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~ Dr. Suess

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~ Anton Chekhov

Tag Archives | Midlands

Jenny’s Reads: South African Non-Fiction Reads

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Twenty years ago a distinguished and influential South African publisher rubbed his hands together and said: “Now that we have our freedom I’m looking forward to the great South African novel.” Our Gone With the Wind, our To Kill a Mockingbird, is yet to be written. But what is happening in our vital local book […]

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Author Profile: Johnny Steinberg

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History . Jonny Steinberg was born and bred in South Africa. he is the author of the critically acclaimed Three-Letter Plague as well as Midlands and The Number, which both won South Africa’s premier non-fiction prize, the Sunday Times Alan Paton award. Steinberg was educated at University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Oxford, where […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2003

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2007. They celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. They picked their favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007 (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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