Digby Brand was the son of an English vicar. He grew up in rural England, then in about 1900 he emigrated to Argentina. He worked on sheep and cattle estancias and travelled widely over most of... More > Patagonia. He met and fell in love with a girl whose family was descended from the Welsh pioneers. He crossed the continent to establish a new estancia high in the Andes, over the border into Chile, in desolate and unexplored country. Eventually they married, crossed the pampas to the Andes together, and started their large family.
Their story is etched against the history of Patagonia, as they faced the harsh country and climate, hardship and isolation, joy and tragedy.
The book traces the family roots in England and in Patagonia, describes the land and its history, and tells the inspiring and poignant story of a pioneer.< Less