MAY-DAY BOOKS

Dear Reader

Stimulate your mind this May and explore the many wonders that books can bring.

May signifies spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

This May we bring you a special selection of book that are bound to stimulate the mind:

Man van Cirene deur F.A. Venter Bybelromanman van cirene 001

Een van die vroegste Bybelromans in Afrikaans.  Dit vertel die verhaal van Simon, ‘n yweraar vir die Joodse geloof, war vir die Romeinse magte moet vlug. Hy is in Jerusalem wanneer Jesus se kruisiging plaasvind en word deur die Romeinse soldate gedwing om Jesus se kruis te help dra.Tafelberg -Uitgewers, 1957 druk, 358p.

Rainbow People of God a spiritual journal from apartheid to freedom by Desmond Tuturainbow people of god 001

Inspiring book edited by john Allen. Bringing together many of his speeches, sermons, with comments and also important dates, photographs.Double Storey Publishers,  2006 ed., 87p.

 

Outcast Cape Town by John Westernoutcast Cape Town 001

Implementation of the Group Areas Act in Cape Town and its results.An examination of the city’s social layout before the apartheid era and the effects of segregation of blacks and coloureds in separate ”locations” in Cape Town started.   The Group Areas Act of 1950, requiring that people live only in neighbourhoods with persons of the same racial classification, changed all that and, Mr. Western concludes, that Apartheid turned Cape  Town with its physical beauty  into   bleak experience of living for many Capetonians. Photos maps, tables. Human and Rousseau, 1981, 371p. First edition

Komas uit ‘n Bamboesstok deur D J Oppermankomas uit 'n bamboesstok 001

Na ‘n   siekbed waar hy byna by die  dood omdraai,  verskyn egter Komas uit ’n bamboesstok met die subtitel “ Synde die mirakelagtige terugkeer ná lewerversaking van ene Marco Polo, bevattend3 reisbeskrywings en aantekeninge oor die natuurlike geografie .” Die “komas” in die titel verwys na die digter se koma waarin het was Die bundel word verdeel in sewe rolle met ’n proloog en epiloog,  sy eie sewe maande siekte.  Komas uit ’n bamboesstok” word in 1979 met die C.N.A.-prys en in 1980 met die Hertzogprys, die W.A. Hofmeyr-prys en die Louis Luyt-prys bekroon.Human en Rousseau- Uitgewers, s.j. circa 1979, EERSTE DRUK, 38P.

Veeartsenykunde vir die praktiese boer deur L R Hurterveeartsenykunde vir die boer 001

Besprekings van talle siektetoestande, 160 Kleurfotos, tabelle en raad deur ‘n kenner oor alles wat ‘n boer moet weet oor rooiwater, hondsdolheid, vergiftiging, kaakklem en alles wat ‘n boer moet weet oor die behandeling van dieresiektes. Human en Rousseau, 1981, 180p.

Fall of the ANC What next by Prince Mashele and Mzukisi Qobo Political wake-up call fal of the ANC 001

A critique of South Africa’s ruling political party the African National Congress, which shattered the myths of the so-called rainbow nation and argues for a wake-up call for the future.Picador Publishers, 2014, 228p.

 

Berggans het ‘n veer laat val deur Boerneefberggans het 'n veer laat val

‘n Keur uit Boerneef se prosa en poësie saamgestel  deur Wium van Zyl. Tafelberg-Uitgewers, eerste uitgawe, 1998, 154p.

 

KING CETSHWAYO KA MPANDE, BY j l Laband and Wright KING OF THE ZULUking seschwayo 001

Cetshwayo ka Mpande {1832-1884}, was King of the Zulus from 1872 to 1879. After his defeat in the Anglo-Zulu war in July 1879, he was exiled first to Cape Town and then to London where Cetshwayo sought support from British for the restoration of the Zulu monarchy. He returned to Zululand in 1883 where he was reinstated as king. He is remembered as being the last king of an independent Zulu nation. Valuable maps  and photographs.Shuter and Shuter , Kwa Zulu Monuments Council edition no 1,    MONOGRAPH,334p.

Weerklankies deur Eitemal Eitemal (W. J. du P. Erlank) Gedigteweerklankies 001

Weerklankies is versameling gedigte   wat gaan oor ‘n breë spektrum onderwerp, vanaf vaderlandsliefde tot liefdesgedigte  Van Schaik Uitgewers, 1928, 126p.

 

Introduction to African Literature -anthology of c   ritical writing edited by U Beierintroduction to african literature 001

Oral tradition Poetry, the Novel, fiction by Black South African, drama and a bibliography of scholarship and criticism, as well as works of known authors   are included. Longmans publishers, 1979 ed., 302p.

 

Wat dra my deur ‘n krisis deur I L de Villiers wat dra my deur 'n krisis 001

Wat draai my deur ’n krisis is vir almal wat deur omstandighede platgeslaan is en bemoedig die lesesr om weer op te staan en uitdagings te aanvaar en voluit te lewe.N G Kerk- Uitgewers, Tweede druk, 1986, 120P.

Fountain in France by Marital van der Vyver. FIRST EDITION

fountain in france 001

A Fountain in France is a narrative of Marita van der Vyver‘s about moving house in picturesque Provence and putting down roots deeper in the countryside. For the author it is also acknowledgement of accepting that her beloved motherland is no longer home and that her life in France is permanent.Penguin Books, 2015, 249P.

 

Stiltetyd deur Marita van der Vyver Roman

Die verhaal van ‘n vrou wat in die vreemde in Frankryk haar kind se dood moet verwerkstiltetyd 001 en die soeke na haarself en soekende terugkeer na die hart van haar man.

 

As Henry Ford stated: “Anyone who stops is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

 

(Hyperlinks have been inserted to the titles of the books, to take you to Bid or Buy to view the books)

Best wishes

PoggioBooks

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Women’s month

Dear reader

Here at PoggioBooks every month is women’s month. For all the special women out there we have compiled a list of interesting reads at marked down prices.

