Books that shine a light on friendship and why we’re so anxious today
This book takes a clinical look at how two World War 2 US military leaders plotted a new way to wage war: from the sky, with bombs
An updated edition of Pieter du Toit’s book, ‘The Stellenbosch Mafia’, elaborates on the fallout between Johann Rupert and Christo Wiese, who has been badly ...
Two new books about The Beatles have David Gorin and Sarah Buitendach’s words flowing out ‘like endless rain into a paper cup’
From history in technicolour to a dystopian wake-up call, David Gorin rounds up his 10 literary picks for the holidays (and beyond)
Loved or reviled, four years after the 2016 US general election, Hillary Clinton remains a figure around whom so many contradictions and divisions coalesce
The Ratline is a meandering biography only partly about a man who deserved his painful demise. That he lived in terrible times was a tragedy for millions of ...
A story unfolds and it’s not on the pages — it’s about the pages, writes Luke Alfred
Two books our Life editor, Sarah Buitendach, recommends
This is the tale of how Wattpad is changing the world of storytelling one upload at a time. Jo Buitendach braved the new digital frontier
Sarah Buitendach looks at how escapist reading and other pleasures can lighten the emotional load of Covid-19
What does it take to write a good rugby book? Eddie Jones and Donald McRae show how it’s done
Kate Rogan, owner of Joburg’s beloved Love Books, on what she recommends you should start your reading blitz with
One tollgate recorded 4,500 ox wagons a year travelling from the Cape to the interior
The follow-up to her 2018 fiction debut, Knucklebone, it is another tale that delves into the crimes Reshma Patel and Ian Jack investigate in and around Gauteng
Skilled riflemen turned a train into a mobile fortress, but before the British force in the town was relieved in May 1900 ammunition was getting scarce and ...