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    The unexploded Boer

    R175,00 R200,00
    Erich Rautenbach's autobiographical account covers a few years in his life immediately after he left school in the early 1970s. Evading his call-up for national service, Erich begins a wandering existence as a dagga dealer, drifting between his supplier in KwaZulu and his outlets in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

    Zulu Zulu golf

    R219,00 R250,00
    'There is no dignity in death. Six bodies are piled up in front of me, shot to shit. I can see that their bones are white, their blood is red and their brains are yellow. I've done this; I've helped to kill them.' A unit of the South African police, Koevoet was the most deadly fighting force involved in the Border War.

    Dying: A Memoir

    R315,00 R360,00
    A deeply moving meditation on dying, and a joyful and wise tribute to life, shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize

    Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol

    R201,00 R230,00
    From the Kings Road of the early seventies, through the years of the Sex Pistols, Punk Rock and to his self-imposed exile in New York and Los Angeles where he battled with alcohol, heroin and sex addiction - caught in a cycle of rehab and relapse, this is the story of an unlikely guitar hero who, with the Sex Pistols, changed history.

    The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir

    R191,00 R225,00
    When, in 2000, the National Theatre published its poll of the hundred best plays of the 20th century, David Hare had written five of them. In this memoir, ending as Margaret Thatcher comes to power in 1979, he describes his childhood, and his painful apprenticeship to the trade of dramatist.

    Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir of Love and Loss

    R251,00 R295,00
    H IS FOR HAWK meets WILD. A beautiful memorial to a great love and a brave survival guide to coming to terms with loss.

    India: Picador Classic

    R306,00 R360,00

    My Own Story: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture Suffragette

    R158,00 R180,00
    Emmeline Pankhurst grew up all too aware of the prevailing attitude of her day: that men were considered superior to women. When she was just fourteen she attended her first suffrage meeting, and returned home a confirmed suffragist. This book deals with her life and work.

    The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

    R214,00 R245,00
    The riveting first-hand account of a young British civilian woman who volunteered to help rebuild Iraq immediately after the invasion in 2003, and soon found herself as a political advisor to the US military.

    What the PA Knew: An Intriguing Legal Tale

    R375,00
    This book is a fictionalised version of the author's life, told through the eyes of the many PAs (personal assistants) who have worked with her over the years. It highlights the professional journey of a Black solicitor. It is a truly breathtaking account of a remarkable professional facing numerous challenges.

    I Believe in Zero

    R285,00 R335,00
    Drawing on her travels around the world, the author offers stories that present powerful and sometimes counter-intuitive lessons about life, which reflects her - and UNICEF's - mission to reduce the number of children under the age of five who die from preventable causes from 19,000 each day to zero.

    Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War

    R214,00 R245,00
    In 1987, seventeen-year-old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this is her story of her time as a guerrilla.

    One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School

    R169,00 R199,00
    An account of the bestselling author's first year at Harvard law school.

    The Secret Footballer: Access All Areas

    R162,00 R190,00
    Helps you to learn how to buy three Premier League points for just GBP25,000, what it's really like to face a Football Association disciplinary hearing, and why every footballer in the country shuddered when they heard about the Ched Evans case.