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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2017. SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. WINNER OF THE PEN/ESPN AWARD FOR LITERARY SPORTS WRITING. THE TIMES SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. The most comprehensive and definitive biography of Muhammad Ali that has ever been published, based on more than 500 interviews with those who knew him best, with many dramatic new discoveries about his life and career. When the frail, trembling figure of Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic flame in Atlanta in 1996, a TV audience of up to 3 billion people was once again gripped by the story of the world's most famous sporting icon. The man who had once been reviled for his refusal to fight for his country and for his fast-talking denunciation of his opponents was now almost universally adored, the true cost of his astonishing boxing career clear to see. In Jonathan Eig's ground-breaking biography, backed up with much detailed new research specially commissioned for this book, we get a stunning portrait of one of the most significant personalities of the second half of the twentieth century. We are not only taken inside the ring for some of the most famous bouts in boxing history, we also learn about his personal life, his finances, his faith and the moments when the first signs of his physical decline began to show. Ali was a symbol of freedom and courage, a hero to many, but this is also a very personal story of a warrior who vanquished every opponent but was finally brought down by his own stubborn refusal to quit. An epic tale of a fighter who became the world's most famous pacifist, Ali: A Life does full justice to an extraordinary man. `Ali: A Life is the business - 640 pages of patient scholarship and intelligent reassessment written in crackly prose' Giles Smith, The Times `[A] richly researched, sympathetic yet unsparing portrait... Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography' Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Features Summary The first truly definitive biography of Muhammad Ali, the most iconic and significant sporting figure of the twentieth century Author Jonathan Eig Publisher Simon & Schuster Release date 20181001 Pages 640 ISBN 1-4711-5595-1 ISBN 13 978-1-4711-5595-6
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE 'One of the most poetic novels of the year' NEW STATESMAN How far would you go to belong? Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in an ex-commune beside a lake in the beautiful, austere backwoods of northern Minnesota. The other girls at school call Linda 'Freak', or 'Commie'. Her parents mostly leave her to her own devices, whilst the other inhabitants have grown up and moved on. So when the perfect family - mother, father and their little boy, Paul - move into the cabin across the lake, Linda insinuates her way into their orbit. She begins to babysit Paul and feels welcome, that she finally has a place to belong. Yet something isn't right. Drawn into secrets she doesn't understand, Linda must make a choice. But how can a girl with no real knowledge of the world understand what the consequences will be? Features Summary SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE. Already being acclaimed as one of the most exciting new debuts of 2017, Emily Fridlund's HISTORY OF WOLVES is a brilliant coming-of-age novel that will appeal to fans of THE GIRLS and THE VIRGIN SUICIDES Author Emily Fridlund Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson Release date 20170218 Pages 279 ISBN 1-4746-0294-0 ISBN 13 978-1-4746-0294-5
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 4 - 8 working days This is a Spectator / New Statesman / Daily Telegraph / Guardian / Times Literary Supplement / Observer Book of the Year. It was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. It is winner of the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize. Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving - in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel - to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now. Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us men as they are - ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable; vital, pitiable, hilarious, and full of heartfelt longing. And as the years chase them down, the stakes become bewilderingly high in this piercing portrayal of 21st-century manhood. Features Summary Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving - in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway... Author David Szalay Publisher Jonathan Cape Release date 20161012 Pages 437 ISBN 0-224-09977-9 ISBN 13 978-0-224-09977-6
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Buy 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 (Paperback) for R264.00
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Buy The Border - A Journey Around Russia - SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2 for R643.00
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Buy The Shadow King - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 (Paperback, Main) for R188.00
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Download Levison Wood's Silk Road odyssey, Eastern Horizons, onto your splash-proof kindle. Then read on a sun-lounger, between dozes, wishing you were doing those terribly adventurous things - which being secretly glad you're not.' Duncan Craig, Sunday Times Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of GBP750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there. EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him... This book confirms that Levison Wood, Winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book Of The Year Award, has indeed 'breathed new life into adventure travel ' (Michael Palin) Features Summary Award-winning TV adventurer and travel writer's enthralling account of his youthful expedition to Central Asia. Author Levison Wood Publisher Hodder & Stoughton Release date 20171102 Pages 384 ISBN 1-4736-7626-6 ISBN 13 978-1-4736-7626-8
R 370
