Operation Oysterhood: 30 October

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

Lester Walbrugh with his debut short story collection, Let It Fall Where It Will.

A bad night, followed by a work-intense morning and early afternoon, but then the day began to brighten big time. I delivered copies of his first book to Lester. A very special moment for both of us. We met at Liberty Books in Grabouw, where Lester lives. Many moons ago, we first signed the publishing agreement at Liberty Books and now, finally, the book is ready to venture out into the world and find readers who will care for the powerful, moving stories it holds between its pages. We will be launching the book at Elgin Ridge Wine Estate on 21 November.

After the happy book delivery and hearing Christy Weyer’s exciting news for Liberty Books, my love and I journeyed on to the Wildekrans Country House with its beautiful garden. And then we met for an early dinner with friends from the area at the famous Manny’s Kitchen in Botrivier.

Finger-licking delicious! And the company was great. A place I will eagerly return to.

A little bit of manuscript reading in the bath. Bed readiness: 100%.

Good night!

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”

— NICD

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