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2 weeks ago
Bookish Buzz

I don’t think this was written by a parent... anyone who has done this would know that the little ...er darlings... request the same book night after night after night. My sister used to go mad ... See more

2 weeks ago

The best part of the day. The birds are flying home to roost for the night, frogs are croaking, a car revving, the muezzin prays from the mosque.

2 weeks ago
Kathy Servian Photography

Ever wonder where the cover photos come from for historical novels? My ex student Kathy Servian needed one for her self published book so she sewed the costume, found a model, took the photos and ... See more

2 weeks ago
Photos from Helen Brain Author's post

I went to Muizenberg library today to drop off some bunting I made them for their children’s section. And there I found this SPLENDID book that I haven’t seen for nearly fifty years. And look, ... See more

2 weeks ago

My day job is teaching creative writing. I have students across the world of all ages. Over the last ten years I've marked probably close to 20 000 assignents, and still sometimes I find one that ... See more

3 weeks ago
Piet

So, so impressed with dear Piet Grobler who is not only outrageously talented but is one of the nicest men I know. Here he is meeting the Pope.

3 weeks ago
7 Commandments of The Unmistakable Creative

The psychology of being a creative is complex - you have to be deeply sensitive to mine the depths of what you want to express, but that same sensitivity makes rejection so painful that it can throw ... See more

3 weeks ago
Photos from Helen Brain Author's post

I scrounged through my bookshelves and found five copies of each of these. They’re R100 each. I’ll happily deliver if you’re in Cape Town. Otherwise courier is R99 with aramex.
Fly Cemetery is ... See more

4 weeks ago

This is my favourite kids’ book. I wrote it for my friend’s twins, Will and Joe when they were about eight, sending a chapter each night for their mum Sally to read aloud at bedtime. Usually I ... See more

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