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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Conversations with Myself

    R149,00 R290,00
    Nelson Mandela's book Conversations With Myself is an unprecedented and official portrait of one of the great leaders of our time, with a foreword by President Barack Obama

    Boy: Tales of Childhood

    R135,00 R160,00
    As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's. This is Roald Dahl's autobiography.

    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

    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.

    The Man Who Listens to Horses

    R175,00 R205,00
    When Monty Roberts was 13 years old he went off on his own to the deserts of Nevada to watch Mustangs in the wild. What he learned about their methods of communication changed his life and earned him recognition among horse breeders and trainers around the world. This is his autobiography.

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    R129,00 R195,00
    One of America's most important classics, the first and best loved volume of Maya Angelou's bestselling seven-volume autobiography

    Chai tea and ginger beer

    R180,00
    Chai tea and ginger beer, the brand-new sport biography by Deborah Kirsten, wife of international cricketing start, Gary Kirsten, tells her story, GaryÆs story and their story in an honest but entertaining way. It is the story of DeborahÆs unexpected journey...cricket, family and beyond.

    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 R239,94
    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.

    The Glass Castle

    R193,00 R195,00
    Walls has carved a story with precision and grace out of one of the most chaotic, heart-breaking childhoods... This deeply affecting memoir is a triumph in every possible way, and it does what all good books should: it affirms our faith in the human spirit.' - Dani Shapiro