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Rider Haggard Literary Trail PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 September 2007 18:00

ImageRead by Lindy Stiebel.

Henry Rider Haggard was born on 22 June 1856 at Bradenham, Norfolk. His academic career was undistinguished and after failing the Army Entrance examination he was sent to London to study for the Foreign Office examination. There he became unofficially engaged to Mary Elizabeth Jackson, known as Lilly, but the romance was put on hold when in 1875 Haggard's parents arranged for him to join the staff of Sir Henry Bulwer, Lieutenant-Governor of Natal.

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Alan Paton's Pietermaritzburg PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 18:00

Read by Zoe Molver.

Alan Paton is most famous as the author of the world-renowned novel, Cry, the beloved country. He also wrote two other novels, poetry, short stories, biographies, autobiographies and political articles.

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A reading by Bridget McNulty PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 September 2007 02:39

The image “http://www.bridgetmcnulty.com/images/stories/bridgetmcnulty.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Bridget McNulty reading from her new novel Strange Nervous Laughter on Sunday 16th September at Euforia, Davenport District in Durban (she had lost her voice).

She was born and grew up in Durban, a city she is still strongly attached to - in real life and literary. Strange Nervous Laughter is her first novel. “Strange Nervous Laughter is a book about love,” she says, “About being in love and out of love and on the brink, and the strange things it can make us do.”

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