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Briewe Uit Brielshoop (Afrikaans, Paperback): Helene Olivier Briewe Uit Brielshoop (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Helene Olivier
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In 1977, terwyl Henna en haar man Stone juis op soek is na ’n stukkie grond waar hulle saam kan ontspan, weg van die stadsgeraas en mensegedrang, sterf Henna se ma en word ’n familieplaas onverwags en onbepland haar erfdeel. In pleks van die plaasidille wat Stone voorgehou het, word Henna nou gekonfronteer met die harde werklikheid van volskaalse boerdery en alles wat daarmee gepaard gaan: droogte, peste, plae, veesiektes, vrektes en vrees. Stone se pligte as “befaamde ginekoloog” hou hom immers besig in die stad – en dis Henna wat vrou-alleen stoetvee koop, hanslammers grootmaak, met plaasarbeiders onderhandel en ’n tuiste probeer skep uit ’n vervalle murasie.

Uit briewe aan haar jarelange vriendin Ida leer ken die leser ’n belese en berese “ek” wat skielik ’n totale ommeswaai in haar netjiese bestaan beleef. S word die teks ook ’n boeiende karakterstudie oor ’n ouerwordende vrou wat stoei met haar komplekse familiegeskiedenis (haar ma was eksentriek en afwesig, haar pa het met sy kop in boeke geleef) en die onopgeloste geheime wat n haar ma se dood op die lappe kom. Die Henna wat enersyds kan brande blus, kalwe versorg en vendusies bywoon openbaar haarself al skrywende as fyngevoelige, intellektuele en filosofiese “ek” wat vlymskerp kan spot met haar eie swakhede, maar ook pynlik akkurate waarnemings maak oor die wreld waarin sy leef. Benewens interessante wetenswaardighede oor boerdery wat na vore kom, is dit ook ’n veelseggende teks wat betref rasverhoudings op plase, die rol en posisie van vroue in die gemeenskap, die ewige waarhede in die letterkunde en die mens se afhanklikheid van die natuur.

Anatomy of a Scandal - The Sunday Times bestseller everyone is talking about (Paperback): Sarah Vaughan Anatomy of a Scandal - The Sunday Times bestseller everyone is talking about (Paperback)
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R193 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R69 (36%) In stock

'Deftly plotted and superbly well researched, with an eerie relevance to the current debate surrounding the attitudes to and experiences of women in Westminster, Hollywood and beyond. An intelligent, absorbing page-turner that avoids all knee-jerk assumptions and easy answers' Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us 'Timely and compelling' Shari Lapena `The best courtroom drama since Apple Tree Yard ... sensational' Clare Mackintosh A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it. Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case - she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes. `A compelling and cautionary story about how we can never truly know someone else; how even after twelve years of marriage, a wife might not know everything about her husband. Brilliant, shocking, and gripping, once I started, I couldn't stop reading' Claire Fuller, bestselling author of Our Endless Numbered Days `Sarah Vaughan drip feeds revelations while exploring the power and privilege of political elite' Good Housekeeping `Think last year's drama Liar with a dash of Apple Tree Yard' Sunday Mirror 'That rare book that combines great writing, spot-on characterisation and a compulsive, page-turning narrative. I read it in one breathless day. Set against a fascinating backdrop of the Houses of Parliament, the Old Bailey and Oxford University, think House of Cards meets The Secret History. Meticulously researched, this is an outstanding read' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle `A timely thriller about marriage, but also about power, who wields it, and how that affects who we believe' Stylist `Expertly plotted courtroom drama ... Gripping and beautifully written' Sunday Post `Anatomy of a Scandal has bestseller written all over it' Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House `I was hooked right from the start. So beautifully written, clever and compelling. I was gripped right up to the final page' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing `Am I allowed to choose my book of the year in May? Anatomy of a Scandal is astoundingly good - a tour de force. I absolutely loved it' Eve Chase, bestselling author of Black Rabbit Hall `Incredibly authentic, highly involving character drama here, in a story that could easily be ripped from the headlines' Booklikes.com

