BOOK REVIEW – Madwoman by Louisa Treger

Based on the true story of Nellie Bly, the first female investigative journalist, this incredible work of historical fiction is one that's bound to stay with you long after you've turned the final page. The story begins in the late 1800's and we meet Elizabeth Cochran, fondly known as 'Pink', a determined, headstrong nine-year-old who... Continue Reading →

BLOG TOUR – By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register

Once in a while a truly special book comes along that is uniquely astounding in both the historical facts that it reveals and the way in which the story is told. Even though this is a fictionalised account of Ann Lowe's life, one cannot escape the fact that this remarkable woman's life deserves a fitting... Continue Reading →

BLOG TOUR – Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi's books are all deeply evocative, without becoming over-emotional. Her powerful storytelling transports readers into the very heart of her characters so that we're able to truly experience their reality: every challenge, triumph and heartbreak that they go through ... in glorious technicolour! Sparks Like Stars tells the 2-part story of Sitara who spends... Continue Reading →

BLOG TOUR – An Ordinary Life by Amanda Prowse

Congratulations to Amanda on the publication of An Ordinary Life, this week! I'm absolutely thrilled to be participating in this blog tour of an author who I particularly admire and whose books I never fail to thoroughly enjoy and am able to highly recommend. An Ordinary Life tells the story of Molly, who actually lives... Continue Reading →

Author Interview: A Chat with Kate Mosse

The recent Kingsmead and Franschhoek Literary Festivals brought with them our annual fix of visiting international authors. Although we are certainly not starved of outstanding local South African authors, there does come a certain element of a thrill that ripples through our bookish circles when we hear which 'big' names will be visiting us! As... Continue Reading →

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