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Author Profile: Liz McGregor

History . Liz McGregor was educated at Wykeham School in Pietermaritzburg and the University of Cape Town. McGregor is a veteran author and journalist who started off her career on leading South African newspapers including the┬áSunday Times and the┬áRand Daily Mail before subsequently moving to Britain where she worked for the Guardian as deputy editor […]

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Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees Passes Away

From the Guardian.co.uk Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees and a singer-songwriter who helped to turn disco into a global phenomenon by providing the core of the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, has died from cancer. With his distinctive, quavering voice, Gibb notched up dozens of hits and sold more than 200m records as […]

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John Crace’s New Digested Read: Great Expectations

Brideshead Revisited

Who doesn’t love John Crace? The creator of the “digested read” was in Cape Town recently for the Open Book festival; here’s his latest rumination, this time over a Dickens classic: It was Christmas Eve and I was alone in the nettled churchyard visiting the graves of my parents and their five infant children when […]

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