At home with bestselling author Wilbur Smith

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Wilbur Smith in his study at home in Bishopscourt, Cape Town.
Wilbur Smith in his study at home in Bishopscourt, Cape Town.
Jacques Stander

It's not often that you get to visit a world-famous author in his study. Wilbur Smith invited us into his Cape Town home a few years ago and revealed his life in eight objects.

1. His desk.

"I've been sitting here a long time –I would say I’ve written about 25 books on this desk. I bought it about 25 years ago at a sale and it’s a fun desk because it’s got lions on it but it’s made of very ordinary wood.”

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