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MY LIFE: A MEMOIR
PUBLICATION DATE: 1 DECEMBER 2023
Anita Rose's life was shaped by three transformational events in her early teens: the outbreak of war, her being sent from London to Chicago to live with an uncle and aunt and a jealous cousin, and the drowning of her father when a transatlantic ship carrying 90 child evacuees was torpedoed by a German submarine. This is the story of her survival and subsequent triuumph.
AN ACCIDENTAL DIPLOMAT
PUBLICATION DATE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2021
“I am sitting with the President of Hungary, having just presented my credentials as British Ambassador to his country. I am excited and a little overwhelmed. Everyone is calling me ‘Excellency’ which I am not used to. I have a chauffeur outside, in a British racing-green Jaguar which flies the Union Jack. Is this really me? How did it all happen? This is my story.”
NELL NORAH JANE
PUBLISHED: 20 AUGUST 2021
Jane Reid owes her existence to the fact that her father was pulled out of a well in the Sudan in 1927 by Orde Wingate, the legendary leader of the Chindits in Burma, and went on to write a play about infidelity. In this humorous, evocative, beautifully written memoir, Jane charts an extraordinary twelve-year period in her young life from 1933 to 1945.
SAND IN MY SHOES
PUBLISHED: 6 JULY 2021
When Linda Lubbe becomes Modimolle's new rector, she finds she's not alone in ministering to the least evangelised peoples of Southern Africa. Her church, once run by a Catholic priest, houses Anglicans, Methodists and Presbyterians, and runs alongside Dutch Reformed, Afrikaans and charismatic communities. How does she manage? Read on.