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Met haar groot swart oë en ’n lyfie wat lyk of hy in twee sal breek as mens te hard daaraan vat, benewel...
Russell, New Zealand, 1931   'Mariette is so . . .' Miss Quigley paused, her thin lips pursed as she...
The Man and the Scam   ...I have nothin' to hide. I'm an open book; if I can make a buck, I make a...
Kweku dies barefoot on a Sunday before sunrise, his slippers by the doorway to the bedroom like dogs. At the moment...
Chapter 1   I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem. As with so many scientific breakthroughs, the...
Chapter 1 I felt her fear before I heard her screams. Her nightmare pulsed into me, shaking me out of my own dream,...
PANNONIA, 453 C.E.   The barbarian encampment was enormous, a great city that moved from place to place at...
Stolen Pleasures   British West Indies, February 1813   He’d stolen a bride.  ...
Chapter 1 I had just dragged myself to my desk at Vogue, yet again two hours late, when Anna Harvey, the deputy...
6 December 1735   i   Two days ago I should have been celebrating my tenth birthday at my home in...
Chapter 1   I loved New York with the kind of mad passion I reserved for only one other thing in my life....
INTRODUCTION    Lessons from the Boot of a Car is not a how-to book or a how-I-did-it book. It’s...
Dear Reader,   I have been told that publishers these days like a particular type of memoir. They like a...
Introduction   After the several whirlwind months that ensued after The Little Paris Kitchen book and TV...
On September 18, 1980, at about six thirty in the evening, Senior Airman David F. Powell and Airman Jeffrey L. Plumb...
Chapter One   It's just a night out with girlfriends, not the Academy Awards, thinks Gabby, frowning at...
Chapter 1   Hazel   During the third attack, Hazel almost ate a boulder. She was peering into the...
FREE RECIPE FROM SAVE WITH JAMIE: CRISPY MOROCCAN LAMB PASTILLA Pretty much every day in the markets of...
In a note dated 3 June 1954, the Belgian Ambassador in London conveyed an invitation to Her Majesty’s...
About the book   Elijah Rolene is a lost man. Following the death of his wife, he quits his job as a police...

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