To­tal re­call

Sunday Times - - News Table Talk -

Pi­eter-Dirk Uys’s mem­oir, The Echo of a Noise, re­calls his child­hood and his fam­ily: his for­bid­ding and mu­si­cally driven fa­ther; his bril­liant but de­pressed mother; his sis­ter the child prodigy; and his sec­ond mother, San­nie Abader, who worked in the Uys house­hold. The book also fea­tures his Afrikaner ma­tri­arch, “Paarlse ouma”, and his strudel-bak­ing Ger­man ouma, his friend­ship with Sophia Loren, his in­ven­tion of Evita Bezuiden­hout, and the joys and sor­rows of his re­mark­able life.

The Echo of a Noise: A Mem­oir of Then and Now (also avail­able in Afrikaans as Weerklink van ’n Wan­klank) is pub­lished by Tafelberg (R280) and will be in stores on Oc­to­ber 22

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