Raisins, grapes and grape juice by Ruby Adendorff. Food values, Grape cure diet raisins grapes and grapejuice 001included. An invaluable little pamphlet about food values of grapes and raisins, grape juice and other non-alcoholic products of the grape .Include collection of songs about grapes, raisins and their by-products, quotations and reports of well-known personalities about the benefits of grapes, information of Grape Day in Italy, useful addresses, most interesting , Montagu raisins. Advertisements for KWV and Stellenbosch Hermitage (La Gratitude) Brink Bros Montagu.

Keerpunt – Nuwe Stories Vir ‘n Nuwe Suid-Afrika saamgestel deur Linda Rode en Jakes Gerwelkeerpunt 001
26 kortverhale deur bekende sowel as nuwe Suid-Afrikaanse skrywers en beeld ‘n wye verskeidenheid ervarings uit soms lighartig sowel as polities. Fotos en kort lewensbeskrywings van elke skrywer.
World of Michelangelo, 1475-1564 by Robert Coughlan
Lavishly illustrated account of the life, career, and achievements and times of the greatest Renaissance genius, Michelangelo, with black a white drawings and colour plates. Time-Life Books, 1971, 202p. FOLIO size. 23x30cm

MINNAARS VAN SOTSJI DEUR HEINZ KONSALIK Eerste uitgaweDie Minaars van Sotji- Konsalik_NEW
Heinz Konsalik se roman span oor twee wêrelde: Rusland en Duitsland. Dit is die verhaal van ’n jong Duitse geneesheer, dr. Irene Walther, wat ’n aantreklike Russiese ingenieur ontmoet, en hul beproewings wat verraad, internasionale spioenasie, moord en ’n bom wat die hele wêreld kan vernietig, insluit.

Queen of Shaba by Joy Adamson the story of a leopard and Shaba National Reserve queen of shaba 001

HER LAST BOOK Joy Adamson recounts the life of Shaba, the leopard she reared and returned successfully to the wild. Of Shaba National Reserve. Not long after this book was written, she was murdered in the bush. Lots of lovely photo of Shaba and the reserve.
Afrikaanse Spreekwoorde, gesegdes, ens. Kritzinger, de Villiers, Pienaar
Afrikaans proverbs, expressions, etc. with English equivalents
Book of First Love doll patterns
26 patterns to knit, crochet and sew with full-size diagrams for a first Love doll. Colourful illustrations.

Anna Beyers deur Mikro Landelike romananna beyers 001
“Anna Beyers is die liefdesverhaal van Anna Beyers en Adriaan Loubser, woonagtig in die bergagtige Noordweste van die Kaapprovinsie. Hulle lewens is egter nie ongekompliseerd nie en die verraderlike Klaas Dampies en die onrusbarende aantal veediefstalle sorg vir grootskaalse bekommernis. Boonop is daar die man wat nie skroom om moord te pleeg nie en agterdog en verwarring saai in die gemoedere van ’n eens vreedsame gemeenskap.” https://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikro

Vonsteen CaseCase by Peter du Preez, South African criminal casesvonsteen case 001
The first sensational “Trial by newswspapers” love triangle murder case and

 execution of  Vonsteen for the murder of ex-bok François Swanepoel by Pieter du Preez, who was a clerk of the court covering this trial. Black and white photos.

 

Mosambiek hier kom ons deur Pieter Pietersemosambik hier kom ons 001
‘n Lekkerlees humoristies reisverhaal deur Mosambiek gee Pieter Pieterse sy indrukke van hierdie buurland in stories, toeriste-inligting en verslag van persoonlike ervarings.

 

Baanbrekers van die Noorde deur D W Krugerbaanbrekers van die noorde 001

Voortrekkergeskiedenis Hoofstukke 1: Smouse en sendelinge, 2: Kaptein Cornwallis-Harris, 3: Louis Trichardt, 4: Jaolo Albasini, 5: Hendrik Potgieter. Sketse en fotos bo aan hoofstukke. SAUK Uitgawe, circa 1959,

 

Cooking with herbs by Margaret Roberts Margaret Roberts South African Herb series bookletcookingwith herbs. 001
Filled with mouth-watering recipes, using herbs, simple, wholesome non-time consuming recipes

 

 

Wild Knitting by Michael Beazley, for the adventurous knitter. Colourful illustrations, techniques, projects including amazing ties, jewellery knitting, fruit, and a stitch dictionary.wild knitting. 001
Lied van die Boeings ‘n kabaret deur Etienne van Heerden
Etienne van Heerden se kabaret aanbieding is ‘a n collage van aktuele ding n gebeure, soos die lied oor Zuma wat die krankheid en agteruitgang van die land, die hospitale, die mense uitbeeld.

 

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Interesting reads for March

Good day

For the month of March we have prepared some good reads to peak your interest.

We have stuck to the South African theme and hope you enjoy the selection.

These books have been put on Bidorbuy at special low prices, due to an influx of new stock.

Medicinal Plants Of South Africa by Ben-Erik Van Wyk, Nigel Gericke, et alMedicinal Plants 001

A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, main traditional uses, and active ingredients.  A valuable reference book for serious and amateur gardeners alike.

 

Witboy in Afrika Reise Deur die Donker Kontinent deur Deon MaasWitboy in Afrika 001

Deon Maas, rubriekskrywer, se reise is soms gevaarlike maar skreeusnaaks toe hy Afrika invaar.

 

Genius for the defence by Benjamin Bennett Henry Morris, K.C.  South African law casesImage

Cases and life of advocate Henry Harris Morris, including cases such as Daisy de Melcker, Sir Delvis Brougham murder trials and many others. Lived a full life, but died a sad, lonely death.

