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» Brink biography by Leon de Kock to be published by Umuzi
February 16, 2016

A biography of the late André Brink written by Leon de Kock will be published in 2018 by Umuzi. De Kock, who currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is a South African writer, translator, and academic who recently translated Brink’s letters to the poet Ingrid Jonker ...
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» Book review: Dark Windows by Louis Greenberg
June 24, 2014

Dark Windows by Louis Greenberg (Umuzi) By: Women24 In an alternative South Africa, the Gaia Peace party has been in power for the past ten years. Somehow, its combination of New Age beliefs and social welfare policies have ‘cured’ crime.  Unfortunately it all seems too good to last...
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» The Writers Write Interview - Susan Lewis
June 24, 2014

Author: Susan Lewis Interviewer: Amanda Patterson   We loved hosting Susan Lewis, international best-selling author of more than 30 novels.  Susan was in South Africa to promote her latest novel, Never Say Goodbye. She charmed the audience with her stories and her sense...
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» Our Top 10 bestselling reads of 2013
January 23, 2014

It’s a new year which means new books and new resolutions! Whatever your new year reading resolution is, we'd love to help out! Firstly, take a look at our New Year, New You selection of books to step into a new you in 2014. Begin your detox with The New Atkins Made Easy, start your fitne...
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» 2013 Festive Season Gift Guide
December 12, 2013

We’ve pulled out all the stops to put together a list of the ultimate books that will make the perfect gift for pretty much anyone. It’ll make shopping this festive season easier on you, leaving you with more time to eat, drink, and be merry and besides, who wouldn’t love a book fo...
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» Follow Nick Norman on his Geology off the Beaten Track roadtrip
November 14, 2013

Struik Nature have recently published Nick Norman's new book, Geology off the Beaten Track. It follows on the success of Nick's earlier Geological Journeys (co-authored with Gavin Whitfield), which has sold more than 20 000 copies in the last 6 years. This new book helps rea...
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» It pays to be an OPTIMIST
Warren Ingram
May 16, 2013

OPTIMISTS MAKE MORE MONEY It would not surprise you to know that wealthy people are generally happy optimists. Most of us would say that affluent people are happier because they are wealthy. However most of us would be wrong. Those who have achieved a measure of success in their lives have generally...
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» Save me from the Lion's Mouth by James Clarke
January 30, 2013

Taken from the review done by Ed Lemke of Pretoria News. The lion will always conjure up fear and respect in our minds, but imagine living in an isolated part of the bush where your neighbours are taken regularly for the lion’s dinner and no one can do anything about it. Many of Afri...
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» Kirstenbosch: The most beautiful garden in Africa by Brian J. Huntley
January 18, 2013

Taken from the review done by Wilma den Hartigh of Media Club South Africa. This beautiful coffee table book, written by acclaimed South African ecologist Professor Brian Huntley, was published in honour of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens' centenary. Through vivid photogr...
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» Fish cakes
January 16, 2013

Taken from Catch It Cook It by Hennie Crous. INGREDIENTS 500 g minced Mackerel, or any other leftover fish; hake or tuna should also work well 750 ml white rice, cooked 2 small carrots 1 large onion ½ bunch of coriander 4 spring onions, finely chopped 2 eggs, lightly beaten 10 ml ga...
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» 100 Moments That Mattered by Peter Joyce
January 04, 2013

Taken from the review done by Wilma den Hartigh of Media Club South Africa. The book is divided into seven parts, and includes well-known events such as the Great Trek; the birth of Johannesburg; the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak which killed 140 000 people in seven weeks in South Africa;...
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» Sweet-and-sour Kingklip
December 20, 2012

Taken from Catch It, Cook It by Hennie Crous.  INGREDIENTS 4 x 200 g portions of Kingklip fillets, skinned and deboned (Kob or Hake can also be used) 15 ml sunflower oil 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced 2-cm piece of ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks 1 ...
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» The best of the best for Christmas gifts
December 14, 2012

FICTION: Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson - Will Detective Alex Cross be able to save the day? Another brilliant thriller from bestselling James Patterson. The Bat by Jo Nesbo - Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide p...
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» This is how the world ends not with a bang but a can of tuna
Darrel Bristow-Bovey
December 07, 2012

So the Mayan apocalypse is now only days away, and I still haven’t laid in my stocks of canned tuna. Well, no, let me not be an enfrightened scare-monger: I do have a couple of cans in the cupboard, the swanky kind with their own handy pull-tabs so that I won’t need to carry a can-opener...
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» Ginger Biscuit Ice Cream with Cranberry and Orange Jelly
November 26, 2012

Garden and Home published a delicious recipe from Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards. Follow this link to download the PDF document. Bon appetit! About the book: Anthony and Olive Hamilton Russell frequently entertain guests on their prestigious estate. Wanting to showcase the best...
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» Our top six must-reads for November
November 12, 2012

Killing for Profit by Julian Rademeyer This is a tale of greed and corruption, of an increasingly desperate battle to save from extinction an animal that has existed for over 50 million years. Well respected, investigative journalist, Julian Rademeyer follows the bloody trail of the syndicates, poac...
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» Southern African Sea Life: A Guide for Young Explorers by Sophie von der Heyden
November 09, 2012

Reviewed by Wilma den Hartigh "The guide provides parents of young children with answers to such questions and older children who can read can browse through the book by themselves to find out more about their rock pool discoveries. There are many interesting facts contained in the book. Even a...
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» My 100 Favourite Herbs by Margaret Roberts
November 09, 2012

Reviewed by Martin Hatchuel "This book is like having her in your garden with you. Her Herbal Centre isn’t just a business: it’s where she and her team grow and test the plants about which she writes, and record their findings – and where she established a seed bank in 2006 (i...
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» Smithers Mammals Of Southern Africa by Peter Apps
October 25, 2012

"If you are expecting wildlife jargon that only a select few understand, then you are bound to be disappointed as you read through Smither’s Mammals Of Southern Africa, updated by wildlife author Peter Apps. Apps’s version ticks all the right boxes as it is portable and easily readable, ...
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» The Story of Life and the Environment by Jo van As, Johann du Preez, Leslie Brown, and Nico Smit
October 05, 2012

"It’s beautifully illustrated with hundreds of pictures and diagrammes (look at the images taken by various different microscopes which appear on page 55: man, there’s so much to learn, and some of it we’re only just starting to see!). It’s the kind of book that you can dip i...
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» African Wildlife Quiz Book by Clive Gibson and Patrick Flood
October 04, 2012

Review by Desiree Schirlinger of Grocott's Mail: "Do you know what a ferret is? Or do you perhaps know what the rinkhals snake does when it feels threatened? The African Wildlife Quiz Book not only explores interesting facts like this but it delves into the world of our precious fauna with...
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» Mike Lundy's Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula
October 01, 2012

A bestseller for 21 years, Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula remains one of the most popular books on hiking in Cape Town. Click here to read an extract on BooksLIVE, taken from the 7th Edition. About Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula: Each of the 3...
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