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AROUND AND ABOUT (article first published : 2004-08-26)

Launched this week in Durban was Around and About - Memoirs of a South African newspaperman by Michael Green. Editor of the Daily News, Durban, for 15 years, he was editor-in-chief of the Sunday Tribune for three years. In retirement he writes about music and wine and has been much involved in cultural and educational matters.

Around and About is a humorous, wry, critical and, sometimes, nostalgic look at people and events in South Africa over the past half century by one of the country’s longest-serving newspaper editors.

In these memoirs Michael Green writes about the famous and infamous, the admirable and not so admirable characters he encountered during his long career: politicians, musicians, sportsmen, actors, lawyers and, of course, journalists in a variety of situations. Rich in anecdote and information, Around and About is a valuable contribution to the story of South Africa in the twentieth century and an entertaining and enjoyable read.

The soft cover book is published by David Philip and retails at R140. ISBN 0-86486-660-7

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