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The Murders At Fleat House (Paperback): Lucinda Riley The Murders At Fleat House (Paperback)
Lucinda Riley
R350 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R101 (29%) Pre-order

A suspenseful and utterly compelling crime novel from the author of the multimillion-selling The Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley.

The sudden death of a pupil in Fleat House at St Stephen's - a small private boarding school in deepest Norfolk - is a shocking event that the headmaster is very keen to call a tragic accident. But the local police cannot rule out foul play and the case prompts the return of high-flying Detective Inspector Jazmine 'Jazz' Hunter to the force. Jazz has her own private reasons for stepping away from her police career in London, and reluctantly agrees to front the investigation as a favour to her old boss.

Reunited with her loyal sergeant Alastair Miles, she enters the closed world of the school, and as Jazz begins to probe the circumstances surrounding Charlie Cavendish's tragic death, events are soon to take another troubling turn. Charlie is exposed as an arrogant bully, and those around him had both motive and opportunity to switch the drugs he took daily to control his epilepsy.

As staff at the school close ranks, the disappearance of young pupil Rory Millar and the death of an elderly classics master provide Jazz with important leads, but are destined to complicate the investigation further. As snow covers the landscape and another suspect goes missing, Jazz must also confront her personal demons . . .

Then, a particularly grim discovery at the school makes this the most challenging murder investigation of her career. Because Fleat House hides secrets darker than even Jazz could ever have imagined . . .

No Plan B (Paperback): Lee Child, Andrew Child No Plan B (Paperback)
Lee Child, Andrew Child
R330 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R105 (32%) Pre-order

The gripping new Jack Reacher thriller from the No.1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child.

Gerrardsville, Colorado. One tragic event. Two witnesses. Two conflicting accounts. One witness sees a woman throw herself in front of a bus - clearly suicide. The other witness is Jack Reacher. And he sees what really happened - a man in grey hoodie and jeans, swift and silent as a shadow, pushed the victim to her death, before grabbing her bag and sauntering away.

Reacher follows the killer on foot, not knowing that this was no random act of violence. It is part of something much bigger...a sinister, secret conspiracy, with powerful people on the take, enmeshed in an elaborate plot that leaves no room for error. If any step is compromised, the threat will have to be quickly and permanently removed.

But when the threat is Reacher, there is No Plan B....

The Inheritors - An Intimate Portrait Of South Africa's Racial Reckoning (Hardcover): Eve Fairbanks The Inheritors - An Intimate Portrait Of South Africa's Racial Reckoning (Hardcover)
Eve Fairbanks
R644 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R139 (22%) Pre-order

A dozen years in the making, The Inheritors weaves together the stories of three ordinary South Africans over five tumultuous decadesin a sweeping and exquisite look at what really happens when a country resolves to end white supremacy.

Dipuo grew up on the south side of a mine dump that segregated Johannesburg’s black townships from the white-only city. Some nights, she hiked to the top. To a South African teenager in the 1980s—even an anti-apartheid activist like Dipuo—the divide that separated her from the glittering lights on the other side appeared eternal. But in 1994, the world’s last explicit racial segregationist regime collapsed to make way for something unprecedented.

With penetrating psychological insight, intimate reporting, and bewitching prose, The Inheritors tells the story of a country in the throes of a great reckoning. Through the lives of Dipuo, her daughter Malaika, and Christo—one of the last white South Africans drafted to fight for the apartheid regime—award-winning journalist Eve Fairbanks probes what happens when people once locked into certain kinds of power relations find their status shifting.

Observing subtle truths about race and power that extend well beyond national borders, she explores questions that preoccupy so many of us today: How can we let go of our pasts, as individuals and as countries? How should historical debts be paid? And how can a person live an honorable life in a society that—for better or worse—they no longer recognize?

One - Simple One-Pan Wonders (Hardcover): Jamie Oliver One - Simple One-Pan Wonders (Hardcover)
Jamie Oliver
R490 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R130 (27%) Pre-order

In ONE, Jamie Oliver will guide you through over 120 recipes for tasty, fuss-free and satisfying dishes cooked in just one pan. What's better: each recipe has just eight ingredients or fewer, meaning minimal prep (and washing up) and offering maximum convenience.

