Special memoirs that will move you
The Boy From The Wild by Peter Meyer with Graham Spence (R155, self-published, Amazon) In this beautiful tribute, The Elephant
Whisperer coauthor Spence shares his friend Meyer’s childhood memories growing up in Karkloof Valley Nature Reserve in KZN. It highlights the bond between Meyer and his father James, and their shared love for the African wilderness. Tsk-Tsk: The Story Of A Child At Large by Suzan Hackney (R250, Jonathan Ball Publishers) In this frank autobiography, Hackney tells of her adoption in the ’60s in Pietermaritzburg and the cruelty and emotional abuse inflicted on her by her adoptive mother. Aged 13 she is made a ward of the state and her life spirals out of control. A revealing read. Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber (R285, Jonathan Ball Publishers) The musical-theatre genius shares stories from his childhood growing up as the son of bohemian parents in London, and the influence his eccentric relatives, including his grandmother and aunt, had on his life and career. A must-read for fans of his musicals.