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The Boy Who Could Keep a Swan in His Head

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This is the story of Phen, aged 11, who lives in Hillbrow in 1967. He loves reading and words the way other boys love racing cars and soccer. He can,almost literally, live in a book as he devours its pages. This is just as well as he stutters badly and has a sick father whose head lives in a library. Phen is forced to live out his own story as he befriends a hobo in the local park called Heb Thirteen Two. This eccentric man offers unorthodox advice as the boy’s life spins deeper and deeper into turmoil. Forced to grow up much faster than other boys his age, Phen’s friendship with Heb will guide him towards adulthood in such a way that one starts to suspect Heb, whose name is short for Hebrews 13:2 (Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares), might bean angel come to live among men.

Softcover, 288 pages, 210 x 134 mm

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Die hond wat ophou blaf het

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Izak Hugo is a frustrated dentist in Port Elizabeth. He hates his work and isdissatisfied with his life. His frustrations reach boiling point as he begins toexperience short, sporadic episodes of amnesia. A university friend andpsychiatrist tells him that there’s a connection between his amnesia andmigraines, but that doesn’t explain the dark thoughts and dreams he ishaving.After he discovers his friend’s strangled poodle in his bakkie, he beginsto doubt himself even more. Although there is a valid explanation for thedead dog, Izak’s dreams and thoughts are becoming even more brutal. Couldit be that he’s choosing to forgetWhen he finds a blood-smeared axe and a human ear in his garage, hedecides to flee to the Transkei. But a trail of blood follows him Izakdoesn’t realise how much of a danger he is, to himself and to others.

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Letters to Iris

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Iris was once everything to her granddaughter.But now shes losing her grip on her preciousmemories, and its too late for Tess to ask for the advice she needs now more than ever.Tess is stunned to discover shes pregnant – but inspite of her relationship breakdown she knows she wants the surprise baby. Alone and uncertain, she turns to Gigi, a kindly stranger at Iriss nursing home. Gigi is bearing her own secret sadness. Whilst her family thrives, she hasnt been happy for years.Should she leave her husband and find a new life just for herThen Tess discovers a case filled with Iriss secret letters. The missing pieces of her life could hold the answers she and Gigi need

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The President is Missing

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THE THRILLER ONLY A PRESIDENT COULD WRITEFormer President Bill Clinton and global thriller master James Patterson have joined forces to create the most anticipated book of 2018.The President is Missing.Amid an international crisis, the impossible has happened. A sitting U.S. President has disappeared.What follows is the most dramatic three days any president has ever faced – and maybe the most dramatic three days in American history. And it could all really happen.Full of details only a president could know, Bill C linton and James Patterson have written the most authentic – and gripping – presidential thriller ever.

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Andolet (Superromanza)

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Dit is 1899. Oorlede Simon, Andolet se aanneempa, bemaak haar, soos besitting, as bruid aan onbekende pionierboer, Christian Nitze, woonagtig op sy plaas in die verre Duits-Suid-Wes-Afrika. Sy reis saam met haar diensmeisie, Leila na die vreemde, nuwe land. Christian daag nie op om haar in Walvisbaai te ontmoet nie, maar stuur sy nors neef, Ferdinand, om proksiehuwelik met haar te sluit. Die uitmergelende tog met die ossewaens van Walvisbaai, deur Swakopmund na Windhoek, leer haar oor meer as net die barre Dorsland waardeur hulle trek. Dit laat vlam tussen haar en Ferdinand ontspring, maar dit mag nie. Sy is, ná alles, getroude vrou.Andolet maak vroeg kennis met die onrus tussen die Herero’s en die boere. Dit noop haar en Leila om by Dawid se mense, die Boesmans, in die wildernis te gaan wegkruip totdat Ferdinand haar uiteindelik na Heimat, Christian se plaas, toe vergesel. Haar skuldgevoel toe Christian haar verwelkom, laat haar haar liefde vir Ferdinand sonder sukses onderdruk.Haar lewe is in gevaar toe dit bekend word dat die hoofman van die Herero’s haar wil ontvoer. Die aankoms van haar sogenaamde Franse familie begin egter stadig haar ware identiteit ontbloot.

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Our House

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On a bright January morning in the London suburbs, a family moves intothe house they’ve just bought in Trinity Avenue.Nothing strange about that. Except it is your house. And you didn’t sell it.

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Macbeth

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Set in a dark, rainy northern town,Nesbos Macbeth pits the ambitionsof a corrupt policeman against loyalcolleagues, a drug-depraved underworldand the pull of childhood friendships.Get ready to helter-skelter through thedarkest tunnels of human experience.

