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Die Kind uit die Wingerd (Afrikaans, Paperback): Helene De Kock Die Kind uit die Wingerd (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Helene De Kock
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Een Sondagmiddag in die herfs van 1916 kom 'n driejarige uit Vredenhoek se wingerd gestap. Niemand weet wie die kind is of waar hy vandaan kom nie. En diť wat weet, wil nie praat nie.†'n Bekoorlike verhoudingsroman met 'n digverweefde historiese intrige.

Uit Die Hart Van 'n Vrou (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rozaan De Wet Uit Die Hart Van 'n Vrou (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rozaan De Wet 1
R285 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R70 (25%) In stock

Toe Claire die krat met leŽ drankbottels ontdek, skiet haar gemoed vol. Sy is tot sterwens toe moeg vir haar man se drinkery en verlaat hom tydelik deur te ontsnap na haar huis by die see. Aan die ander kant dra sy swaar aan haar aandeel aan Kris se probleem.

Dit grief haar dat haar man so pateties afhanklik geword het van drank en dat dit veroorsaak dat selfs sy waardigheid in die slag bly. Die ergste is sy ontkenning van die probleem en dat hy halsstarrig op ín pad van selfvernietiging is.

Daarenteen weifel Wanda by haar eie vurk in die pad. Net toe sy dink Sephus het sy ou streke laat staan, steek dit weer kop uit en moet sy uit noodweer optree om dinge stil te hou want die dorp is klein.

Sy ken haar man en sy beheer oor haar. Hy maak haar sag om haar lojaliteit te koop, maar sy is gekonfyt daarin om hom te paai en sy onbeheersde woedebuie te temper, hoewel dit nou so geŽskaleer het dat dit onhoudbaar is. Beide vriendinne sukkel om emosioneel kop bo water te hou, maar daar is troos in susterskap.

We Shall Not Weep (Paperback, New Edition): Johnny Masilela We Shall Not Weep (Paperback, New Edition)
Johnny Masilela
R230 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R55 (24%) In stock

It all began with the anger of Laduma, the Thunder God, and the birth of a special child with strange, flickering eyes. This is the tale of a rural family Ė Mabena, Mantombi and their grandson Duma Ė who are exiled from the ancestral home and thrown into the turmoil of township life. They take Duma to Boekenhout, on the outskirts of a city, where Mabena, the grandfather, becomes a bridge between the past and the present, the urban and the rural.

The harder Mabena tries to keep the values of the past alive, the more intrigued and bedazzled Duma becomes by urban life and jazz music. The introduction of the apartheid homelands policies forces the family to return to their old village, where Duma is to be initiated into manhood. We Shall Not Weep is a beautifully written lyrical novel about a traditional African community in change, swayed by the forces of modernity and political change.

Die Swerfjare Van Poppie Nongena (Afrikaans, Paperback, Film Uitgawe): Elsa Joubert Die Swerfjare Van Poppie Nongena (Afrikaans, Paperback, Film Uitgawe)
Elsa Joubert
R275 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R66 (24%) In stock

Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena†vertel die lewensverhaal van ’n swart vrou teen die agtergrond van apartheid. Hierdie hartverskeurende, tog inspirerende roman word steeds beskou as een van die beste romans wat Afrika in die twintigste eeu opgelewer het.

The Long Journey Of Poppie Nongena (Paperback): Elsa Joubert The Long Journey Of Poppie Nongena (Paperback)
Elsa Joubert
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) In stock

Soon to be a major motion picture!

Poppie Nogena’s arduous journey covers 40 years of South Africa’s history, sweeping through the riots of Sharpeville, Soweto and Cape Town, on to an indefinite but unpromising future. The plot reflects the brutality and injustice of the Apartheid system, while Elsa Joubert’s characterisations reflects the courage and fortitude of people in the face of hardship and difficulty.

Poppie’s contented childhood in the Cape’s countryside came to an end when she married a migrant worker, and was forced by the authorities to move with him and their young family to the unfamiliar and bewildering city of Cape Town.

No sooner had she established her roots in the new township, when the laws changed and she was informed of her obligation to relocate to the Ciskei, her husband’s homeland. He, as a migrant worker, was permitted to remain in the Cape to work.

