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Katherine Graham

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in Johannesburg, South Africa
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author: Roald Dahl

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May 2015


A journalist by training, Katherine writes regularly for a number of South African magazines. She has published four children's books, The Dummy Fairy, Alfonso the Tooth Mouse, The Poofiest Pong and Moonshine. The Lemon Tree, which was longlisted for the Golden Baobab Prize in 2014, has recently been published by Penguin Random Struik. She lives in possibly the world's most beautiful city, Cape Town, is married with two boys and a ginger cat, and loves peaceful, uninterrupted moments sipping tea and reading. ...more

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Für Elise

Elise was not your average aunt. For one thing, despite her great age, she refused to let you call her “Aunty Elise”. It was just “Elise”. For another, she did not go in for the things you would normally associate with an old relative. No baking rusks or sitting in an armchair sipping tea for her. When I asked her what she wanted for her 80th birthday, she said, “A pair of skinny jeans.” I kid

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