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Passenger (Paperback): Alexandra Bracken Passenger (Paperback)
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R229 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R68 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New York City, present day... In one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home.

The Atlantic, 1776... Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom.

The Edges of the World... Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But as Etta plays deeper into the Ironwoods' game, treacherous forces threaten to separate her not only from Nicholas, but from her path home - for ever.

Horrible Handbook (Paperback): Terry Deary Horrible Handbook (Paperback)
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R229 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R85 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An irresistibly brilliant souvenir for fans of Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans - the first official Horrible Histories film, releasing 26 July 2019! The Movie Handbook is the ideal horribly hilarious guide to the characters, settings and story behind Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans. You'll love meeting Atti and Orla and discovering everything there is to know about their extraordinary adventure in Roman Britain. Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans is the first feature adaptation of the bestselling children's history book series, directed by Dominic Brigstocke. Sebastian Croft (young Ned Stark, Game of Thrones) and Emilia Jones (Anne Cromwell,Wolf Hall) star as Atti and Orla, alongside an all-star cast including Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kim Cattrall, Kate Nash, Rupert Graves, Alex Macqueen and Derek Jacobi - reprising his role as Claudius.

Rotten Romans and Cut-Throat Celts (Paperback): Terry Deary Rotten Romans and Cut-Throat Celts (Paperback)
Terry Deary; Illustrated by Martin Brown 1
R244 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R90 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and how Romans told the future with dead chickens. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

In the Shadow of Heroes (Paperback): Nicholas Bowling In the Shadow of Heroes (Paperback)
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R171 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The newest novel from the critically-acclaimed author of WITCHBORN ... Fourteen-year-old Cadmus has been scholar Tullus's slave since he was a baby - his master is the only family he knows. But when Tullus disappears and a taciturn slave called Tog - daughter of a British chieftain - arrives with a secret message, Cadmus's life is turned upside down. The pair follow a trail that leads to Emperor Nero himself, and his crazed determination to possess the Golden Fleece of Greek mythology. This quest will push Cadmus to the edge of the Roman Empire - and reveal unexpected truths about his past ...

Under A Dancing Star (Paperback): Laura Wood Under A Dancing Star (Paperback)
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R193 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In grey, 1930s England, Bea has grown up kicking against the conventions of the time, all the while knowing that she will one day have to marry someone her parents choose - someone rich enough to keep the family estate alive. But she longs for so much more - for adventure, excitement, travel, and maybe even romance. When she gets the chance to spend the summer in Italy with her bohemian uncle and his fiancee, a whole world is opened up to Bea - a world that includes Ben, a cocky young artist who just happens to be infuriatingly handsome too. Sparks fly between the quick-witted pair until one night, under the stars, a challenge is set: can Bea and Ben put aside their teasing and have the perfect summer romance? With their new friends gleefully setting the rules for their fling, Bea and Ben can agree on one thing at least: they absolutely, positively will not, cannot fall in love... A long, hot summer of kisses and mischief unfolds - but storm clouds are gathering across Europe, and home is calling. Every summer has to end - but for Bea, this might be just the beginning.

The Shadow in the North (Paperback): Philip Pullman The Shadow in the North (Paperback)
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R190 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R55 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

Grenade (Paperback): Alan Gratz Grenade (Paperback)
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R167 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war. Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When the Second World War crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don't come back until you've killed an American soldier. Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed onOkinawa. This is Ray's first-ever battle, and he doesn't know what to expect -- or if he'll make it out alive. All he knows that the enemy is everywhere. Hideki and Ray each fight their way across the island, surviving heart-pounding ambushes and dangerous traps. Butthen the two of them collide in the middle of the battle... And choices they make in that single instant will change everything. Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, returns with this high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together. Reviews for Refugee: "An absolute must read for people of all ages" - Hannah Greendale, Goodreads "Like RJ Palacio's Wonder, this book should be mandatory reading..." - Skip, Goodreads "I liked how the book linked history with adventure, and combined to make a realistic storyline for all three characters" - AJH, aged 11, Toppsta

Spring-Heeled Jack (Paperback): Philip Pullman Spring-Heeled Jack (Paperback)
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R160 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R52 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fun, thriller of an adventure told in words and pictures from master storyteller, Philip Pullman, including beautiful cover illustration by Peter Bailey and sumptuous illustrations throughout by David Mostyn. Rose and Lily and their little brother Ned live in an orphanage - a terrible place, where the porridge is thin and cold, and nobody smiles. One dark and stormy night, they decide enough is enough, and they run away. But hiding in the shadows, as they make their way through the dangerous back streets of London, is Mack the Knife: the most villainous of villains . . . Hiding above the streets, leaping through the air, is Spring-Heeled Jack. He dresses like the devil and his name creates shivers in people, but he is ready for action against the evil-doers and scallywags of the city's dark streets - Mack the Knife included - and he might just be able to save the orphans.

