2013 Xmas List (31)

Scott Guy : His Parents' Story of Love, Betrayal, Murder and Courage

ISBN: 9780473248499

Author: Tony Farrington    Publisher: Antares Publishing

Everyone has demons. Few people admit to them, let alone conquer them. Because one person succumbed to his, a handsome young farmer, Scott Guy, was cut down in ...


Everyone has demons. Few people admit to them, let alone conquer them. Because one person succumbed to his, a handsome young farmer, Scott Guy, was cut down in the prime of life in the driveway of his Feilding home on July 8, 2010. The tragedy held New Zealand spell bound - particularly the arrest and murder trial of Scott’s brother-in-law, Ewen MacDonald; the exposure of intimate details of the Guy family’s lives; and the dignity with which its patriarch, Bryan, conducted himself throughout.
Scott Guy is Bryan and Jo Guy’s story. It reveals much more than came out at the murder trial; it gives a uniquely intimate view of how the murder affected them, their family and friends. It discloses previously unknown details of what went on behind the scenes. It reveals how the Guys overcame their own personal demons, how they mined inner strength to cope with the stress, grief, fear and the heartbreak of not only the violent death of a cherished son, but of a series of personal catastrophes which followed.
They share their unique story in the hope of helping others struggling with the vagaries of life. This, they believe, may give meaning to the apparent senselessness of all that has happened within their family.

NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.

SCOTT GUY: His Parents' Story of Love, Betrayal, Murder and Courage, reaches number 1 in the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers List* and selling out fast.

Readers comments include: ''WOW, WOW, and bloody WOW. What a read, given and shared by truly incredible people'' - Brian Walker.

''I've finished reading "Scott Guy" and am pretty blown away by it. I would recommend any of your customers grab a copy with both hands. Their choice to not focus on bitterness, their courage and how they work hard everyday to deal with multiple losses is an inspiration. Amazing!'' - Lynette Lander.

''A Heartfelt book'' - Sunday Herald.

''Tony Farrington reveals another side of the story...details never revealed before'' - Weekend Herald.

*(NZ Non-Fiction for Adults week ending 26th Oct)


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Publication Date: 14-10-2013


$34.99
Nice & Naughty Nursery Rhymes

ISBN: 9780473246389

Author: Garrick Tremain    Publisher: Garrick Tremain

The Cockerel:
A noisy little cockerel
Would sing at break of day:
Dogs would bark, kids would cry
From bloody miles away.
Folk sig...


The Cockerel:
A noisy little cockerel
Would sing at break of day:
Dogs would bark, kids would cry
From bloody miles away.
Folk signed a petition
To say it wasn’t proper;
The cockerel said “Hey get a life!
I’m Bantam of the Opera”.
A collection of “Nice and Naughty” rhymes each illustrated with Garrick Tremain’s colourful characters.

“A fascinating journey through the nether regions” - Eric Newby
“Mr Tremain is very funny, but awfully untidy” - Mrs Tremain

About the Author:
For 20 of the past 25 years Garrick Tremain has been New Zealand's most widely published editorial cartoonist. He has enjoyed an avid daily readership in many regions of the country, most fervently in Otago, Canterbury and Nelson. This as an adjunct to his work as a successful landscape painter.
In recent years he has written and illustrated two books of comic verse. In 2005 he set out to write a book of nursery rhymes for children but could not resist putting a risque slant on most verses. Hence he titled it "NURSERY RHYMES MOTHER NEVER READ YOU". It quickly achieved Gold and Platinum status. Now in it's 6th edition it has sold over 15,000 copies.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2013


$19.99
Things You Can Do With A Useless Man

ISBN: 9780473247621

Author: Scott Wilson    Publisher: Son Of Will Publishers

This hilarious guide will have women and the odd man rolling in the aisles. Filled with invaluable ideas to make use of the useless, this book makes an ideal st...


This hilarious guide will have women and the odd man rolling in the aisles. Filled with invaluable ideas to make use of the useless, this book makes an ideal stress relieving gift, for all those women who experience the joys of living with a useless man.


Bind: hardback


Publication Date: 20-10-2013


$24.99 $14.99
NZV8's Top 100 Cars

ISBN: 9780473261962

Author: Parkside Media    Publisher: Parkside Media

New Zealand has some of the most impressive and desirable V8-powered muscle cars and street machines in the world. To celebrate the passion for these vehicles, ...


