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    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.

    Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future

    R175,00 R205,00
    South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. This book deals with his life and work.

    Bossypants

    R129,00 R215,00
    Tina Fey is one of the world's greatest comic writers and performers. Bossy Pants is her first book.

    All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully

    R139,00 R290,00
    The essential guide to navigating 'the Teen Age' by YouTube star Carrie Hope Fletcher

    If This is a Man/The Truce

    R129,00 R210,00
    Two works of autobiography. "If This is a Man" tells of Levi's experiences as a victim of the Holocaust, from his arrest by the Fascists in 1943 to the liberation of Auschwitz by the Russians. "The Truce" is the story of his eight-month journey back to Italy after he was liberated.

    Going back to say goodbye

    R175,00 R210,00
    Kenneth de Kok describes his childhood in Stilfontein, a small mining town in the Transvaal. Set in the 1950s, the story immerses the reader in a world of bicycle races down dirt roads, kleilat fights, childhood pacts and seaside holidays. A Row of Bluegums is a sensitively written memoir about fathers and sons and, importantly, about growing up.

    William Shakespeare: His Life and Work

    R139,00 R185,00
    Anthony Holden's magisterial biography of William Shakespeare, reissued to celebrate the four-hundredth anniversary of the Bard's death.

    Switched at birth

    R190,00 R220,00
    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.

    Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

    R149,00 R215,00
    The extraordinary life story of the man described as 'the world's greatest living explorer' by the Guinness Book of Records

    Elvis: The Illustrated Biography

    R129,00 R613,78
    Charts the life and achievements of the boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, from his first taste of fame in the early 1950s to his untimely death in 1977. In this title, photographs document in chronological order the important events in his life and career; his early concerts, the films, his time in the army, and his marriage to Priscilla.

    Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

    R170,00 R189,94
    The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas, reveals new information about the world's most dangerous terrorist organization, unveils the truth about his own role in the organization, and explains his dangerous decision to make his newfound Christian faith public.

    Nobody's business

    R155,00 R225,00
    In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank.

    The Penguin Lessons

    R155,00 R180,00
    Set against Argentina's turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Peronist regime, this is the story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term.

    Errol Tobias: Pure gold

    R170,00 R200,00
    Errol Tobias was the first black Springbok rugby player û starting in 1980, in the midst of South AfricaÆs growing isolation in the field of international sport. He tells the story of his sporting career from childhood to the major moments in the green-and-gold.

    Errol Tobias: Suiwer goud

    R170,00 R200,00
    Errol Tobias se verkiesing tot Springbok was onmiddellik omstrede. In 1980 word hy ons eerste swart Springbok rugbyspeler û te midde van internasionale sport-isolasie en groeiende protes weens die regeringsbeleid.

    Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer

    R180,00 R215,00
    The biography of Florence Foster Jenkins, considered the world's worst opera singer, soon to be portrayed by Meryl Streep in the forthcoming film.