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Diaries, Letters & Journals

Diaries, Letters & Journals

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Confessions of a Bookseller : THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Irreverently funny ... kept me giggling all week.' Scotland on Sunday "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?" Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is, home invasions
R 208,25 R 245,00

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 191,25 R 225,00

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 264,00 R 330,00

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 177,62 R 208,96

Dear Madam President : An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World

An empowering letter from former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field.
R 301,75 R 355,00

Ingrid Jonker

Ingrid Jonker, begaafde jong digter, loop op 19 Julie 1965 die see in by Drieankerbaai en verdrink. Sy laat haar familie en vriende agter met meer vrae as antwoorde. Gedurende die afgelope 50 jaar het sy ’n ikoon van die Afrikaanse en Suid-Afrikaanse letterkunde geword.
R 297,50 R 350,00

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

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 229,50 R 270,00

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

Dorothea's War : A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story

The evocative diaries of a young nurse stationed in northern France during the First World War, published for the first time. A rare insight into the great war for fans of CALL THE MIDWIFE.
R 204,00 R 240,00

From me to me

From Me To Me: Letters to my 16½-year-old-self is a collection of just such letters written by some of South Africa’s best loved and ordinary personalities to their younger selves and published with photographs of them as teenagers.
R 127,50 R 150,00