Biography

Front Cover of The Red Notebook by Paul Auster
The Red Notebook - Paul Auster

The Red Notebook by Paul Auster traces the compulsion to make literature. In a selection of interviews, as well as in the essay 'The Red Notebook' itself, Auster reflects upon his own work, on the need to break down the boundary between living and writing, and on the use of certain genre conventions to penetrate matters of memory and identity.

R90.00
Front Cover of Maasai Days by Cheryl Bentsen
Maasai Days - Cheryl Bentsen

Maasai Days by Cheryl Bentsen is a proud, frank book about a fine people and the author's experience with them. Illustrated with b&w photographs.

R80.00
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Tricks of the Mind - Derren Brown

Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown takes you on a journey into the structure and psychology of magic. Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. His baffling illusions and stunning set pieces - such as "The Seance", "Russian Roulette" and "The Heist" - have set new standards of what's possible, as well as causing more than their fair share of controversy. Now, for the first time, he reveals the secrets behind his craft, what makes him tick and just why he grew that beard.

R90.00
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Freedom's Daughter - Sonia Gandhi

Freedom's Daughter edited by Sonia Gandhi is the first volume of the extensive father-daughter correspondence between Jawaharial Nehru and his daughter Indira (who was to become Mrs Gandhi). Illustrated with b&w Photos.

R90.00
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Road to Victory - Martin Gilbert

Road to Victory by Martin Gilbert is the seventh volume of the Churchill biography series. This volume covers the period from Pearl Harbour to VE day. Illustrated.

R200.00
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Mao - Jon Halliday

Mao by Jon Halliday will astonish historians and the general reader alike. Jung Chang's Wild Swans was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husband Jon Halliday have written a groundbreaking biography of Mao Tse-tung.

R60.00
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As You Do - Richard Hammond

As You Do by Richard Hammond ranges widely over his life and times (moving quickly on from his crash) -- a visit to Glastonbury with James May reminds of him of his early years of playing in a band and how and why he never quite made it as a rock star; the stunts and other perils that come his way like the "Top Gear "North Pole race (why is it Richard who is out in the howling elements in a dog sled while the others are in the heated cab of an all-terrain vehicle?); Africa where he falls in love with and repatriates a stray car; and the U.S.

R90.00
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Death of a Revolutionary - Richard L Harris

Death of a Revolutionary by Richard L Harris is a probing account into the life and death of South American revolutionary icon Che Guevara and this revised edition includes a new chapter on the effects of his legacy today.

R75.00
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Orang-Utan - Barbara Harrisson

Orang-Utan by Barbara Harrisson is the story of the Harrisson's attempts to rear as many as five of the young apes in their home in the hopes of returning them to the wild. Illustrated with many b&w photos.

R60.00
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The Shamba Raiders - Bruce Kinloch

The Shamba Raiders by Bruce Kinloch tells a fascinating story of the constant struggle to preserve Africa's wildlife, especially its dwindling herds of elephants. Ivory poachers, devious middlemen, uncaring and bigoted officials all add to a game warden's worries, apart from the need to safeguard the crops and livelihood of the indigenous population. Illustrated with b&w photos.

R175.00
Front cover of Michel Foucault by Charles C Lemert and Garth Gillan
Michel Foucault - Charles C Lemert and Garth Gillan

Michel Foucault by Charles C Lemert and Garth Gillan is an evenhanded and accessible introduction to the work of this important social theorist.

R70.00
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Introducing: Chomsky - John Maher and Judy Groves

Introducing: Chomsky by John Maher and Judy Groves is a graphic guide to the pioneering linguist and social reformer

R60.00
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The Illustrated West with the Night - Beryl Markham

The Illustrated West with the Night by Beryl Markham describes her life growing up in Kenya, becoming the first female in Africa to earn a racehorse trainer's licence and of course the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. This edition is abridged and illustrated.

R75.00
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Marx Before Marxism - David McLellan

Marx Before Marxism by David McLellan is a detailed account of the evolution of Marx's ideas as a young man, his exile in Paris and the importance of these early phases to his later work.

R60.00
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Stanley - Frank McLynn

Stanley by Frank McLynn describes one of the greatest of African explorers. Stanley accomplished many feats but behind the public man lay a disturbed personality. Illustrated with b&w photos.

R135.00
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Portrait of a Marriage - Nigel Nicolson

Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson is the classic story of the relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, and a unique portrait of the Bloomsbury Group. The marriage was that between the two writers, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson and the portrait is drawn partly by Vita herself in an autobiography which she left behind at her death in 1962 and partly by her son, Nigel. It was one of the happiest and strangest marriages there has ever been.

R65.00
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Playing With Fire - Gordon Ramsay

Playing With Fire by Gordon Ramsay is the bestselling follow-up to Humble Pie. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, Gordon Ramsay never imagined he'd be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he'd be head of a business empire. But he is and he did. Here's how. "In the beginning there was nothing.

R60.00
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Love is a Mix Tape - Rob Sheffield

Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield is a stunning memoir in which a the author tells the story of his musical coming of age, and how rock music, the first love of his life, led him to his second, a girl named Renee.

R60.00
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Galileo's Daughter - Dava Sobel

Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel is a biography that dramatically recolours the personality and accomplishments of a mythic figure whose early-seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion-the man Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics-indeed of modern science altogether." It is also a stunning portrait of Galileo's daughter, a person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as "a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me."

R90.00
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My Serengeti Years - Brian Jackmann

My Serengeti Years edited by Brian Jackman contains the memoirs of life as a game warden by Myles Turner. As Deputy Chief Game Warden of the Serengeti from 1956 to 1972, he became a legendary figure in the fight to save Africa's vanishing wildlife. Born in Northumberland in 1929, he grew up in Kenya and became a professional hunter before taking on the daunting task of running the world's most famous national park. Illustrated with 2 maps, colour photographs and b&w illustrations by Bob Kuhn.

R135.00
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No Future Without Forgiveness - Desmond Tutu

No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu is a quintessentially humane account of an extraordinary life. Desmond Tutu describes his childhood and coming of age in the apartheid era in South Africa. He examines his reactions on being able to vote for the first time at the age of 62 - and on Nelson Mandela's election, also his feelings on being Archbishop of Cape Town and his award of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. No Future Without Forgiveness is also his fascinating experience as head of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

R95.00
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Rasputin - Frances Welch

Rasputin by Frances Welch is an eye-opening short biography, which draws on previously unpublished material. Frances Welch turns her inimitable wry gaze on one of the great mysteries of Russian history. Grigory Rasputin, the Siberian peasant-turned-mystic, was as fascinating as he was unfathomable. He played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, 'I don't even know my ABC...' But, as the only person able to relieve the symptoms of haemophilia in the Tsar's heir Alexis, he gained almost hallowed status within the Imperial court.

R60.00
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Naturalist - Edward O Wilson

Naturalist by Edward O Wilson describes, for the first time, both his growth as a scientist and the evolution of the science he has helped define. Throughout "Naturalist", we see Wilson's mind and energies constantly striving to help establish many of the central principles of the field of evolutionary biology. Illustrated with b&w drawings and many photos.

R120.00