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The best of the best for Christmas gifts

The best of the best for Christmas gifts

FICTION:

  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson - Will Detective Alex Cross be able to save the day? Another brilliant thriller from bestselling James Patterson.
  • The Bat by Jo Nesbo - Appearing in English for the first time, The Bat is the legendary first novel from the worldwide phenomenon.
  • A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks - An exhilarating, multi-layered narrative that explores love, loss and what makes us human.
  • A Wanted Man by Lee Child - With his signature Swiss-watch plotting and heart-thumping suspense, A Wanted Man shows Lee Child at his sublimely skilful best.
  • Philida by André Brink - An unforgettable story of a woman determined to find her freedom. The masterpiece from the twice Booker-shortlisted author.

KIDS:

  • The Big, Fat South African Kiddies' Joke Book - From knock-knock jokes and one-liners, to old-time classics and animals that can talk. Also available in Afrikaans.
  • The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens - The most exciting children's fantasy series since Harry Potter.
  • A Scarlet Tail by Susan Long and Claire Norden - An engaging tale about a parrot and his unlikely playmate. Also available in Afrikaans and includes stickers!

COOKING:

HISTORY, POLITICS AND LOCAL INTEREST:            

  • Killing for Profit by Julian Rademeyer - This is a terrifying, true tale of greed, folly and corruption, and the desperate battle to save our rhino.              
  • Rat Roads by Jacques Pauw - The story of Kennedy Gihana, a young Tutsi man who survived the genocide in Rwanda
  • The Terrible Ones by Piet Nortje - The Complete History of 32 Battalion. A must for collectors!

ADVENTURE AND NATURE:

SPORT ENTHUSIAST:

  • The Art of Losing by Luke Alfred - This is sure to ruffle soome feathers but will also attempt to explain the ‘choker’ tag that has become so widespread.
  • The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle - The riveting, news-breaking story of former Olympic gold medalist and seven-time Tour de France rider Tyler Hamilton.
  • 100 Moments that Mattered by Peter Joyce - The unforgettable moments that shaped South Africa.

AFRIKAANS:

  • Werfsonde deur Kleinboer - Na sy allemintige roman Kontrei is Kleinboer terug. ’n Portret van ’n wêreld in oorgang.
  • Skaduwee deur Carel van der Merwe - Spanning, avontuur en liefde. Also available in English.
  • Kapabel deur Steve Hofmeyr - In die oomblik voor hy homself om die lewe bring, hersien Desmond die pad wat hom gelei het tot hier. Toe ontplof alles.

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