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Landfall 236

ISBN: 9781988531557

Author: Emma Neale    Publisher: Otago University Press

SELLING POINTS • Results and winning essay from the Landfall Essay Competition 2018 • Results from Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2018 FEATURED ...


SELLING POINTS • Results and winning essay from the Landfall Essay Competition 2018 • Results from Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2018 FEATURED ARTISTS John Z Robinson, Justin Spiers, Susan Te Kahurangi King AWARDS & COMPETITIONS Results and winning essays from the Landfall Essay Competition 2018, with judge’s report by Emma Neale, and results from the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2018, with judge’s report by David Eggleton WRITERS Philip Armstrong, Jane Arthur, Tusiata Avia, Antonia Bale, Tony Beyer, Victor Billot, Madeleine Child, Thom Conroy, Jodie Dalgleish, Doc Drumheller, Breton Dukes, Ciaran Fox, David Gregory, Michael Hall, René Harrison, Siobhan Harvey, Trevor Hayes, Kerry Hines, Joy Holley, Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod, Megan Kitching, Jessica Le Bas, Therese Lloyd, Jess MacKenzie, Frankie McMillan, Alice Miller, Michael Mintrom, Lissa Moore, James Norcliffe, Heidi North, Jilly O’Brien, Vincent O’Sullivan, Aiwa Pooamorn, John Prins, Lindsay Rabbitt, essa may ranapiri, Sudha Rao, Richard Reeve, Harry Ricketts, Alan Roddick, Derek Schulz, Di Starrenburg, Jillian Sullivan, John Summers, Jasmine Taylor, Angela Trolove, Iain Twiddy, Bryan Walpert, Susan Wardell, Rose Whitau, C.A.J. Williams, Briar Wood, Helen Yong REVIEWS Landfall Review Online: books recently reviewed Mark Broatch on This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman Tom Brooking on Strangers Arrive by Leonard Bell Janet Charman on Telling the Real Story by Erin Mercer Gail Pittaway on Gabriel’s Bay by Catherine Roberston Gina Cole on Free Love by Sia Figiel Michael Harlow on Athens to Aotearoa, eds. Diana Burton, Simon Perris and Jeff Tatum Emma Gattey, Awhina Clarke-Tahana and Jacinta Ruru on Juridical Encounters by Shaunnagh Dorsett Published with the assistance of Creative New Zealand Order


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 215 x 165 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2018


$30.00
Stand For All Time

ISBN: 9780473450755

Author: Anna Rogers    Publisher: Friends of The Nurses Memorial Chapel

Among the thousands of New Zealand deaths in the First World War, the 32 caused by the 1915 sinking of the Marquette were particularly poignant, shocking – an...


Among the thousands of New Zealand deaths in the First World War, the 32 caused by the 1915 sinking of the Marquette were particularly poignant, shocking – and scandalous. Along with a British ammunition column, No. 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital sailed from Egypt bound for Salonika on 19 October. Not marked as a hospital ship and therefore vulnerable to German U-boat attack, the Marquette was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea on the morning of 23 October. Ten New Zealand nurses and 22 mostly Medical Corps men died. Several more were injured, some severely. And the disaster was entirely avoidable: medical personnel should never have been onboard. The Nurses’ Memorial Chapel in Christchurch honours the three local nurses who were lost in the sinking. It is the country’s first hospital chapel and its only memorial chapel to women who perished in all wars or in the 1918 influenza epidemic. It is thought to be the only purpose-built hospital chapel in the world that commemorates nurses who died in the Great War. Yet this lovely building was twice threatened with demolition in the 20th century and only survived thanks to a passionate, hard-fought campaign. Then came bad damage in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010–11, followed by superb restoration and reopening in 2018. This vivid, compelling and attractive book tells the story of the Marquette sinking, and the scandal surrounding it, and of the creation of the chapel and the challenges it has faced. It will help to ensure that tragedy of the Marquette, the names of those who died and the special building that honours them, will never be forgotten but stand for all time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2018


$49.95
Grandzilla

ISBN: 9780473448486

Author: Lisa Williams    Publisher: Lisa Williams

Tillie and Tessa: the real estate mogul and the burgeoning activist; the embittered widow and the girl grieving her grandpa; one apparently friendless, the othe...


Tillie and Tessa: the real estate mogul and the burgeoning activist; the embittered widow and the girl grieving her grandpa; one apparently friendless, the other falling in love. The one thing they do agree on? They really, really don’t like each other. But little does Tessa know that her capitalist monster grandmother has a radical past – and it’s literally about to show up on her doorstep. In a summer of love and politics, clashes are certain… Moving between Cold War West Berlin in the turbulent 1960s and the contemporary American west, this is a warm-hearted tale about growing up, growing old, and getting woke.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$28.00
Reo Pepi Calendar 2019

ISBN: 0797776859580

Author: Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson    Publisher: Reo Pepi

The 2019 Calendar - Wataka from Reo Pepi Full colour illustrations, featuring NZ holidays in English and Te Reo Maori, plus phases of Te Marama - The Moon.


