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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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Rogue, a book review

One of the criteria I use for determining overall intelligence in an individual is a reasonable knowledge and understanding of current affairs, both in the world, and more particularly, here at home.  I often fall short of my own exacting … Continue reading

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Pippi is irresistible

I went to see Pippi Longstocking, The Musical, at the National Children’s Theatre in Parktown. Based on the 1945 children’s novel, Pippi Longstocking, by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, published by Rabén & Sjögren with illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman. … Continue reading

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Your Bucket List

150 Must-Do Experiences in Southern Africa This exhilarating book published by Map Studio gives a list of 150 things to do om Southern Africa.  As might be expected from Map Studio, they are grouped first by country. but then into … Continue reading

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Sounds of the African Bush

There are few people who know me reasonably well who are unaware of my love affair with the African bush.  I head off to the Kruger National Park, or some other bushveld reserve whenever I can afford it, which is … Continue reading

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The Fancy Dancer

The classic novel by Patricia Nell Warren. So the other day I was browsing my own bookshelves for a novel (I don’t have many novels because I haven’t, up until fairly recently, read many of them).  I found The Fancy … Continue reading

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Danger is Everywhere

Title:  Danger is Everywhere Subtitle:A Handbook for Avoiding Danger Author:  David O’Doherty Illustrations:  Chris Judge Publisher:  Puffin Books (Penguin Random House South Africa) Year:  2014 Genre:  Humour Format:  Soft cover ISBN: 978-0-141-35415-6 A clever but very wacky book of humour.  … Continue reading

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