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The Betrayal (Paperback): Kate Furnivall The Betrayal (Paperback)
Kate Furnivall
R290 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R49 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Could you kill someone? Someone you love?

Paris, 1938. This is the story of twin sisters divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret. The drums of war are beating and France is poised, ready to fall. One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite and they both have something to prove and something to hide.

Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage ... and betrayal.

The Boat Runner (Paperback): Devin Murphy The Boat Runner (Paperback)
Devin Murphy
R308 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R126 (41%) Within 7 - 12 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.

Hellbent - Orphan X: Book 3 (Paperback): Gregg Hurwitz Hellbent - Orphan X: Book 3 (Paperback)
Gregg Hurwitz 1
R310 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R110 (35%) In stock

To some he was Orphan X. Others knew him as the Nowhere Man. But to Jack Johns he was a boy named Evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top secret government programme and trained to become a lethal weapon. By Jack. And yet for all the dangerous skill he instilled in his young charge, Jack Jones cared for Evan like a son.

But Jack knew too much about a programme that had gone rotten - he was a loose end that needed to be dealt with. But if you go after the only person who ever treated him like a human being, you can guarantee that the Nowhere Man will be coming for you. Hellbent on making things right...

With Hellbent, Gregg Hurwitz raises the bar again with a masterclass in hi-octane thriller writing.

Dancing The Death Drill (Paperback): Fred Khumalo Dancing The Death Drill (Paperback)
Fred Khumalo 7
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Paris, 1958. A skirmish in a world-famous restaurant leaves two men dead and the restaurant staff baffled. Why did the head waiter, a man who’s been living in France for many years, lunge at his patrons with a knife?

As the man awaits trial, a journalist hounds his long-time friend, hoping to expose the true story behind this unprecedented act of violence.

Gradually, the extraordinary story of Pitso Motaung, a young South African who volunteered to serve with the Allies in the First World War, emerges. Through a tragic twist of fate, Pitso found himself on board the ss Mendi, a ship that sank off the Isle of Wight in February 1917. More than six hundred of his countrymen, mostly black soldiers, lost their lives in a catastrophe that official history largely forgot. One particularly cruel moment from that day will remain etched in Pitso’s mind, resurfacing decades later to devastating effect.

Dancing The Death Drill recounts the life of Pitso Motaung. It is a personal and political tale that spans continents and generations, moving from the battlefields of the Boer War to the front lines in France and beyond. With a captivating blend of pathos and humour, Fred Khumalo brings to life a historical event, honouring both those who perished in the disaster and those who survived.

The Camp Whore (Paperback): Francois Smith The Camp Whore (Paperback)
Francois Smith 1
R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 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 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) 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
R310 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R124 (40%) 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
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Within 7 - 15 working days

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 3
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) 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...

Gelofteland (Afrikaans, Paperback): F.A. Venter Gelofteland (Afrikaans, Paperback)
F.A. Venter
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Within 10 - 15 working days

Rudolf Dreyer en sy gesin steier nog onder die geweld van Moordkoppie. Buks is vermoor. Oupa Helgaardt Dreyer is vermoor. Terwyl hulle probeer herstel van die smart, gaan die laer gebuk onder ander moeilikhede: masels en ’n verwoestende haelstorm. Dit voel vir Rudolf asof die Nuwe Land sy rug op hulle gekeer het. En hy wankel in sy geloof. ’n Hewige konfrontasie met die Zoeloes volg waarin in elke man, vrou, bejaarde en jong kind moet veg. Die Zoeloes word net-net afgeweer, maar dit berei die weg vir die volgende en grootste geveg nog ooit: Die geveg by Bloedrivier.

Die Mannheim-sage 3: Die Goudbaronne (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2de Uitgawe): Lerina Erasmus Die Mannheim-sage 3: Die Goudbaronne (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2de Uitgawe)
Lerina Erasmus 1
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Within 7 - 15 working days

In die finale deel van Die Mannheim-sage woed die spanninge tussen Deborah Mannheim, Karl Mannheim en Kit Malloy steeds. Deborah se verbittering teenoor haar man, Karl, vererger, en daarby word haar liefde vir Kit galsterig met die verloop van die jare. Weens sy onvermoë om sy vrou se liefde te herwin word die lewe vir Karl onuithoudbaar – soveel so dat hy dinge in sy eie hande neem. Maar ook Deborah en Kit dra letsels ná die Boereoorlog: Ten spyte van hul hunkering na mekaar, bly hul liefde onvervuld. Op die vooraand van die Eerste Wêreldoorlog ontmoet Kurt, Deborah se seun, vir Victoria, Kit se dogter. Hulle word verlief en is bereid om die besware van hul families teen te staan. Die spanning bereik ’n breekpunt wanneer hulle in ’n skermutseling in Europa vasval en hul liefde ’n duur prys verg . . .

Wat hou die toekoms vir die Mannheim- en Malloy-families in? En kan Deborah en Kit, dekades ná hulle die eerste keer ontmoet het, uiteindelik versoen raak in hul liefde vir mekaar?

