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Archive | Books

Justin Bonello’s Cooked in Africa

Justin Bonello is the host of Cooked – the popular cooking adventure show, broadcast by BBC Lifestyle on DSTV. Justin comes across as a seriously down-to-earth kind of guy who loves to cook outdoors, for friends, using the best produce this country can offer. And he is proudly South African – I think this is one of […]

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An Interview with Paula de Carvalho

Exclusives’ Julie Wood recently conducted an email interview with South African author Paula de Carvalho, to find out a little more about her and her book, Playing with Fire. The interview went as follows: EB: You had your first book, Playing with Fire, published in 2009, so are still relatively new to the writing scene. […]

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An Interview with John Connolly

Exclusives’ Julie Wood was recently delighted to meet the charming John Connolly to discuss his latest book, The Whisperers, and many other things as well. Their conversation went like this: EB: For our readers who maybe aren’t familiar with your work, or know who you are but aren’t sure necessarily why, could you maybe give […]

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An Interview with Michael Poliza

Photographer Michael Poliza is likeable and easy to talk to, and clearly passionate about his work. Exclus1ves’ Julie Wood recently had the chance to catch up with him to chat about his latest book, South Africa, which he produced in collaboration with talented South African photographers Vanessa Cowling, Chris Fallows, Justin Fox, Craig Fraser, Chris […]

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61 Hours by Lee Child

Mass market thrillers… I love ’em! And you can’t get any better than Jack Reacher saving the world… and in just about every single Lee Child novel Jack Reacher does exactly that – while drinking a lot of coffee… If you haven’t read a Lee Child novel – where on Earth have you been? 61 Hours is […]

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A Million Miles from Normal by Paige Nick

Paige Nick’s A Million Miles from Normal is a page-turner, a must read from one of South Africa’s hottest new authors. With a quirky, eye catching jacket and a plot filled with wit and humour and flavoured with a dash of drama, the book enthrals you from start to finish. Rachel Marcus has just landed in New […]

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An Interview with Paige Nick

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Paige Nick, author of A Million Miles from Normal. EB: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. Firstly, can you tell us a bit more about Paige Nick, the woman behind the author? PN: I’m 36. I’m an Aries. I live […]

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An Interview with Dr John Demartini

Dr John Demartini is an international educator specializing in human behavior and social dynamics. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, author of over 40 books and creator of The Demartini Method™. Dr Demartini recently took some time to take part in an email interview with Exclus1ve’s Graeme Shackleford. Exclus1ves:  For our readers not […]

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Important Artifacts by Leanne Shapton

Important Artifacts…’ is not just a novel. It is also a work of art. Leanne Shapton, art director of the New York Times op-ed page and author of ‘Was She Pretty?’, presents us with the story of a relationship and its end. Now, as you and I both know, break-up stories are dime-a-dozen… But told […]

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