Meg Bergman lives in a tiny town in rural 1990s South Africa - a hot-bed of traditionalism, racial tension and (in Meg's eyes) ordinariness. But one day Xanthe arrives - cool, urban, feisty Xanthe, who for some unknown reason seems to want to hang out with Meg.
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Rosie Rowell was born and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2003 she left for London on a short working holiday with a backpack and a pair of hiking boots. Eleven years later she has lost the backpack but gained a husband and three small children. The hiking boots remain unused. Rosie is currently doing an MA in Creative & Life Writing at Goldsmiths University of London, and LEOPOLD BLUE is her first novel.
A debut coming-of-age story about family, friendship and first romance, set in South Africa in the 1990s. Deals with issues such as apartheid and the AIDS epidemic, and is an ideal reading group choice. The author is South African, but has lived in Britain for 10 years. Ages: 12+
A tense and moving South African coming-of-age story about family, friendship and first romance