Exclusive Books Winter Sale: Winner announced!

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It’s time to get out from under the blanket, put down that mug of hot chocolate and instead warm yourself with the thought of all the magnificent books that will be on sale at this year’s Exclusive Books Winter Sale, on nationwide from Wednesday 27 June starting at 07h30 until Thursday the 12th of July 2012. Fanatics members are invited to attend a preview of the sale the day before it starts on Tuesday the 26th of June from 17h30.

This year’s Winter Sale sees a delightful range of books from every genre available at reduced prices, which means that you can choose your preferred read for a fraction of its original cost. This year’s Winter Sale is only on for 16 days and will offer over 219 000 books available for the average retail selling price of R72 a book. That’s over R15 million in value for you to enjoy.

There will be a wide variety of titles on sale – fiction and non-fiction – which means that there is definitely something for everyone. Being able to cook delicious meals is now easy with Ready Steady Cook 365: A Recipe for every day of the year which features 365 mouth-watering, simple and seasonal recipes from the popular BBC programme; Café Food At Home by Gael Oberholzer is a practical cookbook based on the Bistro-café principle of preparing key ingredients in advance and using them to create a variety of dishes; and Little Cooks: 30 deicious recipes to make and enjoy by Fiona Hamilton-Fairley and The Kids Cookery School which is sure to be a hit with your kids.

There are plenty of crime thriller genre novels on offer including Doors Open by Ian Rankin, a novel that starts with three friends who attend an art auction. Software mogul Mike Mackenzie wants something money can’t buy. Banker Allan Cruickshank is burdened by a painful divorce. And Robert Gissing, an art professor, is frustrated by paintings hidden away in private hands. Fallen by Karin Slaughter tells the story of Special Agent Faith Mitchell who returns home to a nightmare. Expecting to find her mother minding Faith’s new baby daughter Emma, she is horrified to discover Emma locked in the shed, her mother’s safe open, her gun missing and a trail of blood to the front door. Without waiting for back-up, Faith enters the house to a scene of carnage. It has been torn apart and a man lies dead in a pool of blood. She stumbles across two more intruders, and within minutes they too are shot dead. And when the Atlanta police force turns up, Faith has some difficult questions to answer. But she has some desperate questions of her own. What were the killers searching for?

Non-fiction titles such as Mini: An Intimate Biography by Christy Campbell, tells the story of the iconic Mini that Princess Margaret, the Beatles, Twiggy and Steve McQueen all drove. Choosing the perfect puppy will be easy with Dogs: 101 Adorable Breeds by Rachael Hale. Toy collectors will delight in Classic Toys Of The 1960’s and 1970’s by Arthur Ward, a fascinating look at how famous toy brand names as Airfix, Dinky, Corgi, FROG, Matchbox, Tri-ang, Meccano, Hornby and Scalextric secured a firm hold on the imagination of children and hobbyists throughout the world. Learn the tricks of the trade by reading The Art and Science Of Cricket by Bob Woolmer is an invaluable source of wisdom, behind-the-scenes insights, and tips from some of the game’s greatest players and characters.

The Exclusive Books Facebook page will have a host of exciting activities during the sale. There will be everything from DIY Bookmarks to your very own virtual fireplace to keep you toasty while you enjoy that gem of a book you bought at the sale. So don’t forget to visit the Facebook page to give it a bash …

This is just a taste of what is on offer at the Exclusive Books Winter Sale. For more information, pop in to your nearest Exclusive Books store before it’s too late!

One lucky LitNet reader can win a hamper of books available at the Exclusive Books Winter Sale. Send your name, postal address and the location of your nearest Exclusive Books to win@litnet.co.za to stand a chance to win!

Winner: Engela Duvenage


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