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    Bollywood blonde

    R180,00 R225,00
    Bubbly fine arts graduate Gene is desperate to get into the film industry. She moves to Cape Town and works as a photographer for a tabloid magazine.

    Sour grapes

    R29,00 R235,00
    Sour Grapes cuts through the South African wine industry to uncork its vinous myths, revealing the veritas in the Cape vino.

    If Only They Could Talk: The Classic Memoirs of a 1930s Vet

    R153,00 R180,00
    James Herriot's first volume of veterinary adventures in Yorkshire

    Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

    R251,00 R295,00
    The life-changing near-death experience of a respected neurosurgeon.

    The Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

    R153,00 R180,00
    Tanya Byron shares powerful stories from her final years of training as a clinical psychologist.

    Terrified: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Girl Nobody Loved and the Woman Who Saved Her

    R143,00 R170,00
    The first book in a series by foster mum Angela Hart who, along with her husband Jonathan, has fostered over fifty children in the past 27 years.

    Still Life: A Memoir of Living Fully with Depression

    R310,00 R344,95
    I stand on the edge of a cliff in my own bedroom." Gillian Marchenko continues her description of depression: "I must keep still. Otherwise I will plunge to my death. 'Please God, take this away, ' I pray when I can." For Gillian, "dealing with depression" means learning to accept and treat it as a physical illness. In these pages she describes her journey through various therapies and medications to find a way to live with depression. She faces down the guilt of a wife and mother of four, two with special needs. How can she care for her family when she can't even get out of bed? Her story is real and raw, not one of quick fixes. But hope remains as she discovers that living with depression is still life.

    Thinking up a hurricane

    R184,00
    In the spring of 1977 Frank Stilwell launched Vingila, 17 tons of welded together 11-millimetre steel plates, in Durban harbour.

    Into the past

    R84,00
    Phillip Vallentine Tobias was arguably South AfricaÆs most honoured and decorated scientist. He is best known for his pioneering work at South AfricaÆs famous hominid fossil sites, and in the course of his career he developed the reputation of being one of the worldÆs leading authorities on the evolution of humankind.

    Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

    R219,00 R250,00
    A biographical portrait by the novelist who lived with Sontag's son for several years in the seventies and knew her well in her last years.

    Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

    R245,00 R280,00

    Negroland: A Memoir

    R170,00

    Once We Were Sisters

    R263,00 R300,00
    A powerful and heartbreaking portrait of the bond between two sisters, in life and beyond death

    Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory

    R179,00
    An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wits and dazzling charm. But these were not always enough to sustain a family. As his memory began to fail, Keggie embarked on a quest to unravel his story once and for all. Dadland is that journey.

    Undercover

    R158,00 R180,00
    For over 20 years Joe Carter has worked for the police as an undercover cop. He worked alongside the most dangerous criminals. This book explores the resilience needed to lead a double life, the thrilling challenge of working with the biggest criminals in Britain, and maintaining a sense of justice through the many adventures he encounters.

    Until We are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

    R179,00
    A book, in which, an Iranian human rights lawyer and activist tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. It is an illuminating depiction of life in Iran today as well as the account of the author's personal struggle to uphold her work and keep her family together.