Books on my desk

Books on my desk Here are three great books that landed on my desk recently. Take a look – one of them may interest you.  Holding My Breath by Ace Moloi (Blackbird) It’s been more than a decade since Ace Moloi’s mother died. In all that time he has tried…

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Book review: Sarie

Book review: Sarie Sarie leaves an indelibly refreshing mark on the South African literary landscape. I met author, Heinrich Böhmke, a while back to discuss his novel I find it fascinating how an idea for a story develops in a writer’s mind. In the case of Heinrich Böhmke’s Sarie, I was even…

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Here’s a novel idea for a Christmas gift

Here’s a novel idea for a Christmas gift Stuck on ideas for Christmas gifts this year? Why not opt for a good book? Yes, as a lover of books I think there is nothing better than receiving (or giving) a book as a gift. And this year, Exclusive Books has…

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Bridget Jones’s Baby: would you like a copy?

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Bridget Jones’s Baby: would you like a copy? So, Bridget Jones’s Baby starring Renée Zellweger hit the big screen in September. But the novel is just so much more fun. In this latest installment by Helen Fielding we meet Bridget again – focusing on her career and being single. But,…

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On my desk

On my desk Rotten Row By Petina Gappah (Faber and Faber) I loved Petina Gappah’s novel, The Book of Memory. So when her latest book landed on my desk, I couldn’t wait to dive straight into it. This holiday, it is at the top of my to-read list. In Harare,…

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On my desk

Magisterium: The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (Corgi Books) As we head into the school holidays, parents are often left wondering what they are going to do to keep their kids entertained and out of mischief. Instilling a culture of reading in children is, I believe, the…

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Book review: The Couple Next Door

There are only 10 lines on the last page of this book. But it is in those last 10 lines that the final shock is dealt. It comes unexpectedly and it pulls you almost violently out of a sense of complacency. Anne and Marco Conti are the dream couple –…

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Rogue: The Inside Story of Sars’s Elite Crime-busting Unit by Johann van Loggerenberg with Adrian Lackay (Jonathan Ball) It all began with a series of reports published in the Sunday Times of illegal spook operations within the SA Revenue Service. Reports claim a “rogue unit” spied on President Zuma, ran a brothel…

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On my desk

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Headline) There is a world under the streets of London that no one knows of. Richard Mayhew is dragged into this world when he comes to the aid of a mysterious girl named Door. The bleeding girl is on the run from assassins and she comes…

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