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The Breakdown: The gripping thriller from the bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors (Paperback): B. A. Paris The Breakdown: The gripping thriller from the bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors (Paperback)
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R223 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R86 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

**Bring Me Back, the new gripping thriller by B A Paris, is available now** `A psychological page-turner' - Good Housekeeping If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust? It all started that night in the woods. Cass Anderson didn't stop to help the woman in the car, and now she's dead. Ever since, silent calls have been plaguing Cass and she's sure someone is watching her. Consumed by guilt, she's also starting to forget things. Whether she took her pills, what her house alarm code is - and if the knife in the kitchen really had blood on it. The new book by bestselling author BA Paris, Bring Me Back, is available to pre-order now

Tebatso Gaan See Toe (Afrikaans, Paperback): Maya Fowler Tebatso Gaan See Toe (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Maya Fowler
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Dis die Desembervakansie van 1983/84. Daar’s troepe in Angola, Lady Di is die mode-ikoon van die dag, Geloftedag word nog met groot toewyding gevier – en vakansie is nie vakansie as daar nie iemand is om die beddens op te maak en die skottelgoed te help was nie. Tebatso, self ’n enkelma van drie kinders (haar man is dood in ’n mynongeluk), is so te s ’n ekstra lid van die Vrystaatse gesin vir wie sy werk: Sy versorg die vier kinders al van babadae af en ken Mies Engela se susters en hul mans se nukke en grille danksy jare se vakansies op die plaas.

Wanneer die uitgebreide familie besluit om ’n strandhuis te huur vir drie weke oor Desember, kry Tebatso vir die eerste keer in haar lewe die geleentheid om haar geografiese horisonne te verbreed (hoewel die “wit” strand danksy apartheidswetgewing vir haar taboe is en sy eintlik maar min van die see te siene kry). Hierdie algehele wegbreek van haar normale milieu is egter ook ’n soort wegbreek uit haar aanvaarde perspektief: Sy sien vir die eerste keer dat daar nder maniere is om na die wreld te kyk as dt wat sy as die norm aanvaar het en leer dat daar oor die kleurgrens heen mense is wat ander gebruik en misbruik – en ook di wat toelaat dat hulle misbruik wrd.

Sy ontmoet ’n Xhosa-man wat al haar vertroude denkpatrone uitdaag en haar meteens laat wonder oor die geordende wreldjie waarin sy nog altyd geborge voel … en sy begin deur die linksgesinde Adriaan (wat protesteer as sy hom “baas” noem) besef dat daar ook andersdenkendes onder die wit Afrikaners te vinde is.

Chasm: A Weekend (Paperback): Dorothea Tanning Chasm: A Weekend (Paperback)
Dorothea Tanning
R206 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R34 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Tanning's fictional debut unquestionably deserves to be recognised as a complete artistic success . . . Tanning has assembled all the ingredients necessary for an extraordinary drama of love and betrayal, jealousy and regret . . . told in confident, fluid prose highlighted by passages of hallucinatory beauty' Guardian In the stark beauty of the desert, a mansion built by a madman rears its impudent architecture like an insult. The estate is called Windcote, 'its very name a masquerade', and its master, the odious Raoul Meridian, has invited a group of guests to spend a weekend, during the course of which they will find themselves driven by obsessions and confusions unlike any they've experienced before. Untouched by the fevers and failures around her is the indomitable child Destina, who will lead them into the heart of a mysterious canyon, where desire and cruelty forge an implacable truth. 'It seems hardly fair that Dorothea Tanning, in a long, passionately inventive career as a painter, should have acquired as well the other harmony of prose, and that her passionate inventions as a writer should be so lovingly, so wisely resolved' Richard Howard

The Rosie Result (Hardcover): Graeme Simsion The Rosie Result (Hardcover)
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R357 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R110 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

