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Specialised Cooking: The Recce Way - Volume 1 (Paperback): Justin Vermaak, Douw Steyn Specialised Cooking: The Recce Way - Volume 1 (Paperback)
Justin Vermaak, Douw Steyn 4
R250 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R42 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Vulture soup, anyone? Or how about diesel-dipped dog biscuits as a side to some fried python? If you prefer something less severe, then how about having a braai on top of a submarine out in the middle of the ocean?

The South African Special Forces, or Recces, are known for being fearless and tough. Not only must they pass a notoriously gruelling selection course, but once they have qualified as operators, they often spend weeks in the bush living off rat packs and whatever else they can find. This cookbook with a difference combines stories about their experiences in the field during the Border War with recipes from the bush and the sea, and even a few from the kitchen. Fortunately, most meals are edible! These recipe stories offer insight into the scope of activities of the different reconnaissance units, including 4 Recce at Langebaan, 5 Recce at Phalaborwa and 1 Recce at Durban.

Readers will also learn about some of the important life skills needed to be a member of the Special Forces as well as Recce philosophy, such as staying in the moment and being adaptable. This book feeds into the public’s fascination with this elite unit and will help to break down some of the secrecy around the Recces.

The Lying Game (Paperback): Ruth Ware The Lying Game (Paperback)
Ruth Ware 3
R327 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R113 (35%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It's just three words: "I need you".

Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten.

Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn't a safe place for them, not after what they did. It's time for the women to get their story straight...

Minions 4-Book Collection (Paperback): Minions 4-Book Collection (Paperback)
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R499 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R99 (20%) In stock

4 books to keep the kids entertained with Gru and the Minions.

The 4 titles are:

  • Minions: Fun Book
  • Minions: Seek & Find
  • Despicable Me 2: Poster Book
  • Despicable Me 2: Make a Minion Sticker Book
Mad - Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know: Book 1 (Paperback): Chloe Esposito Mad - Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know: Book 1 (Paperback)
Chloe Esposito 1
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) In stock

"There's something you should know before we go any further: my heart is in the wrong place. Now don't say I didn't warn you..."

Perhaps that's why nothing in Alvie's life has ever gone right? Until now. She can finally abandon her credit card debt - and her fruitless three-way relationship with Tinder and Twitter - when fate gives her the chance to steal her identical twin's perfect life. It's just a shame Beth had to die to make Alvie's dreams come true. She may be an accidental murderess, but who can blame her for taking lemons and making lemonade? Well... Beth's husband might, and the police, but only if they can catch her.

So begin seven days of sex, violence and unapologetic selfies - one wild week that sees Alvie break every rule in the book. She never did have much respect for boundaries. It might be madness, but rules are meant to be broken. Right?

Mad is the first in the sexy, shocking and compulsively gripping Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know trilogy, and the beginning of a rollercoaster ride that those still alive at the end will never forget.

Far From True - Promise Falls Trilogy: Book 2 (Paperback): Linwood Barclay Far From True - Promise Falls Trilogy: Book 2 (Paperback)
Linwood Barclay 2
R387 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R66 (17%) In stock

After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house.

Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realises the DVDs may contain something even more shocking. Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders - one of which is three years old - he believes are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. As the lies begin to unravel, Cal is headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as his search uncovers more startling truths about Promise Falls. And when yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to pursue their investigations, no matter where they lead.

Evil deeds long thought buried are about to haunt the residents of this town - as the sins of the past and present collide with terrifying results.

Boys 3-Book Collection - Calvin & Hobbes / Peanuts (Paperback): Boys 3-Book Collection - Calvin & Hobbes / Peanuts (Paperback)
1
R549 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R112 (20%) In stock

3 fun reads for boys.

Calvin And Hobbes 2: One Day The Wind Will Change
The second volume in a series of comic cartoons starring the Calvin and Hobbes pair. Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years

Calvin And Hobbes 3: In The Shadow Of The Night
The third volume in a series of comic cartoons starring the Calvin and Hobbes pair. Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years

Peanuts Classic Treasury: Volume 1 1950-1975
Born in the 1950s Peanuts has kept comic-lovers entertained for over half a century. This classic treasury presents the best picks of the dailies and Sundays spanning 1950 to 1975, in classic black and white.

