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Karoo-Kantate | Young Adult Fiction

Marié Heese

Twelve-year-old Jeanne Labuschagne, or Jannie Lappies, as she is known in the children’s home in Cape Town, is chosen to accompany Stien Terblanche to visit her uncle, Arnold, a retired composer and conductor, for the week-long school holidays.

Once a famous conductor of international stature, Arnold has since withdrawn from public life and now lives an almost-reclusive existence on the platteland. The arrival of Jannie and her exquisite musical talent stir something long-buried in Arnold and he starts writing a Christmas cantata in which Jannie is to sing the leading soprano part.


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Karoo-Kantate | Young Adult Fiction


Author: Marié Heese
Category: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780624062707
Date Released: 20 September 2013
Price (incl. VAT): R 160.00
Format: Soft cover, 160pp

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Marié Heese


Marié Heese was born in Cape Town on September 27, 1942. She went to school in Cape Town and studied English and political philosophy at the University of...