August 2012 (59)

Christchurch Crimes 1850-1875

ISBN: 9781927145395

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

While researching nineteenth-century Christchurch newspapers for another book, historian Geoff Rice was struck by the diversity of crime in early Christchurch, ...


While researching nineteenth-century Christchurch newspapers for another book, historian Geoff Rice was struck by the diversity of crime in early Christchurch, and the amount of detail in the court reports. Fascinated by what he was reading, he became diverted from the task at hand and set about writing this book instead: about crime and punishment in the first 25 years of Canterbury settlement.
The stories are drawn from newspaper reports, with further detail added from police records and the court minute books. The events are contextualised by Professor Rice's extensive knowledge of the times. It is not an academic study; nor is it a work of fiction. Rather it is an attempt at evidence-based reconstruction of crimes and courtroom proceedings, opening a window on the lives and deeds of ordinary people who lived in this place over 140 years ago.
History is usually written by the winners, and it is rare to hear the voices of ordinary folk from the remote past. Yet such were the shorthand skills of 19th-century newspaper reporters that courtroom testimony and cross-examinations were often captured verbatim, especially in the more sensational murder trials. Reading these reports one can almost hear the voices of the past. We catch glimpses of cabbies, shopkeepers, clerks and housewives going about their daily work, with descriptions of homes or workplaces, and the occasional fight in a pub.
The stories are often dramatic and even sensational, sometimes horrifying, sometimes amusing, often rather sad. Their crimes mirror the difficult realities of colonial life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 228


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2012


Tags: August 2012   History   New Zealand
$30.00
Family Trusts 101 (Revised Ed)

ISBN: 9780473214661

Author: Janet Xuccoa    Publisher: Cheshire

If you are considering purchasing assets, including property, or if you are thinking about protecting your assets, then this is a ‘must read’ for you.
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If you are considering purchasing assets, including property, or if you are thinking about protecting your assets, then this is a ‘must read’ for you.
From her years of study and experience, Janet Xuccoa brings you a simple, easy to understand guide to the basics of Trust use and management, including:
How Trusts came to exist;
Whether a Trust is appropriate for you;
The best steps to take to place assets into a Trust;
How Trustees should act;
What a Professional Trustee can and should do for a Trust; and
How to manage a Trust
You don’t need any previous experience with trusts to get real value from this book. With lots of clear examples and an every-day style, Janet makes it simple to understand how Trusts can protect your home and your wealth in times of trouble.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 169


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2012


Tags: August 2012   Business   New Zealand   Reference
$29.99
Alfie's War

ISBN: 9781908117410

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

Written in three parts, and as a sequel to "Seven Seas, Nine Lives", Richard Pike continues the remarkable experiences of Captain AWF 'Alfie' Sutton CBE DSC and...


Written in three parts, and as a sequel to "Seven Seas, Nine Lives", Richard Pike continues the remarkable experiences of Captain AWF 'Alfie' Sutton CBE DSC and bar RN.
During events which come as close to fiction as is imaginable, the first part describes how Alfie, badly injured and close to death during the bombing of HMS Illustrious by the Luftwaffe in January 1941, wakes to find himself laid out amongst the dead, but miraculously still able to help the ship on to Malta.
After full recovery, part two starts with his involvement in the Allied campaign in Greece in the spring of 1941, leading to him eventually evacuating the Greek royal family in a flying boat. After numerous escapades he fights with the defenders during the German invasion of Crete in 1941.
Admiral Cunningham was later to describe Sutton's efforts as "an example of grand personal courage under the worst possible conditions which stands out brightly in the gloom."
It was a struggle doomed to failure, but Alfie survived to continue his war and tell his story to author Richard Pike who relates it here with passion, pace and drama.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2012


Tags: August 2012   Military
$55.00
The Pathfinder Companion

ISBN: 9781908117342

Author: Sean Feast    Publisher: Grub Street

What sort of men were the Pathfinders, the corps d'elite of Bomber Command? What did they do? What risks did they face? And what contribution did they make to t...


What sort of men were the Pathfinders, the corps d'elite of Bomber Command? What did they do? What risks did they face? And what contribution did they make to the air war and the ultimate defeat of Germany?
By drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with surviving veterans - many speaking for the first time - and combining these with official records and exclusive access to contemporary documents and exhibits at the Pathfinder Museum at RAF Wyton, Sean Feast looks to answer these questions and more, seeking to put these men's achievements in the context of the time.
The Pathfinder Companion, launched to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Pathfinder Force in 1942, highlights the raids and the losses, the successes and failures, the terror and the turmoil these men endured, as well as the inevitable humour in the face of tremendous adversity.
Profusely illustrated throughout with photos and memorabilia, the book shows how a poorly equipped, disparate group was forged over time into one of the most effective and devastatingly efficient fighting forces ever created. It includes stories and reminiscences not just from the Master Bombers and Long Stops - the elite of the elite controlling huge numbers of bombers over the target - but also the journeymen Pathfinder crews whose support was so essential to success and final victory. A must for anyone interested in Bomber Command.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2012


Tags: August 2012   Military
$55.00
Picnics and Other Outdoor Feasts

ISBN: 9781908117441

Author: Claudia Roden    Publisher: Grub Street

"Picnics" reveals a world of simply prepared and delicious foods and stimulates the imagination with tales from far and near in Claudia Roden's elegant, discurs...


