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Binding author quotes 1The Binding by Bridget Collins

The Times, Patricia Nicol

Bridget Collins has written seven young adult (YA) novels, but her intense, immersive historical fantasy The Binding is her first aimed at an adult audience. Initially, I wondered what defined it as a grown-up read: its protagonists are young and their involving adventure is recounted through three ardent first-person narratives.

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Calm the fuck downCalm the F**k Down

The No F**ks Given Guides

Make every minute count: Summer is such a precious commodity, it would kill me to waste it being late—whether to the beach, a cruise down the Thames, or Act I of Shakespeare in the Park. But then again, I’m a very punctual person. Are you? If not, my guess is that’s because you don’t have a solid idea of how long it takes you to do things like “getting ready to go out” or “leaving work—which is why, in my Get Your Sh*t Together Journal, I give you space to write in a daily task and then record how long it takes you to do it, every day for a week.

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realInterview with Real Meal Revolution Author, Jonno Proudfoot


This a smaller-format black-and-white book and it’s completely “how-to”-focused – a handbook to help you to Bant as effectively as possible. Basically we’ve taken three years of Banting feedback from thousands of our readers and customers and refined the Real Meal Revolution diet to its most practical, workable form.

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Enemy of the People00Enemy of the People

news24, Pieter du Toit & Adriaan Basson

Shortly after being offered the position of minister in exchange for culling SAA’s Mumbai route, Mentor made an appointment with then SAA CEO, Siza Mzimela. She asked her how long it would take to cultivate an international airline route.

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Winnie MandelaThe Resurrection Winnie Mandela

news24, Sisonke Msimang

Nelson is allowed only one thirty-minute visit a year. When you see him there is no contact allowed – just your fingers on thick glass and his hand up as though to touch yours. It will be years before you can feel his skin again.

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Always Another CountryAlways Another Country

The New York Times, Lovia Gyarkye

Msimang’s parents believed in an exceptional South Africa, one whose future would be free of injustice. Their daughter learns not to see the world this way. In Canada, a boy in her grade-school class calls her an African monkey, and a group of white girls with whom she became close abruptly exclude her.

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Last HurrahThe Last Hurrah


Smuts's world was rapidly falling apart. Typically, Gandhi had told Mrs Pandit before she left India that it was important that, whatever the outcome of events at the UN, she must come back as a friend of Field- Marshal Smuts. It says much for the respect that Gandhi and Smuts had for one another, despite their political differences, that he should have said such a thing. It had not been possible. 

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Real MealThe Real Meal Revolution

TimesLive, Staff Reporter

Chef and athlete Jonno Proudfoot is the co-author of the first Banting cookbook The Real Meal Revolution. He's currently working on his fourth book, which he wants to be seen as a delicious cookbook before it's seen as a Banting book.

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Across BoundariesDoes Naspers still have a soul?

news24, Ton Vosloo

On my appointment as managing director of Nasionale Pers in 1984, I inherited the company's commitment to support the National Party. My first Christmas and New Year's message to employees in 1984 still attested to the spirit of a company that was dedicated to a cause: 'Naspers people are always asked: why is your company what it is? The answer is simple: we believe in our people and our people believe in us. The 'cause' still matters and carries the most weight, regardless of how diverse we are.'

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Lethal WhiteLethal White

The Times, J

At first glance, Robert Galbraith’s new novel has the length and complexity of Victorian fiction, not to mention a cast of grotesques worthy of Dickens. Just for starters, there’s a possibly psychotic young man who claims to have witnessed a murder, and a Tory cabinet minister who is being blackmailed by a couple of hard-left activists.

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