#SundayRead: The Necessary Marriage

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#SundayRead: The Necessary Marriage Once you get past the slow start to this book and get to grips with the underlying commentary, I promise this novel will be worth the read. Jane and Leonard, 16-year-old pupil and teacher, fall in love in the 1970s and get married – against the…

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Review: My facial at Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic

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Review: My facial at Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic A while ago I was invited to enjoy a complimentary facial at the newly-opened Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic in Morningside. After a severe bout of flu, I felt my skin needed a bit of pampering and rehydration, so gladly accepted. Skin Renewal…

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Author, Ali Land, to launch her debut novel in SA

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Author, Ali Land, to launch her debut novel in SA Ali Land, author of one of the most extraordinary, controversial and explosive literary debuts of 2017, with be launching her book Good Me Bad Me to Cape Town audiences in September. She will be participating in a number of events at the Open…

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Why I’m glad I was forced to watch ‘Wonder Woman’

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Why I’m glad I was forced to watch ‘Wonder Woman’ Kiki is “my person”. It’s a term that originated from one of my favourite television series, Grey’s Anatomy. “My person” is the one I go to for just about everything. She’s the one I can’t stay mad at and the…

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Here’s a great read from Sophie Kinsella

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Here’s a great read from Sophie Kinsella Every now and then it’s okay to live out the box – do something you don’t often do, read something you don’t often read. I’ve never been much of a “chick lit” fan. But, as I embark on new journeys, I’ve decided to…

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Review: Good Me Bad Me

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Review: Good Me Bad Me Wow. Not since reading Gone Girl have I been so sucked into a novel like I was when I read Good Me Bad Me, a debut novel by Ali Land. Annie has been through too much for a girl this young. Horror upon horror is…

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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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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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