Elephant survival is at the heart of what Sue Grant-Marshall describes as, ‘ one of the most beautiful, comprehensive, narrative and photographic books I’ve yet seen on elephants. But, is The Last Elephants by Don Pinnock and Colin Bell ( Struik) a prophetic title? – I hope not,’ says Sue.
She also reviewed North Facing ( Jonathan Ball) by Tony Peake, ‘ an exquisite novel of awakening and atonement set mainly in Pretoria.’ An American Marriage ( Oneworld) won author, Tayari Jones, the ( British) Women’s Prize for Fiction recently. ‘ It centres on an appalling miscarriage of justice in which a clever, young black American husband is wrongly accused of rape and jailed. You’ll not sleep until you’ve finished it,’ says Sue.
She lavished praise on Dance of the Dung Beetles,(Wits University Press) and their role in our changing world, by Marcus Byrne and Helen Lunn. ‘Without these beetles our planet would be completely different and a lot less safe,’ says Sue.