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Warlight (Paperback): Michael Ondaatje Warlight (Paperback)
Michael Ondaatje
R320 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Hunt for Red October (Paperback, Edition): Tom Clancy The Hunt for Red October (Paperback, Edition)
Tom Clancy
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

The runaway international No.1 bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career - became a blockbuster film - and introduced Jack Ryan. THE HUNT IS ON... Silently, beneath the chill Atlantic waters, Russia's ultra-secret missile submarine, the Red October, is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. With all-out war only seconds away, the superpowers race across the ocean on the most desperate mission of a lifetime.

The Disappearance (Hardcover): Katherine Webb The Disappearance (Hardcover)
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R494 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R110 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What was hidden will be revealed... When Frances' best friend Bronwyn disappeared over twenty years ago, her body was never found. The mystery over what happened has cast a shadow over Frances' life ever since. Now, it's 1942 and bombs are raining down on Bath. In the chaos a little boy - Davy Noyle - goes missing. Frances was meant to be looking after him and she is tortured by guilt at his disappearance. Where has he gone, and could he possibly have survived? But bombs conceal, and they reveal - and as quiet falls and the dust settles, a body is disturbed from its hiding place. What happened all those years ago? And can Frances put the wrongs of the past right again...?

Beneath a Scarlet Sky - A Novel (Paperback): Mark T Sullivan Beneath a Scarlet Sky - A Novel (Paperback)
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R228 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R71 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
After the Party (Paperback): Cressida Connolly After the Party (Paperback)
Cressida Connolly 1
R237 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R95 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'I always wanted to be friends with both my sisters. Perhaps that was the source, really, of all the troubles of my life...' It is the summer of 1938 and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years abroad. Moving into her sister's grand country house, she soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle, giving way to a thrilling solution: a great and charismatic leader, who will restore England to its former glory. At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever. 'Wonderfully subtle and compelling' Linda Grant 'Uncanny, evocative, atmospheric' Sunday Times 'Connolly is a terrifically subtle writer... [she] slyly sweeps her readers into the period drama as tensions tauten between families and social classes' Daily Telegraph 'Wonderful, tragicomic... beautifully researched' The Times

The Regeneration Trilogy (Paperback): Pat Barker The Regeneration Trilogy (Paperback)
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The Regeneration Trilogy is Pat Barker's sweeping masterpiece of British historical fiction. 1917, Scotland. At Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland, army psychiatrist William Rivers treats shell-shocked soldiers before sending them back to the front. In his care are poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, and Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. . . Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road follow the stories of these men until the last months of the war. Widely acclaimed and admired, Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy paints with moving detail the far-reaching consequences of a conflict which decimated a generation. 'Harrowing, original, delicate and unforgettable' Independent 'A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians. Constantly surprising and formally superb' A. S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph 'One of the few real masterpieces of late twentieth-century British fiction' Jonathan Coe

Sharpe's Company - The Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 (Paperback): Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's Company - The Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812 (Paperback)
Bernard Cornwell 1
R211 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Captain Richard Sharpe has to lead the attack on the terrible fortress. It is a hard winter. For Richard Sharpe it is the worst he can remember. He has lost command to a man who could buy the promotion Sharpe covets. His oldest enemy, the ruthless and indestructible Hakeswill, joins the regiment and he is a man with a mission to ruin Sharpe. But Sharpe is determined to change his luck. The only way - a desperate choice - is to volunteer the Forlorn Hope, to lead the attack on the impregnable fortress town of Badajoz, a road to almost certain death or, just possibly, to heroic glory. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Sharpe's Honour - The Vitoria Campaign, February to June 1813 (Paperback): Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's Honour - The Vitoria Campaign, February to June 1813 (Paperback)
Bernard Cornwell 1
R235 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Major Sharpe finds himself a fugitive, hunted by enemy and ally alike. Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army's campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain - an alliance that must be maintained at any cost. Pierre Ducos, the wily French intelligence officer, sees a chance both to destroy the alliance and to achieve a personal revenge on Richard Sharpe. And when the lovely spy, La Marquesa, takes a hand in the game, Sharpe finds himself enmeshed in a web of political intrigue for which his military expertise has left him fatally unprepared. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

