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The Bruynzeel House
is a landmark in Stellenbosch

907 Helderberg Village
Private Bag X19
Somerset West 7129
South Africa

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!
More information

Book cover deutsch-english20 October 2010:
Publisher   Publisher
I started my own publishing business with a special edition of Zettelwitz
The Zettelwitz books are available as bi-lingual books, Kindle and pdf e-books.
Zettelwitz kindle versions in German and English:
At amazon.com: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg (German Edition) and Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard
At Amazon.de: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg and 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
Digi4 Print team

Also available at kalahari.com

Rosie Breuer   

Rosemarie Breuer

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.
She studied Romance Languages - Latin, French and Spanish - in Paris, Munich, Frankfurt and Saskatoon (Canada) and took language courses at Seville University and UNISA, South Africa. The languages came handy during her travels. Languages: Afrikaans, English, French, German and Spanish. She reads some Dutch, Italian and Portuguese.
Rosie works as a book illustrator, web designer and translator of English prose into German. She published a book, Stellenbosch Writers in 2005 and offers her children's books, Zettelwitz in German, English and Afrikaans (so far) as special bilingual editions and as e-books. The pictures of the first bi-lingual edition and some of the stories are also found online. More information and reviews.
By the way: Rosie is 'Barbara' in her children's book, Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg - Table Mountain Wizard - Die Towenaar van Tafelberg (first published in 2010 and 2011)

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.
Our beautiful yachtFive 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.

Rosemarie started her 'Stellenbosch Culture' projects as a hobby, with the website and book, Stellenbosch Writers. She is currently collecting information for a multimedia CD ROM of the same title, which will feature her book, several books by and voices of famous Stellenboschers, picture galleries of Stellenbosch buildings and the flora and fauna of the area (with the help of Heemkring and others). At the same time she will concentrate on the book, Stellenbosch Artists, in colour and with the accompanying CD ROM.

Favourite quote: Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. (Groucho Marx)


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
Zettelwitz Kindle versions in German and English (3. edition, September 2013):
At amazon.com: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg (German Edition) and Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard
At Amazon.de: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg and Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard
More information on all versions
In preparation: Segeln mit Piff und Mauz, new version, 2013

Limited editions:
(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

About Zettelwitz: Reviews and feedback  Introduction and some background  Pictures of the pages of the first book

More versions of Zettelwitz in preparation:
On CD with animations and audio
Regions: Kalahari, Krüger Park, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Etosha and Europe
Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, isiZulu, Xhosa and Sesotho

Book illustrations:
dtv Atlas ChemieOne of the books she illustrated won the prize of the
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels:
One of the most beautiful books in Science 1983
  • Atlas Chemie, Allgemeine und Anorganische Chemie
    dtv, München 1981
    10th edition 2004, translated into 9 languages
  • Atlas Chemie, Organische Chemie
    dtv, München, 1983 9th edition 2000, translated into 9 languages
  • Atlas Physik, Vol 1
    dtv, München, 1987
    6th edition 2000, translated into 9 languages
  • Atlas Physik, Vol 2
    dtv, München 1988
    6th edition 2000, translated into 9 languages
  • Atlas Informatik
    dtv, München, Germany, 1995
  • Zauberer Zettelwitz - Table Mountain Wizard, in German and English. Buchstabengeschichten zum Vorlesen

    The kindle version:

    Because I love watching birds, I made Zettelwitz into 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.

  • Websites:
    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

    Other Hobbies: Reading, travelling, watching birds and other wildlife, gardening, South African bulb flowers, snorkelling, pottery, poetry, web design and movies. Some of my favourite dvds:
    Pride and Prejudice, Downton Abbey - Series 1-2, New Tricks - Series 1 - all series, House Of Cards Trilogy, Inspector Morse - The Complete Collection - (Box Set), The BBC TV Shakespeare Collection, The Miss Marple Collection - Starring Joan Hickson - (Box Set), The History Of Tom Jones A Foundling

    I am an avid reader and the following list is far too short. Some favourite books:
    The Long Ships: A Saga of the Viking AgeFrans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships: A Saga of the Viking Age (Röde Orm) - a magnificent Viking adventure and historically correct.
    Anne Rasa, Mongoose Watch: A Family Observed
    Michael Fraser and Liz Mc Mahon, A Fynbos Year and Between Two Shores
    Gwen Fagan, Roses at the Cape of Good Hope, is a work of art.
    Izak de Vries, Byna Liefde

    There is no excuse to be completely scientifically illiterate since there are excellent and entertaining books by authors such as:
    Editors: Steven Pinker; Tim Folger, The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004
    Alex Vilenkin, Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes, 2006
    Martin Rees: Just six numbers - The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
    Richard Dawkins: The selfish gene, River out of Eden, The God Delusion and more
    Ian Stewart, Nature's Numbers and more
    Daniel Dennett, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon and more
    Roger Penrose, The Nature of Space and Time (with Stephen Hawking)
    The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
    Steven Pinker, The Language instinct, How the mind works, The Blank Slate
    Simon Singh: Fermat's last theorem, The Code Book
    - just to mention a few.
    Newest titles   Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Roger Penrose, Ian Stewart

    Rosie and Kabous Meiring launching the 2 first Zettelwitz books, Woordfees, 12. 3. 2011    My family


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