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    Everest untold

    R200,00
    Patrick Conroy takes us on a journey to the highest mountain in the world, where one of the greatest tragedies in climbing history was about to unfold. Filled with photographs and sketches from his notebooks we become part of the 702 team sent to cover the South African Everest Expedition of 1996.

    Letters to My Daughter: Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955-1975

    R39,00
    Robert Menzies remains a towering figure in our political and cultural history. This collection of letters written to his only daughter, Heather, is brimful of warmth, love and humour, and provides a fascinating insight into one of our most influential Australians. 'As prime minister, Menzies strode the stage like a colossus ...here he is affectionate paterfamilias, supportive sibling, benevolent uncle.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Menzies was a very accomplished writer and the combination of geniality and acerbity is winning.' The Age 'The letters reveal an articulate and sensitive man who took great care in expressing himself through words. Letters not only provides a deeply personal study into Australia's most successful politician, but opens a window onto a world of politics - indeed a way of life - that no longer exists.' Herald Sun"

    The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

    R165,00
    A collection of speeches, articles, essays and introductions from Sunday Times bestselling author, commentator and craftsman Neil Gaiman.

    The John Lennon Letters

    R199,00
    The first-ever collection of the letters of John Lennon, a must-have for all fans of The Beatles.

    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.

    Trapped

    R234,00
    She was confident and financially secure. When she arrived in London with her daughter she was hoping for a real relationship. But within days, things started to go wrong. Was it only in her head? She started a diary, evidence to reassure herself that she wasn't going mad. Trapped tells the true story of a strong woman's descent into abuse.

    Let's talk frankly

    R213,00
    South Africa has seen a disturbing culture of acquiesce and silence develop after 1994. Such silence is largely driven by patronage and a misplaced sense of loyalty, especially to the ruling party. It is clear that speaking out has been left to a few voices that are seen as having nothing to lose.

    Dear Michael, Love Dad: Letters, Laughter and All the Things We Leave Unsaid.

    R166,00
    'wonderful, moving, humorous ... extremely poignant' Charlie Mortimer, Dear Lupin

    The Journals

    R280,00
    Presents John Cheever's journals that reveal the inner life of this remarkable writer and the contradictions that drove him.

    Daphne du Maurier: Letters from Menabilly Portrait of a Friendship

    R363,00
    A compilation of letters sent by Daphne du Maurier to her close friend Oriel Malet with further text by Oriel Malet linking and contextualizing the letters.

    Vlam in die sneeu

    R280,00
    Op 29 April 1963 stuur Ingrid Jonker Æn telegram aan Andre P. Brink om dankie te se vir blomme en Æn brief wat hy vir haar gestuur het. Hulle het mekaar Æn paar dae tevore ontmoet. Hy was agt-en-twintig; sy Æn jaar ouer. So begin Æn briewewisseling tussen twee skrywers wat duur tot sy laaste brief aan haar in April 1965.

    Diaries and Selected Letters

    R187,00
    This selection from the diaries and letters of the Bulgakovs, mostly translated for the first time into English, provides an insightful glimpse into a fascinating period of Russian history and literature, telling the tragic tale of the fate of an artist under a totalitarian regime.

    Love from Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother

    R183,00
    A revelatory collection of letters from the nation's favourite storyteller.

    The Last Goodbye: The History of the World in Resignation Letters

    R225,00 R265,00
    An hilarious and illuminating collection of the most cutting, witty and spite filled resignation letters in history, now in paperback.

    Letters to a Young Poet

    R67,00
    'What matters is to live everything. Live the questions for now.' This title features profound and lyrical letters the author wrote to a young friend with advise on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself.

    Irish Green and Union Blue: The Civil War Letters of Peter Welsh, Color Sergeant, 28th Massachusetts

    R670,00
    Very seldom does one come across so inspiring a volume. . . . It belongs in every Irish-American library. . . . Anyone with an interest in the Civil War and/or the history of the Irish in America should own a copy of this very fine work. -Irish Edition