 

 Speurde Ella EN soos ‘n kosbare kleinood deur Sita. TWEE BOEKE VIR DIE PRYS VAN EEN.speurder ella 001

 

 

 

Arms Deal in your Pocket by Paul Holden South African politicsArms Deal in your pocket 001

“How and why the arms deal has become the poisoned well of South African politics, revealing the roles of people like Shaik, Zuma, Yengeni, and others. “Well researched and bibliography.

 

Drie hoorspele deur N P van Wyk LouwDrie Hoorspele 001

Inleiding deur R H Pheiffer. Van Wyk Louw se drie hoorspele: Die Held; Dagboek van ’n Soldaat en Lewenslyn is geskryf vir die radio en die inleiding bespreek die rol van die hoorspel, en verskaf ook ’n uiteensetting van die drie hoorspele in die boek.

Killing Kebble an Underworld exposed by Mandy Wiener Political corruption Jackie Selei sagaAn underworld exposed 001

The supposed  “assisted suicide in September 2005 of Brett Kebble, a prominent South African mining magnate,  and the top-level investigation that followed  and which  exposed the corrupt relationship between South Africa’s Chief of Police, Interpol President Jackie Selebi and his friend, Glen Agliotti, and an underworld dominated by drug lords, steroid-fuelled bouncers, hit men for hire, an international smuggling syndicate, a dubious security unit moonlighting for the police and sinister self-serving sleuths abusing state agencies, are all included .  Mandy Wiener’s interviews with the perpetrators including  Mikey Schultz, Nigel McGurk, Faizal ‘Kappie’ Smith  and Glen Agliotti, the man once accused of orchestrating the hit, has also provided more insight in the saga. Photos.

REISIGER deur Karel Schoeman fiksieverhaal gebaseer op episode in lewe van LeipoldtDie Reisiger 001

“Die reisiger (oor Leipoldt se winter-ervaringe aan see, 1908-1909, as persoonlike arts van Pullitzer … Besoek: ‘n teks vir beeldradio (1975 het.” Wikipedia

 

Administrative Law in South Africa by Cora Hoexter.Administrative Law in South Africa 001

A successor to Administrative Law, vol 22 of the New Constitutional and Administrative Law, (2002).

 

Ma Weet Mos Nog Briewe van Kleinjan deur Johan van Pletzen Weermag humorMa Weet Mos 001

Volg op Briewe van Kleinjan is ’n humoristiese blik van ’n jong man se wedervaderings in die Weermag.  Van Pletzen se humor word aangevul met prettige illustrasies deur Chris Ebersohn.

 

Thabo Mbeki and the battle for the soul of the ANC by William M Gumede. FIRST EDITIONThabo Mbeki and the battle for the soul of the ANC 001

An insightful description of what goes on behind the scenes of the ANC fight for control. “The information Gumede provides on the ANC’s metamorphosis, some of it revealed for the first time, is invaluable to a more complete understanding of key events in South Africa over the last decade”- Cape Times. “A bold, incisive and controversial portrait that opens avenues to robust debate. A compelling read.” Sunday Independent.

 Wit Oemfaan F A Venter Jeugboek Voortrekkerswit oemfaan 001.jpg

Wit Oemfaan is die verhaal vertel van ‘n Voortrekkerseun wat verdwaal en dan deur die Zoeloes gevind word en ‘n tyd lank tussen die Zoeloes woon. Die verhaal is gebaseer op die ware verhaal van die lewe van Ferdinand Paulus van Gass, wat opgeteken is deur Gustav Preller.

The Beadle South a South African novel by Pauline SmithThe Beadle 001

First published in 1926 this book tells the story of the love, hatred and betrayal in a small, impoverished rural community.

 

Kerspitborduurwerk deur Alma SchwabeKerspitborduurwerk 001

‘n Omvattend, praktiese gids wat kerspit borduurwerk stapsgewyse aan naaldwerksters verduidelik. Dit sluit basiese steke, volkleurfoto’s, motiewe en patrone in vir enige voorwerp van fotorame tot ’n outydse kerspit lappop.

Saartjie se donkie deur Bettie Naude, Saartjie Baumann-reeks nr 4Saartjie se Donkie 001

Saartjie Baumann, met die kuiltjies on  duiweltjies in haar oë, se avonture word  voortgesit in  Saartjie se donkie  toe sy besluit  om vir die dorp se seuns te bewys sy kan beter donkie ry as hulle.

We conclude this blog with a quote from a great leader (Franklin D. Roosevelt) : ” The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today”.

Have a lovely day.

PoggioBooks

Halloween a commercial fest based on a pagan tradition

The word Halloween or Hallowe’en dates to about 1745 and is of Christian origin   and means “hallowed evening” or “holy evening. The Scottish term is    All Hallows’ Eve and is celebrated on 31 October. Like all events, it has become highly commercialised and the mother city does not lack things to do for Halloween, offering ghoulish goings-on such as Trick-or-treating, creepy costumes, tours to haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns for sales,   horror films and all things bone-chilling.

