Home Letter to authors Rosie facebook Calendar 1976 by Piff and Mauz
The Bruynzeel House
is a landmark in Stellenbosch
23 Cape Heritage, Heritage Park, Somerset West, 7130
|Warum schreibt man Bücher? Oft ist das die beste Methode um etwas zu lernen. Unter anderem aber auch, um sich (und anderen) ein Denkmal zu setzen.|
Why write a book? Because this is often the best way to learn something. Among the obvious reasons there is also this: to create a memorial to oneself or to others.
7 March 2005: The first copies of the Stellenbosch Writers arrived from the printers!
|20 October 2010:
I started my own publishing with a special edition of Zettelwitz
The Zettelwitz books are available as bi-lingual books, Kindle and pdf e-books.
Kindle versions in German and English:
Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg
Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard
More information Photo of the launch
Reviews by Francois Verster and b. k. green
It has been printed by the exellent Digi4Print team
Publisher of Nature books for children and special editions in small print runs
Book Illustrator and Web Designer
Author of Stellenbosch Writers and children's books
Do you want to know how amazing our world really is: Read more Natural Science books!Born on 2.12.1943 near Berlin, Rosemarie (Rosie), née Berg, grew up in the Taunus Mountains near Wiesbaden, in Fischbach.
Rosie is married to a scientist, Hans Breuer. They have three sons,
Klaus (died on 30 April 2013), Hannes and Florian.
After their wedding they moved to Saskatoon in Canada, where Hans accepted a position as assistant professor of Physics at the University of Saskatchewan. Two years later they moved to Brownsville in Pennsylvania, USA.
Five years later they fulfilled an old dream and bought a sailing yacht, built by a Dutch shipyard owner for himself - a beautiful 58 foot sloop. They enjoyed 5 magnificent years on board and stayed long wherever they felt happy:
Starting in Lisbon, Portugal, they sailed on to Spain, Gibraltar, the Mediterranean, Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal, Gambia and ended up in the Caribbean.
While on board teaching her young sons reading, she invented the first of her Zettelwitz stories.
Back in Europe they lived for a few years in Vienna and in Schloss Urschendorf, before they finally settled down in the most beautiful corner of the world: in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1981.
In 2014 Hans and Rosie moved to Helderberg Village in Somerset West.
Favourite quote: Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. (Groucho Marx)
Rosemarie started her 'Stellenbosch Culture' projects as a hobby, with the website and book, Stellenbosch Writers.
Stellenbosch Writers, 2005
Published as bi-lingual books:
Zauberer Zettelwitz - Table Mountain Wizard (German and English), A Rosie Breuer Book, 2010
Die Towenaar van Tafelberg - Table Mountain Wizard (Afrikaans - English), Ein Rosie Breuer Buch, 2011
Because I love watching birds, Zettelwitz is a bird watcher, too. This childish wizard (and cruel as children can be) develops into a decent man, because he loves Ronja and finds to his astonishment that he feels much better being liked for his useful craft, than hated for his cruel jokes.
Reviews and feedback Introduction and some background Pictures of the pages of the first edition
More versions of Zettelwitz for other regions of the world in preparation. More information on all versions
Kindle in German and English (3. edition, September 2013):
Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg and Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard
An outdated pirated pdf of Zettelwitz can be found all over the Net. Please do me the favour to compare it to the new version, bought from me or Kindle.
(with Hans and Klaus) Segeln mit Piff und Mauz - 5 Jahre an Bord Kajen, 2008
Libyenreise 1969, 2009
(with Hans) Amerika 1967 -1971, Erinnerungen einer reiselustigen Familie, Ein Rosie Breuer Buch, 2012
Klaus die Frohnatur, Ein Rosie Breuer Buch, 2012
|One of the books she illustrated won the prize of the|
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels:
One of the most beautiful books in Science 1983
dtv, München 1981
10th edition 2004, translated into 9 languages
dtv, München, 1983 9th edition 2000, translated into 9 languages
dtv, München, 1987
6th edition 2000, translated into 9 languages
dtv, München 1988
6th edition 2000, translated into 9 languages
dtv, München, Germany, 1995
|Some examples of my web designs: StellenboschWriters.com LandmarkHouse.com www.RosieBreuer.com Zauberer Zettelwitz StellenboschArtists.com |
StellenboschBirds.com Cape Seed & Bulb CalypsoReserve.com
Pethorn.de Kali-katz.com Digi4print SchoolClusters.com
Oh, to be young again! Rosie student at the Sorbonne 1967 Rosie and Kabous Meiring launching the 2 first Zettelwitz books, Woordfees, 12. 3. 2011 My family
The launch was a disaster: I was not aware of the fact that I was suffering from a mental breakdown at the time: my brain closed down...