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
Product Code: 111750
Anita Shreve’s career catapulted when Oprah Winfrey recommended Shreve’s 1998 novel, The Pilot’s Wife, to her television book club. I have been a devotee ever since, which is why I was delighted that her latest offering, The Stars are Fire, didn’t disappoint. Set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of the monumentally destructive Maine fires, a young wife is disillusioned with her husband and marriage, and then fire intervenes. While Grace, the protagonist, is left alone with her children, her husband joins the volunteer firefighters, but she proves that adversity is the mother of invention and she is braver and stronger than she ever could have imagined. Shreve has skilfully juxtaposed the destruction of a state with the portrait of a bad marriage. The result is an evocative re-creation of post-war, pre-feminist American society. The Stars are Fire is the perfect weekend indulgence, and it’s the kind of book you won’t easily forget.
Softcover, 256 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 110070
After 15-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother, Duncan, lose their mother to an insane asylum, they are sent to their grandmother’s country house. When Duncan disappears, it’s left to Maisy to discover the truth. She starts with Grace Deville, a woman who lives alone in the wood.
Softcover, 544 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 110100
Despite their differences, Erika and Clementine have been best friends since they were children. So when Erika needs help, Clementine should be the obvious person to turn to. Or so you’d think.
For Clementine, as a mother of a two desperately trying to practise for the audition of a lifetime, the last thing she needs is Erika asking for something, again.
But the barbecue should be the perfect way to forget their problems for a while. Especially when their hosts, Vid and Tiffany, are only too happy to distract them.
Which is how it all spirals out of control…
Product Code: 110120
How to tell a shattered story By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.
In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves.
On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter.
In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people that attended her funeral.
And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who’ve known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met.
Here is a cast of unforgettable characters caught up in the tide of history. Told with a whisper, with a shout, with tears and with laughter, it is a love story and a provocation. Its heroes, present and departed, human and animal, have been broken by the world we live in and then mended by love – and for this reason, they will never surrender.
Product Code: 110990
The lives of four remarkable women intersect in the year 70 AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. lsquo;Perhaps it is possible to discover more in silence than in speech. Or perhaps it is only that those who are silent among us learn to listen.’
Softcover, 512 pages, 154 x 234 mm
Product Code: 107830
When Rebecca becomes mother to Amy, she spends her afternoons in the park. There she meets Rose and Lilith. But one of them harbours a secret, and the other will turn on her in a way she could never have anticipated.
Product Code: 109130
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
Product Code: 100480
New challenges begin to surface after the gold rush of the 1880s. Kit Malloy has grand plans to implement a controversial process to purify gold. Deborah Mannheim still grapples with her feelings for Kit Malloy and her loyalty towards the Mannheims. Distrust between the Brits and the Boers reaches its climax. And Malloy and Karl Mannheim must choose their allies. Mannheim remains determined to regain his wifes trust.
Softcover, 656 pages, 234 x 152 mm
Product Code: 109720
Dit is nie om dowe neute een van die mees geliefde fantasieverhale ter wêreld nie. Die sage van Bilbo Baggins het begin as ’n storie wat Tolkien vir sy kinders vertel het voor The Hobbit in September 1937 verskyn het. Sedertdien was dit nog nie weer uit druk uit nie. Dit is in so te sê elke taal vertaal – nou ook in Afrikaans – danksy Janie Oosthuysen, wat bekend is vir haar Harry Potter-vertalings.
Softcover, 400 pages, 137 x 213 mm
Product Code: 110590
A reissue with a new cover of this powerful story about moral courage and the ills of a society divided by race. The novel has become a landmark in South African literature about the unrest and death in detention that occurred in the seventies. Ben du Toit is an ordinary man who can no longer ignore the realities of a society under apartheid.
Softcover, 352 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 109680
A reissue with a new cover of this moving novel about love across the colour line in the 18th century. A young woman accompanies her husband, an explorer, into the inhospitable vastness of the Cape hinterland. When she finds herself alone and abandoned, a runaway slave, Adam Mantoor, offers her his protection.
Softcover, 320 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 109690
Rosaria, die ma van n aweregse, dwelmverslaafde dogter wat n musikant met n kultusaanhang is, herleef die verlede wanneer haar vervreemde dogter onder geheimsinnige omstandighede sterf. Op soek na die redes vir haar kind se ondergang, herbeleef sy haar eie kinderjare. Rosaria het bekend gestaan as die laksman se dogter omdat haar pa aan teregstellings meegedoen het. Was Rosaria se liefdeloosheid die oorsaak van haar kind se dwelmprobleem Wanneer Rosaria uitvind dat haar dogter n kind gehad het, moet sy tot haar kleindogter se redding kom, maar hul lewes is in gevaar.
