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The House by the Loch (Hardcover): Kirsty Wark The House by the Loch (Hardcover)
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'A deeply satisfying work of pure imagination . . . sweeping and intimate' Damian Barr, author of You Will Be Safe Here 'Beautiful and atmospheric' Alistair Moffatt, author of The Hidden Ways 'Powerful and compelling' Sue Lawrence, author of The Night He Left From the bestselling author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, a novel of long-hidden family secrets that refuse to lie buried in the past . . . Scotland, 1950s Walter MacMillan is bewitched by the clever, glamorous Jean Thompson and can't believe his luck when she agrees to marry him. Neither can she, for Walter represents a steady and loving man who can perhaps quiet the demons inside her. Yet their home on remote Loch Doon soon becomes a prison for Jean and neither a young family, nor Walter's care, can seem to save her. Many years later, Walter is with his adult children and adored grandchildren on the shores of Loch Doon where the family has been holidaying for two generations. But the shadows of the past stretch over them and will turn all their lives upside down on one fateful weekend. The House by the Loch is the story of a family in all its loving complexity, and the way it can, and must, remake itself endlessly in order to make peace with the past. Praise for The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle 'Original and enthralling' Guardian 'Affecting and tender' The Times 'Page-turning' Red

The Big Kahuna (Hardcover): Janet Evanovich, Peter Evanovich The Big Kahuna (Hardcover)
Janet Evanovich, Peter Evanovich
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I Know Who You Are (Paperback): Alice Feeney I Know Who You Are (Paperback)
Alice Feeney 1
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`What a ride, I loved this book and the brilliant Hitchcockian twist!' Sarah Michelle Gellar `Twisty and gripping' Jane Fallon `You will NEVER guess the ending of this one!' Louise Candlish `A fiendishly well-plotted, deliciously dark and twisting read' Lucy Foley `A rollercoaster of a ride' Jane Corry The highly anticipated new novel from the international bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie, Alice Feeney's new novel is her most twisted and nerve-wracking thriller yet. Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can't remember where from. But I know exactly who you are. I know what you've done. And I am watching you. When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn't seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she's hiding something and they're right, she is - but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she's never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. I Know Who You Are will leave your heart pounding and your pulse racing. This is the most twisted thriller you'll read all year.

My Brilliant Friend (tv Tie-in) (Paperback): Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend (tv Tie-in) (Paperback)
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This Green and Pleasant Land (Hardcover): Ayisha Malik This Green and Pleasant Land (Hardcover)
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'Build them a mosque, beta. Build them a mosque.' For years Bilal Hasham and his wife Mariam have lived contented, quiet lives in the sleepy rural village of Babbel's End. Now all that is about to change. On her deathbed, Bilal's mother reaches for his hand. Instead of whispering her final prayers, she gives him a task: build a mosque in his country village. Mariam is horrified by Bilal's plan. His friends and neighbours are unnerved. As outrage sweeps Babbel's End, battle lines are drawn. His mother's dying wish reveals deeper divisions in their village than Bilal had ever imagined. Soon Bilal is forced to choose between community and identity, between faith and friendship, between honouring his beloved mother's last wish and preserving what is held dear in the place that he calls home. 'At the heart of this book lies the simple question: who decides to who and what we belong? This is Malik's best work to date - satirical, controversial, knowing and essential' - Vaseem Khan 'This Green and Pleasant Land, a novel that simmers with tenderness, is a deeply relevant book that is bound to ruffle a fair few feathers, but the right feathers, and for the right reasons' - Caroline O'Donoghue 'Thoughtful, funny, excellently written and deserves to be read by everyone . . . it's the standout book of the year' - Abir Mukherjee

How Not to Die Alone (Hardcover): Richard Roper How Not to Die Alone (Hardcover)
Richard Roper
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The Gameshouse (Paperback): Claire North The Gameshouse (Paperback)
Claire North 1
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everyone has heard of the Gameshouse. But few know all its secrets . . . It is the place where fortunes can be made and lost though chess, backgammon - every game under the sun. But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . where the games played are of politics and nations, of economics and kings. It is a contest where Capture the Castle involves real castles and where hide and seek takes place on the scale of a continent. Among those worthy of competing in the higher league, three unusually talented contestants play for the highest stakes of all . . . From Claire North, author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and one of the most original new voices in modern fiction, comes the mesmerising tale of the Gameshouse, where games of chance and skill control the fate of empires. *Originally published as three digital-only instalments: The Serpent, The Thief and The Master.* Praise for Claire North: 'One of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent 'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian 'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness

