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Biography & Autobiography - Literary

Biography & Autobiography - Literary

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Packing My Library : An Elegy and Ten Digressions

A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries. In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Packing up his enormous, 35,000-volume personal library, choosing which books to keep, store, or cast out, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationsh
R 280,50 R 330,00

Air Traffic : A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, his first work of prose: a ... memoir of a family's bonds and a meditation on race, addiction, fatherhood, ambition, and American culture"--
R 221,00 R 260,00

Me. You. Not a Diary : The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

'A mellow, gentle read with a lot of words of wisdom' Independent

Start 2019 with Dawn French, as she guides you through the year with her witty and wise seasonal insights.

Me You: Not A Diary is a pocket diary without the diary part. Or the pocket.

It includes everything you loved about the original but without the calendar pages. To keep a working diary alongside Dawn, we recommend the hardback edition of Me You: A Diary.

Me You is a place for me an
R 165,75 R 195,00

Patrick Melrose Volume 2 : Mother's Milk and At Last

Patrick Melrose is now a husband and father, but his family's dark past still stalks his present and threatens his hope for the future.
R 178,50 R 210,00

Goodbye Christopher Robin : A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh

Adapted from the Whitbread-Prize-winning biography of A. A. Milne and the tie-in to a major film.
R 161,50 R 190,00

Going Solo

As a young man, Roald Dahl's adventures took him from London to East Africa, until the Second World War began and he became a RAF pilot. This title features stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with deadly green mambas and hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling.
R 127,50 R 150,00

Om Hennie Aucamp te onthou

Die geliefde en gevierde kortverhaalskrywer Hennie Aucamp is op 21 Maart 2014, slegs twee maande na sy 80ste verjaardag oorlede. In hierdie herinneringsboek word verskillende fasette van sy lewe deur familie, vriende en medeskrywers belig.
R 144,50 R 170,00

In the House of the Interpreter : A Memoir

While Ngugi enjoys scouting trips, chess tournaments and reading about Biggles at the prestigious Alliance School near Nairobi, things are changing at home. He arrives back for his first visit since starting school to find his house razed to the ground and the entire village moved up the road closer to a guard checkpoint.
R 182,75 R 215,00

Bury Me at the Marketplace : Es'kia Mphahlele and Company. Letters 1943-2006

When Chabani Manganyi published the first edition of selected letters twenty-five years ago as a companion volume to Exiles and Homecomings: A Biography of Es'kia Mphahlele, the idea of Mphahlele's death was remote and poetic.
R 297,50 R 350,00

Bessie Head : Thunder Behind Her Ears Her Life and Writing

In July 2007, the acclaimed writer Bessie Head would have turned 70 years old. Her friends, colleagues andliterary critics honoured her with a series of conferences, new books and theses and the founding of a permanent Bessie Head Heritage Trust to guarantee the future of her house and literary papers.
R 70,55 R 83,00

Gather Together In My Name

The second title in Maya Angelou's bestselling autobiography is reissued in a new look to coincide with the publication of her new book
R 182,75 R 215,00

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

One of America's most important classics, the first and best loved volume of Maya Angelou's bestselling seven-volume autobiography
R 165,75 R 195,00