To whet your appetite read:

Haunted by Sian Hall ghosts spirits of South Africa.haunted 001

Haunted incidents in the veld, farms, spectral hoarders, haunted public places, psychic pets, ominous lights, ghosts lost in time haunted houses and ghostly sounds are examined.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/309135718/Haunted_by_Sian_Hall_ghosts_spirits_of_South_Africa_Haunted_incidents_in_the_veld_farms_spectral.html

Andy Warhol Bela Lugosi Dracula the Kiss poster framed rarekiss (2)

Size poster approx.70×108 cm, in black and gilt frame 83x113cm

Condition: excellent, belonged to a discerning art collector for years.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/308733371/Andy_Warhol_Bela_Lugosi_Dracula_The_Kiss_poster_framed_rare.html

Kalahari Rivers of Sand by A Degre et al. Kalahari DesertImage

A spectacular and lavishly illustrated coffee table size book, packed with colour photos and background information, which introduce the reader to the beautiful world of the Kalahari Desert in Africa.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310418232/Kalahari_Rivers_of_Sand_by_A_Degre_et_al_Kalahari_Desert_spectacular_and_lavishly_illustrated.html

Trekking On by Deneys Reitz Boer War journal, First Edition With a preface by the RT HON. J C Smuts. MAPS. Sequel to his book Commando (see listing).London, Faber and Faber, 1933, First edition, 351pImage

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310177273/Trekking_On_by_Deneys_Reitz_Boer_War_journal_First_Edition_With_a_preface_by_the_RT_HON_J_C_Smuts.html

 

Suid – Afrika Waarheen deur Prof. B B Keet Eerste Anti-Apartheid boek in Afrikaans. Sub-titel: ‘n Bydrae tot die besprekings van ons rasseorobleem.Image

(‘n man van gesag in die NGK (en een van die 1933-Bybelvertalers) se boek oor die euwels van Apartheid, wat hewige reaksie uitgelok het.  Daarin verklaar hy onomwonde dat apartheid volgens Christelike beginsels verkeerd was. Geskryf in die tyd van Verwoerd.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310161678/Suid_Afrika_Waarheen_deur_Prof_B_B_Keet_Eerste_Anti_Apartheid_boek_in_Afrikaans.html

Bright Ideas for your home by Per Dalsgaard and Elizabeth Erichsonbright ideas

Step-by-step photographs in colour   and instructions to make stylish, practical furniture and accessories. Black and white illustrations.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/308738301/Bright_Ideas_for_your_home_by_Per_Dalsgaard_and_Elizabeth_Erichson_Step_by_step_photographs_in_colou.html

Goeie maniere en etiket deur Emsie SchoemanGoeie Maniere en Etiket 001

Die immergroen boek van raad vir elke denkbare situasie, van bankette tot begrafnisse, kleredrag, protokol, ens.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/308732397/Goeie_maniere_en_etiket_deur_Emsie_Schoeman.html

Promised Land by Karel SchoemanImage

Originally published in Afrikaans under the title Na die Geliefde land, Translated by Marion Friedmann.  The novel begins with George’s return to the country of his birth, where he hopes to sell the farm he inherited but cannot understand the changes brought about with the new government regime. Futuristic, depressing picture. Condition:  paperback, age yellowing Spine shelf fraying. Futura Publishers, London, 1979 ed.205p.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/308731370/Promised_Land_by_Karl_Schoeman_Originally_published_in_Afrikaans_Na_die_Geliefde_lan.html

Saturday Night at the Palace a Pay in one act by Paul Slabolepszy drama FIRST EDITIONImage

Based on a play by screenwriter Paul Slabolepszy which in turn is based on true story, and set in a fast-food restaurant in a South African suburb. Thought-provoking drama offers insight into the origins of racist tension.AD. Donker Publishers, 1988. 79p. FIRST EDITION

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310183635/Saturday_Night_at_the_Palace_a_Pay_in_one_act_by_Paul_Slabolepszy_drama_FIRST_EDITION.html

Atlas van Nasionale Parke en Reservate van Suid-Afrika met teks deur M RenssenImage

Parke, Toerkaarte, kleur beskrywings, diere volledig weergegee.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/308740148/Atlas_van_Nasionale_Parke_en_Reservate_van_Suid_Afrika_met_teks_deur_M_Renssen_Parke_Toerkaarte_kl.html

No space on Long Street Marshrose two plays by Pieter Dirk Uys   Signed copy. First editionImage

In this a one-man show, Uys presents a variety of characters … all of them the leading actor in their own play. It gives also an insight in the early years of the early years when the Space Theatre opened its doors in Cape Town. No Space on Long Street is a celebration of this era   and also a salute to Long Street where Pieter-Dirk Uys lived and worked   during working years at the Space Theatre, and got to know the people who lived there.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310182060/No_space_on_Long_Street_Marshrose_two_plays_by_Pieter_Dirk_Uys_Signed_copy.html

Nursery Patterns Delton Patten GuideImage

More than 200 lively patters or children adaptable for any occasion and surface from gifts to cakes including designs and pattern graphs.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/309213995/Nursery_Patterns_Delton_Patten_Guide_More_than_200_lively_patters_or_children_adaptable_for_any_occa.html

Trek op die Skerms deur Lydia Lindeque BiografieImage

Lydia Lindeque (Vrou van Uys Krige) is een van dié pioniersvroue van die teater in Suid-Afrika en haar biografie lewer ‘n lewendige en humoristiese prentjie van besoekende teatergeselskappe in die ou dae en persoonlikhede soos die toneelbaas Paul de Groot en   ander bekendes. Geskiedkundige waardevolle wit en swart foto’s.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310172237/Trek_op_die_Skerms_deur_Lydia_Lindeque_Biografie.html

South African Law of Persons and Family Law, Barnard, Cronje, OlivierImage

Paljas deur Chris Barnard die filmdraaiboek

Die sirkustrein bring ‘n nar in die lewens van ‘n gesin en in die mense van ‘n afgelee

Karoodorpie, wat lei tot dramatiese omwentelinge in hul lewens.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/309210301/South_African_Law_of_Persons_and_Family_Law_Barnard_Cronje_Olivier.html

Basjan en Wilhelm en die manne van die Kamp deur Jan Geldenhuys (Getekende kopie).Image

Humoristiese verbeeldingstories oor die “ manne van die kamp”  met name soos Paul Kruger, Barney Barnato, Danie Craven, die Prins van Wallis en ander daarin geweef.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310197644/Basjan_en_Wilhelm_en_die_manne_van_die_Kamp_deur_Jan_Geldenhuys_Getekende_kopie_Humoristiese_verb.html

