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Diary of a Wimpy Kid 15: The Deep End

Author: Jeff Kinney

In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that’s not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation—or if they’re already in too deep

ISBN: 9780241396643

Price: TBC



Author: David Walliams

WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF MULCH… This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island’s ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all – Aunt Greta Greed! Something needs to be done about them. But who could be brave enough? Meet Ned – an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!

ISBN: 9780008349141

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Midnight Sun

Author: Stephanie Meyer

It’s here! Number one bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly-anticipated companion; the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire’s point of view.

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

ISBN: 9780349003634

Price: TBC

Release date: August 2020


The Accidental Mayor

Author: Michael Beaumont

In August 2016, well-known South African businessman Herman Mashaba became mayor of Johannesburg, heading a razor-thin DA-led coalition in the city. Three years later, in October 2019, he resigned from the party and from his position as mayor. At the time, Mashaba’s approval rating stood at almost 70 per cent and there were calls in overwhelming numbers for him to stay. In this explosive tell-all, his chief of staff, Michael Beaumont, reveals the real story behind these events.

The Accidental Mayor considers the achievements, challenges and controversies of Mashaba’s time in office, and describes what went on behind the scenes in the city and in the multiparty coalition. What was discovered about the previous government’s looting of Johannesburg? How did the ANC take to being in opposition? How challenging was it to work with the EFF? Which party proved the most difficult coalition partner? All these questions and more are explored in detail.

ISBN: 9781776095544

Price: TBC

Release date: 8 June 2020


Tobacco Wars

Author: Johann Van Loggerenberg

Warning. Smoking kills. It also corrupts law-enforcement officials and eviscerates state institutions. It devours politicians, professionals, businesspeople and ordinary workers in the chase for big bucks and the battle for a slice of an ever-shrinking cigarette market.

Join one of South Africa’s former tax sleuths Johann van Loggerenberg in a wild ride through the double-dealing world of tobacco’s colourful characters and ruthless corporates. Meet the femme fatales, mavericks, mercenaries and grandmasters, and learn how the crime-busting unit led by Van Loggerenberg at SARS and its ‘Project Honey Badger’ became a victim of a war between industry players and a high-stakes political game driven by state capture.

This is the tale of a few good men and women who dared to try to hold to account a billion-dollar international industry rife with espionage, private spy networks, tax evasion, collusion and corruption – ultimately at great cost to themselves and South Africa.

ISBN: 9780624081678

Price: R 249



The Children of The Stars

Author: Mario Escobar 

From international bestselling author Mario Escobar comes a story of escape, sacrifice, and hope amid the perils of the second World War.

August 1942. Jacob and Moses Stein, two young Jewish brothers, are staying with their aunt in Paris amid the Nazi occupation. The boys’ parents, well-known German playwrights, have left the brothers in their aunt’s care until they can find safe harbor for their family. But before the Steins can reunite, a great and terrifying roundup occurs. The French gendarmes, under Nazi order, arrest the boys and take them to the Vélodrome d’Hiver—a massive, bleak structure in Paris where thousands of France’s Jews are being forcibly detained.

ISBN: 9780785235170

Price: TBC



Excellence Wins

Author: Horst Schulze

CEOs. Leaders without titles. Startups. Corporations. For-profits. Nonprofits.

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do – you want to become the best. You want to win, every time.

Horst Schulze knows how to win. In Excellence Wins, Schulze, in his absolute no-nonsense approach, shares the visionary and disruptive principles that have produced immense global successes over the course of his still-prolific fifty-year career.

ISBN: 9780310352099

Price: R300



If It Bleeds

Author: Stephen King 

A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller THE OUTSIDER. News people have a saying: ‘If it bleeds, it leads’. And a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School is guaranteed to lead any bulletin. Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog – and on her own need to be more assertive – when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. 

ISBN: 9781529391534

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Camino Winds

Author: John Grisham 

Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen—even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime . . .

Just as Bruce Cable’s Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida’s governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm.

ISBN: 9781529342468

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Ek Wil Nou Nie Snaaks Wees Nie

Author: Jaco Jacobs 

Wat sal gebeur as jy die skoolhoof kielie?
Kan jy die alfabet van A tot Z burp?
Kruip daar ’n wurm in hierdie boek weg?
Waarom is dit ’n slegte idee om jou toonnaels te kou?
Wat is die moeilikste vraag op aarde?

Die antwoorde op al hierdie vrae is in hierdie SKREEUSNAAKSE rympieboek uit die pen van Jaco Jacobs! Meer as 60 rympies wat gewaarborg is om jou lagspiere hope oefening te gee. Briljant vir eisteddfods!