A Short Time to Stay Here (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Terry Roberts A Short Time to Stay Here (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Terry Roberts
R627 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R139 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A World on Fire (Paperback): James Heneage A World on Fire (Paperback)
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R237 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Their revolution would ignite a continent... An epic novel set during one of the most savage and dramatic moments in European history. Greece, 1824 In the wild south, the people of the Mani have risen up against four hundred years of Ottoman rule. But initial triumph leads to bitter feuding among the Greek victors and the Sultan sends his vassal, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, to invade. Burning everything in his path, he is on the point of victory. Only the intervention of the Great Powers of France, Russia and Britain can save Greece. Hara, young daughter of a Maniot chief, is the fearless symbol of her people's spirit. When she rescues Greek Prince Tzanis from a shipwreck, on his way to deliver secret gold for the revolution, they fall in love but are forced apart by events. Yet a shared resolve to wreak vengeance on Turkish rule unites them again, and their heroism and sacrifice will ultimately inspire an unlikely band of men and women to join them in rescuing Greece. Will their plan to involve the Great Powers succeed before Greece is destroyed by fire? 'Wonderful history, adventure and a heart-breaking love story are brought thrillingly to life' - Kate Mosse

Sharpe's Siege - The Winter Campaign, 1814 (Paperback): Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's Siege - The Winter Campaign, 1814 (Paperback)
Bernard Cornwell 1
R212 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Richard Sharpe, abandoned in enemy territory, has to trust in assistance from a hostile American privateer. The invasion of France is under way and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. He and a small force of riflemen are to capture a fortress and secure a landing on the French coast - one of the most dangerous missions of his career. Through the reckless incompetence of a naval commander, Sharpe finds himself abandoned in the heart of enemy territory, facing overwhelming forces and the very real prospect of defeat. He has no choice but to trust his fortunes to an American privateer - a man who has no love for the British invaders. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Varina (Paperback): Charles Frazier Varina (Paperback)
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R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The new novel from the number one bestselling author of Cold Mountain - a stunning portrait of the devastation left by the American Civil War, as seen through the eyes of a woman who played a part at the heart of it. Sooner or later, history asks: which side were you on? 'Riveting...this is a sharp, evocative novel' - Publishers Weekly 'Beneath the chilling, photogenic story, the writing remains beautiful' - Independent With her marriage prospects ruined in the wake of her father's financial decline, teenage Varina Howell decides her best option is to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. When he instead pursues a career in politics and is appointed President of the Confederacy, it puts Varina at the white-hot centre of one of the darkest moments in American history - culpable regardless of her intentions. As the Confederacy prepares to surrender and she finds herself friendless and alone, Varina and her children escape Richmond. With her marriage in tatters and the country divided, they travel south, now fugitives with 'bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit'.

Red Strike - A Strike Back Novel (4) (Hardcover): Chris Ryan Red Strike - A Strike Back Novel (4) (Hardcover)
Chris Ryan 1
R405 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R77 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Kremlin does not forget. Six years ago, high-ranking Russian foreign intelligence officer Nikolai Volkov fled the country, accused of selling state secrets to MI6. Defecting to the UK, Volkov went into hiding. The Kremlin does not forgive. Nine weeks ago, Volkov was found slumped on a park bench in Swindon, poisoned with a lethal nerve agent - the victim of a botched assassination attempt. The Kremlin will always find you. Now Volkov is missing, kidnapped from a remote safe house by a Russian snatch squad. With nowhere to run, Volkov faces the ultimate choice: work with his sworn enemies, or face the wrath of the motherland... Meanwhile, ex-Regiment heroes Porter and Bald are drafted in by MI6 for a highly-sensitive mission. Their target: Derek Lansbury, an eccentric British populist and suspected Moscow agent. Six believes that Lansbury is planning something big ahead of a secretive far-right gathering - and they want Bald and Porter to help bring him down. Going undercover as bodyguards, they must infiltrate Lansbury's inner circle, win his trust and gather vital evidence. But as they get closer to the truth, Bald and Porter find themselves caught up in a terrifying conspiracy: one that threatens to bring down the established order of the West. And only Porter and Bald, two battle-hardened Blades, stand between survival and global chaos...