Packed with budget-friendly dishes you can rustle up any time, ONE has everything from delicious work from home lunches to quick dinners the whole family will love; from meat-free options to meals that will get novice cooks started.

Chapters include Veggie Delights; Celebrating Chicken; Frying Pan Pasta; Batch Cooking; Puds & Cakes. Simple dishes like Juicy Tahini Chicken, Hassleback Aubergine Pie and Squodgy Croissant Loaf will soon become your firm new favourites.

There are plenty more no-fuss, tasty recipes that make ONE sit alongside 5 Ingredients and 15-Minute Meals as your go-to kitchen companions.

Next In Line (Hardcover): Jeffrey Archer Next In Line (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Archer
R350 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R110 (31%) Pre-order

The unputdownable new novel from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer.

William Warwick and Ross Hogan return in a gripping adventure which will take them to the very heart of power…

The Ink Black Heart (Paperback): Robert Galbraith The Ink Black Heart (Paperback)
Robert Galbraith
R380 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R120 (32%) Pre-order

The next thrilling instalment in the highly acclaimed, international bestselling series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, written by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling.

Finding Me - A Memoir (Paperback): Viola Davis Finding Me - A Memoir (Paperback)
Viola Davis
R355 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R106 (30%) Pre-order

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.

As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you.

Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

It Starts With Us (Paperback): Colleen Hoover It Starts With Us (Paperback)
Colleen Hoover
R330 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R105 (32%) Pre-order

Before It Ends With Us, it started with Atlas.

Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends With Us.

Elon Musk - Risking It All (Paperback): Michael Vlismas Elon Musk - Risking It All (Paperback)
Michael Vlismas
R280 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R90 (32%) Pre-order

This unauthorised biography offers exclusive new information and first-hand interviews into the childhood that shaped the richest man on earth.

From humble beginnings as an awkward boy from Pretoria, who loved comics and science fiction books, to the influence of his mother and the complex relationship with his father, Musk’s early years were crucial in shaping his stellar ambitions. Journalist and author Michael Vlismas traces his remarkable life, from his early years in America and the development of his entrepreneurial vision and philosophy to the billionaire, who has to turn science fiction into reality with grand plans of inhabiting Mars and saving planet Earth. Thoroughly researched, this engaging book dispels several myths and presents other sides to the controversy surrounding Musk’s father.

Vlismas attended the same school as Musk and has an intimate knowledge of the environment that shaped him. This is the story of a man driven to preserve the optimism he sees in humanity and to find a future for mankind “out there among the stars”.

Sparring Partners (Hardcover): John Grisham Sparring Partners (Hardcover)
John Grisham
R668 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R110 (16%) Pre-order
Happy-Go-Lucky (Hardcover): David Sedaris Happy-Go-Lucky (Hardcover)
David Sedaris
R629 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R110 (17%) Pre-order
The Cheat Sheet (Paperback): Sarah Adams The Cheat Sheet (Paperback)
Sarah Adams
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Pre-order

The friend zone is not the end zone for Bree Camden, who is helplessly in love with her longtime best friend and extremely hot NFL legend, Nathan Donelson. The only problem is that she can't admit her true feelings, because he clearly sees her as a best friend with no romantic potential, and the last thing Bree wants is to ruin their relationship. But those abs...

Nope! Nothing but good old-fashioned, no-touching-the-sexiest-man-alive, platonic friendship for Bree. In any case, she has other things to worry about. After a car accident ended her chance at becoming a professional ballerina, Bree changed paths and now owns her own dance studio, with big dreams to expand it. But one more rent increase could mean the end of the studio entirely. Then, as usual, Nathan comes to the rescue and buys the entire building. A stubborn Bree is not happy about it and decides to rebel with a couple - okay, maybe more than a couple - of tequila shots. Then her plan backfires as she spills her deepest, darkest secret to a TMZ reporter. One viral video later, the world thinks Nathan and Bree are the perfect couple. Before they can really talk about her confession, Nathan's publicist proposes a big opportunity that could mean financial security for Bree. The catch? They have to pretend to be in love. For three whole weeks.

