Fly Cemetery and Other Juicy Stories

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Of all my books for children this has been the one that is most remembered and enjoyed. Its a collection of 8 quirky, sometimes gruesome short stories. Themes are universal archetypes – the little guy getting revenge on the big mean guy. But the contexts are whacky. A girl who hates her father’s self absorbed girlfriend, a mad hairdresser who steals cute kids in shopping centres, mad wolves inside the TV, and the best story, how they really make boerewors.
This collection has been used extensively in schools as a second language reader at Grade 7 level. It’s just been reprinted in English. It’s also available in Afrikaans as ‘Kry ‘n Vlieekoekie en ander krakerige stories.’

Helen Brain