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DOUG'S BOOKS,MAY 2017...NEW BOOKS & SOME NEW IDEAS

Photo of Doug Nicholson Good Day to all book lovers !

First the good news ! World sales of new books rose by 7% in real terms in 2016 and for the same period 'e' books declined by 3%. Kindel sales continued to plummet ! As I have said before "there ain't nothin like a book"!!
The bad news is, that, at least in South Africa ,bookshops both second hand and new continue closing at an alarming rate, due to increasing rents and "modern" shopping centers. Do not despair, how ever, those of us that remain are striving to make our businesses more attractive and efficient, particularly where the internet is involved, viz.www.dougfindsbooks.com
However in my location my efficiency has been impaired, at least in the short term, by the initial installation of the 'fibre optics' development which will, we are assured, considerably improve the internet service. Therefor I must apologise for the loss of e mails and interruption of service which have occured over the past weeks.
I should explain that my "New Books" title , which at the moment is quite lengthy includes, in addition to the books that I have not listed before, books that I have replaced having been recently sold.
Whilst "Africana" remains a large percentage of my sales, collectable books, mainly fiction,are increasingly popular. With the high cost of new hardcover books, mainly imported,is now very high, one can purchase a good condition second hand copy for less than one third of the original price.
They will be listed at the end of my newsletter but you can quickly scroll down to them.If I list a single title of an author, say "Wilbur Smith" I will advise you of other titles in stock, or you can request a list of titles available with prices. Do not be afraid to ask !

Read on and scroll down for the new books, first the "Africana"

WEB SITE ADDITIONS...www.dougfindsbooks.com

WILDLIFE,CONSERVATION ETC

Fritz Eloff.....Hunters of the Dunes,The Story
of the Kalahari Lion..R140

Gareth Patterson...With My Soul Amongst Lions.........R130
A moving story of the struggle to protect
the last Adamson lions.
Piet Heymans/Henriette Engelbrecht
Ousus.....van die Kalahari............R130

Lena Godsall Bottriell...Through the Eyes of a Leopard
UMBULALA
The Jungle Book from the Heart of Africa..R160


Jeff Huntly....African Wildlife Sketches............R140

Ivor Migdoll...Field Guide to the Butterflies of
Southern Africa..R120
Leonard Gill..A First Guide to South African Birds...R120

John Varty....Nine Lives, Memoirs of a Maverick
Conservationist..R120
Kenneth Newman...Volgens, Volgens Kleur(1st ed)......R120

A Batten/H Bokelmann...Wild Flowers of the
Eastern Cape Province...R195
C J Skead...Sunbirds of Southern Africa, also Sugar Birds,
White-Eyes and the Spotted Creeper...R295

Dennis Holman with Eric Rundgren.....
Inside Safari Hunting.............R195

Brian Barrow.......Song of a Dry River..............R140

R J Labuschagne....60 Years Kruger Park.............R125

Jeff Gordon...101 Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary
Visitors to the Kruger National Park.............R125

David Chapman...Hunter Hunter...A savage story of revenge
in the African bush(faction)..R120

ART, LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

A A Balkema...Art& Artists of South Africa
First Edition, 1970.....R550

Margaret Roberts...A-Z of Herbs.....1st edition 1993...R160

Margaret Roberts...Book of Herbs..........R150

Justin Fox...With Both Hands Waving
A Journey Through Mozambique..p/b...R130





BIOGRAPHY & LITERATURE

Sanni Metelerkamp....George Rex of Knysna,
The Authentic Story....R160
Chris Barnard....The Second Life, Memoirs...
Edited by Chris Brewer....p/b..R130

