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Helga Steyn joined Hemel & See Boeke in 2004. In 2005 she established the Penstock Publishing imprint for the purpose of publishing English titles. Her preference has always been for non-fiction such as biographies, cookery and educational books. She visited the London Book Fair and obtained the South African rights for the phenomenally successful Big Book About Sex and my Body.





“I think this book has filled a huge void in the field of sex education for children in our country,” says Helga.

“Penstock Publishing receives such wonderful manuscripts, almost on a daily basis, but there are only so many hours in the day, so we have to be very discerning.


“Penstock Publishing's next challenge is the e-book. We want to have all our titles available electronically by the end of the year.”


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MAY 21

Ingrid Jonker - A Poet

posted by Petrovna on May 21, 2013 13:00 as New Release





One of the most beautiful books to have appeared this year is the richly illustrated INGRID JONKER – A POET’S LIFE, by biographer Petrovna Metelerkamp. The cover design certainly deserves a prize! An art portrait of the poet is set against a background of beach and sea – the sea often being referred to as her ultimate lover – with one of Jonker’s well known poems written in her hand. The colour, with its tones of light against dark, sets the mood for a book that was clearly created with utmost care and dedication. More than 250 pages, large format, focusing on the well loved young poet who became a legend in her own lifetime.


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