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Dungeons and Dragons - Kyle Newman (Hardcover)

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Dungeons and Dragons - Kyle Newman (Hardcover)
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688
RRP
R 760
(-9%)

Amazing book for those interested in the history of Dungeons and Dragons

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Full of beautiful art and descriptive stories about the history of the famous role playing game. From the satanic panic to the wonderful streaming world, this book has all of it.

CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Official Cert Guide Library - Wendell Odom (Hardcover)

CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Official Cert Guide Library - Wendell Odom (Hardcover)
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Price
691
RRP
R 850
(-19%)

CCNA routing and switching books

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I gt my order and the books are in excellent condition. i have since started to prepare for my exam.

Thanks RARU

Half a Man - Michael Morpurgo (Paperback)

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Half a Man - Michael Morpurgo (Paperback)
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137
RRP
R 140

Half a Man ..... a wonderful narrative

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Michael Morpurgo has a most wonderful way of combining all sorts of topics and thought-provoking ideas into a simple yet poignant story.
I use this story to raise the issues of:

the war,
relationships (Grandpa and Jim, Grandpa and the boy, Grandpa and his daughter etc),
rejection
and the importance of lending an ear to our older folk

to the students I teach.
Handled sensitively, this story can inspire many young boys to read further.
It's a little package of pure gold!

My Third Music Theory Book - Lina Ng (Paperback)

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My Third Music Theory Book - Lina Ng (Paperback)
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Price
83

Good theory series

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My daughter has enjoyed using this series of theory books & this one is no exception. She started with book 1 around 8/9yrs old.

My First Music Theory Book - Lina Ng (Paperback)

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My First Music Theory Book - Lina Ng (Paperback)
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Price
111

Easy & exciting for my girls to follow

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Our music teacher recommended this series & it seems to work wonderfully for my kids (aged 8).

Vuma Afrikaans Huistaal: Grade 1: Vlak 4 Boek 16 Leesboek : Daar val 'n ster - M. Van Aswegen (Paperback)

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Vuma Afrikaans Huistaal: Grade 1: Vlak 4 Boek 16 Leesboek : Daar val 'n ster - M. Van Aswegen (Paperback)
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25
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R 30
(-17%)

Looks good

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A5 soft cover. full colour.
Looks like a nice story. I'm sure it will be enjoyed.

Vuma Afrikaans Huistaal: Grade 1: Vlak 3 Boek 6 Leesboek : Die maats gaan na 'n plaasskou toe - T. Goosen (Paperback)

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Vuma Afrikaans Huistaal: Grade 1: Vlak 3 Boek 6 Leesboek : Die maats gaan na 'n plaasskou toe - T. Goosen (Paperback)
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Price
25
RRP
R 30
(-17%)

short book

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A5 soft cover book. Full colour, nice pictures. Not a lot of pages. Sweet and short.

Vuma Afrikaans Huistaal: Grade 1: Vlak 1 Boek 1 Leesboek : Ons maak gereed - J. Jacobs (Paperback)

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Vuma Afrikaans Huistaal: Grade 1: Vlak 1 Boek 1 Leesboek : Ons maak gereed - J. Jacobs (Paperback)
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Price
25
RRP
R 30
(-17%)

Disappointing

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Very few words per page, but nice pictures
A5 soft cover

Sherman Tanks of the British Army and Royal Marines - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)

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Sherman Tanks of the British Army and Royal Marines - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)
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Price
293

Dennis Oliver does it again

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Another great book from the Tank Craft series.

Great camouflage and marking section and the models are really great builds to look at and get inspiration.

Only rating it 4 stars because the technical section of the Firefly is a bit short and also the lettering used to describe each picture doesn't match up with it's corresponding information it seems. Not sure if all of them are like this or just mine.

Otherwise another great addition to my collection that will prove useful when I do eventually build a Sherman Firefly.

Vuma Afrikaans Huistaal: Grade R & 1: Beginnersvlak Boek 1 Leesboek : Nina en die boekeboks - C. Diedericks-Hugo (Paperback)

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Vuma Afrikaans Huistaal: Grade R & 1: Beginnersvlak Boek 1 Leesboek : Nina en die boekeboks - C. Diedericks-Hugo (Paperback)
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Price
25

Not a reading book

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Small A5 soft cover book. There are 2 questions each per inside cover (in afrikaans) asking questions about the story. However within the book, it is only pictures.

One Simple Idea - Stephen Key (Hardcover)

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One Simple Idea - Stephen Key (Hardcover)
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Price
404

Great service.

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Highly recommended seller.

Book received.

Thank you.

