Book extracts

Read an excerpt from Miss Benson’s Beetle – a funny, heartwarming and magical read that’ll lift your spirits

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Miss Benson’s Beetle, an uplifting and redemptive story of a glorious female friendship against the odds, from Rachel Joyce, the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Music Shop.

‘Asterix se eie kleinkind – reg vir ’n veldslag’: Lees ’n skerpsinnige uittreksel uit Amper Frans deur Louis Jansen van Vuuren

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Amper Frans waar die skrywer Louis Jansen van Vuuren sy Franse kulinêre opvoeding op skreeusnaakse wyse beskryf: ‘In die keurige foyer van die hotel besef ek gou hierdie is ’n hoëhol-instansie.’

Kolisi: The first black Springbok captain – read an excerpt from Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks Won the World Cup by Lloyd Burnard

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks Won the World Cup by Lloyd Burnard.

Boekuittreksel: Wat in jou lewe is nie afgehandel nie? Dis die kernvraag in Die Boek van Twee Weë deur Jodi Picoult

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die Boek van Twee Weë deur Jodi Picoult – ’n aangrypende roman oor lewe en dood, en verspeelde kanse.

Find out how African wild dogs vote by sneezing – Read an extract from Africa’s Wild Dogs: A Survival Story

Africa’s Wild Dogs: A Survival Story is a large-format photographic celebration of one of the continent’s most charismatic and endangered predators.

Maar kan jy braaibroodjies maak? Natuurlik! Probeer hierdie gratis resep vir Griekse Braaibroodjies uit Karlien kan nie kook nie

Probeer hierdie resep vir Griekse Braaibroodjies uit Karlien kan nie kook nie – 50 maklike resepte saamgestel deur leefstylsjef Izelle Hoffman wat na baie moeite lyk, maar geen moeite is nie!

‘Hm-hm. Hierso doen jy dit anders.’ Lees ’n skreeusnaakse uittreksel uit Amper Frans deur Louis Jansen van Vuuren

In sy jongste boek, Amper Frans, beskryf Louis Jansen van Vuuren hoe hy destyds tydens formele Franse onthale amper die hasepad gekies het. Lees ’n uittreksel.

Friday Night Book Club: ‘I’m supposed to have sex with a rabbit? Isn’t that bestiality?’ Read an excerpt from Angela Makholwa’s new novel Critical But, Stable

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend. Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and …

‘In Johannesburg is die kwarantyn nooit gelig nie’ – Lees ’n boeiende uittreksel uit Toekomsmens deur Isa Konrad

Lank nadat die res van die wêreld die resessie ná Covid-19 oorkom het, moes die volk opstaan en hul stede herbou. In Johannesburg is die kwarantyn nooit gelig nie. Lees ’n uittreksel uit Toekomsmens deur Isa Konrad.

‘I was diagnosed with autism when I was about four years and six months old’ – read an extract from Help! My Child is Atypical

Read an extract from Help! My Child is Atypical where author Christien Neser interviews Emile Gouws, an advocate for people on the autism spectrum and PhD candidate who was diagnosed with autism at age four.

‘I was expecting a Hannibal Lecter type from Silence of the Lambs’ – Read an excerpt from Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa by Ryan Blumenthal

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from Autopsy: Life in the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist in Africa by Ryan Blumenthal.

‘Diep in sy binneste fladder iets kortstondig’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Elsa Winckler se jongste liefdesverhaal, Ware noord

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Ware noord, Elsa Winckler se jongste liefdesroman. Evan weet met al sy bagasie kan hy niemand naby hom toelaat nie en Anya is baie versigtig na ’n mislukte verhouding, maar die noodlot het ander planne.

‘Voertsek, man! Jy verdraai die storie’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die heelal op my tong, Anoeschka von Meck se jongste roman

Elkeen het ’n heelal in hul mond. Keuses wat jou wentelbaan van uur tot uur bepaal. Lees ’n uittreksel uit Anoeschka von Meck se jongste roman, Die heelal op my tong.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Eli’s Promise – a rich, rewarding novel by Ronald H Balson, the author of Once We Were Brothers

Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and an excerpt from Eli’s Promise, the story of a ‘fixer’ in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later – by Ronald H Balson, the winner of the National Jewish Book Award!

Read an excerpt from The Land Wars: The Dispossession of the Khoisan and AmaXhosa in the Cape Colony by John Laband

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from John Laband’s new book The Land Wars: The Dispossession of the Khoisan and AmaXhosa in the Cape Colony. 

The Return – Read an excerpt from international number one bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’s powerful new love story

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’s new novel is The Return – a moving story about an injured army doctor and the two women whose secrets will change the course of his life.

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die dooies praat nie, die sesde titel in Peet Venter se Thys Krige-reeks

In Die dooies praat nie, die sesde titel in Peet Venter se Thys Krige-reeks, bevind Thys homself met ’n belangrike dokument wat hy vir die ondersoekende joernalis Petro de Wet moet aflewer. Lees ’n uittreksel.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Darkest Evening – a brilliant new DCI Vera Stanhope novel to savour from Ann Cleeves

Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and an excerpt from The Darkest Evening, the new DCI Vera Stanhope novel from bestselling author Ann Cleeves!

‘This story is bigger than me, it’s bigger than us, it’s bigger than all of us’ – Read an excerpt from So, for the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture by Anton Harber

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from So, for the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture by Anton Harber.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from A Family Affair, the new novel from bestselling author Sue Nyathi

Get comfortable this evening with a glass of wine and an excerpt from bestselling author Sue Nyathi’s new novel A Family Affair!