The 2019 Calendar - Wataka from Reo Pepi Full colour illustrations, featuring NZ holidays in English and Te Reo Maori, plus phases of Te Marama - The Moon.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 13


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2018


$17.99
TWR & Jaguar's V12 Prototype Sports Cars

ISBN: 9780473442552

Author: Allan Scott    Publisher: ASM Publishing

This is the author's third book in his series on Tom Walkinshaw Racing teams that cover his 15 years as Engine Division Manager and designer of that company's m...


This is the author's third book in his series on Tom Walkinshaw Racing teams that cover his 15 years as Engine Division Manager and designer of that company's many race winning engines. After instigating the fledging TWR's team's beginnings in engine development as its sole engineer in 1979, TWR's Engine Division had rapidly grown in size producing successes for Mazda, Rover and Jaguar in saloon car racing. Jaguar then commissioned an engine development programme to allow TWR's entry into the highly competitive arena of World Prototype Sports Car racing, the author then developed the Jaguar based V12 racing engines to go up against Germany's undisputed world leader in sports car racing at the time - Porsche. From those modest beginnings, TWR would bring about the end of Porsche's World Sports Car domination that in the process took TWR and Jaguar to two World Championships and double victories in both the Le Mans and Daytona 24 Hour endurance events. This is the story of how it was done.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


$89.99
A Colonist's Gaze : The Life of Charles Rooking Carter

ISBN: 9780992247584

Author: John E Martin    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

This fascinating biography of Charles Rooking Carter connects the English Victorian world and colonial New Zealand, particularly Wellington and the Wairarapa. I...


This fascinating biography of Charles Rooking Carter connects the English Victorian world and colonial New Zealand, particularly Wellington and the Wairarapa. It also, through Carter’s colonial ‘gaze’ reflected in his writings, draws out the contrast between the old world of Europe and the new antipodean world.From humble origins in England, Carter emigrated to Wellington in 1850 where he worked as a builder, contractor and architect, becoming a foremost contributor to the town’s development of harbour reclamation and public buildings. In the Wairarapa he promoted the settlement of working settlers on the land, was acknowledged for his work by having the town of Carterton named after him, and founded a large estate on the Taratahi Plain. Elected to political office, he served the province of Wellington and the Wairarapa well, assisting in Wellington becoming the capital of New Zealand in 1865. When he returned to London he continued to promote New Zealand’s interests. Carter’s considerable legacy included his generous philanthropic support of Carterton, in particular the establishment of the Carter Home, his donation of the fabulous Carter Collection of books to the Colonial Museum (Te Papa), and his bequest to the Carter Observatory in Wellington.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 328


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2018


$39.50
Just Like Kiwicorn

ISBN: 9780994136466

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Mini Board Book by Kat Merewether From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series. Based on the international favourite...


Mini Board Book by Kat Merewether From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series. Based on the international favourite, ‘Kiwicorn’. A ridiculously cute (and funny) book about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and simple writing can help parents and caregivers to convey the important message that we’re all different from each other, and being different is awesome! Also to promote a love of reading from a very young age. The Just Like Kiwicorn board book has been designed as a ‘first read’, and as a introduction to the more complex Kiwicorn title. It is matte laminated throughout, with thick board pages, perfect for small, sticky fingers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 100 x 100 mm


Publication Date: 12-11-2018


$10.99
Winged Helmet White Horse

ISBN: 9780473443467

Author: Karyn Hay    Publisher: Esom House Press

Following the success of Karyn Hay’s historical fiction novel, The March of the Foxgloves, Karyn returns with Winged Helmet, White Horse – more reminiscen...


Following the success of Karyn Hay’s historical fiction novel, The March of the Foxgloves, Karyn returns with Winged Helmet, White Horse – more reminiscent in style of her debut, Emerald Budgies. Set in contemporary London, Winged Helmet, White Horse is a darkly comic psychological drama. Tim has mastered the art of subordination; to his job, his wife, and even his daughter. Having written one critically acclaimed book of poetry he is struggling to write a second, while his wife, Natasha, who is into “positive affirmations”, and spending money, has plans of her own. As Tim stumbles through the social landscape of suburban London, trying to give up alcohol and gain some control over his life, he makes several disturbing discoveries; ultimately concluding that he is not in control of anything, and that it’s all been a terrible, deadly illusion.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$35.00
That Terrible Time

ISBN: 9780473447496

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Hawthorne Press

New Zealand's worst public health disaster occurred in November 1918 when around 9000 people died in the so-called "Spanish" influenza pandemic. Here are the vo...


New Zealand's worst public health disaster occurred in November 1918 when around 9000 people died in the so-called "Spanish" influenza pandemic. Here are the voices of 110 survivors describing what they saw and what happened to them in that terrible time when the victims' bodies turned black. Meticulously researched by Dr Geoffrey Rice Emeritus Professor of History and author of Black November (2005) and Black Flu 1918 (2017).


Bind: paperback


Pages: 188


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2018


$24.99
The Kaikoura Job : Rebuilding KiwiRail's Main North Line

ISBN: 9780908573967

Author: Rob Merrifield    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Ka...


The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Kaikoura Job". This is the story of the scenic coastal line, from its early beginnings through to the reconstruction efforts following the devastating 2016 earthquake. Lavishly illustrated with historical photos and those taken recently in 2018.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 134


Dimensions: 210 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$44.00
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