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Varina

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The new novel from the number one bestselling author of Cold Mountain – astunning portrait of the devastation left by the American Civil War, as seenthrough the eyes of a woman who played a part at the heart of it.With her marriage prospects ruined in the wake of her fathers financial decline, teenageVarina Howell decides her best option is to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis,with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. When he insteadpursues a career in politics and is appointed President of the C onfederacy, it puts Varinaat the white-hot centre of one of the darkest moments in American history – culpableregardless of her intentions.As the C onfederacy prepares to surrender and she finds herself friendless and alone,Varina and her children escape Richmond. With her marriage in tatters and the countrydivided, they travel south, now fugitives with bounties on their heads, an entire nation inpursuit.

Softcover, 608 pages, 234 x 153 mm

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Warlight

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In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous – Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire.It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister,Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents,left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal,and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends.A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel.

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Cutting Edge

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Lincoln Rhyme is back – and from his New York townhouse, he and Amelia Sachs mustcontend with a killer who seems to be targeting couples just as they start out on theirlives together.

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Pategonië

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Wanneer Tertius de Klerk se nag van skande op die lappe kom, moet hyvlug: Weg van die drukkende universiteitsdorp waar hy geskiedenis aanverveelde studente doseer; weg van sy loopbaan wat bly taan; weg van syvrou Alta wat hom gaan verbrysel as sy hom in die hande kry.Hy kies die hasepad Patagonië toe – nes sy oupagrootjie Basjan jaretevore. Hierdie dorre streek aan die suidelikste punt van Suid-Amerika hetvir Basjan en honderde boere soos hy ná die Boereoorlog uitkoms gebied.Dit is hier waar Basjan ná sy omswerwinge in dié vreemde land ’n plaaskon vestig.Maar die geskiedenis herhaal homself: Tertius raak nie só maklik vansy vurige vrou ontslae nie. Alta sit haar lamsakkige man agterna, nesSalome – Tertius se oumagrootjie – met Basjan gemaak het. Per skip en opdie rug van ’n muil deur die woestyn kon Salome al hoe nader kom aan dieman waarmee sy uiteindelik sou trou.Met ’n skeut avontuur en empatie en so wyd soos die landskap vanPatagonië ontvou Maya Fowler se roman in vier stemme in ’n hinterlandwaar Afrikaans tot vandag toe steeds gepraat word.

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Kate in harmonie

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Kom verloor jou hart op ’n perd.Kate se hele lewe is op sy kop gekeer.Nadat haar pa sy werk verloor, trek hulle gesin sak en pak na ’n plaas naby die Paarl. Dit beteken Kate moet haar hele lewe in Johannesburg en die Fab-susters, haar beste vriendinne, agterlaat om graad elf in ’n nuwe skool te begin, terwyl sy probeer aanpas by die rustige plaaslewe. Haar broer moet in sy matriekjaar sy plek in die eerste rugbyspan en sy leerlingraadsbalkie prysgee.Sommer die eerste dag op Uitkyk trek een van die perde Kate se aandag. ’n Wit-en-bruin hings met vurige donker oë. Die perd se naam is Harmonie, maar dit pas glad nie by hom nie – hy is in harmonie met net mooi niks. Wanneer iemand dit naby hom waag, raak hy wild en hy laat nie ’n saal op sy rug toe nie.Will, die plaaseienaars se seun, bied aan om vir Kate perdrylesse te gee. Maar hy maak geen geheim daarvan dat hy reken dié stadsjapiemeisie wat vir perdemis gril, gaan nie die mas opkom nie.Hy hou egter nie rekening met Kate se vasberadenheid nie. Iets aan Harmonie trek haar aan, lok haar elke keer terug na sy kamp waar sy ure lank sit en die perd se grasieuse lyne in haar sketsboek teken. Hoe meer sy oor Harmonie se verlede uitvind, hoe sterker word die band tussen hulle. En toe Harmonie se toekoms in die weegskaal beland, moet Kate die dapperste ding van haar lewe doen Kate in harmonie is ’n aangrypende, lekkerlees-jeugverhaal oor tweede kanse en die kragtige band tussen ’n spesiale ruiter en ’n spesiale perd. Kate in harmonie was op die kortlys van LAPA Uitgewers se jeugromankompetisie in 2017.

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Onvoorspelbare harte (Omnibus)

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Hierdie omnibus is ’n samestelling van drie van Mari Roberts se vorige Romanzas, Dans in die reën, Sprokiesprinses en Fasade van die hart.Dans in die reën:Ná vier jaar kuier Lillie weer by haar tante-hulle op die plaas. Nick du Toit is ook daar. Haar kleintydse mentor die man wat sy liefhet. Hy’s onvoorspelbaar, verwar Lillie, en sy weet sy moet padgee.Sprokiesprinses:Die stappery in die Outeniqua moet Zoë se kop skoonkry. Haar selfbeeld is daarmee heen. Om amper met ’n gay man te trou was erg, maar Kian Richards is erger. Koelkop kan sy hóm nie hanteer nie.Fasade van die hart:Sy verfoei hom, weet hy’t voete van klei. Van kleintyd af al. Maar Beate moet saam met Derrick de Winter in die helikopter wild jaag. Andersins vermy sy hom, tot die verpestelike rooi rok haar deeglik pootjie.

