1794 FIFTY EXCELLENT, LITTLE-KNOWN BOOKS: A SERENDIPITOUS STROLL
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.
1. Autobiography and biography
2. Travel and exploration
3. History and letters
A booklist will be provided at each lecture.