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Beyond the Reef (Paperback): Alexander Kent Beyond the Reef (Paperback)
Alexander Kent
R508 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R97 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

March 1806: Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally Spain. Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is dispatched once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force.

The Spider (Paperback): Leo Carew The Spider (Paperback)
Leo Carew
R360 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R63 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Huntress - A Novel (Paperback): Kate Quinn The Huntress - A Novel (Paperback)
Kate Quinn 1
R408 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R134 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted... Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancee, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother's past-only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear. In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.

Hitler's Secret - The Sunday Times bestselling spy thriller (Hardcover): Rory Clements Hitler's Secret - The Sunday Times bestselling spy thriller (Hardcover)
Rory Clements 1
R363 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R55 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The most anticipated spy thriller of 2020, from the award-winning author of Corpus. Autumn 1941. The war is going badly for Britain and its allies. If Hitler is to be stopped, a new weapon is desperately needed. In Cambridge, professor Tom Wilde is approached by an American intelligence officer who claims to know of such a weapon - one so secret even Hitler himself isn't aware of its existence. If Wilde can smuggle the package out of Germany, the Third Reich will surely fall. But it is only when he is deep behind enemy lines that Wilde discovers why the Nazis are so desperate to prevent the 'package' falling into Allied hands. And as ruthless killers hunt him through Europe, a treacherous question hangs over the mission: if Hitler's secret will win them the war, why is Wilde convinced it must remain hidden? Dramatic, intelligent, and utterly compelling, Hitler's Secret is the Sunday Times bestselling spy thriller of 2020 from the award-winning author of Corpus and Nucleus - perfect for readers of Robert Harris, C J Sansom and Joseph Kanon. _____________________________ Praise for Rory Clements: 'Political polarisation, mistrust and simmering violence' The Times 'A standout historical novel and spy thriller' Daily Express 'Enjoyable, bloody and brutish' Guardian 'A dramatic, twisty thriller' Daily Mail 'A colourful history lesson . . . exciting narrative twists' Sunday Telegraph

The Words I Never Wrote (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Jane Thynne The Words I Never Wrote (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Jane Thynne
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Out of stock
Classic Stories of World War I - Tales of the Great War's Most Heroic and Harrowing Experiences (Paperback): Classic Stories of World War I - Tales of the Great War's Most Heroic and Harrowing Experiences (Paperback)
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R272 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R21 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of The Great War, Classic Stories of World War I is a compilation of fiction and non-fiction excerpts from the works of world-class authors - such as Joseph Conrad and W. Somerset Maugham - who lived through the conflict. From the home front to the western front, on land or at sea, this collection is a unique insight into the 'war to end war.' Contents: JOSEPH CONRAD, The Tale W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM, The Traitor (from Ashenden) ERNEST HEMINGWAY, In Another Country (from Men Without Women) EDITH WHARTON, Coming Home STACY AUMONIER, Them Others JOHN W. THOMASON, JR, War Dog GEORGES DUHAMEL, Rechoussat's Christmas (from Civilisation) H. M. THOMLINSON, Armistice (from Waiting for Daylight) C. E. MONTAGUE, Honours Easy (from Fiery Particles) RICHARD ALDINGTON, Introduction to the Trenches (from Death of a Hero) JOHN GALSWORTHY, Defeat (from Six Short Plays) PAUL ALVERDES, The Man in the Next Bed (from The Next Man) LEO V. JACKS, One Hundred Per Cent KARL WILKE, Marie-Luise H. M. TOMLINSON, A Raid Night (from Waiting for Daylight) JAMES WARNER BELLAH, Fear JAMES B. WHARTON, Among the Trumpets W. TOWNEND, No Quarter W. F. MORRIS, Souvenirs ARED WHITE, The Watch on the Rhine

Princes Gate (Paperback, Digital original): Mark Ellis Princes Gate (Paperback, Digital original)
Mark Ellis
R270 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A historically astute, skilfully developed crime drama.' Kirkus Reviews When a brilliant emigre scientist is killed by a hit-and-run driver and the body of a female employee of the American Embassy is washed up in the Thames, DCI Frank Merlin and his team investigate. Merlin's investigations soon ruffle feathers at the Foreign Office as the American ambassador, Joseph Kennedy, is a well-known supporter of appeasement, and many powerful and influential Britons favour the pursuit of a negotiated peace settlement with Hitler. The death of another embassy employee leads Merlin into some of the seedier quarters of wartime London. His investigations are hampered by interfering superiors fearful of their impact on Anglo-American relations. This at a time when, to many, America represents Britain's only hope of salvation. Capturing the atmosphere of Britain in January 1940 Princes Gate is an enthralling detective novel.

