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Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback): Hedley Twidle Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback)
Hedley Twidle 1
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 In stock

This collection brims with the imaginative, informative and comic personal narratives of Hedley Twidle. Twidle brings a sense of lightness, play and comedy to subjects that are often dealt with in predictable or self-righteous ways.

It chronicles South Africa during the ‘second transition’ – one in which the foundations of the post-apartheid settlement are being shaken and questioned in all kinds of ways.

Now We Are 40 - Whatever Happened To Generation X? (Hardcover): Tiffanie Darke Now We Are 40 - Whatever Happened To Generation X? (Hardcover)
Tiffanie Darke 3
R407 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R94 (23%) In stock

What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers - but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we still cool?

Generation X? Remember them? The kids who believed they'd never grow up. The generation Douglas Coupland immortalised in his novel of the same name. The wry, knowing navel-gazers obsessed with cool and being cool who today are sandwiched between the boomers of the 60s and the millennials. Gen X'ers came of age against a backdrop of Britpop and the Spice Girls, Tarantino and Pulp Fiction, Madchester and the Stone Roses, acid house and rave, super clubs, Ministry and Cream. They holidayed in Ibiza high on hooch and E and never ever believed there'd be a comedown. So whatever happened to them? We turned 40. And as Tiffanie Darke points out in this witty exploration of the generation who defied generalisation, we're not handling it all that well...

Where once we wore floaty skirts and Doc Martins, now we're sporting Scandi fashion and 'interesting' trainers. We still party in Ibiza but now bodyboard in Cornwall. Where once mixtapes were the ultimate mating call, now we take selfies and swap Spotify playlists - all the while conspicuously wearing large Dr Beats headphones and casually leaving old packets of Kingsize Rizla lying round our open plan kitchens. More to the point, Gen X are now in charge. In government, in business and the creative industries. The most anti-establishment of generations has now become the establishment. But as tech overtakes the arts as society's great shaping force, Tiffanie ponders - does cool and its pursuit still matter?

If Gen X had it sorted, gave us Barack Obama and downward facing dogs, why is stress the new flu? Why are we working not for love anymore - or cool - but to avoid negative equity and depleting pension pots? In Now We Are 40, Tiffanie interviews some of the most iconic Gen X'ers such as Pearl Lowe, Richard Reed and Blur's bassist Alex James to look at how Gen X live their life in between being young and old, and how it feels to want to burn down the establishment only to realise that now you are the establishment.

Writing What We Like - A New Generation Speaks (Paperback): Yolisa Qunta Writing What We Like - A New Generation Speaks (Paperback)
Yolisa Qunta 1
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 In stock

"We still dream, but the innocence of the promise of freedom is lost."

From the serious to the lighthearted, this book presents a snapshot of what smart young South Africans think about living in South Africa today. From black tax and whitesplaining, all the way to hip hop and kinky sex, it is provocative, fearlessly honest, and often very funny. Shaka Sisulu tackles being black and privileged, Simphiwe Dana pleads for mother tongue education, Yolisa Qunta shares lessons learnt from taking the taxi, while David Kau, Loyiso Gola and Sivuyile Ngesi provide comic relief.

Writing What We Like will spark debates in workplaces, in bars, and around the dinner table both in ekasi and in the suburbs for some time to come.

How Star Wars Conquered The Universe - The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Paperback): Chris... How Star Wars Conquered The Universe - The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Paperback)
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R248 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R38 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country?

Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe built by George Lucas and hundreds of writers, artists, producers, and marketers, Chris Taylor jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how Star Wars has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long.

Melk Die Heilige Koeie - Van Baarde En Banting Tot Zupta En Zol (Afrikaans, Paperback): Deon Maas Melk Die Heilige Koeie - Van Baarde En Banting Tot Zupta En Zol (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Deon Maas
R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 In stock

Skreeusnaaks en uittartend soos net Deon Maas kan.

