10% off all books and free delivery over £40
Buy from our bookstore and 25% of the cover price will be given to a school of your choice to buy more books.

The Promise

"Brutal emotional truths hit home in Damon Galgut’s deft, powerful story of a diminished family and a troubled land"

View All Editions

£16.99 £15.29

In Stock. Same day dispatch on orders before 3pm.

Add To Wishlist
Write A Review

LoveReading Says

LoveReading Says

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize - A Reader's Review

This one felt a bit personal to me, having just moved back from 8 years living in Cape Town. I love Damon Galgut and I've read a few of his books, and he's from Cape Town, so I hope he wins (yay, he won!). It's undeniably well written and the characters buzz, and even amuse, but it's South Africa at its dismal apartheid and post-apartheid bleakness..South Africa as much of the rest of the world see it. Much of which is even, sadly, undeniably accurate, but at the same time not accurate...or at least there's much more to it when you live there and know it. What I'm trying to say I guess is that I loved it, but it also made me feel sad, and somewhat homesick to see South Africa through foreigners' eyes again now I'm no longer there. - Tanya Carus

Find out more about the 2021 Booker Prize Winner & Shortlist

LoveReading

Audiobooks of the Month

Find This Book In

Primary Genre Literary Fiction
Other Genres:
Recommendations:

About

Press Reviews

Author

You Might Also Like...

Tasting Sunlight

Ewald Arenz

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

Lessons

Ian McEwan

Hardback

Pre-order. 13th September

£18.00 £20.00

The Queen of Dirt Island

Donal Ryan

Hardback

Pre-order. 18th August

£13.49 £14.99

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

Maddie Mortimer

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

One Last Time

Helga Flatland

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99