"Picnics" reveals a world of simply prepared and delicious foods and stimulates the imagination with tales from far and near in Claudia Roden's elegant, discursive style. It offers the conventional and the exotic: from the street food of the Middle East and Mediterranean, the festivals of the high grassy plains of Mexico to the English traditions of picnicing in parks and shooting lunches on the moors.
This is a book for any season and any climate. It is a book to cook from and a book to read and the re-issue of this classic will be welcomed by all lovers of Claudia Roden's writings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2012


$39.99
Easy Campfire Cooking

ISBN: 9781565237247

Author: Peg Couch (editor)    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Whether you are heading out on a camping trip or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, this book will satisfy your appetite and provide hours of entertainment for...


Whether you are heading out on a camping trip or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, this book will satisfy your appetite and provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. You'll find many recipes for a variety of fun cooking nethods like cooking on a stick, in a foil pan, on a skillet, with a pie iron and more. From breakfast treats, to hot dogs, to smores and more - you'll find recipes the whole family will love. You'll also find lots of ideas to keep the family entertained like "shivery" tales, tent shadow puppets, glow stick games and so much more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 05-01-2012


$24.99
Camp Cooking in the Wild

ISBN: 9781565237155

Author: Mark Scriver    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Whether you are a beginner at camp cooking wondering how to create a menu and set up a kitchen in the woods, or a more experienced camper looking for some new t...


Whether you are a beginner at camp cooking wondering how to create a menu and set up a kitchen in the woods, or a more experienced camper looking for some new techniques and recipe ideas, Camp Cooking can help. Wendy Grater, Mark Scriver of Black Feather Wilderness Adventures and senior guide Joanna Baker have been feeding groups of all sizes, on all kinds of outdoor trips. For well over half a century combined. In Camp Cooking, they share their extensive knowledge, favorite recipes and proven methods so that you too can make your on trip meals successful. Beautiful photographs, clear instructions, expert advice, and a lot of great recipes make this an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to eat well in the wild.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 04-01-2012


$39.99
Big Book of Whittle Fun

ISBN: 9781565235205

Author: Chris Lubkemann    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Whittling is a fun past time for those just starting to carve, and those who have been carving for years. This book is filled with great little projects and gam...


Whittling is a fun past time for those just starting to carve, and those who have been carving for years. This book is filled with great little projects and games that are enjoyable to make and enjoyable to use


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 05-01-2012


$24.99
Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders

ISBN: 9781565236929

Author: Paul Meisel    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders offers ten simple and classic designs for building traditional birdhouses and feeders, plus valuable insights on creating t...


Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders offers ten simple and classic designs for building traditional birdhouses and feeders, plus valuable insights on creating the perfect backyard bird environment. More than just a set of plans, it covers how to attract the right kinds of birds and ensure that they will keep coming back.
This book includes complete plans for making basic, practical bird-welcoming structures, accompanied by patterns, illustrations and full colour photographs. Each project is perfect for individuals striving to create the most natural bird environment possible. Woodworkers from beginner to expert will find projects appropriate for their skill level.
This book provides pages of valuable information for keeping feathered visitors happy. From understanding the proper dimensions for a birdhouse, to choosing the right seed for attracting desired species, to learning how to keep squirrels away, the tips and tricks found here will help guide bird lovers to create a backyard oasis.
Readers will get valuable instructions on mounting techniques, types of paint to use, and cleaning tips, plus environmental insights and interesting avian trivia. This book stands out from ordinary birdhouse titles with technical detail on subjects like cavity size, proper hole size, and the ideal distance from hole to cavity floor.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 02-04-2012


$29.99
Big Book of Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

ISBN: 9781565236066

Author: Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Delightful Decorations and Gifts to Make with Your Scroll Saw



Create holiday masterpieces for the home, family and friends with the tri...


Delightful Decorations and Gifts to Make with Your Scroll Saw



Create holiday masterpieces for the home, family and friends with the tried-and-true scroll saw projects and patterns from the archives of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. This collection of holiday favourites features fretwork, compound-cuts, intarsia, and inlay projects for ornaments, wreaths, Santas, portraits, candleholders and more.



Big Book of Christmas Ornaments and Decorations also features a stunning gallery of work. Readers will gain information and inspiration from some of scrolling's leading experts including Judy Gale Roberts, Kathy Wise, Sue Mey, Paul Meisel, John Nelson, Theresa Ekdom, Tom Sevy, Volker Arnold, and more. There is a project inside Big Book of Christmas Ornaments and Decorations for everyone, from beginners to advanced craftsmen. With step-by-step instructions and colour photos, readers are guaranteed a very merry scrolling experience.



Some of the projects inside:

Vintage Fretwork Sleigh Scene

Poinsettia Wreath

Inlay Snowman Ornaments

12-Piece Intarsia Nativity Set

Christmas Card Tree


Bind: paperback


Pages: 159


Dimensions: 216 x 278 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2011


$39.99
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