Tissue Salts for Children by Margaret Roberts

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The 12 key tissue salts are minerals that should be present in our bodies in perfect balance to ensure optimal health. These remarkable salts are found in the Earth’s rocks and soil, and in food grown organically in mineral-rich soil.

In this follow-up to Tissues Salts for Health Living, Margaret Roberts focuses on using tissue salts to enhance the development and wellbeing of children, from infancy to the teenage years. Each tissue salt is presented in its own chapter, with tips on treating specific ailments and advice on increasing the intake of the salts by means of diet. An ailment chart is included for quick reference.

An indispensable guide for anyone interested in health, wellness, and using natural remedies to enhance wellbeing.

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About the Author

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Margaret Roberts is a household name, having made her mark in the world of health and gardening. She pursues her passion for all things natural that can uplift, heal and inspire, by creating gardens, teaching about the wonders of herbs and developing medicinal and nutritional plants at her Herbal Centre in Magaliesberg. She has published many books and articles on how to ensure good health naturally.

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Published by Struik Nature (An imprint of Random House Struik)

ISBN: 9781775841135 

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Cooked in the Karoo by Justin Bonello and Helena Lombard

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In this latest culinary adventure, Justin Bonello and his crew go on a two-year journey into South Africa’s backyard to rediscover the pulse of the Karoo.

Kicking up dust across the semi-desert, Justin is dependent on the legendary hospitality of the people who live there. His mission is simple: to walk in their shoes, to cook with them and to tell the stories of the thirsty land. Catch a glimpse of things you won’t expect in this arid landscape – from the wide-open spaces and endless starry nights to the extraordinary and rare characters that are the heart and soul of this thirsty land. Experience their incredible hospitality, witness their daily struggle to survive and taste the delicious dishes rooted in the kitchens of yesteryear.

Cooked in the Karoo will make you want to pack up your car and travel into this painted landscape – a space where you will rediscover the importance of sometimes just sitting in silence and reconnecting with the essential things in life: good food and creating dust-covered memories with great friends.

About the Authors

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Justin Bonello is a South African filmmaker, chef and television personality best known for starring in his own cooking and travel show, Cooked, since 2006. He’s the guy messing about with the braai, burning his fingers on one hand with a beer in the other; or in the kitchen fearlessly experimenting with flavours and ingredients, playing with his food. 

Justin’s other books include Cooked in AfricaCooked – Out of the Frying PanCooked – Weekends Away, Justin Bonello Cooks … for FriendsThe Ultimate Braai Master and Roads Less Travelled.

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View the author website HERE 

Helena Lombard

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From hiding out in libraries as a child, to travelling all over the country trying what culinary secrets South Africa has to share, Helena Lombard has turned her passions into her profession: writing, travelling, cooking and researching anything and everything food and travel related. Since she joined Cooked in Africa Films as the writer in 2011, she has travelled with and has worked by Justin Bonello‘s side. Although she often struggles to get him out of her head, she feels there’s nothing a good glass of wine can’t fix.  So far she has co-written three titles under the Justin Bonello brand and has no plans to run away, yet.

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Published by Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143538189

 

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Justice Denied by David Klatzow

If you are accused of a crime you did not commit, do you believe that justice will prevail in a court of law? Perhaps you should think again…

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An innocent woman is almost sent to prison for eight years because of a mistaken fingerprint identification by so-called forensic experts;

a chicken farmer is hanged for a brutal murder he did not commit due to incorrect analysis of post-mortem bruising; and

a mother is sent to prison for murdering her baby daughter when a substance is falsely identified as blood…

These are just some of the major forensic disasters that have occurred over the past 100 years, and which are exposed in Justice Denied.

Contrary to what television series like CSI and NCIS would have one believe, forensic science does not provide instant answers to impenetrable crimes; in reality, forensic science is neither clearcut nor easy to interpret, and practitioners are not all competent – as renowned forensic scientist Dr David Klatzow proves in this book. In Justice Denied, he exposes the miscarriages of justice resulting from the faulty courtroom testimony of corrupt or incompetent forensic pathologists and unscrupulous public prosecutors who seek convictions at all costs.

