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Katherine Graham

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author: Roald Dahl

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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.

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Katherine Graham Thankfully I come from a journalistic background where you get used to having to churn out stories every day, so I've never suffered from this…moreThankfully I come from a journalistic background where you get used to having to churn out stories every day, so I've never suffered from this problem. If I'm battling to put something in words, my approach is to rather write something mediocre and keep up the momentum, then come back later and fix it. I love reading other authors' work because then you see how they dealt with a particular scene and that gives you insight and fosters your own creativity.(less)
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I also think of giving birth to a child as a kind of death. I know that sounds melodramatic. I am prone to melodrama. But in my case certainly it’s been true. Each time I give birth, a part of me dies. The selfish part, probably. The part that doesn’t want to give up sleep and luxurious mornings in bed and the liberty to do anything I want at any time of the day. It is a painful, difficult pr...

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
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I love how Judy Blume gets the voice of her characters pitch perfect. You feel for Peter (Pee-tah!) who has to be the responsible older brother while little Fudge gets to have his own way most of the time. My eight-year-old son (who also has a younge ...more
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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
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What a gem of a book, beautifully crafted. You hope that Winnie will run off and marry Jesse, but you also know that she is deeply aware of the cost involved of choosing to be immortal. I loved the closing scene with the toad - a real master storytel ...more
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The Undesirables by Dave Boling
The Undesirables
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As a fellow journalist, I admire the research that went into this book and I found the story captivating. This is definitely a story that deserves to be told and the suffering that the Boers endured at the hand of the British in the concentration cam ...more
The Undesirables by Dave Boling
"I feel this book could've been more detailed concerning the events of the war. I understand that it was meant to only tell one person's story but it just felt like there was a lot missing. I still feel that it is a book every South African needs t..." Read more of this review »
The Undesirables by Dave Boling
"This is fiction, so we can believe in, we can ache for, young boere meisie Aletta Venter, interned in one of the Brit concentration camps during the South African War, falling in love with Dickens, with Olive Schreiner, with words she memorises da..." Read more of this review »
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