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The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain (Paperback): John Boyne The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain (Paperback)
John Boyne 4
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) In stock

When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.

Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler’s wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.

Passenger (Paperback): Alexandra Bracken Passenger (Paperback)
Alexandra Bracken 1
R192 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R36 (19%) Within 6 - 13 working days

New York City, present day... In one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home.

The Atlantic, 1776... Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom.

The Edges of the World... Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But as Etta plays deeper into the Ironwoods' game, treacherous forces threaten to separate her not only from Nicholas, but from her path home - for ever.

Far From Home - The Sisters of Street Child (Paperback): Berlie Doherty Far From Home - The Sisters of Street Child (Paperback)
Berlie Doherty 1
R165 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R32 (19%) Within 6 - 13 working days

The sisters of STREET CHILD tell their story...A companion novel to bestselling story of orphan Jim Jarvis set in Victorian England. When Jim Jarvis is separated from his sisters, Lizzie and Emily, he thinks he will never see them again. Now for the first time, the bestselling author of STREET CHILD reveals what happened to his orphaned sisters. In Victorian London, Lizzie and Emily are left in the care of a cook but their story takes them to the mills of northern England. There, under the keen eyes of the mill owners, the girls are made to work in harsh conditions and any chance of escape is sorely tempting...An incredible new STREET CHILD story based on the true experiences of Victorian mill girls.

Krygsperd (Afrikaans, Paperback): Michael Morpurgo Krygsperd (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Michael Morpurgo; Translated by Kobus Geldenhuys
R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 In stock

Krygsperd (War Horse in die oorspronklike Engels) vertel die aangrypende verhaal van die dapper Joey, 'n perd wat in 1914 verkoop word en kort daarna as oorlogsperd in die middel van die choas en ontbering van die Eerste Wereldoorlog beland. Die boek het aanleiding gegee tot Steven Spielberg se gewilde gelyknamige rolprent, wat in 2011 op die grootskerm vrygestel is.

Lafras Cuyper in Venesie: Boek 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Karl Kielblock Lafras Cuyper in Venesie: Boek 6 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Karl Kielblock
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Within 10 - 15 working days

Karl Kielblock het verskeie boeke geskryf, waaronder die Lafras Cuyper-reeks baie bekend is en wyd versamel word. Dit handel oor seeavonture in diens van twee oorlogvoerende moondhede vroeg in die 19de eeu. Hierdie is die sesde boek in die reeks, propvol opwinding, spanning en avontuur! n Besoek aan Venesie dit is n droom wat waar word vir die beroemde kaperkaptein Lafras Cuyper. Die droom word egter ru onderbreek toe Lafras een aand in die donker stegies aangeval word. Voor hy die raaisel oor die aanval kan oplos, roep Napoleon hom terug na Parys. Lafras moet Venesie verlaat en ook die aanvallige Justina, wat sy hart so gou verower het. Hy moet met die Turkse goewerneur gaan onderhandel oor drie Franse offisiere wat as gyselaars aangehou word. Tussendeur al die lewensgevaarlike avonture, verskyn die beeld van Justina kort-kort voor Lafras. Hy moet haar weer sien. Hy moet weer terugkeer na Venesie en sy aanvallers. Die verhaal van Lafras Cuyper is op feite gebaseer.

Lemons (Hardcover): Melissa Savage Lemons (Hardcover)
Melissa Savage
R302 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R67 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Pearl in the Attic (Paperback): Karen McCombie The Pearl in the Attic (Paperback)
Karen McCombie 1
R165 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R32 (19%) Within 6 - 13 working days

When Scarlet's grandma goes into a retirement home, she must sort through her belongings in the cramped flat above a shop in Crouch End, north London. Here Scarlet comes across a real treasure: a novel that Gran wrote, imagining the life of a girl just like Scarlet, who once upon a time lived in the flat and worked in a cake shop downstairs. But as Scarlet reads about Ruby's life in Victorian London, she begins to realise this is no piece of fiction - Ruby was real! A real life, facing real danger - and a mystery that unravels to the present day.

The Island at the End of Everything (Paperback): Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Island at the End of Everything (Paperback)
Kiran Millwood Hargrave 1
R159 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R40 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants - including her mother - have leprosy. Ami loves her home - with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion is all she has ever known. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave. Banished across the sea, she's desperate to return, and finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it's too late?

