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Wintersrust (Afrikaans, Paperback): Joyce Kotze Wintersrust (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Joyce Kotze; Translated by Daniel Hugo 1
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) In stock

Een familie, deels van Britse en deels van Boere-afkoms, ontdek dat hul lewens onlosmaaklik verstrengel raak deur die onverbiddelike gang van die geskiedenis.

Die Transvaalse politiek en die Britte se arrogante imperialisme sleur hulle mee in die Anglo-Boereoorlog van 1899-1902. Liefdes- en vriendskapsbande wat in die Trandvaalse bosveld en die sitkamers van Victoriaanse Engeland gesmee is, word op die slagvelde van Suid-Afrika getoets. Wanneer die formele fase van die oorlog oorgaan in die gruwelike beleid van die verskroeide aarde en ’n guerrillastryd, moet die familielede riskante keuses maak. Wintersrust is ’n bruisende verhaal vol hartstog en avontuur oor die individu se worsteling met magte buite sy beheer.

Sommige, wat deur wanhoop oorweldig word, oorleef nie. Ander moet ten slotte by ’n plek van vrede en vergiffenis uitkom.

(Hierdie is die Afrikaanse vertaling van The Runaway Horses)

The Draughtsman (Paperback): Robert Lautner The Draughtsman (Paperback)
Robert Lautner 6
R289 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R80 (28%) In stock

1944, Germany. Ernst Beck's new job marks an end to months of unemployment. Working for Erfurt's most prestigious engineering firm, Topf & Sons, means he can finally make a contribution to the war effort, provide for his beautiful wife, Etta, and make his parents proud. But there is a price.

Ernst is assigned to the firm's smallest team - the Special Ovens Department. Reporting directly to Berlin, his role is to annotate plans for new crematoria that are deliberately designed to burn day and night. Their destination: the concentration camps. Topf's new client: the SS. As the true nature of his work dawns on him, Ernst has a terrible choice to make: turning a blind eye will keep him and Etta safe, but that's little comfort if staying silent amounts to collusion in the death of thousands.

This bold and uncompromising work of literary fiction shines a light on the complex contradictions of human nature and examines how deeply complicit we can become in the face of fear.

The Boat Runner (Paperback): Devin Murphy The Boat Runner (Paperback)
Devin Murphy
R216 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R35 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II.

Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren't playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys' father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory.

When war breaks out, Jacob's world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life - and his life's mission - forever.

Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. Through one boy's harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people's stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.

The One Man (Paperback): Andrew Gross The One Man (Paperback)
Andrew Gross 1
R291 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R55 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Poland, 1944. Alfred Mendl counts down his final days within the confines of a hell on earth. His family was torn away from him on arrival, his life's work was burned before his eyes. Now his only joy comes from watching the occasional game of chess.

To the guards he is unassuming, but in fact Mendl - a leading physicist - holds knowledge that only two people in the world possess. The other person is working hard for the Nazi war machine.

Four thousand miles away... in Washington DC, intelligence lieutenant Nathan Blum decodes messages from occupied Poland. Having escaped the Krakow ghetto after the Nazis executed his family; Nathan thinks he has a safer future. But the US government has other ideas. They want to send Nathan back to Europe to rescue one man from a place no one can break in to - or out of. But even if Nathan does make it in, how on earth will they make it out alive?

The Camp Whore (Paperback): Francois Smith The Camp Whore (Paperback)
Francois Smith 1
R260 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R31 (12%) Within 7 - 15 working days

It is the First World War and Susan Nell stands before the door of a private ward in a British military hospital. On the door she reads a single name. She knows that name. Sixteen years ago, during the Anglo-Boer War, she encountered that name in a concentration camp in Winburg. She lifts her hand to open the door. Her hand shakes uncontrollably. But she is a psychiatric nurse and this is what she has to do, bring traumatised soldiers back to the light. However, if this soldier is the one who sixteen years ago thrust all light out of you with his hips, it is not that obvious. Susan Nell hesitates before she opens the door, desperately uncertain – teetering on the threshold between life and death.

In The Camp Whore the resilience of the human spirit is weighed up against the equally persistent influence of trauma. It is a psychological thriller that will hold you in its icy grip till the very last page.

Gold Never Rusts (Paperback): Paul-Constant Smit Gold Never Rusts (Paperback)
Paul-Constant Smit
R230 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R32 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

An ancient expedition. An epic adventure. An enduring love.