Bad Seeds (Paperback): Jassy Mackenzie Bad Seeds (Paperback)
Jassy Mackenzie 3
R220 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R44 (20%) In stock

After a dramatic sabotage attempt at a nuclear research centre near Jo’burg, PI Jade de Jong is hired by the likeable Ryan Gillespie to track down a missing employee believed to be involved. The target of her search is Carlos Botha, a skilled operative who may represent a major threat to national security.

Jade traces Botha to a rundown motel in the West Rand, but she’s not the only one looking for him. Someone has put a hit out on Botha. Jade is forced into an uneasy alliance with him in order to learn more. As she unearths the research centre’s dark secrets, she discovers the threat is so extreme its ramifications could reach across the globe.

Closer to home, if Botha learns who she really is, the consequences may be deadly.

Consumer Behaviour (Paperback, 3rd Edition): S.B. Parumasur, M. Roberts-Lombard Consumer Behaviour (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
S.B. Parumasur, M. Roberts-Lombard 1
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 In stock

The study of consumer behaviour provides invaluable insight into consumer information processing, decision-making and buying patterns, regardless of generation or culture. It therefore should form a critical part of marketing plans, strategies, public policy and ethics, and has a considerable impact on business decisions. This fascinating subject also helps us understand our own consumer patterns: when, why and where we buy certain items, why we use them in certain ways, and how we dispose of them.

Free Fall - Why South African Universities Are In A Race Against Time (Paperback): Malcolm Ray Free Fall - Why South African Universities Are In A Race Against Time (Paperback)
Malcolm Ray; Foreword by Vuyo Jack 4
R320 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R66 (21%) In stock

Free Fall recounts how and why the present education crisis has become the leading cause for black university students in South Africa. Probing deep beneath the surface of the crisis, the book reveals uncomfortable truths about colonial- and apartheid-era education, and traces the tangled web of connections between foreign and South African business interests, the apartheid government, and the role of universities in propping up a white elite and co-opting a subservient black class to their cause.

It brings to life the people and ideas that, over a century-and-a-half, have created a perfect storm for the present crisis in South African higher education. Malcolm Ray combines intellectual rigour with the intimacy of narrative non-fiction, introducing readers to the main protagonists since the end of slavery in 1834, through the rise of missionary education as an instrument of indoctrinating and subjugating black people, and into the apartheid era. Beyond apartheid, the book details how policy blunders by the democratic government since 1994 have conspired with the past to fuel South Africa’s slide into increasing economic and social disarray.

It is the story of the failure of South Africa's democratic government to deal with major fault lines fissuring higher education, and the circumstances that led to the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements. The book ends on a high note, answering the question: ‘What now?’ This book aims to be the beginning of the solution.

South Africa Can Work (Paperback): Frans Rautenbach South Africa Can Work (Paperback)
Frans Rautenbach 1
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) In stock

What will it take to turn South Africa around? In this insightful and provocative book, Frans Rautenbach proposes a complete overhaul of policy thinking, and provides fresh arguments that effectively address South Africa’s unemployment, race problems and lack of education. He weighs the pros and cons of rent-seeking, the free market, affirmative action, unions, decentralisation and other issues, and in doing so tackles such contentious topics as racism and white privilege, political correctness, state funding of education, and mounting evidence that trade unions substantially suppress employment growth.

In South Africa Can Work, Rautenbach argues, for example, that the only antidote to foster growth and prosperity is free enterprise, which has, significantly, not been tried here; that tripartite, corporatist negotiations to manage the economy of a country (as in the Netherlands, Sweden or Germany) have invariably failed in multi-ethnic societies like South Africa; and that countries – whether rich, middle income or poor – where the bulk of university funding comes from the private sector not only have higher-quality, but also significantly more accessible, tertiary education.