Tiger I and Tiger II: Tanks of the German Army and Waffen-Ss - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)

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Tiger I and Tiger II: Tanks of the German Army and Waffen-Ss - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)
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Price
293

Excellent reference

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This is my second Tank craft book and just like the 1st one, this edition does not disappoint. Great artwork and the built models are a pleasure to look at. The title focusses on both the Tiger I and Tiger II but it seems the majority of the book is Tiger I orientated (which for me is great since I am building the Tiger I)

Overall a great publication, especially for model building purposes.

Curse of Strahd Tarokka - Wizards Rpg Team (Cards)

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Curse of Strahd Tarokka - Wizards Rpg Team (Cards)
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Price
138

Good, Sturdy, Shiny

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I genuinely thought these would be not-as-great quality, but they're strong cards, they're bigger than I thought they would be, and it's quite a hefty pack of cards. Definitely a good purchase.

Senran Kagura: Official Design Works - Marvelous Entertainment (Paperback)

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Senran Kagura: Official Design Works - Marvelous Entertainment (Paperback)
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Price
619

Excellent purchase

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I am very happy with the shipping and quality of this artbook.
The printing is really good quality and very high quality paper is used.
The artwork itself is a great collection from the first few games and spin off titles.
At the back we have a collection of interviews which is really a nice addition.
If you are a fan of the game or just appreciate the wonderful lineart then this is a must buy!

I would recommend picking this up here. The RRP is R600.00 that is the standard price on Amazon.
If you are keen to pick this up, do so soon because this book is quite old, I'm not sure if this is in production anymore and finding new copies is tough.
Takealot last listed this for R1300.00 before it went out of stock there.
This went out of stock here once already and was relisted for R750.00, the price came down to R599.00 as of 18/01/19.
I highly recommend getting this here before it goes out of stock completely or before the price goes back up to R750.00 again.
PlayAsia does not stock this anymore and most stock on Amazon is second hand.
So move fast.

Count Zero - William Gibson (Paperback)

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Count Zero - William Gibson (Paperback)
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Price
176

Enjoyed it, but it could have been better

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I enjoyed the book but it felt slow at times.
The characters aren't directly from Neuromancer, but some of them are referenced. The Finn does seem to be from both books.

The 1-page Marketing Plan - Allan Dib (Paperback)

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The 1-page Marketing Plan - Allan Dib (Paperback)
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Price
207
RRP
R 330
(-37%)

Our marketing plan is based on this book

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We are a small business in SA, and doing a bit of everything to help us market. Finally some help in focusing on the right stuff (so obvious - how did we miss this?) and let go of the waste of timers. I wish I had known about this book last year when it was launched... we could have corrected our course earlier. Easy to read, easy to put into practice. No MBA b*llsh*t. If you are an entrepreneur trying to sell and make money, this is a must.

The World's Best Jokes for Kids - Lisa Swerling (Paperback)

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The World's Best Jokes for Kids - Lisa Swerling (Paperback)
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Price
97
RRP
R 120
(-19%)

Hilarious jokes

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These really are the world’s best jokes. By the way, the exaggeration rates have gone 1000% percent in the last year. Most of the jokes were new to me and the illustrations made the jokes more funny. There are a few riddles too but those I’ve heard before many times. Some jokes I really liked are:
What do you call a dinosaur wearing a blindfold?  A doyouthinkhesaurus?
Why did the scarecrow win a medal?  Because he was outstanding in his field.
My sister and I often laugh about how competitive we are.      But I laugh more.
And last but not the least
What is a bat’s motto?  Hang in there. This one is my motto as well. 
 This book has 130 pages full of such jokes.
Thank you to Net Galley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for giving me an ARC of this book.

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes (Paperback)

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Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes (Paperback)
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Price
138

Brilliant story

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I've loved this story for years. It's heartbreaking and wonderful and incredibly well written.

500 Curry Recipes - Mridula Baljekar (Paperback)

500 Curry Recipes - Mridula Baljekar (Paperback)
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176

500 Curry Recipes

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Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!

The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen - Kari Hotakainen (Trade Paperback)

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The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen - Kari Hotakainen (Trade Paperback)
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Price
293
RRP
R 325
(-10%)

POpBoxZA Review: The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen

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The K1 grandstand on the outside of turn 1 at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit roars to life with an all-mighty cheer. It means only one thing – Kimi Raikkonen has just driven past in his scarlet Ferrari. I know this because I am sat right in the heart of the K1 grandstand. Of all the moments that author Kari Hotakainen could have chosen to start his biography of Kimi Raikkonen it seems almost incredulous that he would choose the very race I attended in 2017.