New Zealand has some of the most impressive and desirable V8-powered muscle cars and street machines in the world. To celebrate the passion for these vehicles, NZV8 magazine's editor Todd Wylie has selected what he fells are his top 100 from the first 100 issues of the magazine. The outcome is NZV8 Magazine - Top 100 Cars, the Editor's Pick, a 144-page full-colour book.
Like the people behind them, the cars within vary hugely, from stock-standard rare and desirable classics through to hand-crafted custom works of art that would cost many hundreds of thousands of dollars to build. It's a selection that ranges from late-model exotics, right back to the early days of motoring, together with a large selection from the iconic muscle car era - the diversity is huge.
Each of the 100 vehicles selected has a unique story behind it, and while some have been selected on the basis of outright power, others have a special characteristic that singled them out enough to get onto the list.
With detailed mechanical specifications and gorgeous photography, NZV8 Magazine - Top 100 Cars, The Editor's Pick is the perfect way to celebrate New Zealand's love of the almighty V8 engine.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 310 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 08-12-2013


$49.99 $19.99
Lateral Inversions : The Prints of Barry Cleavin

ISBN: 9781927145470

Author: Melinda Johnston    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, wi...


Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, with a style that is immediately recognisable yet ranges from lightly humorous parody through to caustic social comment. In Cleavin's world nothing is what it seems: Lateral Inversions invites viewers to explore other ways of seeing and understanding, prompting a wider consideration of our fragile and often absurd existence.
Lavishly illustrated with over 120 colour plates, Lateral Inversions draws from Cleavin's vast output to present a major representative survey of his prints and drawings from 1966 through until 2012. Over more than five decades Cleavin has developed thematic groupings, created visual echoes and provided contemporary twists on age-old traditions. Selected works are presented within the context of Cleavin's wider oeuvre, but they are also placed within their social and historical background, demonstrating the range of Cleavin's talent and providing significant new insights into his work and thematic concerns.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2013


$55.00
Paikea : The Life of I.L.G. Sutherland

ISBN: 9781927145432

Author: Oliver Sutherland    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Ivan Sutherland was the first Pakeha scholar to recognise that Maori New Zealanders are not brown-skinned Pakeha but heirs to their own cultural beliefs, custom...


Ivan Sutherland was the first Pakeha scholar to recognise that Maori New Zealanders are not brown-skinned Pakeha but heirs to their own cultural beliefs, customs and practices.
Born in 1897, Sutherland was a brilliant scholar who studied at Victoria University College and Glasgow University before returning to Victoria to work under his mentor, Professor Thomas Hunter. He shared Hunter's liberal convictions and engaged in various progressive community initiatives, including establishing New Zealand's first children's psychological clinic, attacking the rise of the eugenics movement, helping launch the Wellington Film Society, and campaigning for public radio. During the 1930s he was part of a young group of lively intellectuals including John Beaglehole, Horace Belshaw, R.M. Campbell and W.B. Sutch.
His commitment to social psychology drew him into the world of Ngati Porou, where Apirana Ngata became his second mentor and a life-long friend. Dismayed by what he considered to be undeserved criticism of Ngata in the report of a 1934 commission of inquiry into the Native Affairs Department, Sutherland published The Maori Situation, denouncing Pakeha 'racialism' and affirming his commitment to a bicultural New Zealand. Later he master-minded and edited The Maori People Today, published as New Zealand celebrated the 1940 centennial.
In 1937 Sutherland became professor of philosophy at Canterbury University College, appointed at the same time as Karl Popper, with whom he had a difficult relationship. Nevertheless the two worked together spearheading a committee dedicated to bringing Jewish war refugees from Hitler's Germany into New Zealand.
After several decades working tirelessly to gain Pakeha tolerance and understanding of Maori aspiration, Sutherland died unexpectedly aged 54. This impressive biography reveals Ivan Sutherland as a sensitive, compassionate man, and an enthusiastic and far-sighted advocate for Maori self-determination.
As a mark of respect for Ivan Sutherland, Ngati Porou gave him the name of one of their legendary tipuna: Paikea.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 21-10-2013


$65.00
The Black Singlet Brigade

ISBN: 9780473252694

Author: Tony Walsh    Publisher: Tony And Noreen Walsh

Tony Walsh was first introduced to NZ's bush clad ranges, to pig hunting and some life-defining experiences by Ned Tuite, whose usual attire was a black woollen...


