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Contemporary Fiction

The Late Bourgeois World

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Liz Van Den Sandt's ex-husband, Max, an ineffectual rebel, has drowned himself. In prison for a failed act of violence against the government, he had betrayed his colleagues. Now Liz has been asked to perform a direct... See More

£6.95 £7.70 Save 10% Price verified one hour ago
Short Stories

Jump and Other Stories

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(4 reviews)

In this collection of sixteen stories, Gordimer brings unforgettable characters from every corner of society to life: a child refugee fleeing civil war in Mozambique; a black activist's deserted wife longing for better... See More

£8.55 £10.44 Save 18% Price verified 8 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

A Guest of Honour

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James Bray, an English colonial administrator who was expelled from a central African nation for siding with its black nationalist leaders, is invited back ten years later to join in the country's independence celebrations... See More

£4.95 £5.15 Price verified 32 minutes ago
Essays & Correspondence

Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1950-2008

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Nadine Gordimer's life reflects the true spirit of the writer as moral activist, political visionary and literary icon. Telling Times collects together all her non-fiction for the first time, spanning more than half a... See More

£7.32 Price verified 11 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

No Time Like the Present

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(17 reviews)

Nadine Gordimer is one of our most telling contemporary writers. With each new work, she attacks - with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality, and an understanding of the darkest depths of the human soul - the inextricable... See More

£7.17 £7.67 Save 7% Price verified 5 hours ago
Short Stories

Burger's Daughter

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(11 reviews)

In this work, Nadine Gordimer unfolds the story of a young woman's slowly evolving identity in the turbulent political environment of present-day South Africa. Her father's death in prison leaves Rosa Burger alone to explore... See More

£6.17 £6.53 Save 6% Price verified 2 hours ago
Literary Fiction

The Lying Days

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(4 reviews)

Nadine Gordimer's first novel, published in 1953, tells the story of Helen Shaw, daughter of white middle-class parents in a small gold-mining town in South Africa. As Helen comes of age, so does her awareness grow of the... See More

£6.90 £8.07 Save 14% Price verified 10 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

Occasion for Loving

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(1 review)

Jessie and Tom Stilwell keep open house. Their code is one of people determined to maintain the integrity of personal relations against the distortions of law and society. The impact on their home of Boaz Davis and his wife... See More

£11.51 £13.29 Save 13% Price verified 7 hours ago
Historical Fiction

Burger's Daughter

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(11 reviews)

This is the moving story of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a young woman from South Africa cast in the mold of a revolutionary tradition. Rosa tries to uphold her heritage handed on by martyred parents while still carving... See More

£10.99 Price verified 5 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

A Sport of Nature

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(1 review)

A bold, sweeping story of one girl's rise from obscurity to an unpredictable kind of political power Abandoned by her mother, Hillela is left to be raised by her two aunts in South Africa. At Olga's she might have acquired... See More

£8.54 Price verified 11 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

Get a Life

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(6 reviews)

When Paul Bannerman, an ecologist in Africa, is diagnosed with cancer and prescribed treatment that makes him radioactive, his suddenly fragile existence makes him question his life for the first time. He is especially... See More

£8.99 £11.39 Save 21% Price verified one hour ago
Literary Fiction

July's People

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(18 reviews)

For years, it has been what is called a 'deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant... See More

£6.04 Price verified one hour ago
Contemporary Fiction

A World of Strangers

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Toby Hood, a young Englishman, shuns the politics and the causes his liberal parents passionately support. Living in Johannesburg as a representative of his family's publishing company, Toby moves easily, carelessly, between... See More

£7.67 £9.02 Save 15% Price verified 3 hours ago
Short Stories

Life Times: Stories 1952-2007

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(7 reviews)

Throughout her career the internationally renowned South African writer Nadine Gordimer has built a literary reputation with her incisive short stories as much as with her acclaimed novels. Together with her essays, this... See More

£12.34 Price verified 18 minutes ago
Short Stories

Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black

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(2 reviews)

This rich story collection will be a reminder to Nadine Gordimer's countless admirers, and a taster for the uninitiated, of her enduring imaginative power. A woman gauges the state of her marriage by the tone of her... See More

£8.54 Price verified 6 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

My Son's Story (Bloomsbury Modern Library)

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(5 reviews)

A schoolboy playing truant bumps into his revered father coming out of the cinema with a woman. An ordinary mishap; but the father is no ordinary man, and the family, threatened by the affair, is no ordinary family. This is... See More

£5.78 £6.23 Save 7% Price verified 11 hours ago
Literary Fiction

The Pickup

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(5 reviews)

When Julie Summers' car breaks down in a sleazy street, a young Arab garage mechanic comes to her rescue. Out of this meeting develops a friendship that turns to love. But soon, despite his attempts to make the most of... See More

£9.49 Price verified one hour ago
Contemporary Fiction

The House Gun

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(6 reviews)

A successful, respected executive director of an insurance company, Harald, and his doctor wife, Claudia, are faced with something that could never happen to them: their son has committed murder. What kind of loyalty do a... See More

£8.54 Price verified 11 hours ago
History & Criticism

Living in Hope and History

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(1 review)

Few writers have so consistently taken stock of the society in which they have lived. In a letter to fellow Nobel Laureate Kenzaburo Oe, Nadine Gordimer describes this impressive volume as 'a modest book of some of the... See More

£8.54 Price verified 5 hours ago
Short Stories

Loot

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A startling new work from a Nobel prize-winning author: ten short stories, each a revelation of our interior lives, each entering unforeseen contexts of our contemporary world. In the title story an earthquake exposes both... See More

£9.98 Price verified 7 hours ago
Literary Fiction

None to Accompany Me

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(2 reviews)

Set in South Africa, this is the story of Vera Stark, a lawyer and an independent mother of two, who works for the Legal Foundation representing blacks trying to reclaim land that was once theirs. As her country lurches... See More

£6.39 Price verified 3 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

The Conservationist

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(16 reviews)

Mehring is rich. He has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly... See More

£6.71 Price verified 6 hours ago
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