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days 'The book I wish I'd written... Witty, chilling, every word in place' Hilary Mantel, Guardian Wartime Liverpool is a place of ration books and jobs in munitions factories. Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naive and withdrawn. When she meets Ira, a GI, at a neighbour's party she falls in love as much with the idea of life as a GI bride as with the man himself. But Nellie and Margo are not so blind... Features Summary Beryl Bainbridge at her darkly comic best. Author Beryl Bainbridge Publisher Abacus Release date 20100902 Pages 183 ISBN 0-349-12370-5 ISBN 13 978-0-349-12370-7
R 164
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION`A delicious, important novel' The Times`Alert, alive and gripping' Independent`Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both.' Guardian
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***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS' WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016*** 'LUMINOUS' Guardian 'STUNNING' New York Times 'EXCEPTIONAL' Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby Bell, "the kind of pretty it hurt to look at," has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city-the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village-all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother. When a telegram from her cousin forces her to return home, thirty-year-old Ruby finds herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood. With the terrifying realization that she might not be strong enough to fight her way back out again, Ruby struggles to survive her memories of the town's dark past. Meanwhile, Ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy. Full of life, exquisitely written, and suffused with the pastoral beauty of the rural South, Ruby is a transcendent novel of passion and courage. This wondrous page-turner rushes through the red dust and gossip of Main Street, to the pit fire where men swill bootleg outside Bloom's Juke, to Celia Jennings's kitchen, where a cake is being made, yolk by yolk, that Ephram will use to try to begin again with Ruby. Utterly transfixing, with unforgettable characters, riveting suspense, and breathtaking, luminous prose, Ruby offers an unflinching portrait of man's dark acts and the promise of the redemptive power of love. Format:Paperback Pages:0
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days *Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize* *Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018* *A Sunday Times Book of the Year* Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born in 1973, her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. Once Upon a Time in the East takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing, navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China: censorship, underground art, Western boyfriends. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in Britain. Now, after a decade in Europe, her tale of East to West resonates with the insight that can only come from someone who is both an outsider and at home. 'This generation's Wild Swans' Daily Telegraph Features Summary *Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award**Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize**Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018**A Sunday Times Book of the Year*Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. Author Xiaolu Guo Publisher Vintage Release date 20180117 Pages 336 ISBN 1-78470-294-3 ISBN 13 978-1-78470-294-6
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days 'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.' IAN RANKIN BOOK 5 IN THE DETECTIVE SEAN DUFFY SERIES SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD SPINETINGLER AWARD WINNER NED KELLY AWARD WINNER STEEL DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTED It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy. Riot duty. Heartbreak. Cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked room mysteries in one career? When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. But there are just a few things that bother Duffy enough to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide? Features Summary 'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.' IAN RANKIN BOOK 5 IN THE DETECTIVE SEAN DUFFY SERIES SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD SPINETINGLER AWARD WINNER NED KELLY AWARD WINNER STEEL DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTED It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy... Author Adrian McKinty Publisher Serpent's Tail Release date 20160402 Pages 347 ISBN 1-78125-457-5 ISBN 13 978-1-78125-457-8
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 6 - 13 working days SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES' TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2016 The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the consolation of love, literature and art. It is the story of what it is to be human. Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. Twenty-two years later, the fall of Gaddafi meant he was finally able to return to his homeland. In this moving memoir, the author takes us on an illuminating journey, both physical and psychological; a journey to find his father and rediscover his country. Features Summary A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal tale of loss. It deals with history... Author Hisham Matar Publisher Viking Release date 20160630 Pages 280 ISBN 0-670-92333-8 ISBN 13 978-0-670-92333-5
R 268
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 8 - 15 working days 'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.' Ian Rankin This time, help isn't coming. This time, Duffy has to save himself. Belfast 1988: a man has been shot in the back with an arrow. It ain't Injuns and it isn't Robin Hood. But uncovering exactly who has done it will take Detective Inspector Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to three masked gunmen forcing Duffy to dig his own grave. Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece. SPINETINGLER AWARD WINNER NED KELLY AWARD WINNER BARRY AWARD WINNER STEEL DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTED EDGAR AWARD SHORTLISTED THEAKSTON'S AWARD SHORTLISTED ANTHONY AWARD NOMINEE RAIN DOGS WAS WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD 2017 Features Summary 'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.' Ian Rankin This time, help isn't coming. This time... Author Adrian McKinty Publisher Serpent's Tail Release date 20170706 Pages 352 ISBN 1-78125-693-4 ISBN 13 978-1-78125-693-0
