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18 Tiny Deaths : The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.
R 263,50 R 310,00

A Love Supreme : The Creation Of John Coltrane's Classic Album

A deeply researched and beautifully illustrated study of saxophone legend John Coltrane's signature album. Written with the full co-operation of the Coltrane family and featuring the voices of musicians, producers and writers of the 1960s, Kahn has also unearthed rare, unpublished interviews with Coltrane and bassist Jimmy Garrison. The book also features commentary from contemporary music stars including Carlos Santana, Bono, Phil Lesh, Patti Smith, Ravi Shankar and Steve Reich.
R 221,00 R 260,00

A History of the World in 21 Women : A Personal Selection

The inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world - rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names
R 208,25 R 245,00

A Sea Vagabond's World : Boats and Sails, Distant Shores, Islands and Lagoons

Moitessier's notebooks include all the know-how and the 1001 tips of this legendary sailor, the knowledge he acquired on the water, in meeting with other sailors, during long passages and his many years on various islands. This simple how-to explains why the sea never changes despite the incredible progress of technology.
R 306,00 R 360,00

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo : A rather unsual memoir

This is the very opposite of a misery memoir and is certainly safe to give to cancer patients as a cheerful present.
R 191,25 R 225,00

A Gift from Darkness : How I Escaped with my Daughter from Boko Haram

A Gift from Darkness is the harrowing yet inspirational story of a young, pregnant Nigerian girl and the hell she endured for the sake of her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram.
R 204,00 R 240,00

A Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock's Most Dangerous Man

By turns hilarious, heart-rending, mordant, scabrous, self-lacerating, brutally honest and entirely compulsive, Pete Way's autobiography, A Fast Ride Out of Here, will be a monument to rock'n'roll debauchery on an epic, unparalleled scale.
R 204,00 R 240,00

A Midwife's Story : Life, love and birth among the Amish

A moving, fascinating memoir of Penny Armstrong's years as midwife to an Amish community in rural Pennsylvania.
R 212,50 R 250,00

A Leap of Faith : Going, doing and changing ourselves and the world around us

A book of letters written by a father to his sons, and to us, so we can find within our lives the power to create meaning, purpose and joy. It is a book especially suited to women and young people who have been locked out from their dreams. It is a book geared to empower people, freeing us to create unbelievable things by using what we have.
R 340,00 R 400,00

A Passion for Birth

Sheila Kitzinger, passionate campaigner for women's and babies' rights, childbirth educator and author, describes the experiences that have shaped her since childhood and the enormous changes that have taken place over the last 50 years on the subject of birth.
R 425,00 R 500,00

52 New Things : The least famous Nick J. Thorpe in the world and his journey to conquer the boredom of modern life

When was the last time you tried something truly new? The modern world is full of possibilities, adventures and excitement but also routines. The daily grind can make us forget about the former as we embrace the monotony of the latter. It can be hard to extract ourselves from the comforting embrace of our favourite TV programme, food or jumpe
R 212,50 R 250,00

A hustlers bible

Ten years ago, in 2003, Gayton McKenzie was released from maximum-security prison in Bloemfontein after a long jail term.
R 170,00 R 200,00