Archive | June, 2010

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Michael Robotham is back with another spellbinding thriller – “Bleed for Me”

Posted on 30 June 2010 by Phillipa Mitchell

When Sienna Hegarty turns up at his family home one night, covered in blood and frozen in shock, psychologist Joe O’Loughlin finds himself drawn deep into her world, trying to unearth the dark secrets her mind has buried. The police find a major piece of the puzzle at Sienna’s house: her father, a retired cop, is face-down in a pool of his own blood, his throat slashed and his skull caved in. The blood covering Sienna was his. The 14-year-old can’t remember what happened that night but, at the same time, Sienna doesn’t mourn her father’s death. What was going on behind closed doors in the Hegarty household? Is Sienna guilty of brutal murder? And what part has her charismatic teacher Gordon Ellis played in this blood-soaked event?

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Check out Red Pepper Books’ home page for our great selection of new book recommendations!

Posted on 30 June 2010 by Phillipa Mitchell

We’ve had great fun putting together our latest book recommendations – from business and motivational to fiction, to general interest and audio books, plus a great new selection of Afrikaans books, all at up to 15% off!

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Introducing Evita’s Kossie Sikelela

Posted on 29 June 2010 by Phillipa Mitchell

This week we’re highlighting the irreverant Pieter-Dirk Uys‘ latest book, Evita’s Kossie Sikelela!

If the road to reconciliation runs through a country’s belly, Evita’s cookbook provides its recipe for peace.

Evita invites the whole country, the whole world to her table where everybody can feast on dishes like green bean bredie and cumin chicken with sweet potatoes. Who’ll be able to moan and groan between mouthfuls of walnut balls and pampoenkoekies, or baked apple clowns?

Truly, there’s nothing like a generous helping of rabbit in red wine or guinea fowl with sultanas & hanepoot to bring forth brotherly love. And liewe aarde, you will definitely want to be best friends with the orange trifle and Tannie’s melktert. Evita is always well prepared and includes recipes for diabetics and vegetarians, Halaal and Kosher dishes, and even recipes to keep as fit as she does.

 Whether she entertains her grandchildren, caters for a picnic or plans a Christmas menu, Evita cooks up a storm.

Available in English and Afrikaans! Click here to order now from Red Pepper Books for only R135!

About the author:

Pieter-Dirk Uys is a South African satirist, active as a performer, author, and social activist. He is the son of a Calvinist Afrikaner father and Berlin-born Jewish mother and had an NG Kerk upbringing. Uys is particularly well known for his character Evita Bezuidenhout (also known as Tannie Evita), a white Afrikaner socialite and self-proclaimed political activist.

Uys says, “Humour goes a long way to make a serious point. There is no need to be hysterical or sensationalist.”

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Hello South Africa Phrasebook – 11 Official Languages

Posted on 07 June 2010 by Phillipa Mitchell

Hello! Sawubona! Molo! Dumela! Ever wanted to know how to say the basics in the 11 official languages of SA? The Hello South Africa phrasebook will tell you how!

This new remarkable pocket size phrasebook is so comprehensive, well-researched and easy-to-use that it should be made mandatory for every South African and visitor to South Africa to have one. Hello South Africa™ translates more than 600 phrases in 30 topics into each of our official languages, making it an essential communication tool to help South Africans – and visitors to the country – converse, on a basic level, with any South African in his/her mother tongue.

It holds huge credibility as the translations, pronunciation guides and pseudo-phonetics have been done by top academics in the African Languages Departments of distinguished South African Universities.

The book not only helps its readers to communicate in all official languages but it also serves as a full colour souvenir giving insight into the rich linguistic and cultural make-up of South Africa and her people. It boasts fascinating introductions on the history of language in South Africa and on the varied cultures, written by leaders in the fields of Linguistics and Social Anthropology.

The phrasebook is complete with language distribution maps showing users where the various languages are predominantly spoken, practical travel tips and photographs that celebrate South Africa’s scenic splendour and unique cultural textures.

 The Phrasebook includes:

· Over 600 phrases in 30 topics in each of South Africa’s 11 official languages
· Colour-coded contents system to help you find the right phrase quickly
· Comprehensive pronunciation guide for each language
· Easy-to-pronounce pseudo-phonetics below each phrase
· Refreshing insight into South Africa’s languages and cultures
· Photos celebrating South Africa’s scenic splendour and cultural diversity
· Quick-reference language distribution maps
· Practical travel tips for the visitor
· South Africa’s National Anthem

Click here to order your copy from Red Pepper Books today for only R170.00!

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