Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Good Woman by Danielle Steel

A Good Woman by Danielle SteelA Good Woman
Author: Danielle Steel
Format: Hardcover

From the glittering ballrooms of Manhattan to the fires of World War I, Danielle Steel takes us on an unforgettable journey in her new novel--a spellbinding tale of war, loss, history, and one woman's unbreakable spirit....

Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, raised amid the glamour of New York society, with glorious homes on Fifth Avenue and in Newport, Rhode Island.

But everything changed on a cold April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic shattered her family and her privileged world forever.

Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, nursing the poor, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life. But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring more grief--this time caused by the secrets of the human heart.

Betrayed, and pursued by a scandal she does not deserve, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, working as an ambulance medic on the front lines, studying medicine, saving lives. And when the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris--now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten...until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind.

Finding strength in the most unlikely of friendships, pulling together the broken fragments of her life, Annabelle will return to New York one more time--this time as a changed woman, a woman of substance, infused with life's experience, building a future filled with hope...out of the richsoil of the past.

Filled with breathtaking images and historical detail, Danielle Steel's new novel introduces one of her most unique and fascinating characters: Annabelle Worthington, a remarkable woman, a good woman, a true survivor who triumphs against overwhelming odds.

For Annabelle's story is more than compelling fiction, it is a powerful celebration of life, dignity, and courage--and a testament to the human will to survive.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Of warriors, lovers and prophets by Max Du Preez

Of warriors, lovers and prophets by Max Du PreezOf warriors, lovers and prophets
Author: Max Du Preez
Format: Paperback

There’s the story of the Khoikhoi chief who was kidnapped and taken to England in 1610.

And of King Moshoeshoe’s mercy towards the cannibals who had eaten his beloved grandfather, because killing them would defile his grandfather’s grave.

There’s the story of Boer War general Christiaan de Wet and his brother Piet, who joined the British forces and fought his own people.

The stories span the centuries, up to recent times, and take in the variety of South Africa’s regions and cultures. The result is a fascinating mosaic of our rich historical heritage.

There are plenty of academic histories of South Africa, but this is a book that the general reader will enjoy, and it will appeal to tourists too.

It’s researched with an investigative journalist’s thoroughness, and written in the easy, accessible style that has made Max du Preez’s writing so popular.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Nigella Christmas Cookbook by Nigella Lawson

Nigella Christmas Cookbook by Nigella LawsonNigella Christmas Cookbook
Author: Nigella Lawson
Format: Hardcover

Nigella Christmas comprises reliable, practical, easy-to-follow recipes and reassuring advice about planning and cooking ahead, presented in a gorgeous glittering package which will make this the ultimate gift to yourself and for family and friends.

Illustrated with 150 fabulous full-colour photographs by Lis Parsons (photographer of the bestselling NIGELLA EXPRESS), including method photos and lavish double-page 'spreads', Nigella Christmas is in a new, irresistible format.

It includes everything from Christmas cakes and puddings, to quick and easy homemade presents (biscuits, preserves and other standbys), recipes for feeding friends and family over the holiday season with minimum stress and maximum enjoyment (cook and freeze ahead or slow-cook in the oven), as well as Christmas party food and drinks. And, of course, exciting and inspiring variations for the Main Event itself - from traditional turkey, festive ginger-baked ham and special trimmings to a Swedish Christmas a la Nigella, or a vegetarian Christmas feast.

Nigella Christmas will surely be a perennial favourite, the book we will all reach for - for inspiration and reassurance - as soon as the Christmas lights start going up...

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