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With the end of the year comes the opportunity for many of us to catch up on our reading or to explore the latest works of our favourite authors. For many, reading is an escape from the complex world around us, while for others, it’s a chance to try to understand that world better through the in-depth analysis of leading writers.
It’s this latter category that we focus on with our Books for the Beach feature (though that reading might as easily take place in a mountain lodge, back porch or wherever we best like to spend our holidays).
Once more we have split the books into four broad categories: South African; business and finance; current affairs, science, philosophy and psychology; and sport. In some cases, the books could have fitted into more than one of the categories, with insights across disciplines and areas of interest.
Where available, the ratings on Goodreads.com are provided (or Amazon).
Thanks again to my colleagues for many of the suggestions in this year’s edition.
About the author
Patrick writes and edits content for Investec Wealth & Investment, and Corporate and Institutional Banking, including editing the Daily View, Monthly View, and One Magazine - an online publication for Investec's Wealth clients. Patrick was a financial journalist for many years for publications such as Financial Mail, Finweek, and Business Report. He holds a BA and a PDM (Bus.Admin.) both from Wits University.
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