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Across BoundariesDoes Naspers still have a soul?

news24, Ton Vosloo

On my appointment as managing director of Nasionale Pers in 1984, I inherited the company's commitment to support the National Party. My first Christmas and New Year's message to employees in 1984 still attested to the spirit of a company that was dedicated to a cause: 'Naspers people are always asked: why is your company what it is? The answer is simple: we believe in our people and our people believe in us. The 'cause' still matters and carries the most weight, regardless of how diverse we are.'

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Lethal WhiteLethal White

The Times, J

At first glance, Robert Galbraith’s new novel has the length and complexity of Victorian fiction, not to mention a cast of grotesques worthy of Dickens. Just for starters, there’s a possibly psychotic young man who claims to have witnessed a murder, and a Tory cabinet minister who is being blackmailed by a couple of hard-left activists.

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Stranger DiariesThe Stranger Diaries

It's All About The Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In The Stranger Diaries, Elly Griffiths moves beyond her series characters and delivers a clever, well-plotted, and gripping murder mystery with a hint of ghost story. This is truly Griffiths at her best, with well-developed and engaging characters, some of whom beg to become part of a new series (I’m looking at you, Harbinder Kaur!)

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Times ConvertTime’s Convert

Hypable, Donya Abramo

Time’s Convert takes fans of the All Souls Trilogy into the life of Marcus Whitmore. Hear from Deborah Harkness about how history, and reading, informs his story. I imagine Deborah Harkness is the professor whose class you show up to 15 minutes early. She’s the one you want to meet with during office hours and whose lectures are as interesting as the works of fiction she has given to her readers all over the world.

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Dark Sacred NightDark Sacred Night

The Real Book Spy

Michael Connelly does it again. Just when you think you know where the story’s going, Connelly shakes things up in a big way, ramping up the suspense before delivering one of his most shocking endings yet. . . Dark Sacred Night is another must-read thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of our time. 

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Sea PrayerKhaled Hosseini breaks the mould with new offering: Sea Prayer

Talk Radio 702

LISTEN as Khaled Hosseini talk about his latest book Sea Prayer on Talk Radio 702 with Joanne Joseph.

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Tattooist of AuschwitzTattooist of Auschwitz to be adapted for TV drama

The Bookseller, Katherine Cowdrey

TV rights in Heather Morris’ bestselling novel The attooist of Auschwitz have been snapped up by Synchronicity Films for a multi-part, high-end international drama series. First published by Echo and Zaffre in January 2018, The Tattooist of Auschwitz has gone on to sell more than three quarters of a million copies worldwide in all formats to date according to Bonnier Books UK.

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The Eight Zulu KingsThe Eight Zulu Kings

City Press

Extract: King Zwelithini receives millions but is it money well spent?

In The Eight Zulu Kings, historian John Laband examines the reigns of the eight Zulu kings from 1816 to the present. In this extract, the focus is on King Goodwill Zwelithini and the Ingonyama Trust as Laband looks at the Zulu monarch’s control over the land.

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Last Words of Rowan du Preez01The Last Words of Rowan du Preez

news24, Simone Haysom

'We then stopped the vehicle, M'Lord,' Constable Raul Barnardo said, 'as we heard screaming coming from the bushes outside.' He and his colleague Captain Lorraine Kock left their police car and walked in the direction of the man's screams. They found an 'unknown albino male' who was 'completely naked and severely burnt'. Barnardo also noted bruises on his body, and dark burn marks around his groin and on his feet. 'What's your name?' he asked. 

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Pieces of HerPieces of Her

The Washinton Post, Richard Lipez

“If it doesn’t begin, ‘A shot rang out,’ ” Kingsley Amis once declared, “I don’t want to read it.” Had Amis been patient with Karin Slaughter’s big — and timely — thriller “Pieces of Her,” he would have been well rewarded. The novel’s first line lacks gunfire but whizzing bullets — hailstorms of them — are just over the narrative horizon.

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