Written by a labour lawyer with a proven track record in his field, South Africa Can Work speaks effectively to a cross-section of readers of all disciplines, and brings sorely needed good news.

Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? # 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Danny Fourie Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? # 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Danny Fourie 3
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) In stock

Na die ongelooflike sukses van RSG se Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? is dit niks minder as gepas om met hierdie tweede volume Suid-Afrikaners se nuuskierigheid oor die wÍreld verder te bevredig nie.

In Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? 2 bring Danny Fourie weer ’n gerf van die interessantste vrae en antwoorde byeen wat deur RSG se kundige medewerkers in die gewilde radioprogram behandel is. En dit help die leser natuurlik om die wÍreld om ons minder vreemd te maak. Hoe verklaar jy ons honger na inligting en ons dors na kennis? Die antwoord is eenvoudig: Ons is mal daaroor om antwoorde te kry, selfs al is daar geen oŽnskynlike voordeel daarin nie.

Is dit werklik nodig om te weet wat ’n Jerusalem-kriek of ’n sweepspinnekop is? Waarom die son nie uitbrand nie? Hoekom ’n mens se oŽ traan as jy uie sny? Hoe die Richter-skaal werk? Wie en wat die Florisbadmens is? Wat links- en regshandigheid bepaal? Van al die soogdiere is ons die enigste wat lewenslank nuuskierig bly. Daarom sal Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? 2 jou nog meer fassineer.

Domina (Paperback): L.S. Hilton Domina (Paperback)
L.S. Hilton 1
R296 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R101 (34%) In stock

In this riveting sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Maestra, femme fatale Judith Rashleigh once again leads readers into the mesmerizing and dangerous underworld of Europe’s glamorous elite.

Since opening her own art gallery in Venice, Judith Rashleigh—now Elisabeth Teerlinc—can finally stop running. She’s got the paycheck, lifestyle, and wardrobe she always dreamed of, not to mention the interest of a Russian billionaire. But when a chance encounter in Ibiza leads to a corpse that is, for once, not her own doing, she finds her life is back on the line—and she’s more alone than ever. It seems Judith’s become involved with more than just one stolen painting, and there is someone else willing to kill for what’s theirs.

From St. Moritz to Serbia, Judith again finds herself maneuvering the strange landscapes of wealth, but this time there’s far more than her reputation at stake. How far will Rage take Judith? Far enough to escape death?

The second installment in an unforgettable trilogy, Domina is the next sexy, ruthless, and decadent thriller from mastermind L. S. Hilton, and an adventure that will push Judith further than even she imagined she could go.

Kids Jokes: 5-Book Collection (Paperback): Kids Jokes: 5-Book Collection (Paperback)
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R600 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R125 (21%) In stock

Hours of fun for kids with jokes, riddles, tongue twisters and more!

The 5 books included:

  • National Geographic Kids: Just Joking
  • National Geographic Kids: Just Joking 4
  • National Geographic Kids: Just Joking 5
  • National Geographic Kids: Just Joking - Animal Riddles
  • The Big Fat South African Kiddies Joke Book
Little Train 3-Book Collection - with Fold-Out Play Track & Mini Train Figurine (Paperback): Little Train 3-Book Collection - with Fold-Out Play Track & Mini Train Figurine (Paperback)
R499 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R347 (70%) In stock
My Learning: 3-Book Collection - Ages 5-6 (Paperback): My Learning: 3-Book Collection - Ages 5-6 (Paperback)
R450 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R87 (19%) In stock

Support your child's learning and build skills at home with The Big Red Activity Book; Big And Easy Numbers To Learn And Colour and the Gold Stars: My Learning Bag for ages 5-6.

Reward your child with gold star stickers as they complete the Early Years Foundation Stage workbooks, then use the double-sided spinner to practice spelling and counting. Make learning fun for children with engaging activities for ages 5-6: English and Maths.