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days A major film starring Brie Larson Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Orange Prize Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners. Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom. Features Summary The story of a mother, her son, a locked room and the outside world. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Filmed as a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Author Emma Donoghue Publisher Picador Release date 20150924 Pages 416 ISBN 1-5098-1896-0 ISBN 13 978-1-5098-1896-9
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5 Star Hotel seeks a receptionist to join their team Beautiful hotel and surroundings Must have relevant experience as well as a formal Hotel School or Tourism qualification Good career possibilities and growth for the right candidate Must be able to work shifts, including on weekends and holidays Please apply with a recent CV and photograph on the front page Regret we can only respond to shortlisted candidates We will respond to all shortlisted candidates within 5 days
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(This title is available on demand: expected date of dispatch will be 4-7 working days once ordered) With an introduction by Robert Macfarlane Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize. I had attached myself to the birds. I couldn't move on until the birds moved on, and the birds couldn't move on without the spring. One winter, after an enforced period of recuperation, William Fiennes finds himself restless and yearning for adventure. He travels to Texas, where he begins a quest to trace the million-strong flocks of snow geese making their spring flight thousands of miles north to the Arctic tundra. On his epic journey he meets people from every walk of life, from ex-nuns to train fanatics, and their stories resound with the longing to arrive at the right place in the world. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize, The Snow Geese is a poignant and lyrical paean to the richness and wonder of the world around us. A unique blend of autobiography, travel and nature writing, this is a classic tale of belonging and the inescapable lure of home. Format:Paperback Pages:256
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Perfect for fans of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS. This is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope, and the power of a story to speak for anyone who's ever struggled to find a safe home. '...a special book' - Morris Gleitzman, author of the acclaimed ONCE series Born in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. And one day it brings him Jimmie. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures. Features Summary Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Perfect for fans of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS. A deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. Author Zana Fraillon Publisher Orion Children's Books Release date 20170112 Pages 293 ISBN 1-5101-0155-1 ISBN 13 978-1-5101-0155-5
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days Grace and Tippi are twins - conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined...From Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this moving and beautifully crafted novel about identity, sisterhood and love ultimately asks one question: what does it mean to want and have a soulmate? Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2016 Features Summary Grace and Tippi are twins - conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares... Author Sarah Crossan Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Release date 20150815 Pages 448 ISBN 1-4088-6311-1 ISBN 13 978-1-4088-6311-4
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days 'Like A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD written by Tina Fey' The 2013 Women's Prize shortlisted, NEW YORK TIMES bestseller. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife. To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace. To design experts, she's a revolutionary architect. And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum. Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her. WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a compulsively readable, irresistibly written, deeply touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's place in the world. Features Summary 'Like A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD written by Tina Fey' (Sam Baker, RED). The 2013 Women's Prize shortlisted, NEW YORK TIMES bestseller. Includes Reading Group Notes. Author Maria Semple Publisher Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd) Release date 20130704 Pages 332 ISBN 1-78022-124-X ISBN 13 978-1-78022-124-3
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 8 - 15 working days Shortlisted for the 2017 PEN Ackerley Prize`The thing to remember about this story is that every word is true. If I never told it to a soul, and this book did not exist, it would not cease to be true. I don't mind at all if you forget this.The important thing is that I don't.'On a hot still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead's life changed for ever.Her four-year-old boy was paddling peacefully at the water's edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life - then drowned before her eyes.When Decca and Tony first met a decade earlier, they became the most improbable couple in London. She was an award-winning Guardian journalist, famous for interviewing leading politicians. He was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug-dealing and violence. No one thought the romance would last, but it did. Until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy.Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, ALL AT SEA is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how one couple changed each other's lives and of what a sudden death can do to the people who survive. Features Summary Shortlisted for the 2017 PEN Ackerley Prize`The thing to remember about this story is that every word is true. If I never told it to a soul, and this book did not exist... Author Decca Aitkenhead Publisher Fourth Estate Release date 20160407 Pages 240 ISBN 0-00-814214-9 ISBN 13 978-0-00-814214-8
