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Too Late the Phalarope
by Alan Paton | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingStoepbrakwing of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 5/11/2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Stoepbrak): travelling

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Journal Entry 1 by wingStoepbrakwing from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Friday, May 11, 2012

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Synopsis (Credit: Back cover)

'So we drove back to Venterspan when the sun was almost down ...

'And the world was full and the world was filled with beauty and terror. And darkness came over the grass country, and over the continent of Africa, and over man's home and the earth, and over us all. And the sun went down, and never rose again.'

An extract from Alan Paton's second novel.

(Bought second-hand at Book Wise Exchange, High Street, Bellville.) 

Journal Entry 2 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, April 30, 2015

8 out of 10

Alan Paton is an excellent observer and storyteller. He can pick up and describe nuances that immediately ring true. This account of life in a small town in South Africa at the height of apartheid is no different.

Times change, history rolls out a new carpet. Human nature, displayed on different fault lines and with modified common wisdom, remains essentially the same.

Many authors have written with these circumstances as background. Few came up with books that are as readable as Paton's. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingStoepbrakwing at The Fugard Theatre, Caledon St in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, September 07, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/10/2015 UTC) at The Fugard Theatre, Caledon St in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa


To be left in the foyer as part of Cape Town's 5th Open Book Festival.

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