If you follow F1 you’ll know of Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen and his approach to the sport – no bullshit, just driving. Famously reserved with the press in the racing car however is where Raikkonen has always shone and comes alive. The biography details his childhood years as an up-and-coming racer and his subsequent years in the world’s premier racing series, Formula 1. However, this isn’t as much a book about Raikkonen’s Formula 1 career than it is focused on the person. Raikkonen’s comfort zone isn’t sharing any- and everything about himself. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. And that makes this glimpse behind the curtain all the more intriguing.

If it wasn’t obvious from observing Raikkonen throughout his years in F1 in the book it’s evident that Kimi Raikkonen oozes authenticity. There’s nothing made up or manufactured about the man. Perhaps that is why he is so beloved the world over – his authenticity. What is more evident is that despite being a celebrated Formula 1 champion Raikkonen is a fairly average guy who doesn’t think himself a superstar unlike his legion of fans. Instead he is revealed as a deeply loyal friend and wholly committed family man. He also just happens to have an extraordinary talent of driving anything with wheels very quickly.

For the enigmatic Finn his family has always been the most important. “He was being offered $500,000 a year and $50,000 for every point earned. The man doing the signing came from a house with no inside lavatory. Soon there would be. He wanted to repay his mother and father, who had initiated this made it possible,” writes Hotakainen. The closeness of the Raikkonen family is unmistakable which makes the passing of his father, in late 2010, all the more poignant.

Hotakainen’s fly-on-the-wall style of writing translates well and injects the reader into the moments being described. It reveals the rocky road to F1 and several other fascinating stories. An example being that at the age of two Kimi’s parents had him medically tested, as he hadn’t yet uttered a single word. The results revealed a child of above average ability but without any real motivation for words.

Later on he describes a 21-year-old Raikkonen’s first day testing the C19 Sauber at Mugello in Italy. “The slight young man lowers himself into Sauber’s C19 car. He faces his first test lap in a real F1 car. The young man is scared – not of driving, but of failing,” Hotakainen reminisces. “He starts the car. A terrible, ear-splitting noise follows. The first straight isn’t important; anyone can drive on a straight with their foot down…The young man turns the wheel; his neck hurts, his hands tremble. Every instance of braking and every bend pummels his body”. It is said, and written in this book, that then team owner Peter Sauber was walking on air when he saw Raikkonen’s ability. Even Michael Schumacher wanted to know who the “young and fast” driver was. The over 250 pages is full of similar moments that together fill in the picture of who Kimi Raikkonen truly is other than an F1 champion.

There will be those who would have wanted an even more in-depth portrait of Kimi Raikkonen. But there aren’t any bombshell stories or profound declarations and they aren’t missed. Instead it’s a book about a man’s life that happened to be an exceptionally fast racing driver. It is, like Kimi, an unpretentious, succinct, and deeply authentic portrait of a generous family man.

Churchill Tanks - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)

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Churchill Tanks - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)
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Price
293

Great modelling

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A great source of info both visual and written on the Churchill tank.

Would have been nice to see more colour plates on the Churchill MK VII in the camoflauge and markings section. If you are building/interested in the AVRE version of the Churchill this book contains great models showcased in detail as a reference.

100 woorde oor diere - Monkey Cheeky (Paperback)

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100 woorde oor diere - Monkey Cheeky (Paperback)
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Price
100

Variety

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It is a board book more than a paperback. 5 pages, but they do fold out. A lot of different animals and additional words like "snout" for the pig etc. I look forward to showing my family as they begin their journey to learning Afrikaans.

Kingdom of Ash - Sarah J. Maas (Paperback)

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Kingdom of Ash - Sarah J. Maas (Paperback)
Dispatched in 4 to 7 working days
Price
145
RRP
R 185
(-22%)

As always Sarah J Maas does not disappoint

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Her books just keep getting better and better.
I'm sad to see this series go, but what a wonderful roller coaster it has been.
I can't wait to see what she does next!

Native Tongue - Carl Hiaasen (Paperback)

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Native Tongue - Carl Hiaasen (Paperback)
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Price
111

Quirky, Funny American Fiction

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Hiaasen is a good author for anyone who likes a 'light' read, the stories are fun with interesting characters and usually include a lot of humor. Kind of a non-stop crime/thriller/detective sitcom in a book, difficult to put into an exact genre.

His books are easy to get into and you don't need to think to much to enjoy them and will usually make you laugh or smile. Recommended reading if you enjoy humorous fiction.

Tarantula Keeper's Guide - Stanley a. Schultz (Paperback)

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Tarantula Keeper's Guide - Stanley a. Schultz (Paperback)
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Price
254

Tarantula keepers guide

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This is really a book that every tarantula enthusiast should have in their collection. Looking forward to getting my copy that I will be ordering and as an avid tarantula collector I am super excited to read this and learn more about these incredible 8 legged creatures! I love the info on the Raru page on this book, it gives you just enough info to lure you into buying the product. Awesome.
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