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Constant Radical - The Life and Times of Sue Bradford

ISBN: 9780994136008

Author: Jenny Chamberlain    Publisher: Fraser Books

Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father’s side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroot...


Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father’s side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroots New Zild twang, she was raised in Auckland by middle class, bohemian intellectuals and survived a childhood made difficult by her brilliant but domineering father. Fast forward through the tumultuous Vietnam War protest era, the 1981 Springbok Tour and 16 years in the invisible community sector where she became, with husband Bill, a loud voice and a highly effective organiser for society’s marginalised, and Sue suddenly and unexpectedly found herself in Parliament. From December 1999, as a hardworking, and much admired Green MP she managed a hefty portfolio and succeeded in getting three member’s bills into legislation, including her contentious bill to amend section 59 of the Crimes Act. Her mainstream political career ended, abruptly and disappointingly, five months after she lost the May 2009 Green Party co-leadership contest. Subsequently she achieved a PhD and transformed herself into Dr Sue Bradford -- activist and academic. Her readable thesis on the need for a major left wing think tank in Aotearoa has been downloaded in full almost 3,000 times and Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA), the infant left think tank she set up as a result, is growing lustily. Sue Bradford is still evolving but in terms of what matters most, her core social justice principles, she remains constant.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 170 x 240 x 25 mm


Publication Date: 03-07-2017


$39.50
Small Homes, Grand Living

ISBN: 9783899556988

Publisher: Gestalten

Small Homes, Grand Living’s assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of s...


Small Homes, Grand Living’s assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. Designers, architects, and innovative inhabitants seek new ways of creating a home that is just as comfortable as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Where does one stow clothing, bicycles, suitcases, or bed linens? Where is the perfect place for the desk, bed, or couch? How does one use less square meters more effectively? Compact flats perched atop the roofs on high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. Stairs that cleverly transform into wardrobes. A collection of cozy cocoons shows the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Small Homes, Grand Living offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants' imaginations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


$95.00
Alzheimer's and a Spoon

ISBN: 9780947522988

Author: Liz Breslin    Publisher: Otago University Press

when life gives you spoons, demand a refund, an inquiry when life gives you spoons, scoop the innards, carve a heart when life gives you spoons, collect a set A...


when life gives you spoons, demand a refund, an inquiry when life gives you spoons, scoop the innards, carve a heart when life gives you spoons, collect a set Alzheimer’s and a Spoon takes its readers on a tangled trip. Public stories – a conversation at the Castle of the Insane, online quizzes to determine if you’re mostly meercat or Hufflepuff. #stainlessteelkudos. Personal tales, of Liz’s babcia, a devout Catholic and a soldier in the Warsaw Uprising, who spent her last years with Alzheimer’s disease. There is much to remember that she so badly wanted to forget. What do you do when life gives you spoons?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 155 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2017


$25.00
Revenge of the Rich

ISBN: 9781927145975

Author: Austin Mitchell    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

In his down-to-earth and lively style, Mitchell, who experienced politics first-hand as a long-serving Labour MP for Grimsby, denounces the economic policy of t...


In his down-to-earth and lively style, Mitchell, who experienced politics first-hand as a long-serving Labour MP for Grimsby, denounces the economic policy of the last three decades as “a long march down Dead-End Street” – a neoliberal experiment that has benefitted the rich and eroded the “good society” with its welfare state and governments’ commitment to the betterment of the people. He charts the development of a neoliberal creed, market-driven and with governments devoted instead to efficiency, cost-cutting and austerity at the people’s expense, and draws parallels between Thatcherism in the United Kingdom, Rogernomics in New Zealand, and all that came after them. Mitchell observes how neoliberalism has failed to deliver on its promises, including that of the “trickle-down” effect, resulting in much greater inequality in both countries. Ultimately, he finds useful lessons in its failure and possible pointers to a fairer society for all.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 116


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$25.00
The Lost Taonga

ISBN: 9780994130464

Author: Edmund Bohan    Publisher: Lucano

Their Taonga: Ngai Tahu’s ancient and sacred treasure. Everybody covets it. When it is stolen, the ancestors start wreaking havoc. The curse destroys people...


Their Taonga: Ngai Tahu’s ancient and sacred treasure. Everybody covets it. When it is stolen, the ancestors start wreaking havoc. The curse destroys people’s lives. Boats are overturned, babies die at birth, throats are slit. It must be returned to appease the ancestors. It has drawn Countess Margarita Szechnyi and Boyland the Collector, otherwise known as the Butcher of Warsaw, together into a web of murder, intrigue, love and deceit. Inspector O’Rorke is pushed into the case, along with his good friend Colonel Henry Jamieson and Henare Greaves as they attempt to return the Taonga to its rightful place. Starting in the secret caves of Murihiku in New Zealand’s South Island in 1883, then travelling to South America, on to London, then over to the Greek Isles, this book keeps the reader intrigued right through to the gripping climax. This is the sixth in Edmund Bohan’s gripping series of Inspector O’Rorke novels.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 152 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$35.00
The Ones Who Keep Quiet

ISBN: 9780947522445

Author: David Howard    Publisher: Otago University Press

The ones who keep quiet for the longest are the dead, yet there are echoes of them everywhere. A turn of the head brings a glimpse of a Victorian banker retriev...


