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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

A book of biographies of one hundred inspirational women beautifully illustrated bye sixty different artists from around the world, three of the illustrations by two South African artists. The writers and artists are all women.  The work is meant to … Continue reading

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, is about a “bubble girl” – a young woman, Maddie, who is basically allergic to everything.  She lives in her own little sterile world and, miraculously, finds love with a neighbour, Ollie.  Is this … Continue reading

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Giving Back Childhood

I fell in love with this book just from its cover – so much for not judging a book by its cover – but seriously, what’s not to love about a book in aid of funds for the Red CrossWar … Continue reading

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Delicious, Modern, Healthy Recipes for Diabetes by Leanne Katzenellenbogen (Book Review)

Title:  Delicious, Modern, Healthy Recipes for Diabetes Author:  Leanne Katzenellenbogen Publisher:  Struik Lifestyle, an imprint of Penguin Random House Date:  2017 Format:  Paperback Recommended Selling Price :  R230.00 ISBN : 9781432307011 I was diagnosed with insulin resistance some years ago, … Continue reading

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Dead to Me, by Lesley Pearse (Book Review)

Title:  Dead to Me Author:  Lesley Pearse Publisher: Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House Date:  2016  (Paperback edition releasing May 2017) Genre:  Fiction Format:  Soft cover Recommended selling price:  R110 (Paperback) ISBN 9781405921046 I’ve just finished reading Lesley … Continue reading

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The magic has a Freckleface

I watched the children.  I often do in children’s theatre.  They were absolutely and utterly absorbed.  I looked back into the audience.  So were the parents. The latest production of Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical is, as usual, marvellous.  The National … Continue reading

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Africa’s Top Geological Sites

  Title:  Africa’s Top Geological Sites Editors: C R Anhaeusser, M J Viljoen, C R Viljoen Cartographer: Lynda Whitfield Publisher:  Struik Nature Year: 2016 Format:  Paperback Recommended Price:  R390.00 ISBN: 9781775844488 Geology is one of those subjects one generally doesn’t … Continue reading

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