In hierdie boek ontsien Maas niks of niemand nie. Hy skryf onbeskaamd en doodeerlik oor allerlei eg Suid-Afrikaanse heilige koeie. Afrikaans op kampusse, selfies, baarde, banting, die Guptas en die sogenaamde Stellenbosch Mafia loop deur onder die uitgesproke skrywer se skerp pen. Sy blatante eerlikheid oor alles van mans se “menere” tot Julius Malema, gay huwelike en NG-dominees is verfrissend.

Dit is vlymskerp, omstrede en onvergeetlik.

Sneakers (Hardcover): Howie Kahn, Alex French, Rodrigo Corral Sneakers (Hardcover)
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R415 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R94 (23%) Within 8 - 15 working days

An absolute necessity for design devotees and sneakerheads of all ages. Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the creative energy, innovation, collaboration, and visionary intelligence behind the cultural phenomenon of sneakers. This beautifully illustrated book features over 270 pages of photos and interviews with industry gurus, sports legends and celebrities in a stunning package created by celebrated designer Rodrigo Corral. The book's carefully curated list of participants takes readers to the centre of the action. Jim Riswold dishes on making commercials with Michael Jordan. Adidas's Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler get philosophical about their star collaborator, Kanye West. Nike's legendary Tinker Hatfield takes a glimpse into the future. Professional tennis player Serena Williams shares an exclusive reveal. And much, much more. Sneakers is an absolute must-have for sneaker lovers and anyone who is interested in design, creative process, street culture, branding, entrepreneurship, art and fashion.

People at Work: The Rock Star (Ladybird for Grown-Ups) (Hardcover): Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris People at Work: The Rock Star (Ladybird for Grown-Ups) (Hardcover)
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R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

*A HILARIOUS, BRAND NEW BOOK IN THE PHENOMENAL LADYBIRDS FOR GROWN UPS SERIES FOR AUTUMN 2017*People at Work: The Rock Star - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Other new titles for Autumn 2017:How it Works: The BrotherHow it Works: The SisterHow it Works: The Baby The Ladybird Book of the ExThe Ladybird Book of the NerdThe Ladybird Book of the New YouThe Ladybird Book of BallsThe Ladybird Book of the Big Night OutThe Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night InA Ladybird First Grown-Up Picture BookPrevious titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The HusbandHow it Works: The WifeHow it Works: The MumHow it Works: The DadThe Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life CrisisThe Ladybird Book of the HangoverThe Ladybird Book of MindfulnessThe Ladybird Book of the ShedThe Ladybird Book of DatingThe Ladybird Book of the HipsterHow it Works: The StudentHow it Works: The CatHow it Works: The DogHow it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of Red TapeThe Ladybird Book of the People Next DoorThe Ladybird Book of the SickieThe Ladybird Book of the Zombie ApocalypseThe Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

The Jacksons - Legacy (Hardcover): The Jacksons, Fred Bronson The Jacksons - Legacy (Hardcover)
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R666 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R126 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Zendoodle Calm - Stress-Free Pattern Play for Relaxation (Paperback): Felicity French, Lauren Farnsworth Zendoodle Calm - Stress-Free Pattern Play for Relaxation (Paperback)
Felicity French, Lauren Farnsworth
R211 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R50 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Selfie Generation - How Our Self Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture (Hardcover): Alicia... The Selfie Generation - How Our Self Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture (Hardcover)
Alicia Eler
R444 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R109 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Author is the perfect person to write this: Her coverage of selfie culture has been featured in New York Magazine and the Washington Post. She has been cited and featured as an expert or contributor in Buzzfeed, Daily Dot, Daily Mail, Gawker, Psychology Today, Vice magazine and many others and she has contacts and relationships with people at those publications. 4k Twitter followers. The first book to fully delve into the cultural and social meaning behind selfies and related forms of digital media and communication. Explores issues of privacy, consent, authenticity, media, and sexuality through social media and digital communication. Stands apart from titles like Nancy Jo Sales's American Girls and Sherry Turkle's Alone Together by presenting a positive vision of selfies, social media, and using them to communicate and create a personal identity.

