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DOUG'S BOOKS, AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER & NEW BOOKS FOR YOU !

Photo of Doug Nicholson Dear Readers,
The Coral trees are in bloom here in very sunny Pretoria and that, my dear late wife told me, was the real sign that Spring and Summer was near. In this great garden city (one of the world's greenest!) we boast the country's finest climate.
However of all South Africa's great cities we must have remaining, fewer second hand bookshops. Such has been the spread of modern shopping malls and local shopping precincts that the new rents demanded by the developers has all but killed such shops. Scandalous !
Fortunately, as I operate through the internet, I am not likely to be a victim and surely others will follow.We must be thankful for our charity shops who are deserving of our support.
One of the interesting facts that I have mentioned several times in the past is that of the longevity of our writers. Many of these achieve success not only through their books but also through the movies which thrive on the output of our leading authors. In fact as far back as 1937,Margaret Mitchell wrote the magnificent "Gone With the Wind" for Hollywood(her husband I believe worked for one of the studios) and she even had Clark Gable in mind for the leading role as Rhett Butler. It took her several years and many re-writes to finalise the book which was a world wide triumph as was the movie. Sadly this was her only book as she was killed in a road accident in Hollywood a few years later. Sad.
Unfortunately Hollywood cannot resist changing stories or suitable characters. One of todays most published authors ,Lee Childs, he the creator of Jack Reacher a 6'4, 220 lbs tough former US military policeman, seemingly allowed Hollywood to select Tom Cruise ,5'6'' and about 160lbs(?) for the role. The mind boggles ! No more Lee Child's stories for me ! Yes I do sell his books !

Returning to longevity it is worth noting the following writers ages on their recent passing:-

William Peter Batty(the Exorcist)..........89
Richard Adams.....(Watership Down)........96
William Trevor...........88
Elie Wiesel...Holacaust publications, Nobel Literature,87
Pat Conroy...Prince of Tides.....70
Umberto Eco...Italian mystery writer,Name of the Rose..84
Harper Lee....Cry of the Mockingbird........89

and there are many others, still writng !

They obviously discovered the elixir of life !

Maybe the written word ? I must reach for my pen !

Click down for my new books for August

AFRICANA......HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY & PLACES OF INTEREST

Jose Burman...1652 and so forth.................R150

T V Bulpin...Die Great Trek....................R120

Jose Burman....The Saldanha Story..................R150

Harold Edward Hockly....The Story of the British Setttlers
of 1820 in South Africa
2nd enlarged&revised edition..R195

Peter Coertzen..The Huguenots of South Africa,
1688-1988........R140
Gedenkboek van die Yssel-familie van Elandskuil,
1851-2001........R140

Leon Rousseau..Die Groot Verlange, die verhaal
van Eugene N Marais...R150

F A Venter..Kambro-Kind 'n Jeugreis..............R140

M C E van Schoor....Die Stryd Tussen Boer en Brit
Die Herinneringe van die Boere-Generaal C R de Wet..R150

The Africana Commemorative Mint...The Medallic History
of South Africa..R150
Louis Changuion...Fotobiographie :Paul Kruger,
1825-1904...........R295
RHODESIANA

E Goodwin Green...Raiders and Rebels in South Africa
Silver Series , vol 9........R225
Hylda Richards....False Dawn.......R195

E F Knight.........Rhodesia of Today...
Silver Series, vol 3........R195
W E Arnold......The Goldbergs of Leigh Ranch
Men of Our Time, vol 4........R195
J Cooper-Chadwick.....Three Years with Lobengula and
Experiences in South Africa....
Silver Series, vol 1......R220

Hylda Richards...Next Year will be Better
and the Verse of "T"
Silver series...vol 5........R220
Hjalmar Thesen....Country Days, Chronicles of Knysna
& the Southern Cape...R140

Eve Palmer....The Plains of Camdeboo, The Classic
Book of the Karoo, revised edition..R130

Molly D'Arcy Thompson...Forgotten Corners of the Cape.R145

Fred Stenson.....The Great Karoo...a novel...p/b..R140

Charles van Onselen...New Babylon, New Nineveh
Everyday Life on the Witwatersrand 1886-1914.....R175

Harry Zeederberg.....Veld Express.............R195
Author signed
Alys Fane Trotter....Old Colonial Houses of the Cape of
Good Hope, Illustrated and Described
A facsimile reproduction of the first 1900 edition..R240

Capital Media....PRETORIA 150...1855-2005 Rekord...R240

A P Cartwright...Strenue...The Story of King Edward VII
School..R150

Penny Miller....Myths and Legends of Southern.....R450

Eric Rosenthal/Eliezer Blum.....Runners & Mailcoach...R160

Charles van Onselen...The Fox and the Flies
The World of Joseph Silver, Racketeer &
Psychopath.......R160

Peter Becker.......Hill of Destiny, The Life and Times of
Moshesh, Founder of the Basotho...........R180

BOER WAR & OTHER MILITARY

Captain Aylmer Haldane.....How We Escaped from Pretoria
Africaner Reprint
Series..vol.11..R240
Michael Barthorp...The Anglo- Boer Wars 1815-1902.......R195

Denys Reitz.....Commando....p/b........R160

Jeanette Ferreira...Boereoorlogstories, 34 Verhale oor die Oorlog van 1899-1902.................p/b..R150

Tim Couzens.....South African Battles......p/b....R195

Jan Breytenberg......Forged in Battle...........R150

Arn Durand.....Zulu Zulu Golf, Life and Death with Koevoet
....R195
A J Venter and Friends...War Stories.........R180

David Clammer.....The Zulu War........R140

Barbara Cole........The Elite, The Story of the Rhodesian
Special Air Service....R295

Peter Bagshawe...Warriors of the Sky........R195

FOR THE GARDEN

Margaret Roberts...A-Z of Herbs.........R160

Margaret Roberts......Treasury of Herbs.......R150

Gillian Rattray....The Cape Country Garden...R140

Charles & Julia Botha..Bring Nature Back to Your Garden.R130

OTHER NEW TITLES

J H Williams.......Bandoola........R120

Douglas Adams....The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
(Triology in Five Parts).....R150

Here's to Summer


Doug
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2017-07-30