SAIGR Studente Handboek 2016/2017: Volume 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback): SAIGR Studente Handboek 2016/2017: Volume 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
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R947 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R665 (70%) In stock

SAIGR Studente Handboek Volume 2 bestaan uit:

  • Volume 2A: (1)- International Audit Standards Part 1, Volume 2A (2)-International Audit Standards Part 2 & 3
  • Volume 2B: SAICA Pronouncements, IRBA Pronouncements, Afrikaans Translations (SAICA and IRBA)
  • Volume 2C: Wetgewing: Maatskappywet (2008), Companies Regulations (2011-Slegs in Engels), Wet op Beslote Korporasies (1984), Auditing Profession Act (2005-Slegs in Engels), Public Finance Management Act (1999-Slegs in Engels)
  • Volume 2D: Governance: King Code of Governance for SA 2009, King Report on Governance for SA 2009
Yucky 3-Book Collection: Yucky 3-Book Collection
1
R749 R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Save R162 (22%) In stock

Slimy, gross and gruesomely fun activities for kids.

Book titles featured:

  • Pranks And Jokes Hobby Tin
  • Smelly Stories
  • Yuck Gift Set
Shopkins 4-Book Collection - plus 8 Stampers (Paperback): Shopkins 4-Book Collection - plus 8 Stampers (Paperback)
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R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 In stock
My Learning: 4-Book Collection (Paperback): My Learning: 4-Book Collection (Paperback)
R450 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R87 (19%) In stock

Fun learning activities for kids, with 100 Stickers; Big And Easy Numbers To Learn And Colour; Sound A Day Reward Pad and My Big Book Bag.

Ultimate Story & Activity 10-Book Collection (Paperback): Ultimate Story & Activity 10-Book Collection (Paperback)
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R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 In stock

Humphrey's Jungle Adventure
Join Humphrey and his little friend George on their jungle adventure. Meet Sammy Snake, Polly Parrot and the other friends.

My Collection of Stories for Girls
Meet a little elephant who just doesn't fit in, two girls who are the best of friends, a kitten who learns to play nicely and a lovable puppy who makes a mess. In this fantastic collection, you will find four heart-warming tales full of friendship that are perfect to share with someone special at story time.

The Magical Toy Box
When the clock strikes twelve, the magic begins. Teddy and the toys are very excited to climb out of the toy box, but what are they up to? Come and find out in this enchanting midnight adventure. A wonderful, charming story that is perfect to enjoy at bedtime.

Rosie
Rosy is happily playing with her beautiful new star balloon, when the wind snatches it away and carries it off. The little bear runs as fast as she can, but will she be able to get her precious balloon back? Find out what happens in this charming picture book all about loss and discovery. This wonderful story, ideal for girls and boys, contains beautiful illustrations and is the perfect heart-warming tale for sharing and reading together.

Follow That Tiger
Who is that slinking through the jungle? It's TIGER! Follow him as he scampers through the grass, splashes through the river, climbs the tallest trees and swishes his stripy tiger tail. See if you can spot Tiger in this beautifully illustrated picture book, perfect for storytime.

A New Friend for Mouse
Mouse is eager to make new friends and it seems like the perfect opportunity when Elephant passes by. The only trouble is, Elephant is terrified of her! Will Mouse be able to convince Elephant that she means no harm? Find out in this funny, heart-warming tale all about friendship.

Trumpety Trump
In Trumpety Trump, a little elephant gathers his friends for a jolly jungle romp. With sweet artwork by James Newman Gray.

Crazy Maisy
Everyone loves Maisy, but her clumsiness is driving them crazy! When Maisy drops Honey's birthday present in the cake by mistake, she thinks everyone will be angry. Luckily both Honey and Maisy are in for a very nice surprise. Find out what happens in this fantastic fairyland adventure all about friendship. This charming and beautifully illustrated tale is perfect for sharing at story time.

Beautiful Lights Book: Fairy
When fairy sparkle is tempted into telling a lie by a mysterious stranger, things begin to change in fairyland. Will Sparkle be able to bring back the good magic to her enchanted home, or its it gone forever? Come and join in this Fairyland adventure and bring Fairy Sparkle to life with this fantastic, magical lights!

