127pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2017. Translated into English by Suenel Bruwer-Holloway.
"It's a story of a terrible time. A testimony to the power of the human spirit, even in a weak, sickly body, and in the love that overcomes all. It's full of fine observation and humour. It's simply a lovely little book; it was as if there had always been a gap in me waiting to be filled with the knowledge of two brave women who, without fuss, unmoved, followed their hearts, kept their principles and did what their hands found to do to relieve others' suffering." Deborah Steinmair, LitNet
A memoir by poet and author Hester van der Walt focusing on her 50 year relationship with her partner, Lies Hoogendoorn. Hester van der Walt lives in McGregor and is the author of "Hester se Brood", published in English as "Hester's Book of Bread".