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Laurens van der Post

Laurens van der PostBorn: 13-Dec-1906
Birthplace: Philippolis, South Africa
Died: 15-Dec-1996
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Philippolis, South Africa

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: South Africa
Executive summary: The Lost World of the Kalahari

Military service: British Army (volunteered 1940, POW in 1942)

Father: Christiaan Willem Hendrik van der Post (politician, b. 1856, d. 1914)
Mother: Lammie
Wife: Marjorie Edith Wendt (m. 8-Mar-1928, div., d. 1995)
Son: Jan Laurens ("John", b. 26-Dec-1928, d. 1984)
Daughter: Lucia (b. 1936)
Girlfriend: Fleur Kohler-Baker (broken engagement)
Wife: Ingaret Giffard (English actress, m. 13-Oct-1949, d. 5-May-1997)

    High School: Grey College, Bloemfontein

    Taken Prisoner of War
    Dutch Ancestry Paternal
    German Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
In A Province (1934, novel)
Venture to the Interior (1952, travelogue)
The Face Beside The Fire (1953)
A Bar of Shadow (1954)
Flamingo Feather (1954, novel)
The Dark Eye In Africa (1955, nonfiction)
The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958, nonfiction)
The Heart of the Hunter (1961, nonfiction)
The Seed and the Sower (1963, novel)
A Journey into Russia (1964, travelogue)
The Hunter and the Whale (1967, novel)
A Portrait of All The Russias (1967, travelogue)
A Portrait of Japan (1968)
The Night of the New Moon (1970, novel)
A Story Like the Wind (1972, novel)
A Far Off Place (1974, novel)
Jung and the Story of our Time (1975, biography, of Carl Jung)
A Mantis Carol (1975)
First Catch Your Eland: A Taste of Africa (1977, nonfiction)
Yet Being Someone Other (1982, memoir)
Testament to the Bushmen (1984, nonfiction, with Jane Taylor)
To the Frontier (1986)
A Walk With A White Bushman (1986, conversation with Jean-Marc Pottiez)
About Blady: A Pattern Out of Time (1991, memoir)
The Voice of the Thunder (1993)
Feather Fall (1994, nonfiction)
The Admiral's Baby (1996, nonfiction)

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