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Dr. Dean Allen

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Dr. Dean Allen is an accomplished and entertaining public speaker, he has presented his unique blend of story-telling and history at events throughout the world.


A native of Somerset in the West Country of England, Dr. Dean Allen’s long association with South Africa began in the mid-1990s when he began his studies at Stellenbosch University.


Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa explores in detail how Matjiesfontein was created and how Logan developed this little Karoo town into a renowned health resort, attracting the rich and famous – including South African novelist Olive Schreiner and England cricketer George Lohmann.


But, above all, this is the untold story of how James Logan was instrumental in developing the game of cricket in South Africa at a time when the country was heading towards war with the British Empire.


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