#FridayReads: Liberties Press

Happy Friday! This weekend, we’re reading books from Liberties Press, one of Ireland’s leading independent publishers. Keep reading to see a bit of their wide-ranging collection.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Liberties Press”

Thursday Book Review: “The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods”

Today’s featured book is one of our most recent fiction releases from Penguin Random House South Africa: The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods by Jamala Safari. This heart-wrenching novel is based on real experiences. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this book.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods””

Thursday Book Review: “Children’s Children”

This week’s featured book is a Sabateur Awards-nominated title from Liberties Press: Children’s Children by Jan Carson. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this unique, poignant collection of short stories.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Children’s Children””

“On the Menu” Interviews with Melinda Roodt & Cariema Isaacs

ann+peter-for-logo1On the Menu, hosted by Anne & Peter Haigh, is an exciting weekly, one-hour program on the wide world of food, wine, travel & lifestyle. Sunday’s program featured two Penguin Random House South Africa authors: Melinda Roodt, author of The Classic South African Cookbook, and Cariema Isaacs, author of My Cape Malay Kitchen.

Listen to the full program here>>>

About the Books

9781432306731The Classic South African Cookbook
The Classic South African Cookbook is exactly that – classic home cooking for South Africans the way they eat now. In line with the country’s diverse cultures, which often blend most harmoniously in the the kitchen, this book is a kaleidoscope of modern lifestyle with influences from grandma’s kitchen, popular Mediterranean cuisine, as well as both Indian and African culture. But no matter what the roots may be, this book sets a foundation for good, honest, carefree home cooking, incorporating all the well-loved and familiar favourites. The more than 180 recipes have been refined to guarantee mouth-watering results, no matter the skill level. Only fresh ingredients are used, while the various techniques are carefully explained – a real boon to those just setting out on their culinary journeys. Best of all, every recipes is accompanied by a full-color photograph.

CapeMalayFinalCover.inddMy Cape Malay Kitchen
My Cape Malay Kitchen is a breathtakingly beautiful presentation of some 80 traditional Cap Malay recipes as well as a selection of modern dishes. These are accompanied by Cariema’s depiction of her childhood growing up in Bo-Kaap — the Cape Malay Quarter of Cape Town. She includes the religious and cultural ceremonies, as well as events that have shaped this unique community. But My Cape Malay Kitchen is still a cookbook; packed with flavourful food, richly spiced curries, indulgent cakes and decadent desserts, all illustrated with truly inspirational photography.

Thursday Book Review: “As Weekends Go”

Happy Thursday! Today’s featured book is a brand new romance from Choc Lit: As Weekends Go by Jan Brigden. I’ve read this one myself, and it was wonderful. But don’t take my word for it! Keep reading to see what reviewers are saying about this book.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “As Weekends Go””

#FridayReads: World Wildlife Day

In honor of World Wildlife Day (and because, really, every day should be World Wildlife Day) we’ve picked a few of our favorite wildlife-themed books to share as this week’s Friday Reads. Keep reading to see our picks, and click here to view all of our wildlife & nature books on our website!  Continue reading “#FridayReads: World Wildlife Day”

Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly

Happy Thursday! The March issue of Books Monthly is now online, and several of our distributed titles received wonderful reviews, including a review of Storm Chaser  by Emmy Award-winning photographer Mike Olbinski.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Books Monthly”