When Hell Struck Twelve (Hardcover): James R. Benn When Hell Struck Twelve (Hardcover)
James R. Benn
R562 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R144 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Lord Edward's Archer (Paperback): Griff Hosker Lord Edward's Archer (Paperback)
Griff Hosker
R188 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R24 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Small Country (Paperback): Gael Faye Small Country (Paperback)
Gael Faye 1
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'A luminous debut novel... This is a book that demanded to be written... With a light touch, Faye dramatises the terrible nostalgia of having lost not only a childhood but also a whole world to war' Guardian Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expat neighbourhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister, Ana, is something close to paradise. These are happy, carefree days spent with his friends sneaking cigarettes and stealing mangoes, swimming in the lake and riding bikes in the streets they have turned into their kingdom. But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful idyll will shatter when Burundi and neighbouring Rwanda are brutally hit by war.

Ice Station Zebra (Paperback): Alistair MacLean Ice Station Zebra (Paperback)
Alistair MacLean
R213 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A classic thriller from the bestselling master of action and suspense. The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice-floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather-station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice-pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage, and that one of the survivors is a killer...

Jackdaws (Paperback): Ken Follett Jackdaws (Paperback)
Ken Follett 1
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Jackdaws is an irresistible novel of the French Resistance, love, courage and revenge set in the Second War War.

A Failed Mission

Two weeks before D-Day, the French Resistance try to destroy a telephone exchange vital to Nazi communications. Heavily defended, the mission fails disastrously.

A Daring Plan

With invasion looming, Flick Clairet, a British secret agent, proposes a daring but perilous new plan. She, along with an all-female team – the Jackdaws – will infiltrate and neutralise the exchange before Allied Forces land in France.

A Race Against Time

However, unbeknownst to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant spy-catcher – Dieter Franck – to crush the French Resistance. And now Franck is closing in . . .

The Kremlin Strike (Hardcover): Dale Brown The Kremlin Strike (Hardcover)
Dale Brown
R566 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R120 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sharpe's Trafalgar - The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 (Paperback): Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's Trafalgar - The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 (Paperback)
Bernard Cornwell 1
R213 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The year is 1805, and the "Calliope," with Richard Sharpe aboard, is captured by a formidable French warship, the "Revenant," which has been terrorizing British nautical traffic in the Indian Ocean. The French warship races toward the safety of its own fleet, carrying a stolen treaty that could provoke India into a new war against the British -- and render for naught all that Sharpe has bravely fought for till now.

But help comes from an unexpected quarter. An old friend, a captain in the Royal Navy, is on the trail of the "Revenant," and Sharpe comes aboard a 74-gun man-of-war called "Pucelle" in hot pursuit. What results is a breathtaking retelling of one of the most ferocious and one-sided sea battles in European history, in which Nelson -- and Sharpe -- vanquish the combined naval might of France and Spain at Trafalgar.