The Tiger's Wife (Paperback): Tea Obreht The Tiger's Wife (Paperback)
Tea Obreht
R215 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A spellbinding journey through the troubled history and colourful folklore of the Balkans, from the youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize. 'Beautifully executed, haunting and lyrical' Independent 'A delightful work, as enchanting as it is surprising' Sunday Times 'Assured, eloquent and not easily forgotten' Independent on Sunday Natalia is on a quest: to discover the truth about her beloved grandfather. He has died far from home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery. Recalling stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia suspects he may have died trying to unravel two mysteries. One was the fate of a tiger which escaped during German bombing raids in 1941; the other a man who claimed to be immortal. But, as Natalia learns, there are no simple truths or easy answers in this landscape echoing with myths but still scarred by war. 'Spellbinding' Marie Claire 'Striking, affecting and ingenious' Scotsman 'A poignant, seductive novel' Observer 'The most thrilling discovery in years' Colum McCann 'A book you will want to read again and again' Independent 'Varied, poignant and beguilingly fantastical' Time Out 'Obeht has a vibrant, rangy, full-bodied prose style, which moved expertly between realistic and mythic modes of storytelling, conjuring brilliant images on every page' Sunday Times 'One of the most extraordianry debuts of recent memory . . . gorgeous' Vogue

The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear (Paperback): Carol Campbell The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear (Paperback)
Carol Campbell
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) In stock

It's a black Karoo night and a young woman, covered in blood, is running along a deserted dirt track. A terrible thing has happened and the woman, Siena, has to reach Seekoegat Primary School at the end of the track, the only place she knows that is safe. It's a long way to run, a three-day ride on a donkey cart.

This is the story of Siena, Boetie and Kriekie, whose lives intersect as children and who meet again as adults: Boetie is a boy running wild. Deprived and neglected he is always up to mischief but his friendship with Siena gives him self-worth. Kriekie is a basket case. As the child of a prostitute working the truck-stops along the n1 he has no home. When his mother, Dolly, doesn't come back, a small act of kindness by a woman running a shop at the truck-stop sees him end up at Seekoegat Primary. Plodding steadily through each chapter is the spectre of the ancient Karoo tortoise. Siena's father, Pa, a karretjiemens, reveres the tortoise as a creature that holds within it the wisdom of the ancient landscape and that cries only one tear when it dies. The Tortoise Cried Its Only Tear is award-winning author Carol Campbell's third book on the Karoo.

Like her previous work this story is a piece of social realism but, for the first time, Campbell introduces hints of magical realism - which is very much in keeping with the world view of the people she writes about.

'n Spook in die Huis - 'n Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback): Francios Loots 'n Spook in die Huis - 'n Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Francios Loots
R260 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R61 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Die spook in sy huis kry alleenloper Paul nie verdryf nie, al probeer hy hoe hard om met ingewikkelde resepte sy dae om te bak. Sy lewe verander onomkeerbaar wanneer hy by ’n moord ingesleep word. Nou is sy lewe ook ’n koerantopskrif, nes dié wat hy elke nag bekook vir die Shrien Dewanisaak by die nuuskantoor waar hy werk.

Die skaduwêreld van sado-masochisme kom tydens die Dewaniondersoek aan die lig: ’n wêreld goed bekend aan Div. Fisieke pyn is hoe hy vergeet van sy afgetakelde pa en sy junkie-broer. Wanneer die gedaante van die vermoorde Anni Dewani lewensgroot aan Div verskyn, besef hy dat dít wat by hom spook nie slegs metafories is nie.