Over a ten-year period, Poppie fought the heinous ‘pass law’ system, winning limited extensions to the permit that would allow her to live and work in Cape Town and enable her to keep the family together and provide an education for her children.

Her own anger was shared by thousands and inevitably the brooding undercurrent of discontent exploded throughout South Africa. Suddenly, there were no further extensions. Poppie and her children were forcibly removed from their home and ‘resettled’ in a new township, hundreds of miles away near East London.

The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena is an epic tale of the endless adversity and struggle of a humble black woman under Apartheid laws. Poppie emerges from being a simple country girl to becoming an archetypal heroine of South Africa.

Die Mooiste Meisie Van Genua (Afrikaans, Paperback): Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer Die Mooiste Meisie Van Genua (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

’n Beter lewe iewers anders?

Terwyl hy sit en teug aan ’n negroni op ’n terras, skryf die skrywer Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer ’n lang brief aan ’n vriend in sy tuisland. ’n Brief waarin hy rapporteer oor sy lewe as ontdekker in die labirintiese Italiaanse hawestad Genua (“La Superba”).

Migrasie is die hooftema in hierdie outobiografiese roman waarin die lot van ’n immigrant uit die noorde van Europa gekontrasteer word met die lotsbestemming van die arm immigrante uit Afrika wat gedisillusioneerd sukkel om kop bo water te hou.

Die mooiste meisie van Genua, wat die skrywer aanvanklik vanaf ’n afstand af betrag, word sy vlugtende Ariadne deur die labirint van stegies waar hopeloosheid, prostitusie en verlore drome die botoon voer. Net soos die ander immigrante raak Ilja verlore in die fantasie wat hy rondom die stad opgetower het, met verbysterende gevolge.

Borderline (Paperback): Marita Van Der Vyver Borderline (Paperback)
Marita Van Der Vyver
R280 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R71 (25%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A letter among her deceased ex-husband’s belongings rips open Theresa’s world. For years she has turned her back on Theo, a man who spent the last two decades of his life institutionalised, and on their shared past in a country where teenage boys were conscripted to fight on ‘the Border’ in a war that those back home knew little about. Least of all Theresa, who spent her days dreaming of discos and first kisses.

Realising that the letter was written by a Cuban soldier and addressed to his child – who, if still alive, would be at least forty years old – Theresa heads for Cuba: to search for the soldier’s child, to deliver the letter, to atone in some way for Theo’s deeds and for her own ignorance.

In sultry Cuba, amid its picturesque 1950s cars and the fragrant smoke of its cigars, Theresa’s search connects her intimately with those branded ‘the enemy’ during the war in Angola as she begins to unravel what growing up in the South Africa of that time really meant.

Wounds Of Ignorance (Paperback): Zanele Dlamini Wounds Of Ignorance (Paperback)
Zanele Dlamini
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, 1992: Twelve year old Simo begins Secondary school and his twin sisters begin first year. But neither him nor his family can foresee what happens in the years ahead. The IFP and ANC war threatens the lives of many; Simo forced to be part of a guerrilla group and his mother deals with war losses, they both pick up the pieces and thrive after the war. Two decades later, Simo’s secret past is a threat in his love life, like cancer it crawls up his skin and he must find what he longs for: Forgiveness

Kersfees In Carmona  - En Ander Stories (Afrikaans, Paperback, Revised edition): Doc Immelman Kersfees In Carmona - En Ander Stories (Afrikaans, Paperback, Revised edition)
Doc Immelman 1
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

In ’n oorloggeteisterde Angola, word kaptein Piet Prinsloo gekonfronteer met meer as terroriste uit die Kongo wanneer sy verlede hom op Oukersaand inhaal.

’n Span bankrowers kom hul moses teŽ in die Chuosberge. ’n Veldwagter is op sy hoede toe twee uiters verdagte karakters by Etosha opdaag. Drie boesemvriende raak verlief op een meisie. En ’n skrywer en ’n beeldskone filmster is gestrand op die Kaitschavlei.

In vyf stories skets Doc Immelman wÍrelde waar hardebaarde kan liefhÍ, helde nog met die vuis kan slaan en kameeldoringbome arabesk teen die laaste bietjie lig van die dag geŽts is.