ALLIANCE OF SHADOWS (Paperback): Larry Corriea ALLIANCE OF SHADOWS (Paperback)
Larry Corriea
R172 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R9 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Europe has spiraled into chaos. A conspiracy years in the making combined with general unrest lead to upheaval and revolution. In the midst of the murderous disorder, mercenary Michael Valentine is in Europe with a small team of his Exodus personnel tryin

The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea (Paperback, Main): Bandi The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea (Paperback, Main)
Bandi; Translated by Deborah Smith 1
R283 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R83 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation provides a unique and shocking window on this most secretive of countries.

Bandi's profound, deeply moving, vividly characterised stories tell of ordinary men and women facing the terrible absurdity of daily life in North Korea: a factory supervisor caught between loyalty to an old friend and loyalty to the Party; a woman struggling to feed her husband through the great famine; the staunch Party man whose actor son reveals to him the absurd theatre of their reality; the mother raising her child in a world where the all-pervasive propaganda is the very stuff of childhood nightmare.

The Accusation is a heartbreaking portrayal of the realities of life in North Korea. It is also a reminder that humanity can sustain hope even in the most desperate of circumstances - and that the courage of free thought has a power far beyond those seek to suppress it.

For Whom the Bell Tolls - The Hemingway Library Edition (Hardcover): Ernest Hemingway For Whom the Bell Tolls - The Hemingway Library Edition (Hardcover)
Ernest Hemingway 1
R676 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R135 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Northern Lights (Paperback, New Ed): Tim O'Brien Northern Lights (Paperback, New Ed)
Tim O'Brien
R266 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R61 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The acclaimed novel from the award-winning author of 'If I Die in a Combat Zone', 'Going After Cacciato' and 'In the Lake of the Woods'. The action in 'Northern Lights' takes place not in Vietnam but back in the USA, as Tim O'Brien explores the after-effects of that war - on those who served, and those they left behind. Set in the frozen wilderness of north Minnesota, it concerns two brothers, one who served in Vietnam, and has returned tough, cynical and world-weary; and the other who stayed at home. When they take off on a long skiing trip together through the frozen woods, they quickly get lost in a blizzard, and are tested to their limits as they face a battle against the elements and each other.

Departure (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition): Joseph Reid Departure (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Joseph Reid
R323 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R74 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
3011: Hornet's Nest: Marine Air Group 31 - 3011 (Paperback): Randy Jolly 3011: Hornet's Nest: Marine Air Group 31 - 3011 (Paperback)
Randy Jolly
R338 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R63 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Profusely illustrated throughout in full color. Covers Marine Air Group 31 equipped with the VMFA-115 Hornet and based at 'Fightertown East', Beaufort, South Carolina.

Sharpe's Christmas (Paperback): Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's Christmas (Paperback)
Bernard Cornwell
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Memoir of an Anti-Hero (Paperback): Kornel Filipowicz The Memoir of an Anti-Hero (Paperback)
Kornel Filipowicz
R205 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R36 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Second World War. Poland. Our narrator has no intention of being a hero. He plans to survive this war, whatever it takes. Meticulously he recounts his experiences: the slow unravelling of national events as well as uncomfortable personal encounters on the street, in the cafe, at the office, in his love affairs. He is intimate but reserved; conversational but careful; reflective but determined. As he becomes increasingly and chillingly alienated from other people, the reader is drawn into complicit acquiescence. We are forced to consider what it means to be heroic and how we ourselves would behave in the same circumstances. Written in 1961, this is the masterpiece of one of the great Polish writers of the twentieth century.

The Levant Trilogy - 'Fantastically tart and readable' Sarah Waters (Paperback, New Ed): Olivia Manning The Levant Trilogy - 'Fantastically tart and readable' Sarah Waters (Paperback, New Ed)
Olivia Manning
R348 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R47 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The classic World War II trilogy: 'The finest fictional record of the war produced by a British writer' Anthony Burgess As Rommel advances in wartorn Egypt, the lives of the civilian population come under threat. One such couple are Guy and Harriet Pringle, who have escaped the war in Europe only to find the conflict once more on their doorstep, providing a volatile backdrop to their own personal battles. The civilian world meets the military through the figure of Simon Boulderstone, a young army officer who will witness the tragedy and tension of war on the frontier at first hand. An outstanding author of wartime fiction, Olivia Manning brilliantly evokes here the world of the Levant - Egypt, Jerusalem and Syria - with perception and subtlety, humour and humanity.

