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The African Queen (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): C.S. Forester The African Queen (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
C.S. Forester; Introduction by Giles Foden
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Central Africa, 1914; Rose Sayer, a thirty-three year-old English woman, is left alone when her missionary brother dies. Her only route out is aboard The African Queen, a steam-powered launch captained by Cockney mechanic, Charlie Alnutt. Determined to do her bit for the war effort and to avenge her brother, Rose persuades Charlie that they should attack the German gunboat, the Koenigin Luise. And so begins a most unlikely alliance and love affair, as Charlie and Rose venture down the treacherous Ulanga river encountering danger and adventure at every turn.This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The African Queen by C. S. Forester features an introduction by the award-winning author and journalist, Giles Foden.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

King Solomon's Mines (Paperback): H. Rider Haggard King Solomon's Mines (Paperback)
H. Rider Haggard; Edited by Robert Hampson; Preface by Giles Foden
R189 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R58 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first great "Lost World" action-adventure-a precursor to Indiana Jones
H. Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines" has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in search of a lost friend-and a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon. Led by the English adventurer and fortune hunter Allan Quartermain, they discover a frozen corpse, survive untold dangers in remote mountains and deserts, and encounter the merciless King Twala en route to the legendary hoard of diamonds.

A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali (Paperback, Main - Canons Reissue): Gil Courtemanche A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali (Paperback, Main - Canons Reissue)
Gil Courtemanche; Introduction by Giles Foden; Translated by Patricia Claxton 1
R231 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R58 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the middle of Kigali is a swimming pool at the Hotel des Mille-Collines. It is a magnet for a privileged group of residents, a place where middle-class Rwandans drink with melancholy expatriates and prostitutes. But beyond the walls of the hotel exists a chaotic society in which millions live in poverty, surrounded by violence and disease. In this troubled world, Valcourt, a Canadian journalist, falls for Gentille, a beautiful Hutu waitress. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a poignant love story, a stirring hymn to humanity and a modern classic of spellbinding power, confronting the nightmare that ravaged Rwanda in the 1990s.

Conradology - A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Conrad (Paperback): s. J. Bradley, Grazyna Plebanek, Jan Krasnowolski,... Conradology - A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Conrad (Paperback)
s. J. Bradley, Grazyna Plebanek, Jan Krasnowolski, Richard Niland, Paul Theroux, …
R239 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R66 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Secret Agent - With an Introduction by Giles Foden (Paperback): Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent - With an Introduction by Giles Foden (Paperback)
Joseph Conrad; Introduction by Giles Foden
R145 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R37 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GILES FODEN London is under threat. It has become a haven for political exiles and anarchists. Frequent bomb threats and disturbances interrupt the lives of the city's inhabitants, who live in fear of the terrorists in their midst. One such terrorist is Verloc. He is the secret agent who is given the mission to strike right at the heart of London's pride by blowing up Greenwich Observatory. But his decision to drag his innocent family into the plot leads to tragic consequences on a more personal than political level.

Body of Work - 40 Years of Creative Writing at UEA (Hardcover): Giles Foden Body of Work - 40 Years of Creative Writing at UEA (Hardcover)
Giles Foden; Illustrated by Jeff Fisher
R666 R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Save R143 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is an essential companion for young writers facing the long period of apprenticeship that lies ahead of them, with over 50 pieces by writers connected with Britain's most famous creative writing course, full of practical advice and fascinating anecdotes by and about figures such as Angus Wilson and Ian McEwan.

The Last King of Scotland (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed): Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed)
Giles Foden
R292 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R54 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Winner of the Whitebread Award

"This decidedly quirky yet absorbing first novel--that brings to mind the diabolical Evelyn Waugh."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. And so begins a fateful dalliance with the central African leader whose Emperor Jones-style autocracy would transform into a reign of terror.

In The Last King of Scotland Foden's Amin is as ridiculous as he is abhorrent: a grown man who must be burped like an infant, a self-proclaimed cannibalist who, at the end of his 8 years in power, would be responsible for 300,000 deaths. And as Garrigan awakens to his patient's baroque barbarism--and his own complicity in it--we enter a venturesome meditation on conscience, charisma, and the slow corruption of the human heart. Brilliantly written, comic and profound, The Last King of Scotland announces a major new talent.

"Genuinely beautiful and disturbing."--The Village Voice

Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure - The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika (Paperback): Giles Foden Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure - The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika (Paperback)
Giles Foden
R288 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R19 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Whitbread Award--winning author of "The Last King of Scotland brings his extensive knowledge of Africa to his first work of nonfiction: the incredible true story that inspired the classic film "The African Queen.
When the First World War breaks out, the British navy is committed to engaging the enemy wherever there is water to float a ship-even if the body of water in question is a remote African lake and the enemy an intimidating fleet of German steamers. The leader of this improbable mission is Geoffrey Spicer-Simson, the oldest lieutenant commander in the navy, whose career thus far had been distinguished by two sinkings. His seemingly impossible charge: to trek overland through the African bush hauling "Mimi and "Toutou-two forty-foot mahogany gunboats-and defeat the Germans on Lake Tanganyika. Spicer-Simson sets forth on a lunatic 2,800-mile journey with a band of cantankerous, insubordinate Scotsmen, Irishmen and Englishmen. After going into battle wearing a skirt and becoming the god of an African tribe by showing them his tattoos, he is acclaimed a hero. But the truth about the battle is somewhat more complex.
With its powerfully evoked landscape, cast of hilariously colorful characters and remarkable story of hubris, ingenuity and perseverance, "Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure is history at its most entertaining and absorbing.