THE WONDERFUL FINAL INSTALMENT TO THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING SERIES THAT BEGAN WITH THE ROSIE PROJECT 'Heart-warming and clever' Daily Mail 'Incredibly funny, life-affirming and warm-hearted' Heat __________ Big-hearted, hilarious and exuberantly life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of overthinking. Meet Don Tillman, the genetics professor with a scientific approach to everything. But he's facing a set of human dilemmas tougher than the trickiest of equations. Right now he is in professional hot water after a lecture goes viral for all the wrong reasons; his wife of 4,380 days, Rosie, is about to lose the research job she loves; and - the most serious problem of all - their eleven-year-old son, Hudson, is struggling at school. He's a smart kid, but socially awkward and not fitting in. Fortunately, Don's had a lifetime's experience of not fitting in. And he's going to share the solutions with Hudson. He'll need the help of old friends and new, lock horns with the education system, and face some big questions about himself. As well as opening the world's best cocktail bar. If you liked The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, then you'll love The Rosie Project series. __________ 'Uplifting' Mail on Sunday 'Hilarity is the order of the day in this joyful read' Prima 'A fun and satisfying read' Sunday Express 'A fast-paced enjoyable journey. Genuinely heartwarming' Independent 'One of the most original and endearing characters in the literary world' Herald Praise for The Rosie Project series: 'Sublime, pitch-perfect, extremely funny' Independent 'Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart' Observer 'Exuberantly life-affirming' Sunday Times Brilliant, important, good-hearted' Guardian

Diary of a Somebody (Hardcover): Brian Bilston Diary of a Somebody (Hardcover)
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R370 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R98 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It's January 1st and Brian Bilston is convinced that this year his New Year's resolution will change his life. Every day for a year, he will write a poem. It's quite simple. Brian's life certainly needs improving. His ex-wife has taken up with a new man, a motivational speaker and indefatigable charity fundraiser to boot; he seems to constantly disappoint his long-suffering son; and at work he is drowning in a sea of spreadsheets and management jargon. So poetry will be his salvation. But there is an obstacle in the form of Toby Salt, his arch nemesis at Poetry Club and rival suitor to Liz, Brian's new poetic inspiration. When Toby goes missing, just after the announcement of the publication of his first collection, This Bridge No Hands Shall Cleave, Brian becomes the number one suspect. If he is to regain his reputation and to have a chance of winning Liz, he must find out what has happened to Toby before it is too late. Part tender love story, part murder mystery, part coruscating description of a wasted life, and interspersed with some of the funniest poems about the mundane and the profound, Diary of a Somebody is the most original novel you will read this or any year.

Liberation Square (Hardcover): Gareth Rubin Liberation Square (Hardcover)
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R321 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R93 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's 1952 and Soviet troops control British streets after winning the Second World War. After the disastrous failure of D-Day, Britain is occupied by Nazi Germany, and only rescued by Russian soldiers arriving from the east and Americans from the west. The two superpowers divide the nation between them, a wall running through London like a scar. On the Soviet side of the wall, Jane Cawson calls into her husband's medical practice, hoping to surprise him. But instead she detects the perfume worn by his former wife, Lorelei, star of propaganda films for the new Marxist regime. Jane rushes to confront them, but soon finds herself caught up in the glamorous actress's death. Her husband Nick is arrested for murder. Desperate to clear his name, Jane must risk the attention of the brutal secret police as she follows a trail of corruption right to the highest levels of the state. And she might find she never really knew her husband at all. ___________ 'A gripping murder mystery set in an alternative 1950s Britain . . . One not to miss' William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier 'A superb and intelligent piece of alternate history. By turns gripping, terrifying and trenchant, it is a remarkably assured debut' Stav Sherez, author of The Intrusions 'Rubin constructs a tantalising alternative world with 1950s Britain riven apart by its own version of the Berlin Wall . . . Against this dystopian nightmare the author overlays a murder mystery that's sure to appeal to fans of SS-GB, The Man in the High Castle, and Fatherland' David Young, author of Stasi Child 'A twisting murder mystery combined with a chillingly plausible alternative history of a divided Cold War London. Brilliant' Mason Cross, bestselling author of The Samaritan 'A brilliantly researched, shockingly plausible thriller' Claire McGowan, author of The Fall

