Country Life

Country Life

By Leigh Hermon
At Country Life we offer a unique mix of travel, lifestyle, heritage, conservation, green living and food and wine online and in print. Join us on our journey across southern Africa as we hop from town to dorpie to hamlet and back again to introduce you to the people and places that make up our beautiful countryside.
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Country Life Podcast: Brent Meersman
Nancy Richards chats to author Brent Meersman on the subject of his new novel "A childhood made up: Living with my mother's madness". 
33:48
May 11, 2020
Country Life Author Interview: Ali Bacher
Nancy RIchards spoke to SA cricket industry icon Ali Bacher last year upon the release of his book "South Africa's greatest bowlers". She goes behind the scenes of his fascinating career and the stories that made up the book.
18:27
May 4, 2020
Country Life Interview: Karina Szczurek on writing and keeping letters.
Nancy Richards speaks to Karina Szczurek on the publication of You Make Me Possible; Letters between herself and Andre Brink.  The interview covers her passion for writing, and keeping, letters.
11:42
April 26, 2020
Nancy Richards interviews author Marguerite Poland
Marguerite Poland is a South African writer and author of eleven children's books. Her latest novel is based on a true story in which Stephen (Malusi) Mzamane, a young Anglican priest, must journey to his mother’s rural home to inform her of his older brother’s death. It's a tale of going away and the difficulty of returning and was recently nominated for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Nancy goes behind the story with the author and discusses the themes that have resonated over a lifetime.
30:25
April 9, 2020
Borderline: A chat with author Marita van der Vyver
War as a psychological hell has been well documented from the side of men, but in her latest novel Borderline Marita van der Vyver gets behind the ravages it can have on the women who are left behind. 
26:43
March 5, 2020
Author Interview: Charlotte by Helen Moffett
Nancy Richards interviews author Helen Moffett on her book Charlotte. 
17:44
March 2, 2020
Country Life Podcast: Carol Campbell
Author Carol Campbell has released her third book The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear (Umuzi) in January 2019. Nancy sat down with her to talk about her life in Scotland, where she wrote her latest novel and her love of the Karoo.
05:18
January 20, 2020
Country Life Author Interview: Deon Meyer
Prolific South African author Deon Meyer has just released another stellar book, The Last Hunt. It's the sixth novel featuring veteran cop Benny Griessel. 
26:55
January 17, 2020
Country Life Author Interview: Marilyn Martin
Former director of the South African National Gallery Marilyn Martin has released a book about the history of this notable art archive. Nancy Richards sits down with Marilyn on the latest Country Life Podcast.
21:12
January 17, 2020
Let's talk buchu
What's on the buchu trail? Nancy Richards heads to Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge to find out more.
23:00
December 17, 2019
Country Life Author Interview: Mike Nicol
Writer Mike Nicol has released another crime novel called Sleeper (Umuzi). In the latest Country Life podcast, he chats to Nancy Richards about the crime thriller genre and its popularity around the globe. 
09:48
October 7, 2019
Country Life Author Interview: Sihle Khumalo
In the latest episode of the Country Life Podcast, Nancy Richards chats to travel writer Sihle Khumalo about his latest book Rainbow Nation, My Zulu Arse (Umuzi) as well as his first book, Dark Continent, My Zulu Arse (Umuzi).
12:45
September 17, 2019
Country Life Author Interview: Ekow Duker
 Country Life writer Nancy Richards sits down with Ghanaian-born Ekow Duker to chat about his latest novel Yellowbone.
07:08
June 19, 2019
Country Life Author Interview: Craig Higginson
 In the latest episode of the Country Life Podcast, Nancy Richards chats to author and playwright Craig Higginson about his new book The White Room (Picador Africa).
11:16
April 16, 2019
Country Life Interview: Marine conservationist Craig Foster
Writer Nancy Richards chats to marine conservationist and filmmaker Craig Foster about the curious relationship he has with an octopus.
08:10
March 11, 2019
Country Life Author Interview: Pieter-Dirk Uys
Country Life writer Nancy Richards sits down with celebrated South African actor and satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys to discuss his latest memoire. 
07:07
March 11, 2019