a book rich in tales, tragic, inspiring and humourous
Hugh Baakens - Herald Diary
Bart Logie's new book "is a marvellous monitor of change. The book brought history and the fabulous legacy of the explorers alive for me."
Prof Richard Cowling
Karoo's history comes alive - climb aboard with Bartle Logie as he journeys along the first railway north from the shores of Algoa Bay to the quiet corners and magical "dorps" of our vibrant past.
Guy Rogers - The Herald Sept 27, 2001
Like Logie's previous books, it mixes history, nature and folklore, and includes descriptions of landscapes and plants, interviews, anecdotes, and little-known archive material."
Guy Rogers - The Heral December 2008