Kudos (Paperback): Rachel Cusk Kudos (Paperback)
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R205 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R37 (18%) In stock

'A landmark in twenty-first-century English literature.' Andrew Anthony, Observer

'Kudos is one of the most astoundingly original and necessary books I've ever read. It made me laugh, think and cry . . . I envy anyone who hasn't read it yet.' Julie Myerson, Guardian

A woman on a plane listens to the stranger in the seat next to hers telling her the story of his life: his work, his marriage, and the harrowing night he has just spent burying the family dog. That woman is Faye, who is on her way to Europe to promote the book she has just published. Once she reaches her destination, the conversations she has with the people she meets - about art, about family, about politics, about love, about sorrow and joy, about justice and injustice - include the most far-reaching questions human beings ask. These conversations, the last of them on the phone with her son, rise dramatically and majestically to a beautiful conclusion.

Following the novels Outline and Transit, Kudos completes Rachel Cusk's trilogy with overwhelming power.

Briewe Uit Brielshoop (Afrikaans, Paperback): Helene Olivier Briewe Uit Brielshoop (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Helene Olivier
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

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.

The Porpoise (Hardcover): Mark Haddon The Porpoise (Hardcover)
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R448 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R89 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`I really am so very, very sorry about this,' he says, in an oddly formal voice... They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail... So begins a wild adventure of a novel, damp with salt spray, blood and tears. A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore; in which pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home.

The Judge's Wife (Paperback): Ann O'Loughlin The Judge's Wife (Paperback)
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R193 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R42 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Emma returns to Dublin to put her estranged father's affairs in order, she begins to piece together the story of his life and that of Grace, the mother she never knew. She knows her father as the judge - as stern and distant at home as he was in the courtroom. But as she goes through his personal effects, Emma begins to find clues about her mother that shock her profoundly.A tale of enduring love and scandal that begins in 1950s Dublin and unravels across decades and continents, digging up long-buried family secrets along the way, The Judge's Wife asks whether love really can last forever.

Secrets of Cavendon (Paperback): Barbara Taylor Bradford Secrets of Cavendon (Paperback)
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R191 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The secrets of an aristocratic dynasty are about to be revealed... London 1949. The New Look is in, Princess Elizabeth's wedding has raised morale and the capital is filled with a new energy. Alicia Stanton, niece of the Earl of Mowbray, is making her mark in the glamorous film world. Alongside her, Victoria Brown, a wartime evacuee, is starting out as a fashion photographer. Life is full of opportunity. But at Cavendon Hall, the stately home where they grew up, the Second World War has exacted a terrible price and the estate is facing bankruptcy. And when Cavendon's secrets start to rise to the surface, young and old alike are threatened. Can the families unite to save the house and their future?

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton (Hardcover): Anstey Harris The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton (Hardcover)
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'Glorious on so many levels' A J Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird 'I am rooting for Grace; because Grace teaches us that love - in all its forms - is friendship set to music... Its musical allusions and triumph over heartache filled both our reviewers with joy' Stylist 'Full of hope and charm' Libby Page, author of The Lido 'A hymn to friendship, to getting back up and finding happiness where none seemed possible' Katie Fforde `An indulgently emotional and beautifully written story about new starts' Daily Mail The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton is the story of a woman who has her heart broken, but then puts it back together again in the most uplifting and exquisite way. Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music. Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace's own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace's life upside down, and the music seems to stop. It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kickstart a new chapter for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about ... 'Brilliantly and movingly written' Dorothy Koomson 'This is a powerful and passionate novel, awash with heartbreak but still an uplifting tale of friendship and rebirth. Filled with characters that are fully formed and believable, this book is astute, compelling and extremely readable. Five stars' Daily Express 'It's easy to jump to comparisons with Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and this is certainly in the same "up lit" camp... ' The i 'A beautifully tender portrait of the complexity of love, the depths of loneliness and the healing power of friendship' heat 'A gorgeously written, heartfelt tale about love and loss' Good Housekeeping 'An impressively powerful debut' Claire Frost, Fabulous Magazine 'As elegant and uplifting as a classical sonata, with added kick from its unforgettably quirky characters. I was both engrossed in and moved by this fabulous debut' Catherine Isaac, author of R&J Book Club pick You Me Everything 'A moving, beautifully written, uplifting debut about mending broken hearts through friendship. The twists and turns make it impossible to put down' Sarah J. Harris 'What a total joy!' Fanny Blake `This book was so different from anything I've read before... it was beautiful, uplifting and really taught me a thing or two about the world of stringed instruments... The characters are diverse, the setting beautiful and the subject matter unique' Fabulous Book Fiend 'An absolutely beautiful read' Heidi Swain 'I adored this book! Exquisitely crafted, it's a compassionate, heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting tale of Grace and David's complicated love that will keep you turning the pages. Read it. Like some of Grace's decisions, it's an absolute triumph' Fionnuala Kearney

