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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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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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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On a beautiful May morning at New York’s JFK Airport, a routine plane departs for San Francisco. Security agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean Her supervisor dismisses her concerns but she is compelled to contact Homeland Security. As the flight takes off each of the passengers is looking forward to reaching San Francisco, whether it’s for a family reunion, a wedding, or a new way of life. But as it emerges, there’s someone on the flight planning something terrible and these strangers’ lives entwine as they come together to help to avert a tragedy at the eleventh hour. Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the plane bears down on its destination of San Francisco, the futures of these strangers will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes.
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Achen and Nyakale: twin sisters, separated from childhood to inherit different destinies. In the hope of inheriting a better life, a mother makes the heart-wrenching decision to send one child, Nyakale, to South Africa to be raised by her well-off sister, the child’s aunt, who has no children of her own. The other child, Achen, stays in Uganda to be raised by their mother in a village. An Image in a Mirror is a richly told and deeply intimate African story about the becoming of two young women, who are, the same as much as they are different. When the sisters, at the age of twenty-two, finally cross their respective worlds to meet, how mirrored will each feel about the otherHeralding a new female voice in fiction, An Image in a Mirror is a profound debut novel.
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‘Nobody writes about family tensions better than Joanna Trollope’ GoodHousekeepingAn Unsuitable Match, by number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope, is an auplifting story of love, family and second chances.‘Why on earth, after all you’ve been through, all you’ve survived, all you’veachieved, why do you want to get married?’Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitiveman who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t thefirst time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strongopinions on the matter . . .Like Rose’s daughter, Laura, who remembers her parents’ painful divorce anddoesn’t want to see her mother hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, whosimply don’t trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there’s Tyler’schildren: Seth, too busy with his San Francisco sourdough bakery to get toknow his father’s new partner; and Mallory, the aspiring actress, who is stillwrestling with the issues of her own childhood.Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it rightthis time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happythemselves?
Softcover, 336 pages, 234 x 153 mm
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Two new novels from Amanda Prowse, that tell the storyof 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 lovemade her feel rich every day. When she died, Annas worldshattered.Then she met Theo: a shy man with kind eyes, who rebuilther faith in love. But Theo has a past of his own. Can hereally be Annas knight in shining armour if he has his ownbattles to fightFrom bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is the grippingromance of Anna and Theo: One love, two stories.
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Dit is Desember 1840 en Rudolf Dreyer en sy gesin is besig om aan ’n nuwe lewe te bou in die Republiek van Natal. Die Trekkers glo dat hulle uiteindelik hulle vrye, onafhanklike staat gevind het. Toenemende inmenging van die Britse regering en konflik tussen die Boere en die Zoeloes in die gebied laat egter die vrees ontstaan dat dit ’n tweede Oosgrens gaan word. Is Natal werklik die bedoelde land waarna hulle al so lank streef
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Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but theresulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter butultimately of her marriage, family, and friends, and thanks to the nonstopmedia coverage, even her privacy.Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats anddog. Shes thankful for the new friends shes made though she cant risk telling them toomuch. And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa,helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries.C overing up scars is a skill she has mastered.Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation. Butshe isnt the only one in this peaceful town with secrets. When a friends teenage son isthrust into the national spotlight, accused of hacking a powerful mans Twitter account,Maggie is torn between pulling away and protecting herself or stepping into the glare to beat their side. As the stunning truth behind their case is slowly revealed, Maggies owncarefully constructed story begins to unravel as well. She knows all too well that what weneed from each other in this difficult world is comfort. But to provide it, sometimes weneed to travel far outside our comfort zones.From a multimillion-selling master of womens fiction, Before and Again is astory of the relationships we find ourselves in – mothers and daughters,spouses and siblings, true companions and fair-weather friends – and whatkind of sacrifices we are or arent willing to make to sustain them throughgood times and bad.
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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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Jan Wentzel, verhaleredakteur van Die voorpunt, kry te make met Marié Hurter, ’naspirant-skrywer wat maar net nie wl aanvaar dat haar liefdesverhaal afgekeur isnie. Jan het hoë ideale en neem sy werk ernstig op, maar ’n probleem ontstaan.Hoe gemaak as hy nou ook ’n ogie op Marié het Of voer dié ondeunde rooikopiets in die mouIn Die rooikop en die redakteur en ander stories bring H&R vroeë verhale deureen van Afrikaans se belangrikste skrywers in een band byeen. Vóór dieSestiger-beweging, etlike literêre pryse en internasionale aansien het André Brinksy loopbaan begin as skrywer van humoristiese stories en spannings- enliefdesverhale in gesinstydskrifte. Die vermaaklike stories in dié bundel hetgedurende die 50s in die tydskrifte Die huisgenoot en Die brandwag verskyn. Diébundel kombineer Brink se eiesoortige sin vir humor met ’n tikkie nostalgie –perfek vir ’n ouer én nuwe geslag lesers. Saamgestel deur Cecilia van Zyl,voormalige verhaleredakteur van Die huisgenoot.
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In die loop van 1876 kom verskeie groepe Transvalers by die samevloei van dieKrokodil- en Maricoriviere aan met die idee om na Damaraland te trek. ’n Landwat hulle net uit die stories van jagters ken. Om daar te kom, moet hulle ’n stukwaterlose Kalahari, bekend as die Dors, oorsteek. Maar die magstryd tussen dievoormanne van elke groep om die hoofleier van die trek te wees laat die trek op’n ramp afstuur, lank voor hulle die Dorsland binnegaan. Anderkant die dors wagdaar nie ’n land van melk en heuning nie, maar koors, tsetsevlieë, olifante enleeus. ’n Land vir mense wat uit hardekool se hout gesny is. ’n Land vir mensewat die dood kan vat en kan doodmaak sonder om ’n oog te knip.
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Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully time tabled life. Except,sometimes, everything.One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than fine An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness
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Cilla kan van kleins af met diere kommunikeer in Van altyd af. Reynecke Retiefvertrou egter nie haar intuïtiewe benadering nie; hy beskuldig haar daarvan dat sysy perd wil toor. Cilla krap terselfdertyd al Reynecke se vooropgestelde idees oorverhoudings en die lewe om.Aileen se pâtisserie sal vir Stellenbossers wys hoe fyngebak moet lyk in Teeenders, te anders. Ongelukkig is die eienaar van die perseel heeltemalonmoontlik. Na ’n lesing oor persoonlikheidstipes, weet sy: Sy en Allen Muir salnooit om dieselfde vuur kan sit nie. Hoekom laat sy nabyheid haar dan soverskriklik opgewonde voelKalinda worstel met verskeie uitdagings in Tydlose liefde . Soos die spook wat inhaar kar geklim het én haar kantsakdoekie agtergelaat het. Sy ontmoet ook diewildewragtag van ’n Zach met sy arrogante drie-date-reël. Daar is dadelik ’nonverklaarbare drif wat tussen hulle posvat, terwyl sy die geskiedenis en haarspook se spore volg.
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Fluke is the moving story of a dog with the memories of a human, with the signature twisting plot James Herbert is famed for. A dog wanders the streets, compelled by a ravenous hunger. Hunting a prey he cannot not define, driven by a primal instinct he cannot ignore. He is more than he thinks, more than he can remember and in the depths
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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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Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life. But her world is about to be shattered. Almost 30 years ago Andee’s sister, 14-year-old Penny, disappeared. It is the missing-child case that has haunted Andee her whole life. And now Penny is back. But the question is: why?
Softcover, 400 pages, 234 x 153 mm
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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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