The Scarlet Nightingale - The thrilling wartime love story by national treasure Alan Titchmarsh (Paperback): Alan Titchmarsh The Scarlet Nightingale - The thrilling wartime love story by national treasure Alan Titchmarsh (Paperback)
Alan Titchmarsh 1
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Set in wartime London and occupied France, this is a thrilling story of love, danger and sacrifice from bestselling novelist Alan Titchmarsh. It is the late 1930s when seventeen-year-old Rosamund Hanbury leaves behind the endless summers of her coastal Devonshire home for the fast pace of high society London. Under the expert guidance of her formidable aunt, the country mouse learns how to act like a lady, hosting dinner parties and rubbing shoulders with Britain's most influential. And when the enigmatic Harry Napier sweeps her off her feet at London's famous Cafe de Paris she could almost forget that Britain has declared war. But the Phoney War ends. Harry is posted, London reels from the first bombings of the Blitz and Rosamund suffers a devastating personal loss that leaves her all the more determined to do her bit for the war effort. Joining the Special Forces she is sent to work alongside the Resistance on a top secret mission in France. It is here that her courage and loyalty are truly put to the test. And where she learns that no one is what they seem: at home or abroad ...

A Bend in the Stars - A Novel (Hardcover): Rachel Barenbaum A Bend in the Stars - A Novel (Hardcover)
Rachel Barenbaum 1
R560 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R115 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See and The Women in the Castle comes a riveting literary novel that is at once an epic love story and a heart-pounding journey across WWI-era Russia, about an ambitious young doctor and her scientist brother in a race against Einstein to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe.

In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms and the Czar's army tightens its grip on the local Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brilliant physicist brother, Vanya, are facing an impossible decision. Since their parents drowned fleeing to America, Miri and Vanya have been raised by their babushka, a famous matchmaker who has taught them to protect themselves at all costs: to fight, to kill if necessary, and always to have an escape plan. But now, with fierce, headstrong Miri on the verge of becoming one of Russia's only female surgeons, and Vanya hoping to solve the final puzzles of Einstein's elusive theory of relativity, can they bear to leave the homeland that has given them so much?

Before they have time to make their choice, war is declared and Vanya goes missing, along with Miri's fiancÚ. Miri braves the firing squad to go looking for them both. As the eclipse that will change history darkens skies across Russia, not only the safety of Miri's own family but the future of science itself hangs in the balance. Grounded in real history -- and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 -- A Bend in the Stars offers a heartstopping account of modern science's greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia.

An Honest Man (Paperback): Ben Fergusson An Honest Man (Paperback)
Ben Fergusson 1
R325 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R69 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'The Other Hoffmann Sister confirms [Fergusson's] talent for atmospheric, morally complex historical fiction' Sunday Times In West Berlin in 1989, eighteen-year-old Ralf has just left school and is living a final golden summer with his three best friends. They spend their days swimming, smoking and daydreaming about the future, oblivious to the storm gathering on the other side of the Berlin Wall. But an unsettling discovery about his family and a meeting with the mysterious Oz shatters everything Ralf thought he knew about love and loyalty. And as old Cold War tensions begin to tear his life apart, he finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, forced to make impossible choices about his country, his family and his heart.

Meeting the Enemy (Paperback): Arthur C Rathburn Meeting the Enemy (Paperback)
Arthur C Rathburn
R395 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R147 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on a true story of an elite German paratrooper captured by British troops and incarcerated in the United States, this book weaves the captivating tale of a POW's three-year odyssey toward home, spanning three continents and eight prisons. Erich's imprisonment begins in North Africa, from there we follow him to prisoner of war camps in the United States, England, West Germany and East Germany. As the war ends, Erich is faced with new challenges and new beginnings -- including his love for an English woman and his introduction to post-war Germany. This story offers a look at the American people and their allies through the eyes of a former enemy. The book offers a tightly-woven tale that speaks just as much about hope as it does of war.

The Partisan Heart (Paperback): Gordon Kerr The Partisan Heart (Paperback)
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R305 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R70 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An enthralling story of love and betrayal, weaving superbly between 1999 and 1944, between Britain and the Italian Alps. The sudden death of his wife has left Michael Keats bereft, the subsequent discovery of her adultery devastates him. Michael resolves to discover the identity of her lover. That journey leads him to northern Italy where he becomes embroiled in a story of passion and treachery amongst the Partisans and villagers during the darkest days of World War II. As Michael gets closer to the truth he realizes that some secrets should never be told.

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