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  • Song Of Achilles

    The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

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    Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.

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    Square And The Tower

    The Square and the Tower – Niall Ferguson

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    R385.00 R365.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of imagining the world.

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    Sun And Her Flowers

    The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur

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    R240.00 R230.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.

  • Tattooist Of Auschwitz

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris

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    Lale is a Slovakian Jew and tattooist in Auschwitz. His job is to scratch the identity numbers onto the arms of his fellow inmates. For this duty he gets special privileges, which he uses to barter money and jewellery of dead Jews for extra food and blankets to keep those he can alive.

  • Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brockett

    The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brockett – John Boyne

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    There’s nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable, and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it’s clear he’s anything but ordinary. To his parents’ horror, Barnaby defies the laws of gravity – and floats.

  • The Thirst

    The Thirst – Jo Nesbo

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    This is number 11 in the Harry Hole series, and a reminder why Nesbo earned the acclaim ‘King of Nordic Noir’! Harry Hole is now a lecturer, and he’s left the force and is married to Rakel.

  • Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet

    The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell

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    In your hands is a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years the sole gateway between Japan and the West. Here, in the dying days of the 18th century, a young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune. Instead he loses his heart. Step onto the streets of Dejima and mingle with scheming traders, spies, interpreters, servants and concubines as two cultures converge. In a tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, the key is control – of riches and minds, and over death itself.

  • The Three

    The Three by Sarah Lotz

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    Three is a complex and creepy thriller surrounding the crashes of four different passenger airplanes which happen at the same moment in four different places around the globe. The story is mostly told as a book written by the narrator and takes the form of a series of interviews and articles on the crashes and the increasingly sinister behaviour of the three child survivors. One child, inexplicably and miraculously, survives each of the three crashes and a fourth suspected survivor is searched for. One adult woman manages to leave a cryptic message on her phone before she dies that ignites a wave of fear among Christian followers and the widespread hysteria this creates serves the purposes of key political figures. Lotz’s story is a thrilling exploration of the insanity behind mass fear and hype. Tension is held superbly throughout the book as the reader joins the fact-finding mission of the narrator; trying to understand and make sense of the evidence which increasingly points to an answer terrifying to contemplate…

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    The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

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    Pulitzer Prizewinner in 2017 for fiction, The Underground Railroad is centred on slavery in southern USA, Georgia, in the early 1800s. Colson ingenuously reimagines the Underground Railroad as an actual railroad, which serves as an allegorical tool for a story about Cora, a young slave, and her quest for freedom.

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    The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds – Michael Lewis

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    Best known for The Big Short, Lewis’s latest book tells the story of the two psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.

  • The Visitors

    The Visitors by Sally Beauman

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    A book about secrets and revelations, The Visitors brings to life the mysteries of ancient Egypt – its pyramids, its kings, its gods and its profound fascination with the afterlife. It also unveils the world of the archaeologists and Egyptologists who excavated Tutankhamun’s tomb in the 1920’s. The story of Howard Carter and the legendary ‘curse’ that was said to befall many of those who entered Tut’s final resting place is told by Lucy, a young girl who is sent to Egypt to recover from the typhoid that killed her mother. Although a fictionalised account of events and people, it is clear that Sally Beauman has meticulously researched the subject about which she has written. The Visitors is a hugely satisfying read.

  • The Way I See It

    The Way I See It: The Musings of a Black Woman in the Rainbow Nation – Lerato Tshabalala

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    Lerato Tshablala, known from her column “Urban Miss” in the Sunday Times has become renown for her often contentious view-points on race-related matters. In her book, The Way I See it, she writes about her reality as a black woman in a white-dominated business world; her observations on gender stereotypes, cultural stereotypes and other inequalities in our country.