Glamour (South Africa) - - Glamour Time Out - The Book of Aron by Jim Shep­ard (Quer­cus; R196)

Aron is a nine-year-old Pol­ish boy who wants to mis­be­have, ex­plore the world and grow up. But the year is 1939 and Aron is Jewish, which means he and his fam­ily soon find them­selves cold, starv­ing, dis­eased and sen­tenced to a slow death in the War­saw Ghetto. There can only be a heart­break­ingly cruel out­come to this story, and yet the dark hu­mour and hu­man­ity that shine through make for a pro­foundly com­pas­sion­ate and ut­terly grip­ping mas­ter­work.

Gar­den, CBD; 021 423 2919

A part of the famed Madame Zin­gara group, Com­pany’s Gar­den Restau­rant of­fers re­laxed din­ing in a spec­tac­u­lar set­ting, with an out­door area that’s ideal for fam­i­lies and pets. Try the fish of the day with roast veg (R130) or creamed chicken penne with red pep­pers and rocket (R80).

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