The Costume Making Guide - Creating Armor & Props for Cosplay (Paperback): Svetlana Quindt The Costume Making Guide - Creating Armor & Props for Cosplay (Paperback)
Svetlana Quindt
R407 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R94 (23%) In stock

Bring your cosplay dreams to life with your own two hands! The Best Cosplay Tutorial Guide Ever! Get ready to impress ordinary mortals with your superhuman costume-making skills. You can do it no matter what your experience level with this, the first full step-by-step technique book on cosplay--with no sewing! Internationally known cosplayer Kamui Cosplay (a.k.a. Svetlana Quindt) shows you how to easily create elaborate costumes and successful props out of items available at your local arts and craft or hardware stores: turn foam into a realistic axe, create a breastplate from scratch and use a glue gun to modify just about anything. You will even learn the best and most accessible techniques for working with specialty cosplay materials such as Worbla! Packed with more than 30 step-by-step demonstrations that teach the skills you need to bring all your favorite characters to life no matter the genre, Kamui Cosplay deconstructs the work that goes into making a complete costume, from the first thought to the final photo. Tutorials cover design planning, fabricating body armor, 3D painting techniques and more. Best of all, you can adapt every lesson to use in all future fandom projects spanning video games, books, anime, movies and even your own original characters! Includes: How to choose a costume and find good reference art A short shopping list of necessary materials and tools for beginning cosplayers Basic safety tips A beautiful photo gallery featuring inspiring images from other cosplayers Next steps--how to grow your workshop, take professional photos, participate in contests and join the cosplay community

Tarantino: A Retrospective (Hardcover): Tom Shone Tarantino: A Retrospective (Hardcover)
Tom Shone
R778 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R217 (28%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Wonder Woman: Ambassador of Truth (Hardcover): Signe Bergstrom Wonder Woman: Ambassador of Truth (Hardcover)
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R706 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R156 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A gorgeous, authorized celebration of one of the most popular and enduring Super Heroes of all time-Wonder Woman-that chronicles the life and times of this pop-culture phenomenon and image of women's strength and power, from her origins and role as a founding member of the Justice League to her evolution in television and film."As lovely as Aphrodite-as wise as Athena-with the speed of Mercury and the strength of Hercules-she is known only as Wonder Woman, but who she is, or whence she came, nobody knows!"-All-Star Comics #8 (December 1941-January 1942)Created by William Moulton Marston and introduced at the beginning of America's involvement in World War II, Wonder Woman-the fierce warrior and diplomat armed with bulletproof Bracelets of Victory, a golden tiara, and a Lasso of Truth-has been a pop-culture icon and one of the most enduring symbols of feminism for more than seventy-five years. Wonder Woman: Ambassador of Truth now tells the complete illustrated story of this iconic character's creative journey. Signe Bergstrom examines Wonder Woman's diverse media representations from her wartime comic book origins to today's feature films, and explores the impact she has had on women's rights and empowerment and the fight for peace, justice, and equality across the globe.Wonder Woman: Ambassador of Truth brings together a breathtaking collage of images-from the DC comic books, the 1970s-era television show starring Lynda Carter, her numerous animated appearances, the June 2017 Wonder Woman feature film called "the best DC universe film yet", and the November 2017 film Justice League. Fully authorized by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this lush full-color compendium features inserts and exclusive interactives, and illuminating interviews and anecdotes from key artists, writers, and personalities involved in bringing Wonder Woman to life across the years.WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) DC Comics. (s17)

