Winter vinyards . The Breede Valley . Western Cape . South Africa
I’d been longing to write a book set in the Breede Valley. There’s a unique magic in the way the arid Karroo exists alongside immaculate vineyards and fruit orchards that makes it the perfect setting for a story about a half-wild child who grows up to become both strange and powerful.
‘LemonPoppy Seed Cake’ was published in the Sunday Express in the UK on the 2nd of October 2016.
The cake is going to fix everything. It’s going to be lemony-sour-sweet with a hint of almond, so that when THEY bite into it, they’ll think of the smell of summer gardens after rain.