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I have been reading since before I can remember. When I was a child we moved towns every two years or so, which doesn’t help when it comes to making friends. I discovered that a book can be a comfort and a joy.

I started with Enid Blyton and AA Milne, and went on to Richmal Crompton’s William books (at the time the only books in the children’s library in Walvis Bay.) Then there was Anne of Green Gables

I was Books Editor of the Cape Argus and Weekend Argus for about 15 years, and I’m rarely without a book. Mostly I read real books, but a Kindle gives you instant access to books that might not be in the local bookshops. And it’s good for travelling.

I read for about 45 minutes each morning before breakfast, and usually before I go to bed. Sometimes I’m reading more than one book at a time, especially if one of them is a bit dry. Then the before-bed book might be light relief.

  • The picture at the top of pages on the site was taken by Sarah Davey. The row of “books” is one wall of a museum dedicated to the Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarson in Hali.
  • The site was built with the help of Renee Moodie.