Book extracts

The Kruger National Park – a game reserve that very nearly wasn’t – read an excerpt from David Bristow’s new book Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes

Of Hominins, Hunter-Gatherers and Heroes: Searching for 20 Amazing Places in South Africa by David Bristow offers spellbinding stories of some amazing, little-known places in South Africa.

‘I’m carrying, buried deep inside me, the pain of knowing first-hand the trauma of Mozambique’s past’

Jacana Media and MFBooks Joburg have shared an extract from Not Child’s Play: Kidnapped. Held Hostage. A True Story by Dave Muller.

How Christiaan Barnard’s success went to his head – Read an excerpt from Bill Bryson’s new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Bill Bryson’s new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants.

‘Good luck with your murder …’ Read an excerpt from Amy Heydenrych’s twisty new thriller The Pact

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Pact, the new thriller by Amy Heydenrych.

‘Afrikaans-speaking doctor operates on Mandela’ – Read an excerpt from Operation Mandela by Willem Laubscher

Read an excerpt from Operation Mandela by Willem Laubscher – the Afrikaans-speaking doctor who performed surgery on Nelson Mandela.

Friday Night Book Club exclusive: Read the first chapter of The Confession by Jessie Burton, the bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse

The Confession is a luminous, powerful and deeply moving novel about secrets and storytelling, motherhood and friendship, and how we lose and find ourselves.

‘Mark Fish tested my patience – and my sanity’ – read an excerpt from Coach: The Life and Soccer Times of Clive Barker

Jacana Media has shared an extract from Coach: The Life and Soccer Times of Clive Barker.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

‘Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted’ – Read an excerpt from John Grisham’s new legal thriller The Guardians

John Grisham has shared an excerpt from his new novel The Guardians – a classic legal thriller with a twist.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from The Girl Who Reads on the Métro, the French phenomenon by Christine Féret-Fleury

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and this exclusive extract from The Girl Who Reads on the Métro by Christine Féret-Fleury, translated by Ros Schwartz.

‘Ek is nie okay nie. En dit is meer as okay.’ Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Seks, leuens en die internet deur Erla-Mari Diedericks

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Erla-Mari Diedericks se eerlike en soms skreeusnaakse memoir, Seks, leuens en die internet.

Read an excerpt from Blue Moon – the new Jack Reacher thriller from Lee Child

Jack Reacher is back in Blue Moon – the brand new white-knuckle read from Lee Child!

Read an excerpt from Corporation Games by Anneleigh Jacobsen – a thriller based on real-life financial scandals

Read an excerpt from Anneleigh Jacobsen’s debut thriller, Corporation Games, in which tokoloshes have been sent to root out evil in Sandton.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Father Michael’s Lottery by Johan Steyn

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Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Akin, the funny and heart-wrenching new novel from bestselling author Emma Donoghue

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine …

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Deon Meyer’s new novel The Last Hunt

Hodder Books has shared an excerpt from The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.