The Magical Garden
Christmas is the time of joy, gifts and gifting. As many readers are looking forward to receiving a new Kindle device, they will be on the lookout for something to read. I hope that my Free Download and Christmas Book Giveaway “The Magical Garden” – A photographic Journey – with well over 100 colour photos and inspiring excerpts and quotes from the cozy mystery novel “The Immortal Life of Piu Piu” – may delight them! Merry Christmas to all my readers!
Gorgeous Nature Photography
Initially, the magic mystery novel ‘The Immortal Life of Piu Piu’ – pronounced ‘pew-pew’ – included an abundance of photos taken by the author. The idea was to complement the magical landscape in the reader’s mind by visually introducing the real landscape of the Western Cape coast of South Africa.
Only 30 km south of one of the world’s top tourist attractions, the bustling garden-city of Cape Town, and encapsulated by high mountain ranges and the Atlantic Ocean, it forms part of the ‘richest floral kingdom in the world’ . Its unique flora of fynbos, proteas, ericas and restios abounds with a wealth of wildlife including birds, insects, lizards, frogs, snakes, lynx and many other animals. Known as one of the 34 biodiversity ‘hot spots’ in the world, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
However, including all these color pictures would have made the book too pricey, even in digital format. So we decided to add a COMPANION that our readers could download and refer to and enjoy while they were reading. Clearly structured in 12 chapters, it is the perfect document for parents, educators and librarians who work through the book with teens, young adults and other study groups.
It is also a wonderful addition for book discussions in Book Clubs.
For those of you who haven’t read ‘The Immortal Life of Piu Piu’ yet, this tour of the Magic Garden may whet your appetite for more of Piu Piu’s Dance Between Worlds.
Happy holidays and ‘happy reading’!