It's Messy - On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women (Hardcover): Amanda De Cadenet It's Messy - On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women (Hardcover)
Amanda De Cadenet
R491 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R120 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Vicky Pattison Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format (Calendar): Vicky Pattison Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format (Calendar)
R289 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R24 (8%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Greatest Brick Builds - Amazing Creations in Lego (Hardcover): Nathan Sawaya The Greatest Brick Builds - Amazing Creations in Lego (Hardcover)
Nathan Sawaya
R368 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R57 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Crochet Star Wars Characters: Lucy Collin Crochet Star Wars Characters
Lucy Collin
R305 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R59 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
How to Think - A Survival Guide for a World at Odds (Hardcover): Alan Jacobs How to Think - A Survival Guide for a World at Odds (Hardcover)
Alan Jacobs
R401 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R99 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Mute - A Visual Document (Hardcover): Daniel Miller, Terry Burrows Mute - A Visual Document (Hardcover)
Daniel Miller, Terry Burrows
R661 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R136 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'You don't have to be a musician; all you need are the ideas and you can come up with something interesting.' Daniel Miller, founder of Mute Records Mute is one of the most revered and influential indie labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists - ranging from Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Nick Cave's The Birthday Party and Einsturzende Neubauten to Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Laibach and Goldfrapp - it has had an incalculable impact on popular music for forty years. This authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of the label features stunning artwork and photography - much of it previously unseen - and revelatory behind-thescenes insights from those who have worked with the label. Revealing text contributions from key players, together with ground-breaking shots and video stills from lengendary photographers, make this book the definitive chronicle of the iconic label, which today has offices in the USA, UK, Germany and France and an unparalleled reputation worldwide.

The Story of The Face - The Magazine that Changed Culture (Paperback): Paul Gorman The Story of The Face - The Magazine that Changed Culture (Paperback)
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R843 R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Save R176 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Launched by NME editor and Smash Hits creator Nick Logan in 1980, The Face became an icon of "style culture," the benchmark for the latest trends in art, design, fashion, photography, film, and music being defined by a thriving youth culture.The Story of The Face tracks the exciting highs and calamitous lows of the life of the magazine in two parts. Part one focuses on the rise of the magazine in the 1980s, highlighting its striking visual identity--embodied by Neville Brody's era-defining graphic designs, Nick Knight's dramatic fashion photography, and the "Buffalo" styling of Ray Petr-- and its unflinching approach to journalism. Contributors included a host of writers who subsequently made their impact in the wider world, from Julie Burchill, Robert Elms, Tony Parsons, and James Truman to Jon Savage, Richard Benson, and Sheryl Garratt.Part two shows how in the 1990s, after surviving a disastrous Jason Donovan libel suit, the magazine heralded the post-acid house era of Britpop and Brit Art. However, after the magazine had become the engine of the booming British magazine industry, the end of this decade also saw the eventual demise of The Face. Including an introduction by Dylan Jones, The Story of The Face is an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of one of the 80s and 90s' most influential music and style publications.

Prince Harry: The Inside Story (Hardcover): Duncan Larcombe Prince Harry: The Inside Story (Hardcover)
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R369 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R80 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Prince Henry of Wales has emerged as the unexpected jewel in the crown of the modern British monarchy. Despite his unruly antics, for which he's made headlines all over the world, Harry's popularity rivals that of the Queen herself. Heartthrob and loveable rogue, he has won the public's heart.Duncan Larcombe's insightful and highly entertaining biography of the rebellious royal recalls Harry's Eton days, his military career and his tempestuous love life. Despite a string of exploits (not forgetting the notorious Nazi fancy dress incident), Harry has a mysterious gift. With a twinkle in his eye and natural charm in abundance, he can seemingly withstand even the most scandalous of media storms.Since his military career has ended, all eyes are on Harry wondering what life, career and love have in store for the maverick prince. This is the inside story of how the cheeky teenager has grown and matured into a respected soldier, charitable fundraiser and national figurehead who still retains his reputation as the most entertaining resident of Buckingham Palace.