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 4 - 8 working days SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE'An intense, succulent read that's intermittently dazzling' THE TIMES'Chilling, exquisitely moving' DAILY TELEGRAPH'A superb memoir - and one of the best books on addiction I have ever read' EVENING STANDARDA. A. Gill's memoir begins in the dark of a dormitory with six strangers. He is an alcoholic, dying in the last-chance saloon. He tells the truth - as far as he can remember it - about drinking and about what it is like to be drunk. He recalls the lost days, lost friends, failed marriages... But there was also an 'optimum inebriation, a time when it was all golden'.Sobriety regained, there are painterly descriptions of people and places, unforgettable musings about childhood and family, art and religion; and most movingly, the connections between his cooking, dyslexia and his missing brother. Full of raw and unvarnished truths, exquisitely written throughout, POUR ME is about lost time and self-discovery. Lacerating, unflinching, uplifting, it is a classic about drunken abandon. Features Summary Shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize, this is a compulsive memoir of addiction and recovery by A. A. Gill, 'by miles, the most brilliant journalist of our age' (Lynn Barber). Author Adrian Gill Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson Release date 20161215 Pages 241 ISBN 1-78022-643-8 ISBN 13 978-1-78022-643-9
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER AND THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIAR CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR'If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers' The Spectator'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on SundayCatherine Standish knows that chance encounters never happen to spooks.She's worked in the Intelligence Service long enough to understand treachery, double-dealing and stabbing in the back.What she doesn't know is why anyone would target her: a recovering drunk pushing paper with the other lost causes in Jackson Lamb's kingdom of exiles at Slough House.Whoever it is holding her hostage, it can't be personal. It must be about Slough House. Most likely, it is about Jackson Lamb.And say what you like about Lamb, he'll never leave a joe in the lurch.He might even be someone you could trust with your life... Features Summary The new novel in the CWA Gold Dagger-winning Jackson Lamb series Author Mick Herron Publisher John Murray Publishers Ltd Release date 20170727 Pages 361 ISBN 1-4736-7420-4 ISBN 13 978-1-4736-7420-2
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger Award 2018 and the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2018 `Excellent book. Phenomenal writing.' B A Paris `A brilliant thriller. You'd be mad not to buy this.' Ben Aaronovitch Meet Jay. Small-time dealer. Accidental jihadist. The one man who can save us all? Javid - call him Jay - is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he's just bought his pride and joy - a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet. But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he's just the man they need for a delicate mission. One thing's for sure: now he's a long way East of Hounslow, Jay's life will never be the same again. With the edgy humour of Four Lions and the pulse-racing tension of Nomad, East of Hounslow is the first in a series of thrillers starring Jay Qasim. Amazon reviewers love East of Hounslow: `Marvellous. Totally marvellous. Hilarious. Brilliant. Grounded in reality, with some fabulous dialogue. So absorbing, you forget the rest of the world exists. Khurrum Rahman is an author to keep your eye on.' `Told with wit and flair, it is both funny and gripping in equal measure. I can't wait for the next one.' `One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year' `Superb British crime writing.' `If you like modern spy novels, such as the excellent, "Slow Horses," series, by Mick Herron, then you will enjoy this. Realistic, intelligent, moving and also full of humour, this is a great read.' `Apparently, we haven't heard the last of Jay and I for one can't wait for his next outing, for if it's anything like East of Hounslow it'll be great.' Features Summary Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger Award 2018 and the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2018 `Excellent book. Phenomenal writing.' B A Paris `A brilliant thriller... Author Khurrum Rahman Publisher HQ Release date 20180712 Pages 384 ISBN 0-00-826209-8 ISBN 13 978-0-00-826209-9
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JEFFERIES AWARD FOR NATURE WRITING 2017 The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire - beautifully illustrated by Kate Boxer. Seabirds are master navigators, thriving in the most demanding environment on earth. In this masterly book, drawing on all the most recent research, Adam Nicolson follows them to the coasts and islands of Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, and the Americas. Beautifully illustrated by Kate Boxer, The Seabird's Cry is a celebration of the wonders of the only creatures at home in the air, on land and on the sea. It also carries a warning: the number of seabirds has dropped by two-thirds since 1950. Extinction stalks the ocean and there is a danger that the grand cry of a seabird colony will this century become little but a memory. Features Summary WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JEFFERIES AWARD FOR NATURE WRITING 2017 The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers... Author Adam Nicolson Publisher William Collins Publishing Release date 20180405 Pages 400 ISBN 0-00-816570-X ISBN 13 978-0-00-816570-3
