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Book Review – The Way We Were

by Elizabeth Noble (Penguin) ISBN 978-0-141-04311-1 The cover of this book and its title may trick you into thinking this is a love story that follows a similar formula to a Mills and Boon novel. Do not be fooled. This is a more realistic story,…

Book Review – Halfaampieskraal Celebrates

Visual Feast of Food, Friendship and Festivities on a South African Farm by Maia Du Plessis & Simon Scarboro (Human & Rosseau) ISBN 978-0-7981-5141-6 This recipe book is a sheer joy and should be kept for the next generation. When the red star adorns the…

Book Review – Birkenhead Blooms

The floral art of Alyson Kessel by Alyson Kessel (Struik Lifestyle) ISBN 9781770078512 I was blown away by the detailed photography of each arrangement. The most useful thing about this book is that it is like an easy step by step recipe book for arranging…

Book Review – Fresh & Easy (Marie Claire)

Fresh & Easy by Michele Cranston (Murdoch Books) ISBN 978 1 741965490 Celebrate seasonal ingredients and humdinger flavours with the Fresh & Easy cook book. The soft cover, full colour publication flaunts many healthy and simple ways to spice up your meals. The juicy images…

Book Review – The Queen’s Governess

The Queen's Governess by Karen Harper (Ebury Press)  ISBN 978-0-0919-4041-6 Kat Ashley comes from a humble background, but is placed with the Champernowne family and this makes her acceptable at court.  Never in her wildest dreams does she think she would land up living as a…

Book Review – Sixkill

Sixkill by Robert B Parker (Quercus) ISBN: 978 0 85738 2139 Sixkill is one of the last novels from the late Robert B Parker, the Grandmaster of American Crime who took the hard-boiled detective genre and made it his own with his enigmatic, dry-humoured and…

Book Review – Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer (Atom) ISBN 978-1-907411-14-4 Having heard all about the Twilight Saga, I was keen to read it and learn for myself what it was about. The story has not inspired me to find out more. Are you interested in human beings…

Book Review – Cape Town A-Z

by Sean Fraser (Struik Travel & Heritage) ISBN 978-1-77007-941-0 Anyone visiting Cape Town should bring along this interesting and informative guide book. It is compact enough to fit in your handbag or back pocket, and contains a map of the area as well as a…

Book Review – Now You See Her

by James Patterson (Century) ISBN 978 1 846 05469 3 Eighteen years ago in Key West. Nina’s life is simple and carefree. Married to a handsome police officer she is delighted to discover she is pregnant. But her joy is short lived when she stumbles…
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