Category Archive: Book Review

Feb 16

Stern Utility

Review by Mark NormanThe wood and iron architecture of NatalFrom the beginning of time all buildings were handmade, created by skilled craftsmen who made their own tools, often from the very materials used in the build. Until the Industrial Revolution that is…A revolution based on the irresistible power of harnessed steam which in the custody …

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Jan 09

Alas Poor Little Colony

Review by Mark NormanVolume IIIDurban’s heart has always been the bay, described by many early explorers and adventurers to Natal as one of the most beautiful natural maritime refuges in the world.  Ringed with verdant green mangrove forests, the air filled with myriad birds and the sandy shores holding back teaming herds of game, it …

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