Wat jaag ons, en wat maak ons vry? In ’n Spook in die huis, François Loots se sewende roman, word die kompleksiteite rondom ontvlugting en verlossing op boeiende en verrassende wyse verken.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Hardcover, Slytherin Edition): J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Hardcover, Slytherin Edition)
J. K. Rowling 1
R350 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this irresistible Slytherin House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its pride, ambition and cunning. Harry's third year at Hogwarts is packed with thrilling Slytherin moments, including Draco Malfoy's typically sneaky attempts to sabotage the Gryffindor Seeker .

With vibrant sprayed edges in Slytherin house livery, the book features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with intricate gold foiling. With an exciting, bespoke introduction exploring the history of Slytherin House, and exclusive insights into the use of the Patronus Charm by favourite Slytherin characters, the book also boasts a spectacular image by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold of Severus Snape conjuring his Patronus. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come.

A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be SLYTHERIN!'

Robbie se broer se roer en ander jagstories (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pienkes Du Plessis Robbie se broer se roer en ander jagstories (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pienkes Du Plessis
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) In stock

Pienkes du Plessis is terug met ’n nuwe bundel kortverhale. In Robbie se broer se roer en ander jagstories vertel hy stories oor alles wat met jagekspedisies gepaardgaan: vuurmaak, braai, kamp opslaan, sleepwaens pak en onderonsies met wilde diere – en vertel by staaltjies van toentertyd. Nostalgiese stories vir om die kampvuur, en vir lekker lag.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits - From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind (Paperback): Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Labyrinth of the Spirits - From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind (Paperback)
Carlos Ruiz Zafon; Translated by Lucia Graves 1
R271 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R79 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Magnificent: a dizzying tale of drama, intrigue and passion' MAIL ON SUNDAY As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life. Now a young man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s, Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop and enjoys a seemingly fulfilling life with his loving wife and son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to plague his soul. Just when Daniel believes he is close to solving this enigma, a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined spreads its tentacles from the hellish Franco regime. That is when Alicia Gris appears, a soul born out of the nightmare of the war. She is the one who will lead Daniel to the edge of the abyss and reveal the secret history of his family, although at a terrifying price. 'This is a novel to lose oneself in, and it promotes the sort of reading experience we remember from childhood - of complete absorption into a fantasy world' IRISH TIMES

Tick Tock (Paperback): Mel Sherratt Tick Tock (Paperback)
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`Fans of MARTINA COLE will love this' Katerina Diamond A gripping new series from million-copy bestseller Mel Sherratt. Praise for Mel Sherratt: `I love all Mel Sherratt's books' IAN RANKIN `Twists and turns and delivers a satisfying shot of tension' RACHEL ABBOTT TICK... In the city of Stoke, a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body abandoned in a field behind her school. TOCK... Two days later, a young mother is abducted. She's discovered strangled and dumped in a local park. TIME'S UP... DS Grace Allendale and her team are brought in to investigate, but with a bold killer, no leads and nothing to connect the victims, the case seems hopeless. It's only when a third woman is targeted that a sinister pattern emerges. A dangerous mind is behind these attacks, and Grace realises that the clock is ticking... Can they catch the killer before another young woman dies? The #1 bestseller returns with a breathtaking thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers.

Frankissstein - A Love Story (Hardcover): Jeanette Winterson Frankissstein - A Love Story (Hardcover)
Jeanette Winterson 1
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From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryonics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead... but waiting to return to life. But the scene is set in 1816, when nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley writes a story about creating a non-biological life-form. `Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.' What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realise. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself.

The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback): J. D Salinger The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
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Witty, wise and bittersweet, The Catcher in the Rye is the ultimate American coming-of-age novel - a timeless classic It's Christmas and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school. Fleeing the crooks at Pencey Prep, he pinballs around New York City seeking solace in fleeting encounters - shooting the bull with strangers in dive hotels, wandering alone round Central Park, getting beaten up by pimps and cut down by erstwhile girlfriends. The city is beautiful and terrible, in all its neon loneliness and seedy glamour, its mingled sense of possibility and emptiness. Holden passes through it like a ghost, thinking always of his kid sister Phoebe, the only person who really understands him, and his determination to escape the phonies and find a life of true meaning. The Catcher in the Rye is an all-time classic coming-of-age story: an elegy to teenage alienation, capturing the deeply human need for connection and the bewildering sense of loss as we leave childhood behind. 'He wrote a perfect novel and it changed US culture forever' Independent 'It was a very pure voice he had. There was no one like him' Martin Amis 'He was the poet of youthful alienation before youth really knew what that was' Sunday Times 'His work meant a lot to me when I was a young person and his writing still sings now' Dave Eggers

