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New Book Alert: Love in the Time of Contempt: Consolations for Parents of Teenagers

Posted on 17 February 2015 by Phillipa Mitchell

We’re SO excited about Joanne Fedler’s new book, Love in the Time of Contempt: Consolations for Parents of Teenagers

When it comes to teenagers, truth is way scarier than fiction. Joanne Fedler draws upon LOVE IN THE TIME OF CONTEMPT COVher own current experiences as the parent of two teenagers as well as interviews with other parents of teenagers to explore some of the numerous issues that one confronts as a parent of a teenager.

In Love in the Time of Contempt, she skilfully guides us through the myriad issues that come before you –their changing, developing bodies, drinking and drugs, sex, friendships, appearance, relationships within the family, attitudes and ethics, schooling and authority, and more.

In her exploration of these issues and how they may manifest in our children, Joanne highlights how so much our dealings with our teenagers is really about dealing with ourselves and being honest about our reactions. In turn we too examine our own values and behaviours to understand our lives together.

Love in the Time of Contempt provides comfort and support as the reader recognises the real behaviours portrayed in the book (You are not alone!), and while there are not often easy answers for troubling behaviours, understanding goes a long way and empowers the parent to provide the right level of support in the best interests of all. How much and how little are questions which plague every parent and this book’s wise counsel helps us to determine that for ourselves.

About the author, Joanne Fedler

Joanne FedlerJoanne Fedler offers guidance in what can be a very trying and difficult time: your child’s transition into adulthood. Unlike the other books available on the subject that come from a scientific perspective, Love in the Time of Contempt is an informal, comforting counsel for parents, full of first-hand experience penned by a mother of two teenagers. It also speaks to an existing market: speakers and courses on the subject, offered by secondary schools, are high in attendance.

Joanne Fedler is an internationally bestselling author of eight books including When Hungry, Eat. Her books have sold over 600 000 copies worldwide. She graduated from Yale with a Masters of Law, is an ex-women’s rights advocate, law lecturer, and was once made Asshole of the Month by Hustler magazine for her work against violence pornography.

She is an inspirational speaker and writing mentor and takes women on writing retreats and adventures. She writes for various magazines and newspapers. Joanne was born in South Africa and now lives in Sydney where she is married to Zed, with two teenagers and two cats.

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Click here to buy your copy from Red Pepper Book Company today, and consider buying a whole lot more to give away to fellow parents!

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Unimaths Intro Work on Special! An Introduction to the Foundations of First Year University Mathematics

Posted on 28 October 2013 by Olivia Colville

Unimaths Intro Workbook: An Introduction to the Foundations of First Year University Mathematics Learners Book

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WIN! A copy of Amanda Coetzee’s Flaming June is up for grabs!

Posted on 25 September 2013 by Olivia Colville

Flaming June - Amanda Coetzee

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Matriculant? Graduate? Two Books You Need to Read Now!

Posted on 01 September 2013 by Olivia Colville

The month of August saw the release of two titles every matriculant or graduate should read before making their way in the world.

Welcome to the Real World: A Young Person’s Guide to Figuring it All Out is the go-to-guide for anyone leaving Welcome to the Real World: A Young Person's Guide to Figuring It All Outhome for the first time. Whether you’re taking a gap year or living on your own for the first time, this book includes all the advice you need to help you stand on your own two feet. With helpful chapters on travelling, managing your money, looking after your health and the hard facts about drugs, just having a copy handy will make you feel more confident about handling unfamiliar situations with poise and confidence.

Written by Alex Ferguson-Williams and Lisa Kretschmer – two fun-loving girls who have travelled, worked and lived in some extraordinary circumstances. Now they’re sharing the wisdom they’ve gained in an entertaining, easy to read book that’s packed with practical advice.

Another must-have book is Shelagh Foster’s Your First Year of Work: A Survival Guide. Your First Year of Work: A Survival GuideSo many young matriculants and graduates enter the market place poorly prepared to face the challenges of the working world.

