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Thu – 20th Feb 2020

Penguin Random House South Africa acquires LAPA Publishers

Penguin Random House South Africa, a division of Penguin Random House and the largest English language publisher in South Africa, has announced its purchase of LAPA Publishers, the country’s largest Afrikaans-language publisher, from the ATKV.

Discover the remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Anne Glenconner, in her extraordinary new memoir

Lady in Waiting – a memoir of drama, tragedy and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner, a close member of the royal circle.

‘We read to go to places that our everyday lives don’t make available to us’ – Craig Higginson on his new novel The Book of Gifts

Pan Macmillan SA has shared a video interview with award-winning author Craig Higginson, discussing his fourth novel, The Book of Gifts.

Wed – 19th Feb 2020

Slyp jou tande en maak jou potlode skerp: 100 beste blokraaie van 10 jaar II is hier!

Is jy verslaaf aan blokkiesraaisels? Dan het ons goeie nuus: 100 beste blokraaie van 10 jaar II is nou beskikbaar!

A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success by Maye Musk

Maye Musk’s new book will be published in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers in April!

Tue – 18th Feb 2020

Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (PLUS a visual presentation!) in Kloof (6 Mar)

Kloof Conservancy and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa.

Join James Hendry for the launch of his new novel Reggie and Me at Love Books, with Gail Schimmel (4 Mar)

Pan Macmillan and Love Books invite you to the launch of Reggie and Me by James Hendry, author of A Year in the Wild and Back to the Bush.

Mon – 17th Feb 2020

Het jy al jou kaartjies gekoop vir die US Woordfees 2020? Hier is al die LAPA skrywers om na uit te sien

Die US Woordfees vind plaas vanaf 5 tot 16 Maart 2020. Het jy al jou kaartjies gekoop? Hier is al die LAPA skrywers wat jy dié jaar op die fees kan raakloop.

Why has Asia developed while Africa lagged? Find out in The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia

The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn and Emily van der Merwe is out in March from Pan Macmillan SA.

The incredibly detailed Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – essential for all bird lovers’ bookshelves

Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – a user friendly field guide that provides a fresh approach to bird watching in southern Africa.

Are you tired of being a grown up? Why not escape it all with an excerpt from Marian Keyes’s brand new bestseller

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Marian Keyes’s latest book Grown Ups – the new classic from the queen of contemporary fiction!

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl – ‘a novel of such transfixing beauty that it enlarges your faith in the medium itself’

Set in 1950’s America at a time when people stopped looking west and started looking up: a breathtakingly beautiful debut novel of revolution, chance and the gambles we take with the human heart.

Fri – 14th Feb 2020

Net betyds vir Valentynsdag: ‘n Spesiale aanbod vir liefdesverhaallesers

Is jy lief daarvoor om liefdesverhale te lees? Dan het LAPA Uitgewers se RomanzaKlub die perfekte aanbod vir jou – en net betyds vir Valentysdag. Komaan, bederf jouself!

Valentynsdag-kompetisie: Vertel ons van jou ideale ‘date’ en gunstelingsjokolade en wen!

LAPA is lief vir die liefde, en daarom het ons pas vanoggend twee opwindende kompetisies op ons Facebook-bladsye geloods. Vinnig spring, die kompetisies sluit vanaand om 20:00!

Join the Penguin Random House Book Club and you could WIN a Marian Keyes Valentine’s hamper!

Sign up to join the Penguin Random House Book Club, and you could WIN this *fabliss* Marian Keyes Valentine’s hamper!

Cover reveal! Feast your eyes on the Catalan Edition of Kopano Matlwa’s Coconut

Kopano Matlwa’s novel Coconut has been published in Catalan by València-based publisher Sembra Llibres!

Don’t miss the chance to see Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in Cape Town (2 June) or Johannesburg (4 June)

Don’t miss your chance to see Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in Cape Town (2 June) OR Johannesburg (4 June).