The Wise Men Journey Searching for the King - Devotions, Prayers & Bible Stories to Discover the True Excitement of Christmas.... The Wise Men Journey Searching for the King - Devotions, Prayers & Bible Stories to Discover the True Excitement of Christmas. (Hardcover)
Meintjes Lynette
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How Hard Can It Be? (Paperback, Edition): Allison Pearson How Hard Can It Be? (Paperback, Edition)
Allison Pearson 1
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Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is fifty, but not in a good way. Fifty, in Kate's mind, equals invisibility, and she's caught between her traitorous hormones, unknowable teenage children and ailing parents. She's back at work after a break, now that her husband Rich has dropped out of the rat race to master the art of mindfulness. But just as Kate is finding a few tricks to get by, her old client and flame Jack reappears - complicated doesn't even begin to cover it...

Delilah Now Trending (Paperback): Pamela Power Delilah Now Trending (Paperback)
Pamela Power 2
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Single mom Delilah’s life goes up in smoke when her Grade 6 daughter – star pupil Daisy – isn’t made Head Girl. The honour goes to Rosie Roberts, Daisy’s nemesis. But when Rosie is pushed off the second-storey balcony at school, accusing glances are cast at Daisy…

Did she push Rosie, and to what lengths will Delilah go to clear her darling daughter’s name?

This laugh-a-minute book features a delicious PI named Jonty, a closeted ex-husband married to a LBW (“Little Blonde Wife”), and a dashing widower who presides over Daisy’s disciplinary hearing – all the reasons why Delilah will be trending

Still Me - Discover the love story that captured 21 million hearts (Paperback): Jojo Moyes Still Me - Discover the love story that captured 21 million hearts (Paperback)
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Discover the love story that captured 21 million hearts . . . will yours be next? THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 'It's a beautifully told, inspiring tale of what can happen when you leave your comfort zone, listen to your heart and trust it will all be OK' Heat ____________ Lou Clark knows too many things . . . She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it'll hurt. Lou won't know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything. Follow Lou Clark's adventures in this spellbinding conclusion to the love story that captured 21 million hearts. ____________ 'Immensely readable and enjoyable' Sunday Times A joyful story with a pitch-perfect ending' Daily Express 'Fun, emotional and a damn good read' Sun 'A funny, thoughtful and uplifting conclusion to the trilogy' Sunday Express

Fiction 3-Book Collection (Paperback): Fiction 3-Book Collection (Paperback)
R599 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R124 (21%) In stock

The Flavours Of Love - Dorothy Koomson
"It's been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I've decided to finish writing The Flavours of Love, the cookbook he started before he died. Everyone thinks I'm coping so well without him - they have no idea what I've been hiding or what I did back then to protect my family. But now that my 14-year-old daughter has confessed a devastating secret, and my husband's killer, who was never caught, has started to write to me, I know it's only a matter of time before the truth about me and what I've done will be revealed. My name is Saffron Mackleroy and this is my story."

The Rose Petal Beach - Dorothy Koomson
Tamia Challey is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible - but when she discovers who his accuser is, everything goes into freefall. Backed into a corner and unsure what to think, Tamia is forced to choose who she instinctively believes. But this choice has dire consequences for all concerned, especially when matters take a tragic turn. Then a stranger arrives in town to sprinkle rose petals in the sea in memory of her lost loved one. This stranger carries with her shocking truths that will change the lives of everyone she meets, and will once again force Tamia to make some devastating choices...

I Do Not Sleep - Judy Finnigan
Five years ago, Molly Gabriel lost her twenty-year-old son, Joey, to a terrible sailing accident. His empty boat was washed ashore on the rocks, but his body was never found. Now, Molly has returned to the sands of Cornwall haunted by his disappearance, unable to accept he is gone. Joey was an experienced sailor and died on a calm sea - things just don't add up and Molly cannot let it go. Desperate for answers, she turns to Joey's best friend, Ben, to try and find out what really happened that day...

