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  • Tuisland – Karin Brynard

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    R250.00

    Die San-geledere van ‘n tradisionele gemeenskap naby Upington wil die plaaslike polisiebevelvoerder, kaptein De Vos, aankla van korrupsie en nalatigheid.

  • Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

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    R290.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.

  • Tussen die Klippe – Hans du Plessis

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    R220.00

    Dominee Johannes is teësinnig en as buitestaander uit die Kolonie laat kom om ‘n hofsitting by te woon. Dié vind plaas in die veld: die hofamptenare se stoele bly in die los sand insak en die prosedure word onderbreek deur voëls, vlakvarke, olifante en ‘n donderstorm of wat. Die pragtige jong vrou wat aangekla word van die misdade van bigamie en bedrog, is reed deur die mense van haar streek skuldig bevind – hulle kén haar mos so! Dominee Johannes benader egter die hele verrigtinge vanuit sy soeke na die aard en omvang van ware Christelike liefde. Die verhaal speel af in 1851 in die Moot, ‘n boerdery-nedersetting noord van die Vaalrivier, en weerspieël hofverrigtinge soos in 1849 voorgeskryf deur die Volksraad in Potchefstroom. Heelwat aspekte van die Christelike leer en die aard van waarheid word ondersoek, terwyl ‘n eg menslike en simpatieke uitbeelding gegee word van plattelandse gemeenskappe in die jare kort na die Groot Trek.

  • Tussen Vriende – Derick van der Walt

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    R250.00

    Die skrywer is bekend vir sy jeugboeke (Lien se Lankstaanskoene) en hierdie is slegs sy tweede volwasse roman.

  • Uit die Bloute – Chanette Paul

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    R315.00

    Jojo Richter se speuravonture is direk eweredig aan haar nuuskierigheid. Sy moes nooit ingestem het om vir Irene navorsing oor VVV’s te doen nie. Wanneer ’n skelm regter naby Bientangsbaai met ’n pyl en boog vermoor word, het dit skielik alles met Irene se belangstelling in VVV’s te doen.

  • Under Glass – Claire Robertson

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    R270.00

    Previous titles The Spiral House and The Magistrate of Gower have secured this local author a reputation for beautifully written literary fiction. Under Glass, newly released, is set around the mid 1800s. Mrs Chetwyn lands in Port Natal to join her husband – their passage and some land have been bought by her father-in-law.

  • Up Against the Night by Justin Cartwright

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    R320.00

    Frank McAllister is wealthy and lives in the UK. He has lived there for thirty years and has houses in Nottinghill, New Forest and Cape Town. He feels increasingly alienated and hankers for his South African heritage, and the novel opens with him planning a trip to Cape Town with his lover Nellie. Frank is descended from Piet Retief (as is Justin Cartwright) and his murder by Dingaan and subsequent avenge by the Boers in the Battle of Blood River is explored. Frank’s Afrikaner cousin, Jaco, almost famous on YouTube for nearly being eaten by a shark, threatens to disturb his more measured existence. Themes of heritage and what it means, and the presumptions made by strangers in a foreign land are central to the story. Cartwright writes beautifully, and his keen observation of character and profound insights are balanced by a sense of irony, and even comic absurdity.

  • Vagabond: Wandering Through Africa on Faith – Lerato Mogoatlhe

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    R250.00

    In 2008 Lerato Mogoatlhe left South Africa for a three-month journey around Africa, and returned only five years later. As a young girl she was inspired in one of those precious moments of ‘true education’ when a teacher opens an inner door to a world of passionate intellectual curiosity.

  • Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps

    Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps by Martin Vargic

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    R430.00

    This extraordinary book is an absolute must for map lovers. Described, rather enticingly, as a ‘wonderful, obsessive-compulsive absurdity’ it consists of a series of exquisitely detailed old-world style maps of various twenty-first century pop-culture phenomena, such as: The Map of YouTube, The Music Map, The Map of Stereotypes and The Corporate World Map. Vargic is original, inventive, humorous and insightful.

  • Vlakwater deur Ingrid Winterbach

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    R250.00

    Ingrid Winterbach-aanhangers sal sekerlik bly wees om te hoor van die verskyning van haar nuwe boek. Dit is ‘n veelvlakkige roman vol van intrige, die kunste, waansin en spiritualistiese filosofieë. Kunstenaar Niek Steyn koop ‘n huis in Kaapstad ná die beëindiging van sy liefdesverhouding. Niek bevriend Marthinus, wat naby hom bly, en vind dat hulle ‘n belangstelling in die kunstewêreld deel. Gou word die verhaal bevolk met ‘n verskeidenheid klaarblyklik versteurde kunstenaartipes. Slegs een karakter verteenwoordig normaliteit en warmte in Niek se lewe – sy huurder, die kunsstudent Charelle. Wanneer sy verdwyn en verskeie onrusbarende dinge in die area gebeur, is Marthinus oortuig dat Viktor daaragter sit; Viktor wat die skisofreniese boek Vlakwater geskryf het. Intussen werk ‘n naamlose haaslip-vrou aan ‘n monografie oor die bekende kunstenaars-cum-filmmakers, die Olivier-broers. Stadigaan begin mens vermoed daar is dalk een skakel wat al hierdie dinge verbind, maar is die vermoede korrek?

  • Vrae En Feite Vir Nuuskierige Agies – Adinda Vermaak

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    R195.00

    Christmas Choice 2017

    Is jy ’n nuuskierige agie wat wil weet…