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Lesley Beake

Contact Information

14 St Lukes Rd
Cape Town, W Cape 7708

P: +27827426097
E: [email protected]

Degree Type


Application Deadline

available on ongoing basis


Want to write a children’s book? No-one can be better suited to guide you than Lesley Beake, with 90 children’s books published in 12 languages. She has won numerous awards and accolades, because of her skill.
“Lesley Beake is a writer of uncompromising quality, with a melodious gift for language and a skill for dramatic story-weaving in the African context.”
Jay Heale (IBBY SA)- in the nomination for Lesley Beake for the Hans Christian Award 2004
This ten-part course is planned to cover ten weeks – an hour a day, or any rate you choose. Working steadily, experienced writer Lesley Beake – who learned her craft through 90 published books over 35 years – will take you through her method for finding (and holding on to) inspiration.

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