New Releases (41)

The Other Sister

ISBN: 9780473579579

Author: Philippa Werry    Publisher: Pipi Press

When I set off in my brand-new uniform, I imagined everyone thinking: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her smart-girl scholarship.” Or maybe: “There goes Til...


When I set off in my brand-new uniform, I imagined everyone thinking: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her smart-girl scholarship.” Or maybe: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her poor-person’s scholarship because her family can’t afford the fees, and she has holes in her shoes.” Or: “There goes Tilly Thomas, she’s not as smart as she thinks she is.” Tilly Thomas dreams of doing something remarkable. Her big sister, Beaty, became the town’s first telegram girl during the grim years of World War One, and now Tilly wants to make her mark too. January 1920 heralds the start of a new decade, promising fresh opportunities for girls like Tilly. But her dreams seem impossible to reach, outweighed by all the things that girls can’t or aren’t supposed to do. The war is over, but its shadow still darkens the town. Returned servicemen struggle to fit back into their old lives. Some have shell shock while others are crippled or blinded. Tilly must work out what it means to grow up in a world shattered by war and a pandemic, in a society where opportunities for women are still hard-won. And, like any fourteen year-old, she faces uncertainty and confusion about what sort of person she wants to be, how to get there, and how to believe in herself.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2021


$25.00
Crimetime : From Undercover Cop to International Investigator

ISBN: 9780995143869

Author: Mark Van Leewarden    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

“We think you’re the type of joker who would suit working undercover. No controls, out there doing deals and drinking piss.” And with that the young beat ...


“We think you’re the type of joker who would suit working undercover. No controls, out there doing deals and drinking piss.” And with that the young beat cop shed what was left of his uniform and slid into the underworld of strippers, junkies, crooks and gangsters. Codename: Emu. Mission: to take out hardened criminals. What could possibly go wrong? This is the true story of a Kiwi cop who survives the dangerous double life of an undercover agent and goes on to become New Zealand’s most successful international fraud investigator. Along the way he is a key figure in a murder, weathers multiple contract hits, finds true love, gains a law degree, tangles with the Russian mafia, and continues to nail the bad guys, the con artists, the career criminals, wherever he finds them. And he still keeps a shottie under the bed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2021


$45.00
Hellzapoppin'! : The Art of Flying Nun

ISBN: 9781877375705

Author: Peter Vangioni    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork an...


Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork and design, film, record covers, posters and photography from the label’s early years. From rare collectible records and vintage posters to original artworks and paste-up designs, this book explores the art and artists behind some of New Zealand’s favourite bands. Entertaining essays from Peter Vangioni, Kath Webster, Russell Brown and Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd will be interspersed with brief interview-style contributions from some of the people responsible for creating the art of the label. Heavily illustrated, it will feature original artwork for the records and posters, photography from the archives, and rarely seen vinyl releases and posters. The Flying Nun aesthetic was foundational to a generation of impressionable young creators and agitators. By talking to the people responsible, this book will burst a few enduring myths, and maybe start some new ones.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 92


Dimensions: 270 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2021


$39.00
Antarctica : A Continent of Wonder

ISBN: 9783791374567

Author: Mario Cuesta Hernando    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Antarctica was only discovered 200 years ago and since its discovery, explorers, sailors, and scientists have been travelling to the world's only uninhabited co...


Antarctica was only discovered 200 years ago and since its discovery, explorers, sailors, and scientists have been travelling to the world's only uninhabited continent to learn all they can about its icy environment. This book follows the story of a group of researchers on their half-year stay in Antarctica. Their goal was to examine the animals, plants, atmosphere, weather, and fossils in the area. Through full-page illustrations, children will experience the work and life of these explorers and scientists as they study penguins, whales, and seals, measure the depth of the ice, chart wind speeds of up to 186 mph (300km/h), examine old volcanoes, and withstand some of the lowest temperatures ever recorded. Kids will also learn about Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott, the legendary explorers who first set foot on Antarctica. Equal parts thrilling adventure and in-depth exploration, this book is an unforgettable illustrated expedition to Antarctica that is sure to satisfy the boldest bedtime traveler.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 285 x 355 mm


Publication Date: 26-03-2021


$45.00
The Pink Jumpsuit : Short Fictions, Tall Truths

ISBN: 9780995132993

Author: Emma Neale    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

In Emma Neale’s first collection of short fiction, the tales range from the surreal to the real; from the true to the tall. This collection includes some of h...


In Emma Neale’s first collection of short fiction, the tales range from the surreal to the real; from the true to the tall. This collection includes some of her internationally recognised flash fiction and more extended examinations of the eerie gaps and odd swerves in intimate relationships. There are confidence tricksters, compulsive liars, emotional turn-coats, the pulse of jumbled childhood memory still felt in adult life, the weird metamorphosis of fantasy hardening into reality. A woman meets up with an ex-lover after twenty years, to be told an outrageous secret; a mother takes her ailing son to a doctor for an undocumented condition; a bride is left at the altar; a brother and sister reel from a family tragedy decades after the event; a children’s birthday party turns all Queen of the Flies; a hidden family legacy appears in a grand-daughter’s strange affliction. From everyday realism to the speculative and imaginary, recurring motifs in these stories (the scientist father; the mystery of identity even within families; what we can’t know about even those closest to us) toy with the boundaries between memory and the unknown: the blending of the real and the invented.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2021


$35.00
Bill Hammond : Across the Evening Sky

ISBN: 9781877375675

Author: Peter Vangioni    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa’s art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes...


Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa’s art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes empty of human inhabitants have mesmerised audiences for three decades. This book shows the artist at his finest. Features: • An exclusive interview between the legendary Bill Hammond and fellow artist Tony de Lautour. • Engaging, readable texts by Rachael King, Nic Low, Paul Scofield, Ariana Tikao and Peter Vangioni. • Huge images and details of some of Hammond’s finest paintings. • Responses to Hammond’s practice by artists including Fiona Pardington, Marlon Williams and Shane Cotton among others. Produced by the same team who made Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning, which won Best Illustrated Book at the New Zealand Book Awards, and Best Book at the Publishers Association Book Awards.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 27-08-2021


$69.99
The Rolling Stones Updated Edition

ISBN: 9783836582087

Author: Reuel Golden    Publisher: Taschen

The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their almost 60-year career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics a...


The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their almost 60-year career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory. With their mesmerizing on- and off-stage presence, the Stones set the standard for how a rock band should sound, pose, pout, and behave. They were the first to instinctively understand that what you looked like was as important as the music, and that photography had a vital role in promoting that image. "The clothes and the hair are always impeccable," describes author Luc Sante. "They were playing themselves, but with such consistent finesse you knew they were instinctively aware of the camera and how good they will look in the photos." Unsurprisingly many of the greatest photographers in the history of the medium wanted to take their picture. Produced in close collaboration with the band, this updated edition charts the Stones' remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle in over 450 pages of photographs and illustrations, gathered from archives all over the world. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones' own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to their story. For Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie this is their official photographic record. Features: Over 450 pages of incredible images from some of the world's greatest photographers, including David Bailey, Annie Leibovitz, Cecil Beaton, Anton Corbijn, Herb Ritts, Albert Watson, Andy Warhol, David LaChapelle, Peter Beard, Helmut Newton, Bent Rej, Gered Mankowitz, and Norman Parkinson. Essays from award-winning writers David Dalton, Waldemar Januszczak, and Luc Sante Appendix including the Stones in the media, a Stones timeline, a discography, and photographers' biographies


Bind: hardback


Pages: 466


Dimensions: 300 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2020


Tags: New Release   March 2021   History   Music
$180.00
Magic Beans : The Untold Story

ISBN: 9780473577797

Author: Terrence Bull    Publisher: Woo Publishing

Take a journey with Jack as he is taught the twelve magic beans by the wise old man... He then offered Jack a trade: the cow for some magic beans. He explained ...


Take a journey with Jack as he is taught the twelve magic beans by the wise old man... He then offered Jack a trade: the cow for some magic beans. He explained that these magic beans would give Jack the knowledge and understanding he needed to become as rich as him. He said, “Boy, I can show you how to take this fine piece to the market and get back the business the large factory took from your family—and so much more. In fact, someday you will become so rich that you will never have to work again. Just like me, you can sit under this lovely old tree and enjoy the hum of the market making you money without even having to step a foot inside it.” “No capital, struggling with debt, lack of staff, time and sales— sound familiar? That was us. A radical change of thinking led to explosive growth and going global. We call it Magic Beans.” ~ Terrence Bull


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 16-08-2021


$35.00
Polynesia 900 - 1600: An overview of the history of Aotearoa, Rekohu, and Rapa Nui

ISBN: 9781988503233

Author: Madi Williams    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This book provides a concise introduction to the history of South Polynesia during the period typically defined as the ‘Middle Ages’ by western historians, ...


This book provides a concise introduction to the history of South Polynesia during the period typically defined as the ‘Middle Ages’ by western historians, focusing on Aotearoa New Zealand, Rēkohu (Chatham Islands), and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Written in response to a wider global approach to medieval history, it offers a fresh perspective on the history of the region during that period. The comparative study of the southern Polynesian islands and Rapa Nui provides a thematic examination in order to avoid forcing the region’s history into a linear Western chronology. Themes of movement and migration, adaptation and change, and development and expansion offer an optimal means of understanding Polynesia during this period, in an account that incorporates oral traditions, historical analysis and archaeology. Drawing together a wide range of research from past and present scholars the book provides an accessible introduction both for students and for the general reader interested in the long history of these islands. Madi Williams (Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Rangitāne o Wairau) is a lecturer at the University of Canterbury where she researches the boundaries of history and the inclusion of Indigenous and non-Western perspectives in Aotearoa New Zealand and South Pacific histories. Madi is the recipient of a 2021 Judith Binney Writing Award, which will help her prepare a book based on her PhD thesis on the histories of Ngāti Kuia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 94


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2021


$24.99
2022 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar

ISBN: 0746935809348

Author: Dave Mitchell   

There is absolutely nothing so inspiring, worthwhile or satisfying as your last mountain biking adventure, except of course the next mountain biking adventure, ...


There is absolutely nothing so inspiring, worthwhile or satisfying as your last mountain biking adventure, except of course the next mountain biking adventure, regardless of how it unfolds. Mountain biking is life, the rest is detail. The 2022 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar by renowned mountain biker and photographer Dave Mitchell presents fabulous colour photographs capturing the essence of off-road biking in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 340 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2021


Tags: New Release   April 2021   Calendars
$19.99
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