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An Elephant in my Kitchen by Françoise Malby-Anthony – book review by Liza from

Everyone knows the book The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. This is a ‘follow up’ to the book by Lawrence’s widow, Françoise. Coming from French city life it was a life changing experience when she first met and fell in love with South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony. They founded the game reserve, Thula Thula, together […]


A Million Junes by Emily Henry – book review by Liza from books.books.books

This is a modern day Romeo & Juliet. It’s the story of a daughter and a son of two feuding families who fall in love while trying their best not to. Jack ‘June’ O’Donnell is 18 years old and since she was a baby has heard the story of their family’s curse and how they […]


The Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron – book review by Liza from books.books.books

Tess and her brother Max have been sent to stay with their Aunt Evie in a tiny village in the English countryside as their father has been deployed to Afghanistan. One day Tess goes off exploring the countryside and comes across a very old and ornate garden gate. There is no way of opening it […]

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Snap by Belinda Bauer – Book Review by Liza from books.books.books

  On a very hot summer’s day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two younger sisters sit in their broken down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. She was going to walk to the nearest phone box to call someone to tow them in. “Jack’s in charge – I won’t be long”. […]

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Max die Dapper Gorilla en ander ware dierestories deur Wendy Maartens en Alex van Houwelingen – book review by Liza from books.books.books

Six true life animal stories. Ranging from Max, the Gorilla, who caught a crook in the Johannesburg Zoo to Zhu, the strong Chinese pig, who survived being stuck in a tiny overturned enclosure for 36 days after an earthquake struck. There are also stories about a bat whose mother doesn’t want him, a hippopotamus, a […]

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