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Great reads and a bottle of vino…

Great reads and a bottle of vino…

The perfect reads for a relaxing day or two with a great bottle of wine.

With pineapple, lime and honey on the nose, and gooseberry, quince and peach on the palate, Avondale’s Anima Chenin Blanc 2015 combines bright fruit with balanced acidity and elegant minerality, so it’s no surprise it’s a perfect wine for pairing with food – working beautifully with everything from charcuterie to duck dishes. This truly exceptional wine, made only with Chenin Blanc, is also wonderful to enjoy on its own. You can drink it now, but it has great potential for ageing. Around R235 per bottle. Details: www.avondalewine.co.za; Twitter @AvondaleWine; visit Avondale Wine on Facebook; and follow avondalewinesa • When a 96-year-old Cuban woman shoots a Ku Klux Klan official at a Key West rally in 1993, all she will say is, ‘I did it’. Vanessa Lafaye was inspired to write At First Light by real events that took place there between 1919 –1921. In Lafaye’s story, mixed race Alicia Cortez arrives in Key West from Cuba in 1919. At the same time, damaged war hero John Morales returns home from Europe. They fall in love at a time of racial segregation … then the Ku Klux Klan comes to town with horrific results. The story weaves together a decades-old injustice and the consequences of a promise made as the sun rose on a dark day in American history. Unputdownable. Orion, R322 • In 1958 Lizzie spends a summer with the wealthy Shaw family when her mother is ill. They treat her as one of their own and it’s an influence that could be dangerous. Adele believes she knows everything about her mother, Elizabeth, until a stranger appears after Elizabeth’s unexpected death, claiming to be Adele’s sister. In My Mother’s Shadow, Nicola Scott has woven an intriguing story of secrets that Adele needs to unravel if she is ever to discover the truth about everything she thought she knew about her early life. Headline, R175.

 

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