The ones who keep quiet for the longest are the dead, yet there are echoes of them everywhere. A turn of the head brings a glimpse of a Victorian banker retrieving his top hat from the gutter. A walk across a bridge lets you pass the ghosts of a Catholic saint, a Marxist martyr, and a boy with a tin drum. The dead are there to be heard; they are also listening to you. The Ones Who Keep Quiet showcases David Howard’s ability to give our world a metaphysical mulling, which he achieves with memorable lyricism and an edgy attention to questions of identity and time, silence and isolation. Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award judge Emma Neale noted this new collection’s extraordinary range, from mordant puns and verse drama to unexpected polyphonic juxtapositions, ‘as if the poems have been internally pleated’. In his judder-bar voice, Dad pulls up Mum: ‘It’s good enough for the likes of us.’ Awake to the dream of a state house, the sound of an egg beater inside that dream; on orange formica, the second-best tea set; three ducks above a coke fire steaming smalls. My sister plaits her hair – ‘Fuck, let’s go to the shops so someone will talk to us.’


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 150 x 235 mm


$25.00
Polly Plum

ISBN: 9780947522476

Author: Jenny Coleman    Publisher: Otago University Press

Polly Plum is a biography of one of New Zealand’s earliest feminists, Mary Ann Colclough, whose publicly voiced opinions saw her described in the nineteenth c...


Polly Plum is a biography of one of New Zealand’s earliest feminists, Mary Ann Colclough, whose publicly voiced opinions saw her described in the nineteenth century as ‘our own little stray strap of a modern female fanatic’. English-born Mary Ann Barnes came to New Zealand in 1857, and soon gained notoriety for her outspokenness on issues relating to women’s position in society. A teacher and also a journalist for the Daily Southern Cross and the Weekly News under the nom de plume ‘Polly Plum’, she also engaged in public debates through the letters to the editor columns, undeterred by becoming ‘the best abused woman in New Zealand in the present day’. In this fine biography, Jenny Coleman argues that Mary Ann Colclough’s contribution to the women’s movement in nineteenth-century New Zealand is at least equal to that of Kate Sheppard. A good two decades ahead of the organised women’s movement, ‘Polly Plum’ began politicising women by writing about the realities of their daily lives, what needed to change and how. Coleman here reclaims Mary Ann Colclough’s place in New Zealand’s feminist history by bringing her life and contributions to a wider audience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 165 x 230 mm


Tags: New Release   Biography   History   New Zealand
$39.95
Riviera Cocktail (Small Format)

ISBN: 9783832769192

Author: Edward Quinn    Publisher: TeNeues

Finally back in print: Edward Quinn’s wonderful collection of 1950s stars and starlets on the French Riviera   No other photographer documented the societal...


Finally back in print: Edward Quinn’s wonderful collection of 1950s stars and starlets on the French Riviera   No other photographer documented the societal and cultural life on the Côte d’Azur of the Golden Fifties so thoroughly, wide awake and with such a fine sense of irony as the Irishman Edward Quinn (1920-1997). In Quinn’s time, protagonists on the French Riviera are film stars and artists, jazz musicians, chansonniers, the aristocracy, shipping magnates, film directors, politicans, pin-up girls and the literati. Edward Quinn moves about freely with artfulness and charm in this glitz-and-glamour world and his view of it is unmistakable. Quinn does not compromise his subjects and time and again allows the observer to anticipate the private side: a young and equally unknown Brigitte Bardot, Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas leaving a night club, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier at their first meeting, Audrey Hepburn at the beginning of her career, Sophia Loren in her hotel suite. In a comparable measure, Pablo Picasso allowed no other photographer the same access to his private life as to his longtime friend Eward Quinn. Enjoy this delightful, photographic cocktail of individual eloquence.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 156


Dimensions: 250 x 310 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$69.99
It's My Type

ISBN: 9789881470416

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Gingko Press

Type designers are fanatical, living, breathing and eating type as they strive to create fonts capable of withstanding the test of time. This new book aims to b...


Type designers are fanatical, living, breathing and eating type as they strive to create fonts capable of withstanding the test of time. This new book aims to be the definitive resource for aspiring typographers, with profiles and interviews of ten internationally renowned typeface designers on the state of typography. While they work with different alphabets or characters — Roman, Cyrillic and Chinese — they share a common bond as they work to improve visual communication. Also included is a showcase of contemporary applications: Typeface in Branding, Artistic Type and The Rhythm of Typeface along with Typeface in the Digital Age and The Commercial Designer’s Typeface Handbook. What’s your type?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$79.99
The Art of Tattoo

ISBN: 9781849539227

Author: Lola Mars    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The Art of Tattoo brings you a stunning collection of the most intricate, unique and exquisite tattoos, from the subtle and delicate to one-of-a-kind whole-body...


The Art of Tattoo brings you a stunning collection of the most intricate, unique and exquisite tattoos, from the subtle and delicate to one-of-a-kind whole-body pieces. Showcasing a range of innovative new styles as well as traditional designs, and packing a punch of colour and charisma, every one of the tattoos in this book is proof that a tattoo is not just ink; it’s art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 146 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2017


$24.99
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