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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child: Parts I & II - The Official Playscript (Paperback): J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne Harry Potter And The Cursed Child: Parts I & II - The Official Playscript (Paperback)
J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne 2
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

This revised paperback edition updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

(Please note: This is written in a screenplay format and not a novelized format.)

Lord Of The Flies (Paperback, South African School Edition): William Golding Lord Of The Flies (Paperback, South African School Edition)
William Golding 2
R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.

In this, his first novel, William Golding gave the traditional adventure story an ironic, devastating twist. The boys' delicate sense of order fades, and their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive. Their games take on a horrible significance, and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has turned into a tribe of faceless, murderous savages.

First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is now recognized as a classic, one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.

Essential Student Texts: The Sign of Four (Paperback): Arthur Conan Doyle Essential Student Texts: The Sign of Four (Paperback)
Arthur Conan Doyle
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The year is 1888. Mary Morstan visits Sherlock Holmes and presents him with a startling new case. On seeing an anonymous advert in the newspaper in 1882 asking for her address, Mary responded and then received, also anonymously, a valuable pearl through the post each year for six years. After the sixth pearl, a letter arrives asking for a meeting. Could these events relate to the disappearance of her father ten years ago, or to the death of her father's only friend, Major Sholto, in 1882? Holmes takes up Mary's case and uncovers theft, corruption and death whilst interpreting the mysterious note 'The Sign of Four'. This Oxford Essential Texts edition of Conan Doyle's classic mystery comes with accessible and informative notes.

Essential Student Texts: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Paperback, 1): Robert Louis Stevenson Essential Student Texts: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Paperback, 1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Dr Jekyll is obsessed by the idea of the soul's dual nature; he believes the good and evil side of a person are distinct and can be separated, and he seeks to prove this, despite the derision of his contemporaries. Unpleasant Mr Hyde appears to be the perpetrator of a number of horrific and violent crimes, but when pursued by the police he is seemingly impossible to trace. And Dr Jekyll appears to be his unlikely ally. When Gabriel Utterson, lawyer, and concerned friend of Jekyll, takes it upon himself to investigate the strange happenings, he finds the truth to be far more sinister than anyone could have imagined... This Essential Student Texts edition of Stevenson's thrilling tale includes accessible and informative study notes.

Rollercoasters: A Study in Scarlet (Undefined, 1): Arthur Conan Doyle Rollercoasters: A Study in Scarlet (Undefined, 1)
Arthur Conan Doyle
R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this, the first of Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Dr Watson and Holmes embark on their first case together. A man is found murdered, with no apparent physical wounds and a terrible grimace fixed on his face. The police are mystified, but using his astonishing skills of deduction and logic, the famous detective uncovers a story of deceit, love, revenge and murder that spans years and stretches across continents. From the body found in an abandoned house, Watson and Holmes chase the clues across London and beyond to reach a gripping conclusion, meanwhile cementing their partnership as the most famous detective duo in literature.

Essential Student Texts: Animal Farm (Paperback, 1): George Orwell Essential Student Texts: Animal Farm (Paperback, 1)
George Orwell
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Orwell's classic tale tells of the animals of Manor Farm and their uprising against their brutal human master, Mr Jones. They dream of a life of freedom and equality, where all animals work for the good of each other in the newly formed, utopian, Animal Farm. However, their dream is short-lived as some of the inhabitants become swiftly corrupted by their new found power. Most of the animals don't realise that one form of tyranny has replaced another until it is too late. This Essential Student Texts edition of Orwell's modern classic comes with accessible and informative notes.

Study Work Guide: Finders Keepers (Paperback): Charlene van Rooyen, Rosamund Haden Study Work Guide: Finders Keepers (Paperback)
Charlene van Rooyen, Rosamund Haden
R149 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This study work guide has been compiled to help learners understand and grasp all aspects of the novel and use of language in Finders Keepers, the prescribed novel for Grade 10 English First Additional Language. This study work guide has been compiled to the requirements of CAPS and all important aspects relating to the novel have been covered – in accessible language. The story is about Lufuno leaving Jozi to start a new life in Cape Town. She is bullied at school because of her Venda heritage. She develops a friendship with a Xhosa chief's son.

