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With a foreword from Martina Cole, the Queen of CrimeMost authors write what they know. Linda Calvey writes what she lived. They grew up with nothing. Just a regular family scraping by, living an honest life while crime ruled the East End. Until all that honesty and all that hard work left them with nothing. Poor, destitute and hungry, young Ruby decides to pull them from the ashes. It starts as one job, one step outside the law. Yet that one step sets her on a path - straight to the top. But in the East End you don't build an empire without making a few enemies . . . Welcome to the underbelly of London, where criminals run the streets and one woman will do anything to protect her family. The crime debut novel of the year, perfect for readers who loved No Mercy and Queenie.
’n Nuwe novelle van die gewilde skrywer Jeanne Goosen verskyn binnekort by Hemel & See Boeke. Sneeu in die Karoo ’n uiters rare boek, waarin twee novelles verskyn: Eerstens Jeanne Goosen se beskrywing van ’n maand se verblyf in Nieu-Bethesda. Sy gaan juis na dié klein Karoodorpie om te skryf en neem haar huishulp, Agnes Morao, saam.
Om Agnes besig te hou, koop Jeanne vir haar ’n Croxley oefenboek en ’n pen. Agnes begin skryf oor alles wat sy in Nieu-Bethesda ervaar – en oor haar kinderdae – terwyl die eintlike skrywer, Jeanne Goosen, nie aan die werk kan kom nie.
Die verskyning van Agnes se boek – dit is ook die titel daarvan – in een band saam met Jeanne Goosen se novelle is heel waarskynlik ’n eerste in wêreldletterkunde!
Die storie van ’n seun, Paul, se komplekse verhouding met sy gewelddadige dog charismatiese alkoholis-pa. Paul onthou sy ouers se somtydse versoening, gevolg deur desperate vlugtogte saam met sy ma.
Dit is ook die roerende verhaal van Paul se ontwikkeling as jongman, en van sy selfontdekking. En die storie van sy ontferming oor sy vervreemde half-broer, iemand wat hy met alle mag wil beskerm, die enigste ander persoon wat dáárdie man “Pa” kan noem.
’n Reeks geheimsinnige oorsese betalings aan weeskinders van die Bosoorlog het die Inkomstediens diep bekommerd. Dit dra die vingermerke van die ou SAW se koverte intelligensiegroep, Delta 40.
Tex se aandag is erg verdeel tussen dié saak en die selfdood van die Engelsman, ‘n oud-makker, wat uit gewetensbeswaardheid nooit aan ‘n vuurwapen gevat het nie. Met Carlos nou terug in Angola, probeer Tex die vreemde omstandighede van die Engelsman se dood opsy skuif en Helena met die naspoor van die geheimsinnige transaksies help.
Maar hy en Carlos se bosoorlog-verlede – en die spoor van ‘n ivoor-smokkelnetwerk wat hulle saam met die Engelsman in Angola oopgekrap het – bly opdring tot Tex dit nie meer kan ignoreer nie.
It has been 25 years since a local man raged through the small town of Hartstead, shooting eleven people dead at random. Cassie Coleman was only four when Travis Green killed his last victim: the father she never knew.
Cassie has spent her life trying to escape her past, but she is forced to return home when her mother starts forgetting even the basic details of hers. Then a strange discovery amongst her mother's possessions calls into question everything Cassie thought she knew about the eleven murders all those years ago.
And on her quest for answers, Cassie realizes the past is a complicated thing. Some can't remember, some don't want to. And some will do anything to ensure it stays buried...
A spellbinding debut novel set between WW2 and contemporary Malaysia.
Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the dark memories home brings, for as long as it takes to escape. But a reckoning is coming.
Stuck together in in the rising heat, both women must untangle the truth from the myth of their family's past.What happened to Durga's mother after she gave birth? Why did so many of their family members disappear during the war? And who is to blame for the childhood tragedy that haunts her to this day?
In her stunning debut novel Catherine Menon traces one family's story from 1920 to the present, unravelling a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and redemption against the backdrop of natural disasters and fallen empires. Written in vivid technicolour, with an electric daughter-grandmother relationship at its heart, Fragile Monsters explores what happens when secrets fester through the generations. As they will learn, in a place ravaged by floods, it is only a matter of time before the bones of the past emerge.