Ladysmith (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed): Giles Foden Ladysmith (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed)
Giles Foden
R293 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R39 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From the author of the Whitbread Award—winning The Last King of Scotland, comes a spellbinding tale of a town under siege in colonial Africa and a young woman who finds love and freedom in the midst of a devastating war.

The year is 1899, and the South African town of Ladysmith is surrounded by Boer forces. For four long months bread is thickened with laundry starch and soldier’s horses are killed for meat; daily bombings destroy homes and businesses, forcing the town’s inhabitants into tunnels and makeshift shelters; and soldiers and townspeople alike are hideously wounded by flying shrapnel. As the world she knows collapses around her, Bella Kiernan finds the courage to escape from convention, to rebel against the political forces that threaten her homeland and to pursue her life’s greatest romance. Ladysmith is a magnificent love story, a vivid portrait of war, and clear confirmation of Giles Foden’s standing as a formidably talented novelist.

Turbulence (Hardcover, Main): Giles Foden Turbulence (Hardcover, Main)
Giles Foden 1
R408 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R145 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The D-day landings - the fate of 2.5 million men, 3000 landing craft and the entire future of Europe depends on the right weather conditions on the English Channel on a single day. A team of Allied scientists is charged with agreeing on an accurate forecast five days in advance. But is it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead? And what is the relationship between predictability and turbulence, one of the last great mysteries of modern physics? Wallace Ryman has devised a system that comprehends all of this - but he is a reclusive pacifist who stubbornly refuses to divulge his secrets. Henry Meadows, a young maths prodigy from the Met Office, is sent to Scotland to discover Ryman's system and apply it to the Normandy landings. But turbulence proves more elusive than anyone could have imagined and events, like the weather, begin to spiral out of control.

The Last King of Scotland (Paperback, Main - Film Tie In): Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (Paperback, Main - Film Tie In)
Giles Foden 2
R180 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R32 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.

Tortues de Zanzibar(les) (English, French, Paperback): Giles Foden Tortues de Zanzibar(les) (English, French, Paperback)
Giles Foden
R490 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R102 (21%) Special order
The Last King of Scotland (MP3 format, CD): Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (MP3 format, CD)
Giles Foden; Read by Mirron Willis; Directed by Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki
R517 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R56 (11%) Special order

Now a major motion picture starring Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy. Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. And so begins a fateful dalliance with the central African leader whose Emperor Jones-style autocracy would transform into a reign of terror. Brilliantly written, comic, and profound, The Last King of Scotland announces a major new talent.

The Last King of Scotland (Standard format, CD): Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (Standard format, CD)
Giles Foden; Read by Mirron Willis; Directed by Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki
R1,699 R1,456 Discovery Miles 14 560 Save R243 (14%) Special order

Now a major motion picture starring Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy. Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. And so begins a fateful dalliance with the central African leader whose Emperor Jones-style autocracy would transform into a reign of terror. Brilliantly written, comic, and profound, The Last King of Scotland announces a major new talent.

The Last King of Scotland (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition): Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition)
Giles Foden; Read by Mirron Willis
R529 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R56 (11%) Special order

Now a major motion picture starring Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy. Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. And so begins a fateful dalliance with the central African leader whose Emperor Jones-style autocracy would transform into a reign of terror. Brilliantly written, comic, and profound, The Last King of Scotland announces a major new talent.

Turbulence (Paperback): Giles Foden Turbulence (Paperback)
Giles Foden
R289 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R19 (7%) Special order

Giles Foden, the prizewinning author of "The Last King of Scotland, "delivers a mesmerizing blend of fact and fiction in this novel about how human beings deal with uncertainty.
Five days before D-day, a team of Allied scientists is charged with making an accurate weather forecast for the landings. Henry Meadows--a young math prodigy from the Met Office--is sent to Scotland to uncover Wallace Ryman's revolutionary system for understanding turbulence, one of the last great mysteries of modern physics. But Ryman is a reclusive pacifist who stubbornly refuses to divulge his secrets, and when Henry meets Gill--Ryman's beautiful wife--events, like the weather, begin to spiral out of control.

