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Competition: Win a Complete Set of Alex Rider Books

Who is Alex Rider? Name: Alex Rider Age: 14 years Appearance: Alex is well built, with short fair hair and brown eyes. Early Life: A few months after his birth, Alex’s parents, John and Helen Rider, were killed in a plane crash. Alex was then raised by his uncle, Ian Rider. They travelled widely, throughout the UK, Europe and the Americas […]

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Competition: Win a Copy of The Agony Chef by Kate Sidley

It has tried-and-tested recipes in it, but it isn’t a cookbook. It’s made up, but it isn’t a novel. Agony Chef, the mysterious Delilah, is a witty advice-giver, food-lover and a bit of a know-it-all who seems rather like the alter ego of author Kate Sidley, but isn’t her, actually. There’s no problem, big or […]

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The Reception of Eight Days in September by Frank Chikane

8 days in September

Booksellers love books like Eight Days in September. We love multiple print runs, huge dollops of media attention and controversial authors. Eight Days in September is now being reprinted two days after it was launched. The next print run is said to be 15,000 copies. To put that in perspective, a bestseller in South Africa is […]

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