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  • The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett

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    R345.00

    A poignant release for his fans, this is the last ever Discworld Novel in Pratchett’s fantastically successful series that has earned him such an overwhelming following for the past thirty years. It features Tiffany Aching again, as well as some other favourite characters, and serves as an Adieu to the realm of Discworld. Lauded one of the best British fantasy writers of all time, Pratchett has won numerous awards and medals, received an OBE and a Knighthood for his contribution to Literature.

  • The Shepherd’s Hut – Tim Winton

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    R290.00

    Fans of Winton’s powerful and lyrical prose will not be disappointed by his new title, The Shepherd’s Hut. Jaxie is a teenage outcast. He has suffered frequent physical abuse from his alcoholic father.

  • The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes

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    R210.00

    This is a crime story with a twist. A serial killer in 1930s Chicago discovers an old abandoned house that allows its inhabitants to travel through time.

  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

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    R285.00

    I love this series created by the masterful writer, J K Rowling. We were introduced to Comoran Strike in Cuckoo’s Calling and the endearing sleuth is once again called on to unravel a mystery – in this case of a missing husband and writer of a manuscript that has left the publishing world scandalised. Robin, his accidentally acquired secretary, works on her detective skills and her increasingly jealous fiancée. In my mind what makes an otherwise just enjoyable mystery thriller something truly special is two things: her deft use of language, which is pure pleasure to read; and her shrewd insights into the frailties of human nature. I’m completely hooked and I hope she’s already busy writing the third!

  • The Silmarillion – J. R. R. Tolkien

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    R190.00

    The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Included in the book are several shorter works.

  • The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham

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    R290.00

    The Snow Queen is a complex character-driven novel. Rather than following a distinct plot, it consists of a series of reflections on various events and situations as experienced by its three central characters: Barrett, who sees a strange light in the sky and starts to believe that God exists; Tyler, his brother, who is trying to write the perfect love song for his dying wife; Beth, attempting to come to terms with her mortality. The prose is elegant and understated, the descriptions so – perfect. With The Snow Queen Michael Cunningham once again demonstrates his gift for storytelling and his profound understanding of the human spirit.

  • The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

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    R139.00

    Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.

  • The Square and the Tower – Niall Ferguson

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    R385.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of imagining the world.

  • The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur

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    R240.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris

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    R270.00

    Lale is a Slovakian Jew and tattooist in Auschwitz. His job is to scratch the identity numbers onto the arms of his fellow inmates. For this duty he gets special privileges, which he uses to barter money and jewellery of dead Jews for extra food and blankets to keep those he can alive.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris

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    R200.00

    Australian author Heather Morris recently visited our shores for the Franschhoek Literary Festival. Her novel based on the true experiences of Lale Sokolov has become a worldwide bestseller, and if you have not yet read this phenomenal story, then there is no better time to do so. Lale is a Slovakian Jew who is pulled out of his home and sent to Auschwitz.

  • The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brockett – John Boyne

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    R185.00

    There’s nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable, and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it’s clear he’s anything but ordinary. To his parents’ horror, Barnaby defies the laws of gravity – and floats.