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How to Make Friends With the Dark - Kathleen Glasgow (Paperback)

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How to Make Friends With the Dark - Kathleen Glasgow (Paperback)
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How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

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- Trigger Warnings: abuse, self-harm, suicide, underage drinking, drug use and eating disorders.
- This was a lovely read. The book gives you a very raw yet relatable look at grief. It starts at a very slow pace for me personally but the pace picked up after a bit and moved at a more satisfying rate.
- The book came well-packaged as well :)

Autopsy - Ryan Blumenthal (Trade Paperback)

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Autopsy - Ryan Blumenthal (Trade Paperback)
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A must read!

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Autopsy is a must read - an in your face reality check of what goes on in a South African mortuary. Forget the fake glamour of CSI, this book tells it like it is and brings about awareness of the obstacles and struggles faced by South Africa's forensic pathologists. I especially enjoyed the part on life lessons from the autopsy table - so true, yet sad that people need to be reminded about practicing common sense and basic human decency. Fascinating and unputdownable.

X-Kit Achieve! Prescribed Poetry: English First Additional Language: Grade 12: Study Guide - L. Hoepner (Paperback)

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X-Kit Achieve! Prescribed Poetry: English First Additional Language: Grade 12: Study Guide - L. Hoepner (Paperback)
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good guide for learners

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good guide for learners to study poetry

X-Kit Achieve! Life Sciences G12 Study Guide - J.O. Crowe (Paperback)

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X-Kit Achieve! Life Sciences G12 Study Guide - J.O. Crowe (Paperback)
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Excellent idea of sale

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I found it beneficial to be allowed to view content of book before purchase. Thank you

Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)

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Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)
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Great for young and older fans of Tintin

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I bought all the books in this particular collection and can say that I'm very happy with my purchases. The books and print might be too small for some compared to the originals but for me they were perfect. Clear text and bright, colourful and high quality illustrations. Perfect for kids and older fans of Tintin.

Volume 8 includes books 22 and 23 and the unfinished 24.

Tintin and his friends are all back for one final time for their last 3 adventures.

A plane carrying Tintin and his friends is hijacked and they soon find themselves on the fictional Island of Bomba where they also find their old arch nemesis. They also travel to the fictional South American country of San Theodoros to rescue Madame Castiofore who is being held captive in the final completed adventure.

Sadly the author Herge passed away before he could complete the next adventure which has been titled Tintin and Alph-Art. The book is howerer presented with Herge's rough sketches and writings and is still an interesting read and a worthy final mystery adventure. Sadly though, not all regular charcaters make an appearance.

Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)

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Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)
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Great for young and older fans of Tintin

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I bought all the books in this particular collection and can say that I'm very happy with my purchases. The books and print might be too small for some compared to the originals but for me they were perfect. Clear text and bright, colourful and high quality illustrations. Perfect for kids and older fans of Tintin.

Volume 7 includes books 19-21.

In The Red Sea Sharks, Tintin and friends find themselves back on the high seas and back to the fictional Arabian country of Khemed, they meet old friends and foes and they try to rescue a friend who they believe is missing on the Himalayas in Tibet after a plane crash. Finally, Madame Castafiore (the only recurring female character in the series) pays a surprise visit to Captain Haddock's Marlinspike mansion and Tintin must soon solve yet another mystery.

Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)

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Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)
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Great for young and older fans of Tintin

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I bought all the books in this particular collection and can say that I'm very happy with my purchases. The books and print might be too small for some compared to the originals but for me they were perfect. Clear text and bright, colourful and high quality illustrations. Perfect for kids and older fans of Tintin.

This volume 6 include books 16-18.

Tintin and friends are back for perhaps their greatest adventure of all time. Because this time they're all going to the Moon. Things don't however go exactly as planned.

Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)

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Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)
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Great for young and older fans of Tintin

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I bought all the books in this particular collection and can say that I'm very happy with my purchases. The books and print might be too small for some compared to the originals but for me they were perfect. Clear text and bright, colourful and high quality illustrations. Perfect for kids and older fans of Tintin.

Volume 5 includes books 13-15.

Tintin and his friends are back for 3 more mystery adventures. Captain Haddock has settled into his new home, there's a mysterious curse and Tintin and friends travel to South America, the high Andes, Amazon and the fictional Arabian country of Khemed by the Red Sea.

Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)

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Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)
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Great for young and older fans of Tintin

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I bought all the books in this particular collection and can say that I'm very happy with my purchases. The books and print might be too small for some compared to the originals but for me they were perfect. Clear text and bright, colourful and high quality illustrations. Perfect for kids and older fans of Tintin.

This volume 4 include books 10-12.

Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and Thomson and Thompson are all back for 3 new mystery adventures. Their travels take them to the high seas including the Arctic and mysterious islands as they search for a long lost treasure.

