A Vet, Three Mares and a hound named Max

A story about the dramatic relocation of pure-bred Arab mares from war-torn Poland to a safe haven in the then Rhodesia via a harrowing journey by land and sea.

The vet in charge of the operation gets employment in his new country and the narrative describes his experiences in the bush while at the same time he trains the horses and their offspring for their eventual return to participate in events in Europe.



Nicholas Ellenbogen is, in no clear order, actor, writer, director and innovator – all of these in equal measure, with equal passion, equal skill, equal exuberance and energy. He has taken his style of theatre across the world, across Africa, to fishing villages and remote settlements where few white men, let alone actors, have journeyed.

Having grown up in the sacred hills of the Matopos, Africa is in his soul, drawing him away from conventional paths to find theatre in unusual places; among the Bushmen in the Kalahari where he learnt their mime and dance; he spent time with the drummers of

Zomba, Malawi, the naked Himba, and exotic Herero, the hunters of Luangwa, the white chief of Mahenya.

He formed Theatre for Africa in 1989 and travelled extensively with productions focused on conservation.

He caught the attention of the British Royal Family and has given a private performance in Balmoral. His troop also performed to the US State Department. His plays, Horn of Sorrow and Guardians of Eden, had a significant impact on the international regulation of the ivory trade.

Book size: 228mm x 152mm
Pages: 210 Pages black and white and colour
ISBN: 978-1-77634-556-4
Price: Price R320 plus postage – to your nearest Post Office, PO Fast Mail R25, PO Speed Service with tracking R50, or to your nearest branch of PostNet R100.