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Set in 16th-century Istanbul , this is a story of a boy, his master and his elephant. When Jahan’s elephant is given to the sultan as a gift, he follows it, unable to part with his much-loved pet. And it is through the elephant that Jahan meets the sultan’s daughter and his master, the celebrated architect Mimar Sinan who recruits Jahan as his fourth apprentice.
I adore Alexandra Fuller’s previous memoirs: Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight; Scribbling the Cat and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness in which she describes growing up in a war-torn Rhodesia with her wonderfully eccentric family.
This is the sixth adventure featuring Matthew Shardlake, the hunchbacked lawyer and unintentional investigator. It is 1546 and King Henry VIII is dying. His councillors wage a power struggle to determine who will control the government of his successor; heretics are being hunted down and burned at the stake.
This is the translation of the very successful Afrikaans book, Plaasmoord, and what a great thriller it is! Albertus Beeselaar, beleaguered by his own demons, has been transferred to a small town in the Kalahari from Jo’burg’s Murder and Robbery Squad.
Well-known chef and author of the successful Abundance, Delectable and Sumptuous, Marlene van der Westhuizen has created something very special with her newest cookbook. She divides her time between Cape Town and a medieval country village in France called Charroux, where she runs very popular cooking classes.
This is a collection of breathtaking photographs taken over a period of four years by Heinrich van den Berg. The pictures include animals, birds, plants and trees and landscapes. Eight different colour inks are employed to make viewing this book a unique experience.
In Afghanistan the birth of a son is cause for celebration, and often the arrival of a daughter is mourned as a misfortune. Bacha posh translated is ‘dressed up like a boy’. Award-winning investigative journalist Jenny Nordberg conducted a five-year study in Afghanistan of this hidden custom, where bacha posh girls are raised and presented to the world as boys until adulthood.
Pete Goffe-Wood is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed chefs. He made his mark in Cape Town in the 90s with his daring food combos when fusion food was still a novelty. He is also known for his Kitchen Cowboy Cooking Classes and his role as a judge on Master Chef.
Ever since the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013, the topic of Oscar Pistorius’s innocence in the incident as been a subject of hot debate in our country: to what degree could his claim that the shooting was a tragic accident be believed. The trial has stretched on and on until finally, on Friday 12 September, the morning papers carried pictures of Oscar at the verdict of his trial, in tears of relief as the judge finds him not guilty of pre-meditated murder.
Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She has a reputation for her sensitive evaluations and well-reasoned judgements. But her life is thrown into turmoil by her husband declaring he intends to embark on an extra-marital affair; and a challenging case involving a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy and who refuses a life-saving blood transfusion because it conflicts with his beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness.
A true story about a spiritual journey and a complex relationship between a grieving woman and a goshawk: Helen Macdonald’s interest in falconry stems from a childhood obsession with birds and was encouraged by her father. When he passes away, she is overcome with grief and decides to retreat from her normal life and train her own goshawk. And so Mabel is acquired. But she is not a pet so much as a force to be negotiated with, and all romantic notions of the sport of falconry are banished.