A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. Jim Kay's incredible illustrations, paired with much loved quotations from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, bring to life all of the magic, beauty and wonder of the wizarding world. This is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever been captivated by the Boy Who Lived. Each day features a favourite anniversary or meaningful memory from the Harry Potter novels. All around, Jim Kay's scenic artwork and decorative painter's marks bring that moment to life in breathtaking detail. His unique interpretation is both captivating and transporting - picture frozen icicles glinting on the snowy towers of Hogwarts, the dancing eyes of Professor Albus Dumbledore, or the infectious hustle and bustle of Diagon Alley. Inside, a selection of his most iconic illustrations are joined by previously unseen pencil sketches and preparatory pieces, offering a unique and fascinating insight into the artist's sketchbook. Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world has been enchanting readers since the publication of the groundbreaking Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2015. Now, as he continues to illustrate the stories, both lifelong fans and new readers can explore that world further. The Kate Greenaway Medal winner's bewitching character studies, sweeping landscapes and beautifully observed pencil details reveal the skill and process of an artist working at the peak of his powers. This is the perfect gift to give at birthdays and Christmas, to share at bedtime or to make a friend smile. A Magical Year brings together Harry, Ron, Hermione and a host of other beloved characters in a glorious illustrated compendium that readers everywhere will cherish for years to come.
The prequel novel to the globally bestselling Wheel of Time series - a fantasy phenomenon The city of Canluum lies close to the scarred and desolate wastes of the Blight, a walled haven from the dangers away to the north, and a refuge from the ill works of those who serve the Dark One. Or so it is said. The city that greets Al'Lan Mandragoran, exiled king of Malkier and the finest swordsman of his generation, is instead one that is rife with rumour and the whisperings of Shadowspawn. Proof, should he have required it, that the Dark One grows powerful once more and that his minions are at work throughout the lands. And yet it is within Canluum's walls that Lan will meet a woman who will shape his destiny. Moiraine is a young and powerful Aes Sedai who has journeyed to the city in search of a bondsman. She requires aid in a desperate quest to prove the truth of a vague and largely discredited prophecy - one that speaks of a means to turn back the shadow, and of a child who may be the dragon reborn. 'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX The Wheel of Time The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)
Clara's sister is missing. Angry, rebellious Rose, had a row with their mother, stormed out of the house and simply disappeared. Eight-year-old Clara, isolated by her distraught parents' efforts to protect her from the truth, is grief-stricken and bewildered.
Liam Kane, newly divorced, newly unemployed, newly arrived in this small northern town, moves into the house next door, a house left to him by an old woman he can barely remember and within hours gets a visit from the police. It seems he's suspected of a crime.
At the end of her life Elizabeth Orchard is thinking about a crime too, one committed thirty years ago that had tragic consequences for two families and in particular for one small child. She desperately wants to make amends before she dies.
Set in Northern Ontario in 1972, A Town Called Solace explores the relationships of these three people brought together by fate and the mistakes of the past. By turns gripping and darkly funny, it uncovers the layers of grief and remorse and love that connect us, but shows that sometimes a new life is possible.
Ellen and Alexa have survived hangovers, dodgy landlords and most of their twenties together. But can they survive this?
One Saturday morning, while nursing The Hangover from Hell, a flooded kitchen leads best mates Ellen and Alexa, and hapless housemate Jack, into their attic to turn off the water supply. But when Ben - Alexa's date from the night before - walks in, the door slams, the handle breaks and all four of them are trapped. Cue The Worst morning-after-the-night before.
As the hours tick by, Ellen nurses her sore head and watches as her best friend falls for this handsome stranger. Only for a horrifying realisation to hit. She is sure she knows Ben from somewhere.
Frantically searching her memories, Ellen tries to piece together exactly how they've met before. When a distant memory finally comes to her, she desperately wonders: could Ben really be who she thinks he is... And more importantly, what on earth is she going to do about it...
Welcome to The Lock In. This is a hilarious story of housemates and hangovers and friendship and dating as four twenty-somethings discover what The Worst morning-after-the-night-before really looks like.
Dekades lank het Peet van Jaarsveld sy bokplaas Syferfontein in die Karoo met 'n ysterhand bestuur. Na die afsterwe van sy eggenoot leef hy in toenemende isolasie van sy kinders en die gemeenskap en probeer homself probeer oortuig dat sy dade en ongenaakbare houding teenoor ander verantwoord is.
Tydens Geloftenaweek in 1960 gebeur daar enkele dinge op sy plaas wat sy ouderdom, eiesinnigheid en verval onder die vergrootglas plaas. Syferfontein is die noukeurige en vaardige bestekopname van die herinneringe, denke en drome van ’n bejaarde man en vertel die verhaal van die uiteindelike ondergang van ’n patriargale Afrikaner oor die tydsverloop van 'n enkele naweek.
In hierdie tragedie waarin Peet van Jaarsveld van sy verlede rekenskap neem, wys outeur Cas Wepener ons 'n wereld en 'n denkwyse wat op makabere manier sowel vertroud as vreemd is.
Hulle albei het dit tog vertel. Dit is wat sy onthou toe sy tussen ’n klomp papiere die uitdruk van ’n ou e-pos van haar kry. Hoe Vader hulle Ventershoop toe gestuur het en toe alles voorsien het, selfs die kar, die petrol. Maar hulle het ooreengekom dat hy ook – in sy woorde – van die wonder sou getuig het. Wat het daarvan geword?
