The Diary of Iris Vaughan
book, Author, Book Southern Africa
This South African classic is the
delightful, true diary of a young girl between the ages of about eight
and twelve years at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is
unintentionally hilarious and retains all the spelling errors of the
original. Iris's father was a magistrate stationed in various small
towns in the Eastern Cape, and the diary gives the reader an enchanting
view of small-town life in the Cape Colony through the eyes of a
perceptive young girl who tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing
but the truth, so help me God, in a way that often lands her in trubbel.
The context of this diry, diery, diray book is particular, but its
innocence, humour and child-centred truth is universal. It is an
unforgettable read, demonstrating that truth is not only stranger, but
often more amusing, than fiction.
, Book Southern Africa