This study work guide forms part of a series. It is not only a guide in which the novel is discussed, but also a workbook in which learners can make notes. This provides revision for exams and tests. This study work guide supplements the prescribed text Finders Keepers.

The answers to all questions are available on www.bestbooks.co.za.

Landscapes of short stories for Gr. 10 second additional language - An anthology of short stories from Southern Africa and the... Landscapes of short stories for Gr. 10 second additional language - An anthology of short stories from Southern Africa and the English-speaking world (Paperback)
Blanche Scheffler, Andries Oliphant
R182 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R25 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Landscapes of short stories is a reader-friendly anthology of 17 short stories chosen for the Grade 10 learner doing English as a Second Additional Language, and based on the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement. Many of the stories are from Africa, including South Africa, with others from around the world illustrating a rich storytelling heritage. Stories are divided according to theme: personal, humour, nature and science, crime, social issues, money matters, and politics and peace, and cover the vast metaphorical landscape of what it is to be human.

Best Books gegradeerde leesreeks: Vlak 1 Boek 2: Gr 2: Leesboek - Huistaal (Afrikaans, Paperback): Best Books Best Books gegradeerde leesreeks: Vlak 1 Boek 2: Gr 2: Leesboek - Huistaal (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Best Books
R77 R66 Discovery Miles 660 Save R11 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
This is Our House (Paperback): Michael Rosen This is Our House (Paperback)
Michael Rosen
R177 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R24 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Playground dynamics become testy as a willful child attempts to exclude everyone else in this simple, humorous lesson in human relations. . . . Deft and funny." --THE HORN BOOK
George has a house made from a big cardboard box, and he says that no one else at the playground can come in. Not Lindy, because George's house "isn't for girls," nor Freddie, because it "isn't for small people." Sophie can't come in because, George says, "This house isn't for people with glasses." But when George leaves his house for a moment, everyone piles in, and on his return, George gets a taste of his own medicine. Aided by Bob Graham's striking illustrations of an urban playground, Michael Rosen tells the tale of a little boy who makes a big discovery -- that letting everyone into his playhouse is a lot more fun than keeping them out.

The Birthday Swap (Paperback): Loretta Lopez The Birthday Swap (Paperback)
Loretta Lopez
R221 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R35 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It's the day before her older sister's birthday, and five-year-old Lori is determined to find her own gift to give. This year, Lori decides, she doesn't want to sign her name to everyone else's present. But it's not easy shopping for the perfect gift. Even though Lori knows what she would want, none of the wonderful things she sees at the Mercado seem quite right. Little does Lori know that the best, most perfect gifts sometimes come to us when we least expect them.

In this warm-hearted tale about the joys of giving and receiving, Loretta Lopez celebrates family love and togetherness through her affectionate prose and fun, colorful illustrations.

Zeke and the Mine Snake (Paperback): Vuka Shift, Joe Dog Zeke and the Mine Snake (Paperback)
Vuka Shift, Joe Dog
R155 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R22 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Mxolisi Ezekiel Ngxekana - otherwise known as Zeke - is a young manfrom Pondoland, a rural area in South Africa, who goes to work in the gold mines for the first time. This cartoon story tells how he joins a union and discovers the bosses' involvement with evil drug dealers.;This is Zeke's first adventure, but be sure there will be many more, because Zeke has curiosity and courage.

