Book Choice - April 2016

"This happy hour: Andrew Marjoribanks, Wordsworth Books has a high pile of uber super reads for you. Et voila we chat to Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, the farmer’s lad from Limpopo, the first South African chef to receive a Michelin star for his eponymous restaurant in Nice! Felicitation, Jan! Pair Jan’s famed food with wine as the splendid John Platter tastes and tells of Caro Feely’s new book 'Wine'. Beverley Roos Muller was much moved by 'The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown', the USA rowing eight that won the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Jay Heale reminds us of the richness of Africa in four fine children’s books - 'The Rainbow’s Heart', 'Fynbos Fairies', 'Stories of Africa' and 'Our Story Magic'. More of Africa as photographer Lisa King and essayist Sean Christie portray the old ways and the new of the Zimbabwean Stock Exchange in 'Sometimes I make money one day of the Week', Melvyn Minnaar was entranced. Mike Fitzjames has his wicked way with three crime novels to chill your heart, while a kinder Cindy Moritz finds magic in the ordinary in Mitch Albom’s 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto'."