Author

 
Maureen Brady

Maureen Brady

Maureen Brady has worked for the Mail & Guardian for about 12 years as a proofreader, but also contributes occasional book reviews and travel pieces. She wrote on food and gardening for the now defunct M&G Leisure magazine and on travel and environmental issues for Earthyear magazine while it was part of M&G Media.
    Soaring on memories
    Soaring on memories
    TUMULT IN THE CLOUDS: Stories from the South African Air Force 1920-2010 compiled by Dean Wingrin (30° South Publishers and...
    The soothing sounds of silence
    The soothing sounds of silence
    There I was, bogged down in the daily grind of living in Jozi, battling through the usual traffic snarl-up because one particular set of traffic...
    End of the beginning
    End of the beginning
    In 1980 an unlikely first-time author published the first book in a series, Earth's Children, that would make her one of the bestselling...
    Not my type
    Not my type
    Convention, in the sense I'm using it, means an accepted rule or usage. Not all conventions last forever, of course. Men, for instance, no longer...
    Where did it all begin?
    Where did it all begin?
    A search for origins: Science, history and south Africa's 'cradle of humankind'edited by Phillip Bonner, Amanda Esterhuysen and Trefor...
    Probing secret histories
    Probing secret histories
    Many of us harbour a fascination with maps, a legacy of childhood reading, writes Maureen Brady.
    True love prevails
    True love prevails
    DVDs OF THE WEEK: Maureen Brady delves into One Night with the King, a biblical Cinderella story.
    Accidental tourists
    Accidental tourists
    Armchair travellers who miss their weekly voyeuristic jaunt in the Chilli Pepper can now revisit the places and faces of the second season, thanks...
    Celebrating our cities
    Celebrating our cities
    World Environment Day first held in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human...
    Walking with elephants
    Walking with elephants
    Before the start of the summer rainy season, the Klaserie river is more a lush reed bed than a body of moving water, although it retains a number...
    A glimpse of heaven
    A glimpse of heaven
    Located about 270km up the N7 from Cape Town, this private reserve lies against the north-eastern boundary of the enormous public wilderness area...
    A fish called wonder
    A fish called wonder
    A recurring refrain in discourses about the state of South African education is that the school system is not producing enough matriculants with...