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December 2019 book reviews

The Dirty Dozen | By Lynda La Plante | Publisher: Zaffre, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK  | ISBN: 9781499862119The fifth book in the Tennison series, following Jane Tennison in

Cradle Life Magaliesberg Humankind

‘Cradle of Life’ book review

Cradle of Life: The Story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of HumankindBy Vincent Carruthers | Publisher: Struik Nature, Penguin Random House South Africa | ISBN: 9781775845973 The Cradle of

South Africa book review

Book Reviews

The Dragon Lady | By Louisa Treger | Publisher: Bloomsbury Caravel | ISBN: 9781448217458 ‘A daring blend of romance, crime and history, and an intelligent exposé of the inherent injustice

Department arts culture book books reading read South Africa women

Creating a reading culture

The South African publishing industry is considered among the best in Africa – but we still have much to achieve. With National Book Week turning ten this September, and in

Johannesburg Then and Now

Johannesburg: Then & Now

Johannesburg Then and Now By Marc Latilla and Yeshiel Panchia | Publisher: Struik Travel & Heritage | ISBN: 9781775846178 In less than a century, the jumble of shabby tents and

Reading Mandela

Reading Mandela

Published on the centenary of Madiba’s birth, these inspiring reads reveal with poignance, passion and inspiration messages of resilience, peace and hope from the Father of the Nation.    

Sue Grafton

The alphabet now ends at Y

     Sue Grafton, mastermind of the beloved and hugely popular alphabet series of mystery novels, which kicked off with A is for Alibi in 1982, has died at 77,

The Fifth Mrs Brink

The Fifth Mrs Brink | By Karina M. Szczurek | Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers | ISBN: 9781868428038 In 2014, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) awarded André Brink a Lifetime Achievement Award for

Jurgen Schadeberg

The Way I See it – A Memoir

Photographer Jürgen Schadeberg was the man behind the camera of many of the photographs which are as familiar as they are iconic: Nelson Mandela gazing through the bars of his

The Ugly Five

The creators of The Gruffalo, the story of a mythical beast and a clever mouse that has been translated into 40 different languages and sold over 10 million copies, have

foodSTUFF

Reflections on food and stuff

Tony Jackman’s foodSTUFF: Reflections & recipes from a celebrated foodie is a beautifully produced collection of recipes punctuated with memories, reflections and witty essays. Creative Feel spoke to the maverick

September Books

September Book Reviews

The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood | By Paula Byrne | Publisher: William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers | ISBN: 9780008225667 Perfect

Natalie Knight

The Big Picture

The Big Picture: An Art-O-Biography | By Natalie Knight | Publisher: Batya Bricker | ISBN: 9780620757331 The Big Picture is Natalie Knight’s Art-O-Biography – part memoir, part art history –

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