Our Secrets and Lies (Paperback): Sinead Moriarty Our Secrets and Lies (Paperback)
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R215 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R66 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Moriarty [tackles] uncomfortable and painful subjects, weaving them into compelling thought-provoking stories ... heartfelt and deeply moving' Irish Independent The new novel from the Richard and Judy Book Club author and Number One Bestseller! When her children are offered a scholarship to a prestigious school Lucy Murphy is ecstatic. Her plan for a glittering future ended when she became pregnant. But there will be no limit to what her twins can achieve. Stuck in her dreams for their imaginary lives, Lucy doesn't see what is right in front of her - that she is thinking of her own ambitions, not her children's. And that life can be challenging for seventeen-year-olds, especially in the era of social media. Until catastrophe strikes, Lucy remains blind to the cost of forcing her wishes on the twins, particularly her sensitive daughter. To have any hope of surviving as a family, all three will have to face up to some surprising and difficult truths . . . 'Both heart-breaking and heart-warming ... a joy to read' Woman's Way Praise for Sinead Moriarty's novels 'A fascinating exploration of difficult subjects ... Moriarty writes with compelling authority' Irish Times 'There is warmth and heart aplenty in this delicately told story' Daily Mail 'OMG! I'm an emotional wreck after reading this novel, probably not helped by the fact that I pulled an all-nighter to finish it ... I just could not put it down' Eileen Dunne, RTE 'Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis 'We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars' Heat magazine 'Beautifully written and sensitive' Woman's Way 'Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.' Katie Fforde 'Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!' Paige Toon

Quichotte (Hardcover): Salman Rushdie Quichotte (Hardcover)
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R475 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R95 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Quichotte is a love story of profound tenderness and humanity from a great storyteller at his brilliant best. Wise, beautifully written, as heartbreaking as it is wildly comic, its characters unforgettable, its plot dazzlingly suspenseful, Quichotte illuminates our corrupt times where fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. Quichotte, an ageing travelling salesman obsessed with TV, is on a quest for love. Unfortunately, his daily diet of reality TV, sitcoms, films, soaps, comedies and dramas has distorted his ability to separate fantasy from reality. He wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence, while obsessively writing love letters to a celebrity he knows only through his screen. Together the two innocents set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Quichotte's story is told by Brother, a mediocre spy novelist in the midst of a midlife crisis. As the stories of Brother and Quichotte intertwine, we are taken on a wild, picaresque journey through a country on the edge of moral and spiritual collapse.

Before She Was Found (Paperback): Heather Gudenkauf Before She Was Found (Paperback)
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R191 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Eerily page-turning and wonderfully twisty.' Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author One of them knows what happened that night... For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover - movies and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences... Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted - not even those closest to her. But who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora - and why? A shocking, unputdownable thriller, perfect for fans of Claire Douglas, Lucy Clarke, Nuala Ellwood and Paula Daly.

Bel Canto (Paperback, Film Tie-In Edition): Ann Patchett Bel Canto (Paperback, Film Tie-In Edition)
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R211 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Winner of the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The poignant - and at times very funny - novel from the author of State of Wonder and Commonwealth. Latin terrorists storm an international gathering hosted by an underprivileged country to promote foreign interest and trade, only to find that their intended target, the President, has stayed home to watch his favourite soap opera on TV. Among the hostages are a world class opera singer and her biggest fan, a Japanese tycoon who has been persuaded to attend the party on the understanding that she will perform half a dozen arias after dinner. The tycoon's engaging and sympathetic translator plays a vital role in the subsequent relationships between so many different nationalities closeted together, interpreting not only the terrorists' negotiations but also the language of love between lovers who cannot understand what the other is saying. Ultimately, it is the terrorist strike that does more to promote foreign relations than anyone could have hoped to achieve with the party.

