January and February 2019 Highlights

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Democracy Worksby Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst and Tendai Biti 

ISBN: 9781770106550 | RRP: R290 | Format: Trade Paperback 

Democracy Works

by Greg Mills

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Democracy Works explores how we can learn to nurture and deepen democracy in Africa to ensure economic growth and political stability. It identifies a ‘democratic playbook’ to meet the threats to free and fair elections. But substantive democracy demands more than simply regular polls. Democracy is fundamentally about the inner working of institutions, the rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, and leadership in government and civil society, as much as it is about values and the welfare and well-being of its citizens. It also demands that local leadership has a plan for the country beyond simply winning the popular vote.

Democracy Works is directed toward leaders and citizens who want to address the extreme demographic and other challenges that Africa faces.

The Accident, Gail Schimmel

ISBN: | RRP: R270 | Format: Trade Paperback

The Accident

by Gail Schimmel

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Twenty-six years is a long time not to be alive.

Since The Accident that ruined her life, Catherine has lived on autopilot, going through the motions of work and motherhood without being fully present. Trying to fill the gap, her adult daughter, Julia, is looking for love in all the wrong places, and wreaking havoc on the lives that she touches along the way.

Just what will it take to shock Catherine back into life?

Illuminationby Nthikeng Mohlele

ISBN: 9781770106253 | RRP: R270 | Format: Trade Paperback 


by Nthikeng Mohlele

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Bantubonke is an accomplished and revered jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader in decline – an absent present and inadequate spouse. He lives for art at the expense of all else, an imbalance that derails his life and propels him to the brink of madness and despair. A story of direct and implied betrayals, Illumination is an unrelenting study of possession and loss, of the beauty and uncertainty of love, of the dangers and intrusions of fame.


Turning Pointby Danielle Steel

ISBN: 9781509877638 | RRP: R290 | Format: Trade Paperback 

Turning Point


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The Librarian of Auschwitzby Lilit Thwaites, Antonio Iturbe

ISBN: 9781250236265 | R220 | Format: Paperback 

The Librarian of Auschwitz


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The Great AloneKristin Hannah 

ISBN: 9781447286035 | RRP: R290 | Format: Paperback 

The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah

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Set against the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, from the bestselling author of The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah.

The New York Times number one bestseller.

A woman has to be tough as steel up here. You can’t count on anyone to save you and your children. You have to be willing to save yourselves.

Thirteen-year-old Leni is coming of age in a tumultuous time. Caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, she dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family, and a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown.

As Leni grows up in the shadow of her parents’ increasingly volatile marriage, she meets Matthew. And Matthew – thoughtful, kind, brave – makes her believe in the possibility of a better life . . .

With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah celebrates the remarkable and enduring strength of women.

'A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival, as epic as the Alaskan landscape it so vividly describes' - Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton

‘A masterclass’ - Karen Swan, author of
The Spanish Promise.

International Children's: 

Renegades: 02 Arch Enemies, Marissa Meyer

ISBN: 9781509888870 | RRP: R170 | Format: Paperback

Renegades: 02 Arch Enemies


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EverlessSarah Holland 

ISBN: 9781408349151 | RRP: R175 | Format: Paperback 


by Sara Holland

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ime is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire - a perfect read for fans of The Red Queen.

In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything - even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.

Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.

There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever ... and possibly the future of time itself.

'Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. An intoxicating blend of blood, secrets, and haunting mythology, Everless gives new and terrifying meaning to the phrase running out of time.' Stephanie Garber, New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of Caraval

King of ScarsLeigh Bardugo

ISBN: 9781510105669 | RRP: 9781510105669 | Format: Trade Paperback 

King of Scars


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100 Hugs, Chris Riddell 

ISBN: 9781509814312 | RRP: R130 | Format: Paperback 

100 Hugs

by Chris Riddell

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100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of illustrated hugs from Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017.

This is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day when all you need is a hug. The one hundred beautiful and intricate illustrations from the three-times winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal includes a hug for every emotion and occasion. But one thing is for certain: every hug will touch your heart.

In a perfect pocket-sized format, 100 Hugs is certain to comfort and raise a smile.

The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition, Julia Donaldson 

ISBN:  | RRP: R150 | Format: Paperback 

The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition


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ClownfishAlan Durant 

ISBN: 9781406374629 | RRP: 9781406374629 | Format: Paperback 



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