Tony Walsh was first introduced to NZ's bush clad ranges, to pig hunting and some life-defining experiences by Ned Tuite, whose usual attire was a black woollen bush singlet and a pair of khaki shorts suspended from a thin leather belt. Through Ned, Tony met a band of those iconic good keen men of an era now past, and began a journey of experiences he will never forget.
There were the likes of ugly Eddie, who ate all the pigs' ears; Jack, who thought the ghosts were after him after a midnight tumble down the hill; or Charlie, who didn't know whether to mash his spuds before or after they were cook. Men whose characters were as colourful and multifaceted as the forests and mountains they came from.
The Black Singlet Brigade is a memoir written with eloquence and a dash of humour at every turn. It combines the untamed beauty of the wild with hilarious adventures and unique characters to build a picture of a life long gone, in the bush and back-country of New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 105


Publication Date: 30-07-2013


$24.99
The NZR Steam Locomotive

ISBN: 9780908573899

Author: Sean Millar    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Between 1863 and 1971 the steam locomotive was the best known part of railways, and these steel kings of the steel road touched everyone’s lives. Stories...


Between 1863 and 1971 the steam locomotive was the best known part of railways, and these steel kings of the steel road touched everyone’s lives. Stories abound regarding the steam locomotive and what made them special. This is a history of the steam locomotives owned by New Zealand’s national railway system. Numbering more than a thousand, they were enormously varied – ranging from little over five tons to almost 148 tons in weight, and from the occasional failure to trend-setting designs of international significance. This stunning book combines the best available research with the largest collection of photographs on the subject ever assembled. The book is not the full story of each class; that would be an impossible task given the limits of a single volume. Each locomotive is described by class beginning at A and ending at Y with brief specifications, builders and years built and operated begin each section. The text then describes the circumstances that led to the acquisition or building of the class, the type of work they performed, significant modifications made, the decline and withdrawal of each class, and the existence of any preserved examples. Along the way we are informed about the basic structure of the NZR numbering system and the variations made over the years. Interesting mention is made of average annual mileages run by the various classes, and the running cost per mile travelled. Locomotives that did not receive a classification by NZR and steam railcars are also covered. The illustrations form a vital part of this volume. They have been sourced from a variety of collections, and they support the text fully. Photographs show what the author has written about, guiding the reader in his learning. Where a member or members of a class have been preserved or restored for running on private or main lines there’s invariably an illustration, appropriately placed last in the section. This lavishly illustrated and very informative book will soon become an essential reference work for all interested in the railways of New Zealand. 336 pages of black and white photographs case bound with dust jacket


Pages: 336


Publication Date: 01-09-2011


$75.00
Giant - Eternal

ISBN: 9781584235026

Authors: Michael LeSage, Roger Gastman    Publisher: Gingko Press

International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swathe of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable ...


International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swathe of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable aesthetic. Mike's central practice, drawing, is informed by his training in architectural drafting, his illustrious career as a tattooist and worldwide exploits writing on walls.
Within his latest and most complete monograph, the reader will enjoy photos of perfectly executed tattoos, page after page of Mike's inscrutable tattoo flash, hand lettering nonpareil, and of course tons of drawings, graffiti pieces and action shots.
GIANT's worldwide travels — inking people, places and finer drawing paper around the world from Amsterdam to London, Thailand, Toronto, New York and back home to San Francisco are also given due prominence. Buddhism, track bikes, designing for apparel brand Rebel8, and painting fill Lesage's hours, but at the end of the day, it all comes full circle, back to his unwaveringly mindful solid black lines.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 235 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2013


$79.99
Obey: Supply & Demand

ISBN: 9781584233497

Author: Shepard Fairey    Publisher: Gingko Press

Showcasing Fairey's entire body of work, from his early OBEY Giant campaign to his prodigious print output, increasingly ambitious large scale street work and b...


Showcasing Fairey's entire body of work, from his early OBEY Giant campaign to his prodigious print output, increasingly ambitious large scale street work and beyond, this massive retrospective covers 20 colorful years. Fairey helped catalyze a movement from his unique vantage at the intersection of art, popular culture and Design and this tome documents it all. Through the lens of esteemed writers and critics such as Carlo McCormick, Steven Heller, Henry Rollins, Rob Walker, Roger Gastman and more, readers can learn about Shepard Fairey, the roots of the omnipresent OBEY street art campaign, his design practice and prolific gallery exhibitions. This massive book pulls no punches and all areas of the enigmatic artist's work, travels and travails are illuminated. From exhibitions, posters, flyers, silkscreens and stickers to high altitude pursuits, citations and police beatings, it's all documented in a museum quality layout and binding. The evidence is in, and it's clear that Shepard Fairey is not one to rest on his laurels, the work must go on.For both long time fans wanting the complete collection and those just curious to know what this OBEY business is all about, Supply and Demand is the answer.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 446


Dimensions: 230 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2009


$115.00
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