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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 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R48 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

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
R172 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R49 (28%) Within 7 - 12 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.

The Inquisitor's Tale - Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (Paperback): Adam Gidwitz The Inquisitor's Tale - Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (Paperback)
Adam Gidwitz; Illustrated by Hatem Aly
R166 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R33 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Sky Chasers (Paperback): Emma Carroll Sky Chasers (Paperback)
Emma Carroll 1
R156 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R50 (32%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon - in front of the King and Queen of France.

The Peculiars (Paperback): Kieran Larwood The Peculiars (Paperback)
Kieran Larwood 1
R147 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R51 (35%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Peculiars are a band of misfits, trapped in a nightly Victorian sideshow. There's Wolfgirl, Sheba; Sister Moon, who can move at the speed of light; and Monkey Boy, ace climber and human stink bomb. But during the day, in a world of childsnatchers, grave robbers and dastardly doctors, they solve the mysteries no one else cares about - including why London's poorest children are being snatched from the banks of the Thames ...

Wartime Princess (Paperback): Valerie Wilding Wartime Princess (Paperback)
Valerie Wilding 1
R144 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R41 (28%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In 1939, on a royal tour of Dartmouth Naval College, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) meets the dashing Prince Philip of Greece. Immediately they begin a correspondence, as war breaks out across Europe, where Philip is sent to serve in the Navy. Elizabeth convinces her father the King, despite his reservations, to allow her to sign up to the war effort and joins the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. Serving her country, driving trucks and fixing cars, Elizabeth wonders, will she ever see her prince again...?

The Princess and the Suffragette (Hardcover): Holly Webb The Princess and the Suffragette (Hardcover)
Holly Webb 1
R235 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R82 (35%) Within 7 - 12 working days

It is 1913, nine years after the end of A Little Princess saw Sara Crewe escape Miss Minchin's orphanage. Lottie, the smallest girl from the original story, learns about the Suffragette movement from Sara, who returns to visit from time to time. Soon Lottie finds herself sneaking out of the orphanage to attend a demonstration, in defiance of her cold, distant father. A father who has a secret to hide about her own missing mother... It's a story about lost mothers turning up in unexpected situations, the power of friendship and female empowerment.

I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (Paperback): Lauren Tarshis I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (Paperback)
Lauren Tarshis; Contributions by Scott Dawson
R76 R58 Discovery Miles 580 Save R18 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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.

Checked (Hardcover): Cynthia Kadohata Checked (Hardcover)
Cynthia Kadohata
R261 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R59 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Strange Star (Hardcover): Emma Carroll Strange Star (Hardcover)
Emma Carroll
R270 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R58 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Hardscrabble (Hardcover): Sandra Dallas Hardscrabble (Hardcover)
Sandra Dallas
R243 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R55 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Island at the End of Everything (Paperback): Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Island at the End of Everything (Paperback)
Kiran Millwood Hargrave 1
R156 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R50 (32%) Within 7 - 12 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?

Mollie On The March (Paperback): Anna Carey Mollie On The March (Paperback)
Anna Carey
R170 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R30 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Mollie Carberry is a suffragette! Well, sort of. Mollie and her best friend Nora have been bravely fighting for women's rights - even though no one else really knows about it. But when they hear a big protest is being planned, they know they have to take part. If only they didn't have to worry about Nora's terrible cousin, her awful brother and her neighbour's very annoying dog ... An engaging story about a strong and intelligent girl fighting for the right for women to vote. WHEN DID IRISH WOMEN GET THE VOTE? The Representation of the People Act 1918 became law on 6 February 1918. It gave the vote to virtually all men over 21, and women over 30 who met certain requirements. In November 1918 an act was passed which enabled women to stand for parliament in the forthcoming elections. The only woman to win a seat in parliament across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in December 1918 was Constance Markievicz, who was elected by the people of south Dublin but who did not take her seat. In 1922, the new Irish Free State gave the vote to all women over 21, finally giving Irish women the same voting rights as Irish men.