David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (Hardcover): David Sedaris David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (Hardcover)
David Sedaris; Edited by Jeffrey Jenkins; Introduction by David Sedaris; Foreword by David Sedaris 1
R668 R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Save R185 (28%) Within 10 - 17 working days

In THEFT BY FINDING, David Sedaris opened up his written diaries (and himself) to the world in an unprecedented way. Now, in this illustrated volume, readers will for the first time be able to experience the elaborate, three-dimensional, handmade form that his diaries have always taken. For, in addition to being an unparalleled chronicler of the world around him, Sedaris has always been a keen observer and collector of the art, objects, and ephemera that are part of his visual landscape.A celebration of the odd and unexpected, the beautiful and the ugly, and the humorous and sensitive reflections so familiar to any fan of his writing, DAVID SEDARIS DIARIES (1977-2016): A VISUAL COMPENDIUM offers unique insight into the author's view of the world and stands alone as a striking, collectible volume in itself. Compiled and edited by Sedaris's longtime friend Jeffrey Jenkins, and including interactive components, postcards, and never-before-seen photos and artwork, this is a necessary addition to any Sedaris collection, and will enthrall the author's fans for many years to come.

Cigars: A Guide (Hardcover): Nicholas Foulkes Cigars: A Guide (Hardcover)
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R480 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R80 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The story of cigars. "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Cigar." Evelyn Waugh Exploring not just the extraordinary story of tobacco and cigars but also a history that has been instrumental in the foundations of societies and cultures, Cigars will take you on an astonishing journey through landscapes, scents and an incredible roll call of the great, the good and the not-so good. The cigar has provided solace and a chance for worldly contemplation to generations of thinkers, businessmen, writers, entrepreneurs and connoisseurs. In this elegiac offering to the pinnacles of hand-rolled tobacco, world-renowned expert Nicholas Foulkes guides you through the myths, legends, nuances and delicious realities of the smoke-savouring universe, serving as an introduction for the neophyte and a reference for the connoisseur. "A cigar ought not to be smoked solely with the mouth, but with the hand, the eyes, and with the spirit." Zino Davidoff

Make Your Mind Up (Hardcover): Bethany Mota Make Your Mind Up (Hardcover)
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R340 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R49 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

When Bethany first propped her camera on a stack of books and pressed record in 2009, she didn't realise her life was about to change-forever. After uploading her first video to YouTube at just thirteen years old, Bethany quickly became one of the Internet's go-to beauty, style, and lifestyle vlogger. Since then, she has filmed countless room tours and tutorials, travelled the world, experimented with hundreds of DIYs, designed her own clothing line, gone on an international tour, competed on Dancing with the Stars, and created health, beauty, and wellness content for multiple platforms. But before Bethany found her #MotaFam online, life wasn't looking so great: After being intensely bullied in school, the already shy Bethany retreated further into her shell, suffering from crippling anxiety and a lack of self-confidence she just couldn't shake. From growing up on a dairy farm in small-town Los Banos, California, to figuring out how to overcome anxiety and find her voice, to finally breaking out of her shell and learning to forge her own positive path, Make Your Mind Up is more than just a heartwarming memoir or lifestyle guide-this is a portrait of Bethany's life, exactly how she lives it.

True Detective and Philosophy (Paperback): William Irwin True Detective and Philosophy (Paperback)
William Irwin; Jacob Graham, Tom Sparrow
R262 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R43 (16%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Investigating the trail of philosophical leads in HBO s chilling True Detective series, an elite team of philosophers examine far-reaching riddles including human pessimism, Rust s anti-natalism, the problem of evil, and the flat circle . The first book dedicated to exploring the far-reaching philosophical questions behind the darkly complex and Emmy-nominated HBO True Detective seriesExplores in a fun but insightful way the rich philosophical and existential experiences that arise from this gripping showGives new perspectives on the characters in the series, its storylines, and its themes by investigating core questions such as: Why Life Rather Than Death? Cosmic Horror and Hopeful Pessimism, the Illusion of Self, Noir, Tragedy, Philosopher-Detectives, and much, much moreDraws together an elite team of philosophers to shine new light on why this genre-expanding show has inspired such a fervently questioning fan-base

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