Launch hosted by Willowdale Lodge in
Kokstad on 12th October

Milner arrived at the B&B at about 6pm and Mrs Pie Dorning, who lives across the road, accompanied me to the Willowdale Guest House. This small farm resort is about 10km out of Kokstad on the road to Umzimkhulu.

Image right" Max and Nikki - owners of Willowdale Lodge

There was a good crowd at the launch - about 40 people, mainly white farmers from the district. The launch went extremey well and over 20 books were sold. After the launch we had snacks and drinks and I was back at the B&B by about 10pm. Willowdale is an excellent venue for a book launch - it is run by Max and Nikki who hold regular historic evenings. Their website is at this link.

Left Willowdale at about 9pm... tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the Kokstad Museum!

At Willowdale

Barry Elliot at the bar

Some of the guests at

the Willowdale launch

Return to Scott Balson's 2007 book launch tour