After stumbling across records of an ancient gold-seeking expedition to Africa, Con Slaughter - adventurer, prospector, gunfighter - strikes it rich on the Barberton gold fields. But the intrepid American is soon on the move again, fearing a bullet in the back due to his involvement in a plot between England and Germany that could alter the course of history. When Con meets Lorelei, he decides to stop running, but British and German Military Intelligence are gaining on him. From facing the fierce onslaughts of wild animals and witnessing men die unspeakable deaths to becoming embroiled in the Boer War, Con has to live by his wits and courage to navigate and survive the harsh southern African veld.

Gold Never Rusts is a sweeping, richly imagined adventure story that draws the reader irresistibly into the action, mystery and passions of a bygone time.

The Girl From Venice (Paperback): Martin Cruz Smith The Girl From Venice (Paperback)
Martin Cruz Smith 3
R289 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R92 (32%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A World War II love story set against the romance and danger of occupied Venice.

Cenzo is a world-weary fisherman, determined to sit out the rest of the war. He's happy to stay out of the way of the SS, quietly going about his business of fishing in the lagoons of northern Italy. Then one night, instead of pulling in his usual haul, Cenzo fishes a young woman out of the canal. Guilia is an Italian Jew who has managed to escape capture and is determined to find her family.

This meeting results in them both taking an entirely unexpected journey, and Cenzo suddenly finds himself thrown headlong into the world of international wartime politics, where everyone has their own agenda and nowhere is safe...

1795 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Dan Sleigh 1795 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Dan Sleigh 2
R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 In stock

Dit is die winter van 1795. Die Kaap is nog Hollands, maar nie meer vir lank nie. Kommissaris Sluysken, die VOC se hoofamptenaar aan die Kaap, het sy Politieke Raad vir 'n vergadering in die Kasteel byeengebring. Hier sit kolonel Robert Gordon, bevelvoerder van die garnisoen, avonturier en Oranje-man. Ook majoor William van Reede van Oudshoorn, lord Hunsdon, vir wie die land en die dorp sy lewe is; verloor hy dit, word hy niks. Hy is bevelvoerder van 'n korps klerke wat vir hierdie krisis hul penne vir gewere moet inruil. Sluysken lees 'n brief voor van die bevelvoerder van die Engelse vloot by Simonstad wat dreig om sy matrose op die land los te laat. William kyk strak voor hom uit. Hy en kameraad Louis Thibault het reeds 'n krygplan ter tafel gele. Sy hoop is op die binnelanders, eerder as op Gordon se garnisoen – die boere, wat so hard soos hierdie kontinent se klippe is. Tussen Gordon en Van Oudshoorn sal die stryd om die siel van hierdie droewe land besleg word. Of vir ewig bly voortwoed. Dan Sleigh se loopbaan as romansier het in Eilande met die pionierstyd aan die Kaap begin, en in 1795 word 'n sirkelgang van die geskiedenis voltrek, met die laaste Kaapse maande onder die Kompanjiesvlag. Sleigh skryf met 'n onfeilbare aanvoeling vir die konflikte en hartstogte wat die totstandkoming en verval van gemeenskappe onderle, en met 'n verstommende oog vir detail.

The Death's Head Chess Club (Paperback, Export/Airside): John Donoghue The Death's Head Chess Club (Paperback, Export/Airside)
John Donoghue 2
R355 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R53 (15%) In stock

SS Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front. After being badly wounded he is fit only for administrative duty and his first and most pressing task is to improve flagging camp morale.

He sets up a chess club which thrives, as the officers and enlisted men are allowed to gamble on the results of the games. However, when Meissner learns from a chance remark that chess is also played by the prisoners he hears of a Jewish watchmaker who is 'unbeatable'.

Meissner sets out to discover the truth behind this rumour and what he finds will haunt him to his death...

Alles Begin Met Anna (Afrikaans, Paperback): Annemari Coetser Alles Begin Met Anna (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Annemari Coetser
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Within 7 - 15 working days

Dis 1934. Poppie Nienaber is 21 jaar oud, en sy werk in die Haberdashery- afdeling in Mr Cristal se algemene handelaar op Bethlehem. Saam met haar ouer sussie, Anna, woon hulle in tant Nelie se losieshuis in die straat af, en haar broer Jannie kom kuier gereeld op ’n Sondagmiddag, sedeprekies en al. Poppie weet daar is geheime in die familie waarvan sy niks weet nie, en dat Sussie Anna dinge van haar weghou. Party goed onthou sy vaagweg, soos haar ma wat staan en strykwerk doen, die skroeireuk van ’n stryklaken wat hang in die lug. Dis wanneer Poppie besluit om haar eie potjie te gaan krap op Senekal dat dinge stadig in plek begin val. En dis nie lank hierna nie dat sy die spoorwegklerk Frikkie Bredenkamp ontmoet

Alles begin met Anna is losweg gebaseer op die skrywer se eie familiegeskiedenis. Die roman vertel ’n roerende verhaal oor drie geslagte heen, van voor die Anglo-Boereoorlog tot die aanloop en gebeure van die Tweede Węreldoorlog.

