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

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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 


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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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From 2015–2017 Children's Laureate and beloved author and illustrator Chris Riddell, 100 Hugs is a beautiful collection of illustrated hugs – from the owl embracing the pussycat, to two cuddling otters.

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, sprinkled with quotes on the beauty of love and friendship. As you look through these drawings, each one is sure to touch your heart.

In a perfect pocket-sized format, 100 Hugs is certain to comfort and raise a smile. From the author of many treasured books, including Ottoline, Goth Girl and Once Upon a Wild Wood.

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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