The South African Illustrated Cookbook is a compilation of recipes dear to South Africans from all walks of life and traditions. It includes Xhosa, Cape Malay, Zulu, English, Indian, Afrikaans, Portuguese and new South African dishes. Illustrator Lehla Eldridge has captured various landmarks – both formal and informal – around South Africa to accompany these local recipes that she has garnered from cooks around the country. Her watercolour illustrations are whimsical, humorous and charming, yet perceptive of the country’s rich and varied influences.

cookbook cover

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The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women by Lehla Eldridge is a humorous, frank and uplifting illustrated book, to inspire, delight, amuse and mostly make women think about giving themselves time to stop and enjoy life and have a breather. A fantastic gift for any wonderful women. Its universal appeal and timeless quality means that it is sure to enjoy ongoing success in the future. Published by Pinter and Martin, UK.


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Excuse Me I’m Trying to Read written by Mary Jo Amani and illustrated by Lehla Eldridge. Winner of the NAESP Children’s Book Competition Picture Book Category 2012. When a young girl tries to read surrounded by elephants, lions, monkeys and zebras, she is surprised, scared and amused. When the animals want to read, the tables are turned. A fun-filled picture book that will earn giggles and laughs from children of all ages.

excuse me cover

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I am currently working on a book called UNSCHOOLING and you can pre order it here.

unschooling the book