August 2016 (69)

Pay Dirt

ISBN: 9781927145753

Author: Hilary Low    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘Pay Dirt: ‘The Westland Goldfields’, from the diary of William Smart’ is the fascinating story of how payable gold was discovered in West Canterbury, a...


‘Pay Dirt: ‘The Westland Goldfields’, from the diary of William Smart’ is the fascinating story of how payable gold was discovered in West Canterbury, and of claims to the government’s rich gold reward. It tells how English settler, William Smart, left Christchurch in 1862 to prospect for gold in the uncharted wilderness of the West Coast. Then, in 1887, long after the Canterbury government granted another prospector the reward, which Smart regarded as rightfully his, he was provoked to write his own ‘history’ of the early gold discoveries. ‘The Westland Goldfields’ was his attempt to set the record straight; but, incidentally, he produced a unique eye-witness account of early Pākehā on the Coast, prospecting alongside Māori, braving the hazardous environment, isolation and ever-present risk of starvation – before the region was overwhelmed by the gold rushes of the 1860s. Smart’s account, together with his drawings, is published here for the first time. Hilary Low has done a superb job of presenting Smart’s manuscript, and complementing it with a lively commentary on Canterbury’s quest for its own goldfield, and the extraordinary saga of its gold reward – a tale of hope and persistence, lies and fraud.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 17-10-2016


Tags: August 2016   History   New Zealand
$39.99
How To Update Your Parents

ISBN: 9781782701729

Authors: Pete Johnson, -   

What can you do when you’re trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis’s parents decide he spends too much time “glued to screens” they come up with ...


What can you do when you’re trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis’s parents decide he spends too much time “glued to screens” they come up with their worst idea ever – a total ban on tablets, computers and mobiles! Louis needs a plan to fight back, and fast! Can his best friend, Maddy, come to the rescue? From the author of My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy comes the latest hilarious volume of Louis the Laugh’s adventures.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$17.99
Best Bitch

ISBN: 9781849539128

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, and always in style. Nicole Richie Your best friend is your whole world: the bubbles in your champagne, th...


True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, and always in style. Nicole Richie Your best friend is your whole world: the bubbles in your champagne, the grrl to your power. She knows when your eyebrow game is on point, when it’s time to party and when it’s time to watch just one more episode of that show you love – and maybe order your fave pizza to go with it. Remind your baddest bitch just how much you love her with these sassy statements and empowering quotes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-08-2016


$17.99
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

ISBN: 9781849539081

Author: Sophie Golding    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin Keep hope in your heart, no matter the weather. This book of consoling quotes and cheer...


Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin Keep hope in your heart, no matter the weather. This book of consoling quotes and cheerful sayings will get you looking on the bright side in no time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$17.99
Seize the Day: Live in the Moment

ISBN: 9781849539098

Author: Sophie Golding    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.' John F. Kennedy Today holds an infinite number of opportunities; the rest of your life is just waiting for yo...


'Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.' John F. Kennedy Today holds an infinite number of opportunities; the rest of your life is just waiting for you to reach out and grab it by the horns! This little book, packed full of inspiring quotations and motivational pick-me-ups and tips, is just what you need to launch into exciting new adventures and achievements.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$17.99
Believe in Yourself

ISBN: 9781849539494

Author: Jasmin Kirkbride    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you lack confidence in your appearance and your abilities? Do you have negative thoughts when you compare yourself to others? Are you afraid to speak up beca...


Do you lack confidence in your appearance and your abilities? Do you have negative thoughts when you compare yourself to others? Are you afraid to speak up because your opinion is not worth it? You are not alone, but there is a way to tackle your low self-esteem. Packed with tips, suggestions and quotes, this book will help give you the strength to turn negatives into positives and become more confident every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$27.99
How to be Mindful

ISBN: 9781849538978

Author: Anna Barnes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Say hello to a new, mindful you Would you like to feel less stressed, live more calmly and be more content? The simple ideas that mindfulness teaches can help y...


Say hello to a new, mindful you Would you like to feel less stressed, live more calmly and be more content? The simple ideas that mindfulness teaches can help you achieve all these things, by allowing you to live in the moment and embrace all that life has to offer. Bursting with tips, centring statements and activities, How to Be Mindful will provide you with everything you need to make every day full of gratitude and peace.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$27.99
How to be Happy

ISBN: 9781849538985

Author: Anna Barnes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Hello Happiness! When you're happy, it radiates from within and rubs off on the world. But how do you get there? With a little bit of help and inspiration, it's...


Hello Happiness! When you're happy, it radiates from within and rubs off on the world. But how do you get there? With a little bit of help and inspiration, it's both possible and delightful to turn up the joy. Bursting with simple tips, uplifting statements and fun activities, How to Be Happy will give you the boost you need to make life shine brighter.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$27.99
You Know You're a Child of the 1960s When...

ISBN: 9781849538930

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Thunderbirds, spirographs, Jungle Book and bellbottoms - growing up in the 1960s was groovy. So why not take yourself back to a time when Beatlemania was raging...


Thunderbirds, spirographs, Jungle Book and bellbottoms - growing up in the 1960s was groovy. So why not take yourself back to a time when Beatlemania was raging and lava lamps were in every room, to discover if you really are a true child of the 1960s!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2016


$19.99
You Know You're a Child of the 1990s When...

ISBN: 9781849538961

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Gameboys, grunge, Friends and The Fresh Prince - growing up in the 1990s was rad. So why not take yourself back to a time when the Spice Girls were topping the ...


Gameboys, grunge, Friends and The Fresh Prince - growing up in the 1990s was rad. So why not take yourself back to a time when the Spice Girls were topping the charts and Push Pops were being eaten by the thousands, to discover if you really are a true child of the 1990s!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$19.99
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