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Travel Light, Move Fast (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Travel Light, Move Fast (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller 1
R390 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R125 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived.

After her father’s sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she will need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins Travel Light, Move Fast, the unforgettable story of Tim Fuller, a self-exiled black sheep who moved to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian Bush War before settling as a banana farmer in Zambia. A man who preferred chaos to predictability, to revel in promise rather than wallow in regret, and who was more afraid of becoming bored than of getting lost, he taught his daughters to live as if everything needed to happen all together, all at once—or not at all. Now, in the wake of his death, Fuller internalizes his lessons with clear eyes and celebrates a man who swallowed life whole.

A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father’s death, as she and her mother return to his farm with his ashes and contend with his overwhelming absence, and her childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking grand misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, Fuller takes their insatiable appetite for life to heart. Here, in Fuller’s Africa, is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from one of our finest writers.

Leaving Before The Rains Come (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Leaving Before The Rains Come (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller 1
R236 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight.

In her twenties Alexandra Fuller embarked on a new journey, into a long, tempestuous marriage to Charlie Ross, the love of her life. In this frank, personal memoir, she charts their twenty years together, from the brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains of Wyoming - the new adventures, the unexplored paths, the insurmountable obstacles... and the many signals that they missed along the way.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller 1
R214 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R55 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulnesstells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children - a girl and a boy. However, life became increasingly difficult and they moved to Rhodesia to work as farm managers. The previous farm manager had committed suicide. His ghost appeared at the foot of their bed and seemed to be trying to warn them of something. Shortly after this, one of their golden children died. Africa was no longer the playground of Nicola's childhood. They returned to England where the author was born before they returned to Rhodesia and to the civil war. The last part of the book sees the Fullers in their old age on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley. They had built their ramshackle dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness. In local custom, this tree is the meeting place for villagers determined to resolve disputes. It is in the spirit of this Forgetfulness that Nicola finally forgot - but did not forgive - all her enemies including her daughter and the Apostle, a squatter who has taken up in her bananas with his seven wives and forty-nine children. Funny, tragic, terrifying, exotic and utterly unself-conscious, this is a story of survival and madness, love and war, passion and compassion.

Travel Light, Move Fast (Hardcover, Main): Alexandra Fuller Travel Light, Move Fast (Hardcover, Main)
Alexandra Fuller 1
R399 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When her father becomes gravely ill on holiday in Budapest, Alexandra Fuller rushes to join her mother at his bedside, where they see out his last days together and then carry his ashes back to their farm in Zambia. A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father's death. She contends with his overwhelming absence, and her memories of a childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. She then faces seemingly irreparable family fallout, new love found and lost, and, eventually, further unimaginable bereavement. Bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, here is a story of joy, resilience and vitality, from a writer at the very height of her powers.

Best American Travel Writing 2019 (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Best American Travel Writing 2019 (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller
R393 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R127 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING gathers together a satisfyingly varied medley of perspectives, all exploring what it means to travel somewhere new. For the past two decades, readers have come to recognize this annual volume as the gold standard for excellence in travel writing.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Paperback, Export): Alexandra Fuller Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Paperback, Export)
Alexandra Fuller
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

ocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulnesstells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children. However, life became increasingly difficult and they moved to Rhodesia to work as farm managers. The previous farm manager had committed suicide. His ghost appeared at the foot of their bed and seemed to be trying to warn them of something. Shortly after this, one of their golden children died. Africa was no longer the playground of Nicola's childhood. They returned to England where the author was born before they returned to Rhodesia and to the civil war. The last part of the book sees the Fullers in their old age on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley. They built their ramshackle dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness, which is the meeting place for villagers to resolve disputes. It is in the spirit of this Forgetfulness that Nicola finally forgot - but did not forgive - all her enemies including her daughter. Funny, tragic, terrifying, exotic and utterly unself-conscious, this is a story of survival and madness, love and war, passion and compassion.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (Paperback, Main Market Ed.): Alexandra Fuller Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)
Alexandra Fuller; Introduction by Anne Enright 1
R266 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R59 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an introduction by author Anne Enright. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond. How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to. As the daughter of white settlers in war-torn 1970s Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller remembers a time when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. This is her story - of a civil war, of a quixotic battle with nature and loss, and of a family's unbreakable bond with the continent that came to define, scar and heal them. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Alexandra Fuller's classic memoir of an African childhood is suffused with laughter and warmth even amid disaster. Unsentimental and unflinching, but always enchanting, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.

Leaving Before the Rains Come (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Leaving Before the Rains Come (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller
R341 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Quiet Until the Thaw (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Quiet Until the Thaw (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller
R373 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R98 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Leaving Before the Rains Come (Hardcover): Alexandra Fuller Leaving Before the Rains Come (Hardcover)
Alexandra Fuller
R547 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R47 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Looking to rebuild after a painful divorce, Alexandra Fuller turns to her African past for clues to living a life fully and without fear
A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, "Leaving Before the Rains Come "is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. "Leaving Before the Rains Come" begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller's delicate balance--between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage--irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia--elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day--Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fuller's father--"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife--was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. "Leaving Before the Rains Come" showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, " Leaving Before the Rains Come" is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller's Africa.