Jetlag SA Airways in the Andrews Era. By Dennis BeckettJetlag 001

Coleman Andrews was imported to run the SAA between 1998 and 2001 and it seems that even then the SAA was riddled with subterfuge, scandal and overpaid executives.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/309212936/Jetlag_SA_Airways_in_the_Andrews_Era_By_Dennis_Beckett_South_African_Airways_scandal.html

Merklappe in kruissteek deur Riette SteenkampImage

Foto’s in kleur, patrone, instruksies vir kruissteekwerk, vir huwelike, baba-en kinderkamers, die huis, tuin, Kersfees, alfabet en syfers. Koffietafelgrootte.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310211324/Merklappe_in_kruissteek_deur_Riette_Steenkamp_Foto_s_in_kleur_patrone_instruksies_vir_kruissteekwe.html

Odd Koppie of a Veld Fool by Flemming, L AFRICANAImage

Reminiscences, rhymes of life on a farm. Bloemfontein: A. C. White, 1929  203p. First edition.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/309211273/Odd_Koppie_of_a_Veld_Fool_by_Flemming_L_Reminiscences_rhymes_of_life_on_a_farm_Bloemfontein.html

Toy box Leadership by R Hunter and M Waddell Lessons from the toys you loved as a childImage

How your favourite childhood toys have already taught you the secrets of successful leadership and influencing others.

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310211396/Toy_box_Leadership_by_R_Hunter_and_M_Waddell_Lessons_from_the_toys_you_loved_as_a_child.html

Harbours of Memory by Lawrence G Green harbours of memory 001.jpg

“A book of personal experience along South Africans and other romantic waterfronts, odd characters encountered by the author and the strange tales they told.”(Title page).

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/310420007/Harbours_of_Memory_by_Lawrence_G_Green_FIRST_EDITION.html

Thank you for reading this weeks blog.

If you would like to ask any questions or have any queries, it would be most welcome.

All the best

Babsie and John

 

Winter solstice book sale

The 21st of June signals the winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice.

To warm up your nights, we are offering the below choice reads at a 10 percent discount. In order for this discount to apply kindly let us know once your bid is successful that you read the Winter solstice book sale blog.

wolwedans (2)Wolwedans n soort revue deur Hennie Aucamp EERSTE DRUK

“Daar kan drie vlakke in die bundel onderskei word: die revue, ’n “verskeidenheidsprogram”; die wolfsheid van die samelewing; en die verloopte en vereensaamde enkeling. Wolwedans en Hongerblom is in 1974 (saam met Chris Barnard se Mahala) met die WA Hofmeyr-prys bekroon. “http://www.litnet.co.za/hennie-aucamp-1934.

Tafelberg, EERSTE DRUK, 1973, 87pp.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289664098/Wolwedans_n_soort_revue_deur_Hennie_Aucamp_EERSTE_DRUK.html

In een kraal deur Hennie Aucamp Prosa GETEKENDE KOPIE EERSTE UITGAWEImage (2)

‘n Keuse uit die prosa van Hennie Aucamp saamgestel en ingelui deur Eliza Botha.

Tafelberg, EERSTE DRUK, 1979, 207pp. EERSTE UITGAWE

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289664151/In_een_kraal_deur_Hennie_Aucamp_Prosa_GETEKENDE_KOPIE_EERSTE_UITGAWE_n_Keuse_uit_die_prosa_van_Henn.html

Shape of my heart Poem by Sting, Paintings by PicassoImage (2)

Edited by Linda Sunshine and Mary Tiegree. “Shape of My Heart marries the haunting lyrics of pop icon Sting with the mesmerizing images of Pablo Picasso, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. The result is a scintillating look at how the forces of love and desire will enrich and complicate life.” Beautiful coloured Picasso prints.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/290315534/Shape_of_my_heart_Poem_by_Sting_Paintings_by_Picasso.html

Volmink deur Hennie Aucamp Kortverhale. GETEKENDE KOPIEVolmink - Hennie Aucamp

“Hennie Aucamp se kortverhaalbundel Volmink kan beskou word as die eerste gay teks in Afrikaans wat weggebreek het van die verdoeseling en maskering wat die uitbeelding van homoseksualiteit in die ouer literatuur gekenmerk het.” Travestie en gay identiteit in Volmink (1981) van Hennie Aucamp, Andries Visagie).

Tafelberg, EERSTE DRUK, 1981. 86p, GETEKENDE KOPIE

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289662380/Volmink_deur_Hennie_Aucamp_Kortverhale_GETEKENDE_KOPIE.html

Te Glorious Knitting by Kaffe FassettImage

Over 30 colourful, fashionable exclusive patterns by the master of hand-knitted designs

Century Hutchinson publishing Group, 1987, 160p.

Condition: Soft cover, folio size Good, slight water stains on edge.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289896035/Glorious_Knitting_by_Kaffe_Fassett_Over_30_colourful_fashionable_exclusive_patterns.html

Tema en Variasies deur Willem van den Berg RomanImage

Kyk na die stadslewe van Afrikaners en veranderende tradisies.

Nasionale Pers 1947, 313P.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289664770/Tema_en_Variasies_deur_Willem_van_den_Berg_Roman_Kyk_na_die_stadslewe_van_Afrikaners_en_veranderende.html

Finishing Touch by Robin Guild Making the most with the things you own. Excellent DIY BookImage

Innovative, amazing imprint to make your house a home. Colourful illustrations, ingenious ideas and use of worthwhile items.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289905678/Finishing_Touch_by_Robin_Guild_Making_the_most_with_the_things_you_own_Excellent_DIU_Book.html

Groot gebod deur T C Pienaar roman Image

‘n Roman met ‘n godsdienstige boodskap oor hoe om jou medemens by te staan.

