It is April 1997, a Monday. A young mother gives birth to a girl in Cape Town's Groote Schuur Hospital. On the Wednesday, 48 hours later, the mother's life is turned upside down when it is discovered that her baby has been stolen.
Mnr. Kuschke van Laerskool Graskop het die klein rooikopseuntjie een kyk gegee en gese: ôEk doop jou Wynie, want jou hare lyk nes die rooiwyn wat ek drink.ö Mnr. Kuschke se aandeel in die lewe van Wynie Strydom is egter veel groter as bloot die naam Wynie. Dis by hom wat Wynie 'n onblusbare liefde vir die spel rugby geleer het.
In aansluiting by sy vroee gewilde romans oor Shakespeare, Rembrandt en Beethoven behandel Karel Schoeman nou 'n vierde groot figuur in die Europese kultuurgeskiedenis, die skilder, beeldhouer en argitek Michelangelo Buonarroti, skepper onder andere van die beelde van Dawid en Moses, die Pieta, die muur- en plafonskilderinge in die Sixtynse Kapel e
South Africa has produced more great all-rounders than any other country. Jimmy Sinclair was the first to score a century and take six wickets in an innings in the same Test; Aubrey Faulkner is still the only man with a Test batting average over 40 and a bowling average under 30.
Having spent 30 years making beautiful pots, de Waal has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story.
This "New York Times" bestseller by the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a compelling story of the price of success and excess, dedication and debauchery, intrigue and integrity, and recklessness and redemption that could only come from the world of rock.
In 1966 the Republic of Botswana came into existence, and this is the tale of how one family played a central role in the country's development. This biography focuses on the Khama family, and in particular, Seretse Khama: a statesman, chief, husband, and father. Their personal story mirrors the beliefs of the country itself.
Alone: The Search For Brett Archibald is the incredible but true story of what it takes to defy needle-in-a-haystack odds and survive what should have been certain death. Outdoor savvy, astonishing imagination, mental toughness, a refusal to give up hope and a canny rescuer with an unbelievable background ultimately saw him through.