Book List in Order:9 titles

  • Kenneth Makeer – intelligent, South African and black – travels to London to study law where he meets a fellow South African – a white girl – whom he eventually marries. Yet mixed marriages are outlawed in the Union, and so when they return h...


  • The Trap and A Dance in the Sun bring together Jacobson's initial two novels – stories of racial confrontation and social injustice on the South African veld. In The Trap, relations between the white farmers and their black workers are brought on t...


  • The tale of a scandalous affair between a Hapsburg princess and a lowly cavalryman, it was the greatest European scandal of the day: she was Louise of Saxe-Coburg, the wife of a prince, the daughter of King Leopold II of Belgium. Her lover was Second...


  • Timbuktu, Timbuktu contains the winning and short listed stories from the Caine Prize for African Writing 2001. Bringing together writers from Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia and Tunisia, this collection is a showcase of African talent. It follows the p...


  • Lyndhurst, South Africa, is a declining diamond-mining town, much like Kimberley where the author of the novel grew up. As long-term business partners and friends, Mr Fink and Mr Gottlieb find themselves tempted away from the straight and narrow towa...




  • Dan Jacobson retells the age-old, biblical story of the rape of King David's daughter by her brother Amnon. Out of this material he creates a tragic and sardonically humorous novel, wholly modern in spirit and yet true to the time in which it is set....


  • As events switch between London and Switzerland, Jacobson introduces us to a host of vivid and extraordinary characters. Most notable amongst these is London-born Timothy Fogel, a child with the wilful belief that he has been endowed with special pow...