From the infamous Dr Crippen case in 19th-century England to the dingo–baby trial in Australia and the unsolved murder of Inge Lotz, Justice Denied reveals the incalculable damage done both to people’s lives and to justice across the globe. Justice, while age-old, is not always served when bad science plays a hand.

About the Author 

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Dr David Klatzow is an internationally recognised forensic scientist. He is an expert in the field of pyroforensics and an authority on blood alcohol. Before branching out into the world of forensic science, he was a lecturer in biochemistry at the University of Durban-Westville and medical biochemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand. His first book, Steeped in Blood, is a bestseller.

View David‘s website HERE

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Follow David on Twitter @DavidKlatzow

Published by Zebra Press (An imprint of Random House Struik)

ISBN: 9781770226944

 

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The Kraals of Ulundi – A Novel of the Zulu War

Kraals of UlundiThe Kraals of Ulundi – A Novel of the Zulu War, written by David Ebsworth.

“Shaba had washed the blade of his stabbing spear, his prized iklwa, many times already. It would be rinsed again today, with the blessings of his ancestor’s spirits, to herd the red soldiers finally from the land of the AmaZulu.”

1879 – the British army has suffered one of the worst defeats in its history at the hands of the Zulu King Cetshwayo. Now the British seek revenge and a second invasion of Zululand is about to take place.

Within the Zulu regiments charged with repelling the assault is Shaba kaNdabuko − driven by ambition to share the glory of battle, to bring honour and cattle to his family.

Meanwhile, new British soldiers are shipped out to replace those lost in the military disasters, and among them is Lieutenant Jahleel Carey, likewise also hoping that adventure will bring him a change of fortune.

But there are also always those on the sidelines of conflict, profiteers like renegade trader William McTeague.

Three men, three women, will be brought together by one of the Zulu War’s strangest episodes, and their destinies will be changed forever.

Praise for The Kraals of Ulundi: “This is well-researched and solid historical fiction – a very worthwhile project.” Adrian Greaves, Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society and author of The Tribe That Washed Its Spears.

The Historical Novel Society has said: ‘An accomplished, rich, beautifully produced and very rewarding read that brings a lesser-known era of history to life.’  Click HERE to read the full review.

The Kraals of Ulundi is available to buy from Exclusive Books – click HERE.

For more information about this book, and the author David Ebsworth, visit www.davidebsworth.com.

 

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Homeschooling High School by Shirley Erwee

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Prospective homeschoolers are parents looking for an alternative to the mainstream educational system for their off spring. But homeschooling children at high school level strikes fear into even the most dedicated of homeschoolers. They need information and answers to their questions. And with the current educational and unemployment problems in South Africa, young people need clear direction and guidance to help them achieve their goals.

In addition to exploring the popular ways to gaining a recognised matric certificate outside the formal school system, Homeschooling High School also challenges readers to rethink their values, particularly the value they place on certification, and to consider some unconventional or alternative paths to success.

In a clearly presented format, the book includes advice on legal matters, identifying appropriate courses, sourcing study material, tips on entrepreneurship, financing tertiary studies and the testimonies of successful homeshooled graduates. Homeschooling High School is a comprehensive guide to plotting a path through high school and beyond.

About the Author

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Shirley Erwee is a parent of six children and has been home-schooling since 1997. She is the co-author of three literature-based home education programmes for South Africans and the author of a literacy and numeracy programme for pre-schoolers.

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Follow Shirley on Twitter @preschool101 and view her Facebook page HERE

Published by Struik Lifestyle (An imprint of Random House Struik)

ISBN: 9781432303662 

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The Joburg Book by Nechama Brodie

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Johannesburg: a city of thieves and dreamers, home to more than four million inhabitants spread out over an area larger than greater London …

An engaging and authoritative history that follows the story of the city through its spaces and communities – from the city centre to Joburg’s expanding suburbs. With dedicated chapters about Lenasia, Alexandra and the Southern Suburbs – together with Soweto, the CBD, Hillbrow, the far north and the central suburbs – it offers an inclusive history of Joburg, written by contemporary journalists and academics and featuring a selection of songs, poems and expert articles that give voice to the city’s diverse peoples and reflect its shifting social landscapes.

