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Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Margot is a late-night talk radio host – the perfect job for an outspoken insomniac. Her Kalk Bay home is crowded with wonderfully evocative characters such as her teenage daughter, Pia, her hopelessly romantic yet mostly absent lover Curtis, and the family hanger-on, Mr Morland, a professional psychic. Finally there’s her mother, Zoe, once the acclaimed author of a quirky ...more
255 pages
Published 2011 by Kwela
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Tiah
Jun 04, 2011 Tiah rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I think many, many, many people would love this book. Her characters are deeply flawed, oh so very human, yet you care. A page turning read of the basic every day hardships, that despite it all, is strangely uplifting.
Samantha
Oct 18, 2011 Samantha rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written book all about the imperfection of life, and the ties of responsibility and love.

Another South African goodie!
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Sep 22, 2011 Ruth Robertson rated it really liked it
Lovely book about the circle of life
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Dec 12, 2011 Anemari Jansen rated it really liked it
The writer has insight into the human condition. Superb read.
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Jan 03, 2015 Hjwoodward rated it it was amazing
I loved this messy book. So delicately observed. I like the adequate space each character is given and the non-judgmentality of the writer. One is reminded of what a home should be – definitely it made me remember my childhood home, and the warmth, love, sisters and cats I was surrounded with at that time: cat hair, cattiness and fleas included. It also made me stop and question why are we taking these strident self-proclaimed gurus and experts of the Google hearth (I won’t add “and home”) so ...more
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