Something new has hit the shelves (no it’s not a lost pigeon struggling to find the open window), it’s the latest offering from Rob Van Vuuren, Danielle Bischoff and Lauren Fowler!
Florence and Watson and the sugarbush mouse is a whimsical South African story told (in English, Afrikaans and IsiXhosa) by Florence and Watson, two honey badgers who use rhythm and rhyme to tell the story of Petal – the sugarbush mouse who saves her village with her unique talents. The little striped mouse undergoes a transformative journey, discovering her hidden talent that is set to save Sugarbush Mountain and the Proteas that grow there. This is a story filled with magic and laughter and is the ultimate must read for families everywhere.
We at Xavier Nagel Agencies are very proud to announce that we are fully prepared for the zombie apocalypse! We are not only reading the amazing self help books penned by Lee Herrmann, but we are also distributing them and thus ensuring that as many people as possible know what to do and who to eat.
If you need to know what to do while stuck watching your friends prepare the afternoon braai without meat in sight, or if you want to know if Zombie green is in this season or you’re wondering if you still need to wait 12 hours at Home Affairs for your unabridged birth certificate (when you are technically dead), then The South African zombie apocalypse survival guide is a must read.
Journal of a South African zombie apocalypse is an intriguing journal written by a sixteen year old which is recovered five years after the apocalypse. A father and his two sons leave the comfort of their home in Pretoria seeking sanctuary away from raiders, religious zealots and zombies. They travel across the country towards Robben Island and in their quest they befriend fellow survivors who encourage them to face this brave new apocalyptic world. Will this family survive against the largest battle known to man….a fight against the walking dead?
Let’s not forget Zombie ZA which is an essential guide on how to act undead in South Africa. This book is filled with tips on how to appear normal; which includes how to avoid having to eat cooked food, how to brush off odd questions and provides support to those eagerly waiting for the apocalypse. This guide helps you to gently break the news to your family and is crucial to your suburban survival.
We at Xavier Nagel Agencies have left the comfort of sand between our toes, the warmth of the sun on our faces and the smell of fresh sea air and…. returned to reality. We are back in the office and eager to see what 2017 has in store for us!
We hope our customers have had a relaxed and fulfilling festive season and look forward to serving you again this year.
You’re alive. Then you’re dead. Then alive again…?
Being a zombie in modern day South Africa comes with its own set of problems. How do you act at a braai? How do you tell your family?
Zombie ZA is your guide to coping with being undead in SA, while biding your time until that pesky Apocalypse catches up with you. Stuffed with tips for the recently reanimated and tricks for the undead, we help you to hide in plain sight without anyone noticing that you’re dying to take a bite out of them!
Let the Apocalypse begin!
All in an easy-to-understand volume for the living impaired!
The long awaited launch of Prunings by Helen Moffett is tacking place this week!
Thursday 10 November 2016
David Krut Projects Cape Town
Montebello Design Centre, Newlands, Cape Town
uHlanga and David Krut Projects invite you to an evening of poetry and art in Newlands, featuring a reading from our latest published poet, Helen Moffett, and a very special guest, the performance poet Shirmoney Rhode.
David Krut Projects will be selling Helen’s collection, ‘Prunings’, Shirmoney’s collection, Nomme 20 Delphi Straat (published by Modjaji Books) well as other uHlanga collections.
Free entry and delicious sponsored wine from Zandvliet!
Last night I was privileged to meet one of my favourite authors, Karen Jennings, who’s latest offering (Travels with my father-An autobiographical novel) was launched at the eclectic Book Lounge in Cape Town.
Jennings who holds Master’s degrees in both English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a truly humble person.
During the long anticipated interview she answered the questions quietly as if trying not to draw attention to herself and although some questions were asked with certain intelligent answers in mind, Jennings replied as if she were sitting and chatting with a friend and gave brief and direct, yet profound details about her writing process.
One of my highlights of her interview was when she provided advice to writers in the audience saying: “Writing is hard work, you need days in your pajamas where you don’t comb your hair, you need lots of tea and naps.”
Jennings read two extracts from her book which is based on the life of her father and his influence on her life. In the footsteps of her father, Jennings travels the world where the relationship between members of the family is sensitively recorded.
The book examines Jennings life between losing her father and falling in love. It is a tale of humour, sadness, history and ultimately learning to grieve, love and how to fit the past into the present.
It is beautifully written and immensely satisfying to read. I would recommend this book to old and young alike….what are you waiting for? Go and buy it!
On Wednesday the 26th of October the latest offering from the very talented Nicky Elliot and Yvette Wilsenach ‘The Coffee Route 2017’ was unveiled to the public at an incredible location (Haas) which is both a coffee and art shop and home to Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world as well as Death Wish which has 200% more caffeine than a normal cup of coffee.
In their updated Coffee Route book, Nicky and Yvette have added another sixteen coffee shops around Cape Town. If you, like me are a lover of all things caffeine related…this book is for you. The Coffee route begins in the City Bowl, leads you through the Atlantic Seaboard, bends around the peninsula, visits a
few extravagant and quirky suburbs and then brings you into the greater Cape Town area, where coffee can be found in the hands of businessmen and women rushing to work, students congregating outside the university discussing the professors snore worthy lecture, and Moms in gym gear holding a take away coffee in one hand while pushing their child in the pram, controlling the dogs leash, sending an sms, opening the car door and taking a bite of their energy bar all at the same time.
The greatest thing about coffee is that it’s universal. No matter what language you speak (or pretend not to speak) we all understand the amazing gift that is caffeine. Whether you are looking for day trip ideas, Christmas presents or just a coffee table accessory The Coffee Route 2017 is a must have! Packed with information (including where to find wi fi and parking), beautiful images, maps and suggestions of historical sites to visit while en route makes this book a winner.
Get your copy of The Coffee Route 2017 today and enjoy the adventure!