Pat Schwartz

Page-turners for smaller hands

Whether it's rollicking capers or sweet, feel-good tales they're after, young readers are spoilt for choice.

Porcelain’s cup runneth over

Liesel Trautman decided she wanted to create an art form that could be both beautiful and practical, nourishing both spirit and body.

Culinary software amid the hardware

It was love at first bite — the delicate, shell-shaped, citrusy sponge melted in my mouth and I knew why Proust had made the madeleine famous.

It’s all about the right words

Latest releases on South African shelves prove that if youngsters have material they enjoy, they will read.

Addictive reading just for teens

Pupils are gobbling up books written just for them, and learning a thing or two along the way.

Home-made fresh from the Factory

Delicious products under the label Pasta Factory are ubiquitous in Cape Town, found everywhere from the popular Biscuit Mill market to upmarket delis.

Just for the kids

Hot off the press from Jacana is a new crop of local books for read-to-mes.

Tweens and teens and adult themes

Young adult readers will find a satisfying crop of new holiday reads, both local and international, on the shelves of local bookstores this summer.

Fugard in fine form with tender new play

The Blue Iris, a new work from the pen of 80-year-old Athol Fugard, is as delicate and finely detailed as the flower from which it takes its name.

Blast from the past

The talented, eccentric, heavy-drinking and often tragic ghosts of 1950s Sophiatown are haunting the Market Theatre.

A time-twisting double act

A new series of books uses local history as a way to hook young readers.

Lures to hook young readers

Despite some ­unfortunate gaps, there are many local books to keep the youngsters entertained this holiday season.

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