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) (Paperback): Ellen Raskin The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Ellen Raskin
R174 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R25 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." --"Booklist," starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger--and a possible murderer--to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead...but that won't stop him from playing one last game
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
An ALA Notable Book
"Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges--a demanding but rewarding book." --"The Horn Book"

The Billion Dollar Soccer Ball (Paperback): Michael Williams The Billion Dollar Soccer Ball (Paperback)
Michael Williams 4
R188 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R22 (12%) In stock
Cry, the Beloved Country (2015 Edition): Grade 12 (Paperback): a Paton Cry, the Beloved Country (2015 Edition): Grade 12 (Paperback)
a Paton
R76 R67 Discovery Miles 670 Save R9 (12%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An ageing preacher, Reverend Kumalo, travels from a remote village to the metropolis of Johannesburg, to find his sister and his son. There, his world collapses as he slowly pieces together what has happened. However, there is hope even in despair - and the reverend understands what he must do to rebuild his family and community. This classic South African novel takes the reader on a journey into the past and into the lives of ordinary people who answered fear, anger and hopelessness with love, compassion and respect. It asks questions, suggests solutions and highlights issues that are relevant to all South Africans today. First published in 1948, it has sold over 15 million copies, and in 1960 the author, Alan Paton was awarded the Freedom Award for his role in countering the apartheid regime. This educational edition includes notes and activities, including exam preparation. This eBook is a digital version of the printed, CAPS-approved book. Benefits of the ePUB format include:? The ability to view on a desktop computer, notebook or tablet.; As learners adjust fonts, rotate and flip pages, content reflows to fit the device's screen giving the user a more flexible experience; and Learners can take notes, highlight and bookmark, and access video and audio for visual learning.

Essential Student Texts: Frankenstein (Paperback, 1): Mary Shelley Essential Student Texts: Frankenstein (Paperback, 1)
Mary Shelley
R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Inspired by the power of nature and excelling at science, the young student Victor Frankenstein learns how to create life. However he is so horrified at his resulting creation, with it's own mind, thoughts and desires, that he rejects it. The Monster seeks revenge through terror and murder leaving Frankenstein, the man who challenged nature and sought after power, haunted by his actions. The infamous story of Frankenstein and his monster is a powerful, disturbing and cautionary tale, as relevant now as when it was written. This Essential Student Texts edition of Shelley's classic comes with accessible and informative notes.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - KS3 Classic Text Edition (Paperback): Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Collins Gcse The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - KS3 Classic Text Edition (Paperback)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Collins Gcse; Introduction by Lesley Gray; Notes by Lesley Gray
R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This classic edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is perfect for all ages: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context and a glossary explaining key terms. Fantastic value for Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes book Easy to read font in an accessible format Also available in Collins Classroom Classics The Sign of Four A new introduction provides context Bespoke glossary explains key terms

Oxford School Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback): William Shakespeare Oxford School Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Series edited by Roma Gill 1
R67 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R5 (7%) In stock

This edition of Midsummer Night's Dream is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.
About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.

New Way Green Level Parallel goodbye/Little Red Hen & Other Stories (Pamphlet, New edition): Hannie Truijens New Way Green Level Parallel goodbye/Little Red Hen & Other Stories (Pamphlet, New edition)
Hannie Truijens
R92 R86 Discovery Miles 860 Save R6 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Full punctuation - Now with full punctuation including speech marks, to be found right through from White to Blue levels. Offers a series of simple stories with phonic reinforcement which is consistently strong. A high degreee of phonic reinforcement in the earliest stages. Supports phonic teaching as specified in the National Literacy Strategy. Clear phonic support.

The Fifth Child (Paperback, New edition): Doris Lessing The Fifth Child (Paperback, New edition)
Doris Lessing
R239 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R60 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story--centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human--probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest surge, the Lovatts are certain that their old-fashioned contentment can protect them from the world outside--until the birth of their fifth baby. Gruesomely goblin-like in appearance, insatiably hungry, abnormally strong and violent, Ben has nothing innocent or infant-like about him. As he grows older and more terrifying, Harriet finds she cannot love him, David cannot bring himself to touch him, and their four older children are afraid of him. Understanding that he will never be accepted anywhere, Harriet and David are torn between their instincts as parents and their shocked reaction to this fierce and unlovable child whose existence shatters their belief in a benign world.