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Testimony

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From the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent comes Testimony, Scott Turow’s most twist-filled thriller to date. Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, even his country. Invited to become a prosecutor at The Hague’s International Criminal Court, it was a chance to start afresh. But when his first case is to examine the disappearance of four hundred Roma refugees – an apparent war crime left unsolved for ten years – it’s clear this new life won’t be an easy one . . . Whispered rumours have the perpetrators ranging from Serb paramilitaries to the U.S. Army, but there’s no hard evidence to hold either accountable, and only a single witness to say it happened at all. To get to the truth, Boom must question the integrity of every person linked to the case – from Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US Major General, to flirtatious barrister, Esma Czarni – as it soon becomes apparent that every party has a vested interest and no qualms in steering the investigation their way . . .

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Theo: One Love, Two Stories TPB

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Two new novels from Amanda Prowse, that tell the story of one couple from both sides… This is Annas story. There are two sides to every love story… Anna Cole may have grown up poor, but her mothers love made her feel rich every day. When she died, Annas world shattered. Then she met Theo: a shy man with kind eyes, who rebuilt her faith in love. But Theo has a past of his own. Can he really be Annas knight in shining armour if he has his own battles to fight From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is the gripping romance of Anna and Theo: One love, two stories.

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Uit die bloute

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Jojo Richter van Siende blind, Raaiselspieël, Ewebeeld en Paaiboelie is terug.Sy bars van nuuskierigheid oor die groep vroue in die Akkedisberge wat wag vir moederskip van die Pleiade-sterrestelsel. Sy weier egter om weer saam met Irene en Vlak te werk, tot boogskutter op rolskaatse bekende regter vermoor en die vermoede ontstaan dat dit moontlik verband kan hou met die UFO-groep.Toe sy weer sien, konkel sy saam met Irene agter Valk se rug om die raaisel te probeer oplos. Iets wat haar verhouding met Joachim tot die uiterste beproef.Om alles moeiliker te maak, moet Ayla, die grafoloog, ook haar toetrede maak.Vir Ayla is haar verlede verleentheid. Nes haar liggaamsbou. Maak nie saak wat sy doen nie, die stigma van haar ma se bewering dat sy vlieënde piering gesien het bly net so aan haar kleef soos die groot heupe wat sy by haar ouma oorgeërf het. Sy het egter haar lewe so ingerig dat sy uit die oog kan bly – totdat sy as grafoloog handskrif moet ontleed en besef haar suster verkeer in wesenlike gevaar. Jojo Richter sal haar kan help om Nimue op te spoor, maar Jojo werk reeds vir Irene en dis Irene se suster wat vir Nimue gevaar inhou. Storm Strachan met sy liederlike handskrif wat integriteit, maar ook misleiding verklap, is nou weer ander tameletjie.

Softcover, 544 pages, 198 x 129 mm

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The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over half a millioncopies worldwide – soon to be a major film coming in April 2018, starring Lily James,Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope WiltonIt’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. But when she receives aletter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across theChannel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she entersinto a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinaryGuernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books –and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into theirirresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.

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Private Princess

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When the head of the world’s foremost investigationagency receives an invitation to meet PrincessCaroline, third in line to the British throne, he boardshis Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London.The Princess needs Morgan’s skills, and hisdiscretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of thePrincess, has gone missing. She needs to be foundbefore the media become aware of it.Morgan knows there is more to this case than heis being told. But what is the Princess hiding

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Woman in the Woods

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The new thrilling instalment of John C onnollys popular Charlie Parker series.It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buriedin the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death.But there is no sign of a baby.Private detective C harlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie C astin to shadow thepolice investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone elseis following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missingchild, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake.And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring.For a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman . . .

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All the Beautiful Lies

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In a dark and brilliant guessing game of a novel – evokingPatricia Highsmith and Agatha Christie – PeterSwanson once again displays his unique gift for lovinglyreprising and refreshing mystery writings greatesttropes.On the eve of his college graduation, Harry is called home by his step-motherAlice, to their house on the Maine coast, following the unexpected death of hisfather.But who really is Alice, his fathers much younger second wife In a brilliantsplit narrative, Peter Swanson teases out the stories and damage that lie in herpast. And as her story entwines with Harrys in the present, things grow increasinglydark and threatening – will Harry be able to see any of it clearlythrough his own confused feelings

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