April 2015 (56)

Born for Life

ISBN: 9780473299637

Author: Julie Watson   

A nurse aide position in the local maternity annexe at the age of sixteen gave Julie a love for being with women during labour and birth and caring for mothers ...


A nurse aide position in the local maternity annexe at the age of sixteen gave Julie a love for being with women during labour and birth and caring for mothers and their babies. Life could not have been happier until the tragic death of her own baby in the first hour of life led to depression, loneliness and despair. This true story tells of Julie's struggle to triumph over adversity and follows her journey to fulfil her dream and become the midwife she was born to be.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 283


Dimensions: 147 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2015


$34.99
Our Canterbury : A Photographic Journey

ISBN: 9781877303487

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

As New Zealand's largest region, it is perhaps not surprising that Canterbury should present a wide opportunity for photography generally and the scenic genre i...


As New Zealand's largest region, it is perhaps not surprising that Canterbury should present a wide opportunity for photography generally and the scenic genre in particular. The scope is immense, from its pristine beaches to its verdant areas of native bush, from the country's highest mountains to some of the oldest and most beautiful heritage buildings. Sadly, many of these buildings fell victim to the 2010/11 earthquakes but many remain. Covered in this book are the small rural towns from North Canterbury down to South Canterbury's Waitaki River.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 287 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 02-03-2015


$45.00 $29.99
A West Coast Engineman

ISBN: 9780908573905

Author: Ian Tibbles    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Signing on at Greymouth's Elmer Lane depot in 1962, a young Ian Tibbles very quickly learnt the mysteries of "the dark shed". Graduating from labourer to cleane...


Signing on at Greymouth's Elmer Lane depot in 1962, a young Ian Tibbles very quickly learnt the mysteries of "the dark shed". Graduating from labourer to cleaner and then fireman, his apprenticeship takes us on a journey about the West Coast in the 1960's, the golden age of steam. Starting on the wharf and local shunts on Wf's Ian moved onto the main lines, then populated with A, Ab, B, J, We and Ww class engines. Sharing his firing experiences, Ian recounts throughout the chapters what it was like "getting down the road" on the various lines and classes of engine. The vagaries of narrow grate engines through to the "modern" J class are all discussed. managing transfer to various depots on the Coast, Ian recounts his time on all the West Coast lines. The Grey Valley, Blackball branch, Ross line, relieving Reefton, the Tawhai saddle, Reefton to Westport, the Westport to Mokihinui coal railway, Conns Creek branch, Rewanui incline and of course blasting up to Otira on the J class, are all vividly recounted. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era. Without doubt, this is a book for lovers of NZR steam in the 60s. 163 b&w photos + 99 colour photos


Bind: hardback


Pages: 251


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


Tags: April 2015   History   New Zealand   Transport
$65.00
There Are No Horses in Heaven

ISBN: 9781927145678

Author: Frankie McMillan    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

"There Are No Horses In Heaven" is a warm, delightful collection from poet Frankie McMillan, full of vivid phrasing, eerie moments, and a colourful cast of char...


"There Are No Horses In Heaven" is a warm, delightful collection from poet Frankie McMillan, full of vivid phrasing, eerie moments, and a colourful cast of characters. Readers will keep recalling and revisiting these poems: they tingle with the same sense of the ineffable, like certain chords in musical pieces. Gorgeous, haunting and beautifully strange, they seem to have a ripple effect. One poem causes another, they glint and glance off each other depicting a world of real emotion and psychological mystery: how strange we are to ourselves and to each other, even when we have such depth of feeling for each other. "There Are No Horses In Heaven" has been designed and printed in a limited edition in collaboration with Ilam Press, Ilam School of Fine Arts. Original artwork for cover design by Lyttelton artist Nichola Shanley.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 102


Dimensions: 125 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$25.00
The Last Pier

ISBN: 9781843915645

Author: Roma Tearne    Publisher: Hesperus Press

How deep the summer had bitten into the land that last August, how cruelly it had burnt into earth and grass and air. What had started out as a pastel and water...


How deep the summer had bitten into the land that last August, how cruelly it had burnt into earth and grass and air. What had started out as a pastel and water-faded spring turning so unexpectedly into a splintering, shimmering thing. All that had been required was a spark to cause a fire. Why had no one noticed? The summer of 1939 broke the Maudsley family. Cecily was only thirteen years-old and desperate to grow up; desperate to be as beautiful and desired and reckless as her older sister Rose. Now, in her forties, the family resemblance is uncanny but Cecily is a shadow of her former self. A part of her died that fateful summer. Returning to the deserted family farm as an adult, Cecily recalls the light before the storm, before the war came and before the terrible family tragedy. It was a summer of laughter and icecream, promises and first love. She remembers her father’s unrequited love for her, her melancholy mother and her brittle and argumentative aunt Kitty, and how everyone, somehow, was guarding a secret. None more so than the impossibly beautiful Rose. And in her childhood innocence, between snatches of misunderstood conversations, Cecily helps set in motion a chain of devastating events. Wandering through the family home twenty-nine years later, Cecily hopes to lay some ghosts to rest but the past has yet to give up some shocking secrets…


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


$24.99
Don't Worry Be Happy

ISBN: 9781849536882

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Life’s too short to fret away your days – there’s so much to celebrate, if only you take the time to notice it! Packed with upbeat sayings and carefree qu...


Life’s too short to fret away your days – there’s so much to celebrate, if only you take the time to notice it! Packed with upbeat sayings and carefree quotes, this little book will help you de-stress and see the lighter, brighter side of each and every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


$17.99
The World is Your Oyster

ISBN: 9781849536899

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether you’re starting out on a grand adventure or facing a new challenge, this little book of inspirational sayings and wise words is a timely reminder that...


Whether you’re starting out on a grand adventure or facing a new challenge, this little book of inspirational sayings and wise words is a timely reminder that life is out there, it’s time to grab it! "The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls" - Chris Gardner


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


$17.99
Believe in Yourself You are Amazing

ISBN: 9781849537179

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This inspirational little book is bursting with witty and positive quotes and uplifting statements, perfect for helping you see yourself as the amazing person y...


This inspirational little book is bursting with witty and positive quotes and uplifting statements, perfect for helping you see yourself as the amazing person you really are.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


$17.99
The Little Book of Senior Moments

ISBN: 9781849537896

Author: Freddie Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You know you're having a senior moment when… … you decide it's time to pull up your socks, and realise you forgot to put any on If this sounds all too fam...


You know you're having a senior moment when… … you decide it's time to pull up your socks, and realise you forgot to put any on If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover whether your marbles just need a spring clean or you've well and truly lost them!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 110 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2015


$17.99
The Little Book of Positivity

ISBN: 9781849537889

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

In a world where we're constantly bombarded by work and worry, we all need a little boost to our happiness levels now and then. This book of inspiring quotation...


In a world where we're constantly bombarded by work and worry, we all need a little boost to our happiness levels now and then. This book of inspiring quotations and simple, easy-to-follow tips provides you with practical advice on thinking positively and achieving a more balanced attitude to life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 110 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2015


$17.99
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