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world? Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers. Exactly takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to Britain where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John `Iron-Mad' Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Bramah, Jesse Ramsden, and Joseph Whitworth. Thomas Jefferson exported their discoveries to the United States as manufacturing developed in the early twentieth century, with Britain's Henry Royce developing the Rolls Royce and Henry Ford mass producing cars, Hattori's Seiko and Leica lenses, to today's cutting-edge developments from Europe, Asia and North America. As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Are we missing something that reflects the world as it is, rather than the world as we think we would wish it to be? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society? Features Summary SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Author Simon Winchester Publisher William Collins Publishing Release date 20180423 Pages 395 ISBN 0-00-824176-7 ISBN 13 978-0-00-824176-6
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 4 - 8 working days Shortlisted for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2018 The beautifully illustrated, heartbreaking story of an innocent man in a Soviet gulag, told for the first time in English. One fateful day in 1934, a husband arranged to meet his wife under the colonnade of the Bolshoi theatre. As she waited for him in vain, he was only a few hundred metres away, in a cell in the notorious Lubyanka prison. Less than a year before, Alexey Wangenheim - a celebrated meteorologist - had been hailed by Stalin as a national hero. But following his sudden arrest, he was exiled to a gulag, forced to spend his remaining years on an island in the frozen north, along with thousands of other political prisoners. Stalin's Meteorologist is the thrilling and deeply moving account of an innocent man caught up in the brutality of Soviet paranoia. It's a timely reminder of the human consequences of political extremism. Features Summary Shortlisted for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2018The beautifully illustrated, heartbreaking story of an innocent man in a Soviet gulag, told for the first time in English. Author Olivier Rolin (Author), Ros Schwartz (Translator) Publisher Vintage Release date 20180730 Pages 192 ISBN 1-78470-175-0 ISBN 13 978-1-78470-175-8
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa First Novel Award Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2018 Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 Longlisted for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction New Faces of Fiction 2017, Observer Observer Fiction to look out for in 2017 The Irish Times What To Look Out for in 2017 from Independent Publishers Jen Campbell's `Most Anticipated Books of 2017' Jean Bookish Thoughts `Most Anticipated Releases of 2017' A dark social-realist fairytale, spotlighting the shadowy underside of 1920s England Summer 1923: the modern world. Orphaned Lucy Marsh climbs into the back of an old army truck and is whisked off to the woods north of London - a land haunted by the past, where lost souls and monsters conceal themselves in the trees. In a sunlit clearing she meets the `funny men', a quartet of disfigured ex-soldiers named after Dorothy's companions in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Here are the loved and the damaged, dark forests and darker histories, and the ever-present risk of discovery and violent retribution. Xan Brooks' stunning debut is heartbreaking, disturbing and redemptive. Features Summary Summer 1923. The modern world. Orphaned Lucy Marsh climbs into the back of the old army truck and is whisked off to the woods, where the funny men live... Author Xan Brooks Publisher Salt Publishing Release date 20170415 Pages 400 ISBN 1-78463-093-4 ISBN 13 978-1-78463-093-5
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 4 - 8 working days SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF A WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZE 2017 'I love this book' MAGGIE NELSON 'An essay collection unlike any I've read' New York Times In Can You Tolerate This? Ashleigh Young ushers us into her early years, coming of age in a small town in the faraway yet familiar New Zealand, yearning for a larger and more creative life. As Young's perspective expands, a series of historical portraits - a boy with a rare skeletal disease, a French postman who built a stone fortress by hand, a generation of Japanese shut-ins - strike unexpected personal harmonies, as an unselfconscious childhood gives way to painful shyness in adolescence. As we watch Young fall in and out of love, undertake intense physical exercise that masks something deeper, and gradually find herself through her writing, a highly particular psyche comes into view: curious, tender and exacting in her observations of herself and the world around her. Features Summary SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF A WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZE 2017 'I love this book' MAGGIE NELSON 'An essay collection unlike any I've read' New York Times In Can You Tolerate This? Author Ashleigh Young Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Release date 20190915 Pages 256 ISBN 1-5266-0039-0 ISBN 13 978-1-5266-0039-4
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A small boutique guest house in Gardens seeks to appoint a dynamic individual to assume the role of receptionist/ general day manager - to co ordinate reservations and correspondence relating to bookings, attend to check-ins and check-outs and attend to queries. The ideal candidate will be a matriculant or hotel / hospitality graduate with previous hospitality or tourism experience an advantage. To start soonest. Must be computer literate (outlook/word excel), knowledge of nightsbridge or other booking systems an advantage. Must have excellent communication skills - fluent in English and be excellent in guest relations. Package will be discussed in the interview. Candidates with experience in hospitality and with favourable references from previous employers will be shortlisted. Ideal for hotel school grad starting out and wanting experience. Only South African Citizens or candidates with a valid South African Permanent Residence Permit will be considered. If you are interested in the above position, and have all the necessary skills, please submit a copy of your CV, to us soonest to gw@theparkhouse.co.za Should you not hear from us with 7 days after submitting your application, please do accept your application has been unsuccessful.
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