The undisputed master of the spy thriller returns with a riveting new book. The narrator is Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, who has retired to his family farmstead on the coast of Brittany when his past comes back to claim him. He is summoned to London, where Intelligence operations during the Cold War are to be scrutinised by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications. Somebody must be made to pay for innocent blood once spilt in the name of the greater good. Interweaving past with the present, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
“Wie sou kon dink dat ’n stem soos myne ooit gehoor sal word? Waar sal so ’n klank in elk geval vandaan kom?” Só begin hierdie aangrypende outobiografiese roman van Ryk Hattingh – sy eerste boek na ‘n stilte van 19 jaar. Ryk, wat naam gemaak het in Suid- Afrika as ‘n bekroonde skrywer, dramaturg en joernalis, is onlangs oorlede, skaars 10 dae nadat Huilboek die grootste fiksietoekenning in Suid-Afrika, die kykNET-Rapport-prys vir Afrikaanse romans, verower het. Huilboek is ‘n kragtoer wat afspeel tussen die skrywer se lewe in Nieu- Seeland sedert hy met sy gesin na daardie land geëmigreer het in 1997, en die verlede van sy kinderjare in die 1960’s aan die Oosrand. Dis ‘n roerende herinneringsroman wat uiteindelik sê – hier is ek. En dís wie ek geword het…
Twenty years after his iconic memoir Losing My Virginity – the outrageous tale of how he built Virgin from a student magazine into one of the greatest brands in history – Richard Branson is back with the rest of the story. In this memoir, the world’s ultimate entrepreneur gives an intimate account of his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules and seek new frontiers. But this is also the story of Branson’s evolution from hotshot entrepreneur to passionate philanthropist and public servant, and his personal quest to become a better son, husband, father, and “grand-dude”. Featuring a supporting cast that includes everyone from Bill Gates to Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela to Barack Obama, it is the gripping account of a man who will never stop reaching for the stars.
The Pearl Sister is the fourth book in the number one international bestselling Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley. CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt – so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster – she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a black and- white photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over 100 years ago. With help from those she meets on her journey, CeCe begins to believe that this wild, vast continent could offer her something she never thought possible: a sense of belonging and a home…
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s last novel in the Plantagenet and Tudor series, she turns her attention to Lady Jane Grey and her two sisters, Katherine and Mary, who were cousins to Queen Elizabeth I. Due to the greedy grab for power by the girls’ father, Jane Grey supplanted King Henry VIII’s daughter as his rightful heir. But, tragically, she was the queen of England for only nine days before being locked in the tower and sent to die on the scaffold. Her two sisters also faced imprisonment and death sentences for treason when they married for love without first gaining the permission of the queen. This is the fascinating story of three idiosyncratic Tudor girls who each dared to defy the most powerful Tudor woman of all.
Hierdie tweede volume volg op die ongelooflike sukses van die eerste Hoe verklaar jy dit? om Suid-Afrikaners se nuuskierigheid oor die wêreld verder te prikkel en bevredig. Saamgestel deur Danny Fourie, bring hierdie boek weer ’n gerf van die interessantste vrae en antwoorde byeen wat deur RSG se kundige medewerkers in die gewilde radioprogram behandel is. Dit les ons dors na inligting en kennis en help die leser om die wêreld om ons minder vreemd te maak. Hier sal jy die antwoorde vind op fassinerende vrae waaroor ons almal al vaagweg gewonder het, soos: Waarom brand die son nie uit nie? Hoekom traan ’n mens se oë as jy uie sny? Hoe werk die Richter-skaal? Wie en wat is die Florisbadmens? Wat bepaal links- en regshandigheid? Van al die soogdiere is ons die enigste wat lewenslank nuuskierig bly!

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