BOOK REVIEW – Cathy’s Clown (The Fairground Romance Series – Book 1) by Pam Howes

  I received a copy of this book through THE Book Club in return for my honest review. After my recent binge of psychological thrillers, this was a refreshing change. Pam Howes is a master at capturing the atmosphere of the sixties, and her consistent use of music throughout the book is inspired. You can... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW – Fragile Lies by Laura Elliot

I received a copy of this book from Bookouture in return for my honest review. I struggled to get into this book, and found that I was reading it in fits and starts. Some parts were quite engaging but on the whole, I didn’t find it as enjoyable as many other books I’ve read recently.... Continue Reading →

FILM REVIEW – Still Alice

What is it like to lose yourself, piece by piece? What is it like for your loved ones to watch you disappear, knowing that there is virtually nothing they can do to stop the process? Watching the film Still Alice (based on the book by Lisa Genova) gives us some insight into the devastation that... Continue Reading →

FILM REVIEW – Fifty Shades of Grey

After some requests and under much duress, here is my much anticipated review of THE movie of the year (so far … and it’s only mid-February!): We’re still in the midst of all the hype, after just one weekend of Fifty Shades – a weekend which smashed every previous box-office record in film history (it’s... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW – Who Are You? by Elizabeth Forbes

I received a copy of this book through THE Book Club in return for my honest review. Wow! This is a dense and intense read that is both gripping and uncomfortable. It investigates the unnerving topics of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and domestic  violence. Alex and Juliet are living a seemingly idyllic life with... Continue Reading →

Ever since I read Sharon Maas’s ‘Of Marriageable Age’ almost 15 years ago (it’s original release was in 2000!), it has remained one of my favourite books of all time. Periodically I would check on Google and Amazon to see if I’d missed a new book that she’d written, and finally, my long wait has... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW – A Beautiful Family by Marilyn Cohen De Villiers

Brenda Silverman, renowned socialite, respected member of the Johannesburg Jewish community, and wife to esteemed, philanthropic businessman, Alan Silverman, is found dead in her bed in her luxurious Northern Suburbs home. The close-knit community is shattered by this tragedy; even more so when it emerges that foul play is suspected. Fledgling journalist Tracy Jacobs, who... Continue Reading →

SHOW REVIEW: Showtime Australia’s ‘Whitney Houston Show – The Greatest Love of All’ starring Belinda Davids

Showtime Australia’s Johnny Van Grinsven really is a miracle worker! His determination to feature the world’s top talent led him to find the phenomenon that is Belinda Davids, whose hometown is Port Elizabeth, South Africa. And it is in front of a South African audience that Davids is currently expressing her humility and gratitude for... Continue Reading →

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