Through the pages of a newspaper: a century of SA history

Radical changes and interesting events in the shaping of the country are highlighted in a commemorative book that was recently sold on auction

BOOK REVIEW: The tattooist of Auschwitz

Our thoughts on a novel everyone is talking about

Gifts for someone who has everything

Authors Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley have produced books on hipsters, taking sick days off work, dating, spouses and meetings

BOOKS: Q&A with Nechama Brodie

The Financial Mail grabbed five minutes with Brodie to talk inspiration, writing and reading in Afrikaans

The Carlton Hotel: ghost of Joburg past

New book gives a glimpse of an icon that has stood untouched for 20 years

BOOKS: When good taste and money join forces

Have a flick through the The Garden of Babylonstoren and be reminded of what money and taste can buy

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: The assault that humbled the British Empire

Was the defeat of the British troops at Majuba the result of a mistaken belief that the Boers’ military power was weak?

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: When cars were the latest thing

The first SA motorists had to import their own petrol, and some drivers were able to choose vehicles that could easily be fixed by the village blacksmith

Novelist Jennifer Egan does it again

Prizewinner’s latest work is a must-read

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: Hillbrow more a way of life than a place

A detailed history of Hillbrow, its people and its bohemian lifestyle

BOOKS: Celebrating SA’s bright sparks

A great book that looks at every SA innovation and inventions

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: Light Horse Cavalcade - decades in the line of fire

The battles fought by the Light Horse Cavalcade ranged from conflict in SA at the start of the Anglo-Boer War to clashes in North Africa and surroundings ...

BOOKS: Mandela: The Sequel

A history authorised by the ANC

BOOK REVIEW: Singers’ mothers spill the beans

From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars by Virginia Hanlon Grohl