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Maidens - Alex Michaelides (Trade Paperback)

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Maidens - Alex Michaelides (Trade Paperback)
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262
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R 335
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A dark, atmospheric and unpredictable thriller

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Mariana, a group therapist in London, is grieving the accidental death of her husband Sebastian which happened a year ago. She receives a frantic call from her niece, Zoe, who is a student at Cambridge University, where, years ago, Mariana had met Sebastian. Zoe's close friend Tara has been brutally murdered. Tara was a member of a secret society of beautiful and privileged young women called The Maidens, cultivated by Greek tragedy professor, Edward Fosca. Mariana travels to Cambridge to support her niece. Soon after, another female student is murdered. Zoe confesses to Mariana that Tara had expressed a fear that Fosca was going to kill her. Mariana becomes obsessed with solving the murders and investigating Fosca.
The Maidens has a host of interesting characters and multiple suspects. The Cambridge University setting with its old buildings, makes for a dark, creepy, atmospheric setting. Themes of Greek mythology and tragedy are interspersed and add to the darkness in the story. The ending has a huge twist which I did not predict. The Maidens is a well-written, enjoyable, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense. @CeladonBooks #TheMaidens #Partner #CeladonReads #BookishFirst

Letters to the Lost - Brigid Kemmerer (Paperback)

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Letters to the Lost - Brigid Kemmerer (Paperback)
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256

LOVE THIS BOOK

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I am obsessed with this book. Definitely one of my top 5 star reads. Give it a try!

Curse So Dark And Lonely - Brigid Kemmerer (Paperback)

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Curse So Dark And Lonely - Brigid Kemmerer (Paperback)
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191
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R 205
(-7%)

Great Condition

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The book arrived faster than I expected and in such great condition! I am so happy with it, and cannot wait to get reading ??

No Limits - Lori Foster (Paperback)

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No Limits - Lori Foster (Paperback)
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127

Ultimate Series - Lori Foster

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Good read. Action packed, humorous, with lots of romance. Loved it!

Revolution and the State - Danny Evans (Paperback)

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Revolution and the State - Danny Evans (Paperback)
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430

Definitive source on the Spanish Civil War

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An excellent work covering an incredibly fascinating period in modern history. Danny Evans managed to cover this period with remarkable depth whilst still managing to write a book that's easy to follow even for those of us that are only mildly nerdy about anarchist history.

If you're into anarchism, you'll definitely spend a significant time reading writers refering to the CNT, FAI and the Spanish Civil War in general. Might as well read this so you know what went down and what they're talking about.

Strongly recommend

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren - Charles Soule (Paperback)

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Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren - Charles Soule (Paperback)
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233
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R 290
(-20%)

Answers Questions...Some

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Good writing, great artwork. Story is supposed to give more insight into Ben Solo's turn to the dark side, but while it does, it's more of a glimpse. I wish they went more into detail about the relationship between Luke and Ben, and Snoke's history. The story focuses more on Ben's crossing of paths with the Knights of Ren and the relationship he had with his fellow Padawans under Luke's tutelage.

A Praying Life - Paul E. Miller (Paperback)

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A Praying Life - Paul E. Miller (Paperback)
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267

A SPECIAL BOOK

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Paul Miller teaches about prayer as a man who has learned much through his relationship with God and from his own experiences of suffering. This is not a complicated book, but it is a very profound book and made a great impact on me. Paul Miller explains in every day language what prayer is and how we learn from Jesus. At its most basic, prayer is calling out to God and saying "Help!" If you've ever wondered about how to pray or where to start or how to grow in your prayer life, this book is for you.

Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 1, Volume 1 - Yuji Kaku (Paperback)

Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 1, Volume 1 - Yuji Kaku (Paperback)
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215
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R 230
(-7%)

ahh

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so good

Cemetery Boys - Aiden Thomas (Hardcover)

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Cemetery Boys - Aiden Thomas (Hardcover)
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282

Need to read!

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I haven’t read something like this fantastic novel which is equally entertaining, smart, funny and also sad, heartfelt, emotional, intense at the same time. It’s uplifting but it is also heart wrenching. Your emotions are everywhere. You smile and cry at the same time.

Anatomy In Black - Emily Evans (Hardcover)

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Anatomy In Black - Emily Evans (Hardcover)
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835

Lock down had a huge I.pack on deliver

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5
Stunning book and worth buying

Last Herald-Mage - a Valdemar Omnibus - Mercedes Lackey (Paperback)

Last Herald-Mage - a Valdemar Omnibus - Mercedes Lackey (Paperback)
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239

Original, thrilling and moving

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This is exactly what I wanted from a fantasy series:

Drama - without cheap thrills and overdone violence;
Trauma - that makes you care for the characters without feeling like the author is just messing with you;
Originality - many of the boring old Epic Fantasy tropes are thrown for a loop in these novels;
Characters - who are deep, immersive and who become like friends.

I strongly recommend this if you enjoy High/Epic Fantasy.