The Innocence Of Roast Chicken (Paperback, Updated Edition): Jo Ann Richards The Innocence Of Roast Chicken (Paperback, Updated Edition)
Jo Ann Richards 1
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Innocence of Roast Chicken focuses on an Afrikaans/English family in the Eastern Cape and their idyllic life on their grandparents’ farm, seen through the eyes of the little girl, Kate, and the subtle web of relationships that is shattered by a horrifying incident in the mid-1960s.

Scenes from Kate’s early life are juxtaposed with Johannesburg in 1989 when Kate, now married to Joe, a human rights lawyer, stands aside from the general euphoria that is gripping the nation. Her despair, both with her marriage and with the national situation, resolutely returns to a brutal incident one Christmas day when Kate was thrust into an awareness of what lay beneath her blissful childhood.

Beautifully constructed, The Innocence of Roast Chicken is painful, evocative, beautifully drawn and utterly absorbing.

Okay, Okay, Okay (Paperback): Finuala Dowling Okay, Okay, Okay (Paperback)
Finuala Dowling
R320 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R81 (25%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

When a strike by the University of Adamastor’s technical staff coincides with a lull in sound operator Vida’s employment, she agrees to stage-manage a university event. There she meets the Head of Effective Communication, Simon Landor. He is caught up in a massive student protest and his communication is anything but effective. Vida, who rescues strays, whether pets or people, steps in. A host of engaging characters populate this novel exploring communication and connection in a complex world.

Father Michael's Lottery (Paperback, Updated Edition): Johan Steyn Father Michael's Lottery (Paperback, Updated Edition)
Johan Steyn
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The doctors and nurses at a small hospital in an African town are fighting an uphill battle against the Aids pandemic, made worse by the interventions of Holmes, the budget-conscious superintendent, and his bungling sidekick, Thunderbird.

The rebellious and profane Morgan thwarts every new rule in his quest to save his patients, most of whom are dying because they lack the resources to buy back their lives with over-priced drugs. His efforts are valiantly supported by the enigmatic Oumar, the likeable Kenyan, the beautiful Violet, and Rebecca, the battleaxe with a heart of gold. Then there is Mary, with her passion for birds, holding Morgan’s heart in her frail hands; Naledi, the success story, who is brought back from the brink of death; and Rastodika, the untameable spirit.

When funds are needed for a kidney transplant, Morgan conspires with Father Michael; Dorcas, the shebeen queen; and Rachel, the whore, to make the rich Mr B organise a Beerfest to pay for the operation. But then things don’t work out exactly as they had planned.

The Golddiggers - A Novel (Paperback): Sue Nyathi The Golddiggers - A Novel (Paperback)
Sue Nyathi
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It’s 2008 and the height of Zimbabwe’s economic demise. A group of passengers is huddled in a Toyota Quantum about to embark on a treacherous expedition to the City of Gold.

They have paid a high price for the dangerous passage to what they believe is a better life; an escape from the vicious vagaries of their present life in Bulawayo. In their minds, the streets of Johannesburg are paved with gold but they will have to dig deep to get close to any gold, dirtying themselves in the process. Told with brave honesty and bold description, the stories of the individual immigrants are simultaneously heart-breaking and heart-warming.

‘This book is a page-turning tale of struggle and triumph.’ – Sunday World

Die Kremetartekspedisie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Wilma Stockenstrom Die Kremetartekspedisie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Wilma Stockenstrom
R265 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R37 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Die verhaal van 'n slavin wat as die enigste oorlewende van 'n mislukte ekspedisie in die hart van Afrika haar terugtrek in die hol stam van 'n kremetartboom. In toenemende verlatenheid herleef sy haar vroeŽre bestaan: hoe sy as kind in haar tuisdorp gevange geneem en weggevoer is, haar lewe in 'n hawestad aan die ooskus as dienares van verskillende meesters, haar reis saam met haar laaste eienaar en beskermheer, haar lewe in die kremetartboom.

Hierdie belangrike Afrikaanse roman is reeds in verskeie ander tale gepubliseer, o.m. in Engels deur J.M. Coetzee. Die Italiaanse vertaling word bekroon met die Grinzane Cavour-prys in 1988 en in 1995 word die Franse vertaling verwerk vir die verhoog en opgevoer in die ThŤ‚tre de l'Ante in Parys.

