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  • Auschwitz Lullaby

    Auschwitz Lullaby – Mario Escobar

    0 out of 5

    Helene Hannemann, a German woman, elects to go with her Gypsy husband and children when they are arrested, and taken to Auschwitz concentration camp.

  • Barbarian Days

    Barbarian Days : A Surfing Life – William Finnegan

    0 out of 5

    Barbarian Days is an account of the life of a serious surfer. Finnegan displays his passion and dedication for his calling in the factual, almost journal style descriptions of surfing conditions and techniques..

  • Bare Ground

    Bare Ground – Peter Harris

    0 out of 5

    Christmas Choice 2017

    As the head of Wits Mining, the last major mining company to do an empowerment deal, Max Sinclair has a mandate from the board and a clear directive: to sell a share of the company to a black consortium. Born and bred in the city that remains, at heart, a mining camp built on gold and the greed of men, Max is used to being a player in the high-stakes game of deals and political influence, and he keeps his cards close to his chest.

  • Beatrice And Virgil

    Beatrice and Virgil – Yann Martel

    0 out of 5

    This is Yann Martel’s first novel since the phenomenally successful Life of Pi won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 2001. Anyone expecting a sequel to that wonderful book is likely to be disappointed.

  • Becoming

    Becoming – Michelle Obama

    0 out of 5

    Touted as one of the biggest season’s releases: Michelle Obama is one of the most iconic, influential women of our time.

  • Birdseye

    Birdseye – Maire Fisher

    0 out of 5

    Bird, as she is known to her family, is the youngest in a family of six children. When her twin brothers go missing Bird starts to keep a journal of family events so she can update them on their return. The family lives in a mansion, overlooking a small fictitious town and harbour set near Simons Town. This is Bird’s grandmother’s home, and she rules it from her top storey lair. She is cruel and malicious and manipulates the family into total compliancy. What makes this book so special is the convincing voice of Bird as a child, as she records the years passing and the trials faced by the family. It is a story of love and loss, family dynamics and self-discovery, and its wonderful characters completely entranced me. I felt like a part of the family. This is a book to buy and keep with other favourites.

  • blood-on-their-hands

    Blood On Their Hands – Jessica Pitchford

    0 out of 5

    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.

  • Blou Is Nie n Kleur Nie

    Blou Is Nie ‘n Kleur Nie – Carin Krahtz

    0 out of 5

    Christmas Choice 2017

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

  • bolshoi-confidential

    Bolshoi Confidential – Simon Morrison

    0 out of 5

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

  • Books Thaty Changed History

    Books That Changed History – DK

    0 out of 5

    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

    0 out of 5

    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

    0 out of 5

    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.