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Lore of Nutrition: Challenging Conventional Dietary…

Jacket Notes: Tim Noakes on his new book, Lore of Nutrition: Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs

Published in the Sunday Times

Lore of Nutrition: Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs
Tim Noakes and Marika Sboros
Penguin Random House, R290

In July 2015, I became one of …

We turn the tables in this episode of AmaBookaBooka …

When the interviewer becomes the interviewed... Listen to Jonathan Ancer discuss Spy on AmaBookaBooka

We turn the tables in this episode of AmaBookaBooka - the interviewer becomes the interviewed; the griller the grilled; the question asker, the answer giver. …

KwaZulu-Natal is culturally rich, offering a wide range of writers…

"Reading takes you on a metaphorical journey, and now you can get up and go on a real one." - Co-author of A Literary Guide to KwaZulu-Natal, Lindy Stiebel

KwaZulu-Natal is culturally rich, offering a wide range of writers - writing mainly in English and Zulu - who are linked through their lives and …

’n Spieël is ’n vreemde ding, want in ’n spieël…

Franz Marx se eerste roman tref die rakke!

’n Spieël is ’n vreemde ding, want in ’n spieël leef ’n koue leuen; alles is andersom, verkeerdom en plat. Regs is links en links …

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