Green as the sky is blue (Paperback): Eben Venter Green as the sky is blue (Paperback)
Eben Venter
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Simon is a man of the world who lives a life of freedom and unfettered pleasure. An exiled Afrikaans writer who ekes out a meagre existence in Australia, he seeks out pleasure during his travels around the globe; from Bali to Melbourne, Tokyo to Cape Town. Memories well up every so often: of his youth in the Eastern Cape, of his father, and of his sexual education while growing up on a cattle farm. He connects the fragments of his past remembered moments and experiences with the help and insights of his psychologist, Dr Spiteri. It is his ageing mother who has the most tenacious grip on Simon. He revisits the land of his forefathers to visit and care for her. In turn, she pays a last fragile visit to him in Australia. His mother is adored and wise, yet unbearable for her fits of pettiness and bourgeois racism. Green as the Sky Is Blue is a bold, unflinching exploration of modern sexuality, intimacy and identity.

The Trouble with Rose - The Most Hilarious and Heartwarming New Read for 2019 That Will Make You Laugh and Cry (Paperback):... The Trouble with Rose - The Most Hilarious and Heartwarming New Read for 2019 That Will Make You Laugh and Cry (Paperback)
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R222 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R86 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A missing sister. A broken heart. A whole lot of trouble... `A fresh and hilarious debut about family in all its brilliant, messy glory... You'll laugh, you'll cry' Dawn O'Porter Rilla is getting married. Except she isn't. She's running away - from her confused fiance Simon, her big mad family, and the memories nipping at her heels. Her sister Rose would know what to do in such times of crisis. But the trouble is, Rose is the crisis. She disappeared years ago, and Rilla's heart went missing too. Where is Rose? And who is Rilla without Rose? If she's to rescue some happiness out of all this chaos, she needs to find out. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, The Trouble with Rose is an unforgettable story about a messy family, a big secret at its heart, and the unbreakable bond between sisters.

Dancing Over the Hill (Paperback): Cathy Hopkins Dancing Over the Hill (Paperback)
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R194 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R56 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Praise for Cathy Hopkins: `Warm, wise and full of heart' Lucy Diamond `Funny and feelgood' Good Housekeeping `Warm, funny and uplifting' Reader's Digest When a boxset of Broadchurch is more appealing than having sex with your husband, then perhaps it's time to hide the remote... Cait and Matt have been married for 30 years. They are rock solid. An inspiration to others. Stuck together like glue. But Cait can't shake off the feeling that something is missing. The whole world should be their oyster now that Matt has retired, so why does she feel shut up like a clam? Things get more complicated when Tom Lewis, the man who broke her heart at university, makes a reappearance - still as charming as ever. Her friends, widow Lorna and newly-single Debs, have their own views of what Cait should do - but she isn't in the mood to listen. When Tom makes Cait an unexpected offer, Cait feels the pull of a different life. Has she got the guts to take the plunge, or does it take more courage to give her marriage another chance? Funny and thoughtful, this is a book for anyone who ever wondered . . . what if?