What will happen when Bree gives in to the feelings she's been desperately hiding for so long, and could she be imagining that Nathan is actually enjoying it?

Ordinary Monsters (Hardcover): J M Miro Ordinary Monsters (Hardcover)
J M Miro
R665 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R110 (17%) Pre-order
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Journal (Paperback): Mark Manson The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Journal (Paperback)
Mark Manson
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Pre-order

From New York Times bestseller author Mark Manson, comes an irreverent, interactive journal based on the internationally bestselling phenomenon The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck and the New York Times bestseller Everything is F*cked, providing questions and sharp insights in his inimitable voice. In classic Mark Manson style, this journal isn't a "once a day" or "once a week" thing. You can use it any time. Or not. Leave it and come back. Or not. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Journal is divided into five sections that mirror the themes of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck and include guided prompts that help you consider the deepest questions around emotions, values and purpose. Manson's wisdom is complimented with exercises to make you laugh, think, and grow, and his in-your-face attitude is only matched by his sincerity in wanting you to really wrestle with yourself and the things that matter. When it comes to the big topics-things like happiness, values, and responsibility-life is punctuated by seemingly endless questions. Manson addresses these issues with his unique irreverence, offering insights and observations to help you find your own answers. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Journal provides ample space for contemplating life's ups and downs and guides you to see how key moments in your life-both the tragic and the comic-are opportunities for growth (and sometimes just a good laugh). The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Journal is illustrated with colour images throughout.

Rhino War - A General's Bold Strategy In The Kruger National Park (Paperback): Johan Jooste, Tony Park Rhino War - A General's Bold Strategy In The Kruger National Park (Paperback)
Johan Jooste, Tony Park
R350 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R100 (29%) Pre-order

In 2012, retired South African major general Johan Jooste was parachuted into the seemingly unwinnable war against rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park.

With poaching spiralling out of control, Jooste was given the mandate to ‘go military’, to convert Kruger’s ranger corps into a paramilitary force capable of taking the fight to the poachers. Aged 60, white, and a veteran of his country’s apartheid-era wars, Jooste’s controversial appointment was immediately met with resentment and outright hostility by elements of South African National Parks, the police, and even the military with which he had served. With the media, government, conservationists, human-rights activists and the people of South Africa looking over his shoulder, Jooste had to battle opponents within and without to carry out his strategy for turning the tide of rhino poaching.

Rhino War tells how Jooste, facing an unprecedented assault on a national park and a single species, turned a force of demoralised men and women into arguably the finest anti-poaching unit on the African continent. Told through his eyes, these stories of the courage and grit of rangers who risked their lives to protect wildlife in the face of a wily and determined foe are an account of heroism, sacrifice and determination.

Humbly, honestly and decisively, Jooste tells of the successes and failures of his bold strategy, and shares his vision for the future.

Girl, Forgotten (Paperback): Karin Slaughter Girl, Forgotten (Paperback)
Karin Slaughter
R340 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R111 (33%) Pre-order

The stunning new standalone thriller from international #1 bestseller Karin Slaughter.

Prom Night, Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn dresses carefully for what's supposed to be the highlight of any high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the night, because of that secret, she will be dead.

Nearly forty years later, Andrea Oliver, newly qualified as a US Marshal, receives her first assignment: to go to Longbill Beach to protect a judge receiving death threats. But Andrea's real focus isn't the judge – it's Emily Vaughn. Ever since she first heard Emily's name a year ago, she's been haunted by her brutal death. Nobody was ever convicted – her friends closed ranks, her family shut themselves off in their grief, the town moved on – so the killer is still out there.

