ABOUT THESE FARM CATS by Charmaine Ann Gaynor
Set in the 1950s, farmer Josh adopts two kittens left motherless. This is unheard of on his farm, as the folk there know that the boss prefers dogs. He appoints his housemaid to care for the kittens and become their mommy. She reacts badly because she is only fifteen and is scared of the little bundles of fur. But she overcomes her fear and takes good care of them, despite the fact that they can be very naughty.
Life on Josh’s farm is interesting, as something new happens every day. The kittens grow into young cats, exploring the farm and getting to meet new animals. They also finally make friends with their “poor relations,” the barn cats.
Farmer Josh is a wise man and has many stories to tell his grandchildren who come to visit him from the city. The children learn about farm life, and when they leave with their mother, they have a greater understanding of the differences between life on the farm and life in the city.
In the end, Josh comes to believe that he is finally ready to meet a new woman,one who can be his friend and perhaps ….. his new wife.
This is the second book by Charmaine Ann Gaynor of Johannesburg, South Africa. She was inspired by her grandfather’s farm and her great love for her family and animals, specifically cats. “A large part of my childhood is in this story.
DIE BOKKE SPEEL RUGBY deur Petra Ferreira
Skrywer: Petra Ferreira
“Springbokrugby op sy beste,” dit is wat mens kan ver-wag as die Bokke die stryd aansê in ‘n wedstryd teen die gedugte Wildebloues. Maar watter span gaan dié wedstryd wen? Uil weet hoe om ‘n rugbyspan af te rig en reël ook die wedstryd. Tarentaal is ‘n eersteklas omroeper en Aap glad nie so dom soos almal dink nie. Hy woeker met sy vele talente. Olifant werk hard om homself te bewys en Seekoei is soos gewoonlik op haar eie missie. Hierdie verhaal is ‘n moet vir alle rugby- en diereliefhebbers van ses tot ses en negentig.
DIE DE ZALZE MOORDE deur Jaap Rabie
HIERDIE BOEK WORD TANS TERUGGEHOU AS GEVOLG VAN ‘n MOONTLIKE REGSGEDING. BOOKS-AFRICA VRA OM VERSKONING. DIT IS BUITE ONS BEHEER EN DIE SAAK MOET EERS AFGEHANDEL WORD. DIE INLIGTING IN DIE BOEK VERVAT IS UITERS SENSITIEF EN BOOKS-AFRICA BELOOF OM DIE BOEK SO GOU MOONTLIK WEER BESKIKBAAR TE STEL.
Die indiepte ondersoek en die verhaal gelaai met feite wat elders nie beskikbaar is nie beloof om lesers regop te laat sit.
Die skrywer het nie net dag vir dag die hofsaak bygewoon nie, maar het inligting direk van familie en vriende ontvang wat nie elders beskikbaar is of met koerante gedeel is nie. Die verhaal is dus nie slegs ‘n veslaggewing van gebeure nie, maar word uit die binnekringe van die mense direk geraak deur die afgryslike moorde vertel.
ONOMASTICS BY Bertie Neethling
Onomastics entails the study of names and naming systems. The discipline is derived from the Greek word onoma meaning ‘name’. In most languages of the world names are written with a capital letter. All of these form part of onomastics. The categories are manifold and some of the most important ones are following: anthroponymy, i.e the names of people. This may include first names, surnames, nick- or bynames, as well as ethnic names. They are all strongly linked to identity. The next prominent one is toponymy, i.e place names. All places whether streets, towns and landmarks carry names. Names in the economy, i.e brand names that include sponsors, as well as business names, also form a strong category. Then there are names in literature, i.e. literary onomastics, as well as shipping names and wild animal names. Onomastics is an impressive multidisciplinary field of study as this book outlines.