Rosanna Menici and Roberto Rossini’s destinies are bound together by their talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other. An unforgettable tale of love and betrayal.
Softcover, 608 pages, 198 x 131 mm
Product Code: 112480
The first book I read in 2017 – and if another as good comes along in the next 12 months, Ill eat my special gold reviewing spectacles Daily Mail Meet the Keeper of Lost Things…Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfill his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters…
Item Code: BF0166
South Africas first black lawyers and the birth of constitutionalism. The Land Is Ours tells the story of South Africas first black lawyers, who operated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In an age of aggressive colonial expansion, land dispossession and forced labour, these men believed in a constitutional system that respected individual rights and freedoms, and they used the law as an instrument against injustice. The book follows the lives, ideas and careers of Henry Sylvester Williams, Alfred Mangena, Richard Msimang, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, Ngcubu Poswayo and George Montsioa, who were all members of the ANC. It analyses the legal cases they took on, explores how they reconciled the law with the political upheavals of the day, and considers how they sustained their fidelity to the law when legal victories were undermined by politics. The Land Is Ours shows that these lawyers developed the concept of a Bill of Rights, which is now an international norm. The book is particularly relevant in light of current calls to scrap the Constitution and its protections of individual rights: it clearly demonstrates that, from the beginning, the struggle for freedom was based on the idea of the rule of law.
Item Code: BN00380
June, 1348: as the Black Death spreads through the country, people start to die by the thousands. In Dorset, young Lady Anne takes control of her lands, with her trusted steward, Thaddeus, at her side. Compassionate and resourceful, she decides to quarantine the estate against the terrifying pestilence, bringing some two hundred serfs inside the moated walls. But in such a confined space, conflicts soon arise. Ignorant of the world outside, Lady Annes people wrestle with the terrible uncertainty of their futures. Fearing starvation but fearing the disease even more, who amongst them has the courage to leave the security of the walls And how safe is anyone in Develish when a dreadful event threatens the uneasy status quo…
Item Code: BF0171
It’s 1939 and peace has ﬂourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings. A perfect summer read.
Softcover, 464 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112440
Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole,a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job asa childrens librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all itseems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man – but its her connectionto his precocious young daughter and her neighbours son which willchange her life and put them, the library and her job under threat.How does the library alter the young childrens lives and how do thechildren fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to
Item Code: BF0077
THE LIDO is a joyous and uplifting debut – a testament to kindness and friendship and all those values society must hold dear SARAH WINMAN, author of When God Was a Rabbit and Tin Man Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers…Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life. But now everything she knows is changing – the library where she used to work has closed, the family fruit and veg shop has become a trendy bar, and her beloved husband George is gone.Kate has just moved and feels alone in a city that is too big for her. Shes at the bottom rung of her career as a journalist on a local paper, and is determined to make something of it.So when the local lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. And Rosemary knows it is the end of everything for her.Together they are determined to make a stand, to show that the pool is more than just a place to swim – it is the heart of the community. Together they will show the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how ordinary people can protect the things they love.
Item Code: BF0168
After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres fi nds a notebook of poems that leads her in search of Sophia, whose love aff air changed the course of her family history.
Product Code: 112470
After the death of his father, who presided over the island nation of Bangula, Abioseh Gondo reluctantly assumes the mantle of leadership. He finds
himself surrounded by those who seek to sway his judgment.