Diver's Daughter: A Tudor Story (Voices #2) (Paperback): Patrice Lawrence Diver's Daughter: A Tudor Story (Voices #2) (Paperback)
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R162 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R50 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A gripping heart-in-your-mouth adventure told by Eve, a Tudor girl who sets out on a dangerous journey to change her life for the better. Voices: Diver's Daughter - A Tudor Story brings Eve and her mother, who was stolen from her family in Mozambique as a child, from the Southwark slums of Elizabethan London to England's southern coast. When they hear from a Mary Rose survivor that one of the African free-divers who was sent to salvage its treasures is alive and well and living in Southampton, mother and daughter agree to try to find him and attempt to dive the wreck of another ship, rumoured to be rich with treasures. But will the pair survive when the man arrives to claim his 'share'? Will Eve overcome her fear of thewater to help rescue her mother? In this thrilling adventure based on real events, Patrice Lawrence shows us a fascinating and rarely seen world that's sure to hook young readers. VOICES: A thrilling series showcasing some of the UK's finest writers for young people. Voices reflects the authentic, unsung stories of our past. Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves - from Roman times to the present day.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Paperback, Young Adult Edition): Heather Morris The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Paperback, Young Adult Edition)
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R175 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R55 (31%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The incredible bestselling true story. For readers of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Diary of Anne Frank

Heart-breaking - a tale of love and survival amidst the horrors of Auschwitz

Human - the real story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust - the blue numbers tattooed on prisoners' arms

Inspirational - the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances

Unforgettable - a story untold for over seventy years is finally shared

Life-affirming - one man's determination to survive and live a full life with the woman he loved

Fully verified - Lale Sokolov's background and story has been fact-checked against all available documentary evidence

The Story

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz. When Lale, given the job of tattooing the prisoners, saw Gita waiting in line, it was love at first sight. In that moment he determined to keep them both alive. This is a story of hope and of courage.

Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story (Voices #1) (Paperback): Bali Rai Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story (Voices #1) (Paperback)
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R163 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A gripping adventure in an exciting new series reflecting the authentic, unsung stories of our past! Now or Never brings a young soldier, Private Fazal Khan, from his home in India to the battlefields of the Second World War. Fazal's world is now focused on Company 32 and the animals he cares for in the midst of one of the most frightening times in history. And as he and his friends make their way to the beaches of Dunkirk, Fazal must deal with even more than the terrors of a dangerous trek to reach the evacuation zone. The Company's captain defends his troops in the face of a terrible betrayal at the point of rescue: not everyone has welcomed the help brought by the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Now Fazal is forced to question why he is even there and why he is expected to be loyal to a king whose people don't all see him as their equal. VOICES: A thrilling new series showcasing some of the UK's finest writers for young people. VOICES reflects the authentic, unsung stories of our past. Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves - from Roman times to the present day.

Magicalamity NE (Paperback): Paola Escobar Magicalamity NE (Paperback)
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R167 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tom is in shock. He's just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. Tom doesn't know he is a demisprite - the child of a fairy and a human - until he meets his three fairy godmothers. They've been summoned to protect him, but they can't stop bickering, and two of them are hardened criminals. Tom must survive their botched magic spells, learn to fly and enter the dangerous Fairy Realm to save his parents... From the author of BESWITCHEDOne of the most enchanting, funny and suspenseful stories to have been published for some time THE TIMES

The Stolen Ones (Paperback): Vanessa Curtis The Stolen Ones (Paperback)
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R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

My name is Inge. I am sixteen.

I live with Mama and Papa in Munich. Food is still rationed, though the war ended over ten years ago.

My boyfriend is Jewish. I have to hide this from my parents.

Sometimes I think they are hiding something from me, too. Letters arrive every year on my birthday, but they are not addressed to me.

They are for a girl named Kasia.

This is her story.

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix NE (Paperback): Paola Escobar The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix NE (Paperback)
Paola Escobar; Kate Saunders 1
R166 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The exciting companion to THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP. A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone's favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the childrenmust travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London's famous cathedral from destruction by fire?

The Great Animal Escapade (Paperback): Jane Kerr The Great Animal Escapade (Paperback)
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R168 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R48 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Danny works at Belle Vue Zoo, where - alongside training the famous elephant Maharajah - he helps out with the day-to-day tasks of caring for the animals. But when animals start escaping, Danny is the prime suspect: after all, he was a former street urchin and pickpocket. When a man turns up claiming to be his father, the plot thickens. Can Danny untangle the mystery of the animal escapade - and find out where he really belongs - in order to clear his name?

Becoming Jo (Paperback): Sophie McKenzie Becoming Jo (Paperback)
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R169 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: four sisters whose stories are forever imprinted in our hearts. But what if their stories had different endings? Reimagined by bestselling author Sophie McKenzie and told throughthe eyes of everybody's favourite sister, Becoming Jo perfectly captures the magic, exuberance and spirit of the original and much-loved book. Over 150 years after its publication, Becoming Jo proves just how timeless the characters and themes found within Little Women really are.