ISBN: 9781776250141

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The Scent Keeper

Author:  Erica Bauemeister

Emmeline lives on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in glass bottles that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world—a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination.

ISBN: 9781250622624

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The Wedding Dress

Author: Danielle Steel 

The Deveraux family were among the most important members of 1920s San Francisco society, and the wedding of their daughter Eleanor to wealthy banker Alexander Allen would be the highlight of the 1929 social calendar. The wedding, held in the family’s magnificent Pacific Heights mansion, was everything they’d hoped, and Eleanor’s dress was a triumph. Designed by one of the most famous fashion houses in Paris, it was exquisite in every way. But the dream life, along with the most perfect honeymoon in Europe, was about to come to an end when Alex received news of the Wall Street Crash. It appeared that the family had lost everything . . .

ISBN: 9781509878062

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Joy at Work

Author: Marie Kondo 

In Joy at Work, KonMari method pioneer Marie Kondo and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein will help you to refocus your mind on what’s important at work, and as their examples show, the results can be truly life-changing. With advice on how to improve the way you work, the book features advice on problem areas including fundamentals like how to organize your desk, finally get through your emails and find balance by ditching distractions and focusing on what sparks joy.

ISBN: 9781529005370

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You Are Not Alone

Author: Greer Hendricks 

You probably know someone like Shay Miller. She wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is becoming increasingly isolated.

You probably don’t know anyone like the Moore sisters. They have an unbreakable circle of friends. They live a life of glamour and perfection. They always get what they desire. Shay thinks she wants their life.

But what they really want is hers.

ISBN: 9781529010787

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Virus-Proof your Small Business

Author:Douglas Kruger

Author and business coach Douglas Kruger is on hand with a list of 50 practical and creative solutions for helping your business survive and perhaps even thrive during this most uncertain of times. Cutting costs, increasing brand-awareness, exploring different channels and diversifying offerings all feature in this book devoted to keeping you, the people you supply and the people who supply you afloat throughout the epidemic. Properly absorbing and actioning the advice contained herein will not only keep you going, financially and mentally, but could also enable you to grow as soon as the situation begins to change for the better.

ISBN: 9781776095728

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The Coronavirus Prevention Handbook

Author: Wang Zhou

101 Science-Based Tips that Could Save your Life.

Dr Wang Zhou prepared this essential guide to preparing for and combating the ongoing epidemic along with his colleagues at the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention (which, you will remember, means that this comes right from the source).

ISBN: 9781510762411

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Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling Infection from Measles to Coronavirus

Author: Meera Senthilingam

This is a comprehensive overview of humanity’s battle with infectious disease, our successes and failures, what we have learned and defeated, and what are still trying to learn and defeat. It’s been going on for centuries: as we adapt so do the things we are fighting. Public health researcher and journalist, Meera Senthilingam, believes that “an engaging and accurate narrative” is essential for understanding the way that health and disease affect our everyday lives and that a keen understanding is the best way that we can effectively navigate new challenges on this front.

ISBN: 978-1785785634

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Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop

Author: Adam Kucharski

Kucharski, an epidemiologist, begins with the story of Robert Ross – the doctor who, in 1902, discovered that mosquitos spread malaria and went on to mathematically predict how and when outbreaks would occur, modelling contagions for the first time. But the book offers loads of insights into how things spread in general and what role human behaviour plays therein. Disease, political movements, innovations, misinformation, computer viruses, folk stories; Rules of Contagion authoritatively and fascinatingly demonstrates that the spread of just about anything can be scientifically anticipated and tracked and what that means for us.

ISBN: 978-1788160193

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Walk the Wire

Author: David Baldacci

Remember his name: FBI Agent Amos Decker is back in a brand new thrilling memory man investigation from number 1 bestseller, David Baldacci. A town with a secret. A lone hunter discovers the remains of a woman in North Dakota’s Badlands. She appears to have had a post-mortem performed on her reminiscent of those only seen on TV shows – but this time, there was no slab, morgue or camera in sight. A victim without a past. The reason why Irene Cramer’s death merits an FBI investigation becomes rapidly clear when key questions surface about her mysterious past. Little is known about this school teacher, where she came from or her true identity.

ISBN: 9781509874545

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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid 2: Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

Author: Jeff Kinney

You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before – an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

From the imagination of Wimpy Kid’s Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions! Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mum from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!

ISBN: 9780241458815

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More Myself - A Journey

Author: Alicia Keyes

An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expression

As one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keys has enraptured the globe with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartache—over the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection.

