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  • Foodies of SA: The Most Viral Recipes Ever! – Chantal Botha, Hayley Murison & Julie Brown

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    R340.00

    Christmas Choice 2018

    Your first step, if you haven’t already, is to check out their Facebook page! 730k followers and more shares than all the top 50 SA brands combined!

  • Freedom – Jonathan Franzen

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    R125.00

    Freedom’ is an epic of contemporary love and marriage. This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz. It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we betray those closest to us; and why things almost never work out as they ‘should’.

  • From Whisky to Water – Sam Cowen

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    R240.00

    Sam Cowen, much-admired radio presenter, writes her own story about her struggles with alcohol and the disease of addiction.

  • Garden of Dreams – Melissa Siebert

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    R240.00

    Eli de Villiers and his mother, Margo, are travelling through India to meet his father in Kathmandu. Eli is kidnapped by child traffickers and finds himself captive in a brothel in Delhi, run by Auntie Lakshmi. A fire erupts and Eli, Sanjay and a few other children escape. They attempt the journey to Nepal, home to the fleeing girls, and where Eli believes his father is waiting. Alone in a vast country, pursued by goons sent by the obsessive Auntie Lakshmi, Eli and Sanjay rely only on each other and their friendship deepens. The immense, often harsh landscape they travel through is evocatively described. Eli’s journey is also one from childhood, a loss of innocence and trust, but a deeper understanding of the power of love and friendship. And in the meantime, as time passes and they fail to find Eli, Margo’s world begins to crumble around her. This is a beautiful story that explores many themes, while keeping you enthralled.

  • Garden Style – Melanie Walker

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    R340.00

    Garden fundis and anyone wanting to start or redo a garden will love Melanie Walker’s Garden Style.

  • Geheime Revolusie – Niel Barnard

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    R250.00

    Die afgelope maand het twee biografiese werke oor figure wat ‘n rol agter die skerms gespeel het in die Nasionalistiese bedeling, hul verskyning gemaak. Eugene de Kock – Sluipmoordenaar van die Staat deur Annemarie Jansen (R253) is ‘n deeglike en menslike verslag van dié omstrede man se lewe en die bestel wat van hom ‘n moordenaar en folteraar gemaak het. Dan is daar Niël Barnard se outobiografiese Geheime Revolusie – Memoires van ‘n Spioenbaas (R253) waarin hy die sluier lig oor die lewe en werk van Nasionale Intelligensielede in die tagtigerjare.

  • Get Me To 21 – Gabi Lowe

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    R265.00

    The story of Jenna Lowe is both tragic and uplifting. Afflicted with a rare degenerative disease called pulmonary arterial hypertension, Jenna succumbed to this devastating illness when she was just 20 years old, but not before making a big impact on everyone around her.

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    Ghost Fire – Wilbur Smith

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    R320.00 R299.00

    Growing up in India, Connie and Theo Courtney were inseparable, but the death of their parents in 1754 creates a rift between them.

  • Gifbeker – Irna van Zyl

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    R231.00

    Wanneer ’n kosblogger ’n gifdood sterf in Zebardines, die restaurant waar speuradjudant Storm van der Merwe saam met haar vriendin Kat uiteet, kan sy nie raai watter byenes hierdeur oopgekrap gaan word nie.

  • Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

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    R325.00

    Like anyone else, I read and loved the Stieg Larsson trilogy and as result I approached this book with a degree of scepticism: thankfully it was unwarranted. Lagercrantz has done a superb job in continuing the characters created by Larsson, namely those of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. In fact, he adds depth to our knowledge of Lisbeth’s personality, without losing her sense of mystery. The story briefly: Blomkvist meets with a potential source to discuss a tip for an article, and in passing the existence of a female hacker is mentioned. As Blomkvist gets more involved the story gets bigger and bigger. A world-renowned Swedish computer scientist is attacked before he can meet him, his vital work is stolen and the only witness is an autistic child who then becomes a target for a criminal organisation. The pace is sustained, the writing and the character’s are great and the plot is intelligent…my only hope is that Lagercrantz continues the story!

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier

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    R145.00

    17th Century Holland. When Griet becomes a maid in the household of Johannes Vermeer in the town of Delft, she thinks she knows her role: housework, laundry and the care of his six children. But as she becomes part of his world and his work, their growing intimacy spreads tension and deception in the ordered household and, as the scandal seeps out, into the town beyond.

  • Goeiemore, Mnr Mandela deur Zelda la Grange

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    R295.00

    Zelda la Grange het grootgeword as ’n ondersteuner van die reëls wat wit en swart skei. En tog sou sy een van die mense word op wie Nelson Mandela die swaarste steun in die vervulling van sy lewenstaak. Sy deel nou sy inspirerende gawes aan haar met die wêreld.