Nataniel is weer op sy stukke. 41 magiese nuwe stories in Afrikaans en Engels, uit sy mees onlangse verhoogproduksies landswyd (sedert 2012). Tegelyk absurd en tog so herkenbaar Suid-Afrikaans. Wat is die verskil tussen n vrou se decolletage en haar bo-bors Wat word van Pitte wat heeldag face-lifts kry, en wie is die Beyeres van die dorp wat begin met R, naby die plek wat begin met W,langs die rivier wat begin met B En dan is daar die beeldskone Okkert, met twee oe wat vir jou gekyk het dat jy om verskoning wou vra vir gedagtes wat jy eers later gaan kry, n wasbleek vel, gladder as nat seep, en pienk lippe wat n lading in jou binneste laat opbou het, jy voel jy wil n ponie doodspoeg…Nataniel op sy allerbeste. Spitsvondig en baie snaaks, en tog ook so wys. Hy skryf op een plek: As mense na jou staar of jou nie aanvaar nie, is dit heeltemal in die haak. Solank hulle vir jou hande klap.Die bundel bevat 27 stories in Afrikaans en 14 in Engels.
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Pharaoh Tamose is mortally wounded during an attack on the city of Luxor. Taita, ex-slave and now general of Pharaoh Tamose’s armies, successfully defends the city. But on his return to Luxor, Pharaoh Utteric – young, weak and cruel – has seized power. He imprisons Taita and brands him a traitor. Will Ramases, Utteric’s younger and worthier brother, help Taita escape, forsaking his brother, or will he stay silent and condone Utteric’s tyranny
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Even for the most experienced detectives, every once in a while a murder can shake them to the core. Like when the Chief of Police is killed in his own home. For Detective Jerome Burton, solving the case will change his life forever, because this murder is only the first piece of a vast and twisted puzzle made of secrets, lies and tragedy. The signs are everywhere. But is the truth written in the stars or hiding in the shadows
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The body of a young girl is found and the only clue is an airline tag around her neck that reads ‘I’m travelling alone’. Police investigator Holger Munch assembles a special homicide unit, including his former partner, Mia Krüger. Mia finds an intriguing clue on the girl’s fingernail.
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A young woman is found dead, posed, the scene laboriously set with almost no forensic evidence. Detective Mia Krüger is off work pending a psychological assessment. Her boss needs her and offers her a deal, but the police are unable to close the case. Then a young hacker uncovers something. Is the murderer on the hunt for a second victim
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Her second chance at love…Chelsea OKane escapes to Maine with fresh bruises. Shes ready to begin anew – until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps fix up her inn, her heart heals and they rediscover what they once loved about each other. But as the two play house, it starts to seem too good to last…
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A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide – except the victim has someone elses fingerprints and $10,000 in cash.Enter Detective Michael Bennett.<br/>
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In die verhaal Wie braai, ek of jy ontmoet jy Jan Somme, n man wat jou siel verbly omdat hy met n groot lied uit sy hart braai. Hy is maar een van die karakters op jagekspedisies wat jy hier leer ken en wie se doen en lates onder die skrywer se kenmerkende, fyn humorsin deurloop. Daar is nostalgiese staaltjies van toentertyd oor vuurmaak, braai, kamp opslaan, sleepwaens pak en onderonsies met wilde diere – sowel as stories vir lekker lag om die kampvuur. In een verhaal moet drie ooms afreken met n slang in hul bakkie, in n ander moet n plaasjapie n streepmuis heel insluk…
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Met So is dit nou: Nog stories van gister en vandag vertel die gesoute joernalis Johan van Wyk stories uit die hedendaagse Suid-Afrika. Dis n wereld ver verwyder van – maar ten nouste verstrengel met – die era van padkafees, Pepsi floats en koue skaapnek uit n saalsak. Met n goeie skeut humor skep die skrywer verbeeldingryke karakters, met name soos Daantjie Doodlieg, Bont Schalk en Klein Willem Wolwedans. Sy verhale raak aan universele temas en bring nuwe insigte oor die lewe, die verlede en vandag se wereld… wat teen n verbysterende snelheid voortstu. * Opvolg op die
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Shes a starving artist and hes a billionaire playboy…<br/>Siobhan came to New York with a purpose:she wants to become a successful artist. To pay her bills in the meantime, shes the hostess at The Stone Room, a bar for the beautiful<br/>and the billionaires. She was fine with being on her own – until tech billionaire Derick takes her breath away.<br/>
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Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in hospital with no memory of the accident in which her best friend died. Jill soon finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation. Was the accident really an accident
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Robert Langdon arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery by Edmond Kirsch that ‘will change the face of science forever’. But the evening is blown apart before the discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon and the museum’s director ee to Barcelona to locate password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
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In 19th-century England, a high-born young woman is forced out into the world – and begins a journey of survival, sensuality and long-sought justice. Steel captures an age of upheaval and the struggles of women in a male-ruled society – and paints a portrait of a woman of unquenchable spirit who, in houses great or humble, is every ounce a duchess.