Diamonds are Forever (Paperback): Ian Fleming Diamonds are Forever (Paperback)
Ian Fleming; Introduction by Giles Foden
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Special order

The Spangled Mob are no ordinary American gangsters. They prey on the addictions of the wealthy and treat the poor as collateral. Their ruthless desire for power and fierce brotherly loyalty make them deadly and invincible. James Bond must go deep undercover in his urgent new assignment: to destroy their millionaire masterminds, Jack and Seraffimo Spang. But the Spangs' cruel influence is everywhere, from dusty African diamond mines to the frenzied gambling dens of Las Vegas. Can Bond find his men before his cover is blown?

Ladysmith (Paperback, New edition): Giles Foden Ladysmith (Paperback, New edition)
Giles Foden 2
R173 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R29 (17%) Special order

The year is 1899, and Boer forces have surrounded the small South African town. As shells and shrapnel rain down, British soldiers and townsfolk dig themselves in. Waiting for rescue, they try to keep up their spirits with parties and cricket matches. But General Buller's relief column can't break through. All that comes is danger, disease and starvation. Foden's spellbinding narrative introduces a cast of characters ranging from Irish Republican renegades to London literary editors to some of the most famous faces of the twentieth century. And at the centre is young Bella Kiernan, for whom the long siege represents an unexpected freedom: a chance to break old loyalties and establish new loves. Inspired by the letters of the author's great-grandfather, a British trooper, this is a powerful fictional recreation of the first modern war. With its internment camps, war-correspondents and cine-cameras, the siege and its aftermath sowed the seeds of conflicts to come.

A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali (Paperback, Main - Canons Imprint): Gil Courtemanche A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali (Paperback, Main - Canons Imprint)
Gil Courtemanche; Introduction by Giles Foden; Translated by Patricia Claxton 1
R234 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R43 (18%) Special order

The Hotel des Mille-Collines is a magnet for a privileged group of residents living in Kigali. As civil unrest threatens what little order remains in the city, Valcourt, a Canadian journalist, falls for a beautiful Hutu waitress, Gentille. When news of the trouble reaches the hotel, both Valcourt and Gentille speak out against the brutal attacks, but are met with apathetic UN forces, corrupt policemen and the blindness of western media. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a powerful political novel, a poignant love story and a stirring hymn to humanity.

Zanzibar (Paperback, Main): Giles Foden Zanzibar (Paperback, Main)
Giles Foden 2
R180 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R32 (18%) Special order

The year is 1998. Nick, a marine biologist, is working on coral reef protection off the idyllic island of Zanzibar. While on a trip to nearby Tanzania, he meets Miranda, who works in the US embassy there. They could be forgiven for thinking they are living in paradise - until they find themselves embroiled in a desperate terrorist conspiracy. Giles Foden's gripping third novel draws on recent history to create a contemporary thriller of dazzling virtuosity. Also available on Faber Penguin Audiobooks.

Diamonds are Forever (Paperback): Ian Fleming Diamonds are Forever (Paperback)
Ian Fleming; Introduction by Giles Foden
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Special order

Meet Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde. She stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Bond is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter.

The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn and Other Stories (Paperback): John Buchan The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn and Other Stories (Paperback)
John Buchan; Introduction by Giles Foden
R292 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R19 (7%) Special order

A new selection of short stories by "the prince of thriller writers" ("The Times," London)
The short stories of John Buchan are known for their authentically rendered backgrounds, taut pacing, and atmosphere of expectancy and international intrigue. These diverse tales combine Buchan's remarkable experiences and interests as a traveler, war correspondent, politician, and classical scholar. Edited by acclaimed author Giles Foden, this selection features the World War I thriller "The Loathly Opposite," the frequently anthologized "Sing a Song of Sixpence," and "Streams of Water in the South," one of Buchan's personal favorites. Addressing such themes as human frailty, strength, and redemption, the stories testify to Buchan's worldview that mastery of oneself leads to the fulfillment of one's destiny.

Mimi and Toutou Go Forth - The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika (Paperback): Giles Foden Mimi and Toutou Go Forth - The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika (Paperback)
Giles Foden 2
R232 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R43 (19%) Special order

At the start of World War One, German warships controlled Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa. The British had no naval craft at all upon 'Tanganjikasee', as the Germans called it. This mattered: it was the longest lake in the world and of great strategic advantage. In June 1915, a force of 28 men was despatched from Britain on a vast journey. Their orders were to take control of the lake. To reach it, they had to haul two motorboats with the unlikely names of Mimi and Toutou through the wilds of the Congo. The 28 were a strange bunch -- one was addicted to Worcester sauce, another was a former racing driver -- but the strangest of all of them was their skirt-wearing, tattoo-covered commander, Geoffrey Spicer-Simson. Whatever it took, even if it meant becoming the god of a local tribe, he was determined to cover himself in glory. But the Germans had a surprise in store for Spicer-Simson, in the shape of their secret 'supership' the Graf von Gotzen . . . Unearthing new German and African records, the prize-winning author of The Last King of Scotland retells this most unlikely of true-life tales with his customary narrative energy and style. Fitzcarraldo meets Heart of Darkness, this is rich, vivid and flashmanesque in its appeal - military history at its most absorbing and entertaining

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