"Solank Afrikaans bestaan, sal diť boek waarskynlik die essensie daarvan bly verwarm." – Antjie Krog

Israel-Reeks: Omnibus 1 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marzanne Leroux-Van Der Boon Israel-Reeks: Omnibus 1 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marzanne Leroux-Van Der Boon
R250 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R61 (24%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Granate bloei in Jerusalem†Marc, ’n Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar, gaan na Jerusalem om sy Joodse ouma te ontmoet. Terug in Suid-Afrika moet besluit: Is hy Christen of Jood? Sien hy kans om sy aan sy met geweld en onrus in Israel te leef – al is dit saam met Rivkah? Is daar vir hulle ’n toekoms saam? Hatikvah†Rivkah verloor haar ongebore baba in ’n miskraam. Onbeantwoorde vrae tussen Marc en Rivkah lei tot huwelikspanning tussen hulle twee. Sal Rivkah weer kans sien om swanger te word?

Die Seders Van Libanon (Afrikaans, Paperback): Adriana Faling Die Seders Van Libanon (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Adriana Faling
R240 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R61 (25%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In SiriŽ†vrees†Ilizabith elke dag vir haar lewe, die man wat haar sy vrou gemaak het is boos. In Libanon probeer Pascal haar roeping uitleef, maar sal haar ouers dit insien? Hoewel hulle in dieselfde skool is†in Pretoria verskil†Talitha en Yasmine se wÍrelde hemelsbreed. Talitha probeer vreesloos veg vir wat reg is en Yasmine probeer oorleef. Deur 'n Goddelike saamloop kruis Ilizabith, Pascal en Talitha en Yasmine se paaie, en elkeen moet besluit of hulle gehoorsaam sal wees aan God.†

Madness in Duggart (Paperback): Mamotladi Ivy Matloga Madness in Duggart (Paperback)
Mamotladi Ivy Matloga
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The year is 1986. While most of Duggart’s mentally afflicted inhabitants are scattered in mental hospitals, traditional healers’ quarters and churches’ healing quarters, Dooks , like an uncomfortable number of other mentally ill people, is singing to a different tune . Dooks Digame is in a class of his own. Funny, witty, scary, wise,spooky , weird, creepy, sick, intense, psychic, shrink, dangerous: all these labels have been used to describe Dooks . He has as many labels as he has fans ... and enemies. He is quite simply a special, unique case. While many people fantasise about being rich and famous one day, and occasionally imagine what their lives would be like once they had hit the jackpot, Dooks doesn’t waste his precious time with such wishful thinking. In his dreamy world, he is already a multimillionaire. But who cares about money if it cannot buy one a sound mind?

Naking LIfe And Lemonade (Paperback): Mamotladi Ivy Matloga Naking LIfe And Lemonade (Paperback)
Mamotladi Ivy Matloga
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Have you ever had a terrible boss? Maki dreads the alarm clock a bit more than for the extra five minutes of sleep. Her work troubles follow her home like shadows that unwittingly creep on to the quality of her life. Can she find the courage to stand up to her boss or will she collapse under the weight of the boss lady’s words? “Making Life and Lemonade” is a novel about the story of a hard working career woman, Maki Mako, as told by herself (in other words, written in first person). Maki takes the reader through her experiences as an unhappy employee, and the complications of also being a mother, and a wife.

The Girl Who Reads On the Metro (Hardcover): Christine Feret-Fleury The Girl Who Reads On the Metro (Hardcover)
Christine Feret-Fleury; Translated by Ros Schwartz 1
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The Girl Who Reads on the Mťtro is the French phenomenon by Christine Fťret-Fleury ready to charm book-lovers everywhere, for fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

When Juliette takes the mťtro to her loathed office job each morning, her only escape is in books – she avidly reads on her journey and imagines what her fellow commuters’ choices might say about them.

But when, one day, she decides to alight the train a few stops early and meets Soliman – the mysterious owner of the most enchanting bookshop Juliette has ever seen – she is sure her life will never be the same again . . .

For Soliman also believes in the power of books to change the course of a life – entrusting his passeurs with the task of giving each book to the person who needs it most – and he thinks Juliette is perfect for the job.

And so, leaving her old life behind, Juliette will discover the true power a book can have . . .

