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Bookish delights at this year's Open Book Festival
04 September 2013
Just 2 days to go until the Open Book Festival in Cape Town begins.    The 130+ events will be running from the Fugard Theatre, the Book Lounge and other selected venues. Once again, it’s a great mix of ticketed and free events with something for everyone.   As always, a word of warning – changes...
Launch of Call It Dog
27 August 2013
Penguin Books and Love Books take pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Call it Dog by Marli Roode.    Set against the backdrop of a country struggling to absorb its bloody history and forge a new democracy, Call It Dog asks whether justice and truth are more important than the bonds of loyalty and love,...
Launch of In Love's Place
14 August 2013
Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2013 Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town RSVP: or 021 462 2425 by Monday, 19 August 2013   Find out more about In Love's Place. Read an extract from the novel.    
We chat to Michéle Rowe about her debut novel, What Hidden Lies
06 August 2013
The title refers to how lies and rumours can cause untold damage, even incite violence. It’s also about what lies hidden beneath the surface of our society, like the covering up of the fate of people who were removed and displaced. It also alludes to things hidden or buried in the characters’ past histories. Hopefully, once the reader...
Launch of Just So Stories
11 July 2013
Penguin Books and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories illustrated by Alex Latimer.   Generations of children have grown up with the Just So Stories and have been captivated by Kipling’s wonderful insights into the world around us - all delivered in his mesmerising, read-aloud...