Nasionale Boekhandel, 1950, 233p.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289896157/Groot_gebod_deur_T_C_Pienaar_roman_Roman_met_n_godsdienstige_boodskap_oor_hoe_om_jou_medemens_by.html

Boys in Africa Photographs by Andrew Kennedy an African journey mostly in the nudeImage (2)

“… A glorious journey of seven guys together on safari… sharing togetherness, the loneliness and beauty of the African bush.” Sub-heading: by the Reverend Toop with the sounds of Beethoven in the bush.

Alternative Books, Botswana, 1988 approx 100p.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289905784/Boys_in_Africa_Photographs_by_Andrew_Kennedy_an_African_journey_mostly_n_the_nude.html

Wys my waar is Timboektoe deur Hennie Aucamp samesteller ‘n persoonlike reis deur Afrika EERSTE UITGAWEImage

Aucamp se groot Afrika-bloemelesing. Wys my waar is Timboektoe  is “’n  samestelling van tekste van Beroemde en bekende skywers en roep die “gansheid van Afrika” op.

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Spitsuur deur Hennie Aucamp Kortverhale  Spitsuur deur Hennie Aucamp Kortverhale

12 kortverhale wat oor die dood, eensaamheid, seksfrustrasie en oor Hernnie Eucamp as mens gaan.

John Malherbe -Uitgewers, 1972 derde druk. 108p. Klein formaat.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/289907422/Spitsuur_deur_Hennie_Aucamp_Kortverhale_12_kortverhale_wat_oor_die_dood_eensaamheid_seksfrustr.html


Keep warm this winter with our selections of books.

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Take care,

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Books for 1st week of June

“So many good books to read, so little time,” is written on the  wall of my local public library, (Sea Point) which is a hive of activity for children, with working computers, neat shelving and many a humorous Saying, such as “If you refer to you librarian as “my dealer”,  it means that you  are a library addict. We have a variety of  good visitors/ subjects/book reviews monthly, and yesterday we had the pleasure to listen to the entertaining  anecdotes of the well-known journalist and author David Biggs. His message was” If you want to do it, you can fulfill your dreams”

Choice of books for the week:

(Click on the Title of the book which is hyperlinked to Bidorbuy for more information)

Mantis carol by Laurence van der Post Mantis carol by Laurence van der PostImage

A Mantis Carol tells the story of an episode in van der Post’s life that leads him in search of one of the “First People” of his native Africa to Hans Taaibosch, a Bushman from Africa working the circus in modern America, and, which begins with a recurring of a praying mantis a deeply moving conclusion.

 

Januarie-suite deur Antjie Krog DigbundelJanuarie-suite 001

Gedigte   van Antjie Krog met ‘n musiek –tema.    Die gedigte kan as swaarmoedig beskryf word en sommige soos:”’n bundel vir aborsie” ‘n hartbrekend,

Human en Rousseau Uitgewers 1980 uitgawe, 60p.

 

Shaka Zulu: The Rise of the Zulu Empire. E. A. Ritter Image

A comprehensive history of one of the greatest Zulu kings. Photos, maps, illustrations.

Nuwe F.A.K sangbundel  hoofred. D Devilliers

Die derde uitgawe van die bekende Volksangbundel uitgegee in oopdrag van die F.A.K. Sommige liedere wat nie veel aftrek gekry het nie , is weggelaat terwyl nuwe  liedere weer opgeneem is.

Uitgewers: Nasionale Boekhandel, vierde druk, 1966, 518p.

Southern Africa Land of beauty and splendour by T V Bulpin COFFEE TABLE BOOKSouthern Africa land of splendour 001

A beautifully , descriptive and vivid book telling the story of south africa in lively prose  and 190 full colour photographs representing the works of some of the world’s most outstanding photographers.

Readers digest publishers, 4th edition 1978, and 319p. COFFEE TABLE BOOK.

Condition: Hard cover, dust jacket very good condition,

Ongelooflike avonture van Hanna Hoekom deur Marita van der Vyver JeugromanImage

Hanna besluite op 15 jaar om haar biografie te skryf en sluit in haar hoogs disfunksionele, snaakse familie.

Tafelberg Uitgewers 2002, eerste druk. 168p.

 

Cask of Jerepigo sketches and essays  by Herman First editionA Cask of Jerepigo

Short humorous sketches, depicting everything and everybody Herman Charles Bosman encountered, in his unique, conversation-type style.

 

Dancing with John deu/ by Nathaniel Complete cabaret script mostly in Afrikaans. FIRST EDITIONImage (2)

Nathaniël’s 1991 Road trip performing nationwide in his bilingual cabaret Dancing with John. Black and white photographs.

 

Thunder on the Blaauwberg by Lawrence G. Green FIRST EDITIONThunder on the Blaauwberg 001

Stories of exceptional persons in south African history, including the famous air pioneer and prophet, John William Dunne, the prospector Solomon Rabinowitz, the story of alexander Scotland a master spy, Richetersveld personalities, wine of Constantia and many more  narratives. Photographs. Sketches.

Mooiste Afrikaanse Liefdesverhale, saamgestel deur Winnie RousseauImage

Bevat twintig  liefdesverhale , onder ander van  Jan Rabie, Tryna du Toit, Kas van den Bergh, Wim Harman, Henriette Grove en Elsa Joubert.

Human en Rousseau Uitgewers, Tweede druk, 1973, 244p.

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We appreciate your participation.

May 14 – 24

 

May 14, is also Dance Like a Chicken Day. Also known as Chicken Dance Day, the goofy holiday celebrates the silly dance that is accompanied by the Chicken Song or the Chicken Dance Song.

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“The chicken dance is a goofy, but fun party song and dance”

The song, sometimes also known as the Birdie Song, was composed in the 1950s by Swiss composer Werner Thomas. Accompanied by a series of movements, the song soon became popular in the West, especially in the United States, where it was performed at parties and weddings. The dance mimics the movements of a chicken and includes flapping of arms and wriggling of the body.”