'n Lig Van Hoop (Afrikaans, Paperback): Connilyn Cossette 'n Lig Van Hoop (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Connilyn Cossette
R220 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 5 - 10 working days

Sewe haar gelede is Moriyah in Jerigo gevange geneem en met die merk van die Kanašnitiese gode
gebrandmerk. Maar noudat die Israeliete uiteindelik vrede in hulle land ervaar, sukkel Moriyah nog om haar eie
vrede te vind. As gevolg van die skandmerk op haar gesig, kruip sy agter haar sluier weg. Die mense in die dorp
behandel haar met veragtig en daarom is daar ook geen vooruitsigte vir ’n huwelik nie … of is daar?

Haar pa het iemand gevind wat bereid is om met haar te trou en sy hoop haar liefde vir kook sal die wewenaar
en sy seuns beÔndruk. Maar iets loop vreeslik skeef en Moriyah moet vlug. Wanneer sy skuiling gaan soek in een
van die nuwe Levitiese asielstede, is sy glad nie voorbereid op die gevare, of die vyande – en onverwagte
bondgenote – wat sy gaan teŽkom nie.

’n Lig van hoop is ’n aangrypende verhaal van ’n soeke na aanvaarding en liefde en die uiteindelike ontdekking
dat daar Een is wat ons altyd onvoorwaardelik aanvaar en liefhet.

Die Pad Terug Huis Toe (Afrikaans, Paperback): Lynn Austin Die Pad Terug Huis Toe (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Lynn Austin
R255 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R70 (27%) Shipped within 5 - 10 working days

NŠ die verbreking van haar verlowing met die welgestelde William ontvlug Anna na die Ottawa-hotel in Holland,
Michigan. Sy het soveel vrae oor haar nuwe geloof, maar word ook voortdurend geteister deur ’n nagmerrie. Derk
vander Veen, ’n vakansiewerker wat beplan om ’n leraar te word, beur haar op met sy innemende geaardheid.

Op versoek van haar seun begin Geesje de Jonge deur haar herinneringe sif oor haar reis vanaf Nederland
na die dorpie Holland langs die Michiganmeer. Terwyl sy haar verhaal vir die dorpie se halfeeufeesviering skryf,
word dit ’n persoonlike reis waarin sy haar stryd, verwyte, terugslae en vreugdes herleef. Derk word meegevoer
deur haar storie en sien terselfdertyd die ooreenkomste tussen Geesje en Anna waarna hy ’n ontmoeting tussen
diť twee reŽl.

Verlede en hede ontmoet, maar nie Anna of Geesje verwag die antwoorde wat onthul gaan word in Die pad
terug huis toe nie.

Twee Weke - 'n Baxterfamilie- Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback): Karen Kingsbury Twee Weke - 'n Baxterfamilie- Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Karen Kingsbury
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Twee weke is ’n hartroerende verhaal oor liefde, geloof en wat dit werklik beteken om ’n gesin te wees

Cole Blake staan op die punt om universiteit toe te gaan en die eerste treŽ na sy droom te neem. Maar toe hy sy finale semester in hoŽrskool begin, ontmoet hy vir Elise, ’n geheimsinnige nuwe meisie wat sy aandag en hart met die eerste oogopslag vasvang. Elise is daarop ingestel om van haar wilde weŽ agter te laat en weer die goeie meisie te wees wat sy eens was. Nie lank nŠ die semester begin het nie, sy ontdek sy sy is swanger. Agtien en alleen, besluit sy om haar geheim met Cole te deel. Cole wat nie afgeskrik word deur die nuus nie en wat vir die eerste keer in sy lewe verlief is, is vasbeslote om Elise te ondersteun. Selfs al beteken dit dat hy universiteit moet misloop, met haar trou en ’n ander man se kind moet grootmaak. Wanneer Elise besluit om haar baba te laat aanneem, word sy in verbinding gebring met Aaron en Lucy Williams wat na Bloomington, Indiana, getrek het om sewe pynlike jare van onvrugbaarheid te ontsnap. Met Cole wat oor haar waghou en Aaron en Lucy wat angstig wag om hul nuwe baba te verwelkom, neem Elise ’n onverwagte besluit – een wat almal se planne verander. Twee weke is ’n hartroerende verhaal wat wys hoe vinnig dinge in ’n tydperk van twee weke kan verander, maar bowenal oor liefde, geloof en wat dit werklik beteken om ’n gesin te wees.