Travel Light, Move Fast (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Alexandra Fuller Travel Light, Move Fast (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Alexandra Fuller
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - An African Childhood (Paperback, Random House trade pbk. ed): Alexandra Fuller Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - An African Childhood (Paperback, Random House trade pbk. ed)
Alexandra Fuller
R361 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R69 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.

Travel Light, Move Fast (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Travel Light, Move Fast (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller
R339 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R65 (19%) Out of stock
Quiet Until the Thaw (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Alexandra Fuller Quiet Until the Thaw (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Alexandra Fuller
R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Out of stock
To the Wedding (Standard format, CD): Alexandra Fuller To the Wedding (Standard format, CD)
Alexandra Fuller
R388 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R78 (20%) Out of stock

Since the original Book-of-the Month Club was founded in 1926, book clubs and reading groups have been an integral part of print publishing and a consummate advocate of the writing craft. And yet, this type of advocacy has never found its way into the audio medium ... until now. Recorded Books Unabridged is proud to introduce the Author Pick book club, an exclusive stand alone audio series in which best-selling authors handpick and oftentimes actually narrate their favorite books. In To the Wedding John Berger offers us a sharply modern situation set in the traditionally pastoral and idyllic background of rural Europe. Beautiful, vibrant Ninon falls in love and becomes engaged to a young Italian, Gino, but soon before their wedding she discovers that she has contracted HIV through a brief encounter several years earlier. She tries to break the engagement but Gino, in an act of passionate and redemptive love, insists that the marriage will occur. The wedding itself, celebrated in a little village on the Po delta, becomes a magical feast in which all the novel's lost and searching souls, including Ninon's grieving father, Jean, and her mother, Zdena, a Slovakian intellectual who left Jean and Ninon many years earlier, are drawn into the joyful circle and regenerated by the power of Gino and Ninon's timeless love. Berger demonstrates that even the cruelest fate can be endured and even transcended through courage, love, and determination.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Hardcover): Alexandra Fuller Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Hardcover)
Alexandra Fuller 1
R400 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R80 (20%) Out of stock

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness tells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children - a girl and a boy. However, life became increasingly difficult and they moved to Rhodesia to work as farm managers. The previous farm manager had committed suicide. His ghost appeared at the foot of their bed and seemed to be trying to warn them of something. Shortly after this, one of their golden children died. Africa was no longer the playground of Nicola's childhood. They returned to England where the author was born before they returned to Rhodesia and to the civil war. The last part of the book sees the Fullers in their old age on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley. They had built their ramshackle dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness. In local custom, this tree is the meeting place for villagers determined to resolve disputes. It is in the spirit of this Forgetfulness that Nicola finally forgot - but did not forgive - all her enemies including her daughter and the Apostle, a squatter who has taken up in her bananas with his seven wives and forty-nine children. Funny, tragic, terrifying, exotic and utterly unself-conscious, this is a story of survival and madness, love and war, passion and compassion.

The Legend of Colton H. Bryant (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller The Legend of Colton H. Bryant (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller
R337 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R65 (19%) Out of stock

A heartrending story of the human spirit from the author of the bestselling "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight"
Alexandra Fuller returns with the unforgettable true story of Colton H. Bryant, a soulful boy with a mustang-taming heart who comes of age in the oil fields and open plains of Wyoming. After surviving a sometimes cruel adolescence with his own brand of optimistic goofiness, Colton goes to work on an oil rig-and there the biggest heart in the world can't save him from the new, unkind greed that has possessed his beloved Wyoming during the latest boom.
Colton's story could not be told without telling of the land that grew him, where the great high plains meet the Rocky Mountains to create a vista of lonely beauty. It is here that the existence of one boy is a true story as deeply moving as the life that inspired it.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller
R326 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R61 (19%) Out of stock

A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness "is an intimate exploration of Fuller's parents and of the price of being possessed by Africa's uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land. We follow Tim and Nicola Fuller hopscotching the continent, restlessly trying to establish a home. War, hardship, and tragedy follow the family even as Nicola fights to hold on to her children, her land, her sanity. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken by the continent she loves, it is the African earth that revives and nurtures her. "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness" is Fuller at her very best.

Portraits 2005-2016 (Hardcover): Annie Leibovitz Portraits 2005-2016 (Hardcover)
Annie Leibovitz; Contributions by Alexandra Fuller 1
R2,060 R1,531 Discovery Miles 15 310 Save R529 (26%) Out of stock

In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, iconic portraits sit side by side never-before-published photographs. Afterword by Annie Leibovitz.

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005. In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.

Travel Light, Move Fast (Hardcover): Alexandra Fuller Travel Light, Move Fast (Hardcover)
Alexandra Fuller
R545 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R109 (20%) Out of stock
Scribbling the Cat - Travels with an African Soldier (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Scribbling the Cat - Travels with an African Soldier (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller
R321 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R22 (7%) Out of stock

With the same disarmingly unguarded prose that won her critical acclaim for "Donat Letas Go to the Dogs Tonight," Alexandra Fuller tells of her unusual friendship with aKaaa white African and veteran of the brutal, racially divided Rhodesian War. An engrossing and haunting tale of love, godliness, hate, war, and survival, "Scribbling the Cat" recounts the journey she makes with K into the lands that hold the scars of their war, from Zambia through Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and into Mozambique. Driven by memories, they venture deeper into the countriesa remote bush, where they encounter other veterans and survivors and confront the demons of Kas past: a violent war marked by racial strife, jungle battles, torture, and the murdering of innocent civilians.

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