January / February 2018 (62)

After Alexander The Legacy of a Son

ISBN: 9781999702748

Author: Jan Pryor    Publisher: Heddon Publishing

In 1981, during a family year away from New Zealand, four-month-old Alexander died in a London hospital. Jan Pryor blends her personal experience of losing a ch...


In 1981, during a family year away from New Zealand, four-month-old Alexander died in a London hospital. Jan Pryor blends her personal experience of losing a child with her professional understanding of family dynamics and children’s development. The clumsiness of consolation; the challenges of organising a funeral – and what to do with Alexander’s ashes; the isolation, being far from friends and family; continuing family life with two other young children to care for; all are described directly but without self-pity. The experience of growing up in 1960s New Zealand - and the stand-off between traditional expectations of the role of a woman versus the pull towards a professional life - is interwoven throughout the memoir. After Alexander is a story of triumph over loss, and of optimism. It offers consolation and hope to parents who have lost a child, to those who fear losing a child, and to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 31-01-2018


$29.99
West Coast Walking A Naturalist's Guide (Updated Reprint 2017)

ISBN: 9781927145425

Author: Kerry-Jane Wilson    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island arguably boasts the greatest range of the country’s natural attractions. From the warm, temperate nikau palm fo...


The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island arguably boasts the greatest range of the country’s natural attractions. From the warm, temperate nikau palm forests at Karamea to the cool beech forests of Haast, from the alpine heights of Arthur’s Pass to the dramatic Paparoa coast, glaciers that descend into valleys filled with unique podocarp rainforests, plus pristine lakes and lagoons – the West Coast has it all. New Zealand is a centre of endemicity, with over 80% of our native non-marine birds, reptiles, flowering plants, gymnosperms, land-snails and insects restricted to this country, and hundreds of those species are found on the West Coast. The Coast is an essential destination for any overseas naturalist or bird-watcher, and a place New Zealanders interested in nature should return to time and again. This remote part of the country is New Zealand as tourists and many Kiwis imagine it to be. Remote and wild it may seem, yet most of its natural attractions are accessible from sealed roads and well-formed paths, some even wheelchair accessible. This book presents an introduction to the West Coast’s physical environment, plants and animals, and a guide to the walks, lakes and highways of the region. Short easy paths are described in some detail, along with the plants, animals and natural features to look for along the way. Longer, more demanding trails are described in less detail. The lakes and lagoons are best explored by kayak, and guidance is given for the paddling naturalist. An essential guide to the region’s natural attractions since its publication in 2013, West Coast Walking has been reprinted and includes updates and minor corrections.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2018


$39.95
Youre a Star

ISBN: 9781786852021

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.’ Maya Angelou Some people shine especially bright in our lives. Say thank you to them with this sparkl...


‘Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.’ Maya Angelou Some people shine especially bright in our lives. Say thank you to them with this sparkling constellation of uplifting quotes and grateful statements. With choice words from celebrities and sages past and present, tell someone what they deserve to know – you’re a star!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
Just Be You

ISBN: 9781786852335

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Having a wobbly day, week or year? This little book of uplifting quotations and powerful affirmations will help you to realise you are the best person you could...


Having a wobbly day, week or year? This little book of uplifting quotations and powerful affirmations will help you to realise you are the best person you could possibly be – you!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
You'll Do

ISBN: 9781786852311

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Telling somebody what they mean to you can be tricky. So avoid all those soppy clichés – and any potential awkwardness – by giving that special someone thi...


Telling somebody what they mean to you can be tricky. So avoid all those soppy clichés – and any potential awkwardness – by giving that special someone this sassy little book, full of tongue-in-cheek quips and endearingly honest declarations of grudging appreciation.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
I Love You

ISBN: 9781786852274

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Brimming with romantic quotes and heartfelt statements, this is the perfect small gift for Valentine’s Day. Show your favourite person how you feel with this ...


Brimming with romantic quotes and heartfelt statements, this is the perfect small gift for Valentine’s Day. Show your favourite person how you feel with this charming little book – there’s no better way to say: I love you!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
Love Is Love

ISBN: 9781786852304

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Love is… strength. Love is… pride. Love is… all you need! This celebration of every kind of love is full of heart-melting quotes and romantic statement...


Love is… strength. Love is… pride. Love is… all you need! This celebration of every kind of love is full of heart-melting quotes and romantic statements to make you realise love is love is love is love!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
The Unicorn Guide To Life

ISBN: 9781786852397

Author: Eunice Horne    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You don’t have to be magic to harness the power of the unicorn. Bring some sparkle into your life with this guide to work, rest and play – the unicorn way! ...


You don’t have to be magic to harness the power of the unicorn. Bring some sparkle into your life with this guide to work, rest and play – the unicorn way! -Harness your unicorn power -Health tips to keep your coat glossy and hooves strong -Hone your rainbow style -Learn mystical methods to achieving your dreams Learn to spot the stars and rainbows in everyday life and celebrate the real you – a magical, unique being – with this a-mane-zing book!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$22.99
Inspiration For Every Day

ISBN: 9781786852328

Author: Lizzie Cornwall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Creativity. Productivity. Joy. Just one tiny flicker can spark inspiration that fuels you all day. Let these moving words, smart tips and beautiful images stim...


Creativity. Productivity. Joy. Just one tiny flicker can spark inspiration that fuels you all day. Let these moving words, smart tips and beautiful images stimulate your mind, tap into the well of your imagination, and move you to be inspired every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$27.99
Inspiration

ISBN: 9781786852403

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, le...


‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, leaders and thinkers with this beautiful book of motivational words and quotes. Inspire your heart, free your mind, and bask in the glow of positive thinking.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 30-03-2018


$19.99
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