The Wives (Hardcover, Edition): Lauren Weisberger The Wives (Hardcover, Edition)
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R315 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R90 (29%) In stock

Perfect marriages. Perfect neighbours. Perfect lies. Everyone is guarding a secret in this picture-perfect town. When Karolina Hartwell is arrested driving her son home, the headlines don't tell the full story. It seems nothing will stand in the way of her husband Graham's political ambition - not even his wife. Miriam Kagan is convinced her husband Paul is hiding something. But if she digs too deeply, she's afraid of what might tumble out of the closet. Emily Charlton is new to Greenwich, but she soon discovers this is a small town built on big lies. And sometimes it takes an outsider to draw them out . . . *Published in the USA as When Life Gives You Lululemons*

Lake Success (Paperback): Gary Shteyngart Lake Success (Paperback)
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R250 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R105 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

*Over 50 Best of 2018 listings worldwide* 'Gary Shteyngart hears America perfectly; its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream - with recognition and with pure hilarity' - Richard Ford A riotously satirical road trip through modern America from the brilliant author of Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan Barry Cohen, master of the universe, has just had a very public meltdown involving a dinner party, an insider trading investigation and a $30,000 bottle of Japanese whisky. So he flees New York City, leaving behind his beautiful young wife and son, but remembering to bring his six favourite designer watches. Zig-zagging south through Trump's America on a Greyhound Bus pilgrimmage he is singularly unprepared for, Barry heads to Texas - to find his old college girlfriend and, with her, a shot at a second chance... Lake Success marries the trademark Shteyngart wit with an astonishing emotional resonance, capturing the vivid eccentricity and contradictions of America right now while speaking to the universal human experience of love, belonging, and the pursuit of happiness. 'A trip through the American wasteland - from the people who have too little, to the people who have too much. Incredibly smart, incredibly funny, incredibly tragic, and therefore incredibly human, this is the perfect novel for these dysfunctional times' - Nathan Hill 'The funniest book you'll read all year. A rollicking and zinger-filled road trip [that] sneakily deepens into a poignant tale of a man trying to outrace his problems.I was utterly floored' - Maria Semple 'Stupendous... Reflecting with perfect comedy and horrible tragedy exactly what America feels like right this minute... I barked with laughter at the same time as wincing in pain' Elizabeth Gilbert

Unsheltered (Paperback, Main): Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered (Paperback, Main)
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R223 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R37 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against a world which seems to hold little mercy for her and her family - or their old, crumbling house, falling down around them. Willa's two grown-up children, a new-born grandchild, and her ailing father-in-law have all moved in at a time when life seems at its most precarious. But when Willa discovers that a pioneering female scientist lived on the same street in the 1800s, could this historical connection be enough to save their home from ruin? And can Willa, despite the odds, keep her family together?

Tony's Wife (Paperback): Adriana Trigiani Tony's Wife (Paperback)
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R225 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R98 (44%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The brand new novel from the bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick When Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet by chance on the Jersey shore, the two form a duo that takes the music industry by storm. Together they navigate the glamorous world of show business, from Hollywood and Las Vegas to New York City and beyond, but after a dream wedding they quickly realise that one of them will soon have to make a choice: who will put their professional ambition aside to build a family, and who will remain in the spotlight? As they juggle the demands of their public lives, secrets will be revealed, promises will be broken and loyalty will be tested . . . The newest romantic novel from Adriana Trigiani, beloved author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker's Wife. Featuring feisty women, frantic families and fabulous friendships, Adriana Trigiani always warms the heart. 'Tony's Wife is an immersive experience with well-rounded, warm characters, pre-WWII fashion, Jersey accents, and homemade pasta. Moving and delightful' BOOKLIST `Trigiani fills this novel with the musical delights of the big band era and a love that lasts a lifetime . . . Packed with melodies, memories, humor, and love and loss, this effortlessly plotted novel is an emotional page-turner' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY `Here's a big, sweeping family novel to soak into' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Praise for ADRIANA TRIGIANI: 'Stylishly written, this is a wide-ranging romp of a read about friendship, family, love and loyalty' DAILY MAIL `The author of Big Stone Gap triumphs again' HEAT magazine 'A gorgeous piece of escapism . . . Plenty of the warm, earthy humour that is this author's calling card' THE TIMES 'A rich, sweeping epic... If you're meeting her work for the first time, get ready for a lifelong love affair. Splendid' KATHRYN STOCKETT,author of THE HELP `A tender tale of being torn between family, career and love' COMPANY magazine 'A comedy writer with a heart of gold' NEW YORK TIMES

