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    Saving chimpanzees

    R69,00 R250,00
    Genetically, the chimpanzee is humankind's closest relative in the animal kingdom. Yet in recent times humans have shown scant regard for the welfare of their intelligent cousin.

    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

    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.

    Van Gogh

    R184,00 R215,00
    Anguished art: The tortured talents of a post-Impressionist masterToday, the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853 1890) are among the most well-known and celebrated in the world. In Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, and many, many paintings and drawings beyond, we recognize an artist uniquely dexterous in the portrayal of mood and place through paint, pencil, charcoal, or chalk.Yet as he was deploying the lurid colors, emphatic brushwork, and contoured forms that would subsequently make his name and inspire generations of expressionist artists, van Gogh battled not only the disinterest of his contemporary audience but also devastating bouts of mental illness. His episodes of depression and anxiety would eventually claim his life, when, in 1890, he committed suicide shortly after his 37th birthday.This richly illustrated introduction follows Vincent van Gogh s story from his earliest pictures of peasants and rural workers, through his bright Parisian period, to his final, feverish burst of creative energy in the South of France during the last two and a half years of his life.About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

    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.

    At the Edge: Riding for My Life

    R290,00 R340,00

    Blind date at a funeral

    R39,00 R200,00
    Blind date at a funeral is a collection of coming-of-age stories by bestselling author Trevor Romain, which he recorded in journals, notebooks and on beer-stained bar napkins over the years and is retelling now.

    Denial: Holocaust History on Trial

    R230,00 R270,00
    New foreword by screenwriter David Hare. Afterword by Alan Dershowitz.

    Krejcir

    R215,00 R250,00
    Just who is Radovan Krejcir? Known as ôBaas Johnö to his underlings, he arrived in South Africa in 2007 under a false passport. He was a fugitive, a powerful Czech multimillionaire, who escaped from prison on fraud charges and fled to the good life in the Seychelles.

    'n Vurk in die pad

    R441,00 R490,00
    Hierdie memoir is, soos Andre Brink dit self stel, 'n reaksie op "'n behoefte à om nader te kyk na party gebeurtenisse in my lewe wat ek nog nie genoegsaam ondersoek het nie; baie dinge wat ek nog nie verstaan nie; baie wat my seergemaak of verras of vreugde veroorsaak hetà"

    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.

    Blood on her hands - Women behind bars

    R176,00 R220,00
    What makes a woman kill? And how does it feel to share a cell with these murderers? Carla van der Spuy visits four female correctional facilities across South Africa and gets inside the heads of women who committed violent crimes.

    Born to Run

    R298,00 R350,00
    A revelatory memoir by a legendary rock star, Bruce Springsteen's BORN TO RUN will be the book of 2016.

    Shoe Dog: A memoir by the Creator of Nike

    R270,00 R320,00
    The first-ever memoir of the legendary co-founder of Nike Inc, Phil Knight

    The spiritual Mandela

    R170,00 R200,00
    This book traces the spiritual aspect of MandelaÆs life, from his youth in a traditional Thembu village, to his education at Wesleyan and Methodist mission schools, to his time as an activist, his period on Robben Island and the years thereafter.

    According to the Rolling Stones

    R99,00 R205,00
    The inside story of the Rolling Stones according to the Rolling Stones themselves.