GOOD READS FOR THE WEEK:

 Deur die Oog van ’n naald deur Mathews Posa EERSTE DRUK Deur die oog van n naald 001

“Sy gedigte is ’n snelskrif waardeur diep verskuilde gevoelens tot uiting kom: vernedering, woede, verset, triomf en uiteindelike verootmoediging in gebed.” Die uitgewerswoorde  agterop, Die bundel word verdeel in essays,  beskouings en gedigte uit die tyd van ballingskap (1971-1995) en laastens gedigte uit die periode nadat die ANC in 1994 aan bewind gekom het.

Ingesluit persknipsel van bekendstelling van boek 1996 deur Pres Nelson Mandela

Toestand: Baie goed, naam van vorige eienaar op skutblad. TAFELBERG-UITGEWERS Eerste Uitgawe, 1996, 44p.

Cry the Beloved Country the story of comfort in desolation by Alan Paton

 “Cry, the Beloved Country is the moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable” Penguin Books Publishers, 1982 ed. 240p.

Boekreis Ver deur Hennie Aucamp eerste uitgaweBoekreis Ver 001

“’n Boekreis ver bevat sy leeservarings van ’n aantal Afrikaanse skrywers. Hierdie is ’n spesiale publikasie om Tafelberg se veertigste bestaansjaar te vier en die boek is dus nie in die handel beskikbaar gemaak nie. Die opstel waarop die uitgawe gebaseer word, is oorspronklik as praatjie aangebied voor Die Vriende van die Biblioteek in Bellville op 25 Oktober 1990, waarna dit aangevul en uitgebrei is.

Die Lewe is ‘n Grenshotel  deur Hennie Aucamp GETEKENDE KOPIE eerste uitgawelewe is 'n grenshotel

Hennie Aucamp karakteriseer sy bundel Die lewe is ’n Grenshotel, geskryf in kabaretstyl, as “ryme vir Pop en kabaret.” Dit kan as ’n satiriese protes gesien word teen materialisme, ydelheid en onder andere die valsheid van die liefde.

Tafelberg Uitgewers, Eerste Uitgawe 1977, Getekende kopie deur die skrywer. 54p.

Dit Waarom Alles Draai deur Elmarie Koch Rugprobleme GETEKENDE KOPIEDit Waarom Alles Draai 001

‘n Ware verhaal van ‘n vrou se rugprobleem en hoe sy die pyn oorwin het met raad oor rugmoeilikheid. Publiself Uitgewers 2008, 160p plus foto insetsel bladsye.

Toestand: Uitstekend. Hardeband, naam van vorige eienaar op skutblad.

Oud genoeg vir nagbriewe deur Maretha MaartensOud genoeg vir nagbriewe 001

Briewe aan tieners deur Maretha Maartens en praat uit haar hart oor ouerskap, liefde, verhoudings, seerkry en risiko’s en die reels van die liefdespel. Lux Verbi, 1988 uitgawe,   

 

 

This week we would appreciate your assistance in helping to identify the below print (man on couch):

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(It is a limited edition lithograph artist’s name starting with Main…..)

Thank you for reading and please do provide us with your feedback as we wish to interact with all book lovers.

Have a wonderful week.

Poggio Books

May Day -Workers’ Day

1 May is a public holiday to commemorate the working class – the cogs that keep the clock ticking! Also Known as International Workers’ Day the holiday is widely celebrated, with as many as 80 countries honoring the date and what it stands for.  Historically it started with a striking workers protesting in Chicago, which resulted in law officers then proceeded to fire live ammunition at a defenseless crowd of unarmed strikers (sound familiar?). This public holiday serves as a stark reminder to governments of the power of the working class, but there is little to celebrate if you take the high unemployment figures, political chaos, and criminality in mind. But change is coming, as seen by the break-up of the  tripartite alliance, new unions, and public groups joining hands in mass protests. A   promising outcome is the court ruling against the recent nuclear project. 

There is a Chinese curse which says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not we are living in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history.

 Please see our books available that reflect this phase in history:

(Click on the title to follow the hyperlink for further viewing)

Let my People go by Albert Luthuli Autobiographylet my people go 001

Albert Luthuli, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was a great and revered leader of the ANC and this autobiography also portrays him as a Christian which had a profound effect on his activities. His political struggles also encouraged restraint, and his love for his country transcends his loyalty to any racial group. Photo. .

Collins Publishers, London, 1962 third impression, 255p.

Raka die roman deur Koos Kombuis EERSTE UITGAWEraka die roman 001

Raka – die roman ontgin die vrese van die moderne Afrikaner in hierdie oorgangstyd van die oue na die nuwe, van die lokale realisme na ’n virtuele, relatiewe werklikheid.  Die ou gode het gesterf, maar daar is nog geen nuwes om hul plek te neem nie.” Koos Kombuis.

True confessions of an Albino Terrorist by Breyten Breytenbachtrue confessions albinoterrorist 001.jpg

Breyten Breytenbach recalls his seven-year ordeal in prisons in South Africa.

London, Faber and Faber 1989 ed.396p.

 

Strange days indeed by Shaun Johnson political history South Africastrange days indeed 001

A bestseller of 1993, describing the turbulent history of South Africa from insurrection to post-election in the eighties. A hard look at politics and politicians of this era.

 

Ja!  slegs die optimiste sal oorleef! deur Phil BosmansJa slegs die optimiste sal oorleef

Besielende boodskappe, kort en kragtig vir die moderne mens wat omring is van dodelike dosisse geweld, terreur, onreg, geestelike en morele las en die krag van die liefde om te oorwin. Pragtig  geillustreer.
Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy 1991 uitgawe, 126p.

