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2012-01-25 00:00

Pakistan: A Personal History

Imran Khan

Bantam Press

IMRAN Khan, one of the best-known faces in Pakistan and the wider world, tells of his homeland and its history as seen through his eyes. It is also the story of his personal journey, from Lahore to Oxford, his cricketing career, his marriage to Jemima Goldsmith and his philanthropic and political activities.


Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaf

Ebbe Domisse


THE story of a man who came from poverty to become a successful businessperson and an influential politician, serving in the first cabinet after the unification of South Africa in 1910. At the age of 50, he was awarded a baronetcy.



Tracey Farren

Modjaji Books

FOLLOWING on from her successful Whiplash, Farren here tells the story of 12-year-old Stella and her “terrible trouble”, which she tells to a tabloid journalist. It is a story of love and violence, shining a light on psychosis and the way people express their shame.


A Bosman Companion: from Abjaterskop to Zwingli

Craig Mackenzie & Tim Sandham

Human & Rousseau

A GREAT reference work for Herman Charles Bosman students and the general reader alike. There are entries on Bosman’s life and work, a bibliography of his writing, photographs, illustrations from the magazines where his stories originally appeared and a section of previously unpublished drawings and paintings by Bosman.


The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy

Translated by Cathy Porter

Foreword by Doris Lessing

Alma Books

NOW out in paperback, Sofia Tolstoy’s diaries were used as material for the film, The Last Station, in which Sofia was played by Helen Mirren. Her married life was turbulent, as was the backdrop of Russia that it was played out against. The Diaries offer insight into Russia, Tolstoy and the role of women at the time. 

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