Tom Macdonald....Jan Hofmeyr, Heir to Smuts......R140

Peter Badcock......The Illustrated Bosman........R195

Eve Palmer......The Plains of Camdeboo,
The Classic Book of the Karoo...R130

Andre Brink...'n Vurk in die Pad...'n Memoir.......R130

D J Oppermann......Groot Verseboek....R150

Eugene N Marais....The Soul of the Ape...p/b........R140

Eugene N Marais.....The Soul of the White Ant.....R160

Dalene Matthee....Susters van Eva...............R120

Military & Politics

Rayne Kruger.......Goodbye Dolly Gray,
The Story of the Boer War..
Galago p/b edition..R295
Roy Macnab...Die Franse Kolonel
(George de Villebois-Mareuil)...R130

Denys Reitz..Commando. A Boer Journal of the Boer War..R150

Sarah Raal.....Mit Die Boere In Die Veld,Die Ervarings
van die Skryfster....R130

Willem Steenkamp...South Africa's Border War.1966-1989
....R395
Charles van Onselen....Masked Raiders, Irish Banditry
in Southern Africa, 1880-1899......R195

At van Wyk....Honoris Crux, Ons Dapperes.Our Brave...R175

HISTORY, GENEALOGY &ETC

Stefan Kanfer.....The Last Empire, De Beers,Diamonds and
theWorld..p/b.R125
Lester Venter...When Mandela Goes....................R120

Johne&Maureen Christodoulou...The Road to Blood River,
(faction)....R130

Norman Herd.....The Revolt on the Rand 1922..........R150

T V Bulpin......The Great Trek...................R120

Die Groot Trek..Gedenkdagboek 1838-1988.... 94/100 ..R120

P E Raper....Dictionary of Southern African Place Names..
..R140

City of Kimberley.......Official Guide.............R120

Jan Ploeger......Nederlanders in Transvaal, 1850-1950..R140

C L Engelbrecht...Money in South Africa............R160

Heinie Hydenrych/Bruno Martin...
The Natal Main Line Story........R295

Brian Roberts.....The Diamond Magnates(no d/w).....R140

Alexander Steward...The World, The West and Pretoria, R120

Nick Norman & Gavin Whitfield...Geological Journeys,
A Traveller's Guide to South Africa's Rocks &
Landforms...R130

Scroll Down to Collectable Books.........

WILBUR SMITH.......New !

Pharoah.........R150

Golden Lion......R150

Also in stock are most of Wilbur Smith's other titles,
e mail(colnic@telkomsa.net) me for a complete list or refer
to my web site(www.dougfindsbooks.com) for details.

LEE CHILD (JACK REACHER)...Worth Dying For.........R160
Hardcovers only which are very hard to find in South Africa. Many other titles in stock at the same price.

TOM CLANCY...Dead or Alive........R150
Other titles by this popular , recently deceased author are available.

JOHN LE CARRE.....Our Game...........R160
In his eighties, this great writer of the Cold War spy genre is still writing. Ask for a list of available titles.

MICHAEL CRICHTON......The Great Train Robbery(circa 1855)This popular writer of varied subjects is now very collectable.Many other available.

IAN FLEMING..........The Man with the Golden Gun.The original James Bond author.First edition,1965.....R350
Several copies of this title available and others both first editions and early reprints. List available.

JOHN GRISHAM........ The Confession.R150. One of the most published authors of all time is going to be very collectable in the future.

J K ROWLING.......Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows..R220
Have most of this incredibly successful series in stock at similar prices. Very collectable !!

MARTIN CRUZ SMITH...........Red Square........R140
The third in the "Arkady" series about a Moscow policeman, following in the footsteps of Gorky Park and Polar Star.Most of the series available.

Many other collectable(and of course very readable) authors books stocked. Remember hardcover only.
e mail asap to colnic@telkomsa.net or even phone me on 012 361 5144.
I will try and get these book on to my website as soon as possible, with photos, but you are advised to contact me as soon as possible, as suggested above.
Remember web site is www.dougfindsbooks.com


Best regards to one and all. Support your local bookshop ! There are fewer and fewer still open these days. Such is the progress of modern(and with very high rents!) shopping facilities.

Thank you for your continued support.


Doug


Doug's Books

May 2017



2017-05-03