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You Will Be Safe Here (Paperback): Damian Barr You Will Be Safe Here (Paperback)
Damian Barr 1
R423 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R135 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The stunning and shocking debut novel from the award-winning author of Maggie & Me. Set in South Africa, You Will Be Safe Here explores legacies of abuse, redemption and the strength of the human spirit

South Africa, 1901, the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise: they will be safe.

Johannesburg, 2010. Sixteen-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog. Worried he's not turning out right, his ma and her boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Training Camp. Here they 'make men out of boys'. Guaranteed.

You Will Be Safe Here is a deeply moving novel of connected parts. Inspired by real events, it uncovers a hidden colonial history and present-day darkness while exploring our capacity for cruelty and kindness.

You Will Be Safe Here (Paperback): Damian Barr You Will Be Safe Here (Paperback)
Damian Barr 1
R235 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An Observer, Guardian, Financial Times, Sunday Times South Africa, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Big Issue and Strong Words Pick of the Year
An Irish Times and The Times Summer Reading Pick
Shortlisted for the Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year Award

'Beautifully written and emotionally devastating' Daily Mail

A beautiful and heart-breaking story set in South Africa where two mothers - a century apart - must fight for their sons, unaware their fates are inextricably linked.

Orange Free State, 1901. At the height of the Boer War, Sarah van der Watt and her six-year-old son Fred can only watch as the British burn their farm. The polite invaders cart them off to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp promising you will be safe here.

Johannesburg, 2010. Sixteen-year-old Willem is an outsider who just wants to be left alone with his Harry Potter books and Britney, his beloved pug. Worried he's turning out soft, his Ma and her new boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Camp, where they 'make men out of boys.' Guaranteed.

The red earth of the veldt keeps countless secrets whether beaten by the blistering sun or stretching out beneath starlit stillness. But no secret can stay buried forever.

You Will Be Safe Here (Hardcover): Damian Barr You Will Be Safe Here (Hardcover)
Damian Barr 1
R485 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R96 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An Observer, Guardian, Financial Times, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Big Issue and Strong Words Pick of the Year 'This is a book that tilts the world' STYLIST 'A gripping, heartbreaking tale of uncomfortable histories and the resilience of love' GRAHAM NORTON 'I want you to read this ... I enjoy a lot of books but few stay with me like this has' PHILIPPA PERRY 'Completely gripping and profoundly moving' MAGGIE O'FARRELL 'Very beautiful. Only a truly wise and kind person could write such a book' MAX PORTER 'Heart-wrenching ... redemptive and full of love' JOJO MOYES A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME The book that will change the way you see the world. 2010. Sixteen-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog. Worried he's not turning out right, his ma and her boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Training Camp. Here they 'make men out of boys'. Guaranteed. 1901. The height of the second Boer War in South Africa. Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise: they will be safe.

Common People - An Anthology of Working-Class Writers (Paperback): Kit De Waal Common People - An Anthology of Working-Class Writers (Paperback)
Kit De Waal; Contributions by Malorie Blackman, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Lisa McInerney, Louise Doughty, … 1
R286 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R74 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed. Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life, the joy and sorrow, the solidarity and the differences, the everyday wisdom and poetry of the woman at the bus stop, the waiter, the hairdresser. Here, Kit de Waal brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class. Features original pieces from Damian Barr, Malorie Blackman, Lisa Blower, Jill Dawson, Louise Doughty, Stuart Maconie, Chris McCrudden, Lisa McInerney, Paul McVeigh, Daljit Nagra, Dave O'Brien, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Anita Sethi, Tony Walsh, Alex Wheatle and more.

Maggie & Me (Paperback): Damian Barr Maggie & Me (Paperback)
Damian Barr 1
R235 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive. Damian, his sister and his Catholic mum move in with her sinister new boyfriend while his Protestant dad shacks up with the glamorous Mary the Canary. Divided by sectarian suspicion, the community is held together by the sprawling Ravenscraig Steelworks. But darkness threatens as Maggie takes hold: she snatches school milk, smashes the unions and makes greed good. Following Maggie's advice, Damian works hard and plans his escape. He discovers that stories can save your life and - in spite of violence, strikes, AIDS and Clause 28 - manages to fall in love dancing to Madonna in Glasgow's only gay club. Maggie & Me is a touching and darkly witty memoir about surviving Thatcher's Britain; a story of growing up gay in a straight world and coming out the other side in spite of, and maybe because of, the iron lady. Damian Barr's critically acclaimed debut novel, YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE, also available now.

You Will Be Safe Here (Hardcover): Damian Barr You Will Be Safe Here (Hardcover)
Damian Barr
R632 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R130 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
You Will Be Safe Here (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Damian Barr You Will Be Safe Here (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Damian Barr
R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Out of stock
Maggie & Me - Coming Out and Coming of Age in 1980s Scotland (Paperback): Damian Barr Maggie & Me - Coming Out and Coming of Age in 1980s Scotland (Paperback)
Damian Barr
R373 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R24 (6%) Out of stock

On October 12, 1984, an IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. Meanwhile, in small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mother rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive.Damian, his sister, and his Catholic mother move in with her sinister new boyfriend, while his Protestant dad shacks up with the glamorous "Mary the Canary." Divided by sectarian suspicion, the community is held together by the sprawling Ravenscraig Steelworks. But darkness threatens as Thatcher takes hold: she snatches school milk, smashes the unions, and makes greed good. But Damian follows Maggie's advice, working hard and planning his escape. He discovers that stories can save your life, and--in spite of violence, strikes, and AIDS--manages to fall in love dancing to Madonna in Glasgow's only gay club. "Maggie & Me" is a touching and darkly witty memoir about surviving Thatcher's Britain.It's about coming out the other side in spite of, and maybe because of, the Iron Lady.

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