Reggie and Me, a James Hendry novel about a young South African who hasn’t learnt the rules
More about the book!
James Hendry – the bestselling author of A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush – has a new novel out from Pan Macmillan this month!
‘Poignant, hilarious and at times tragic, this is the charming tale of Hamish, a quirky and lovable schoolboy growing up in Joburg during the turbulent 80s and early 90s.’ – Justin Fox, author of The Impossible Five
Find out more about Reggie and Me:
South Africa – 1976 to 1994. A time of turbulence as the struggle against apartheid reaches its zenith, pushing South Africa to the brink. But for a one small boy in the leafy northern suburbs of Johannesburg … his beloved housekeeper is serving fish fingers for lunch.
This is the tale of Hamish Charles Sutherland Fraser – chorister, horse rider, schoolboy actor and, in his dreams, 1st XV rugby star and young ladies’ delight. A boy who loves climbing trees in the spring and a girl named Reggie.
An odd child growing up in a conflicted, scary, beautiful society.
A young South African who hasn’t learnt the rules.
About the author
James Hendry is currently a wildlife television presenter, who has hosted the prime-time TV series safariLIVE for Nat Geo Wild, the SABC and international internet audiences. He has worked as a guide, ranger, teacher, ecologist, lodge manager, researcher and entertainer. James has a Masters in Development Studies and speaks Zulu and Shangane conversationally. His first novel, A Year in the Wild: A Riotous Novel (2011), became a South African bestseller and was followed by Back to the Bush: Another Year in the Wild (2013).