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  • Royal Wisdomby Kate Petrella

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    "I've had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I've had a grandmother stop and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear." --Prince William "Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?" --Prince Charles "Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be." --Princess Diana "I... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable Africaby Julia Stewart

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 16.98

    The African continent is home to spectacularly expressive human beings: rebellious anti-colonial and opposition leaders, eloquent novelists, political and social activists, comical geniuses, pensive and philosophical poets and intellectuals, as well as a few raving dictators. And the body of proverbial wisdom from Africa alone could fill many volumes.... more...

  • In the Words of South African Sporting Heroesby George Claassen

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 8.48

    South Africans embrace their sportsmen and women as heroes and symbols of hope, courage and reconciliation. Collected in In the Words of South African Sporting Heroes are comments - from the inspirational to the humorous to the downright bizarre - by those we hold with such high esteem, on subjects as diverse as Captaincy, Fame, Life, Money in Sport... more...

  • The Penguin Dictionary of South Africa Quotationsby Jennifer Crwys-Williams

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 15.28

    This is the third Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations to be compiled by journalist and writer Jennifer Crwys-Williams. It is an all-new, 500-page slice of pure South Africana. Containing thousands of entries and spanning the first eight years of the 21st century, there is something for everyone in this invaluable 'Who said that?' handbook.... more...

  • In die Woorde van Suid-Afrikaanse Sportheldeby George Claassen

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 8.48

    Ek her gisteraand 'n verskriklike nagmerrie gehad. Ek het in koue sweet wakker geword en gebewe. Ek het gedroom ek moet my eie boulwerk trotseer.' Neil Adcock, Suid-Afrikaanse snelbouler, ann sy kaptein Jackie McGlew. 'Oom, het jy geweet ek het een groot probleem in die lewe gehad? Ek was nooit 'n kind nie. Ek het nooit die voorreg gehad om 'n kind... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable African Womenby Julia Stewart

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 11.88

    African women have not only been witnesses to their times; they have also been actors and key players, and their role in the affairs of the continent continues to grow. The women whose voices are heard in Quotable African Women come from all walks of life, their thoughts and words cover many subjects and represent varying opinions. But one thing... more...

  • In the Words of South African Struggle Heroesby George Claassen

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 8.48

    We have lost a lot of freedom in the past 30 years. But it's only when we don't stand up for it that we lose all.' Alan Paton, teacher, author and liberal politician, 1978. 'If it is for the truth that I must die, so let it be.' Joe Seremane, political prisoner, later Democratic Alliance chairperson. 'In Africa, things sometimes happen upside down.... more...

  • George W. Bushismsby Jacob Weisberg

    Touchstone 2001; US$ 9.99

    "They misunderestimated me." Or did they? Judge for yourself. Here are over 100 memorable misstatements by our syntactically challenged president, collected, annotated, and introduced by Slate magazine's Jacob Weisberg. "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take... more...

  • The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Saidby Robert Byrne

    Touchstone 2004; US$ 18.00

    Drawing from diverse personages -- Goethe to Churchill to Woody Allen -- Robert Byrne has mined a collection of wit and wisdom that deserves a special place on every humor lover's bookshelf. These unique, witty, and outrageous quotations, previously published in four separate volumes, are now gathered together in a seemingly limitless trove of pithy... more...

  • Viva la Reparteeby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    For most of us, that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most, only to come to mind with perfect clarity when it's too late to be useful. The twentieth-century writer Heywood Broun described this all-too-common phenomenon when he wrote "Repartee is what we wish we'd said." In Viva la Repartee , Dr. Mardy Grothe, author... more...