Where's My Cow? - Terry Pratchett (Hardcover)

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Where's My Cow? - Terry Pratchett (Hardcover)
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358

Awesome book

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Awesome book. Was very neatly packaged

The A to Z of Names - Isebell Gauche (Paperback)

The A to Z of Names - Isebell Gauche (Paperback)
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147
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R 190
(-23%)

out of stock

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Excellent book - wish they will release more

10 Years of Marvel Studios Special - Titan (Hardcover)

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10 Years of Marvel Studios Special - Titan (Hardcover)
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381

Marvel

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If you a Marvel fan then this is for you. The book details all the Marvel movies that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU) from The Incredible Hulk up to Infinity War. Each movie is broken down giving behind the scenes details and giving us the Easter eggs you might of missed i while watching your favorite Marvel movie. Also included are pictures from the movies in great quality. The book is also a reminder of the journey you have taken on along with the countless of other people who love Marvel. So get it and make your friends jealous

Autopsy : Life In the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist In Africa - Ryan Blumenthal (Paperback)

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Autopsy : Life In the Trenches With a Forensic Pathologist In Africa - Ryan Blumenthal (Paperback)
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239

Fascinating!

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An incredibly interesting book on a subject that most people wouldn't have the confidence to question. I am in awe of his self-discipline and positive attitude.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan (Paperback)

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan (Paperback)
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657

You won't regret having this collection

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These books are awesome. They are so funny and so adventurous, I think I read them 5 times growing up. It's great to have them physically. I don't know what else to say there really aren't any negatives. The reason they are so easy to reread is because of how much happens and the witty dialogue, such that you can't memorise it all. If you feel you have outgrown them, then get them for your kids or someone else's kids. They should be read.

The Unhoneymooners - Christina Lauren (Paperback)

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The Unhoneymooners - Christina Lauren (Paperback)
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252

Fun holiday read

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Perfect book to enjoy on holiday. If you are looking for a feel-good story that is just a tad predictable and corny then this is the book to read.

A-Z of Smocking - Country Bumpkin Publications (Paperback)

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A-Z of Smocking - Country Bumpkin Publications (Paperback)
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310

Excellent reference book

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I am an experienced smocker and this book, especially with the A-Z of Sewing for Smockers give enough information to teach yourself to smock, design patterns and make clothes.

Understanding Macroeconomics 2/E - Philip Mohr (Paperback)

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Understanding Macroeconomics 2/E - Philip Mohr (Paperback)
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269
RRP
R 320
(-16%)

Failed to keep the Promise

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I have ordered the above mentioned book on the 24th and used Payfast thinking they will also deliver fast, but even today on the 9th not yet delivered and have to submit assignments on the 12th without the Book, i will never ever order any book with Raru.?

Raru Admin:
Your book is shipping out today. Thank you for your order.

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare (Hardcover)

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City of Bones - Cassandra Clare (Hardcover)
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403

A good start to a series

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Cassandra Clare is an amazing writer. Her mortal instruments series is very good. I could not put them down. City of bones is extremely exiting and does not fail to keep you glued to the pages. Loved it.

The Flavor Bible - Karen Page (Hardcover)

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The Flavor Bible - Karen Page (Hardcover)
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732

A must have for innovative and adventurous cooks!

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Ever feel like NOT following a recipe and letting your creative juices flow, but at the same time you don't really know where to start or are afraid of a culinary faux pas? This is the just book for you!
When I have a craving for certain ingredients in my fridge or pantry but cannot seem to find the perfect recipe, I turn to The Flavor Bible. This book is the guide to flavour matching. It is pretty much an extensive alphabetical list of ingredients (meats, herbs, spices, sauces, vegetables, fruits, cheeses) mentioning the perfect and sometimes utterly surprising other ingredients they can be paired with. Interspersed with wisdom from famous chefs and lists of taste suggestions, this book is deal for seasoned and budding chefs alike. It is just the confidence boost you need to set you on your own creative cooking journey.

Elegant Pie - Karin Pfeiff-boschek (Hardcover)

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Elegant Pie - Karin Pfeiff-boschek (Hardcover)
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405

A feast for the eyes!

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A seasoned tart/pie baker, I absolutely had to get my hands on this book!
Though I have not yet had the time to try out Karin's dough recipes, these tutorials on pie decoration are extremely thorough with photographs of practically every step. I look forward to my next pie! :)

Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers - Jessica Roux (Hardcover)

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Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers - Jessica Roux (Hardcover)
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345
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R 385
(-10%)

Fantastic quick reference for the symbolism of flowers. Highly recommended.

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This is such an absolutely stunning book. Unlike most other books pertaining to the language of flowers that go into lots of detail, this illustrated guide is perfect to use as a quick reference. Apart from touching on the symbolism, myth and meaning of many flowers, it also includes pairings for each flower depending on the message you wish you convey.

Dad David, Baba Chris and Me - Ed Merchant (Paperback)

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Dad David, Baba Chris and Me - Ed Merchant (Paperback)
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267

Great conversation starter

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When I first received the booked I was concerned as it covered aspects of adoption we had not talked about ie our little boy came to us as a baby where as the boy in this book was 4 when adopted and had lived with his birth parents. We had talked about a birth mother but not so much a birth father, so was a good time to talk about this. I don't however like that the book talks about having 3 Dads, in our language our son has a birth father and 2 Dad's. His birth father was never his 'Dad' but in the case of this book I guess he was.

Throne of Glass Colouring Book - Sarah J. Maas (Paperback)

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Throne of Glass Colouring Book - Sarah J. Maas (Paperback)
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239
RRP
R 255
(-6%)

Wonderful line art

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Stunning and very detailed line art from all the different books of the Throne of Glass saga. Each picture is accompanied by a relevant quote from the books. The paper is not to flimsy but will have to see if it bleeds through. Super Service from RARU, as always.
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