ISBN 9781991240323
Pages 266
Dimensions 210x148 mm
Published 2024
Publisher Hands-On Books, South Africa
Format Paperback

Through a dragonfly eye

A Memoir

by Jenny Hobbs

Jenny’s compelling South African memoir chronicles her journey from childhood during World War Two to a busy freelance career as a journalist and novelist. With humour, tenderness and love for her family and country, she reflects on the many facets of her life as an author, giving fascinating insights into the writing process. Among Jenny’s lasting legacies are her decades-long drive to promote reading as the essential skill for a good education, and her role as one of the co-founders of the Franschhoek Literary Festival, of which she was Director for four years.

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About the Author

Jenny Hobbs

JENNY HOBBS learnt her craft over 30 years as a freelancer on magazines and newspapers. She has published 14 books, including eight novels (four also published in Germany), two collections of quotations, and four non-fiction books. In 2019 Jenny was awarded a gold Molteno Medal for Lifetime Services to South African Literature. She lives in Cape Town.