Tintin meets new friends and foes and this volume is the first to feature the harmless but absent-minded and almost deaf Professor Calculus who becomes another recurring character in the series. He also brings with him some laugh out loud comedic moments.

Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)

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Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)
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Great for young and older fans of Tintin

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I bought all the books in this particular collection and can say that I'm very happy with my purchases. The books and print might be too small for some compared to the originals but for me they were perfect. Clear text and bright, colourful and high quality illustrations. Perfect for kids and older fans of Tintin.

Volume 3 contains books 7-9.

Throughout these 3 books, Tintin's adventures take him and Snowy to places like England, Scotland, the fictional kingdom of Syldavia, the great Sahara and Morocco as he gets involved in 3 more mysteries and sets off on new adventures.

Book 9, The Crab with the Golden Claws, is also the very first book to feature the always 'thirsty', short-tempered Captain Haddock who becomes Tintin's best friend and joins him on all his adventures from here on out.

Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)

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Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)
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Great for young and older fans of Tintin

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I bought all the books in this particular collection and can say that I'm very happy with my purchases. The books and print might be too small for some compared to the originals but for me they were perfect. Clear text and bright, colourful and high quality illustrations. Perfect for kids and older fans of Tintin.

This second volume include books 4-6.

In Cigars of the Pharoah, Tintin is on holiday but is soon caught up in another mystery. His adventure takes him to Egypt, the Middle East and India. It's also the first book to feature Thompson and Thomson, the detective twins who are recurring characters in the series from here on out.

Book 5, The Blue Lotus, is a direct continuation of book 4 and takes Tintin to China.

In book 6, The Broken Ear, Tintin soon finds himself in another mystery and sets off on another action-packed adventure to South America.

Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)

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Adventures of Tintin - Herge (Hardcover)
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Great for young and older fans of Tintin

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I bought all the books in this particular collection and can say that I'm very happy with my purchases. The books and print might be too small for some compared to the originals but for me they were perfect. Clear text and bright, colourful and high quality illustrations. Perfect fpr kids and older fans of Tintin.

Volume 1 is different from the rest in this collection because it only contains 2 stories instead of 3. This is because the controversial second book (Tintin in the Congo) was not included.

Tintin's very first adventure, Tintin in the Land of the Soviets is unique because it's the only one not in colour. The story is also maybe not as exciting as Tintin's later adventures and the subject matter might be a bit too political and serious for kids.

In Tintin's third adventure, Tintin in America, Tintin travels to America but there's a bounty on his head after his actions in the Congo so bad guys are out to get him throughout the story.

Great reads and a chance to see what Tintin and his canine pal Snowy got up to in a couple of their first adventures

Box of Rocks: Find, Understand, Collect - Nick Norman (Paperback)

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Box of Rocks: Find, Understand, Collect - Nick Norman (Paperback)
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Box of rocks: Nick Norman

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Wonderful Book for Beginners and Rock hounds.Good description and Pictures.
Most helpful.

Too Much & Never Enough - Mary L. Trump (Hardback)

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Too Much & Never Enough - Mary L. Trump (Hardback)
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A interesting book.

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Quite an interesting book if this is your cup-of-tea.

Dink Soos 'n Miljardêr - Daniel Strauss (Paperback)

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Dink Soos 'n Miljardêr - Daniel Strauss (Paperback)
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Raru has definitely the Best price in South Africa when it comes to books! Fast service and reliable

Adult Development and Ageing - Dap Louw, Anet Louw (Paperback)

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Adult Development and Ageing - Dap Louw, Anet Louw (Paperback)
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Fast & Reliable sale

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I was very scared to order through Raru but to my surprise everything came quick and correct!

Nimona - Noelle Stevenson (Paperback)

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Nimona - Noelle Stevenson (Paperback)
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Meet Your New Best Friends

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Whenever you finish a book feeling saddened by the fact that you won't be able to see any new adventures from characters you've grown to love, characters that have become your friends in a sense, it's a sign of having read something truly special.

Noelle Stevenson has managed in Nimona to create a book that is at once accessible, thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny. This heartwarming tale of friendship combines sword-and-sorcery with the digital age in ways that make this feel like the type of animation series you'd get out of bed for early on Saturday mornings.

Fifth Season - N. K. Jemisin (Paperback)

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Fifth Season - N. K. Jemisin (Paperback)
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Be Reminded of Why You Love Reading

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This book does what so few books are able to: it reminds you why you fell in love with reading in the first place.

N.K. Jemisin deserves each one of the Hugo awards she won for this series. Her ability to remain playful on the foundation of such intricate worldbuilding reminded me of the way it feels to read Jeff Vandermeer or Neil Gaiman. But never once does it feel like you are reading anything that has come before. Jemisin is her own author, with her own superb voice, and she is one of the finest storytellers you'll ever welcome into your life.

