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    Letters from the Suitcase

    R268,00 R315,00
    THE LETTERS FROM THE SUITCASE - An enchanting, poignant and incredibly moving account of the five year early marriage between two lovers divided by war - and the legacy they left for their only child.

    The Dream Shall Never Die: 100 Days That Changed Scotland Forever

    R193,00 R260,78
    The completely revised and updated paperback edition of Alex Salmond's referendum dairy, which contains an exclusive new 45-day diary.

    The Sixties: Diaries Volume Two 1960-1969: Volume 2

    R387,00 R455,00
    Takes the reader from the bohemian sunshine of Southern California to a London finally swinging free of post-war gloom, to the racy cosmopolitanism of New York, and the raw Australian outback.

    Selected Letters

    R211,00
    This is the largest selection of Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca's letters currently available. In them Seneca advises his friend Lucilius on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or the emotions. We learn too about Seneca's personal and political life in the time of Nero.

    Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War

    R679,00
    In the decades since the Vietnam War, veteran memoirs have influenced Americans' understanding of the conflict. Yet few historians or literary scholars have scrutinized how the genre has shaped the nation's collective memory of the war and its aftermath.

    Few Eggs and No Oranges: Vere Hodgson's Diary, 1940-45

    R318,00
    A 600 page diary kept from 194-45 in Notting Hill Gate, full of observation and humour. Preface by Jenny Hartley.

    The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948

    R316,00 R387,78
    ONCE UPON A TIME IN JERUSALEM The memoirs of Wasif Jawhariyyeh are a remarkable treasure trove of writings on the life, culture, music, and history of Jerusalem. Spanning over four decades, from 1904 to 1948, they cover a period of enormous and turbulent change in Jerusalems history Ottoman rule, the British mandate, and the run-up to the founding of the state of Israelbut change lived and recalled from the daily vantage point of the street storyteller. Oud player, music lover and ethnographer, poet, collector, partygoer, satirist, civil servant, local historian, devoted son, husband, father, and person of faith, Wasif viewed the life of his city through multiple roles and lenses. The result is a vibrant, unpredictable, sprawling collection of anecdotes, observations, and yearnings as varied as the city itself.

    Damascus Diaries: Life Under the Assads

    R255,00 R306,21
    Highly entertaining first-hand account of life in Damascus in the 1990's. Amusing and evocative anecdotes from a gifted storyteller - an author regularly published in the UK press and highly active in the Middle Eastern literary field. Immensely relevant to current situation in Syria. Foreword by Sir Andrew Green (former ambassador to Syria).