Love, and Other Things to Live For (Paperback): Louise Leverett Love, and Other Things to Live For (Paperback)
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R220 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R85 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Jessica Wood is an aspiring photographer living in London. She's had her heart broken, and her friends have pieced it back together again. But across the neon lights of Soho, in the smell of alcohol and cigarette smoke, on every night bus, in every song, every time she tries to forget: she remembers him. Now, in a battle between the past and the future, choosing between having a life and making a living, finding her feet or spreading her wings, Jessica must ask herself: who is she really living for? Love and Other Things to Live For is an ode to modern girls and triumph over heartbreak, perfect for fans of Holly Bourne and Dolly Alderton.

An Unravelling (Hardcover): Elske Rahill An Unravelling (Hardcover)
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R453 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R131 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Molly is now in her eighties and she helps her grand-daughters Cara and Freya bring up their young children with unstinting care. Hers has been a life of unselfpitying service, from her working-class Dublin girlhood to her current status as the wealthy widow of a famous artist. But her own children, particularly her daughter Eileen, are her life's great failure: unhappy, self-indulgent women who resent the younger generation's apparent freedom from guilt and their unconventional family arrangements. This intricate web of female relationships comes under terrible strain when Molly, her health sapped by her constant efforts on behalf of others, decides to consult the family solicitor about changing her will. This is a novel of great tenderness in its depiction of the small pleasures of family life and ruthless in its portrayal of the dangerous power of money.

Identity Crisis (Hardcover): Ben Elton Identity Crisis (Hardcover)
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R474 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R131 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Fast, funny and close to the bone' Mail on Sunday Why are we all so hostile? So quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage. A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn't `get' a single thing about anything anymore. Meanwhile, each day another public figure confesses to having `misspoken' and prostrates themselves before the judgement of Twitter. Begging for forgiveness, assuring the public "that is not who I am". But if nobody is who they are anymore - then who the f##k are we? Ben Elton returns with a blistering satire of the world as it fractures around us. Get ready for a roller-coaster thriller, where nothing - and no one - is off limits.

Cilka's Journey (Paperback): Heather Morris Cilka's Journey (Paperback)
Heather Morris
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The sequel to the International Number One Bestseller The Tattooist Of Auschwitz, based on a true story of love and resilience.

Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.

In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and taught new skills. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.

Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.

The Rules of Seeing (Paperback): Joe Heap The Rules of Seeing (Paperback)
Joe Heap
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Winner of the Debut Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2019 When you make eye contact, when you hold someone's gaze, it's the closest thing to knowing you're not alone in the world. `This year's Eleanor Oliphant' Claire Allan `Astonishing' Ruth Hogan `Strikingly brilliant' Sun After 32 years of living her life in the dark, Jillian Safinova - Nova to everyone, except her mother - is learning to see. She can see that the sky is blue. And green. And grey. And a whole spectrum of colours, as changeable as her mood. She can see that clouds are surprisingly solid. And she can that Kate, a woman she's only just met, is going to change her life forever. Everyone is talking about The Rules of Seeing: `A tender, tense drama about love and the unexpected places you can find it' Sunday Express `A quirky love story which promises to make you see the world in a completely new way' Daily Mail `Joe Heap's fascinating debut makes you think about the things most of us take for granted'Good Housekeeping `An inspiring story of love, loss and friendship' #1 bestselling author Catherine Alliott `It really made me re-evaluate how I see the world...outstanding'Katy Regan, author of Big Little Man `A book that reveals the world in a different light and changes the way you see it...Extraordinary' Sunday Times bestseller Miranda Dickinson `Startlingly, outstandingly good' Benjamin Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon

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