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The Burning Chambers

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Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse’s The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . .Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE.But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to get out of La Cité alive.Toulouse: As the religious divide deepens in the Midi, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as sectarian tensions ignite across the city, the battle-lines are drawn in blood and the conspiracy darkens further.Meanwhile, as a long-hidden document threatens to resurface, the mistress of Puivert is obsessed with uncovering its secret and strengthening her power . . .

Softcover, 608 pages, 234 x 153 mm

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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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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

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One September evening in1785, the merchant JonahHancock is told that hisship has been sold for whatappears to be a mermaid.Its arrival spins him out ofhis ordinary existence andthrough the doors of high society. At an opulentparty, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal,the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyeson. This meeting will steer both their lives ontoa dangerous new course, on which they will learnthat priceless things come at the greatest cost.Will they be able to escape the destructivepower mermaids are said to possess.

Softcover, 496 pages, 253 x 158 mm

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White Chrysanthemum

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Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyeo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip of Korea. One day Hana sees a Japanese soldier heading for where Emi is guarding the days catch on the beach. Her mother has told her again and again never to be caught alone with one. Terrified for her sister, Hana swims as hard as she can for the shore. So begins the story of two sisters suddenly and violently separated by war. Switch-backing between Hana in 1943 and Emi as an old woman today, White Chrysanthemum takes us into a dark and devastating corner of history. But pulling us back into the light are two women whose love for one another is strong enough to triumph over the evils of war.

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Accidental Heroes

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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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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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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 Hum of the Sun

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On the side of the road, two boys are walking, holding hands. The smaller,barefoot one does not speak. The words are there in Zuko’s head but they arestuck somewhere between his thoughts and his mouth. He sees patterns, though,all around him – in the clouds, the stones, the arch of the sun. He hums the sun’ssound, his fingers painting pathways in the air. Some say he is cursed, othersbelieve he is magical.To Ash, Zuko is his little brother, all he has left in the world. He has notheard of autism. The older boy is a teenager who has seen more than most hisage. Ash stood beside their mother when she buried their sister. Then, when hismother also succumbed to illness, he dug her grave alone. Now he is leading hisbrother to the city to find their father.As the two traverse the land, they are forced to eat what they find and sleepunder the stars. And Ash keeps wondering: Will their father know them Will hetake them in

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An Unsuitable Match

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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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Dors

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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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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:

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Based on the incredible true story of Lale SokolovHeart-breaking – a tale of love and survival amidst the horrors of Auschw itzHuman – the real story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust -the blue numbers tattooed on prisoners armsInspirational – the very best of humanity in the very w orst of circumstancesUnforgettable – a story untold for over seventy years is finally sharedLife-affirming – one mans determination to survive and live a full life w ith thew oman he lovedFully verified – Lale Sokolovs background and story has been fact-checked againstall available documentary evidenceThe StoryThe Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, tw oSlovakian Jew s, w ho survived Auschw itz and eventually made their home inAustralia. In that terrible place, Lale w as given the job of tattooing the prisonersmarked for survival – literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims arms inindelible ink to create w hat w ould become one of the most potent symbols of theHolocaust. Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this positionaw arded him to exchange jew els and money taken from murdered Jew s for food tokeep others alive. If he had been caught he w ould have been killed; many ow edhim their survival.There have been many books about the Holocaust – and there w ill be many more.W hat makes this one so memorable is Lale Sokolovs incredible zest for life. Heunderstood exactly w hat w as in store for him and his fellow prisoners and he w asdetermined to survive – not just to survive, but to leave the camp w ith his dignityand integrity intact, to live his life to the full. Terrible though this story is, it is also astory of hope and of courage. It is also – almost unbelievably – a love story. W aitingin line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, w as a young girl. For Lale – a dandy, ajack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer – it w as love at first sight and he determined notonly to survive himself, but to ensure that Gita did, too. His story – their story – w illmake you w eep, but you w ill also find it uplifting. It show s the very best ofhumanity in the very w orst of circumstances.Like many survivors, Lale and Gita told few people their story after the w ar. Theyeventually made their w ay to Australia, w here they raised a son and had asuccessful life. But w hen Gita died, Lale felt he could no longer carry the burden oftheir past alone. He chose to tell his story.

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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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Elsa Winckler Eerste Keur 1

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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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Anna: One Love, Two Stories

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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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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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Patagonia

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Tertius de Klerk is an academic. When a drunken one night stand with a student turns into an embarrassment, Tertius is convinced that the time has come to leave.

Softcover, 384 pages, 210 x 134 mm

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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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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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Liefdestango

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Liefdestango – Dirna AckermannDane se jeugliefde het agtien jaar gelede net padgegee nadat haar ma hulle verhouding verbied het. Nou is hy terug en hy en Dane moet weet wat die beletsel op hulle liefde dan is.Die Nuwe Vennoot – Dina BothaMilan verseg om haar aandeel in die maatskappy te verkoop aan Evan, wat sy glad nie ken nie. Sy verdink ho, buitendien van knoeiery. Maar sy vind die arrogante vent onweeerstaanbaar.Papierpo – Marietjie WelgensTien jaar gelede was Nicolaas die liefde van Shauna se lewe. Toe het sy gevlug van sy oordele en die vernedering. Maar noudat hey terug is in haar lewe, sal sy haar op him wreek.

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Perfekte Formule

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Perfekte Formule – Elsa WincklerElena is vasberande om nie op n aantreklike wynboer se kerfstok te belan nie. Sy sal buitendien nooit op n plaas aard nie.Liefdesdroom – Mari RobertsTascha verloor tydens n werkvakansie op n idilliese Griekse eilandjie haar hart en besluit om by die man te bly.Droomseisoon – Alexa SteynSandra herstel nog van haar egskeiding to die onweerstaanbare skrywer met die wind in sy hre haar op Elsiesbaai se strand vind.

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