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    With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

    R280,00
    In this unprecedented book, palliative medicine pioneer Dr Kathryn Mannix explores the biggest taboo in our society and the only certainty we all share: death.

    Finding My Virginity - The New Autobiography Sir Richard Branson

    R290,00
    Global business icon Richard Branson has written many books, but none have been more popular than his first memoir, 1998’s Losing My Virginity. Now he’s finally publishing his second volume of memoirs, covering all of his fascinating ups and downs of the past two decades.

    Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

    R265,00
    Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, while tracing his own journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant changes of the digital era and offering his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.

    Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

    R290,00
    The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, the author has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will. In this book, he describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal.

    Backtrack: The Voice Behind Music's Greatest Stars

    R375,00
    Backtrack is the star-studded account of Tessa Niles' 30 years of working alongside the greatest names in rock and pop; the story of a young girl's quest to discover her true voice as she charts her rise to become one of the most respected session singers in Britain. Follow Tessa as she records with superstars.

    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.

    Teenage Kicks: A True Story of Dark Streets to Bright New Beginnings

    R325,00
    A childhood destroyed by abuse and abandonment. A life shattered by addiction and neglect. A true story of pain, self-torment and the necessities of surviving such an existence. When support from her family runs dry, 15-year-old Katie is faced with the harsh reality of life on the streets.

    An East End Story

    R375,00
    Voices of a long lost End End that reach us through the smog of time. A chance encounter leads to a lasting friendship. The book covers twenty years with a fascinating cast of characters; exotics such as Red Boots Danny, the reforming East End cleric and Father Joe Williamson. Alfred Gardner's amazing recall brings the 1960s back to life.

    Beyond the Castle: A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Ever After

    R378,00 R419,95
    Beyond the Castle provides entertaining and enlightening stories from a Disney insider's three-decade career. This look behind the castle doors offers playful and practical principles that will guide readers on the path to their own "happily ever after."

    The Polygamist's Daughter: A Memoir

    R261,00 R289,94

    Joy in the Journey: Finding Abundance in the Shadow of Death

    R271,00 R359,95
    Steve Hayner was serving as president of Columbia Seminary and was healthy and fit when he found out he had terminal pancreatic cancer. These pages, including reflections from some of those closest to Steve and his wife Sharol, offer us a hope-filled glimpse into what it means to walk with God in honesty, with joy, even through great pain.

    Napoleon and Betsy: Recollections of Napoleon at St Helena

    R475,00
    The story of Napoleon and Betsy Balcombe is unusual and fascinating. A fallen Emperor makes friends with an impudent and spirited English girl just about to celebrate her thirteenth birthday. Written by Betsy herself in later life it is a charming story. Napoleon was deeply upset when the Balcombe family departed for England and gave her mementoes.

    52 New Things: The Least Famous Nick Thorpe in the World and His Journey to Conquer the Boredom of Modern Life

    R250,00
    When was the last time you tried something truly new?