Wednesday, 19 March 2014



318 Pages
Retail Price: R189-00 (Incl. VAT)
Publication Date: November 2013
ISBN Number: 9781920609450
Genre: Fiction

Description of Book:
A woman with a past, a city with a future, a soccer team chasing glory.

          Amidst the tension surrounding the run-up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa, one woman discovers her husband is having an affair, another meets up with a university sweetheart and a third heads for a nervous breakdown.  Who is the man at the centre of the drama, and does he get to keep his gold?

Who the book is for:
Are you toying with the idea of reinventing yourself but haunted by the thought that your life could end up tasting like a failed casserole or looking like a bleach job gone wrong?  You'll relate well to Jeannie Parker.  Where your relationships have worn tired, you seek ways to revitalise them.  When you're not scrambling to meet work deadlines, helping the kids with applications for car licences and college, or looking after the needs of elderly parents, you're dreaming big dreams…  Because you firmly believe that, if others have found happiness, so can you.

About the Author:
Leanne Hunt was born in Durban, South Africa.  She began penning poetry at the age of nine and conceived her dream of writing novels early in high school.  Her inspiration came from visiting libraries with thousands of books arranged invitingly on sturdy wooden shelves, and checking out an armful of those books to read at home.

          Notwithstanding the fact that she became legally blind at the age of seventeen, she studied for and obtained an Honours degree with distinction in English from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  Today, her reading material comes in the form of audio cassettes, CDs and digital downloads, but her enthusiasm to write and captivate the hearts of readers is as strong as ever.

          Leanne currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two daughters.  A qualified crisis counsellor, she believes the loss of her sight has given her a deep compassion for other people.  Her interests include psychology, spirituality and the way that stories can bring about a more conscious engagement with the world.

Writing experience:
Leanne Hunt began her writing career as a freelance journalist, with articles appearing in Scope, True Love and Esther magazines, as well as The Daily News.  She worked as an advertising copywriter at Paton Tupper in Durban, and as a PR editor at Seymour van Biljon in Pretoria.  While living in Piet Retief, Mphumalanga, she ran a small community news-sheet and contributed articles to the local newspaper, Excelsior.

          In 2011 she started a personal blog called Diamond Panes, where she began building her author platform.  Her novel, Jozi Gold was first self-published with CreateSpace, an Amazon company, in June 2012.  Leanne has also written a one act play called Private Views.
Best Original Script, awarded for Private Views in the Edenvale Acting and Drama Society's One Act Play Festival, 2011.

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