But now Andrea has a chance to find out what really happened…

Impossible Bosses - Secret Strategies To Deal With 8 Archetypal Managers (Paperback): Vivienne Lawack, Robert Craig, Hanlie... Impossible Bosses - Secret Strategies To Deal With 8 Archetypal Managers (Paperback)
Vivienne Lawack, Robert Craig, Hanlie Wessels
R280 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R90 (32%) Pre-order

A difficult manager can be the cause of many a sleepless night, or in extreme cases, even make you want to quit your job. Impossible bosses can obstruct your professional growth by hiding corporate ladders and leave your career stuck in an invisible cage.

In this book, eight archetypal managers who create uniquely challenging situations at work are identified, including Mr Tumbleweed (the anxious and indecisive manager), Ms Say Me (the competitive control freak manager), Mr Make-Up (the people-pleasing manager), Ms When We (the hostage-of-the-past manager) and four other friends.

Drawing on real-life experiences, the authors describe typical workplace scenarios you might find yourself in with these impossible bosses and identify their key character traits. Most importantly, they share several secret strategies for how best to communicate your ideas and demonstrate your value to them. Working with different psychological profiling systems, the authors try to demystify the personality type and explain why your impossible boss acts like they do.

Armed with these insights and hands-on tips, you will be able to turn challenging interactions around in a shorter space of time and respond with an approach that will show your true value and leadership qualities.

A coach in your pocket, this book offers a practical guide for how to manage your manager.

You've Reached Sam (Paperback): Dustin Thao You've Reached Sam (Paperback)
Dustin Thao
R211 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R55 (26%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The bestselling TikTok sensation! An Instant New York Times Bestseller! How do you move forward when everything you love in on the line? Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out: move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam's cellphone just to listen to his voicemail. And Sam picks up the phone. What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye? Filled with a diverse cast of characters, the heartache of first love and loss, and the kind of friends that can get you through anything, plus a touch of magic, You've Reached Sam will make an instant connection with anyone looking for a big emotional romance of a read.

Sabotage - The Onslaught On Eskom (Paperback): Kyle Cowan Sabotage - The Onslaught On Eskom (Paperback)
Kyle Cowan
R280 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R81 (29%) Pre-order

After unknown saboteurs toppled a strategic pylon near Lethabo Power Station in the Free State in November 2021, almost causing the country to plunge into stage 5 load-shedding, Eskom’s chief executive officer André de Ruyter declared: ‘This was clearly now an act of sabotage and I think we can call it as such.’

It was not the first such incident, but it was the clearest indication to date that there are individuals out there intent on causing maximum damage to the ailing power utility, and more specifically, to its corruption-busting CEO, De Ruyter, and straight-shooting COO Jan Oberholzer.

In Sabotage: The Onslaught on Eskom, award-winning journalist Kyle Cowan unravels the history, corruption and politicisation of the state power utility to explain how and why those entrusted with turning it around are being systematically targeted in what can only be described as a sustained and vicious onslaught designed to protect political patronage networks and those intent on robbing the country.

Drawing from interviews, documents, court cases and testimony at the Zondo Commission, this is a shocking account of an orchestrated campaign that affects the daily lives of all South Africans and the survival of the country’s economy.

Who's Lying Now? (Paperback): Susan Lewis Who's Lying Now? (Paperback)
Susan Lewis
R330 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R105 (32%) Pre-order

You think you’re safe. You think you know your neighbours. But can you ever really know who’s telling the truth?

Jeannie Symonds is a force to be reckoned with – an eccentric, award-winning publisher, spending lockdown with her husband in a house near Kesterly-on-Sea. She seems to have it all: a high-flying career, a happy marriage, a niece she adores. And then one day, she vanishes.

Cara Jakes is a new trainee investigator – young, intelligent and eager to prove herself. When she teams up with detective Andee Lawrence to look into the disappearance, she is determined to find out what has really happened to Jeannie. Cara begins to question the residents of this close-knit community, sure that someone has a secret to hide.

But how can she separate the truth from the lies?

