Book List in Order: 7 titles


  • ‘A Poor Season for Whales is pitch-perfect, a clever, bitingly funny novel. It had me riveted.’ – Finuala Dowling, author of Okay, Okay, OkayMargaret Crowley, handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition,...



  • Longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020 In the eighteenth century, a giant strides the border of the Cape Colony frontier. Coenraad de Buys is a legend, a polygamist, a swindler and a big talker; a rebel who fights with Xhosa chieftains a...





  • “Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” This is the maxim of celebrated author Henry James and one which his typist Frieda Wroth tries to live up to. Admiring of the great author, she nevertheless feels marginalized and undervalued in her...



  • The murder of a beautiful woman shatters the rural village peace of Alfredville, and her husband, the police station commander, is jailed as chief suspect. Her cousin Peter, a freelance writer in London, returns to South Africa for the first time in ...



  • The Children's Day is the shocking, funny, and tender chronicle of a boy's coming of age in the Free State village of Verkeerdespruit during the apartheid years of the sixties. The tender chronicle of a boy's coming of age in South Africa during the ...



  • From the author of 'The Children's Day', this novel looks at the private lives of the Suffragettes. Three women look back in old age at a past they shared, not always harmoniously: Emmeline Pankhurst, her daughter Sylvia, and Helen, who was loved by ...