After the Flood (Hardcover): Kassandra Montag After the Flood (Hardcover)
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R319 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R89 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`[A] brilliantly imagined novel about love and desperation, set in an astonishing new world ... utterly gripping' Karin Slaughter, International bestselling author of The Last Widow The world is mostly water when Pearl is born. The floods have left America a cluster of small islands with roving trade ships and raiders. Pearl knows little of her father Jacob and elder sister Row, who left her mother Myra when she was pregnant with her. Between them they make do, with Myra fishing and trading to make ends meet, travelling from island to island on Bird, the boat Myra's grandfather made before he died. Whilst their life is a tranquil one, Myra still aches for the daughter she once lost. When a chance encounter reveals that Row might still be alive, Myra packs up six-year-old Pearl and together they begin a dangerous voyage to The Valley, where rumours of violence and breeding ships run rampant. Along the way they encounter death and strangers, finally finding solace on board Sedna - full to the brim with supplies and an able crew - where Myra feels like she might be closer to finding Row than she has ever been. But to get to Row she will have to deceive everyone around her, betraying the trust of those she's come to love, and ask herself if she's willing to sacrifice everything and everyone for what might be nothing at all.

Look to Your Wife (Paperback): Paula Byrne Look to Your Wife (Paperback)
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R210 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A debut novel by a bestselling non-fiction author, this is a witty, wholly entrancing story of the pleasures, pains and obsessions of contemporary life. Lisa Blaize - teacher, and would-be fashion writer, mother and second wife - feels out of place when her high-flying husband becomes the headmaster of a school in a country town. Isolated and far from her metropolitan upbringing, she turns to the one place where she learns she can be uninhibited. But `Twitter may be my undoing', Lisa discovers as her one-time private life becomes all too public. Soon she is dealing with an online stalker and her husband's reputation is put at risk, but will she be able to give up her addiction? From the gossip of the classroom to our obsession with instant communication, Look To Your Wife is witty and brilliantly observed, revealing the pleasures and pains of contemporary life.

The Last - One Hotel. Twenty Survivors. One of them is a murderer. (Paperback): Hanna Jameson The Last - One Hotel. Twenty Survivors. One of them is a murderer. (Paperback)
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R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'BRILLIANTLY EXECUTED . . . HAUNTING . . . EXTRAORDINARY' EMILY ST JOHN MANDEL 'DARK, ORIGINAL, COMPELLING' CJ TUDOR _____________________________ BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilisation, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his wife, Nadia, and their two daughters are still alive. More than anything, Jon wishes he hadn't ignored Nadia's last message. Twenty people remain in Jon's hotel. Far from the nearest city and walled in by towering trees, they wait, they survive. Then one day, the body of a young girl is found. It's clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer. As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what kind of justice can he hope for, when society as he knows it no longer exists? _____________________________ 'A CLEVER, ORIGINAL, SCARILY PLAUSIBLE WHITE-KNUCKLE READ' ERIN KELLY 'STEPHEN KING MEETS AGATHA CHRISTIE IN THIS FANTASTIC AND HIGHLY ORIGINAL NOVEL . . . I LOVED EVERY SECOND . . . THIS IS THE BOOK OF 2019' LUCA VESTE 'CHILLINGLY NIGHTMARISH - A GRIPPING READ' SOPHIA TOBIN 'GRIPPING, AND THOROUGHLY AND FRIGHTENINGLY BELIEVABLE. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN' JENNIE MELAMED

A Cornish Summer (Paperback): Catherine Alliott A Cornish Summer (Paperback)
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R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