Beautiful Lights Book: Princess
Princess Twinkle's wicked stepmother, Queen Morlag, has cast a spell over the royal palace and it is falling into ruin. Everyone is unhappy and the princess thinks all is lost until she finds an enchanted dress that has the power to make wishes come true. Find out what happens to Princess Twinkle in this thrilling, princess adventure.

SILKE: Eerste Kennismaking Met Belasting 2017 (Afrikaans, Paperback): SILKE: Eerste Kennismaking Met Belasting 2017 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
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R702 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R549 (78%) In stock

Die outeurs en uitgewers van Silke: Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstebelasting se doel is om 'n gesaghebbende en omvattende, maar tog maklik toeganklike handboek oor inkomstebelasting in Suid-Afrika beskikbaar te stel vir gebruik deur studente en praktisyns wat in die belastingveld werksaam is. Gratis LexisNexis PassPlus ter waarde van R300 ingesluit met die aankoop van hierdie titel.

Parenting 2-Book Collection (Paperback): Parenting 2-Book Collection (Paperback)
R350 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R62 (18%) In stock

Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures - Amber Dusick
Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I'm Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poo is hilarious! At least when you're not the one wiping it up. This book won't make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you're not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know. ‘The drawings aren't very good, Mama.' -Crappy Boy, age 5

Questions You're Not Supposed To Ask - Tony Williams
Questions You're Not Supposed To Ask provides enlightenment on life's taboo subjects, with a healthy dose of laughter thrown in for good measure. The aim of the book is to arm the ordinary person with the sort of knowledge that is jealously guarded by the Powers That Be and so release the individual from the chains of ignorance. Some of the questions refer to bodily functions (Why is sex so much fun?), some debunk government falsehoods (Why do we pay tax?) while others delve into the supernatural (Is there more to life than meets the eye?) and others simply explain how things operate (What is physics?). Loads of fascinating information and a highly entertaining read from start to finish.

Activity 10-Book Collection For Boys (Paperback): Activity 10-Book Collection For Boys (Paperback)
R1,299 R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Save R299 (23%) In stock

10 fun activity books for boys.

Book titles featured:

  • Tickety Toc: Fun in Tickety Town
  • Trolls: Book of the Film
  • There's a Rainbow in My Pencil Box
  • Paper Planes
  • Dragons Defenders Of Berk: Ultimate Sticker & Activity
  • Bumper Holiday Fun
  • My Awesome Colour by Numbers
  • My Giant Sticker Scenes Book
  • Busy Bee's Colouring Book
  • Mister Maker Sticker And Activity Pack
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol: Storytelling Adventures Tin: Nickelodeon Paw Patrol: Storytelling Adventures Tin
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R465 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R102 (22%) In stock

Join your favourite Paw Patrol characters in this awesome Paw Patrol: Storytelling Adventures tin.

Inside you'll find 5 storybooks, 4 story dice, 54 storytelling character game cards, and press-out character models with stands!

Can Skye stop a run-away robot? Who will save Cap'n Turbot? You decide! It's time to make your own puptastic stories!

Tin includes:

  • two 32-page hardbacks
  • three 24-page paperbacks
  • 1 deck of character game cards
  • 4 story dice
  • 5 press-out characters with stands
The Midnight Bell (Paperback): Jack Higgins The Midnight Bell (Paperback)
Jack Higgins 1
R309 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R46 (15%) In stock

In Washington, D.C., on a night full of rain, a woman is struck down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. But she is not just any woman - she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known only as the Basement. And she had secrets of her own.

In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is recuperating on a diving trip after successfully helping Sean Dillon and the rest of the 'Prime Minister's private army' defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. But though AQ may be weakened and facing competition from other terrorist upstarts, it is far from dead - and it intends to prove it. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, not only in Washington but around the world.

Everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives - and the midnight bell will toll.

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