Do yourself the favour and jump on the bandwagon - it's worth the hype.

Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro (Paperback)

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Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro (Paperback)
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Is It Better To Forget?

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Kazuo Ishiguro has crafted a fantasy novel unlike anything you will ever read again. As with any of Ishiguro's novels, the journey is not about knights and dragons and Arthurian legends; no, the journey is about memory and how the past stretches out its claws and never truly leaves us.

When Axl and Beatrice's search for their son begins, the dreamlike quality of the narrative and facts that simply refuse to add up may be reminiscent of Ishiguro's The Unconsoled, though, in The Buried Giant, nothing remains hidden. But it soon becomes clear that that may not always be a good thing.

Ishiguro asks one simple question: Is it better to forget certain things? Such a simple question that remains with you long after the last page.

Nothing to Be Frightened of - Julian Barnes (Paperback)

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Nothing to Be Frightened of - Julian Barnes (Paperback)
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A Welcome Conversation on an Unwelcome Topic

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While Julian Barnes's fiction has a distinct structure and purpose to it, his non-fictional often reads like a flood of ideas and ponderings that flow like a conversation in whichever direction it wants. Even though Nothing to be Frightened of has a distinct purpose, a specific question it asks, Barnes's ponderings on death feel like they go wherever they want without the author once trying to stop them.

That free-flowing conversational element is what makes this book such a joy to read. It feels as if Barnes has popped over for tea, or is visiting for the weekend, and is simply reminiscing on his thoughts.

Much of this book is exactly what you would expect, wit and insight and literary references and anecdotes; the humour, though, that takes you by surprise.

Well worth boiling the kettle and making up the spare bedroom for.

Sudoku 5 - Gareth Moore (Paperback)

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Sudoku 5  - Gareth Moore (Paperback)
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Neat and well packed

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The book was neat and well packed with no damage to the pages or any indication of wear on the spine. Great way to keep busy for those brief period between doing tasks, and to keep the mind active.

Grensgeval - Marita van der Vyver (Paperback)

Grensgeval - Marita van der Vyver (Paperback)
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Grensgeval Marita van der Vyver

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In "Grensgeval" open Marita van der Vyver 'n skrefie na 'n tyd in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis wat sommiges van ons wil vergeet en ander aan vasklou, vir watter rede ookal; die Grensoorlog en dan ook die verskeie nagevolge van genoemde oorlog. Dis egter nie 'n swaarmoedige boek wat geweld op die leser afdwing nie, maar tog word dit so in die verhaal ingevleg dat jy nie anders kan as om die hopeloosheid, vernietiging en sinneloosheid van oorlog mis te kyk nie. Lesers wat dié tye beleef het, sal moontlik heelwat karakters kan identifiseer in hul eie lewens. Puik "lank-herkou" verhaal, soos mens Marita van der Vyfer leer ken het. Kuba is natuurlik ook op my "bucket list" na dese.

Autopsy - Ryan Blumenthal (Trade Paperback)

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Autopsy - Ryan Blumenthal (Trade Paperback)
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Captivating and thought-provoking!

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A very insightful and thought-provoking look at the daily life, work and challenges of a forensic pathologist in Africa.

Ryan takes the reader straight to the autopsy table, shares and explains in detail the how, what and why of the challenging cases with which he has been confronted over the years.

Ryan displays a passion for solving criminal cases and bringing perpetrators to justice. The reader is given a behind-the-scene look at some challenging cases ranging from murder, suicide, death from lightning strikes to name but a few.

In conclusion Ryan shares 10 intriguing ‘Lessons for the Living from the Dead’!

A highly recommended book!

Jingo - Terry Pratchett (Hardcover)

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Jingo - Terry Pratchett (Hardcover)
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Can the Crusades be humourised?

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First off, just look at the cover.

These special editions of select Discworld novels are gorgeous and durable. If you consider yourself a diehard Pratchett fan, invest in these beautiful novels.

Second, can the Crusades be funny? Jingo definitely pokes fun at certain elements of European prejudice against Western Asian/Middle Eastern cultures. It does not touch on religion per se, but the way it unpacks prejudice is hilarious. I adore this book. However, I recommend that you read the preceding City Watch novels first in order to appreciate the narrative arc of the core characters.

On Obligations - Marcus Tullius Cicero (Paperback)

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On Obligations - Marcus Tullius Cicero (Paperback)
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Underrated

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On Obligations by Cicero is his answer to Aristotle's Ethics.

What is honourable? What is useful? Is there a conflict between them?

How should we live? What is right?

These the questions Cicero deals with. On almost every page I had to pause and make notes. Everything was not only profound, but deeply practical.

I highly recommend this edition. It is readable, the introduction excellent, and the many footnotes extremely helpful.

If you like ancient philosophy you absolutely should not miss this book!
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