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Book Review – The Family Lawyer

The Family Lawyer by James Patterson (Arrow Books) ISBN 9781787460263 The book is comprised of three stories written by James Patterson in conjunction with three different authors: Robert Rotstein, Christopher Charles, and Rachel Howzell Hall. Each story has a distinct flavour. All have well-thought out…

Book Review – Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Penguin) ISBN: 9780141387376 With the last Wonder Woman movie still on my mind, I was excited to read Wonder Woman: Warbringer. I got confused when I tried to relate the different characters to the movie, but once I focused…

Book Review – Turtles All The Way Down

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Penguin Books) ISBN: 9780241335437 A new John Green book is an event in the publishing world, and Turtles All The Way Down is the best-selling young adult author’s first book in six years. Aza Holmes is a…

Book Review – Hooray! Thoko

Hooray! Thoko written and illustrated by Niki Daly (Jacana) ISBN 978-1-4314-2525-9 This was a complete hit in my home. My son loved every story. The book consists of four short stories about a little girl named Thoko. Thoko takes us on adventures where we find…

Book Review – Handmade Gifts From The Kitchen

Handmade Gifts From The Kitchen by Alison Walker (Struik Lifestyle) ISBN: 9781432309329 It’s always nice to give presents, but a homemade beautifully wrapped gift is even more special. This book is flowing over with ideas to take to a dinner party or to surprise someone…

Book Review – Dare Not Linger

Dare Not Linger - The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa with a prologue by Graca Machel (MacMillan) ISBN: 9781770105706 This is the story of Mandela’s presidency, drawing on the memoir he began to write as he finished his term as president. He was…

Book Review – Your Stars

Your Stars: What To Expect In 2018 by Rod Suskin (MF Books) ISBN 9781920601997 Rod Suskin is a sangoma and an astrologer with over 30 years of experience. In a very readable and understandable way, Suskin explains the value of astrology: even though the future…

Book Review – 65 Years of Friendship

65 Years of Friendship by George Bizos (Umuzi) ISBN: 9781415207581 George Bizos became a friend to Nelson Mandela at university, a friendship that lasted (as most of Mandela’s did) for the rest of his life. Mandela referred to George as the “father of my family”,…

Book Review – Bare Ground

Bare Ground by Peter Harris (Picador) ISBN: 978 1 77010 581 2 Peter Harris is an award winning South African author of non-fiction, and a lawyer. Perhaps that’s why he chose to go for the fiction option in his third book, considering it unwise to write…

Book Review – The Boy Who Saw

The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne (Harper Collins) ISBN: 9780007551637 Solomon Creed suffers from amnesia and he has no recollection of his past or who he is. All he knows is his name, which is stitched into the white suit he wears. Determined to…
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