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Book Review – Wildlife Heroes

by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken (Running Press) ISBN 978-0-7624-4319-2 This coffee table book has crisp, beautiful photographs of animals that are vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. Once you've paged through the book and learnt about animals you have never heard of, and those you…

Book Review – The House On Willow Street

by Cathy Kelly (HarperCollins) ISBN 978000737628 Tess and Suki are sisters who grew up in a beautiful house in a small Irish town, which they had to sell when they could no longer afford living there. Their old house is bought by Cashel, the son…

Book Review – Divergent

by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins)  ISBN: 9780007420421 Beatrice is 16. Born into a world with five factions, it is time for her to decide where she belongs. She turns her back on her world. She feels as if she is not the same as her parents and…

Book Review – Phantom

by Jo Nesbo (Harvill Secker) ISBN: 9781846555220 Harry Hole returns from Hong Kong to investigate a murder which is already considered solved. This leads him to investigate the underground world of drugs. Although Phantom is well plotted and the story is deftly weaved together, I…

Book Review – Guide To Night Skies Of Southern Africa

by Peter Mack (Struik Nature) ISBN: 9781770078598 At first I thought this book was only about the night skies of Southern Africa. I was wrong. Don’t let the size of the book fool you. It is packed with information that every novice astronomer would need…

Book Review – Between A Mother And Her Child

by Elizabeth Noble (Penguin) ISBN: 9780718155377 Maggie and Bill have a good life. Wealthy, privileged, and still in love after 20 years, their marriage is almost perfect. Isn’t it? Then Jake, their eldest son, dies. Maggie sacrificed her career as an Australian Olympic swimmer for…

Book Review – A Bosman Companion

by Craig Mackenzie & Tim Sandham (Human & Rosseau) ISBN 9780798152532 Herman Charles Bosman is one of South Africa’s best known authors and story tellers. His creation Oom Schalk Lourens, an old Boer farmer, is undoubtedly one of the best loved characters in South African…

Book Review – Fallen In Love

by Lauren Kate (Random House) ISBN: 978-0-857-53164-3 Fallen In Love is a glimpse into the emotions of the characters who are part of Daniel and Luce’s cursed love story. Readers of the Lauren Kate trilogy will know the characters. Miles, Shelby, Arian and Roland have…

Book Review – Lolly Jackson: When Fantasy Becomes Reality

by Sean Newman, Peter Piegl, Karyn Maughan (Jacana) ISBN: 9781431402960 Quite uncanny how I’ve just finished reading the book ‘Lolly Jackson’ at a time when attempts at extraditing George Smith who is believed to have murdered Jackson are being made. Once you’ve read the book, you’ll…

Book Review – Winging It

by Deborah Cooke (Allison & Busby) ISBN: 978-0-7490-4072-7 Zoe Sorensson is a dragon. This can be quite cool when you are almost 16-years-old. Except Zoe is not allowed to reveal herself to humans. When her friend, Meagan is bullied in the change room, Zoe does…
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