Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them, and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. However, even in the lush plantation hills it is hard for them to escape the ties of home and they earning for fulfillment that threatens their marriage.Back in England, Rosies three sisters are dealing with different challenges in their searches for family, purpose and happiness. These are precarious times, and they find themselves using unconventional means to achieve their desires. Around them the world is changing, and when Daniel finds himself in Germany he witnesses events taking a dark and forbidding turn.By turns humorous and tragic, gripping and touching, So Much Life Left Over follows a cast of unique and captivating characters as they navigate the extraordinary interwar years both in England and abroad.
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Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world’s most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.
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A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . an ingeniously conceived novel that confirms Boyne as one of the most assured writers of his generation. Hannah Beckerman, Observer*A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul.If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career.A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely.Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them – or to whom they belong – as long as they help him rise to the top.Stories will make him famous but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal.They may even make him do worse.
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THE MAGNIFICENT NEW NOVEL BY BESTSELLING AWARD-WINNING KATE ATKINSON‘Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this.And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girls Own adventure.’In 1940, eighteen- year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever.Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It
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Toe sesjarige tweeling by die kleuterskool inskryf, raak Alice dadelik op hulle verlief. Die wewenaar-pa, Sean O’Connor, wat lyk soos beneukte Viking-afstammeling, is egter die probleem. Hy en sy perfekte aanstaande glo slegs aan die harde realiteit en nie in Alice se sprokies nie.
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Lea reis na Zanzibar om innerlike genesing te vind, want drie jaar ná haar man se dood rou sy steeds. Wie is die reus van ’n blondekopman met mosgroen oë wat daar as haar hoeder optree én die lig in haar weer aansteek
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Juliette sien daarna uit om ’n onderhoud met die bekende liefdesverhaalskrywer Alice Beechman te voer, maar dan besef sy Alice Beechman is eintlik die skuilnaam van ’n man. ’n Baie aantreklike man
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Charlotte, oftewel Charlie, vra vir Christiaan om haar te help om haar seehuisie op te knap, maar hy besef hy sal sy gevoelens vir haar in toom moet hou want wie sê haar verhouding met James Duncan, die internasionale rolprentheld, is verby
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Annette raak verlief op haar ridder-bestuurder-fotograaf. Maar Markus het vroeg-vroeg al geleer dat hy op niemand kan staatmaak nie en sy emosies is stewig verskans agter n ondeurdringbare muur. Wat moet Annette doen om by sy hart uit te kom
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Is hy ’n bleeksiel met ’n dikraambril vra sy haar Ma. Maar toe die diep stem agter haar antwoord, besef Riëtte dadelik haar fout, want Brett is allesbehalwe! Sy weet dié held in blou jeans gaan haar hart laat les opsê.
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Rika sal die verwende man van die restaurant ’n ding of twee wys. Sy haar gaan mojo terugkry en dan moet hy haar op die beloofde afspraak neem. Maar vinnig koester sy meer as net wraakgevoelens teenoor Maarten
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In Troosbosbaai by haar Ouma Saar wil Pascale haar stukkende lewe regmaak, haar wonde lek terwyl sy deur haar egskeiding gaan. Juis daarom is dit so vreemd dat God hierdie tyd kies om die Ierse biker, Callum Moriarty, oor haar pad te stuur.
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Janke was van altyd af verlief op haar grootword maatjie, Louw. Maar nou is Louw verloof en hy trou binnekort. Janke en Henry gaan voorgee dat hulle ’n paartjie is om Louw jaloers te maak en sy oë oop te maak, maar hulle hou nie rekening met Kupido se streke nie.
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The number 1 European bestseller by the author of New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. Its not that shes judgemental, or fussy, or difficult – she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives,then spoons). Were not animals, are weBut behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes.So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years,left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg – of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it – and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that shes ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.
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If you could change the past, would you ****This summer, get ready to believe in Impossible Things with the brand new book from international bestseller, Rowan Coleman. **** How far would you go to save the person you love Luna is about to do everything she can to save her mothers life. Even if it means sacrificing her own. Prepare to lose your heart… LISA JEWELL A lovely, magical, time-bending read… MATT HAIG A beautiful lush novel about family, courage, sacrifice and love in all its guises from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOOK.
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I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, hes been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover – working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if hed never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.
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From the acclaimed author of Astrid & Veronika, a lyrical novel of two sisters bound together by a tragic moment from their past. Maria and Emma have not seen each other since their mother’s funeral two years ago. But now, Emma has come to visit Maria at her house in Spain, an unsettling intrusion on Maria’s quiet and solitary life. Over six days in the seaside town, the sisters cautiously recount the years of their separate adult lives. Their walks through the quiet town and evening talks on the terrace reveal almost more than Maria can deal with, until finally, the sisters confront their unspeakable family history. A Sister in My House is a compelling drama of grief and betrayal, but ultimately it is a story of hope and forgiveness.
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A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.Meet Ove. Hes a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesnt walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the timeBehind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Oves mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations
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Wat het ’n geheime organisasie en ’n kultus met korrupsie in hoë plekke te doen Vyf meisies is reeds gemartel en vermoor voordat Renata Malan en haar span deur die polisie gekontrakteer word om ’n nuwe geval te ondersoek. Elke geval is doelbewus geplant sodat dit ontdek móés word en die modus operandi laat geen twyfel dat dit ’n reeks is nie. Maar die spoor is koud. Identifikasie is onmoontlik vanweë hu gesigbeserings. Dit maak slagoffer profilering onmoontlik, want hoe vang mens ’n moordenaar as jy nie weet wie die slagoffers is of waar hulle vermoor is nie Die enigste ander leidraad is ’n belofte van nog ’n moord oor drie en dertig dae.Toe die outistiese forensiese beeldhouer in hegtenis geneem word, gaan rooi ligte aan vir Renata, en sy en haar span delf dieper. Word iets toegesmeer Speel die obskure Noags gemeente dalk ’n rol Tot watter mate sal die Vrymesselaars een van hulle lede beskerm Wat weet Mistress Raven, die eienares van die kerker waarin sado-masochiste hul seksspeletjies beoefen En wat sal die versteurde Chanté Naudé-Mulder nóg doen om Stefan deel van haar lewe te maakLam ter slagting vertel die verhaal van korrupsie, mensehandel, geldwassery, bissare seks en ’n buitensporige magsdrang teen die agtergrond van die donker bedrywighede van ’n kultus en die geheimhouding eie aan die hoogste graad van Vrymesselary
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Toe Daan van der Walt, ’n eerstydse Kalahari-boer, ’n vertigo-aanval kry, laai syvervreemde seun hom by ’n monnikeklooster in China af. Onder leiding vanMeester Yang moet Daan tai chi doen in ’n poging om sy balans te herstel. Maardaar is ook iets anders wat aan Daan vreet, iets wat hy van sy hart móét afkryvoor hy sy weg na die hiernamaals kan vind. Dalk is dit tyd dat hy aan Magrieta,sy oorlede vrou, skryf en sê dat hy haar liefgehad het.In Die Dao van Daan van der Walt word die Afrikaner-dilemma in die modernelewe met ’n fyn lem oopgevlek.Hierdie boek behoort ’n golf deur Afrikaanse letterkunde te stoot. – Frederik deJager
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