Here are the pages from the manuscript From Boatsheds to Battlefields that contain the letters to Mick Osmond’s Dad. Are the letter’s real or being used as a storytelling technique?
I believe that Bernard did write and send these or similar letters to his father William Frederick Leffler telling him about life as a pioneer in Rhodesia. There is evidence that father and son exchanged letters on a regular basis.
It is lovely to picture William reading his son’s descriptive letters of adventure to his mother, brothers and sisters gathered around the dining table in Cape Town.