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: Nuttall (J.)

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226pp., hardback, Cape Town, 2019

 

A book in three parts. Part one is a collection of the weekly letters Jolyon Nuttall wrote to his parents in 1961 when he spent 12 months in New York as a foreign correspondent. Parts two and three are made up of essays that describe his efforts to re-engage with South African life on his return, and essays about life as he experiences it now.

Journalist Jolyon Nuttall was General Manager of The Star and a director of Argus newspapers in the 1980s. He is the author of A Literary Friendship, on his father's lifelong relationship with Alan Paton, and Vintage Love, and other essays. He lives in Cape Town.