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Diaries, Letters & Journals

Diaries, Letters & Journals

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Dear Mr Murray : Letters to a Gentleman Publisher

The publishing house of John Murray was founded in Fleet Street in 1768 and remained a family firm over seven generations. Published to coincide with this 'remarkable achievement' and in the anniversary year, Dear Mr Murray is a collection of some of the best letters from the hundreds of thousands held in the John Murray Archive. They reveal not only the story of some of the most interesting and influential books in history but also the remarkable friendships - as well as occasional animosities
R 204,00 R 240,00

Darling Winston : Forty Years of Letters Between Winston Churchill and His Mother

The first ever collection of the letters between Churchill and his mother sheds revelatory light on the future wartime premier.
R 250,75 R 295,00

In My Mind's Eye : A Thought Diary

'I have never before in my life kept a diary of my thoughts, and here at the start of my ninth decade, having for the moment nothing much else to write, I am having a go at it. Good luck to me.'

So begins this extraordinary book, a collection of diary pieces that Jan Morris wrote for the Financial Times over the course of 2017.

A former soldier and journalist, and one of the great chroniclers of the world for over half a century, she writes here in her characteristically intima
R 174,25 R 205,00

Bloedbande

Hul paaie kruis – vir werk en plesier. Willa weet sy beweeg op gevaarlike terrein, maar sy moet darem genoeg stories bymekaarmaak om eendag haar kleindogter te vermaak.
R 240,00 R 300,00

Conversations with myself

Nelson Mandela is still widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Here, after a lifetime of putting pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he opens his personal archive, which offers an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.
R 161,49 R 189,99

Churchill & Smuts : The friendship

The remarkable, and often touching, friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts is a rich study in contrasts. In youth they occupied very different worlds: Churchill, the rambunctious and thrusting young aristocrat; Smuts, the ascetic, philosophical Cape farm boy who would go on to Cambridge.
R 221,00 R 260,00

Churchill & Smuts : Die vriendskap

Die eiesoortige vriendskap tussen Winston Churchill en Jan Smuts is ’n studie in kontraste. In hul jeug het hulle uiteenlopende werelde bewoon: Churchill was die weerbarstige en energieke jong aristokraat; Smuts die asketiese, filosofiese Kaapse plaasseun, wat later aan Cambridge sou gaan studeer.
R 221,00 R 260,00

Briewe Uit Die Tankwa

Met kaarte en geografiese grense sal mens wel kan bepaal waar le die Tankwa-Karoo. maar vir Adriaan Oosthuizen kry jy die streek wanneer jy die langste grondpad tussen twee dorpe in Suid-Afrika aanpak: die pad tussen Ceres en Calvinia. Saam met Adriaan se foto’s vertel Leti Kleyn van haar besoek aan hierdie geliefde stuk land.
R 365,50 R 430,00

Everest untold

Patrick Conroy takes us on a journey to the highest mountain in the world, where one of the greatest tragedies in climbing history was about to unfold. Filled with photographs and sketches from his notebooks we become part of the 702 team sent to cover the South African Everest Expedition of 1996.
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

Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World

Dead White Guys is a timely defence of the great books, arriving in the middle of a national debate about the fate of these books in high schools and universities around the country. Burriesci shows how the great books can enrich our lives as individuals, as citizens, and in our careers. Extending the argument first made by Anna Quinndlen's on the act of reading itself, How Reading Changed My Life," ("It is like the rubbing of two sticks together to make a fire, the act of reading, an improbabl
R 301,75 R 355,00

Briewe Van Uys Krige : Uit Frankry En Spanje

Hierdie versameling briewe van Uys Krige is die derde in 'n reeks wat begin het met *'n blywende vreugde - briewe van Audrey Blignaut* en gevolg is deur *briewe van Peter Blum*.
R 238,00 R 280,00