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January / February 2021 (76)
European Peasant Cookery
There are over 500 recipes in this classic work from one of the country’s most respected food writers. First published in the 1980 and twenty years in the mak...
There are over 500 recipes in this classic work from one of the country’s most respected food writers. First published in the 1980 and twenty years in the making, now available again in a handsome new hardback edition. The recipes come from twenty-five countries, ranging from Ireland in the west to Romania in the east, Iceland in the north to Turkey in the south. This enormous compendium covers Vegetables, Potato Dishes, Bean, Lentils, Polenta and Cornmeal, Rice, Pasta and Noodles, Eggs, Milk and Cheeses, Fish, Poultry, Small Game, Pork, Shepherd’s Meats, Beef, Breads and Yeast Pastries, Sweet Dishes, Herbs, Mushrooms and Fungi, Oils, and Preserves. Written with the scrupulous attention to detail and authenticity that is the hallmark of Elisabeth Luard’s cookery writing, the recipes are peppered with hundreds of fascinating anecdotes and little known facts about local history and folklore. Elisabeth Luard is the food columnist for The Oldie and a regular contributor to Waitrose Food Illustrated as well as many national newspapers. She is the author of ten cookbooks and two volumes of autobiography. ‘…this is one of the great cook books of all time.’ Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday
Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 20-06-2022
Poured Me A Glass of Life
Caught in the clutches of addiction, Denise Cloughley knows what it's like to visit the depths of hell and stay for a while. From blackouts to forced instituti...
Caught in the clutches of addiction, Denise Cloughley knows what it's like to visit the depths of hell and stay for a while. From blackouts to forced institutionalization, her life was a maze of twists and turns that cost her nearly everything and sent her on the run from police, family, and the shady rehab facility that hunted her like a dog. With her business, family, and friends gone, there was nothing left but her addiction that threatened to permanently extinguish the light in her eyes. How can anyone survive the grip of its tentacles that pulls its victims back to the very behaviour that destroyed their happiness? Her addiction seized it all: work, families, and health. Then it threatened to take the last of what was left of her shattered life. Hundreds of millions of people are currently battling addiction worldwide. "Poured Me a Glass of Life" is an explosive expose of the ugly side of addiction rehab. In a perfect blend, she shares her life story, offers analysis of the fatal flaws of rehab, and offers inspiration and real-world advice about overcoming adversity. Whether you have suffered from addiction or love someone who has, this raw and authentic look will have you on the edge of your seat. It is painfully honest without ever been depressing, far from it. Although it describes moments of crushing desolation it is extremely engaging and beautifully written read with a direct and personable style that quite often provides laugh out loud moments. Most importantly, you will walk away from this powerful read challenged and changed. The inspiration it offers is priceless and will last long after you read it.
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 16-12-2020
Good For You
Actress Claire Chitham has been free from Crohn’s Disease for 20 years. She tells her story about suffering from a chronic and incurable bowel condition while...
Actress Claire Chitham has been free from Crohn’s Disease for 20 years. She tells her story about suffering from a chronic and incurable bowel condition while starring on national television and shares how she has learned to stay on top of her health and vitality ever since. Together, Claire and journalist Kylie Bailey share their combined knowledge on their GUT + CELLULAR health and offer up 76 different ways you can experiment, taste, trial and learn to grow a better relationship with your own health and vitality.
Publication Date: 31-01-2021
Equity and Governance: 75 Years of Blindness Advocacy in New Zealand 1945-2020
Equity and Governance picks up from where Greg Newbold’s previous book, Quest for Equity, left off, and covers the Association of Blind Citizens’ history si...
Equity and Governance picks up from where Greg Newbold’s previous book, Quest for Equity, left off, and covers the Association of Blind Citizens’ history since 1995. After briefly reviewing the Association’s first 50 years (1945–1995), the book covers the group’s convoluted and eventful history over the subsequent 25 years. The book focuses on what is called the governance revolution, which resulted in consumer-controlled governance of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind’s board of trustees in 2002. Gaining control over board composition, however, did not, contrary to the expectations of many, end the conflicts between the Association and the Foundation. In fact, in the 18 years since the passage of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind Act 2002, although relations have for the most part been smooth, tensions at times have been as trying as they were before the passage of the Act. The last 25 years has seen as much activity and passion from within the Association of Blind Citizens as at any time in its history and significant developments have occurred. This book chronicles the intricate matrix of activities and campaigns engaged in by the Association since its 50th Jubilee in 1995.
Publication Date: 10-10-2020
Mum Will Lockdown Be Fun
PM Ardern announced in a very firm tone, ‘There’s no going out. You all must stay home!’ For four weeks at least the lockdown begun, The three boys looked...
PM Ardern announced in a very firm tone, ‘There’s no going out. You all must stay home!’ For four weeks at least the lockdown begun, The three boys looked worried, ‘This won’t be fun’. OR will it? Join Tommy, Leo and Jordie Scott on their real-life lockdown adventures and see how they managed to enjoy their favourite activities at home their own special way. Ideal for pre-schoolers to eight years old. The Author and Illustrator: Abby Scott lives at Parkvale in rural Wairarapa with her husband Jase and three boys. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Massey University and has worked in the rural sector for 10 years. “Mum, will lockdown be fun” was inspired by the real-life adventures with her kids during lockdown 2020. Illustrator Mikyla Hull lives in Tauranga with her husband Joe and their two daughters, Indigo and Freya. A trained art teacher, who was taught all over the world, she enjoyed the opportunity to work on the book with her friend Abby. ‘Mum, will lockdown be fun?’
Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 04-12-2020
History of a Drowning Boy : Dennis Nilsen The Autobiography
Dennis Nilsen was one of Britain's most notorious serial killers, jailed for life in 1983 after the murders of 12 men and the attempted murders of many more. Se...
Dennis Nilsen was one of Britain's most notorious serial killers, jailed for life in 1983 after the murders of 12 men and the attempted murders of many more. Seven years after his conviction, Nilsen began to write his autobiography and over a period of 18 years he typed 6,000 pages of introspection, reflection, comment and explanation. History of a Drowning Boy - taken exclusively from these astonishing writings - uncovers, for the first time, the motives behind the murders, and delivers a clear understanding of how such horrific events could have happened, tracing the origins back to early childhood. In another first, it provides an insight into his 35 years inside the maximum-security prison system including his everyday life on the wings; his interactions with the authorities and other notorious prisoners; and his artistic endeavours of music, writing and drama. It also reveals the truth behind many of the myths surrounding Dennis Nilsen, as reported in the media. Nilsen was determined to have his memoir published but to his frustration, the Home Office blocked publication during his lifetime. He died in 2018, entrusting the manuscript to his closest friend and it is now being published with the latter's permission. Any autobiography presents the writer's story from just one perspective - his own, and as such this record should be treated with some caution. An excellent foreword by criminologist Dr Mark Pettigrew offers some context to Nilsen's words, and this important work provides an extraordinary journey through the life of a remarkable and inadequate man.
Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm
Publication Date: 25-02-2021
The Dolphin : The Life of David Lewis
In this first biography of David Henry Lewis, Ben Lowings examines his lifetime of adventure forensically yet sympathetically, and unlocks the secrets of his de...
In this first biography of David Henry Lewis, Ben Lowings examines his lifetime of adventure forensically yet sympathetically, and unlocks the secrets of his determination. This British-born New Zealander was the first person to sail a catamaran around the world, the first - in Ice Bird - to reach Antarctica solo under sail, and the first to make known to Westerners how ancient navigators reached - and could reach again - the Pacific islands. His many voyages resulted in thirteen books published and translated worldwide; many were bestsellers - We, the Navigators has not been out of print since first publication in 1972. David Lewis's achievements have been acknowledged with a series of awards, including that of Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. But the price of David Lewis's adventures had ultimately to be paid by others in the succession of families he created, then broke apart; and many of his actions brought him into conflict with the feelings of friends and contemporaries. We may legitimately ask 'was it really all worth it?' For the first time his six marriages are revealed, through more than a year of original research in Britain, Australia and New Zealand - including interviews with all surviving family members, as well as friends and fellow voyagers. Events thinly-sketched or omitted in his own writings, such as his father's own failings, are investigated. His kayaking, mountain-climbing and sailing were struggles all the more difficult because of a fractured backbone, shattered elbow and impaired vision. David Lewis's early years get the comprehensive documentation they deserve - in his own memoir he jumps straight from child to fully-fledged explorer. Inaccuracies are corrected in his tale of kayaking four hundred miles home from school. As playboy medical student, British paratrooper fighting in Normandy, and political activist in Palestine, Jamaica and London, he grappled with academic and colonial prejudice, and fought anti-Semitism and inequality; all is examined. As a general practitioner in the East End's impure 1950s air he worked where the new National Health Service was most needed. Professional frustrations and marital disappointments were not soothed by weekend sailing. He would join a pioneering single-handed yacht race to America in 1960, leaving his first daughter to find him on board in Plymouth to say farewell only at the last minute. In 1964 he would race again, but this time in a catamaran, and then, with Fiona, his new wife, and their daughters, girdle the earth in it. For the first time, their circumnavigation is described in part from Fiona's perspective. Media accounts and passages from his many books build up a picture of a consistently experimental, and utterly untypical, middle aged man. Every word in the Antarctic logbook of Ice Bird - scrawled with freezing hands - is closely compared with literary sources, National Geographic articles and his commercially successful book-length account. A new critical appreciation shows the white heat at the core of his being. He has abandoned his children again, and been drugged by ocean solitude. But in the act of writing he is earning his place among humanity. To hell with the frozen hands.
Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm
Publication Date: 30-10-2020
The Cruise of the Teddy
In the late 1920s Norwegian Erling Tambs and his wife Julie set out from Oslo with their Colin Archer pilot boat Teddy, little in the way of navigational equipm...
In the late 1920s Norwegian Erling Tambs and his wife Julie set out from Oslo with their Colin Archer pilot boat Teddy, little in the way of navigational equipment, and not much else. The Cruise of the Teddy is Erling's charming and modest account of how, with great fortitude, resourcefulness and good humour they reached New Zealand via the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, with many delightful human encounters along the way, to arrive with one more in the family than they started with.
Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm
Publication Date: 04-12-2020
On The Run : Running Across the Globe
Previously announced 2020. Offering insight on route planning, training guides, and demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educat...
Previously announced 2020. Offering insight on route planning, training guides, and demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educate and inspire runners of all experience levels. More than a health trend, running fosters community: learn about races and clubs throughout the world and discover how runners from different backgrounds, of different ages, and with different abilities are championing the sport.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 30-09-2020
Bouldering : Climbing No Ropes Attached
Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes. Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community tha...
Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes. Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights. Bouldern shows the different motifs behind bouldering and the inspirational figures of this high-performance sport. The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits. Bernd Zangerl, known as the "naturalborn free-climber," guides this book through his expertise. Along with his bouldering colleagues, he shows the fascinating and challenging aspects of rock and indoor climbing and explains bouldering for every age.Experiencing bouldering through gripping photography and specialist knowledge, this book is both for newcomers and skilled individuals looking to reach new heights.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 09-02-2021