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The Miracle of Crocodile Flats by Jenny Hobbs

The Miracle of Crocodile Flats by Jenny Hobbs

Taken from the review done by Jenny de Klerk of The Star.

Billed as an affectionate satire, this is a hoot of a book, warm, witty with a gentle chuckle of recognition and humour on just about every page. It’s a feel-good tale with an ending you only wish could be true. No matter, it will brighten up your day.

Characters abound, from feisty Father Liam and his chorus of nuns, to the amaPula and the Van de Lindes, who have more in common than they know, drunken Eddie Drinkwater at the local store, Vigilance the shoemaker, the town intelligencer, Captain Ngobese, trying to keep the peace, the Prophet Hallelujah, milking the situation, and many, many more, all human, funny and believable.

I laughed my way through this book. It’s an absolute gem.

Click here to read the full review.

About the book:

Godforsaken Crocodile Flats is the last place on earth where you'd expect any marvel, so when Sweetness Moloi believes she saw the Virgin Mary there – all nice and brown like real people – who's going to believe her?

But lo, the good news spreads like wildfire, and soon all hell breaks loose. Every sect and faction want in on the action, there is fierce competition for the elusive glory, and hordes of journalists, pilgrims, and the just plain curious flock to the troublesome village. In this small corner of the Rainbow Nation, so desperately in need of a miracle, jealousy tumbles over hypocrisy to end up – miraculously – in a state of grace.

Click here for more information on The Miracle of Crocodile Flats.


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