The Moscow Offensive (Hardcover): Dale Brown The Moscow Offensive (Hardcover)
Dale Brown
R493 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R122 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Van kant gemaak (Afrikaans, Paperback): Kris van Steenberge Van kant gemaak (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Kris van Steenberge; Translated by Fanie Olivier
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 In stock

In Belgie loop die negentiende eeu ook ten einde. Elisabeth, die dogter van die smid, trou met die jong dokter, Guillaume Duponselle. Dit sal nie ’n gelukkige huwelik word nie. As Elisabeth agt maande later aan ’n tweeling geboorte skenk, is die eersgeborene ’n pragtige seun, Valentyn. Die tweede kind is so mismaak dat Guillaume weier om hom ’n naam te gee. Tog bly Naamloos lewe. Omdat sy voorkoms sy vader en die dorpenaars ontstel, gaan Naamloos gesluierd deur die lewe. Dan tree die Eerste Wereldoorlog op die toneel. Van kant gemaak vertel ’n broeierige verhaal vol dorpsgefluister. Vir almal verloop die toekoms anders as wat hulle verwag.

The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington (Hardcover): Charles Rosenberg The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington (Hardcover)
Charles Rosenberg
R450 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R111 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Verdun Affair (Hardcover): Nick Dybek The Verdun Affair (Hardcover)
Nick Dybek
R450 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R111 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Die Mannheim-sage 2: Die Goudkewers (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2de Uitgawe): Lerina Erasmus Die Mannheim-sage 2: Die Goudkewers (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2de Uitgawe)
Lerina Erasmus
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Within 7 - 15 working days

Johannesburg dreig om ’n spookdorp te word. Die stad se myne is deurspek met piriet, en op politieke gebied word die fondamente gele vir die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Dit is teen hierdie agtergrond dat die liefdesverhaal van Deborah Mannheim en Kit Malloy afspeel. Maar Deborah sal uiteindelik moet kies: Kies sy haar liefde vir Kit, of eerder die verpligtinge teenoor haar man, Karl, en die skatryk Mannheim-familie, wie se myne skielik haar verantwoordelikheid geword het?

Wildernis (Afrikaans, Paperback): Wilbur Smith Wildernis (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Wilbur Smith
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Within 7 - 15 working days

Die Eerste Wereldoorlog gooi Sean Courtney en die skerpskutter Mark Anders se lot saam toe hulle in die loopgrawe in Frankryk ontmoet. In ’n ongerepte wildernis in Suid-Afrika bereik Mark se verterende liefde vir die eiesinnige Storm Courtney ’n hoogtepunt, terwyl sy bloedige stryd met Sean se vervreemde seun, Dirk, op die spits gedryf word. Wildernis is die vertaling van A Sparrow Falls, die derde boek in die gewilde Courtney-trilogie.

Warlight (Hardcover): Michael Ondaatje Warlight (Hardcover)
Michael Ondaatje
R456 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R111 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Falcon of Sparta - A Battle Can Be Won With A Single Blow (Hardcover): Conn Iggulden The Falcon of Sparta - A Battle Can Be Won With A Single Blow (Hardcover)
Conn Iggulden 1
R455 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R145 (32%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Conn Iggulden, the bestselling author of the Emperor, Conqueror and The Wars of the Roses series' returns to the Ancient World with a ferociously bloody epic . . . In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others. 401 BC. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India. As many as fifty million people are his subjects. His rule is absolute. Though the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones . . . Yet battles can be won - or lost - with a single blow. Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy's empire, without support, without food and without water. Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes' legendary Persian warriors. Based on one of history's most epic stories of adventure The Falcon of Sparta masterfully depicts the ferocity, heroism, and savage bloodshed that was the Ancient World.

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 Wêreldoorlog.

A Shout in the Ruins (Hardcover): Kevin Powers A Shout in the Ruins (Hardcover)
Kevin Powers; Read by Robert Petkoff
R432 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R107 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Small Country (Hardcover): Gael Faye Small Country (Hardcover)
Gael Faye 1
R288 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R61 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

`A luminous and poignant novel about childhood, war, exile and identity...this is literature at its most powerful' Le Parisien Magazine Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expat neighbourhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister, Ana, is something close to paradise. These are happy, carefree days spent with his friends sneaking cigarettes and stealing mangoes, swimming in the river and riding bikes in the streets they have turned into their kingdom. But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful idyll will shatter when Burundi and neighbouring Rwanda are brutally hit by war and genocide. A haunting and luminous novel of extraordinary power, Small Country describes a devastating end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a young child caught in the maelstrom of history. It is a stirring tribute not only to a time of tragedy, but also to the bright days that came before it.

The Abbot's Tale (Hardcover): Conn Iggulden The Abbot's Tale (Hardcover)
Conn Iggulden
R446 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R106 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Arctic Gambit - A Jerry Mitchell Novel (Hardcover): Larry Bond Arctic Gambit - A Jerry Mitchell Novel (Hardcover)
Larry Bond
R468 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R116 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Wish Child (Paperback): Catherine Chidgey The Wish Child (Paperback)
Catherine Chidgey 1
R310 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R112 (36%) In stock

Winner of the New Zealand Book Awards Fiction prize Germany, 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Siggi lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words (`promise', `love', `mercy'). Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Drawn together as Germany's hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theatre amidst the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city people are talking of surrender. The days Siggi and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives. Watching over Siggi and Erich is the wish child, the mysterious narrator of their story. He sees what they see, he feels what they feel, yet his is a voice that comes from deep inside the wreckage of a nation's dream.

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