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Barbara Mutch

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Barbara Mutch is the author of two novels. The first, The Housemaid's Daughter, a novel of love, hope and redemption, is set in the stunning Karoo landscape of South Africa. Her second, The Girl from Simon's Bay, will be published on 19th January 2017. It follows a forbidden romance set in the picturesque port of Simon's Town at the foot of Africa, during the Second World War. Can Louise and David find one another when the conflict is over?

Barbara was born and raised in South Africa, and is the granddaughter of Irish immigrants.
The Housemaid's Daughter is published in the UK and abroad by Headline, and in the USA by St Martin's Press. The book has been translated into 13 languages.

The Girl from Simon's Bay is published by Allison and Busb
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It was Sir Francis Drake who coined the now-famous line in 1580 to describe the mountainous peninsula that stretches from modern-day Cape Town to the southwestern-most tip of Africa at Cape Point...



" This cape , Drake wrote in July of 1580, is a most stately thing,
and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth.
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This was an intriguing and rather poignant read about a man who contributed hugely to the publication of the first ever Oxford Dictionary over many years. Without giving away the twist, it turns out that he had a backstory that was unusual, to say th ...more
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This is a masterpiece of a book. It kept me awake, it consumed me totally while I was reading. I don't want to describe it at all, because that would give away some of its magnificence. Please don't miss this one. It's a Pulitzer prize winner, and th ...more
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I found this an intriguing book. There were some parts that were unbelievable but then there was a mystical quality to the whole story so perhaps that was the intention of the author! If you are interested in SA history then you will enjoy this tale. ...more
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I loved this book! Clever, thought-provoking, it is a thriller set in the Vatican. The characters are brilliantly drawn and the action is eerily authentic. I will look at Rome and the Vatican differently from now on...
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“And I remind myself that wherever one finds oneself, home and love is lent to each of us only for a while. We must care for it while it's ours, and cherish its memory once it's gone.”
Barbara Mutch, The Housemaid's Daughter

“Maybe war makes you value things and people more than you did when there was Peace and you knew there would never be a shortage?”
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“mimosas dug for water and women like Auntie washed”
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