The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts - Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune,... The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts - Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate (Hardcover)
Avi
R302 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R67 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan (Hardcover): Patricia Bailey The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan (Hardcover)
Patricia Bailey
R301 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R67 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Armstrong and Charlie (Hardcover): Steven B Frank Armstrong and Charlie (Hardcover)
Steven B Frank
R299 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R67 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Murder Among the Stars (Hardcover): Adam Shankman, Laura L. Sullivan Murder Among the Stars (Hardcover)
Adam Shankman, Laura L. Sullivan
R320 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R71 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Ten - A Soccer Story (Hardcover): Shamini Flint Ten - A Soccer Story (Hardcover)
Shamini Flint
R302 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R67 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Elephant Thief (Paperback): Jane Kerr The Elephant Thief (Paperback)
Jane Kerr 1
R161 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R40 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

When pickpocket Danny accidentally bids for Maharajah the elephant at an Edinburgh auction, he's swept up on an unforgettable journey. His new employer, a zookeeper, transforms Danny into a bejewelled Indian prince. As he rides Maharajah from Scotland to his new home in England, even Queen Victoria follows their journey with delight. But a rival zookeeper wagers on their failure, and soon Danny's shady connections threaten to overturn the mission ...

Freedom Over Me - Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Hardcover): Ashley Bryan Freedom Over Me - Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Hardcover)
Ashley Bryan; Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
R324 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R70 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
I Love You, Michael Collins (Hardcover): Lauren Baratz-Logsted I Love You, Michael Collins (Hardcover)
Lauren Baratz-Logsted
R297 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R67 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Oorlogswinter (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jan Terlouw Oorlogswinter (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jan Terlouw; Translated by Daniel Hugo
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Within 10 - 15 working days

Dit is die yskoue winter van 1944/1945. Die Tweede Wereldoorlog woed nog en Nederland ly onder die Duitse besetting. Die 15-jarige Michiel kan nie wag tot hy oud genoeg is om aan die ondergrondse versetsbeweging deel te neem nie. Wanneer Dirk, hulle bure se seun, hom vra om 'n brief af te lewer voel hy dat hy uiteindelik ernstig opgeneem word. Maar Dirk word gearresteer en die persoon aan wie hy die brief moet besorg, word deur die Duitsers doodgeskiet. Gaan Michiel die brief oopmaak en die verantwoordelikheid van die opdrag daarin aanvaar?

Serafina And The Splintered Heart (Paperback): Robert Beatty Serafina And The Splintered Heart (Paperback)
Robert Beatty 1
R154 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R42 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Venture into the magical and mystical world of Serafina and the Splintered Heart - the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and Goodreads Choice Awards finalist, Serafina and the Black Cloak and Serafina and the Twisted Staff In the highly anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery about herself and the destiny that awaits her. It's set to be her most formidable challenge yet. A beguiling book for children aged 9 years and up ...Robert Beatty is the debut and New York Times bestselling author of the magical and mystery book for children Serafina and the Black Cloak and its enchanting sequel Serafina and the Twisted Staff. He lives in the forested Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his wife and three daughters (and four cats, four dogs and four horses). robert-beatty.com Perfect for fans of J K Rowling, Abi Elphinstone, Robin Stevens and Jennifer Bell.

Town Is by the Sea (Hardcover): Joanne Schwartz Town Is by the Sea (Hardcover)
Joanne Schwartz; Illustrated by Sydney Smith
R332 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R54 (16%) Within 7 - 15 working days
The Eagle's Quill (Hardcover): Sarah L Thomson The Eagle's Quill (Hardcover)
Sarah L Thomson
R296 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R67 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Crossing Ebenezer Creek (Hardcover): Tonya Bolden Crossing Ebenezer Creek (Hardcover)
Tonya Bolden
R318 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R71 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Making Bombs for Hitler (Hardcover): Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Making Bombs for Hitler (Hardcover)
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
R310 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R71 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Beyond the Bright Sea (Hardcover): Lauren Wolk Beyond the Bright Sea (Hardcover)
Lauren Wolk
R302 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R66 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Inquisitor's Tale - Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (Hardcover): Adam Gidwitz The Inquisitor's Tale - Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (Hardcover)
Adam Gidwitz; Illustrated by Hatem Aly
R331 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R77 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

An exciting and hilarious new medieval adventure about history, religion . . . and farting dragons, from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm.

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead.

As the narrator collects their tales, the story of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.

Their adventures take them on a chase through France to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned. They re taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. And as their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.

Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Featuring manuscript illuminations throughout by illustrator Hatem Aly and filled with Adam s trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor's Taleis bold storytelling that s richly researched and adventure-packed.

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming (Hardcover): J. Anderson Coats The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming (Hardcover)
J. Anderson Coats
R295 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R68 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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