Shelagh’s book will guide you through the process from begining to end. From structuring a CV that will make you stand out and tips to get you through the interview, to advice on how to dress and behave appropriately and everything you need to know about decoding office culture.

Shelagh is a communications expert and will show you how to use written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills to shine in your career.

Any young person armed with these two guides is bound to make a successful of their lives (and make their parents proud!).



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Win a Full Set of X-Kit Reference Guides and Ace the Exams

Posted on 21 August 2013 by Olivia Colville

Win a Full Set of X-Kit Reference Guides Valued at R750Preparation is key to acing any exam and X-kits have been helping students achieve top marks for over 10 years!

X-kit Study Guides are like having your own private tutor in a book! Written by subject experts in simple language makes it easy for students to find the information they need in an instant. Exam practice questions at the end of every module, and exam tips help students know what to expect and prepare accordingly.

The Study Guides cover a range of subjects from grades 8 to 12, while the Literature Series cover 16 prescribed titles. The X-kit Essential Reference Series is available for 5 subject areas including Chemistry, Mathematics, Afrikaans, English and Afrikaans for English Speakers. They cover the whole curriculum which means students can use them for their whole high school career.

This brings us to our fabulous competition! Just order any of the X-kit Study Guides, Literature Guides or Essential Reference titles and your name will be entered into a draw to win a complete set of all 5 Essential Reference Guides valued at R750! The competition closes on the 31st of August so don’t delay! The winner will be contacted via email and announced on social media.


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Red Pepper Book Company Crazy Book Sale! Get an Extra 50% Off the Sale Price of Selected Titles

Posted on 14 August 2013 by Olivia Colville

Get an Extra 50% Off Selected Titles


Summer is just around the corner here in Pepperland and we’re gearing up for warmer days, shorter sleeves and a whole heap of fabulous new books!

But first we need to clear some space on our shelves. That’s why we’re offering an extra 50% off selected titles.

That’s not half-off the retail price – but 50% off the Sale Price! We’ve got something for everyone on our sale: Children’s Books, English and Afrikaans fiction, Business and Motivational books, books on History, Economics, Politics, Medicine and Nursing, Art, Literature, Computing and loads more!

All you need to do is enter the promotional code: EXTRA50 on the final checkout page to redeem your discount.

Click here to see the full range of titles available!

Start shopping now before stock runs out!

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The Keys to Persuasion – Master the Art of Persuasion Today

Posted on 12 April 2013 by Olivia Colville

Acquire the power to change someone’s mind…Keys to Persuasion

Why is it so important for us to acquire the skill of persuasion? The answer is simple: every day of our lives, we need to persuade someone of something, whether in the workplace or in our personal lives. Whether you are convincing a colleague to buy into a new initiative, pitching an important deal to a client or trying to convince your five-year-old to go to bed, you are persuading someone of something. And although we all persuade in one way or another, very few of us excel at it.

This book reveals the most effective keys – and the one golden key – that can turn you into a master persuader who can influence and change the minds of others. It explores the psychological bases and reasons why the keys work and contains many fun and effective examples of how to use them.

Based on well-documented research, The Keys to Persuasion is a fascinating and highly practical book that makes a difficult task and a complex subject concrete, accessible, lively and amusing.

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The Shining Girls – The Chilling, Thrilling New Novel from Lauren Beukes

Posted on 12 April 2013 by Olivia Colville

ShiningGirls Promo

Chicago, 1931. A strange house gives serial-killer
Harper the power to travel through time; to hunt and kill his ‘shining girls’.

They’re bright young women full of spark – until he cuts it out of them, leaving
clues from different times behind to taunt fate. Kirby, the 90s girl, survives
his attack and turns the hunt around. Tracing Harper’s bloody trail of victims –
from a glowing dancer in the 30s to a tough welder in the 40s and a bombshell
architect in the 50s – Kirby is running out of time trying to solve an
impossible mystery. And Harper is heading towards her once again.

