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Wildlife of Southern Africa – the perfect app for your summer holiday – on special now!

Wildlife of Southern Africa is an all-in-one guide to the animal and plant life in southern Africa.

Read an excerpt from Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher adventure Past Tense – the most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018

Don’t believe us? Read an extract here: then rush out to get your own copy of Jack Reacher’s most stomach-clenching, hair-raising, blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet.

Try Zola Nene’s recipe for delicious Beef and Stout Hotpot from her new book Simply Zola

‘My Irish friend Jamie once begged me to drink a pint of Irish Stout with him at his farewell party as he was moving back to Ireland. It was complete torture, as I simply couldn’t handle the strong taste. BUT, give me Guinness in a stew and I’m happy as Larry (or Jamie in this case).’

‘Wife and Independence’ – Read an excerpt and view photos from Michelle Obama’s intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir, Becoming

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

Try Zola Nene’s recipe for Roasted Tomato, Crouton and Beef Salad from her new book Simply Zola

Zola Nene has become quite a force on the South African culinary scene, yet her personal quest is to show people that cooking great food needn’t be pretentious or difficult.

Read ‘The Mistake Maker’, an extract from Markus Zusak’s new novel Bridge of Clay

At the end of the lesson, with snow falling outside, he stopped her playing and held her hands, and they were whipped and small and warm. He clenched them, but softly, in his own obelisk fingers.

‘Juz wystavczy,’ he said, ‘dziewczyno bledow …’ which she translated, for us, as this:

‘That’s enough, mistake maker.’

Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in Lee Child’s new electrifying thriller Past Tense

Lee Child’s Past Tense – the most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018 follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father’s past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, hair-raising, blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet!

Win a copy Theo and Flora, the new novel from critically acclaimed author Mark Winkler

Three winners will each receive a copy of Mark Winkler’s new novel Theo & Flora, courtesy of Umuzi!

Bridge of Clay is Markus Zusak at his dramatic best – out now!

Here is a story told inside out and back to front.

‘Writing is like removing your own appendix with a pair of rusty scissors’ – Mark Winkler chats about his new book Theo and Flora

Mark Winkler discusses his new novel, Theo & Flora, and why writing is like performing surgery on yourself.

‘She was with you in Durban, wasn’t she?’ Read an excerpt from Theo and Flora, the new novel from Mark Winkler

If you’re still waiting to pick up your copy of Theo & Flora by Mark Winkler, here’s an extract to keep you going!

A story that celebrates diversity – Rosie Loves Jack, the debut YA novel by Mel Darbon

Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they’re separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head.

Bank Robber: My Time with Andre Stander by Allan Heyl – the last surviving member of the Stander Gang

The last surviving member of the so-called Stander Gang tells the true story behind South Africa’s most notorious bank robbers.

Bank Robber – My Time with André Stander by Allan Heyl is now available:

Join Tumi Morake for the launch of And Then Mama Said … at The Book Lounge in Cape Town (15 Nov)

Join Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge for the launch of And Then Mama Said … by Tumi Morake.

Don’t miss the launch of Sihle Khumalo’s new book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse in Sandton

Join Penguin Random House at Exclusive Books Sandton City for the launch of Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse, the new book by Sihle Khumalo, the bestselling author of Dark Continent My Black Arse and Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu.

Join George and Margo Branch for a discussion of southern African oceans and coasts and their book Living Shores

U3A Cape Town Natural Science Group and Penguin Random House invite you to a talk and launch of Living Shores: Interacting with Southern Africa’s Marine Ecosystems.

Don’t miss the launch of Sihle Khumalo’s new book Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse at Love Books

Voyaging from the northernmost part of South Africa right to the south, Sihle Khumalo noses his car down freeways and back roads into small towns, townships, and villages, some of which you’ll have trouble finding on a map.

Find out more about the agile and artful caracal in an excerpt from David Muirhead’s Cat Among the Pigeons

Cat Among the Pigeons, the new book from David Muirhead, is out now from Penguin Random House!

What Makes Them Great? 50 Ways to Become an Industry Leader – the new book from Douglas Kruger

Could you be the Branson of business, the Clarkson of cars or the Schwarzenegger of bodybuilding? Could you stand out as the great and lasting leader of your industry?

Join Mark Winkler for the launch of his new novel Theo and Flora at The Book Lounge, with Rachel Zadok

Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Theo and Flora, the delightful new novel from Mark Winkler!