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Author Profile: Bruce Bryden

History . Bruce Bryden was born in Johannesburg and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, followed by Honours in Wildlife Management at Pretoria University. In 1971 he started his career in the Kruger National Park as a graduate assistant biologist. He progressed through the ranks as ranger, district […]

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The Origins and Celebration of Mother’s Day

Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, Whether your baptism be that of water or of tears – Julia Ward Howe, 1870 The Mother’s Day we’ve come to know is a relatively recent tradition celebrated in many countries around the world, but where did it originate? The ancient Egyptians honored […]

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Christopher Hitchens passes away at the age of 62

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Christopher Hitchens, one of the most erudite, controversial and outspoken essayists of our time, passed away on 15 December 2011 after a battle with cancer. Well known for his views on religion, politics, history and literature he was a well respected and admired columnist who wrote for a multitude of international publications. The Guardian described […]

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Eighty years of literary excellence; Happy Birthday John le Carre!

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One of the greatest authors of our time celebrates his eightieth birthday today. John le Carre, real name David Cornwell, has brought us many literary treasures over the years and has been compared to some of the greatest authors in history. Check out this comment from his author profile by The Guardian: His great predecessors […]

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