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  1. 1. lifestyle | 02 Mar 2015

    Mighty Egypt

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    By Bernard Trink, Newspaper section: Life

    » Octogenarian Wilbur Smith, African born and bred, has been penning African-set novels for more than half his life. He has no rivals — his own critics label him the top historical adventure author in the business.

  2. 2. lifestyle | 16 Feb 2015

    One-off

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    By Bernard Trink, Newspaper section: Life

    » Authors and publishers are still experimenting with their craft. Centuries and modern print-face, bigger and smaller print, over and under 100 chapters, chapters numbered and not, spaces instead of chapters, single and d...

  3. 3. lifestyle | 09 Feb 2015

    Right vs Justice

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    By Bernard Trink, Newspaper section: Life

    » It would be only a slight exaggeration to say that Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks of the North Yorkshire Police is as well known in the UK in this day and age as London private detective Sherlock Holmes was a centu...

  4. 4. lifestyle | 02 Feb 2015

    Film version awaits

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    By Bernard Trink, Newspaper section: Life

    » Arriving on the literary scene in 1990, American Patricia Cornwell has penned a book every year since. Though she hasn’t a medical degree, her crime novels that focus on forensic medicine are so accurate that she’s regar...

  5. 5. lifestyle | 26 Jan 2015

    An honest lawyer

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    By Bernard Trink, Newspaper section: Life

    » This reviewer doesn't know how good a lawyer John Grisham is. Certainly he's no Clarence Darrow, whose winning cases are still talked about a century later. But Darrow didn't pen courtroom dramas, while Gr...

  6. 6. lifestyle | 05 Jan 2015

    The assassin as hero

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    By Bernard Trink, Newspaper section: Life

    » Every country needs heroes, men, women and teachers to hold up and be proud of, for children to emulate, to celebrate their feats. Extolled in books and movies, if not so heroic in real life, legends are built around the...

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