**PRE-ORDER NOW - the hilarious new romantic comedy from the Number One bestselling author of About Last Night and Wish You Were Here** Flora's been in love with her husband for twenty years. The trouble is, he's been married to someone else for the past fifteen. Now she's been invited to spend the summer in the shady lanes and sandy coves of Cornwall. It should be blissful. There's just one small snag: she'll be staying with her former mother-in-law, Belinda. And Flora discovers she's not the only one invited when her ex-husband shows up out of the blue, complete with his new wife. So now there are two small snags. Can Flora spend the summer playing happy families with the woman who stole her husband's heart, and the mother-in-law who might have had a hand in it? Or will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all? 'Oh how I enjoyed this! No one writes about Cornwall like Catherine. Yet another fabulous book, packed with glamour, delicious characters and myriad family complications!' Jill Mansell

The Poisonwood Bible (Paperback, Open Market - Airside ed): Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible (Paperback, Open Market - Airside ed)
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R194 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R59 (30%) In stock

Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.

In at the Deep End (Paperback): Kate Davies In at the Deep End (Paperback)
Kate Davies
R214 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R63 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Every woman should own a copy of this book' Erin Kelly `Brilliant' Stylist `Very, very, very funny' Sarra Manning `The best thing I've read in AGES' Gill Sims `Fresh and funny' Guardian `I love this book!' Josie Long 'Fresh, filthy and funny' Grazia Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years. But now: * a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis; * a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art; * and she's wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist. Julia's about to learn that she's been looking for love - and satisfaction - in all the wrong places... Frank, filthy and very, very funny, In at the Deep End is a brilliant debut from a major new talent. #ImInAtTheDeepEnd

Pad na eensaamheid (Afrikaans, Paperback): Kas Van den Bergh Pad na eensaamheid (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Kas Van den Bergh
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Dit is die ironie van die lewe dat die dinge waarna jy die hardste streef omdat jy meen dat jy daardeur geluk kan verwerf, jou ontgaan juis op die oomblik wanneer dit net binne jou bereik le. Dit is die pad van die lewe wat na eensaamheid lei. Willem, n uitgeworpene, is oortuig dat daar niks op die aarde is om na te strewe en voor te werk nie. Dan kry hy n nuwe geloof wanneer hy weer verantwoordelikheid kry vir plante en diere, vir lewende dinge wat van hom afhanklik is. Willem se pad kruis met Hans. Hans aanvaar al sy lewe lank dat elke mens verantwoordelikhede het en n plig om te werk. En wanneer hy begin vrae stel en die aanvaarding verdwyn, plaas hy nie net homself op die pad na eensaamheid nie, maar hy vernietig ook die geluk wat twee ander mense moontlik sou kon vind.

The World's Worst Children 3 (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition): David Walliams The World's Worst Children 3 (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition)
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R190 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R60 (32%) In stock

From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams comes another collection of more hilariously horrible children! Illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artist genius, Tony Ross, these stories will appal and delight young readers.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your bookshelf, 10 more horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever! From ten-year old Hank and his endless pranks on his poor, long-suffering family, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums – this brand new collection is the perfect companion to World’s Worst Children books 1 and 2 and an ideal gift for the worst children in your life!

This compendium of catastrophically horrid boys and girls is brought to you by the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams and a brilliant cast of comedy gold!

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of David Walliams’ first novel, The Boy in the Dress.

Postscript (Paperback): Cecelia Ahern Postscript (Paperback)
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R285 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R90 (32%) Pre-order

The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling PS, I Love You!

It's been seven years since Holly Kennedy's husband died – six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life. She’s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved. But when a group inspired by Gerry's letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, approaches Holly asking for help, she finds herself drawn back into a world that she worked so hard to leave behind.

Reluctantly, Holly beings a relationship with the club, even as their friendship threatens to destroy the peace she believes she has achieved. As each of these people calls upon Holly to help them leave something meaningful behind for their loved ones, Holly will embark on a remarkable journey – one that will challenge her to ask whether embracing the future means betraying the past, and what it means to love someone forever…

Imaginary Friend (Paperback): Stephen Chbosky Imaginary Friend (Paperback)
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R453 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R150 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Kate Reese is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, with her young son Christopher. But Mill Grove, Pennsylvania, is not the safe place they thought it would be... Their world begins to unravel after Christopher vanishes into the Mission Street Woods - where 50 years earlier an eerily similar disappearance occurred. When he emerges six days later, unharmed but not unchanged, he brings with him a secret: a voice only he can hear and a warning of tragedy to come. What follows is a moving, thrilling, chilling modern masterpiece - a work of towering imagination and emotional depth which unfolds on an epic canvas.