The Joburg Book also includes hundreds of historical photos, fifteen reference maps, recommended itineraries and places of interest in and around the city, together with contact numbers and web addresses.

This updated edition for 2014 has updates of new spaces, such as Constitution Hill and the Gautrain, as well as new tours and excursions.

Nechama Brodie’s fine pop-culture history of the city, The Joburg Book, became my bible …’ – Lauren Beukes

‘… the best city guide produced on Johannesburg. The Joburg Bookis primarily a triumph of picture research and design, its handmade look hinting at Johannesburg’s story is one of creative improvisation. Brodie deals with all aspects of the changing landscape, quoting diverse sources on history and popular culture.’ – Mail & Guardian

About the Author 

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In her 16 years as a journalist Nechama Brodie has covered books, music, arts, culture, lifestyle and heritage stories for the Sunday TimesMail & GuardianCity Pressand Wanted (the Business Day magazine). Nechama is a contributor to women’s magazines such as Marie ClaireELLE and Women’s Health, where she writes on beauty, health, wellness and body issues – including her training as a ‘white collar’ boxer (she has fought in three bouts) – and writes for local food and design publications VISI and TASTE. Nechama lives in Johannesburg with her two young boys, one ageing cat, one over-enthusiastic dog, four guitars and too many books, shoes and dresses.

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Published by Pan Macmillan 

ISBN: 9781770103856 

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Birdseye by Maire Fisher

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As children growing up at Marchbanks, an imposing mansion built high on a hill above a Cape seaside town, Bird and her five siblings love to hear the story of how their father wooed their mother, but they don’t know much about the past of their reclusive grandmother, Ma Bess, who rules Marchbanks from its shadows and keeps her stories firmly locked in her cold heart.

When Bird’s ten-year-old twin brothers Oliver and Oscar go missing after a day of fishing, Bird appoints herself the family scribe and begins writing to the brothers she refuses to believe are gone for good. The elderly Ma Bess may be the voice in command at Marchbanks, but Bird, the youngest in the family, becomes its all-seeing eye. If Bird learns the truth, though, can life at Marchbanks ever be the same? 

With humour and pathos, Birdseye contemplates loss, love that endures, and the courage it takes to voice one’s truth, no matter the circumstances.

About the Author

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Maire Fisher is a freelance writer and editor. She is a member of The Grail Writing Retreats and her work has been published in anthologies and on various websites. She lives in Fish Hoek with her husband and two sons. Birdseye is her first novel.

View Maire‘s Live Writing website HERE

View Maire‘s Facebook page HERE and follow her on Twitter @MaireFisher

Published by Umuzi (An imprint of Random House Struik)

ISBN: 9781415207048

 

 

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Kamphoer by Francois Smith

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It is the First World War and Susan Nell stands before the door of a private ward in a British military hospital. On the door she reads a single name. She knows that name. Sixteen years ago, during the Anglo-Boer War, she encountered that name in a concentration camp in Winburg. She lifts her hand to open the door. Her hand shakes uncontrollably. But she is a psychiatric nurse and this is what she has to do, bring traumatised soldiers back to the light. However, if this soldier is the one who sixteen years ago thrust all light out of you with his hips, it is not that obvious. Susan Nell hesitates before she opens the door, desperately uncertain – teetering on the threshold between life and death.

Kamphoer is the true story of a woman who was brutally raped during the Anglo-Boer War and left for the vultures. With the help of a number of benefactors she escapes the clutches of death and dedicates her life to the healing of exactly the kind of trauma to which she was subjected. And in the process re-encounters her rapists . . .

In Kamphoer the resilience of the human spirit is weighed up against the equally persistent influence of trauma. It is a psychological thriller that will hold you in its icy grip till the very last page.

