Karoo Roads for Christmas!
So your bags are packed
, you're ready to go
, you're humming a folk song from long ago
and you're practically out of the front door on your way to wherever
. Wait. Have you packed
your copy of Karoo Roads
for holiday reading?
Or maybe you decided to have a home Christmas
this year, but you need something to take you far away to other places, other times.
Just grab a drink, a bowl of snacks and head for a quiet nook
in the house where you can settle down with your copy of Karoo Roads.
Are you stressing about a last-minute present
for a partner, a friend or a family member? No need to join the shopping queues - just e-mail Julienne du Toit at firstname.lastname@example.org
and you're sorted.
The most valuable book reviews
an author could ever get are ones that come from the readers
, and the first wave of reaction to Karoo Roads
is in. We at Karoo Space
are thrilled and, by popular demand, are planning Karoo Roads II
Your December Newsletter menu:
Karoo Roads: What Readers Say
A selection of quotes and comments from readers
who have just received their copies of Karoo Roads
, rather eccentrically wrapped for extra courier protection
in old newspapers, supermarket fliers and travel brochures.
Photographs of the book
have recently been taken at exotic restaurants,
home sitting rooms,
in the Cape vineyards
, at a double book festival
(one live, intimate event here in Cradock and the other large and online) and are appearing on social media.
Read, amongst two dozen other sets of comments, Alan Duggan's hilarious conversation
with a friend's wife, who claims her husband has "devoured the book and is now teaching everybody about the Karoo".
The Fun of a Farmstay
Karoo Farmstays, once the Cinderella of Domestic Tourism, have become very popular with travelling families. At last, South Africans have caught on to a tourism asset that has been around for decades.
There's simply nothing to beat waking up early on a Karoo farm.
Ten Lovely Karoo Parks
Another selection of outdoor destinations
that promise big skies, seclusion and escape
from the city noise.
Steel Wheels of the Karoo
Wherever you go in the Karoo, you're bound to come across a windpump creaking in the breeze. Listen to it bring water up from the depths, stand back and photograph it with clouds and, if the dam is full, ask the farmer if you can take a quick dip. Relax - you're in the Karoo!