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A Daily Mail 'best TV and showbiz memoir' for 2020

From humble beginnings in Middlesex, where money was scarce but dreams were encouraged, to the award-winning godfather of electronica, Gary Numan has seen it all. His incredible story can be charted in two distinct parts . . .

The first: a stratospheric rise to success quickly followed by a painful decline into near obscurity. At school, Gary fell through the cracks of the system and was expelled. An unlikely but determined popstar, he earned his first record deal aged nineteen and, two years later, had released four bestselling albums and had twice toured the world. But, aged just twenty-five, it felt like it was all over. Gary's early success began to hold him back and he battled to reconcile the transient nature of fame with his Asperger's syndrome.

The second: a twenty-plus year renaissance catalysed by a date with a super-fan. Gary catalogues his fifteen-year struggle with crippling debts, his slow, obstacle-laden journey back to the top (and the insecurity that comes with that) and why Savage reaching #2 in 2017 meant more than the heady heights of 1979. Gary also candidly discusses the importance of his fans; why having Asperger's is a gift at times; the inspiration behind the lyrics; flying around the world in 1981; IVF struggles and the joy of fatherhood and his battle with depression and anxiety.

(R)evolution is the rollercoaster rise and fall (and rise) of one man, several dozen synthesisers, multiple issues and two desperately different lives. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, this is Gary Numan in his own words - a brutally honest reflection on the man behind the music.

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‘n Redelike hoeveelheid moeilikheid

’n Plaaslike spioenasie wipplankrit. Robert Ferreira is in die pekel. Sy vrou Sylvia het spoorloos verdwyn. Hy is seker haar Portugese familie - die Monteiro’s van Rossetenville - het iets daarmee te doen. Om dinge te vererger vereis sy bevelvoerder in die Suid-Afrikaanse Veiligheidspolisie dat hy deelneem aan een laaste geheime sending - al is dit teen sy wil… Dit het alles begin met die kaping van die passasierskip die Santa Maria in Kabinda. Watter rol het die Amerikaners en Mossad gespeel? En die Russe - waar pas hulle in? Wat van die vermiste koevert waarvoor almal bereid is om te moor? Robert sal enige-iets doen om sy vrou te vind. Sy bevelvoerder - met al sy kontakte - weet dalk net waar sy is. Hy het dus geen keuse om die laaste sending aan te pak nie. Die vraag is: steek sy vrou dalk ook iets weg? Net tyd sal leer… Die leser word deel van Robert se sending na plekke soos Siprus Portugal en Beiroet waar hy vir Julia Breytenbach ’n Britse SIS-agent ontmoet. Daar is ook ’n aantal ander rolspelers om die gevaarlike Ursula Scheider vas te trek; sy wat die ontwykende koevert in haar besit het. Sal hulle haar kan vang voor die inligting in die verkeerde hande beland met katastrofiese gevolge vir Suid-Afrika? Ook: gaan Robert sy gevoelens vir Julia in toom kan hou?
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#Kuberliefde & Kleur vir die bleeksiel

#Kuberliefde – Felicia Snyman: Rosalene wil die man wat haar akademiese skryfwerk gekritiseer het behoorlik op sy plek sit maar toe Luke voor haar staan laat sy donker gelaatstrekke haar opstandigheid wegsmelt. Hulle word onwetend in ? kuber-web wat die passievolle liefde wat tussen hulle vlamvat tot op die uiterste toets vasgevang. BONUSKORTVERHAAL! Kleur vir die bleeksiel - Alita Steenkamp: Haar lewe is vasgevang in ? eentonige sleurgang besef Francisca Swanepoel op ? dag wanneer sy die aantreklike kunstenaar met sy blinkbruin oë en diep kuiltjies op die Gautrein raakloop. Kan hy kleur in haar lewe bring en haar oortuig om vir eens en altyd haar bolla los te maak?
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Take your career to the next level, realize your greatest dreams, and embrace your God-given talents with this practical game plan for your professional and personal life.

Too often we remain in jobs that stifle our souls and leave us on the runway of opportunity with the engine of our deepest passion stalled, watching others make their personal vision a reality and build a legacy for their children. But it's never too late to get your dreams off the ground -- God sees great things in your future! If you long to amplify your unique abilities, if you strive to balance personal fulfillment and professional satisfaction, if you dream of fulfilling God's destiny for you, then you are ready to Soar!