Afdraai: Kroniek deur A H Scholtz.  Kroniek van seermaak en seerkry, van vrede en veranderingafdraai 001

‘n Roman rondom oorlog en omwentelinge in die lewe van Suid-Afrikaners, , vanaf Anglo-Boereoorlog, die instelling van apartheid, en die lief en leed van mense uitgelewer aan hul gemeenskaplike lot. Kwela Boeke Uitgewers, Eerste Uitgawe 1989, 185p.

Thabo Mbeki and the battle for the soul of the ANC by William M Gumede. FIRST EDITIONthabo mebeki 001

A few descriptions of the book, which is an insightful description of what goes on behind the scenes of the ANC fight for control: “The information Gumede provides on the ANC’s metamorphosis, some of it revealed for the first time, is invaluable to a more complete understanding of key events in South Africa over the last decade”- Cape Times

 “A bold, incisive and controversial portrait that opens avenues to robust debate. A compelling read.” Sunday Independent.

 “This book wil set the proverbial cat among the pigeons ….How President Mbeki and the ANC leadership respond to this book will be a test for our new democracy.” Rapport.

 

Rivonias children by Glenn Frankel.  Three families and cost of conscience in white South Africarvonas children 001

Frankel follows the three lives of the three families including Hilda and Rusty Bernstein, Ruth Furst and her husband Joe Slovo and AnnMarie and Harold Wolpe through their struggle, detention and trials in the apartheid era. Jacana Media 1999.

Racists guide to the People of South Africa by Simon Kilpatrickracist guide 001

A humorous look at racism in South Africa. Illustrate with comical sketches.Good Dog Publishers, 2011, 151p

 

Anatomy of South Africa who holds the Power? By Richard Callandanatomy of south Africa 001.jpg

Questions include: who are the most influential men and women in South Africa? What goes on at high-level government meetings?  Who does the president listen to? How influential are spin doctors and the media?  How political are judges? Influence of big business? Is the ANC in control of the government or is the government in control of the ANC? How has the Zuma affair affected the tripartite alliance?  Who are front-runners in the race to be the next president of South Africa?

Suid-Afrika die Oplossing deur Leon Louw en Frances Kendal (Kanton-stelsel regering uiteensetting)oplossing 001

Hersiene en bygewerkte Afrikaanse uitgawe van die nr 1.-verkoper South Africa: the Solution met n voorwoorde deur Marinus Wiechers, vertaal deur Sonia Gouws.

Geskiedkundige agtergrond met ‘n sterk beklemtoning van die Kantonstelsel van regering.

 Amagi-publikasies, eerste  Afrikaanse druk, 1986, 252p.

Emerging African Leadership opportunities and challenges for peace and development

Papers presented at the colloquium hosted in Cape Town by the Desmond Tutu Leadership Academy in collaboration with the Leadership regional Network (Learn) and the Institute of Development Studies. Editorial team G Anderson et al.

Printed by Creda Communications, 2001, 206p.

Today we celebrate the working men and woman of South Africa and wish you a blessed Workers’ Day.

If you have any question or queries (books related) kindly let us know.

 

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Easter Blog – Books

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible. But he consumerist version of Easter – the one with rabbits and eggs  might be a money-spinner, but it does bring families together and reminds us to have a bit of childlike fun and festivity especially when  life is full of fears and the world feels upside down and politically chaotic .

If you’ve been bingeing on chocolate (like I did), try to detox and start eating foods packed full of fibres, protein and healthy fats into your diet. This will help to subside cravings and get your diet back on track and repair the damage done by an excessive amount of sugar.

It also brings out the humour in current situations as this cartoon depicts our situation:

Books for Easter reading:

Griet Kom Weer deur Marita van der Vyver EERSTE UITGAWE.Griet kom weer 001 (2)

Griet Kom Weer hervat die storie van Griet Skryf ‘n Storie, maar 10 jaar later en ‘n nuwe man in haar lewe maar Griet is nog steeds so hartstogtelike, impulsief en lief vir die lewe soos vroeer. Tafelberg- Uitgewers, 2001, Eerste druk, 308p. 

 

Ander Tongval deur Antjie Krog EERSTE UITGAWEander Tongval 001 (2)

Antjie Krog se ‘n Ander Tongval is die vertaling van die topverkoper, A Change of Tongue, in Afrikaans. Krog se eie verhaal, ervarings en herinneringe saamgevat in ‘n humoristiese en onverskrokke boek. Tafelberg Uitgewers, 2005 eerste uitgawe, 411P.

 Ouma Smuts the First Lady of South Africa by Tom McDonald BiographyOuma Smuts 001 (2)

“The authentic story of a rare and simple gifted woman, Mrs. Jan Christiaan Smuts, wife of /field Marshall the Rt Hon. J C Smuts, Prime minister of South Africa.” The story of a woman whose home and family came first. Photos,

Hurst and Blackett, England, {1946} First edition. 127p.

Thunder on the Blaauwberg by Lawrence G. Green FIRST EDITIONThunder on the Blaauwberg 001

Stories of exceptional persons in south African history, including the famous air pioneer and prophet, John William Dunne, the prospector Solomon Rabinowitz, the story of alexander Scotland a master spy, Richetersveld personalities, wine of Constantia and many more  narratives. Photographs. Sketches. Howard Timmins, 1966, 266p. FIRST EDITION So few are Free by Lawrence G. Green

 Zululand Wilderness Shadow and Soul by Ian PlayerZululand wilderness player

 This wildlife story tells of how two men of entirely different culture and backgrounds learns from each other and develop a strong bond of friendship and their interdependency on the environment and the wild life. Their battle against poaching gangs, including initiating the internationally famous capture and translocations of the white Rhino. The setting for Ian Players book is the Umfolozi Game Reserve. With drawings, photos, illustrations. David Philip Publishers, First Edition 1997.

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