Hellbent (Hardcover): Gregg Hurwitz Hellbent (Hardcover)
Gregg Hurwitz 1
R300 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R44 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

EVAN SMOAK, THE HERO OF ORPHAN X and THE NOWHERE MAN, must save and protect his old mentor Jack.'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' LEE CHILD To some he is Orphan X. Others know him as the Nowhere Man. But to veteran spymaster Jack Johns he will always be a boy named Evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top secret programme designed to turn him into a deadly weapon. Jack became his instructor, mentor, teacher and guardian. Because for all the dangerous skills he instilled in his young charge, he also cared for Evan like a son. And now Jack needs Evan's help. The Orphan programme hid dark secrets. Now those with blood on their hands want every trace of it gone. And they will stop at nothing to make sure that Jack and Evan go with it. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: to find and protect the programme's last recruit. And to stay alive long enough to uncover the shocking truth ...'WEAPONS-GRADE THRILLER WRITING FROM A MODERN MASTER' The Guardian 'A RIVAL TO REACHER' The Independent

Fools and Mortals (Hardcover): Bernard Cornwell Fools and Mortals (Hardcover)
Bernard Cornwell
R461 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R113 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Light It Up (Hardcover): Nick Petrie Light It Up (Hardcover)
Nick Petrie
R431 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R103 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Women in the Castle (Paperback): Jessica Shattuck The Women in the Castle (Paperback)
Jessica Shattuck
R276 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R64 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Girl in Green (Paperback): Derek B. Miller The Girl in Green (Paperback)
Derek B. Miller
R244 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R56 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Hunting the Eagles (Paperback): Ben Kane Hunting the Eagles (Paperback)
Ben Kane 1
R318 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R87 (27%) Within 7 - 12 working days

AN ARMY DEFEATED AD 14: Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania. Although the bones of 15,000 soldiers now moulder in the Teutoburg Forest, not all the Romans were slain in the bloody ambush. A CENTURION OUT FOR VENGEANCE - Demoted, battle-scarred and hell-bent on revenge, Centurion Tullus and his legionaries begin their fightback. Ranged against them is the charismatic chieftan Arminius, who is gathering thousands of hostile tribesmen, and determined to crush the Romans for a second time. AN EAGLE RECOVERED - The eagle belonging to Tullus' old legion is still in enemy hands, but as the Romans' reprisals take their army deep into German tribal lands, he remains convinced that it is within reach. But Arminius and his warriors are perilously close. As battle begins, Tullus and his comrades know they must fight as never before - just to stay alive...

Moonglow (Paperback): Michael Chabon Moonglow (Paperback)
Michael Chabon 1
R224 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R73 (33%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A Telegraph Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book of the Year * A Washington Post Book of the Year * A Wall Street Journal Book of the Year * A Slate Book of the Year `Probably Chabon's greatest, a piece of sustained writing that will be hard to see outdone in 2017' The Times `Entirely sure footed, propulsive, the work of a master at his very best. The brilliance of Moonglow stands as a strident defence of the form itself, a bravura demonstration of the endless mutability and versatility of the novel' Observer `The world, like the Tower of Babel or my grandmother's deck of cards, was made out of stories, and it was always on the verge of collapse.' Moonglow unfolds as a deathbed confession. An old man, his tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, his memory stirred by the imminence of death, tells stories to his grandson, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried. Why did he try to strangle a former business partner with a telephone cord? What was he thinking when he and a buddy set explosives on a bridge in Washington, D.C.? What did he feel while he hunted down Wernher von Braun in Germany? And what did he see in the young girl he met in Baltimore after returning home from the war? From the Jewish slums of pre-war Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of a New York prison, from the heyday of the space programme to the twilight of `the American Century', Moonglow collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week.