In Soar! T.D. Jakes reveals how to transform your own unique vision into a powerful contribution to the world. Blending a CEO's practical business acumen with a life coach's dynamic inspiration, Soar! will stir your imagination into action, challenge you to embrace your God-given purpose, and align your character and creativity with your career.

Bridging both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, Soar! is a practical and easy-to-follow flight plan for launching the entrepreneurial drive inside of you. You'll learn how to adopt the mindset of people who don't wait to see what will happen but strategically build the wings that will take them to new heights. So buckle your seat belt and prepare for liftoff -- you have been cleared to fly beyond your fears, to absolutely soar!
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$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal

James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.

Will you marry me for $10,000,000?

I am a creative, open-minded businessman with limited time and desire to play the field. This is a serious proposal.

A mysterious billboard intrigues three single women in LA. But who is this Mr. Right? And is he the perfect match for the lucky winner?

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$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal

A mysterious billboard from a wealthy stranger intrigues three single women in LA. But is he really the man of their dreams?

A creative, open-minded businessman doesn't have time to play the field . . . so he offers a serious proposal of ten million dollars to find the right woman. But who is this Mr. Right? And is he the perfect match for the lucky winner?


Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson
  • Novels you can devour in a few hours
  • Impossible to stop reading
  • All original content from James Patterson
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’n Ander vrou se rok

Zia doen haar bes om funky te lyk met tweedehandse ontwerpersklere. Maar ’n ander vrou se rok pas nie aldag aan haar lyf of in haar lewe nie. Ouma Betta probeer van Zia ’n goeie Afrikanervrou maak sodat sy nie soos haar ma uitdraai nie. Ook haar kêrel wil ’n ordentlike vrou hê wat nie skandes maak nie. Toe Zia se onderwysloopbaan ineenstort, hou Karel hom skaars. Dan begin Zia by ’n nuwe, kreatiewe werk. Haar baas kies sy meisies om by sy dasse te pas, maar Zia kan hul chemistry nie ontken nie.
R 173,91


One crowdsourced storyline, three finely crafted stories by Penguin authors Nicci French, Tim Weaver and Alastair Gunn.

What crime has been committed?
Who is the victim?
And who will solve the case?

Write a short crime story, using plot details crowdsourced on Twitter. This was the challenge we put to three Penguin authors - Nicci French, Time Weaver and Alastair Gunn. How different would the stories be? And how would the authors cope, with so much of the detail out of their hands?


Three very different murders and three unique takes on your travel photographer turned reluctant sleuth, Lucinda Berrington. Deep in the suffocating British countryside, the gangland streets of Cape Town or the glossy world of professional cycling, Twitter followers are meeting an unsavoury demise.
Maybe next time you log in you'll wonder...

Are you following them, or are they following you?

This ebook is brought to you free of charge by Penguin, in association with Specsavers.

Look out for other titles by all three authors:

Thursday's Children by Nicci French, follows Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday as the fourth in the Frieda Klein series.
Richard & Judy book club pick Never Coming Back is the fourth David Raker thriller by Tim Weaver, author of Vanished,Chasing the Dead and The Dead Tracks.
Alastair Gunn's debut crime novel, The Advent Killer, is available from Penguin from November 2013, and introduces DCI Antonia Hawkins.

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Sewe is die getal van heiligheid, van voltooiing en vervulling, ’n volmaakte sirkel. Gilbert Gibson se vierde digbundel is ’n konfrontasie met die simboliese lading van hierdie getal, ’n woordestryd teen die wete dat voltooiing die einde beteken, dat volmaaktheid noodwendig ook die dood impliseer. Die verse verbeeld konkreet dat die poësie begin waar taal verbrokkel; dat die letterkunde juis ontspring uit die verbystering van sinne.
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Cara de Villiers is laat vir haar vlug na Suid-Afrika toe sy in Kobus Viljoen vashardloop. Hy luister haar selfoongesprek met haar ma af en kan nie help om te hoor dat sy ’n metgesel na ’n troue benodig nie.
R 66,96

’n Beskermengel vir Malene

Haar pa het haar geleer: pasop dat jy nie goedkoop is nie. Soos jou ma. Adolf leer haar vertrou, leer haar liefhê. Tot die verlede hulle inhaal. En Marlene weet – dis die einde van haar en Adolf.
R 66,96

’n Beskermengel vir Malene

Haar pa het haar geleer: pasop dat jy nie goedkoop is nie. Soos jou ma. Adolf leer haar vertrou, leer haar liefhê. Tot die verlede hulle inhaal. En Marlene weet – dis die einde van haar en Adolf.
R 66,96