Softcover, 336 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112670
The Capitol Building, Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon believes he is here to give a lecture. He is wrong. Within minutes of his arrival, a shocking object is discovered. It is a gruesome invitation into an ancient world of hidden wisdom. When Langdon’s mentor, Peter Solomon – prominent mason and philanthropist – is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend’s life is to accept this mysterious summons. It is to take him on a breathless chase through Washington’s dark history. All that was familiar is changed into a shadowy, mythical world in which Masonic secrets and never before – seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth…
Softcover, 672 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112270
Keeping secrets is a dangerous game . . .1995, London.When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core . . .Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist, assigned to cover the legendary actor’s funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over seventy years. As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that there are other forces attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they’ll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does.The Love Letter is a thrilling novel full of secrets, lies and unforgettable twists
Item Code: BF1507
Once, chef Brett Ladds was given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.Ladds was the executive chef of the SA government and manager of the presidential guesthouse at Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria from 1994-1999 where he served both Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. It was a naive and star-struck 21-year-old Ladds who started working at the guesthouse in the months before the first democratic election. During this time he was always in the background when struggle stalwarts like Steve Tshwete, Joe Modise and Dullah Omar met Mandela to discuss the future of the country.This heart-warming book tells of a young man’s coming of age at a turning point in our history. His stories about meeting kings and queens, presidents, rock stars and even the pope are laced with his unique, self-deprecating sense of humour. Of Queen Elizabeth he says it felt like speaking to his gran. I asked myself, how does all that power fit into this lovely, caring lady Of Robert Mugabe: He never moaned about a thing.Then there are the Russian diplomats and their drinking habits and the Saudi-Arabian sheik who had 8 television sets installed in his room and bought 20 blankets at R5000 each for his stay.It’s a book to make you laugh and cry. And Madiba’s favourite champagne Pêche Royale . . .
Item Code: BN00830
New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous best-sellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. She is a member of Romance Writers of Americas coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
Item Code: BR00240
YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.YOU CAN PRESERVE A HANDFUL OF SPECIAL MEMORIES FOR EVER.WHICH ONES WOULD YOU CHOOSETrue death is a thing of the past. Now you can spend the rest of eternity re-living your happiest memories: that first kiss, falling in love, the birth of your children, enjoyed on loop for ever and ever.Isobel is a Heaven Architect, and she helps dying people create afterlives from these memories. So when she falls for Jarek, one of her terminal – and married – clients, she knows that while she cannot save him, she can create the most beautiful of heavens, just for him.But when Jareks wife is found dead, Isobel uncovers a darker side of the world she works within, and she can trust no one with what she finds… The Memory Chamber is a thrilling and original story which vaults the reader into a world that is terrifyingly close to our own, where we can avoid everything we fear – even death itself. But can we ever escape the truth
Item Code: BF00100
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
Item Code: BF00520
Did you know that your need to be right about your appearance, spouse, intelligence or your actions, is probably the most powerful driving force in human behavior? This need is so strong that even when we are confronted with evidence that we are wrong, we either ignore the facts or find reasons to explain them away –and in the process we end up deceiving ourselves.In The Need to be Right, Arnold Mol gives numerous examples from everyday life to illustrate the principles he holds forth. He not only identifies the problem but also offers a solution from a biblical perspective on how to improve our self-image, handle conflict effectively and grow spiritually to be the kind of people God wants us to be.
Item Code: BR00580
The only storyWould you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less That is, I think, finally, the only real question.First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of socialconvention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen. Tender and profound, The Only Story is an achingly beautiful novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers of the human heart.
Item Code: BF00300
Masha is drowning.Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, her life has been forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago.Unable to let go of her grief, she finds solace in the silent company of the souls of her local Victorian cemetery and at the towns lido, where she seeks refuge underwater – safe from the noise and the pain.But a chance encounter with two extraordinary women – the fabulous and wise Kitty Muriel, a convent girl-turned-magicians wife-turned-seventy-something-roller-disco fanatic,and the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a prodigious voice – opens up a new world of possibilities, and the chance to start living again.Until the fateful day when the past comes roaring back.
Item Code: BF0164
Following the death of her father, CeCe D’Aplièse decides to ﬂ ee England and discover her past. This book is the fourth in the ever-popular Seven Sisters series.
Softcover, 704 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112460
Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis in cold blood, Alex is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops. Alex knows it was self-defense, but as the prosecution presents its case, even those closest to him begin to doubt his innocence.
Softcover, 400 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112150
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