Softcover, 272 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 109770
In this follow-up to Debora en seuns the main character is Debora Schagerfeldts namesake, her granddaughter doctor Debora. She has just completed her final hospital year and has returned home to the Eastern Free State to join her fathers medical practice. But then she meets heart surgeon Tristan Murray . . .
Softcover, 384 pages, 213 x 137 mm
Product Code: 109700
Celebrity chef and restauranteur Hartman Swiegers is murdered on the opening night of Tydloos, his new, exclusive restaurant in the heart of Pretoria. His frozen body is found in a walk-in fridge, and the only leads are two rolled-up herrings, placed next to his body. Which of the guests might be the murderer Or could it be one of Hartmans trusty kitchen staff A humorous whodunnit set in the South African restaurant industry.
Softcover, 352 pages, 234 x 152 mm
Product Code: 111040
Snags tuur Jan Hofmeyr uit oor Tafelbaai. Dan duik hy in, swem saam met die visse en ontmoet afgestorwe voorsate en mitiese figure. In die oseaan beur hyweg van die sleur van sy lewe. Dis sý soort liberalisme waarteen die apartheidsvaders gewaarsku het. Kontreitaal, mitologie en die magiese gee gestalte aan een van die fassinerendste Suid-Afrikaners ooit.
Softcover, 240 pages, 210 x 134 mm
Product Code: 109760
Simon is a man of the world, familiar with the rules of freedom and unattached pleasure. From Bali to Melbourne, from Tokyo to Cape Town, he seeks out encounters. Memories return of his youth on a farm and sex education in the context of a cattle
Softcover, 224 pages, 234 x 152 mm
Product Code: 109730
Etienne is twee-en-twintig en studeer filmkuns in London nadat hy uit Suid- Afrika gevlug het om diensplig te vermy. Dit is 1986, die tyd van Thatcher, optogte teen apartheid, en Vigs, maar ook van eksperimentele kuns, postpunk en die Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Etienne raak verlief op n Duitse kunstenaar in hierdie skadustad waar mense in bouvallige kunstenaarskommunes woon.
In Londen kom Etienne af op die eerste van drie filmspoele wat tydens die dertigerjare in Duitsland verfilm is. Etienne begin na die verlore spoele soek, n soektog wat n obsessie word wanneer sy geliefde vermis raak in Berlyn. Terwyl Etienne die gevaarlike ruimtes weerskante van die Muur navigeer, begin die verhaal van n groepie Joodse filmmakers in Nazi-Duitsland vorm aanneem.
Etienne word egter teruggeruk na die hede en na Suid-Afrika, maar sy soektog na die vermiste film duur voort. Argitektuur, kinematografie, seks, musiek, siekte, verlies en liefde deurweek SJ Naud se kosmopolitaanse en roerende Die derde spoel, waarmee hy nuwe grond vir die roman in Afrikaans breek.
Softcover, 352 pages, 222 x 146 mm
Product Code: 109750
Een familie, deels van Britse en deels van Boere-afkoms, ontdek dat hul lewens onlosmaaklik verstrengel raak deur die onverbiddelike gang van die geskiedenis. Die Transvaalse politiek en die Britte se arrogante imperialisme sleur hulle mee in die Anglo-Boereoorlog van 1899-1902.
Liefdes- en vriendskapsbande wat in die Trandvaalse bosveld en die sitkamers van Victoriaanse Engeland gesmee is, word op die slagvelde van Suid-Afrika getoets. Wanneer die formele fase van die oorlog oorgaan in die gruwelike beleid van die verskroeide aarde en n guerrillastryd, moet die familielede riskante keuses maak.
Wintersrust is ’n bruisende verhaal vol hartstog en avontuur oor die individu se worsteling met magte buite sy beheer. Sommige, wat deur wanhoop oorweldig word, oorleef nie. Ander moet ten slotte by ’n plek van vrede en vergiffenis uitkom. Ondanks woede en onreg ontdek die familie ’n mag wat sterker as oorlog is.
Product Code: 109740
Ná jare vind Mina geluk in die kombuis van ’n gastehuis naby Visbaai. Sy leef haar uit as sjef en raak betrokke by mense soos Jana, die eienares, en haar broer met die ipekonders. Maar dan kondig Jana op ’n dag aan dat daar ekstra gaste is vir middagete en skielik is dit weer nag vir Mina en haar mense.
Softcover, 212 pages, 213 x 137 mm
Product Code: 107370