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  • Trigger Warning

    Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman

    0 out of 5
    R300.00

    Neil Gaiman continually proves himself to be an intelligent writer with a unique creative genius. His latest work, Trigger Warning, a collection of short fiction, makes the point clear again. This anthology – a collection of new and previously published short stories – explores the idea of people understanding their true natures, coming to grips with themselves and dropping the masks they might wear in society. It’s an compendium of vulnerabilities and hidden strengths.
    The anthology itself is a profusion of horror and ghost stories, of fantasy and science fiction and sometimes poetry and fairy tales. He also revisits the world of his best-selling work American Gods with the story “Black Dog”, and includes a Doctor Who story written for its 50th anniversary. In each of the tales, Gaiman encourages the reader to explore the nature of personal truths as his stories transcend the mundane. With his easy-to-read style and ability to capture the heart and mind – and to stir the soul – of any audience, Gaiman’s Trigger Warning is a must-read, filled with wonders and terrors alike.

  • Truitjie Roer My Nie

    Truitjie roer my nie – Schalk Bezuidenhout & Erns Grundling

    0 out of 5
    R220.00

    Dis die 80’s truitjie op die voorblad wat my laat vassteek en die boek optel. Helder pryk hy daar in die truitjie, met die gelaatstrekke van Borat en die uitdrukking van Charlie Chaplin: Schalk Bezuidenhout.

  • TskTsk

    Tsk Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large – Suzan Hackney

    5 out of 5
    R240.00

    This powerful memoir by South African Hackney reached our shelves in April this year and continues to sell well. Hackney was adopted as a newborn and was brought up in Pietermaritzburg by her adoptive parents.

  • Tuf Voyaging

    Tuf Voyaging – George R. R. Martin

    0 out of 5
    R250.00

    Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader (one of the few), and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth’s Ecological Engineering Corps?

  • Tug Of War

    Tug of War – Naomi Howarth

    0 out of 5
    R195.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    Tortoise is on the hunt for a friend, but only encounters huge Elephant and Hippo, who are mean about his small size and wrinkly skin. But although Tortoise isn’t big, he is certainly brainy!

  • Tuisland 2

    Tuisland – Karin Brynard

    0 out of 5
    R250.00

    Die San-geledere van ‘n tradisionele gemeenskap naby Upington wil die plaaslike polisiebevelvoerder, kaptein De Vos, aankla van korrupsie en nalatigheid.

  • Turtles All The Way Down

    Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

    0 out of 5
    R290.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.

  • Tussen Die Klippe

    Tussen die Klippe – Hans du Plessis

    0 out of 5
    R220.00

    Dominee Johannes is teësinnig en as buitestaander uit die Kolonie laat kom om ‘n hofsitting by te woon. Dié vind plaas in die veld: die hofamptenare se stoele bly in die los sand insak en die prosedure word onderbreek deur voëls, vlakvarke, olifante en ‘n donderstorm of wat. Die pragtige jong vrou wat aangekla word van die misdade van bigamie en bedrog, is reed deur die mense van haar streek skuldig bevind – hulle kén haar mos so! Dominee Johannes benader egter die hele verrigtinge vanuit sy soeke na die aard en omvang van ware Christelike liefde. Die verhaal speel af in 1851 in die Moot, ‘n boerdery-nedersetting noord van die Vaalrivier, en weerspieël hofverrigtinge soos in 1849 voorgeskryf deur die Volksraad in Potchefstroom. Heelwat aspekte van die Christelike leer en die aard van waarheid word ondersoek, terwyl ‘n eg menslike en simpatieke uitbeelding gegee word van plattelandse gemeenskappe in die jare kort na die Groot Trek.

  • Tussen Vriende

    Tussen Vriende – Derick van der Walt

    0 out of 5
    R250.00

    Die skrywer is bekend vir sy jeugboeke (Lien se Lankstaanskoene) en hierdie is slegs sy tweede volwasse roman.

  • UIt Die Bloute

    Uit die Bloute – Chanette Paul

    0 out of 5
    R315.00

    Jojo Richter se speuravonture is direk eweredig aan haar nuuskierigheid. Sy moes nooit ingestem het om vir Irene navorsing oor VVV’s te doen nie. Wanneer ’n skelm regter naby Bientangsbaai met ’n pyl en boog vermoor word, het dit skielik alles met Irene se belangstelling in VVV’s te doen.

  • Under Glass

    Under Glass – Claire Robertson

    0 out of 5
    R270.00

    Previous titles The Spiral House and The Magistrate of Gower have secured this local author a reputation for beautifully written literary fiction. Under Glass, newly released, is set around the mid 1800s. Mrs Chetwyn lands in Port Natal to join her husband – their passage and some land have been bought by her father-in-law.

  • Up Against The Night

    Up Against the Night by Justin Cartwright

    0 out of 5
    R320.00

    Frank McAllister is wealthy and lives in the UK. He has lived there for thirty years and has houses in Nottinghill, New Forest and Cape Town. He feels increasingly alienated and hankers for his South African heritage, and the novel opens with him planning a trip to Cape Town with his lover Nellie. Frank is descended from Piet Retief (as is Justin Cartwright) and his murder by Dingaan and subsequent avenge by the Boers in the Battle of Blood River is explored. Frank’s Afrikaner cousin, Jaco, almost famous on YouTube for nearly being eaten by a shark, threatens to disturb his more measured existence. Themes of heritage and what it means, and the presumptions made by strangers in a foreign land are central to the story. Cartwright writes beautifully, and his keen observation of character and profound insights are balanced by a sense of irony, and even comic absurdity.