“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons and daughters in an almost inescapable gasp. History cast all of us in a strange and gripping drama, but I had deserted the stage. I had no idea what my role was, and felt I would never be whole until I found out!”

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“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons and daughters in an almost inescapable gasp. History cast all of us in a strange and gripping drama, but I had deserted the stage. I had no idea what my role was, and felt I would never be whole until I found out!”

From my book A Traitor’s Heart

 

 

 

 

Available  in paperback at

http://www.amazon.com/Traitors-Heart-journey-political-awakening/dp/1494795248/

 

And digitally (as an e-book) at

http://www.amazon.com/Traitors-Heart-craig-lock-ebook/dp/B00HHXUV6G

 

 

Also from

Fears, Tears and Hope

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0XDG38?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

 

Also available in paperback (published today)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Fears-Tears-Cheers-Craigs-Rainbow/dp/1523695110

Fears, Tears, Cheers and Hope

following on from my blog at

http://www.tearscheersandhope.wordpress.com

my e-book (oh no, not yet another one, c

‘Fears, Tears, Cheers and Hope’ should be published shortly (a bit later today)

see

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0XDG38

The paperback version has also just been published

see

http://www.amazon.com/Fears-Tears-Cheers-Craigs-Rainbow/dp/1523695110

 

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“How apartheid was finally buried, without requiem; but in
joyous celebration, will remain forever in the hearts and minds
of a nation reborn. When tears came, and there was dampness in
the eyes of even the most stern, it was for putting the past in
the past and hoping for hope in the future.”

From

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Look_at_South_Africa_Celebrate_the_Beloved_Country.html

 

The various books*on South Africa that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various “Rainbow books”) are available at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+south+africa

 

 

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

 

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

 

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

 

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

 

 

“When the writer is no more, the value of your purchase will soar!”

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Flags fly at half mast at Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, mourning the death of the ANC stalwart Albertina Sisulu.The ANC will hold numerous memorial services throughout the country to celebrate the life of the struggle icon. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

 

“Together, one mind, one life , one heart, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of a better and brighter tomorrow.”

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Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

The New Rainbow (1994)

 

click on

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzUG95VEIzdWpJVzQ/view?usp=sharing (English accent)#

# perhaps a little too fast!

and/or (a comparison)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxslrCi5v2WzUUlyZ0lDaWJENk0/view?usp=sharing  (US accent)

Which accent do you prefer?

feature picture from The New Rainbow

available at

http://www.amazon.com/New-Rainbow-Rainbows-Craig-Lock-ebook/dp/B005H7U2V8

 

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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+new+rainbow+%2B+craig+lock

 

You may also like

http://www.craigsaudiobooks.wordpress.com

 

as this “persistent total non-techno” pushes himself to his absolute limits

“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

from

https://beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/you-think-you-have-a-limit-and-so-you-touch-this-limit-something-happens-and-you-suddenly-can-go-a-little-bit-further-with-your-mind-power-your-determination-your-instinct-and-the-exper/

and

https://craigsaudiobooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/80/

 

 

 

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The End of The Line (1993)

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Source: The End of The Line (1993)

Craig’s first books. Early (“baby”) steps on the writing journey

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from https://craigsbooklist.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/craigs-list-of-books/

and

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

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Pictures (above) Craig’s first five books. Early (“baby”) steps on the writing journey (from 1993)

CRAIG’s BOOKS (Where it all began!)

If you want to follow the “long writing journey”, click on https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/

the New Rainbow

PATH up mountain

BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS BY CRAIG LOCK

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Dream on.”sonny boy”!

from http://kiwiswhodaredtodream.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/craigs-books/
Tags: Authors, Craig Lock, Books: Hard copies and e-books:fiction and non-fiction

* Hard copies and e-books: Fiction and non-fiction books, self help, novels on South Africa, “faction”, travel, humour, inspiration, words of encouragement and empowerment, motor racing, Formula 1, Grand Prix drivers

I’ve been writing about my passions since 1993.

1. HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NINETIES
(now retitled and updated: ‘How to Survive The New Millennium’)

This is Craig’s first book: A collection of writings on various subjects to help every man or woman survive in a rapidly changing, uncertain world… after the “easy living and prosperity” of the seventies and eighties. An introductory look at the concepts of success, motivation, attitude, goal setting and stress

2. THE END OF THE LINE

This is Craig Lock’s first novel. A short novel set in “the beloved country”. A passionate and heart-breaking tale of South Africa, a true story of the bad old days, but with the hope of the new. THE END OF THE LINE “The End Of The Line” could be described as a “faction”, a fiction with a serious factual grounding. It is simple, and therefore moving. It gives yet another highly individual portrait of that troubled land, and it does so through a believable and sustained narrative form.”

3. HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still ‘sliding down the razor blade of life’, stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is ‘trying to throw a double six’ to get off and go out into the real world – but he doesn’t know where!

In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through ‘Grate’ Britain and the Continent

4. THE MAD MONEY BOOK

An introductory guide to make the most of your hard-earned money. This work covers the basics of good money management to helping guide the more serious (and sophistocated) investor.

5.. HOW TO MAKE A MILLION
(even if its only Italian lire!)

We’ll see whether the principles DO work, or whether he’s merely dreaming!

6. DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE

Craig Lock’s humorous travel book about his adventures in provincial New Zealand…
One man and his family – and their experiences “Down Under”.

A new immigrant’s impressions of life in provincial New Zealand (after coming from a large city in South Africa) … and there were one or two rather funny adventures, nay escapades in “Sleepy Hollow” from time to time.

The author and his wife contrast life in colourful, vibrant South Africa with calm and kindly New Zealand – and with large dashes of humour offer much understanding of, and sympathy with the social attitudes of the two worlds.

*

REVIEW:

“DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE is an original and agreeable piece of work. The picture it gives of New Zealand- to one who has never been there- has a ring of complete authenticity. The feeling of the country is relaxed, and perhaps rather unstimulating, but we get an overall impression from the writer that he views his time there with some affection, and above all with tolerance.”

This book breathes a natural humour and kindliness, which is what gives it the individual character that is so appealing.

Autobiography has a particular value as a literary form. It is a shared kind of writing and I’ll continue to bang the drum. It is unusual to encounter two such different manuscripts from the same author. Both (THE END OF THE LINE is the other book) have quality and share an easy and assured writing style that is a pleasure to read. These short books are of first rate quality.”

7. THE NEW RAINBOW

A tale of the many colourful and diverse people in the rainbow nation of New South Africans

*

All these books are available at

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

)    http://goo.gl/vTpjk

(and/or

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

Over the Rainbow

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More great versions of Over the Rainbow by Josh Grogan

(shared by “totally unmusical” craig)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjEQPpEC0f8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lndoewNiI0

*

http://www.amazon.com/OVER-RAINBOW-RAINBOWS-Craig-Lock-ebook/dp/B005GYIFK2

and http://www.amazon.com/Over-Rainbow-craig-lock/dp/1490392971

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various “Rainbow books” on South Africa are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

PS

“It was the rainbow gave thee birth, And left thee all her lovely hues.”
PPS
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Craig’s Rainbow Books on South Africa

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https://totheendoftherainbow.wordpress.com/craigs-rainbow-books/ and

http://www.craigsrainbowbooks.wordpress.com

Rainbow touch (from flickr.com)

from http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/192-0839537-0994326?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rainbow+%2B+craig+lock

PPS

“No vision and you perish; No Ideal, and you’re lost; Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.”

– Harriet Du Autermond

from https://touchingtherainbows.wordpress.com/tag/books-by-craig-lock/

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