New Releases (25)

Losing The Silver Spoon

ISBN: 9780473504397

Author: James Wilson    Publisher: Henry Elworthy Publishers

This us a rollicking tale of the highs and lows of a life well lived. Born into a life of privilege, James Wilson was always too free-thinking to be kept down o...


This us a rollicking tale of the highs and lows of a life well lived. Born into a life of privilege, James Wilson was always too free-thinking to be kept down on the farm, content to follow in his ancestors' footsteps. Slowly but determinedly he pulled away from tradition and set off on his own sometimes rocky and precarious path. Ten years at elite boarding schools didn't snuff out his dreams of adventure, which subsequently found him travelling across the Sahara desert and down the length of Africa in a little Mini, and later upifting his wife and four children to work as a farm advisor on a cattle farm in Malaysia. Back home again, he turned the farming over to his long-suffering wife Barbie and embarked on a career as an inventor and entrepreneur, with some successful - and occasionally disastrous - results. Eventually the family farm was sold and Barbie and James have carved out a new active life in the Marlborough Sounds. James's ride through life has been a rollercoaster, but he has few regrets and the proverbial silver spoon is now but a faint memory.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 152 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2020


$35.00
The Claim

ISBN: 9781910453735

Author: David Briggs    Publisher: Red Door Press

Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 Evan Cadwallader comes across the almost dead body of a young woman while panning for gold at his inherited claim in t...


Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 Evan Cadwallader comes across the almost dead body of a young woman while panning for gold at his inherited claim in the foothills of New Zealand's southern Alps. He carries her back to his cottage and as he nurses her back to health, gradually pieces together the story of her life. Evan is torn between his growing feelings for Addie and the pull of his claim, but as the gold begins to flow, they draw ever closer to each other and for a few glorious weeks they thrive. But, like the weather, all must break and what started out blissfully, soon turns sinister. Set during one claustrophobic summer, against a remote and beautiful backdrop, this is a novel about love, loss and companionship that will shimmer under the surface of your thoughts for months to come.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 295


Dimensions: 126 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$27.99
The Fell

ISBN: 9781910453742

Author: Robert Jenkins    Publisher: Red Door Press

Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 In an unspecified time and location, an unnamed boy is living what he feels to be an idyllic life in the faded and pe...


Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 In an unspecified time and location, an unnamed boy is living what he feels to be an idyllic life in the faded and peeling Lido where his father is a lifeguard. He idolises his father - never more so than when he saves the life of a suicidal man - and he comes to believe that heroism is all. The arrest of his sister Lilly later that summer brings the halcyon days to an abrupt end, and his family is torn apart, with Lilly sent to jail and the boy set to a boarding house for dysfunctional boys, far away from his home - The Fell. He is young and afraid but the boys in the home become his family and they band together against their enemies, both real and imagined, they become family. The boy is an unreliable narrator, seeing the world and his place in it through a unique lens. He meets ghosts, hears voices and battles his fears but never questions his own version of reality. Anger spills over when he hears the girl he loves referred to as a twenty-dollar-whore and his actions lead him to run from The Fell. And run, And run...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 325


Dimensions: 126 x 198 mm


$27.99
Bonsai Growing in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473333355

Author: Beverley Van    Publisher: Beverley Van

Reprinted 2020 The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent ...


Reprinted 2020 The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent times that bonsai have come to be grown in practically every part of the world. Today with almost daily advances in technology, it is reassuring ti know that there are still pursuits that can provide an opportunity for people to get away form the stresses of everyday life. Bonsai is one of them. You may be an absolute beginner or you could have been working on your bonsai for some time. Whichever the case, the hope that this book will help you to avoid some of the pitfalls encountered in earlier days. No matter if you grow six or sixty bonsai you will find that growing and developing your bonsai will give you great satisfaction and a renewed awareness of the beauty of nature.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 170


Dimensions: 212 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2015


$49.99
The Radicals

ISBN: 9780473436001

Author: Marolyn Krasner   

After twenty-five years of extremist feminist activism, D is on probation for assaulting homophobes and she is becoming something she never wanted to be: respec...


