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Writing for Salvation -...

Forty years after coming of age in South Africa in the 1960s, the author unearths a forgotten manuscript written at that time. Through rereading this early work, he revisits the political and religious falsehoods that had characterised the context of his genesis as a writer, particularly as revealed by the fictional characters that he then created.

Two women have been damaged by the realities of the time, one crushed by the withering world of Afrikaner urbanisation, the other by the devastating impact of racially defined morality. They bring tragedy and greater maturity to the central character, a young visual artist who falls in love with both these shattered individuals.

Price R113.04

Whirlwind in the Thorntree...

The world is ending. People, animals, plants – there is a universal dying-off of the planet. Rumours persist of a reprieve but none appears. Two dogs and their human companions bond, as they trace a vivid circuit in a region not dissimilar to Cape  Town; they encounter the violence and decay as they travel, struggling to survive. It’s a tough passage through societies of degradation and unsettled by a war beyond the mountains that encircle them.

Price R200.00

Warring Souls: When...

Warring Souls shows what happens when religious faith is governed by ethical passion ̶ and when it isn’t. It is the story of conflict between 35-year old Sarah Williams, the radical Professor of Christian Ethics at the fictitious St Mark’s College near George, and Dr Gerald Meyer, the recently-appointed and staunchly evangelical vicechancellor, together with their supporters. The story takes place in the first semester of 2006.

Price R165.22

War of Dreams by Anton Venter

Alexander is a reluctant participant in World War Two. He is one of many Germans who never wanted to war, but it takes this teenager on a journey of disillusionment, self-discovery and ultimate growth. Although fiction, the story and characters are based on well-researched facts.

Much has been written about Germany’s Nazi regime and how Germany’s enemies experienced war. Has enough been written about the other side?

Price R160.87

Wanderings - The retelling...

The famous story of Odysseus’s long journey home after the Trojan War, comprising some history and a whole lot of mythology, becomes the subject of this classical, yet essentially modern, novel.

The trials that King Odysseus must endure in strange lands and the lonely vigil of his Queen Penelope during his absence – all this will be familiar territory for many readers. What makes the novel so compelling are the psychological depths to which the author takes the reader in bringing his characters to life.

Price R217.39

Unravelling by Susan Rae Fox

How well does a woman know the man in her life?

Alice is growing desperately afraid of her husband. Frith, newly married to a once-wealthy landowner, watches helplessly as he sinks into a black depression over the loss of his legacy. Ruby, in love for the first time, witnesses a dangerous side to her lover.

This compelling story weaves between past and present as we follow the troubled lives of three families leading to the fateful day when one man self-destructs and goes on a shooting spree, leaving a trail of innocent victims in his wake.

Price R143.48

To the Ancient Land by...

Theodor, the eighty-five year old protagonist in this engaging short novel, writes of his early years in Johannesburg in the 1930s and 1940s.

The story begins as he remembers how his journey began. It ends with his arrival in the fledgling Israeli state to serve his ancient homeland as a soldier-farmer on an outlying kibbutz. But the main focus is reserved for the often funny and always ironic accounts of the childhood and youth of an intelligent Jewish boy growing up in a dusty mining town in Africa.

Price R156.52

Theft From Delos

An accounts executive, Michael, travels to Greece, as the ideal location to translate a nineteenth-Century diary written by a French archaeologist. Unbeknown to him, the Aegean islands have recently experienced a horrific crime. During the theft of five ancient statues from the sacred island of Delos, fourteen archaeologists were murdered. 

As a consortium of international agents carry out their investigation into the stolen statues, Michael finds himself an innocent participant, not only in their enthralling investigation but also in a kidnapping. It is a world that is foreign to him; a world fraught with intrigue and deception.

 

 

Price R234.78

The Wind in the Wheat...

Charlotte Worthington, a delightfully spirited, red-haired beauty, returns to her beloved aristocratic home farm in Surrey to attend to her dying father. She leaves behind her fiancé, the handsome, debonair, Gareth Silversmith, in London. On her way home, a horseman stranger helps her to rescue a lamb caught in a wire fence. He turns out to be her father’s rugged farm manager, Hamish Oakford.

Price R200.00

The Trouble With My Aunt by...

When an unplanned pregnancy threatens to turn the life of 32-year-old, single, careerwoman Leah Fine upside down, she fears her own child may be impaired, just like her aunt.

Price R252.17

The Senior Advisor by...

Even the Head of Her Majesty’s Secret Service seems to dismiss the rumours of a shadowy yet powerful mercenary spy network as folk tales. But Captain John Fletcher, a Royal Navy stalwart and MI-6 agent, is having doubts. He has just been dispatched on a luxury yacht searching for lost pirate ships.

Price R260.00

The Rushing Dark by...

Four teenagers investigating a catacomb that has appeared at the back of a giant Johannesburg cemetery unleash an ancient evil bent on bringing the Apocalypse. Armed only with their wits and with a little help from a mystery man, the four take on a dangerous mission that will change their lives forever.

Price R169.57