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Travels with My Father – An Autobiographical Novel

July 13, 2016

We are delighted to announce the publication of Travels with My Father – An Autobiographical Novel by Karen Jennings.

Travels with My Father will be published on 3 November and we will celebrate this with a festive launch event at Book Lounge, a wonderful bookshop in Cape Town, South Africa.

Travels with My Father is a beautifully written autobiographical novel. Written from the point of view of a young woman, daughter and writer, it is a frank, yet delicate and moving, account of her relationship with her father and his influence on her own life.

In the footsteps of her father, the author travels the world. Yet, key scenes are set in Plumstead, a suburb of Cape Town, where her father lived most of his life.

The relationships and divisions between members of a family that does not wear its heart on its sleeve, and some of whom are real eccentrics, are sensitively recorded. It all adds to an intricate picture of a changing South African society.

Karen Jennings

Karen Jennings is the author of Finding Soutbek which was shortlisted for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature, and the short story collection Away from the Dead.

For more information, author interviews and review copies, please contact the publisher Bernadette Jansen op de Haar:, +44 (0) 7792611929.