Die getuienis is ’n egpaar se verslag van ’n reis. Dit is die verslag van drome en visioene, van wonderwerke en vloeke, van bloedverwantskappe en sluimerende woede.
A story of a boy’s complicated relationship with his violent, but charismatic, alcoholic father. The son, Paul, recalls periods that his parents reconciled, followed by times of desperate flight with his damaged mother. It is also a poignant coming-of-age and a coming-out tale as Paul discovers his identity.
And a story of brotherly love, as he seeks to protect from harm his estranged half-brother – the only other person who can call that man ‘Dad’.
Peaces is the story of Otto and Xavier Shin, a couple who embark on a mysterious train journey that takes them far beyond any destination they could have anticipated.
As the carriages roll along they discover each is more curious and fascinating than the last, becoming embroiled in this strange train and its intrigue. Who is Ava Kapoor, the sole full-time inhabitant of the train, and what is her relationship to a man named Prem? Are they passengers or prisoners? We discover who orchestrated the journey, hurtling them all into their past for clues.
This is a brilliant, wise, strange and, above all, beautiful novel.
Vyf vooraanstaande sakemanne van Pretoria word koelbloedig met hul eie
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'The farewell calls from the planes... the mounting terror of air traffic control... the mothers who knew they were witnessing their loved ones perish... From an author who's spent 5 years reconstructing its horror, never has the story been told with such devastating, human force' Daily Mail This is a 9/11 book like no other. Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of the events in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Fall and Rise is a mesmerising, minute-by-minute account of that terrible day. In the days and months after 9/11, Mitchell Zuckoff, then a reporter for the Boston Globe, wrote about the attacks, the victims, and their families. After further years of meticulous reporting, Zuckoff has filled Fall and Rise with voices of the lost and the saved. The result is an utterly gripping book, filled with intimate stories of people most affected by the events of that sunny Tuesday in September: an out-of-work actor stuck in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center; the heroes aboard Flight 93 deciding to take action; a veteran trapped in the inferno in the Pentagon; the fire chief among the first on the scene in sleepy Shanksville; a team of firefighters racing to save an injured woman and themselves; and the men, women, and children flying across country to see loved ones or for work who suddenly faced terrorists bent on murder. Fall and Rise will open new avenues of understanding for everyone who thinks they know the story of 9/11, bringing to life - and in some cases, bringing back to life - the extraordinary ordinary people who experienced the worst day in modern American history. Destined to be a classic, Fall and Rise will move, shock, inspire, and fill hearts with love and admiration for the human spirit as it triumphs in the face of horrifying events.
Vicky Turnbull has never regretted giving up her career for family life in the suburbs. And apart from being outstandingly good at paintball, no one would ever know that in a past life she was an undercover spy and has been trained to kill a man with her bare hands. Not even her husband, and certainly not the other mums at the school gate.
But beneath the school runs and bake sales, Vicky had never quite said goodbye to the past. So, when a newcomer on the PTA sets alarms bells ringing and MI5 comes calling, she’s determined to prove that despite her expanding waistline and love of pink gin, she’s still every bit the cold-eyed special operative.
When the assignment gets uncomfortably close to home, Vicky must decide if she has got what the job takes after all, and if home is really where her heart is…
’n Vrou, Katerina Steenkamp, haar oog ferm op die berg, gaan op ’n aanlyn dating site en ontmoet mense met onverwagse gevolge. ’n Man, sy kop vol apokaliptiese frases, patrolleer die strate sonder enige sigbare voorneme of doel. ’n Ander man hou die naghemel dop en wag op die koms van ’n elliptiese tuig. Nog ’n vrou, aan die einde van haar lewe, besin oor haar huwelik, en die lewens van haar drie susters. ’n Uitdagende roman, wat bowenal dui op vernuwing in Winterbach se werk.
’n Reeksmoordenaar jag by stormweer, en Rooi en Kassie moet hom vastrek. Die Hartedief kom met moord weg, en dan is Kassie se volle aandag ook nie eintlik by die saak nie, want hy is smoorverlief op ’n aanvallige mede-seëlversamelaar. Vlerksleep is nie vir sissies nie. Om sake vir hom en Rooi te vererger word hul baas daarvan verdink dat sy hul ondersoek in die wiele ry, en Kassie moet haar onskuld bewys. Intussen word Kaapse vroue vermoor wanneer daar onweer broei.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
Dalk is hy hier. Besig om jou dop te hou.
A woman invites a famed artist to visit the remote coastal region where she lives, in the belief that his vision will penetrate the mystery of her life and landscape. Over the course of one hot summer, his provocative presence provides the frame for a study of female fate and male privilege, of the geometries of human relationships, and of the struggle to live morally between our internal and external worlds.
With its examination of the possibility that art can both save and destroy us, Second Place is deeply affirming of the human soul, while grappling with its darkest demons.
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