She Down There

- the novel about being in love with the sea -

She Down There launches in South Africa!

She Down There is now for sale instore:

... and online as e-Book:
Stay tuned in 2020 as She Down There becomes available in other countries.
She Down There
Inaugural Launch Event 
Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town

Sunday 02 02 2020 (a palindrome day)
Cape Talk's John Maytham (left) in conversation with She Down There author Lynton Francois Burger. Annette the green turtle, who got her name after being rescued from a ghost net, was guest of honour. (Annette will be released when she is fully recovered)
Over 150 guests joined Lynton and John and the sea creatures swimming behind them, some of whom are protagonists in She Down There - an ocean love story that opens in the Commander Islands in the North Pacific, takes readers to Haida Gwaii off the west coast of Canada, the Karoo, to end in Tofo, Mozambique.
Exclusive Books (Waterfront) handled the sale of the first copies of She Down There. Thanks guys!
Michelle Matthews having her copy signed while Gavin Hough waits his turn.
Jono Oxenham, Annette and Josh Chigome (with his copy of She Down There).
Catherine Marshall, distinguished winemaker and Lynton's lifelong friend, provided the wine. Thank you Cathy!
And huge thanks to the staff of the Two Oceans Aquarium and Penguin Random House for making the event such a success.
What do early readers think?

"I laughed and I cried and I got angry and I fell in love ... just what I look for in a good read."

"One of those rare books where you are transported somewhere else - learning and being entertained at the same time."

"Words are not enough to express the emotions that are evoked when reading this evocative novel."

"I fell in love with both Claire and Klaas."

"The underwater scenes are masterfully done. It felt like I was down there."

"A human and nature story beautifully interwoven. The book is an enchantment."

Upcoming She Down There Events

Catch Lynton Francois Burger in conversation with Henrietta Rose-Innes at Kalk Bay Books, Tuesday 18th February at 6pm. RSVP essential: email or call 021 7882266 

Wordsworth Longbeach in Noordhoek will host Lynton on Thursday 20 February at 5.30pm for 6pm. Contact the store to book your place: 021 785 5311 or

Lynton will be joining Exclusive Books Constantia club members for coffee on Tuesday 25th February at 9.30am. All welcome, but RSVP to join. Contact the store: 021 794 7800
To book Lynton for an interview or book signing

Contact Frieda Le Roux
Local Fiction Marketing
Tel: +27 (021) 460 5400 (Direct: 460 5490)

Lynton Francois Burger has had a lifelong love affair with the sea. As a marine biologist, master diver and award-winning underwater photographer, Lynton writes about a world he knows intimately. He serves as an advisor to ocean-impact ventures in several countries, including the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. Lynton is an inducted member of the Ocean Artists Society and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers. She Down There is his first novel.
Contact Lynton
Copyright © 2020 Lynton Francois Burger and Penguin Random House, All rights reserved.
Cover images courtesy of Jaques Kaiser, She Down There cover designer

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