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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2014

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Since its first year in 2007, the Franschhoek Literary Festival has grown in size and stature into one of South Africa’s most popular celebrations or writers, writing, and reading.       Up to 120 local and international authors will gather at this year’s festival, joined by hundreds of visitors. As the festival has grown in popularity, early booking for accommodation is recommended, and would‐be attendees are advised to reserve their tickets soon after the programme is released.     The festival offers a range of […]

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013

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The 2013 Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place 17 – 19 May and this year has it all! Fiction, non-fiction, political debates, poetry, lifestyle books, writing workshops – you name it, they’ve got it covered for book lovers of all ages. On the fiction side, the sessions range from Precious Ramotswe to a Nazi general; False […]

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Michael Morpurgo and the 9 Million Happy Meals

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It has been announced that author Michael Morpurgo has authorised the distribution of nine million copies of Mossop’s Last Chance and Martians at Mudpuddle Farm with McDonald’s Happy Meals. Finger puppets will be included as well, which is kind of fun. Of course, there will always be detractors for everything, especially if McDonald’s is involved. The National Literacy Trust […]

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