Take the Gap : A South African Handbook for Two Years in London
As an unemployed, poverty-stricken South African in London, Nicole began to pen her thoughts on her two-year experience into her diary. These rambles were to become a weekly column in the South African, the expat newspaper in London, after a chance meeting with the editor, Greg. Greg's job exposed him to lots of useful information such as how to get a fake visa and where to buy blackmarket boerewors. It seemed a shame to confine these insights to history's slosh bucket, so once back home, the two met up again. It was common sense to combine their experiences, put them all on paper and merge their knowledge into Take the Gap - a use-it or lose-it book packed full of advice for those adventurous souls who are considering a stint in London. Or, for those who have been and seen and want to reminisce, a first-class ticket back to the Big Smoke that you grew to love (like a pounding headache after a night down at the pub). This book is not a guide; guides are boring and go out of date. Anxious parents should not read this book!
- Electronic book text
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Nicole Canning
Nicole Canning headed to Cape Town after her post-graduation two-year stint in London. She is currently employed as a copywriter, and does freelance writing for local magazines and websites. She has started studying part-time towards her BA in French, and hopes to one day take the gap to Paris. After studying at UCT, Greg Eden followed his nose to the UK and, after a brief experiment with the English countryside, he moved to London. After two years there, he returned to Cape Town where he currently works as an editor for a magazine publishing company but plans to accidentally lose himself on a Greek island next time he's sent on assignment.