New Releases (40)

The ABCs Of Tidying Up

ISBN: 9788417557034

Author: Natalia Geci    Publisher: Monsa

This book is not a decoration handbook and does not address so-called good or bad taste when it comes to interior design, neither does it seek to deliver a lect...


This book is not a decoration handbook and does not address so-called good or bad taste when it comes to interior design, neither does it seek to deliver a lecture on the latest trends. This book invites the reader to see their home with fresh eyes. It also invites them to carry out an exercise in introspection, to understand how they want to live and what they want from their home. In these pages you will find side-by-side the advice of Marie Kondo and the teachings of Hideko Yamashita through Danshari (a Japanese approach to tidying up).


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$49.99
Women Mean Business

ISBN: 9781988531762

Author: Dr Catherine Bishop    Publisher: Otago University Press

From Kaitaia in Northland to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand’s nineteenth-century towns were full of entrepreneurial women. Contrary to what we might expe...


From Kaitaia in Northland to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand’s nineteenth-century towns were full of entrepreneurial women. Contrary to what we might expect, colonial women were not only wives and mothers or domestic servants. A surprising number ran their own businesses, supporting themselves and their families, sometimes in productive partnership with husbands, but in other cases compensating for a spouse’s incompetence, intemperance, absence – or all three. The pages of this book overflow with the stories of hard-working milliners and dressmakers, teachers, boarding-house keepers and laundresses, colourful publicans, brothelkeepers and travelling performers, along with the odd taxidermist, bootmaker and butcher – and Australasia’s first woman chemist. Then, as now, there was no ‘typical’ businesswoman. They were middle and working class; young and old; Māori and Pākehā; single, married, widowed and sometimes bigamists. Their businesses could be wild successes or dismal failures, lasting just a few months or a lifetime. In this fascinating and entertaining book, award-winning historian Dr Catherine Bishop showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 170 x 240 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


Tags: New Release   Business   Biography   History   New Zealand
$45.00
Chosen Boys

ISBN: 9780994137272

Author: Petra Molloy    Publisher: Escalator Press

How can a community face up to the ultimate betrayal? He wonders how big God’s hand is. If he has an eye that can see the whole world in a glance, his hand mu...


How can a community face up to the ultimate betrayal? He wonders how big God’s hand is. If he has an eye that can see the whole world in a glance, his hand must be big enough to reach out of the sky and pluck him up with his giant fingers. It is 1974 and seven-year-old Jack leads a carefree life, playing in his Auckland street. But when a new priest selects him to train as an altar boy, Jack’s world is imperilled and he shrinks away from his community, his friends and his mother. Chosen Boys explores what happens to a community when they are betrayed by those meant to care for their spiritual wellbeing. Set in a working-class Catholic community against the backdrop of the dawn raids, Molloy’s moving debut novel asks the question: who will act when a predator declares himself ‘another Christ on Earth’?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 340


Dimensions: 130 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2019


$30.00
Diamonds and Toads

ISBN: 9780473480424

Author: Jo Paterson    Publisher: P J Paterson

From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re­envisioned collection of 18 of our f...


From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re­envisioned collection of 18 of our favourite fairy tales challenges outdated gender stereotypes and creates diverse new tales for every girl and boy - regardless of gender, skin colour or sexual orientation. In Diamonds and Toads, a brave princess fights her way through a forest of thorns to place a kiss on the sleeping Briar Rose. The Frog Prince's curse is ultimately undone by another prince who learns not to judge by outward appearances. And a young woman proves she is more than capable of using her wits to save her betrothed as the gender roles are reversed in Jorinda and Joringel. Richly illustrated by some of New Zealand's best loved illustrators and artists, this treasury is sure to become a favourite for a new generation of readers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2019


$39.99
A City Possessed : The Christchurch Civic Creche Case

ISBN: 9781988531854

Author: Lynley Hood    Publisher: Otago University Press

Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand’s most high-profile criminal cases – a story of child sexual a...


Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand’s most high-profile criminal cases – a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allegations made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Crèche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and repeatedly upheld, raises major issues for our justice system and the way we see ourselves. Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Crèche. He has always maintained his innocence, and has gained widespread support for what many see as a miscarriage of justice. This paperback edition comes at a time when Peter Ellis and the Christchurch Civic Crèche case have returned to public attention. In July 2019, a terminally ill Ellis was granted a final appeal to the Supreme Court, scheduled for November 2019.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 620


Dimensions: 130 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2019


Tags: New Release   History   New Zealand
$49.95
Who Is Afraid Of Little Wolf

ISBN: 9783791373812

Author: Yayo Kawamura    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Little Wolf is bored and so he asks some other animals to play. But no one wants to join him - not the squirrel, nor the bunny nor the fox. Their parents have t...


Little Wolf is bored and so he asks some other animals to play. But no one wants to join him - not the squirrel, nor the bunny nor the fox. Their parents have told them not to play with wolves. But when Little Wolf meets a bee, she is brave enough to play and the two have a great time. The other animals see there's nothing to be afraid of and decide to join in. With bold colors and appealing characters, this book packs a powerful lesson about overcoming prejudices and not judging someone before you know them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 200 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$26.99
20 Recipes Kids Should Know

ISBN: 9783791385075

Author: Calista Washburn    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether they're helping stir cake batter or producing their own YouTube cooking channel, kids of all ages are getting increasingly busy in the kitchen. This coo...


Whether they're helping stir cake batter or producing their own YouTube cooking channel, kids of all ages are getting increasingly busy in the kitchen. This cookbook features twenty classic recipes that are fun, healthy, adaptable and easy to prepare. From banana bread and the perfect grilled cheese to breaded chicken and apple pie, each recipe is written in a clear, accessible style that young cooks of every level will be able to follow. The author is a young chef whose love of cooking developed from her own family's food traditions like baking popovers with her grandmother and Sunday-night pizza making. By teaching kids basic recipes that can be adapted in endless ways, this book is the perfect launching pad to finding their way around the kitchen- - or launching their own cooking careers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$38.99
A Brief History of Life on Earth

ISBN: 9783791373737

Author: Clemence Dupont    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s diff...


he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s difficult to grasp the enormous changes life on Earth has undergone since it first came into existence, but this marvelously illustrated book makes learning about our planet’s fascinating history easy and entertaining. In an accordion style, the series of pages take readers through every major geological period, with bright artwork and detailed drawings. Opening on lava-filled oceans and smoking volcanoes, the book unfolds, era by era, to show how life evolved from tiny protozoa and crustaceans to dinosaurs and mammals. Fully expanded to 8 meters (26 feet), this spectacular visual timeline is a very impressive panorama that reveals evolution in all its glory. Each page is brimming with illustrations that readers will turn to again and again. A celebration of life, this extraordinary and beautiful book illuminates the history of Earth for young readers in an unforgettable and delightful way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 76


Dimensions: 220 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$49.99
Birds Of A Feather

ISBN: 9785912083648

Author: Catherine Phillips    Publisher: Arca Publishers

The symbolism surrounding the bird is unequalled by any other creature. Godlike,mysterious, benevolent or evil, they can be associated with fire, with freedom, ...


The symbolism surrounding the bird is unequalled by any other creature. Godlike,mysterious, benevolent or evil, they can be associated with fire, with freedom, with fragility and have been a recurrent symbol in mythology, literature and art through time. Illustrated with a beautiful collection of works from The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and other 20th century Russian masterpieces, "Birds of a feather", figures the place of birds in human culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$39.99
Mountains by Magnum Photographers

ISBN: 9783791384696

Author: Annalisa Cittera    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Scale the earth’s most inspiring mountains through photographs culled from the Magnum archives by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers. Magnum ...


Scale the earth’s most inspiring mountains through photographs culled from the Magnum archives by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers. Magnum Photos is arguably the most celebrated photographic cooperative ever created and these images represent the world’s most iconic photographers capturing the world’s most breathtaking peaks. Robert Capa portrays the glamour of skiing the Austrian Alps circa 1950; Chris Steele-Perkins offers a hallucinogenic view of Mt. Fuji; Steve McCurry shows us life and war in the shadow of Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush; Harry Gruyaert captures childhood in the Moroccan High Atlas; and Martin Parr contemplates Machu Picchu’s mysterious granite peaks. Unique views, dramatic lighting, and superb composition make this volume a master class in photography. From breathtaking heights and majestic ridge lines to panoramic landscapes and dramatic terrains—these pictures illustrate everything there is to love, fear, and respect about the world’s mountains.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 26-07-2019


$120.00
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