Jonathan Ball Publishers and Skoobs are thrilled to invite you to the launch of The Madiba Appreciation Club by Brett Ladds.
Chef Brett Ladds was once given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.
Ladds was the executive chef of the government and manager of the presidential guesthouse at Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria from 1994-2000 where he served both Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
This heartwarming book tells of a young man’s coming of age at a turning point in our history. His stories about meeting kings and queens, presidents, rock stars and even the pope are laced with his unique, self-deprecating sense of humour.
Date: 15 May 2018
Venue: Skoobs, Theatre of Books, Montecasino