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Homebru Book Launches: More Ants! by Annica Foxcroft

More Ants!Annica Foxcroft Are you ready to be amused?

We’re delighted to bring you More Ants! – the second book by Annica Foxcroft, the South African author who brought you the wildly entertaining There are Ants in My Sugar in 2008 – which has been selected for the 2009 Exclusive Books Homebru promotion.

Four Homebru events have been schedule for More Ants!. Please see the details below.

There are Ants in my Sugar flew off the shelves at a rate that attained her bestseller status in SA last year – an unknown feat for a first-time author in the country. She’s back with even more hilarious antics and laugh-a-loud catastrophes in the sequel to her first novel, once again set in the deep ‘South’.

If you’ve yet to read the first book, More Ants! provides enough background to bring the reader up to speed: City-slicker Annica, a young mother in the sixties, relocates to the alien world of blackjacks, boreholes and long drops when her family falls on hard times.

Annica must quickly learn how to adapt, making a home for her young daughter and ageing husband, and coming to terms with her eccentric neighbours along the way. There’s May, the indomitable maid; Ben, the Jewish pig farmer; and Josh, the practicing sangoma – just a few of the loveable characters who return in the sequel.

“Her first book was a riot. Believe it or not, this sequel is even funnier. Read it with a box of tissues, for tears of laughter.” – Carol Lazar, columnist.

More Ants! picks up six months after the last book left off, and this time Annica and her quirky friends draw us even deeper into the South Africa of the ’60’s – to the rural backwaters where forbidden romance, intrigue, robberies and shootings are daily staples. An illegal love affair across the colour bar resurfaces and presents the tiny community with a cultural problem of bewildering magnitude. The result is a uniquely South African, side-splitting story, with each individual contributing their own cultural recipe for life, love and laughter.

Event Details – Rosbank, Johannesburg

Event Details – Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria

Event Details – Sandton City, Johannesburg

Event Details – The Pavilion, Durban

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