Spud: Exit, Pursued by a Bear
John van de Ruit (@johnvanderuit)
Spud: Exit, Pursued by a Bear John van de Ruit (@johnvanderuit) Picador One of the most successful authors in South Africa sadly brings to bookshelves the last of his much
One of the most successful authors in South Africa sadly brings to bookshelves the last of his much loved series Spud. The series has been such a sensation that it was adapted into a motion picture featuring the ever-admired humorist John Cleese (Fawlty Towers).
Spud has been a tale seen and told through the eyes of John “Spud” Milton, as he records entries in his diary. Spud is a young South African boy sent to a boarding school, on scholarship, in the old South Africa and in this, his last instalment, Spud is now a young man in Matric with the honour of being a school prefect yet facing all the trials and tribulations that come with being a sex-intrigued teenage boy facing final year exams.
- Spud broke all sales records for a debut novel in South Africa and has sold more than 220 000 copies in South Africa alone!
- The series continues to sell an average of 2 000 copies a month since the launch seven years ago.
- A Spud journal was released to help budding writers record their school experiences.