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70 BEST BOOKS (article first published : 2001-11-10)

The festive season’s 70 best books have been hand-selected for Publishers’ Choice 2001.

Exclusive Books have chosen these books from the hundreds of new titles on offer from the world’s leading publishers and assembled them in a catalogue that has a book to suit every taste. The list offers fine English and Afrikaans fiction as well as excellent South African and international humour, Also included is a range of business, science, sport, travel, history and lifestyle and biography as well as a children’s catalogue.

Africa: An Artist’s Journal by Kim Donaldson (R254) is a beautifully illustrated coffee table production and National Geographic’s Africa by John Reader promises the ultimate superb photographic journey of the continent.

The Zebra Register of South African Artists and Galleries 2001 (R284) is a beautifully produced, comprehensive and cross-referenced directory of art galleries as well as of living and exhibiting South African artists and examples of their work.

For those who like good quality food and drink, there’s The Monday to Sunday Cookbook by Phillippa Cheifitz (R123); The New World of Wine from the Cape of Good Hope by Phyllis Hands & Dave Hughes (R299) and Marie Claire Food and Drink by Michelle Cranston (R148).

Humour is contained in Eccentric South Africa by Pat Hopkins (R143); Roctails by Rocco de Villiers (R123) and Robert Kirby’s viciously funny Songs of the Cockroach.

For stylish living there’s Eight Styles/AGT Style by Karen Roos (R143) and enthusiastic gardeners will delight in Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants by Pitta Joffe (R184).

The Complete Guide to Digital Photography by Michael Freeman (R354) will be of much benefit for those moving into this fascinating technology.

A Publisher’s Choice magazine is freely available at all Exclusive Books stores. It also offers customers chances to win R17,000 book vouchers for themselves and to nominate a library who may win the Publishers’ Choice selection of 70. Entries close December 31 and Durban has Exclusive Books stores at La Lucia Mall, the Pavilion in Westville, Durban Airport and Gateway.




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