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As writer Alexandra Winslow climbs the ladder of publishing success, she adheres to her late father’s admonition: men read crime thrillers by men only. And so she publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, creating a double life that isolates her. The Right Time is a richly rewarding novel about pursuing your passion and succeeding beyond your wildest dreams.
Softcover, 400 pages, 234 x 153 mm
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Van die skrywer van Groot vyf kom n verrassende, veelkantige roman wat die Noord-Kaapse landskap en geskiedenis ontgin. In die middel van die 20ste eeu is die inwoners van Koukonap nie onaangeraak deur groter kragte nie – soos die Vaalrivier in vloed. Van die nagkardrywers tot die hoe lui maak hul verskyning, almal met humor en begrip beskryf.
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The Malabar coast is full of dangers: greedy tradesmen, fearless pirates, and men full of vengeance. But for a Courtney, the greatest danger might just be his own family…
Francis Courtney flees the comfort of his grand country estate, when his stepfathers gambling debts leave him penniless and in grave danger. He travels to South Africa with revenge and fortune on his mind: his uncle Tom Courtney killed his father, and he plans on repaying the debt and making his fortune in the process. However, upon his arrival in Cape Town, he finds his whole world upturned…Christopher Courtney sets out to make his own way in the world, giving up his privileged position as the son of the Governor of Bombay. The perils and betrayals that play out on his journey carve a fierce warrior out of him, but they also harden his soul and lead him to more violence and treachery. As the lives of the Courtney men intertwine, the sins of the fathers will forever change the lives of a younger generation. On the perilous waters of the Arabian Sea, the fates of men will intertwine
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Fairytale is an enchanting rendering of a much-loved classic by the worlds favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and chateau modelled after Christophe’s ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents’ love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Chateau Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death.Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the Countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web…A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America’s favourite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.
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You find strength when youre at your weakest…When Sydneys husband dies, she is dealt another devastating blow. He never changed his will and she is forced to leave the beautiful home they shared. On a flight from Paris to New York, an emergency landing forces her into the arms of Paul Zeller. The pair bond over a shared love of fashion, and before long they go into business together. But Sydneys daughters are less than impressed by their mothers mysterious new acquaintance…Offered a job at Pauls high-street clothing chain, Sydney thinks her luck has turned. But when a scandal hits the company, its Sydney in the firing line.Humiliated, publicly shamed, destitute – Sydney hits rock bottom. There are only two choices: giving up or starting over. With the unwavering support of her daughters and the assistance of an unlikely business partner, Sydney discovers that her greatest adventure might still be to come . . .Fall From Grace is an inspirational story about turning to family in times of trouble, by the worlds favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.
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Christine wants to get rid of Frikkie, her husband. Murder makes more sense than divorce especially after he wins a lot of money in the Lotto, which he doesnt share with her. Then a divorced father and his adult daughter moves in next to her. When Frikkie inexplicably falls down the stairs in the house, the detectives and Christine are suspicious about her new neighbour. Christine, the rich widow, soon marries again and moves to a security estate with her new husband. Her former colleague, Zebith, is her new neighbour. In time, Christine starts to realise that the house she shares with her new husband has a bloody past.
Zebith knows the history and was involved with the previous residents. She suffers from post-traumatic stress and worries because she feels guilty about what happened in the house next door. Together with the guilt, she must process the pain of her broken heart.
The two neighbours both lost the men they were living with, and both rubbed shoulders with violent death.
Surely there cant be any more unforeseen tragedies lying in wait for them
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