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    Hiding in the Light

    R211,00
    The compelling personal story of a teenage girl who stood against her family's faith to convert to Christianity and who gave up everything in her flight from religious persecution. In 2009 the story broke in national media of a teenage girl who had run away from her Ohio home, claiming that her Muslim father had threatened to kill her for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Her parents denied the charges and fought to have her returned home, but she became a ward of the state, placed into foster care until she was emancipated at age 18. Today that girl is a young woman still living in an undisclosed location, still convinced her life is under threat, and still passionate about following Jesus, despite the risks. Teens and young adults will be moved by Rifqa's story of standing up to religious persecution, literally giving up everything to follow her faith.

    The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City

    R264,00
    A harrowing, profoundly personal investigation of the causes, effects, and communal toll of a deeply troubling crime - the brutal murder of three young children by their parents in the border city of Brownsville, Texas.

    The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter

    R183,00
    The much-acclaimed biography of Ada Lovelace, reissued to tie-in with the bicentenary of her birth in 2015.

    Surprised by Joy

    R187,00
    For many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography.

    Letters of stone

    R228,00
    As a young boy growing up in Port Elizabeth in the 1960s and 1970s, Steven Robins was haunted by an old postcard-size photograph of three unknown women on a table in the dining room. Only later did he learn that the women were his fatherÆs mother and sisters, photographed in Berlin in 1937, before they were killed in the Holocaust.

    A Child Called It

    R166,00
    A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer.

    Louis Van Gaal: The Biography

    R280,00
    Who is Louis Van Gaal? An inflexible ex-PE teacher who only knows how to act like a dictator or a footballing visionary that has made him one of the greatest ever European managers? This book tells his story - from his earliest roots to his greatest triumphs - into the man given the task of returning the glory days to Manchester United.

    A life with food

    R232,00
    Cass Abrahams, the well-loved and respected chef and entrepreneur from Cape Town, who made Cape Malay food popular throughout South Africa, recounts her life story with honesty and humour, while spicing it up with her trusted recipes.

    JM Coetzee

    R162,00
    Al is die Nobelpryswenner J.M. Coetzee wereldwyd as romanskrywer en letterkundige bekend, was daar nog geen omvattende biografie oor hom nie.

    Imagining the elephant

    R367,00
    Imagining the Elephant is a biography of Allan MacLeod Cormack, a physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for his pioneering contributions to the development of the computer-assisted tomography (CAT) scanner, an honour he shared with Godfrey Hounsfield.

    Emily Hobhouse

    R315,00
    Die volle, grootliks onvertelde verhaal van Emily Hobhouse, nie net 'n Anglo-Boereoorlogheld nie, maar ook'n aktivis en stryder teen onreg en onderdrukking op verskeie kontinente. As kampvegter vir vrouestemreg en in haar uitgesproke teenkanting teen onreg is Emily Hobhouse 'n ikoon wat vandag nog inspireer.

    Recce

    R234,00
    Shrouded in secrecy due to their covert work, the legendary Recces have fascinated South Africans for years. Now one of them - Koos Stadler - has written a tell-all book about their missions during the Border War.

    Napoleon and Betsy: Recollections of Napoleon at St Helena

    R475,00
    The story of Napoleon and Betsy Balcombe is unusual and fascinating. A fallen Emperor makes friends with an impudent and spirited English girl just about to celebrate her thirteenth birthday. Written by Betsy herself in later life it is a charming story. Napoleon was deeply upset when the Balcombe family departed for England and gave her mementoes.