Alone in the Trenches (Paperback): Vince Cross Alone in the Trenches (Paperback)
Vince Cross
R103 R73 Discovery Miles 730 Save R30 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

I Was There...is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There...Alone in the Trenches tells the incredible true story of a young girl lost in the trenches and how the soldiers she met there helped her find her family. Brilliantly reimagined by My Story author, Vince Cross, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of WWI. Released to coincide with major WWI centenary commemorations throughout the UK.

Tess of the Road (Hardcover): Rachel Hartman Tess of the Road (Hardcover)
Rachel Hartman
R302 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R65 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Witchborn (Paperback): Nicholas Bowling Witchborn (Paperback)
Nicholas Bowling 1
R158 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R39 (25%) Within 7 - 12 working days

It's 1577. When her mother is burned at the stake for witchcraft, Alyce flees to London. But it isn't just witchfinders she has to worry about. Powerful political forces are also on her trail, dragging her into the feud between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. As Alyce struggles to understand her own powers, she is drawn into a web of secrets, lies and dark magic that will change the fate of England ...

A Prickly Problem: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet (Hardcover): Jacqueline Kelly A Prickly Problem: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet (Hardcover)
Jacqueline Kelly
R251 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R36 (14%) Preorder
Survival Tails: The Titanic (Hardcover): Katrina Charman Survival Tails: The Titanic (Hardcover)
Katrina Charman
R257 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R68 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Pets face danger on the Titanic in the first thrilling installment of the Survival Tails, perfect for readers of the I Survived and Ranger in Time series!

When loyal dog Mutt discovers that his owner and best friend Alice is set to board the RMS Titanic without him, he is determined to follow her across the ocean. With the help of King Leon the rat, Mutt sneaks aboard, but it isn't long before the Captain's cat, Clara, discovers the stowaway. Reluctantly, Clara agrees to help Mutt find Alice, on the condition that he help her look after a trio of abandoned kittens she found in a lifeboat. But when the unthinkable happens and the so-called unsinkable ship hits an iceberg, Mutt and his new friends have to race against the clock to reunite with their humans--and to survive.

Survival Tails: The Titanic is the first in a series of heart-stopping, action-packed, animal-starring adventure stories that will captivate and educate young readers.

Road to War (Paperback): Valerie Wilding Road to War (Paperback)
Valerie Wilding 1
R143 R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Save R41 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

It's 1917 and the Great War rages in Europe. When Daffy Rowntree's brother goes missing in action she refuses to sit safely in England, and determines to do something to help win the war. Soon she finds herself in the mud and horror of the battlefields of France, driving an ambulance transporting the wounded of the trenches...

The Mad Wolf's Daughter (Hardcover): Diane Magras The Mad Wolf's Daughter (Hardcover)
Diane Magras
R258 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R59 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Mapping the Bones (Hardcover): Jane Yolen Mapping the Bones (Hardcover)
Jane Yolen
R280 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R62 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Wave Me Goodbye (Paperback): Jacqueline Wilson Wave Me Goodbye (Paperback)
Jacqueline Wilson; Illustrated by Nick Sharratt; Designed by Nick Sharratt 1
R160 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R28 (18%) Within 4 - 8 working days

September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on `a little holiday'. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie - and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

The Lie Tree (Paperback): Frances Hardinge The Lie Tree (Paperback)
Frances Hardinge 1
R172 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R30 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015.

The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.

Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.

The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .

The Buried Crown (Paperback): Ally Sherrick The Buried Crown (Paperback)
Ally Sherrick 1
R155 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R37 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

It's World War Two and Britain is on the brink of invasion. Londoner George has been sent to live in in the countryside while his brother and guardian, Charlie, fights overseas. But the war is closer than he thinks. An ancient burial ground nearby contains a priceless treasure, a magical Anglo-Saxon crown Hitler is desperate to possess. Alongside Kitty, the granddaughter of a Jewish archaeologist, George must find and protect the crown from the Nazi invaders before it's too late ...

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