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About the Author

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is an author, scriptwriter and comics writer, named the literary queen of Cape Town by the Sunday Times. Her novel Zoo City (2010) won the 2010 Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. She is also the author of Moxyland, a dystopian consumertopia thriller, and a work of non-fiction, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past.
As a screenwriter, she is currently adapting Zoo City for the screen. She’s previously worked on the satirical political puppet show Z News and the travelogue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu: The South African Story. She’s written on kids’ shows for Disney UK and helped create South Africa’s first full length animated TV series, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika.


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If you think sheep don’t know about Innovation, you haven’t met Stella!

Posted on 04 April 2013 by Olivia Colville

Inspired by George Orwell’s Animal Farm and the international bestseller Our Iceberg is Melting, How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple parable about embracing change and managing innovation in difficult times.Stella Saves

Bankruptcy, or the grim prospect of being acquired by a hostile human competitor, threatens Windsor Farm. But when a young sheep called Stella comes up with a bold idea, will the other animals be able to respond to her ambitious call to action?

Grounded in over a decade of academic research, How Stella Saved the Farm will resonate for organizations of all types, from global corporations to small companies looking to embrace change. With eight simple lessons to guide new initiatives to success, it prepares readers to avoid some of innovation’s most toxic myths, how to build the right kind of team, and how to take their business to the next level in a fast-changing world.

Order your copy today for R216 – Save R24

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About the Authors

Vijay Govindarajan & Chris Trimble

Vijay Govindarajan & Chris Trimble

Vijay Govindarajan is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business and founding director of the Tuck School’s Centre for Global Leadership. He was the first professor in residence and chief innovation consultant at General Electric. He has worked with many Fortune 500 corporations and is a regular keynote speaker in CEO forums and major conferences around the world. Chris Trimble has been an advisor for dozens of top corporations on their innovation challenges and has travelled the world speaking about innovation. He is a faculty member at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Govindarajan and Trimble have co-authored two other business books together: the international bestseller Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators and The Other Side of Innovation.

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Fresh off the Press! Notes on South African Income Tax 2013 by Phillip Haupt

Posted on 05 February 2013 by Phillipa Mitchell

 Happy Tuesday Pepperlanders!
“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” – Albert Einstein …
Notes on South African Income Tax is written by Phillip Haupt, a leading tax consultant in South Africa. Phillip Haupt deals with2013CoverFA complex tax problems, and works predominantly with leading audit firms, law firms and businesses. What makes Notes on South African Income Tax exceptional is its relevance to real world tax problems. As a leading tax consultant, Phillip Haupt has the advantage of dealing with a variety of clients. Thus, distilled within its pages is knowledge and expertise that have been gained through years of dealing with these clients on a variety of tax problems. As leaders in their respective fields, Phillip’s clients provide insights and specialist knowledge across a range of disciplines, the combination of which makes Notes on South African Income Tax the only publication with descriptive, intuitive, insightful and clear explanation and application of the law. Imagine you could read a specialist book which had the knowledge of an entire industry’s top thinkers distilled by the leader in its field.
Notes on South African Income Tax is this publication. For 32 years Notes on South African Income Tax has been the leading tax textbook and tax reference book in South Africa. It has set the standard for others to follow and emulate.
Additional material (such as the new chapter on Corporate restructurings, Mergers & Acquisitions) arises out of Phillip Haupt’s extensive tax consulting experience, and knowledge of what is important to tax practitioners and students alike. The following chapters have undergone extensive change in the 2013 edition:
* Partnerships, companies and close corporations
* Corporate restructurings, Mergers and acquisitions
* Dividends, dividends tax & secondary tax on companies
* Foreign income & non-residents
* Retirement benefits & planning
* Miscellaneous provisions
* Capital gains tax
* Value-added tax
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ISBN-13: 9780874929680

Our price: R640.00 (Save R40)

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