A Christmas Carol (Paperback): Richard Kidd, Conor Mcreynolds A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
Richard Kidd, Conor Mcreynolds
R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

An engaging classroom playscript. Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumbling, cold-hearted, shrivelled old miser who deplores the warmth and merriment of Christmas. One freezing, candlelit Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the chain-bound ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who seeks to warn him of the error of his ways. Over the course of the night, a series of spirits arrive, but can they teach Scrooge the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late?

Hamlet (2015 Edition): Grade 12 (Paperback): W Shakespeare Hamlet (2015 Edition): Grade 12 (Paperback)
W Shakespeare
R105 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R12 (11%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This edition of Hamlet offers a uniquely interactive approach to one of Shakespeare's most performed plays. William Shakespeare did not intend that his plays be read as texts only - they were meant to be acted, seen and heard. This exciting edition of Hamlet offers a wealth of supporting material to encourage understanding and appreciation of this remarkable play as well as meet all the requirements of the CAPS and preparation for the Grade 12 examination. The features of this edition include: A detailed introduction to prepare learners for studying the key literature features and characteristics of the play.; A short biography of Shakespeare.; Background information about the context of the play.; A summary of each Act.; A complete and authoritative text of the play.; An attractive double-page spread layout, which includes notes and activities that: Assist with pre-reading and during reading.; Explain difficult language.; Provide useful background information.; Explore characters, themes, words and images; and stimulate thoughts on how to stage the play.; Pre-reading questions before each Act.; Questions and activities at the end of each Act to consolidate understanding and for revision.; Exam preparation, including sample contextual and essay questions, and guidance for answering both types of questions as well as suggested answers.; A list of references; and A detailed glossary of terms for literature study and drama. This edition is fully illustrated with drawings and story-boards for each Act as well as photographs to support and extend the understanding and enjoyment of Hamlet. This e?Book is a digital version of the printed, CAPS-approved ?book. Benefits of the ePUB format? include:? The ability to view on ?a ?desktop computer, notebook or tablet.; As learners adjust fonts, rotate and flip pages, content reflows to fit the device's screen giving the user a more flexible experience; and Learners can take notes, highlight and bookmark, and access video and audio for visual learning.

A Christmas Carol (Hardcover): Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol (Hardcover)
Charles Dickens
R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Have you seen the New Windmills Language File ? It provides imaginative photocopiable activities to help you teach writing, grammar and punctuation using A Christmas Carol and other popular New Windmills.

Stories of Ourselves: Volume 2 - Cambridge Assessment International Education Anthology of Stories in English (Paperback, New... Stories of Ourselves: Volume 2 - Cambridge Assessment International Education Anthology of Stories in English (Paperback, New edition)
Mary Wilmer
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This series contains poetry and prose anthologies composed of writers from across the English-speaking world. Stories of Ourselves Volume 2 is a set text for Cambridge IGCSE (R), O Level and International AS & A Level Literature in English courses. The anthology contains short stories written in English by authors from many different countries and cultures, including Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Christina Rossetti, Janet Frame, Jhumpa Lahiri, Romesh Gunesekera, Segun Afolabi, Margaret Atwood and many others. Classic writers appear alongside new voices from around the world in a stimulating collection with broad appeal.

Grade 9-1 GCSE English - Animal Farm Workbook (includes Answers) (Paperback): CGP Books Grade 9-1 GCSE English - Animal Farm Workbook (includes Answers) (Paperback)
CGP Books; Edited by CGP Books
R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

For the ultimate Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature exam preparation, look no further than this brilliant CGP Workbook for George Orwell's novel Animal Farm. It's packed with questions on the plot, characters, context, themes and the writer's techniques - with answers at the back. We've also included a section of exercises to help students practise the skills they'll need for the exam, exam-style questions and there's even a cartoon that summarises the whole plot. This Workbook is matched to CGP's Animal Farm Text Guide (9781847626677).

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