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The House in Tyne Street (2012) | Autobiography

Linda Fortune


In the course of 27 short chapters, Linda Fortune draws a vivid picture of a place, time and lifestyle that no longer exist. This book never gets bogged down in politics. Instead, it succeeds in recreating a specific time and specific place with its focus firstly on one family in particular, warts and all.
A bigger picture also emerges, that of a whole community: people – teachers, shop-keepers, barbers, entertainers – and specific places – movie-houses, shops, streets and lanes – still recalled by many who lived there.
Eighteen black and white photographs by photographers such as Cloete Breytenbach, J H Greshoff, George Hallet and Noor Ebrahim, and family snapshots from Linda’s own collection, adds to the value of The House in Tyne Street as a recreation of and testament to the District.

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The House in Tyne Street (2012) | Autobiography

Author: Linda Fortune
Category: Autobiography
ISBN: 9780795703218
Date Released: 29 June 2012
Price (incl. VAT): R 190.00
Format: Softcover, 132 pp

About this author

Linda Fortune

Linda Fortune worked as a secretary and office administrator before she become educational officer at the District Six Museum in Buitenkant Street, Cape Town,...