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Boating shard

  Fossicking in a sports-field-to-be on what was once Cape Town’s dump unearthed this broken shard – a boating scene that once adorned a soup tureen or cup or plate. I started writing a story about it but could not … Continue reading

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The Spear – the last word

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Quirky stuff

Match the captions to the pictures below: 1. frilly, no thorns 2. convention for hermaphrodites 3. ankle snapper 4. pit stop  5. blue indicates unknown lands 6. fattened for the road 7. skywalker 8. if I don’t see you through … Continue reading

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For regular attendance, neatness and general excellence

Do you know why a fly leaf is called a fly leaf? A clue I found in the dictionary (Webster’s) comes under one of the definitions of fly: Formerly, the person who took the sheets off the press. But I … Continue reading

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Whose story is it anyway?

This is an old story, an issue that won’t go away. At a recent IBBY bookbash very kindly hosted by Tanya Barben at the Rare Book Collection at the UCT library, a splendid array of books was laid before us: … Continue reading

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