After twenty-five years of extremist feminist activism, D is on probation for assaulting homophobes and she is becoming something she never wanted to be: respectable. D’s mom and girlfriend hope her life as leader of the feminist collective Pussy Power is over, but D feels like a failure. When she finds out her estranged father has jumped on the white power bandwagon and is sharing the personal details of marginalized people on his badly designed website, she reconnects with her toxic Pussy Power cofounder and triggers a chain of events that causes her new life to implode, which is very bad, but is also exactly what she wants.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 29-02-2020


$25.00
The Lifers

ISBN: 9781988592077

Author: Michael Steven    Publisher: Otago University Press

From Sean Macgregor's lounge occupied by stoned youths, to three bank robbers en route to the Penrose ANZ, Michael Steven's second collection presents his clear...


From Sean Macgregor's lounge occupied by stoned youths, to three bank robbers en route to the Penrose ANZ, Michael Steven's second collection presents his clear, clean vision of 'the lifers' who inhabit these islands and beyond.A generation's subterranean memories of post-Rogernomics New Zealand are a linking thread, in the decades straddling the millennium, while other poems echo with the ghostly voices of the dead, disappeared and forgotten. Steven's writing neither patronises nor romanticises in its intricate depictions of small worlds of violence, despair, love and struggle. Always it refers back to the redemption of human connection as its magnetic pole.Dawn is a fire show of gold and hot white, blasting the darkness off the isthmus.In two hours, I will land in your city.I am made of atoms and they are dancing.


Pages: 92


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2020


Tags: New Release   Poetry
$27.50
I'm Joking

ISBN: 9780995121027

Author: Tom E Moffatt   

Giggle yourself silly with over 500 original jokes by Tom E Moffatt: author of Children's Laughter. These brand-spanking-new jokes are a great way to freshen up...


Giggle yourself silly with over 500 original jokes by Tom E Moffatt: author of Children's Laughter. These brand-spanking-new jokes are a great way to freshen up your joke repertoire and change that broken record. Brimming with squeeky-clean family fun, amusing introductions from the author and hilarious illustrations throughout... I'm Joking makes the perfect gift for children aged 8 and up.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 236


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$19.99
Into The Labyrinth (Dreamweavers Book 2)

ISBN: 9780473505479

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was...


A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was a long-awaited-for Dreamweaver are terrifyingly close to breaking free – so close that even in the waking world she can hear their efforts to crack their giant glass dome prison. Veila the Dreamcharmer is training her to use her powers, but Awa is impatient, distracted and still struggling with anxiety in her waking life. Yet, the threat grows stronger. She learns from Veila and the Priestess Tree that she must find the mysterious Dreamrealm labyrinth in order to master her powers and learn to alchemise the fragments before they can do more harm.   Even with the training and the guidance she’s received, can she succeed in her quest and defeat them before the marvellous Dreamrealm is destroyed?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.99
Where Do The Pine Trees Go?

ISBN: 9780473505509

Authors: Erica Kinder, Mikis van Geffen    Publisher: Southern North Island Wood Council

One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a...


One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a logging machine. Fred is horrified but soon learns all about harvesting, replanting and the wonderful uses and benefits trees have. This book contains facts from the Forestry Sector in New Zealand and depicts part of the story of our renewable resource, along with the industry that cares for its growth and use. There is also hidden wooden objects on each page to try and find. Check the key on the last page to see if you found them all. At the end is also a word find, colouring, a maze, and some forestry facts about New Zealand


Bind: paperback


Pages: 34


Dimensions: 220 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$19.99
Alcohol : A Dangerous Love Affair

ISBN: 9780473503215

Authors: George A F Seber, D Graeme Woodfield    Publisher: Wild Side Publishing

An in-depth study of the effects of alcohol on users, the community, the nation of New Zealand, and globally Written for anyone interested in alcohol, as even m...


An in-depth study of the effects of alcohol on users, the community, the nation of New Zealand, and globally Written for anyone interested in alcohol, as even moderate drinkers are at health risk. The data available is enormous, but we are left with the impression that our political peers have conveniently ignored this elephant in the room. This compendium of verified data on alcohol examines nearly every aspect of its involvement in our lives, our community, our country, and globally. Alcohol is highly addictive and can destroy a person’s life. The nature of the addiction is described, and how it affects the brain. Some tips for low risk drinking are given as well as strategies for controlling alcohol consumption.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 02-04-2020


$39.99
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