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1794 FIFTY EXCELLENT, LITTLE-KNOWN BOOKS: A SERENDIPITOUS STROLL

For the list of books referred to in this course, click here.

Kate McCallum, publisher and reader

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,

And waste its sweetness on the desert air

Thomas Gray, ‘Elegy written in a Country Churchyard’

So many books, so little time. This five-lecture series gives a publisher’s personal recommendations for excellent books that may not be well known even to a well-read South African audience – the ones that create that feeling of delighted serendipity when first discovered. Along the way there will be enthusiastic recommendations of other books by the same author, other authors, and interesting publishers. All tastes, interests and sexes catered for.

 

LECTURE TITLES

1.       Autobiography and biography

2.       Travel and exploration

3.       History and letters

4.       Non-fiction

5.       Fiction

 

Recommended reading

A booklist will be provided at each lecture.

 

Date: Monday 7–Friday August
Time: 11.15 am
COURSE FEES Full: R480,00  Staff: R240,00  Reduced: R120,00