Venture into the mysterious world of the congo river
Vernon RL Head Jacana
IN 2014, the author took the book world by storm with his hit, The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World, a sell-out success. This time around we venture deep into the mysterious world of the Congo River, the Great Dancing Road.
We meet Chrisnelt, a young Congolese boy who grows into manhood shaped by the huge leaves held in the branches of tropical forests, while battling a ravaged world of greed and death.
A novel of profound beauty, this powerful story at the edge of damnation portrays a reflection of us, through the eyes of a birdwatcher, who sees wings fly like escaping leaves on streams of eternal water and air for all. Helen Jukes Scribner
HELEN Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politics and temporary addresses – disconnected, stressed. Struggling to settle into her latest job and home in Oxford, she realises she needs a change to create a meaningful life for herself. Friends give her a colony of honeybees and Helen embarks on a year of bee-keeping. As she grapples with her role in the delicate, aweinspiring ecosystem of the hive, the very act of bee-keeping seems to open up new perspectives, deepen friendships old and new and make her world come alive.
A beautifully wrought meditation on responsibility and care, on vulnerability and trust, on forging bonds and breaking new ground. Norman Eisen Headline Book Publishing
Eisen moved into the US ambassador’s residence in Prague, he returned to the land his mother fled after the Holocaust. In the palace he discovered swastikas painted inside the furniture. It sparked a compelling story about the remarkable people who had lived in the house.
The Jewish financial baron who built the palace; the conflicted Nazi general who put his life at risk for the house; the postwar US ambassador struggling to save the palace and Prague from communist hands; and Eisen’s own mother, whose life demonstrates how those without power and privilege moved through history. A book that reveals how we never live far from the past.