ISBN: 9781250153296

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7 Ways - Easy Ideas For Every Day Of The Week

Author: Jamie Oliver

7 Ways to reinvent your favourite ingredients with more than 120 new, exciting and tasty recipes. Jamie’s looked at the top ingredients we buy week in, week out. We’re talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking – chicken breasts, salmon fillets, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, to name but a few. We’re all busy, but that shouldn’t stop us from having a tasty, nutritious meal after a long day at work or looking after the kids. So, rather than trying to change what we buy, Jamie wants to give everyone new inspiration for their favourite supermarket ingredients.

ISBN: 9780241431153

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Ottolenghi FLAVOUR

Author: Yotam Ottolenghi 

In this stunning new cookbook Yotam and co-writer Ixta Belfrage break down the three factors that create flavour and offer innovative vegetable dishes that deliver brand-new ingredient combinations to excite and inspire.

ISBN: 9781785038938

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Cook, Eat, Repeat

Author: Nigella Lawson

COOK EAT REPEAT is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella’s engaging and insightful prose. Whether talking about the evolution and meaning of the recipe in ‘What is a Recipe?’ – ‘a recipe, much like a novel, is a living collaboration between writer and reader. And in both cases, it is the reader who keeps it alive’ – or exploring the heinous notion of the guilty pleasure in ‘Death to the Guilty Pleasure’, Nigella is by turns characteristically informative, intelligent, thought-provoking and amusing.

ISBN: 9781784743666

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

Author:Christopher Paolini

To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars is a masterful epic science fiction novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Navárez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her – but the entire course of history.

ISBN: 9781529046519

Price: R330


My Dark Vanessa

Author: Kate Elizabeth Russell 


Vanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher. She is now thirty-two and in the storm of allegations against powerful men in 2017, the teacher, Jacob Strane, has just been accused of sexual abuse by another former student.

ISBN: 9780008342241

Release Date: TBC


Finding Common Ground

Author: Wandile Sihlobo

‘My hope is that people can grow to appreciate this sector – its challenges and opportunities, but most importantly, the role agriculture can play in improving South Africa’s rural economy, creating jobs and bringing about much-needed transformation (or inclusive growth).’
Wandile Sihlobo is perfectly positioned to provide a well-rounded, accessible view of agriculture in South Africa. He spent his school holidays in the rural Eastern Cape, studied agricultural economics at university, has worked in private-sector agriculture, consulting with farmers across the country, and has been an adviser to government as part of South African policymaking bodies.

ISBN: 9781770107168

Price: R290

Release Date: TBC


Call Of The Raven

Author: Wilbur Smith

The new novel by Wilbur Smith and the prequel to A Falcon Flies.

The son of a wealthy plantation owner and a doting mother, Augustus Mungo St John is accustomed to the wealth and luxuries his privilege has afforded him. That is until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken by the conniving Chester Marion. Fuelled by anger, and love, Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his life to saving Camilla – and destroying Chester.

ISBN: 9781785767944

Release Date: TBC



Cloudburst: A Jack Courtney Adventure

Author: Wilbur Smith

Jack Courtney has lived in the UK his whole life. But this summer his parents are travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a gorilla conference, and they’ve promised to take Jack and his friends with them.

When his parents go missing in the rainforest, abducted by mercenaries, nobody seems to have any answers. Jack is pretty sure that it’s got something to do with the nearby tantalum mines, but he needs to prove it. Along with Amelia and Xander, Jack must brave the jungle to save his parents. Standing in his way is a member of his own family – Caleb Courtney.

ISBN: 9781848128538

Release date: TBC



The Boy from the Woods

Author: Harlan Coben

Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn’t know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing.

No one seems to take Naomi Pine’s disappearance seriously, not even her father-with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde-with whom she shares a tragic connection-to use his unique skills to help find Naomi.

ISBN: 9781529123838

Release date: TBC


Walking Through Front Doors

Author: Claudine Shiels 

On a hot summer evening in 1967, seven-year-old Claudine Brown watched from the back seat of a car stalled on a railway track in the suburbs of Cape Town, as a fast-moving train hurtled towards them. Her mother sat frozen with fear in the driver’s seat. The events leading up to this moment were unremarkable, giving no clue to their catastrophic timing. The aftermath was brutal and childhood wrecking, leaving Claudine and her younger sister Lisa world-weary before they had even got started.

ISBN: 9781928257776

Price: R320


Think Like a Monk

Author: Jay Shetty

In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us.

ISBN: 9780008355562

Release Date: TBC

Price: R350


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