The Kicking the Bucket List (Paperback): Cathy Hopkins The Kicking the Bucket List (Paperback)
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R242 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R91 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Warm, wise and full of heart... I absolutely loved this book.' Lucy Diamond Mum always knows best... The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French. Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit. At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's `bucket list'. But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris' bucket list was about so much more than money...

The Girl at the Door (Hardcover): Veronica Raimo The Girl at the Door (Hardcover)
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R303 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R92 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A tense, provocative and nuanced novel about a rape accusation in an idyllic commune I was in my sixth month when the girl came knocking. The girl came empty handed. On the threshold, her hair down, her jeans tight. 'Are you the professor's wife?' the girl asked me. 'I have to speak to you,' she said. 'The professor raped me,' the girl said.

The Other Half of Augusta Hope (Hardcover): Joanna Glen The Other Half of Augusta Hope (Hardcover)
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R317 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R90 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'A mesmerizingly beautiful portrait of a young woman discovering what home means to her' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus `Without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read - an extraordinary masterpiece' Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton YOU'RE NOT LOST. YOU'RE JUST LOOKING. Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. And she's right - she doesn't. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia. When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs - but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away? AUGUSTA MAY NOT FEEL LIKE SHE FITS IN, BUT READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH HER... `What a beautiful moving book...one that will stay with a lot of readers long after closing the last page' Karen W `What a brilliant, brave, clever book' Maddy P `A beautiful tale of family, of loss, of the awkward relationships we build with those we love the most...a must read!' Amelia D `A powerful novel about fitting in, loss, and the people you really have connections with' Siobhan D `This book gave me all sorts of feelings!' Nia I `God what a book! I couldn't put it down but didn't want it to end' Natasha P `The story made me laugh and cry in equal measure, and now it's finished I'm at a slight loss as what to read next' Laura W `I loved this book from the very first line...It's totally original, deeply moving and something really special' Katherine W `A thoughtful and warm-hearted read...I loved it!' Joy L `I laughed, I cried, I fell in love' Elizabeth T

'n Spook in die Huis - 'n Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback): Francios Loots 'n Spook in die Huis - 'n Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Francios Loots
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) 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 di wat hy elke nag bekook vir die Shrien Dewanisaak by die nuuskantoor waar hy werk.

Die skaduwreld van sado-masochisme kom tydens die Dewaniondersoek aan die lig: ’n wreld 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 dt wat by hom spook nie slegs metafories is nie.

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

The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood (Paperback): Susan Elliot-Wright The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood (Paperback)
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`You're left with no choice but to put life on hold while you race to the end' Woman and Home `I read it in 24 hours with my heart in my mouth. So good!' Julie Cohen, author of Together Cornelia Blackwood lives a quiet life. She has no friends, no children. When she goes to the corner shop to buy milk, people whisper behind her back. Her one constant, her rock, is her husband. But when he doesn't come home from a work conference, she is left alone to try to pick up the pieces. And before long, the secret her husband has hidden from her for all these years is laid bare. The one thing she longs for most is the one thing he kept from her. And now she can think of nothing else. Everyone knows what Cornelia did all those years ago. But no one knows what she will do next. From a supremely talented storyteller, The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood is a powerful novel of motherhood, loss and loneliness and how we can make damaging choices when pushed to our emotional edge. `A powerful, compelling and emotional rollercoaster of a novel' Hannah Richell, author of The Peacock Summer `A powerful and talented voice' Rachel Hore, author of Last Letter Home 'A brave and moving story about how much can be lost and what happens next' Alison Moore

