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    Kim Kardashian

    R285,00 R335,00
    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.

    Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest

    R285,00 R335,00
    Pulitzer prize nominee and William Hill award-winning writer Thomas Hauser's tribute to Ali, the greatest sporting icon the world has ever seen.

    Jewish memories of Mandela

    R405,00 R450,00
    Nelson Mandela's legal and political work brought him into contact with a vast array of Jewish people across the spectrum: lawyers and legal clerks, communists and communal leaders, business leaders and bankers, physicians and philanthropists, rabbis and rabble-rousers.

    Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin

    R255,00 R300,00
    The definitive biography of Alexander McQueen which reveals the source of his genius and the links between his dark work and even darker life.

    A life digested

    R320,00
    A life digested charts a path through Pete’s culinary experiences from his early amorous endeavors to his take on tricky customers, picky eaters and the top restaurants he has run, worked in and dined at over the years. Each chapter is driven by stories he has written which revolve around what Pete finds most important as a cook.

    Flame in the snow

    R280,00 R360,00
    In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, thirty-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks Andre Brink, a young novelist of twenty-eight, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literature’s most famous love affairs unfolds.

    Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

    R300,00
    One of the most recognisable, respected and inspirational men on earth, Muhammad Ali is the world's most famous boxing hero. Ali brought unprecedented speed and grace to the sport, and his charm and wit changed forever what the world expects of a champion athlete. This is the ultimate biography to match Ali's lifetime of extraordinary achievements.

    AB

    R300,00 R350,00
    AB de Villiers is one of the finest batsmen ever to play cricket, and yet his achievement extends beyond his outrageous armoury of drives, pulls, paddles, scoops and flicks.

    AB

    R289,00 R350,00
    AB de Villiers is sonder twyfel een van die beste kolwers wat krieket nog ooit opgelewer het, maar sy prestasies strek veel verder as sy ongelooflike arsenaal dryf-, trek-, skep-, kap- en veeghoue.

    Shoe Dog: A memoir by the Creator of Nike

    R270,00 R320,00
    In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything. A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.

    Emily Hobhouse

    R315,00 R350,00
    A fresh, nuanced look at an extraordinary woman and her lifelong fight for justice. Defying the constraints of her gender and class, Emily Hobhouse travelled across continents and spoke out against oppression. A passionate pacifist and a feminist, she opposed both the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War and World War One, leading to accusations of treason.

    The Escaping Club

    R375,00
    Evans was a pilot who crash-landed in enemy territory. After two escapes he was moved to Fort 9, Ingolstadt, where the Germans had collected all the naughty boys who had escaped from other camps. In summer 1917, Evans finally succeeded in his escape with a fellow officer and the book describes the hardship and journey to freedom in Switzerland.

    Napoleon in Captivity

    R425,00
    By a treaty of August 1815, The Russian Tsar was invited to send a commissioner to St Helena where Napoleon was detained. Count Balmain was sent, and this book contains his reports, social and gossipy, narrating all aspects of life on St Helena - the British, the garrison, inhabitants, and of course the small French community surrounding Napoleon

    Tabloid journalism in South Africa

    R366,00
    Less than a decade after the advent of democracy in South Africa, tabloid newspapers have taken the country by storm. One of these papers - the Daily Sun - is now the largest in the country, but it has generated controversy for its perceived lack of respect for privacy, brazen sexual content, and unrestrained truth-stretching.

    Louis Van Gaal: The Biography

    R280,00 R320,00
    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.

    My Journey So Far: The Agony and the Ecstasy

    R333,00 R369,95
    A memoir from Andrew White, the 'Vicar of Baghdad', whose personal and professional life has been filled with tumult.