Countless books have been written about Nelson Mandela and since his death many have pushed boundaries not dared when he was alive. Many, too, have touched on his last years after his retirement into what is perhaps kindly described as "a lengthy dotage". Certainly one of the best, and most heartbreaking, chronicles of Mandela’s decline was in the book of his private assistant and gatekeeper Zelda la Grange, Good Morning, Mr Mandela.

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