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  • blood-on-their-hands

    Blood On Their Hands – Jessica Pitchford

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    When Johan Booysen hears that the new Provincial Police Chief takes backhanders from a Durban businessman, he decides to give her the benefit of the doubt. But the evidence becomes impossible to ignore and he soon gets dragged down the corridors of power and politics into a web of intrigue, deceit and betrayal that, at times, he has trouble making sense of.

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    Blou Is Nie n Kleur Nie

    Blou Is Nie ‘n Kleur Nie – Carin Krahtz

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    R160.00 R150.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    Na die ongeluk drie jaar gelede val die oënskynlik gelukkige Vorster-gesin se lewens uitmekaar.

  • bolshoi-confidential

    Bolshoi Confidential – Simon Morrison

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    A tumultuous history of the iconic Bolshoi Ballet company: the pinnacle of glory of reigning tsars and mighty soviet alike.

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    Books Thaty Changed History

    Books That Changed History – DK

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    R300.00 R275.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury.

  • born-a-crime

    Born a Crime – Trevor Noah

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    A wonderfully entertaining collection of vignettes on his life born to a white Swiss father and black Xhosa mother towards the end of apartheid, when mixed race unions were still illegal.

  • Brandwaterkom

    Brandwaterkom Deur Alexander Strachan

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    Die belofte wat Strachan met sy eerste roman, Dwaalpoort, getoon het, word verwesenlik in Brandwaterkom. Dit is een van die interessantste aanbiedings van historiese gegewens wat ek nog gelees het. In die hoofstorie figureer S.G. Vilonel, prokureur van Senekal, aanvanklik ‘n boere-kommandant in die ABO maar uiteindelik veroordeelde joiner. Toe generaal Prinsloo met 4000 boere-vegters in die Brandwaterkom vasgekeer was, was Vilonel die man wat die brief van oorgawe na die Britse owerstes gebring het. Maar daar is verskillende vertellers in die roman, en elkeen wil sy/haar verhaal op die voorgrond druk. Esther van Emmenes woon tydelik in die Brandwaterkom om deegliker navorsing oor die plaaslike gebeure tydens die ABO te kan doen vir haar tesis. Catharina Venter – wel, waar pas sy in die prentjie? Is sy werklik besig om Esther en Bullet te manipuleer sodat háár verhaal vertel kan word? En Bullet self; sy oorlogverhaal moet ook vertel word – altans, daar is ‘n verteller wat so dink. En hoe suiwer is elke verteller se motiewe? Eindelik lees ons vier stories wat met groot vaardigheid deur die bobaasverteller – Strachan self – in mekaar gevleg is.

  • Brave

    Brave – Rose McGowan

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    McGowan was born and raised in the Children of God cult, and her angry memoir, Brave, vents her outrage at the injustice of being a victim of an even bigger cult: Hollywood. McGowan’s rape accusation against Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo  wave of women responding with similar claims.

  • Bring Up The Bodies

    Bring Up The Bodies (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy 2) – Hilary Mantel

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    ‘My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he’ll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he’ll cut off your leg,’ says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. ‘But if you don’t cut across him he’s a very gentleman. And he’ll stand anyone a drink.’ By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church.

  • Broken Monsters

    Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

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    For those already loyal readers, sold on Moxyland, Zoo City and Shining Girls, you’re in for a treat! And even if this is your first Beukes book, I can guarantee it won’t be your last. Broken Monsters is a multi-layered story that keeps you compulsively reading as the level of suspense rises steadily, your knuckles steadily whitening. Briefly, Detective Gabi Versado discovers a body: half-boy and half-deer have been fused together, and so the hunt for a very different type of killer begins. Her daughter Layla is a feisty and boundary-pushing teen, who, together with her best-friend, try to ‘out’ an online predator. But this is far more than a mere foray into the cheap thrills of the paranormal. The characters are complex, and the relationships sensitively portrayed, and she writes so superbly that it’s almost immaterial when you lose all circulation in your knuckles!

  • Brutal Legacy

    Brutal Legacy – Tracy Going

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    Brutal Legacy is a memoir by Tracy Going, South African 90s glamorous television and radio broadcaster.

  • Camino Island

    Camino Island – John Grisham

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    The latest Grisham is less of a courtroom drama and more of a thriller.

  • Career of Evil

    Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

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    The third in the series and this one takes a bit of a dark plunge. Robin receives a severed leg in the mail, and this is the start of what becomes a hunt for a serial killer linked to Strike’s past. I’m fond of series and enjoyed the more in-depth look at Robin’s past and her character. We discover a little more about why she stays with her awful fiancé. The levels of misogynistic violence are high and some scenes are disturbingly described from the killer’s point of view. He also stalks Robin, bent on revenge against Strike. The writing is great as usual, and the climactic end doesn’t disappoint in the slightest!