Beauchamp Hall (Paperback): Danielle Steel Beauchamp Hall (Paperback)
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An uplifting, inspiring story about taking control of your life, by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Winona Farmington can't help but feel that life is passing her by in her backwater Michigan town. She hates her job, and her boyfriend won't commit. But she escapes the dreariness of everyday life with her favourite TV show, Beauchamp Hall, an English period drama. When she makes a shocking discovery, Winona knows it's time to make a change and travels to the picturesque English village that's home to the world of Beauchamp Hall, in pursuit of a new adventure . . .

Unsheltered (Paperback): Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered (Paperback)
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The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.

Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it’s so unnerving that she’s arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an inherited brick home in Vineland, New Jersey, that is literally falling apart. The magazine where she worked has folded, and the college where her husband had tenure has closed. The dilapidated house is also home to her ailing and cantankerous Greek father-in-law and her two grown children: her stubborn, free-spirited daughter, Tig, and her dutiful debt-ridden, ivy educated son, Zeke, who has arrived with his unplanned baby in the wake of a life-shattering development.

In an act of desperation, Willa begins to investigate the history of her home, hoping that the local historical preservation society might take an interest and provide funding for its direly needed repairs. Through her research into Vineland’s past and its creation as a Utopian community, she discovers a kindred spirit from the 1880s, Thatcher Greenwood.

A science teacher with a lifelong passion for honest investigation, Thatcher finds himself under siege in his community for telling the truth: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting new theory recently published by Charles Darwin. Thatcher’s friendships with a brilliant woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor draw him into a vendetta with the town’s most powerful men. At home, his new wife and status-conscious mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his financial worries and the news that their elegant house is structurally unsound.

Brilliantly executed and compulsively readable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred—whether family or friends—and in the strength of the human spirit.

Berta Isla (Paperback): Javier Marias Berta Isla (Paperback)
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'The most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature' Boston Globe 'No one else, anywhere, is writing quite like this' Daily Telegraph A thrilling new literary offering from the acclaimed author of The Infatuations and A Heart So White 'For a while, she wasn't sure that her husband was her husband. Sometimes she thought he was, and sometimes not...' Berta Isla and Tomas Nevinson meet in Madrid. Young and in love, they quickly decide to spend their lives together - never suspecting that they will grow to be total strangers, both living under the shadow of disappearances. Tomas, half-Spanish and half-English, has an extraordinary gift for languages and accents. Leaving Berta to study at Oxford, he catches the interest of a certain government agency, and its mysterious agent, Bertram Tupra. Tomas is determined to evade the agent's attentions but his fate is sealed by an escalating series of events that will affect the rest of his life - and that of his beloved Berta. Finishing his time at Oxford, he returns to Madrid to marry her, already knowing that the life they planned has been lost forever. Darkly gripping, Berta Isla examines a relationship condemned to secrecy and concealment, to pretence and conjecture, to resentment mingled with loyalty. With meticulous insight and understanding of the human soul, Marias examines the urge to change our destiny, and the hopeless exile we bring upon ourselves.

The Wayward Girls (Hardcover): Amanda Mason The Wayward Girls (Hardcover)
Amanda Mason 1
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The Girls meets The Little Stranger in this dark and captivating debut about sisterhood, family secrets, and a dangerous game that becomes all too real. THEN 1976. Loo and her sister Bee live in a run-down cottage in the middle of nowhere, with their artistic parents and wild siblings. Their mother, Cathy, had hoped to escape to a simpler life; instead the family find themselves isolated and shunned by their neighbours. At the height of the stifling summer, unexplained noises and occurences in the house begin to disturb the family, until they intrude on every waking moment . . . NOW Loo, now Lucy, is called back to her childhood home. A group of strangers are looking to discover the truth about the house and the people who lived there. But is Lucy ready to confront what really happened all those years ago?

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