Paperback ð Toorbos eBook Þ

Paperback ð Toorbos eBook Þ

Toorbos ❰Read❯ ➭ Toorbos Author Dalene Matthee – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Dreamforest Toorbos is forest novel It tells the story between the intimate relationship of an initiated forest woman and the heart of the forest and how it becomes an obstacle in her experience of th Dreamforest Toorbos is forest novel It tells the story between the intimate relationship of an initiated forest woman and the heart of the forest and how it becomes an obstacle in her experience of the man she loves Karoliena Kapp is an only child of an unsympathetic mother who has had three men Her father has been killed by a streak of lightning while she was still young causing her to accept the forest as her primordial mother Karoliena is beautiful Soon she was spotted by a man Johannes child of a woodcutter who freed himself from the stranglehold of poverty in the forest Before she even turns twenty Karoliena is married to Johannes Now she has to take on the role of spouse in the village after being coached to take her place in the hierarchy The world of the forest and the world of the village are juxtaposed with each other each representing a different order of existence The forest makes a mystical experience possible this is the kind of ecstasy Karoliena is looking for while life in the village is dedicated to the self directed search for money She is in love with Johannes who is far older than she is and is almost spellbound by the prospects he offers her However Karoliena uses the very first opportunity to run away from Johannes straight back to the forest Because the very first day after their wedding ceremony she knew something was terribly wrong She made the wrong choice she fled from the forest She exchanged her precious freedom for a cage Now she's scared So she returns to the forest while the Cape sisken keeps on calling who are you who are you.


About the Author: Dalene Matthee

Dalene Matthee nee Scott matriculated in and went on to study music at a conservatorium in Oudtshoorn as well as at the Holy Cross Covent in Graaff ReinetBefore gaining fame and wide acclaim for her first forest novel she also wrote stories for magazines as well as two popular novels ’n Huis vir Nadia A House for Nadia and Petronella van Aarde burgemeester Petronella van Aa.



10 thoughts on “Toorbos

  1. Karen Cockerill Karen Cockerill says:

    I loved this book Initially I felt like I was reading Circles of the forest which was our set work at school so than 20 years later again which I think is testament to Mathee's style of writing The book is however different the the Circles series in that the elephants are present but not the feature of the story line I felt that the book could relate to most audiences who wonder what the future holds I loved the way that story line brought together Karoliena's 'forest' and 'educated town' perceptions together In this way the story reminded me a little of Bryce Courtney's 'Power of one' series in the way that certain characters in the book talk about world affairs while others take what they have seen and heard and action them uietly Lots of insight in the book Great read


  2. Christine Byleveld Christine Byleveld says:

    Beautiful Magical


  3. Sue Sue says:

    Karoliena Kapp grew up in the forest and the woodcutter community The church in the village sees promise in her and provides her with a good education Then comes an opportunity to marry a successful businessman from the village Even before the wedding she has reservations; the day after the wedding she realizes that it was a mistake as they were trying to make her into something she was not So she leaves him and returns to the forest only to find that she isn't fully accepted there either As the future of the forest is threatened can she find herself? I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as the other three Knysna Forest books Although the forest felt like an old friend something was different As I was reading it seemed like a lot of events but it was hard to see a flow to the story line Having finished it I can see how it all fit together but it didn't gel for me like the others


  4. Mart-Mari Mart-Mari says:

    Nogsteeds my gunsteling boek Storie bly interessant regdeur met 'n baie realistiese en grypende einde Definitief die moeite werd


  5. Tiah Tiah says:

    A touchy story which is still very relevant today I would dearly love to read the prose in Afrikaans But the translation is well done


  6. Karinallen38gmail.com Magdalena Allen Karinallen38gmail.com Magdalena Allen says:

    Sjoe ek is beindruk deur die skryfstyl van hierdie boek Ek voel soos Karoliena en leef my heeltamal in die karakter in


  7. Goretti Goretti says:

    great read after our knysna forest walk


  8. Monique von Geyso Monique von Geyso says:

    Toorbos is another master piece by Dalene Matthee It is not something everyone will like however I enjoyed reading it and will recommend it to anyone


  9. Lyz Russo Lyz Russo says:

    Dis 'n ongelooflik pragtige verhaal wat mens diep in 'n towerwereld van die Knysna bos laat wegraak Moet beslis lees