Dagbreek: Boekmerk – Francois Smith, Kamphoer

 

About the Author

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Francois Smith makes a living as a freelancing publishing editor. He also acts as a writer, sometimes as a ghost more often in the flesh.

His stories have appeared in the anthologies BlootsKosblik and Skarlakenkoors, and his translation of David Kramer: A Biography has been awarded a SALA Literary Prize. He lives with his family in Wynberg, Cape Town, but actually hails from the Free State.

He holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Cape Town, and when he is not assisting authors like Dan Sleigh, P.G. du Plessis and Elsa Joubert in perfecting their manuscripts, he lectures in literature or presents writing courses. His literary prowess, however, was honed during his stint as civil engineer in the employment of the CSIR, doing research on alternative municipal services and specializing on the Ventilated Improved Pit Latrine, commonly known as the VIP latrine.

Follow Francois on Twitter @fahsmith1

Published by Tafelberg (An imprint of NB Publishers)

ISBN: 9780624065517

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100 South African Sporting Legends by Bronwen Leak

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100 South African Sporting Legends features a selection of 100 South African sports personalities who have either excelled at their sport and/or helped shape South African sport as we know it. It is a compendium of interesting biographies presented in bite-size chunks, providing a coherent and colourful picture of the nation’s sporting personalities.

Written in an accessible style, and beautifully illustrated throughout, 100 South African Sporting Legends will entertain and inform. It covers all the major sporting codes – from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day – and some minority sports with which readers may not be too familiar. From mainstream sports such as rugby, cricket, soccer, tennis and golf to less-followed but equally fascinating disciplines such as surfing and freediving, there is something for everyone.

100 South African Sporting Legends is an unforgettable, entertaining and informative celebration of our talented sporting personalities.

About the Author

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Bronwen Leak holds an honours degree in English from the University of Cape Town. She has written various articles for print and electronic publications highlighting trade and investment opportunities in South Africa. 100 South African Sporting Legends is her first book.

Follow Bronwen on Twitter @BronwenLeak

Published by Zebra Press (An imprint of Random House Struik) 

ISBN: 9781770224537

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PJ Powers: Here I Am by PJ Powers and Marianne Thamm

You have made a tremendous impact both on and off the stage, and you are one of those young people on whom the country pins so much hope.” – Nelson Mandela to PJ Powers, 1989

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More than just a story about the personal journey of one of South Africa’s most beloved music icons, this extraordinary memoir of PJ Powers – or Thandeka, as she was affectionately renamed by Soweto crowds – is set against the turbulent backdrop of South Africa’s recent political history. It features a gallery of political leaders and international celebrities, including the likes of Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, Chris Hani, Joaquim Chissano, Queen Elizabeth II, Brenda Fassie, Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro.

On Republic Day 1982, a white rock and roll band called Hotline, wearing stonewashed jeans and sporting big hair, took an accidental sho’t left into Soweto – a detour that forever changed the life of their lead singer, PJ Powers. Hotline was the first all-white rock and roll band to ‘cross over’ into highly segregated apartheid South Africa, making international headlines in the process. The prolific Powers went on to accomplish extraordinary heights as a solo artist with countless gold and platinum discs.

Here I Am, written with Marianne Thamm, is an intimate and hilarious account of the life and times of one of this country’s most recognisable and enduring performers. From the dizzying heights of international stardom to the dark depths of her struggle with alcohol, this is a must-read to explore the heady mix of politics and music of the time.

Courtesy of Penguin Books, Read an extract from PJ Powers: Here I Am

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View PJ Powers‘ website HERE

View the official PJ Powers Facebook page HERE and follow her Twitter page @PJPowers1

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About Marianne Thamm

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Marianne Thamm has worked as a journalist, columninst, editor and author for over twenty years. Her work has appeared in a variety of local and international newspapers and magazines. She has also ghosted several books including the best-selling I Have Life – Alison’s Story and When All Else Falls Away – The Nigel Fairhead Story. She has collaborated on other publications including The Fairlady Collection – 40 Years of Fine Writing.

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Published by Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143539049

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