Diana Lawrenson

— Writer —

Diana Lawrenson Pages to Places Blog

Welcome to my blog that takes you from pages to places. Come and discover some quirky, little-known, or loose-but-relevant links from books to places around the world. You might even like to add a book suggestion of your own to the topic.

30 May 2017 | Kirstenbosch Gardens, South Africa

KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS

My strelitzias have begun to bloom, a sign Kirstenbosch Gardens, South Africa Read More »

15 May 2016 | Robben Island, South Africa

ROBBEN ISLAND: REMINDER OF THE PAST

Robben Island wharf, South AfricaNelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, is on my bookshelf, but it was not until I’d visited the infamous Read More »

15 October 2015 | Cape Town, South Africa

ROBINSON CRUSOE AND THE OLD PEAR TREE: CAPE TOWN

Robinson Crusoe was marooned on an island of the coast of ChileThe real Robinson Crusoe was a privateer – a government or royal approved pirate. What’s more, after his rescue he didn’t change his ways. It was a case of Spanish galleons beware! Read More »