Arapaho Summer (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Kinley Roby Arapaho Summer (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Kinley Roby
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"In 1867, two Union veterans and two Arapaho women they rescue from a Lakota war party set off on the Oregon Trail in search of a new beginning. Captain Caleb Stone and Sergeant Dil Smith find their plans to start over must change to include Little Rain and White Cloud, whose heritage poses obstacles to living among whites. The Trail tests them with storms, attacks by Indians and renegade whites, and the trials of travel. On the way they pick up a boy kidnapped by Mormons. White Cloud's past catches up with her, endangering their lives. Finally, they reach their destination only to confront the greatest challenge yet: how to live together in a world where prejudice can be as powerful as a prairie twister. "

A Ration Book Childhood (Paperback, Main): Jean Fullerton A Ration Book Childhood (Paperback, Main)
Jean Fullerton 1
R220 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever. With her family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London's East End, Ida Brogan is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, and rationing is more challenging than ever, but they are doing all they can to help the war effort. When Ida's oldest friend Ellen returns to town, sick and in dire need of help, it is to Ida that she turns. But Ellen carries a secret, one that threatens not only Ida's marriage, but the entire foundation of the Brogan family. Can Ida let go of the past and see a way to forgive her friend? And can she overcome her sadness to find a place in her heart for a little boy, one who will need a mother more than ever in these dark times?

Deception Cove (Hardcover): Owen Laukkanen Deception Cove (Hardcover)
Owen Laukkanen
R577 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
I Escaped The World's Deadliest Shark Attack (Hardcover): Scott Peters, Ellie Crowe I Escaped The World's Deadliest Shark Attack (Hardcover)
Scott Peters, Ellie Crowe
R388 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R54 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Still Come Home (Paperback): Katey Schultz Still Come Home (Paperback)
Katey Schultz
R351 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Children of the Siege (Paperback): Diney Costeloe Children of the Siege (Paperback)
Diney Costeloe 1
R218 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R31 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Heart-stopping and gripping, this classic Diney Costeloe story shows the courage of one family in the face of great danger. Nineteenth-century Paris is in flames, houses ransacked, streets barricaded. Most people are fleeing the ravaged city, but the St Clair family have made a fateful decision - to return to Paris from their house in the country. As the horrors of the Commune and the ensuring siege engulf the St Clairs, little Helene falls ill and becomes separated from the family. Lost and alone, she must fend for herself on the war-torn streets.

Wild Sun (Paperback): Ehsan Ahmad, Shakil Ahmad Wild Sun (Paperback)
Ehsan Ahmad, Shakil Ahmad
R346 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Airborne (Paperback): Robert Radcliffe Airborne (Paperback)
Robert Radcliffe 1
R216 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R30 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Fascinating and convincing' THE TIMES. 17 September 1944: The Allies have launched the largest airborne offensive in history, delivering 36,000 troops by parachute and glider to the Dutch-German Border. In what will become known as the Battle of Arnhem, half of them will fall as casualties of war. Among their number is Theo Trickey, a young paratrooper so dreadfully injured he is not expected to survive. Under the care of Medical Officer Captain Daniel Garland, Trickey is shipped to Germany as a Prisoner of War. As Garland slowly nurses him back to health, he discovers that there's much that is unusual about Trickey, starting with a chance meeting he had with Erwin Rommel before the War... From the bestselling author of Under an English Heaven, Airborne is the first in an unforgettable trilogy that tells the story of a young soldier, of a new regiment and how, together, they altered the course of a war.

The Flame Bearer (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Bernard Cornwell The Flame Bearer (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Bernard Cornwell
R572 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The tenth installment of Bernard Cornwell's New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, "like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer, London)--the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago--and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable, and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn conspire to distract him from his dream of recapturing his home. New enemies enter into the fight for England's kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britain's precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. Yet Uhtred is determined that nothing--neither the new adversaries nor the old foes who combine against him--will keep him from his birthright. "Historical novels stand or fall on detail, and Mr. Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back." --Wall Street Journal --Glen Seeber, The Oklahoman

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