Month: December 2011

Fresh & Easy (Marie Claire)

by Michele Cranston (Murdoch Books) R179, 00 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 dance off…

The Queen’s Governess

by Karen Harper (Ebury Press) R115.00 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 servant…

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 tough-guy…

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 that become vampires? And…

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…

The 20 Best Bookish Gifts 2011

Are you looking for fabulous present for the beloved writer or reader in your life? Enjoy this selection of intriguing gifts, with some interesting price tags attached. 1.    Exclusive Literary Clutch Bags from €950 2.    Library Books Mug 3.    Leather book covers for Mac 4.   …

Harry & Luke – There Are No New Plots

Harry Potter & Luke Skywalker - there are no new plots I don't know where this comes from originally, but we've been using it to teach plotting in our creative writing classes for a very long time. (9 years now, I think) Just choose a…

The books I remember from 2011

Which books do you remember reading this year? Everyone wants lists of the ‘best’ these days. The Top 10 movies, the Top 10 websites. I decided to compile a list of 10 books I enjoyed reading in 2011. It somehow sounded better than the Top…

Goblin Diaries – Apprenticed to the Red Witch

by Alex D’Angelo (Tafelberg) ISBN 978-0-624-05289-0 The story is written in the form of entries into the eleven-year-old goblin Ymaldris’ diary. He describes his family, home and way of living. He has been appointed as an apprentice to the Red Witch for seven years.Ymaldris discusses…
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