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    Chronicles: v. 1

    R79,00
    An unprecedented publishing event - the first volume in a series of memoirs by one of the most important and influential musicians and songwriters of our time.

    David Kramer

    R69,00
    With his chart-topping hits and legendary part in the Volkswagen advertisements, David Kramer became a household name in the 1980s.

    Balotelli: The Remarkable Story Behind the Sensational Headlines

    R89,00
    Bestselling football biographer Luca Caioli tackles his latest subject, controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

    Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science

    R99,00
    In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling with characteristic wry humour the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent – and some of the most eccentric – of the world's scientific luminaries. And he describes his experiences with his many publishers, television producers, interviewers and partners in debate, not least in the heady period when, after publication of The God Delusion in 2006, he is dubbed the world's most outspoken and controversial atheist. Most important of all, for the first time he reviews with fresh and stimulating insights the evolving narrative of his ideas about science over the course of his highly distinguished career as thinker, teacher and writer. In Brief Candle in the Dark we are invited to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional characters described by the talented pen of one of the most exceptional of them all.

    My Story

    R89,00
    As the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, and a champion's league final, Steven Gerrard is an inspiration to fans and footballers alike. After joining his beloved Liverpool at the age of eight, he spent the next 28 years, and over 700 games, devoted to this one club. This book deals with his life and work.

    From whiskey to water

    R190,00 R240,00
    From Whiskey to Water is the no-holds-barred memoir by one of South AfricaÆs most loved radio talk show hosts, Sam Cowen. Having kept her alcohol addiction well away from the public eye for over 14 years, in this tell-all tale, Sam finds the courage to talk about her struggle with her addiction to whiskey and food.

    The Sum of Our Days

    R59,00
    A brilliant memoir from the celebrated Chilean novelist on friends, family and life in California, her adopted home.

    The World According to Joan

    R49,00
    'I've always been extremely frank, perhaps too much so. Often friends say to me sarcastically, ''Oh, why don't you say what you mean, Joanie!'' Well I'm afraid I usually do, which is why I have been called opinionated, stubborn, obdurate, headstrong, prejudiced and pilitically incorrect. Maybe I am ...' Wityy, clever and beautiful, Joan Collins, OBE, possesses a singulare start quality that has come to define what it means to be living legend. In The World According to Joan, she shares her life experience with her trademark humour and wisdom. From manners to men, via fashion and family, as well as ageing and marriage, Joan Collins takes on subjects close to everyone's heart. Her views are sharp, timely and often hilarious, whether ripping apart the eating habits of modern Britons or extolling the virtues of good old-fashioned, masculine men.

    Robbie and Gary: It's Complicated - the Unauthorised Biography

    R30,00
    An authoritative biography charting the extraordinary relationship of pop's two megastars.

    Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

    R149,00
    The extraordinary life story of the man described as 'the world's greatest living explorer' by the Guinness Book of Records

    Kim Kardashian

    R285,00
    Bestselling biographer Sean Smith takes on the world's number one reality star, Kim Kardashian West. This is the ultimate insight into the reality behind the woman who has defined fame in our modern culture - her childhood, her family, her turbulent love life and the multi-millionaire lifestyle.

    Switched at birth

    R190,00
    In 1990 two South African mothers were faced with an impossible choice. Should they surrender the child they had lovingly raised in order to get back the baby they had given birth to? Megs Clinton-Parker and Sandy Dawkins chose nurture over nature, simply unable to give up their two-year-old sons who were switched at birth at an East Rand hospital.

    Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie

    R59,00
    When journalist Beth Howard's young husband died suddenly, baking was the one things that still made her smile. So Beth hit the road in their old camper van, travelling across America and bringing Pie to those who need it most.

    The Australian Book of Family Murders

    R59,00
    More than fifty per cent of all murders in Australia each year are classified as 'domestic', that is, they involve a death caused by another family member, whether it be a mother, father, spouse, de facto, child or stepchild. This book contains over twenty of the most remarkable and bizarre cases of death by a family member over the years.

    Billie Piper: A Biography

    R39,00
    Summer 1998: Billie, aged fifteen, explodes on to the celebrity scene as the youngest artist ever to debut at number one. From her failed marriage to Chris Evans to her hugely successful switch to acting, Billie has experienced a hell of a lot in her blistering career. This is the biography of Billie Piper, an acclaimed actress.