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Memoirs

Memoirs

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Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's 29th Prime Minister, tells the remarkable story of his life in this lively political page-turner. When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation's top job there was a sense of excitement in Australia. Sky-high opinion polls followed as the political outsider with a successful business, legal and media career took charge. The infighting that dogged politics for the best part of a decade looked to be over. But a right-wing insurgency brutally cut down Turnbull's time in
R 399,50

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 Road Called Down On Both Sides : Growing Up in Ethiopia and America

Coming of age in 1950s Ethiopia, American Caroline Kurtz returns as an adult with spouse and family, searching for "home."
R 212,50 R 250,00

A Higher Loyalty : Truth, Lies, and Leadership

A riveting inside account of life and leadership at the heart of the FBI and high office in the United States of America.
R 195,50 R 230,00

11 Life Lessons from Nelson Mandela

And as Mandela grew older, Ndaba had the chance to repay his grandfather's love and support by demonstrating the ways in which he'd understood all that he had taught him.
R 178,50 R 210,00

A Passion for the Opera

Angelo Gobbato relives his operatic experiences which range from being a well-known operatic, concert, and oratorio singer, an established operatic director, a successful teacher at the UCT Opera School, an artistic director of CAPAB Opera and, finally, becoming a driving force for the creation of Cape Town opera and the discovery of many talented black South African singers. Accompanied with beautiful operatic illustrations, the book takes you on a journey of the history of opera in South Afric
R 280,50 R 330,00

A Friend for Christmas

The true-story of one woman's inspiring journey from post-war poverty, to becoming a modern-day 'Mrs Christmas', all with a little help from her friends . . .

Sheffield, Christmas, 1953.
Gloria Stewart and her family were used to cold and hungry Decembers - a family of seven living in a two-bedroomed house, without central heating - but Gloria's mother, Lil, scrimped-and-saved every winter to ensure the fire was lit, paper decorations were made, and they all had a plateful of deli
R 140,25 R 165,00

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 Beautiful, Terrible Thing

Jen Waite was faced with so many questions when she began to realise that her loving husband fits the textbook definition of a psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite's romance bud, bloom and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.
R 233,75 R 275,00

A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 900 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot. Writing with her
R 165,75 R 195,00

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

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