Die Einde van die Storie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Santie van der Merwe Die Einde van die Storie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Santie van der Merwe
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) In stock

Lizzie de Villiers dink sy het haar man, Marthinus nie meer lief nie. Sy neem haar lewe en hulle huwelik van 28 jaar in oenskou. Wanneer het hulle uitmekaar begin dryf? Sal sy hulle ou liefde weer kan laat ontvlam? As sy nie kan nie, moet sy in hulle liefdelose, maar gemaklike huwelik bly, of moet sy maar haar eie paadjie stap? Marthinus stem nie met Lizzie saam nie. Volgens hom is daar niks verkeerd nie, en hy wil gewis he Lizzie moet bly, lief vir hom of nie. Die konflik tussen Lizzie en Marthinus veroorsaak konflik tussen Lizzie en hulle dogter Estelle, wat op die ouderdom van vier en twintig skielik soos n tiener optree. Beide Lizzie en Marthinus voel daar is fout, maar sy bly afsydig en byna vyandig, veral teenoor Lizzie. Lizzie se vertwyfeling bring haar egter nader aan die ander vroue in haar lewe. Hulle word groter bondgenote, elkeen met n unieke perspektief. n Geleentheid om afstand te kry tussen Lizzie en Marthinus duik op, en Lizzie gryp dit met albei hande. Sy bevraagteken gou haar oenskynlik onafhanklikheid, en Marthinus word gedwing om hand in eie boesem te steek. Sal hierdie huwelik die toets deurstaan?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Hardcover, Hufflepuff Edition): J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Hardcover, Hufflepuff Edition)
J. K. Rowling 1
R350 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this irresistible Hufflepuff House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its dedication, patience and loyalty. Harry's third year at Hogwarts is packed with thrilling Hufflepuff moments, including the appearance of Quidditch captain - and Hufflepuff heart-throb - Cedric Diggory!

With vibrant sprayed edges in Hufflepuff house livery, the book features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with intricate silver foiling. With an exciting, bespoke introduction exploring the history of Hufflepuff House, and exclusive insights into the use of the Patronus Charm by favourite Hufflepuff characters, the book also boasts a spectacular image by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold of Nymphadora Tonks conjuring her Patronus. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come.

A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be HUFFLEPUFF!'

Honestly, We Meant Well (Hardcover): Grant Ginder Honestly, We Meant Well (Hardcover)
Grant Ginder 1
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Die Skilpad se Laaste Traan (Afrikaans, Paperback): Carol Campbell Die Skilpad se Laaste Traan (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Carol Campbell
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) In stock

Dis 'n donker Karoonag en 'n bebloede vrou hardloop grondpad langs. Iets grusaam het gebeur en Siena weet sy moet by Seekoegat Primere Skool uitkom, daar sal sy veilig wees. Dis baie ver, drie dae met 'n donkiekar en sy is te voet. Hierdie roman vertel die verhaal van Siena, Boetie en Kriekie, wie se lewens sedert kinderdae nou verweef is. Soos wat Siena hardloop ontmoet lesers die mense in haar lewe: Boetie is verwilderd en verwaarloos, altyd besig met kattekwaad. Sy vriendskap met Siena laat hom egter sy selfwaarde besef. Kriekie is 'n wrak. Sy ma is 'n prostituut wat by die stilhouplekke langs die n1 werk en hy het skaars 'n huis. Wanneer sy ma, Dolly, nie terugkom nie, beland hy deur een vrou se goedhartigheid ook by Seekoegat Primere Skool. Die Karooskilpad se simboliese spore kan deur die hele roman gesien word. Siena se pa, 'n karretjiemens, het altyd gese dat 'n skilpad die wysheid van die antieke landskap in hom dra. Daar word geglo dat 'n skilpad slegs een traan in sy leeftyd stort, die oomblik wanneer hy sterf. Die skilpad se laaste traan is bekroonde skrywer Carol Campbell se derde boek oor die Karoo. Soos haar vorige werk fokus sy sterk op sosiale realisme, maar vir die eerste keer is hier ook magiese realisme, so eie aan die mense oor wie sy skryf.

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