Cover to Cover Episode 9

This episode throws the spotlight on interesting books that have been made into Movies or TV series. Film Producer, Bongiwe Selane and actor, Jack Devnarain sit down with Joanne Joseph to discuss Bridgerton: The Duke and I series by Julia Quinn, Happiness is a Four-Letter Word by Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and several other popular books that were successfully transitioned. Some of the other popular books under discussion include: Coconut by Kopano Matlwa, the Spud series by John van der Ruit, the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Papillon by Henri Charrière and Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.
22 Apr 2021 English South Africa Books

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