Lore Olympus: Volume Two (Hardcover): Rachel Smythe Lore Olympus: Volume Two (Hardcover)
Rachel Smythe
R724 R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Save R105 (15%) Pre-order
Second Verse (Paperback): Onke Mazibuko Second Verse (Paperback)
Onke Mazibuko
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Pre-order

The second verse of any song always has to be more killer than the first. Always. The rhythm has to slap. The lyrics must be on point. The feeling intense. And the impact mad definitive. It's just the way it is. In the same way, if you do well once in life, then you always have to be better from that point onwards. No doubt. East London, aka Slummies, circa 1998. Bokang Damane is a dreamer and an outsider with mad problems. Things only get worse when everyone thinks he wants to off himself just because he wrote an essay on suicide. Really? Talk about d.r.a.m.a. Life at the moment is just a sorry son-of-a-checklist of insolvable problems. Problem #1: Not black enough for the black kids and too black for the white kids. Yep, that's what happens when you attend a mad pompous all boys' college and live in the burbs. Problem #2: Family finances are a joke they can't even afford Bokang's initiation. Now he can't get props like any decent Xhosa man. Problem #3: An alcoholic, gambling attorney for a father who expects the world to bend to his will. What's a man gotta do? Apart from freaking the hell out? Bokang just wants to rap, sketch and be left alone. Everyone keeps yacking on about Bokang reaching his true potential but everyone keeps getting in the way. So what happens? Boy meets girl. It wouldn't be much of a story otherwise.

Bluey and Friends: A Sticker & Activity Book (Paperback): Penguin Young Readers Licenses Bluey and Friends: A Sticker & Activity Book (Paperback)
Penguin Young Readers Licenses
R219 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R24 (11%) Pre-order
Suspects (Paperback): Danielle Steel Suspects (Paperback)
Danielle Steel
R340 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R100 (29%) Pre-order

A dedicated CIA agent becomes an unexpected ally to a woman haunted by the kidnapping of her family, in Suspects, a thrilling novel from international number one bestselling author Danielle Steel.

Theodora Morgan is fashion royalty. Founder of a wildly popular online shopping service, she is one of the most successful businesswomen in the world, although she prefers to keep a low profile, especially in recent months. It was a year ago when the unthinkable struck her family: her husband, industry mogul Matthieu Pasquier, and their son were kidnapped and held for ransom - a nightmare that ended in tragedy. The case has gone cold, despite evidence linking the crime to Matthieu's Russian competitors. Theo has reluctantly gone back to work running her company.

On the flight to a launch party for one of her highly anticipated pop-up shops in New York City, she crosses paths with high-society 'networkist' Pierre de Vaumont. Theo politely invites him to her event - unaware that Pierre has been flagged by the CIA. Senior supervising CIA operative Mike Andrews investigates Pierre's suspicious Russian contacts and clears him to enter the country, but when he realizes that Theodora Morgan is on the same flight, he becomes concerned for her safety.

Posing as a lawyer, Mike begins a covert mission - starting with Theo's opening party. When Mike and Theo meet, their connection is instant, but Theo is completely unaware of Mike's true objective or identity . . . or that the life she is rebuilding is in grave danger.

The House Of Fortune (Paperback): Jessie Burton The House Of Fortune (Paperback)
Jessie Burton
R340 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R98 (29%) Pre-order

The sequel to Jessie Burton’s million-copy bestseller The Miniaturist.

In the golden city of Amsterdam, in 1705, Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and she is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the city’s theatre, Walter, the love of her life, awaits her, but at home in the house on the Herengracht, all is not well – her father Otto and Aunt Nella argue endlessly, and the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat. On Thea’s birthday, also the day that her mother Marin died, the secrets from the past begin to overwhelm the present.

Nella is desperate to save the family and maintain appearances, to find Thea a husband who will guarantee her future, and when they receive an invitation to Amsterdam’s most exclusive ball, she is overjoyed – perhaps this will set their fortunes straight. And indeed, the ball does set things spinning: new figures enter their life, promising new futures. But their fates are still unclear, and when Nella feels a strange prickling sensation on the back of her neck, she remembers the miniaturist who entered her life and toyed with her fortunes eighteen years ago. Perhaps, now, she has returned for her . . .

The House of Fortune is a glorious, sweeping story of fate and ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young woman’s determination to rule her own destiny.

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