Karen Kingsbury is ’n USA Today- en New York Times -topverkoperskrywer en Amerika se gewildste inspirerende romanskrywer. Daar het al meer as 50 romans uit haar pen verskyn en sy spog met verkope van meer as 20 miljoen boeke.

Plumeria - A Novel (Paperback): Zanele Dlamini Plumeria - A Novel (Paperback)
Zanele Dlamini
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Three women make their New Year resolutions, o find who they are. The universe conspires and gives them what they want, are they ready to embrace the transformation. Ntokozo: Startup business woman, loses her voice after losing her mother and boyfriend at the same time. In search for her voice, she finds more that she anticipated… Pinky :Upon realizing that Law is her real passion, pregnant and her boyfriend has proposed. What choice does she have when she’s not the fiancť? Zakithi:All it takes is to see someone else cry to open yourself up to help. As a mother to a toddler, wife to a corporate attorney, beautiful house, fancy Mercedes and a stunning Cartier ring she’s fighting the voice of unhappiness. Her door to happiness means choosing between herself and her son, what kind of woman choose the former..

The Christmas Party (Paperback): Karen Swan The Christmas Party (Paperback)
Karen Swan 1
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The Christmas Party is a delicious, page-turning story full of twists and turns. At an elegant country house party, shocking secrets and unexpected romances hide just beneath the surface . . . A must-read for the festive season by Karen Swan, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Christmas Secret and Christmas at Tiffany's.

When Declan Lorne, the last remaining knight in Ireland, dies suddenly, an ancient title passes with him. But his estate on Ireland’s rugged south-west coast is left to his three daughters. The two eldest, Ottie and Pip, inherit in line with expectations, but to everyone’s surprise – and dismay – it is the errant baby of the family, Willow, who gets the castle.

Why her? Something unknown – something terrible - made her turn her back on her family three years earlier, escaping to Dublin and vowing never to return. So when Willow quickly announces she is selling up, her revenge seems sweet and the once-close sisters are pushed to breaking point: in desperation, Pip risks everything to secure her own future, and Ottie makes a decision that will ruin lives. It’s each woman for herself.

Before moving in, Connor Shaye, the prospective new owner, negotiates throwing a lavish party at the castle just days before Christmas – his hello, their goodbye. But as their secrets begin to catch up with them, Ottie, Willow and Pip are forced to ask themselves which is harder: stepping into the future, or letting go of the past?

'A real treat to get absolutely lost in. Go on - spoil yourself!' - Veronica Henry, bestselling author of Christmas at the Beach Hut

What Karen's readers say . . .

'This is a perfect winter's day read, that will have you utterly absorbed...'
'Full of intrigue, secrets, heartbreak, love'
'If you're after a book with a truly Christmas feel, full of drama, mystery, heart and hope then The Christmas Lights is a book for you'
'Crammed with love, heartbreak and powerful secrets this Christmas story with substance is not to be missed!'
'The Christmas Lights is the perfect Christmas read . . . The festive season can now commence!'

Laetitia Rodd and the Case of the Wandering Scholar (Paperback): Saunders Kate Saunders Laetitia Rodd and the Case of the Wandering Scholar (Paperback)
Saunders Kate Saunders 1
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It is 1851 and Mrs Rodd has received an unusual commission: wealthy businessman Jacob Welland is dying of consumption and implores our redoubtable detective to find his beloved brother, whom he has not seen for fifteen years. Joshua Welland was an Oxford scholar; brilliant, eccentric and desperately poor. Nobody can say exactly when he disappeared from his college, but he had taken to wandering the countryside and one day simply failed to return. Since then, there have been several sightings of his lonely, ragged figure. Ten years ago a friend spotted him in a gypsy camp, where it was rumoured he was learning great secrets that would one day astound the world. Mrs Rodd uses her search as an opportunity to reconnect with a couple from her past, but then a violent murder is committed and Scotland Yard are called to investigate. Mrs Rodd's old friend Inspector Blackbeard doesn't want to hear any nonsense about gypsies or secrets. Mrs Rodd, however, is convinced that something very sinister is lurking in this peaceful landscape.

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