Izak du Plessis’s non-fiction dive into the fascinating if mortifying world of Afrikaans scoundrels, crooks and high rollers should also have been published in English. To those Afrikaans speakers who can read Boereverneukers – Afrikaanse swendelaars, swierbolle en swerkaters (there’s a mouthful!) it is undoubtedly a tasty treat of “Yellow Journalism” – though it has been thoroughly researched, and many of the facts are from serious, established newspapers, investigative journalists, court documents and so on. 965 more words
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The U.S. government now poses the greatest threat to our freedoms…More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, even more than the perceived threat posed by any single politician, the U.S.
The masterfully told story of 12 volatile days in the life of Chicago, when an aviation disaster, a race riot, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational child murder roiled a… 59 more words
Scoundrels is an incredibly funny comic novel that tells the story of two disreputable spies, Majors Cornwall and Trevelyan. Their daring, outrageous and surreal escapades begin at public school in the 1930s and stretch through the Second World War and beyond. 1,710 more words