Thursday 19 April 2018

Liam Collins: Why Melanie the outsider has seen a closing of the ranks

The backlash is perhaps no surprise since memoir has revealed shadows as well as glitz, writes Liam Collins

ACCORDING to close friends of Melanie Verwoerd, there was a concerted campaign to stop her controversial memoir, When We Dance, from ever being published.

The book, which charts the life and times of the former South African ambassador and her relationship with the tragic radio and television personality, Gerry Ryan, finally went on sale in bookshops last week after a court injunction was lifted.

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