  10. Celeste Toet Celeste Toet says:

    'n Wondermooi verhaal Ek kon met die karakter van Karoliena assosieer haar soeke na wat sy self nie weet nie Ek geniet altyd die stukkies lewens waarhede wat Dalene in haar boeke deel Daar is 'n stille wysheid aan haar skryfstylEk sal graag ook die verhaal uit Johannes se oogpunt uit wou lees Die liefde wat hy vir haar Karoliena koester sy ervaring van die 'wild bushpeople' en die 'poor white' stigma wat hy beleef uit sy bevoorregte posisie op die dorp Wat het hy gedoen terwyl Karoliena weg was en wat het hy gedink en voel elke keer wanneer hy haar weer sien? Dan ook sy ervaring van die oorlog en wat hy daar beleef het Dit was ook lekker om so tussendeur 'n klein krummeltjie te kry oor Saul Barnard en sy vrou Katedit het my laat glimlag Hy was ook steeds daar


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10 thoughts on “Toorbos

  1. Karen Cockerill Karen Cockerill says:

    I loved this book Initially I felt like I was reading Circles of the forest which was our set work at school so than 20 years later again which I think is testament to Mathee's style of writing The book is however different the the Circles series in that the elephants are present but not the feature of the story line I felt that the book could relate to most audiences who wonder what the future holds I loved the way that story line brought together Karoliena's 'forest' and 'educated town' perceptions together In this way the story reminded me a little of Bryce Courtney's 'Power of one' series in the way that certain characters in the book talk about world affairs while others take what they have seen and heard and action them uietly Lots of insight in the book Great read

  2. Christine Byleveld Christine Byleveld says:

    Beautiful Magical

  3. Sue Sue says:

    Karoliena Kapp grew up in the forest and the woodcutter community The church in the village sees promise in her and provides her with a good education Then comes an opportunity to marry a successful businessman from the village Even before the wedding she has reservations; the day after the wedding she realizes that it was a mistake as they were trying to make her into something she was not So she leaves him and returns to the forest only to find that she isn't fully accepted there either As the future of the forest is threatened can she find herself? I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as the other three Knysna Forest books Although the forest felt like an old friend something was different As I was reading it seemed like a lot of events but it was hard to see a flow to the story line Having finished it I can see how it all fit together but it didn't gel for me like the others

  4. Mart-Mari Mart-Mari says:

    Nogsteeds my gunsteling boek Storie bly interessant regdeur met 'n baie realistiese en grypende einde Definitief die moeite werd

  5. Tiah Tiah says:

    A touchy story which is still very relevant today I would dearly love to read the prose in Afrikaans But the translation is well done

  6. Karinallen38gmail.com Magdalena Allen Karinallen38gmail.com Magdalena Allen says:

    Sjoe ek is beindruk deur die skryfstyl van hierdie boek Ek voel soos Karoliena en leef my heeltamal in die karakter in

  7. Goretti Goretti says:

    great read after our knysna forest walk

  8. Monique von Geyso Monique von Geyso says:

    Toorbos is another master piece by Dalene Matthee It is not something everyone will like however I enjoyed reading it and will recommend it to anyone

  9. Lyz Russo Lyz Russo says:

    Dis 'n ongelooflik pragtige verhaal wat mens diep in 'n towerwereld van die Knysna bos laat wegraak Moet beslis lees

  10. Celeste Toet Celeste Toet says:

    'n Wondermooi verhaal Ek kon met die karakter van Karoliena assosieer haar soeke na wat sy self nie weet nie Ek geniet altyd die stukkies lewens waarhede wat Dalene in haar boeke deel Daar is 'n stille wysheid aan haar skryfstylEk sal graag ook die verhaal uit Johannes se oogpunt uit wou lees Die liefde wat hy vir haar Karoliena koester sy ervaring van die 'wild bushpeople' en die 'poor white' stigma wat hy beleef uit sy bevoorregte posisie op die dorp Wat het hy gedoen terwyl Karoliena weg was en wat het hy gedink en voel elke keer wanneer hy haar weer sien? Dan ook sy ervaring van die oorlog en wat hy daar beleef het Dit was ook lekker om so tussendeur 'n klein krummeltjie te kry oor Saul Barnard en sy vrou Katedit het my laat glimlag Hy was ook steeds daar

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