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Willem Prins wanders the streets of Paris, disillusioned and glum. Once, he showed great promise as a South African...
A letter among her deceased ex-husband’s belongings rips open Theresa’s world. For years she has turned...
Shame, secrets, love, lies. The gripping debut thriller from the most exciting new voice of 2021.   When...
Fish Pescado and Vicki Kahn are back!   Money. Money. Money. Tons of it. In US dollars. And it’s all...
The highly-anticipated sequel to New York Times  No. 1 bestseller The Black Book   Detective Billy...
An unlikely heroine. An even more unlikely detective. And a cold case that's resurfacing with deadly consequences...
The dazzling story of a Nigerian family.   The house at the end of Freetown Street in Nigeria’s Sabon...
Set in Natal in the nineteenth century among the settlers and the homesteaders and the sugar-cane farmers, Claire...
'In the end, you could choose to say no more than this: that in the high summer of 1938, in a courtroom in the...
Katrijn van der Caab, freed slave and wigmaker’s apprentice, travels with her eccentric employer from Cape Town...
Two islands. Two women.   The year is 1289 and an injured young man washes up on an island of women. He is...
Die verhale in Dol heuning  kring soos breedtegrade om ’n aardbol uit – van Suid-Afrika na Ysland,...
‘I wanted to write this book before I forgot the finer details. As strange as that may sound, you can forget...
    IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE MURDER...   Pensioner Felix Pink is about to find out that it's...
Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is...
Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is...
THE TWISTY NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES  BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE RUMOUR   As a child, it...
Romance, friendship, joy and the possibility of happy endings: the heartwarming new novel by number one bestseller,...
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his...
  Chapter 1   About Sex Addiction   ‘If you have to have an addiction, then that...

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