There Is a Tree I Lean Against

There Is a Tree I Lean Against

by Lucretia E. Pretorius

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BN ID: 2940151856584
Publisher: Lucretia E. Pretorius
Publication date: 04/05/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 138 KB

About the Author

L.E. Pretorius was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in the farmlands of Ontario and French Canada during WW2 and its aftermath. She’s a graduate of Montreal’s McGill University. In the late 1960s she moved with her South African husband, a geologist, and their infant daughter to South Africa, where she accompanied her husband on field trips to San (Bushmen) country, exploring for diamonds for his employer. (Happily, he didn’t find any.) They were tempestuous years, as apartheid was rapidly unraveling and, as it turned out, her marriage. Even so, Lucretia resolutely pursued her formal voice training and performance of opera — her passion from earliest childhood. She writes with the drama and passion of a diva, in spare, beguilingly simple prose reminiscent of Isak Dinesen (“I had a farm in Africa . . . ).

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