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South Africa The Worlds Longest Dot to Dot PuzzleJoin over 3000 dots to reveal a beautiful illustration of South Africa's most famous landmarks!



This spectacular puzzle is made up of over 3 000 dots feature the most famous landmarks and wildlife of South Africa, including the Pretoria Union Buildings, the skylines of Cape Town and Johannesburg, and the Soweto Towers.

Coloured in, it will look even better!


When you are finished, the pages detach easily so you can display your panorama and enjoy your handiwork to the full.


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THE WORLDS WORST CHILDREN2HarperCollins Children's Books Announces May Publication of The World's Worst Children 2


Britain's Bestselling Storyteller pens another unique collection of cautionery tales.


HarperCollins Children’s Books is thrilled to announce the publication of David Walliams’, The World Worst Children 2. With illustrations in glorious colour by Tony Ross, it will publish on 25th May 2017.


Behold The Dreamers

Congratulations to Imbolo Mbue, winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel Behold the Dreamers


Imbolo Mbue’s debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, covers the struggle of immigrants longing to become American citizens, the stark divide between rich and poor, and the global financial crisis following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.


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Patricia Scanlan: 'Gardens are where my imagination has run rampant'


I've never focused on how significant gardens have been in my creative life - although acknowledging how important they are to me in life as a whole - until I sat down to write this piece.

Looking back, gardens have been the place where my imagination has run rampant, beginning with our childhood garden where four brothers, one sister and I spent hours creating magical worlds and great adventures that - much to my mother's relief - kept us occupied and entertained.


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Bone Box

The Bone Box Is Another Addictive Thriller By Faye Kellerman

Huffington Post, Jackie K Cooper


The Bone Box is the twenty fourth novel in Faye Kellerman’s Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker series. I don’t know that I have read all of them but I definitely have read most of them, and they are all good. The Bone Box is one of her best. This series focus on Police Detective Decker and his wife Rina. Kellerman always creates a crime to solve but she always makes time to describe the married life of these two very likable people. One important fact is Rina is a strict follower of her Jewish faith and Peter has rediscovered his Jewish roots.


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The Sport of Kings by CE MorganSport of Kings makes Baileys Shortlist

The Bookseller, Katherine Cowdrey



Half of the novelists on the shortlist are British, and the only American author in the picture is CE Morgan, whose shortlisted second novel The Sport of Kings (4th Estate) is both about horse racing and about race. Morgan, who lives in Kentucky, bases her multigenerational story on its "bloody past", while following a father and daughter who try to mould a wilful thoroughbred into a champion.


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Viola Davis and Julia RobertsViola Davis and Julia Roberts are set to star in a new drama adaptation of Small Great Things book by Jodi Picoult


Article by The Guardian


According to Deadline, the pair, who previously worked together in Eat Pray Love, will headline an adaptation of Small Great Things from author Jodi Picoult. The project is being produced by Marc Platt, whose most recent film La La Land is currently favorite to win the Oscar for best picture.



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Carve the Mark

The author of the worldwide bestselling  Divergent series, Veronica Roth, brings us a stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.


On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favoured by fate, everyone develops a current gift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their current gifts, Akos and Cyra do not – their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?


Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people.  Cyra’s current gift gives her pain and power – something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.


Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual current gift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive – no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable.

They must decide to help each other to survive – or to destroy one another.


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The trespasse

Gone Girl gave us the Cool Girl. Tana French’s The Trespasser shows us her limitations

The Vox


Is there anything more dangerous than a woman who has made herself into a weapon?


That question has been preoccupying literary thrillers over the past few years, arguably beginning with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and peaking in 2012 with Gone Girl. The most recent literary iteration of this weaponised femininity can be seen in The Trespasser, Tana French’s latest entry in the Dublin Murder Squad mystery series, which focuses on the hard-boiled, murder-solving detectives of Dublin’s police force.


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Jodi Picoult's New Novel About Racism Was 'One of the Hardest' She's Ever Written

People Magazine


“I talk all the time in my books about subjects that people don’t really want to talk about,” she says. “But to me, this feels different. I think racial awareness is one of the most pressing conversations that we really need to have in our country, and it’s something that a lot of people don’t want to talk about because it makes them uncomfortable.”


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rogue16Rogue: The Inside Story of SARS's Elite-Crime-busting Unit


The story of a ‘rogue unit’ operating within the South African Revenue Service (SARS) became entrenched in the public mind following a succession of sensational reports published by the Sunday Times in 2014. The unit, the reports claimed, had carried out a series of illegal spook operations: they had spied on President Jacob Zuma, run a brothel, illegally bought spy ware and entered into unlawful tax settlements. 


Born to Run 500 x 760Review: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

New York Times, Dwight Garner


The book takes us through his many stabs at romance, which tended to end badly. (He once gave his father the crabs after they’d shared a toilet seat.) He details the failure of his first marriage, to the actress Julianne Phillips, and the success of his second, to Patti Scialfa, whom he describes, in a childhood photo, as “a freckle-faced Raggedy Ann of a little girl.”


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Three Sisters Three Queens by Gregory PhilippaReview: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Vivienne Beddoe, Books at 60 



Power and Love! The sister queens fought for both.

Three Sisters, Three Queens, by Philippa Gregory, is the story of Katherine of Aragon, Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France,  and how they were at times the greatest support to each other and, at times, the bitterest of enemies and rivals.

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Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore

Q & As With Santa Montefiore

Karen Byrom, My Weekly


Tempestuous, romantic, thrilling, tender –Songs Of Love And War took us through Ireland’s bloody struggle for independence, as seen through the eyes of Kitty Deverill, her cousin Celia and lady’s maid, Bridie.


At the end of the story, the castle of Deverill has changed hands, and a new, exciting chapter begins for each woman. I don’t want to give too much away for those who haven’t read it, but where Songs Of Love And War leaves off, Daughters of Castle Deverill picks up, and promises to be equally enthralling!


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A strangeness in my mindReview: Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk

Alberto Manguel, The Guardian 


This sprawling story of a street vendor's romance is above all a love letter to the Turkish city in all its faded, messy, dusty glory. 


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Barkskins by Annie ProulxBarkskins by Annie Proulx: Review

Alex Clark, The Guardian


All novels are about time in one way or another, and thus all novels are about mortality. In a book as long as Annie Proulx’s – 700-plus pages that travel from the end of the 17th century to almost the present day – the reader experiences time in an additional sense; not merely as a long act of engagement, but as a form of anxiety. How to remember the exponentially increasing family groups, so frequently shifting location, their members marrying, remarrying, adopting children, disappearing, thriving and then, suddenly, diminishing? This isn’t merely a matter of keeping names straight: the generations of the Sel and the Duquet families are Proulx’s tools for laying bare how dynasties are established, why some flourish and some wither, and their dynamic relationship with their environment and its other inhabitants.


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The book of memeoryThe Book of Memory by Petina Gappah: A Review

Anita Sethi, The Guardian



The novel is startlingly vivid: Memory recalls the taste of a stolen mango, the suffocating smell of camphor, strelitzia flowers blazing with colour. Most poignant of all is what she cannot remember, such as the pain of realising that she can no longer picture her dead sister’s face. It’s through tiny details that Gappah grapples with the grand themes of fate and free will, love and loss, the collision of tradition and modernity, the impact of politics on the personal. Yet withholding details also creates a thriller-like suspense.


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