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An intriguing tale…Sutherland’s novel has all the ingredients for a good read.
Brian Joss,
The Gremlin

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Sensitively written prose, gently evoking the mood of the local landscape.
Sally Ann Watkins
First time author Ian Sutherland gets under your skin in this historical novel set in the breath-taking Cape Agulhas area in a pre-Nationalist South Africa. It's a compelling read, with a wonderful sense of place and a cracking pace.
Love Books
Great story - intriguing, gripping, impossible to put down. Kept me up past midnight!
Michael Fleming
A sense of place and time, both credible and compelling.
Robin Stuart-Clark,
Print Matters
A very accomplished novel.
Markus Hoffmann,
RHA Literary Agency

What people are saying about this book:

Fairlady Magazine (June '19 Edition) Books Feature by Suzy Brokensha
"Featherstream is a successful first novel. It is written with great care and attention to detail, and has an unusual and credible plot. It is a compelling and readable thriller which convincingly brings to life the Cape of 80 years ago."
Dr Sara Pienaar,

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A tale charged with intrigue, tension and wrenching emotion….an absorbing and entertaining read.
Tony Grogan,
Artist, Cartoonist & Author

Headline feature in Agulhas community newspaper 2Oceanenuus.
The novel is fantastic and had me hooked to the end!
Alison Gwynne-Evans,
English Alive

Short Sharp Story Award 2018

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'Ian was shortlisted for the 2018 Short Sharp Stories Award (National Arts Festival) for his short story 'Not Taken'. The anthology Instant Exposure: 2018 Short.Sharp.Stories Award for excellent South African Fiction which can be purchased via Amazon
Other stories to be announced.

Anthology 2013 - 2017

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Read Ian's short story : Rembrandt

Rembrandt SA Writers College


Chernobyl Pripyat Playground-min
Thirty years after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the remains of the power plant have to be enclosed to prevent further contamination, whilst the surrounding area remains uninhabitable. Read Ian’s reflection on the meaning of the anniversary, which appeared in Creamers’ Engineering News.