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  • A Column of Fire – Ken Follett

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    Christmas Choice 2017

    The saga that has enthralled the millions of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett’s magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire. Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred.

  • A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa – Johan Marais

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    This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behavior. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species.

  • A Different Class by Joanne Harris

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    An excellent, brooding drama with some of the same characters from an earlier book, Gentlemen and Players. The characters and storyline stand alone, and it is not necessary to have read the first.  Roy Straightley is Latin Master at St Oswalds Grammar School in North Yorkshire. Over the years he has taught many boys; a few of which stand out in his memory – mostly because of their troubled natures. The story is narrated by two voices; one of which is the dry, witty voice of Straightley. The other voice is initially anonymous, and in the form of the diary entries of a seriously disturbed mind. I enjoyed trying to match up this second voice with the array of characters as observed by Straightley. Suspense is built up by the feeling and expectation of the meeting place of these two converging stories. Gripping and entirely absorbing.

  • A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

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    When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life.

  • A Dog’s Way Home – W. Bruce Cameron

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    When Lucas Ray rescued his puppy Bella he knew his life would change forever.

  • A Game of Thrones (Illustrated) – George R. R. Martin

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    Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin’s landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones-with gorgeous full-page illustrations in every chapter-revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon.

  • A House Divided – The Feud That Took Cape Town To The Brink – Crispian Olver

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    Cape Town, 2018. South Africa’s mother city is wracked by drought.

  • A Keeper – Graham Norton

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    The mystery of Elizabeth Keane’s father is one that has never been solved by the people of Buncarragh – not for lack of speculation.

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – George R. R. Martin

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    Almost a century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros…

  • A Legacy of Spies – John le Carré

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    Master of the spy thriller, Le Carré’s new book compounds his own legacy of publishing at a pitch for six decades. Peter Guillam is an old, long-retired spy who receives an unwelcome summons to answer questions surrounding a treachery in Berlin during the Cold War.

  • A Man of Good Hope – Jonny Steinberg

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    Distinguished journalist and author of prize-winning Midlands, The Number and acclaimed Three Letter Plague, Jonny Steinberg’s new book is A Man of Good Hope. It tells the story of the life of Asad Abdullahi, a Somali man living in Blikkiesdorp in Cape Town at the time the book begins. Steinberg traces Asad’s life: the trauma of witnessing his mother’s murder by Somali militia when he was eight years old; his subsequent childhood of rootless wanderings through Kenya and Ethiopia, at times staying with distant relatives, or simply fending for himself; and the move to South Africa with his wife and son. Steinberg explores the displacement of the refugee; Asad is part of a wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the world. A fascinating story of a man whose vision of the world we are shown through his indomitable spirit and determination to find, or create, his own roots.

  • A Map of Days – Ransom Riggs

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    The story of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children continues in this fourth book in the series.  This time a group of peculiars with Miss Peregrine and Emma accompany Jacob to the modern age in America.