Lafras Cuyper in Venesie: Boek 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Karl Kielblock Lafras Cuyper in Venesie: Boek 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Karl Kielblock
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Karl Kielblock het verskeie boeke geskryf, waaronder die Lafras Cuyper-reeks baie bekend is en wyd versamel word. Dit handel oor seeavonture in diens van twee oorlogvoerende moondhede vroeg in die 19de eeu. Hierdie is die sesde boek in die reeks, propvol opwinding, spanning en avontuur! n Besoek aan Venesie dit is n droom wat waar word vir die beroemde kaperkaptein Lafras Cuyper. Die droom word egter ru onderbreek toe Lafras een aand in die donker stegies aangeval word. Voor hy die raaisel oor die aanval kan oplos, roep Napoleon hom terug na Parys. Lafras moet Venesie verlaat en ook die aanvallige Justina, wat sy hart so gou verower het. Hy moet met die Turkse goewerneur gaan onderhandel oor drie Franse offisiere wat as gyselaars aangehou word. Tussendeur al die lewensgevaarlike avonture, verskyn die beeld van Justina kort-kort voor Lafras. Hy moet haar weer sien. Hy moet weer terugkeer na Venesie en sy aanvallers. Die verhaal van Lafras Cuyper is op feite gebaseer.

Grensgeval (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marita Van der Vyver Grensgeval (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marita Van der Vyver
R280 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R71 (25%) Pre-order
Greyhound of a Girl (Paperback): Roddy Doyle Greyhound of a Girl (Paperback)
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R161 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R50 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

12 year old Mary's beloved grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until Granny's long-dead mammy appears. Her ghost has returned to help her dying daughter say goodbye to the ones she loves. But first she needs to take them all on a road trip to the past. A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL is a perfectly-pitched, funny and tender tale about four generations of an Irish family, and the special bonds between mothers and daughters. It will entrance readers from 10 to adult.

Return to the Secret Garden (Paperback): Holly Webb Return to the Secret Garden (Paperback)
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R164 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Return to Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless classic, The Secret Garden, in this magical sequel by bestselling author Holly Webb. It's 1939 and a group of children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall. Emmie is far from happy to have been separated from her cat and sent to a huge old mansion. But soon she starts discovering the secrets of the house - a boy crying at night, a diary written by a girl named Mary, and a garden. A very secret garden...

Poppy Field (Hardcover): Michael Morpurgo Poppy Field (Hardcover)
Michael Morpurgo; Illustrated by Michael Foreman 1
R319 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R90 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story that explains the meaning behind the poppy.In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound ways - it is their history as much as any nation's. They remember. They grieve. They honour the past. This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that explains the history that inspired the story.

Wait for Me (Paperback, Epub Edition): Caroline Leech Wait for Me (Paperback, Epub Edition)
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R191 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Can their love survive a war? A breathtaking WW2 romance for fans of CODE NAME VERITY and BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY. It's 1945, and Lorna Anderson's life on her father's farm in Scotland consists of endless chores, rationing and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for the country? But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart. Loving Paul could mean losing her family and the life she's always known. But with tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she's willing to sacrifice - before the end of the war determines their fate once and for all.

The Berenstain Bears' Big Family Album (Paperback): Mike Berenstain The Berenstain Bears' Big Family Album (Paperback)
Mike Berenstain; Illustrated by Mike Berenstain
R89 R77 Discovery Miles 770 Save R12 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Anna at War (Paperback): Helen Peters Anna at War (Paperback)
Helen Peters 1
R196 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R50 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Daniel's grandmother has never told him much about what happened to her during the war. He knows she came to England on the Kindertransport to escape the Nazis but he doesn't know about her time as an emigree in rural Sussex or her role in capturing a German spy sent to kill Winston Churchill. This is her story.

I walked back to the barn. We had left the door slightly ajar, and I slipped through the gap. My plimsolls made no sound on the dirt floor.

I heard sounds from the loft, as though the injured man was rummaging in his haversack.

He was muttering to himself. My stomach turned over. I stopped dead still.

No. It couldn't be. I must have heard wrong.

I stayed completely still, listening, my heart thumping. He was still rummaging, but he had stopped muttering.

Something rolled across the loft and dropped over the edge on to the barn floor. The man swore.

My blood froze in my veins.

He had sworn in German.

She Wolf (Paperback): Dan Smith She Wolf (Paperback)
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R167 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Action, adventure, wolves, snow ... this story has EVERYTHING. I devoured it so quickly I need to read it again.' EMMA CARROLL Northumbria, 866. Washed ashore on a frozen English beach, Ylva's survived. She will not cry. She's meant to be strong. She's a Viking. But when her mother dies at the hand of a three-fingered man, and the wolves of the forest circle closer, Ylva will need more than the memory of her mother's stories to stay alive. Can she shape her own legend? Will it end in revenge - or is there another way?

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