Death at Nuremberg (Hardcover): W.E.B. Griffin, William E Butterworth Death at Nuremberg (Hardcover)
W.E.B. Griffin, William E Butterworth
R485 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R118 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Emma Se Oorlog (Afrikaans, Paperback): Lien Roux-de Jager Emma Se Oorlog (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Lien Roux-de Jager
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Within 10 - 15 working days

Dis 1899 en alles dui daarop dat oorlog tussen Boer en Brit onafwendbaar is. Emma moet kies tussen twee mans, die een ’n jeugvriend en die ander ’n joernalis wat vir die vyand werk. Daarom moet sy eintlik ook vir of teen haar volk kies. Is haar liefde sterk genoeg om die oorlog te oorleef en regverdig dit die opoffering wat sy moet maak vir hierdie opwindende, Boheemse man? Emma volg haar hart en verlaat die Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek voor die oorlog begin om haar in Engeland te vestig saam met die man van haar drome. Kort voor lank besef sy dat mense nie altyd is wat hulle voorgee om te wees nie. Na ’n traumatiese paar jaar in die buiteland keer sy terug na haar oorlogsgeteisterde vaderland. Sy besluit dat sy alles in haar vermoe sal doen om haar mense hulle versplinterde lewe te help heelmaak.

The Colonial Conquest - The Confines of the Shadow Volume I (Hardcover): Alessandro Spina The Colonial Conquest - The Confines of the Shadow Volume I (Hardcover)
Alessandro Spina; Translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely
R454 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R113 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The first volume of a modern classic about the colonization of Libya, particularly the port city of Benghazi--and the author's American publishing debut. An ambitious historical epic reminiscent of Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy and Amitav Ghosh's NY Times bestselling Ibis Trilogy This translation is the first in English and was published in the UK in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim Winner of Italy's prestigious Premio Bagutta Prize Translator is an acclaimed poet, critic, and translator, whose debut poetry collection is forthcoming from Penguin in 2017. A recent translation of his was awarded a Writers in Translation award by English PEN. He is based in L.A.

Rang in Der Staten Rij (Afrikaans, Paperback): Dot Serfontein Rang in Der Staten Rij (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Dot Serfontein
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Within 10 - 15 working days

Dis 1899 en die begin van die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Vir Frank Ingram, sy beste vriend Michal Ras en die se verloofde Kath Rouwenhorst begin dit in Oktober tydens 'n swierige verjaardagparty in die Boland. Vir Frank, 'n student in die teologie wat sy studies staak om te gaan veg, is dit ook die begin van 'n innerlike stryd wat hom afspeel rondom die absurditeite en ontnugtering van die oorlog. Later sal Frank homself afvra of die geweld van oorlog 'n sluimerende behoefte aan wreedheid in hom bevredig. En uiteindelik kom die vraag: Wat was die werklike uitwerking van die oorlog? Die titel van hierdie ontroerende roman kom uit die ou Vrystaatse volkslied waarvan die eerste strofe lui: Heft Burgers ’t lied der vrijheid aan / En zingt ons eigen volksbestaan! / Van vreemde banden vrij, / Bekleedt ons klein gemenebest, // Op orde, wet en recht gevest, / Rang in der staten rij.

Ravenspur - Rise of the Tudors (Hardcover): Conn Iggulden Ravenspur - Rise of the Tudors (Hardcover)
Conn Iggulden
R436 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R103 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Oathbringer - Book Three of the Stormlight Archive (Paperback, International ed.): Brandon Sanderson Oathbringer - Book Three of the Stormlight Archive (Paperback, International ed.)
Brandon Sanderson 1
R327 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R89 (27%) Within 7 - 12 working days
By Blood Divided (Paperback): James Heneage By Blood Divided (Paperback)
James Heneage 1
R205 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R31 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'Wonderful history, adventure and a heart-breaking love story are brought thrillingly to life' - Kate Mosse 'A dramatic read from the very outset' - Simon Scarrow DESTINY, INHERITANCE, THE WORLD SHIFTING FROM EAST TO WEST. THIS IS AN EPIC NOVEL SET IN AN AGE OF DRAMATIC CHANGE. Siward, scion of a great dynasty, commands the Varangian Guard and has vowed to defend the Roman Empire to the last. Makkim, renowned general to Ottoman rule, has vowed to destroy it.They are enemies in war, but unknown to them, they are also rivals to inherit one of Europe's greatest fortunes. Even worse, they are competing for the love of the same woman.Their vast inheritance lies in Venice, as does the famous courtesan they both love. She is the reason they will find themselves fighting on the walls of Constantinople, in one of the most dramatic sieges in history.

Tom Clancy Power and Empire (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Marc Cameron Tom Clancy Power and Empire (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Marc Cameron
R529 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R132 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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