June 2015 (45)

Cricketing Colonists : The Brittan Brothers in Early Canterbury

ISBN: 9781927145685

Authors: Geoff Rice, Frances Ryman    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

John Robert Godley, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, James Edward FitzGerald - these are the names that usually come to mind as the founders of Canterbury. But there wa...


John Robert Godley, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, James Edward FitzGerald - these are the names that usually come to mind as the founders of Canterbury. But there was a fourth vitally important individual, arguably equal in importance to FitzGerald, whose story remains largely unknown. William Guise Brittan led the first Canterbury Pilgrims, chaired the Society of Canterbury Colonists and controlled the Land Office in early Christchurch. The 'bell-wether man' of the Canterbury project, he was the first to pay for land land in the settlement, inspiring others to follow his example. William Guise Brittan was also known as 'the Father of Cricket' in Canterbury and established three churches in Christchurch. The city's cathedral was built with stone from his Halswell quarry. His elder brother Joseph, who joined him in 1852, had a significant influence on local politics, as a provincial secretary, and was expected to follow FitzGerald as superintendent, though he lost the 1857 election. A former newspaper owner, he also founded the "Canterbury Standard" in 1854 as a rival to the "Lyttelton Times". He too, was a cricket enthusiast. The Brittan brothers were leading figures in the Canterbury settlement, and made substantial contributions to the province, yet they were unpopular, both their careers ended in failure and disappointment and they have been mostly forgotten. This timely and fascinating account seeks to explain why, exploring their work and family lives (and their bank accounts), and along the way providing a richly detailed panorama of life and politics in early Chistchurch.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 350


Dimensions: 155 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2015


Tags: June 2015   Biography   History   New Zealand
$39.99
Slipping The Moorings

ISBN: 9780473311940

Author: Richard Randerson    Publisher: Matai House

Richard Randerson's life and ministry have spanned a period of profound change in New Zealand and the wider world. During this time the Church has sometimes led...


Richard Randerson's life and ministry have spanned a period of profound change in New Zealand and the wider world. During this time the Church has sometimes led, but often lagged, on a bewildering array of issues: marriage of divorcees, ordination of women, anti-nuclear and anti-apartheid protests, same-sex relationships, abortion, poverty, inequality in economics and justice, treaty settlements, church constitutional change, prayer book rewriting, contemporary theology, inter-faith relations, genetic modification, civil marriage, same gender marriage and the priestly vocations of gays and lesbians. Richard has been in the thick of many of these defining battles down through the decades. His memoir is not just the story of one man's work in Church and Society through decades of turbulent change. It is a font of wisdom and practical advice for those seeking God's help today on society's even greater challenges.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 243


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$29.50
The Bold Ship Phenomenal

ISBN: 9780473313142

Author: Sarah Johnson    Publisher: Flat Bed Press

Malachi's life is dull,dull,dull. Dad's always busy and school is dreary, especially science. Then Malachi finds a mysterious bottle on the seashore, and things...


Malachi's life is dull,dull,dull. Dad's always busy and school is dreary, especially science. Then Malachi finds a mysterious bottle on the seashore, and things start to get exciting. What he discovers inside the bottle sends Malachi on the journey of his life. But pirates, smugglers, police and a grumpy pig soon have Malachi regretting his thirst fir adventure. There are battles to be won, and the only one who can fight them is Malachi. Can he save himself and the bottle? And what about the pig?


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 01-06-2015


Tags: June 2015   Childrens
$19.99
Banksy You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat (Updated 2016 Edition)

ISBN: 9781908211309

Author: Gary Shove    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Updated to include new work, the 2016 edition of Banksy You Are includes his groundbreaking ‘Dismaland’ show, the newly created Bristol Bridge Farm Primary ...


Updated to include new work, the 2016 edition of Banksy You Are includes his groundbreaking ‘Dismaland’ show, the newly created Bristol Bridge Farm Primary School piece, the Calais refugee crisis wake-up ‘Steve Jobs’, as well as new works from Gaza. Also features the controversial ‘Cheltenham Spies’ piece as well as ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, ‘Art Buff’ and the spectacular ‘Mobile Lovers’ which appeared outside Bristol Boys Boxing Club. The 2016 updated edition also includes his 2004 bronze statue ‘Justice’ and also features his groundbreaking October 2013 residency in NYC. The single best collection of photography of Banksy’s street work that has ever been assembled for print. This book seeks to concentrate on his iconic imagery spanning the past decade, from Los Angeles to Lewisham (and everywhere inbetween), including many images never before seen. However, make no mistake; this is not a dull history book or dim-witted collection of mediocre fan snaps. This book is designed to ignite, provoke and inspire you - and is a work of art in itself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 221 x 259 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$69.99
Abandoned Planet

ISBN: 9781908211262

Author: Andre Govia    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Abandoned Planet is the first book by pioneering worldwide urban explorer Andre Govia and brings you the definitive document of cinematic abandoned photography....


Abandoned Planet is the first book by pioneering worldwide urban explorer Andre Govia and brings you the definitive document of cinematic abandoned photography. It’s an epic journey that has seen him take his camera to over 22 different countries worldwide and explore over 900 individual locations to document the spectacle of urban decay. 240 pages of stunning cinematic abandoned photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 256 x 256 mm


$69.99 $49.99
Burn After Writing (Teen)

ISBN: 9781908211279

Author: Rhiannon Shove    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

This book will be a unique picture of you as you are right now, as you will never be again. A personal journal encompassing a collection of gently probing quest...


This book will be a unique picture of you as you are right now, as you will never be again. A personal journal encompassing a collection of gently probing questions, mind games, thought experiments and homework assignments – all on your favourite subject: yourself. Repeat after me – I promise to try really hard to tell mainly the truth, almost the whole truth and hardly anything but the truth so help me dog, fingers crossed across my heart and hope to die, times infinity, no returns. Burn After Writing Teen is THE personal journal that invites YOU to face all of the the big questions in life. Have fun with it, or take it too seriously, or both. It’s up to you.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


$29.99 $14.99
Burn After Writing

ISBN: 9781908211231

Author: Sharon Jones    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

A personal journal encompassing a collection of gently probing questions, mind games, thought experiments and homework assignments – all on your favourite sub...


A personal journal encompassing a collection of gently probing questions, mind games, thought experiments and homework assignments – all on your favourite subject: yourself. Burn After Writing is an personal journal that invites you to face all of the the big questions in life. - Who are you now? - How did you get here? - Where are you going? Have fun with it, or take it too seriously, or both. It’s up to you.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


$29.99 $14.99
Subway Adventure Guide: New York City

ISBN: 9781629370774

Author: Kyle Knoke    Publisher: Triumph Books

In "Subway Adventure Guide: New York City," residents and tourists alike gain access to off-the-beaten-path adventures in a compact guidebook format and see the...


In "Subway Adventure Guide: New York City," residents and tourists alike gain access to off-the-beaten-path adventures in a compact guidebook format and see the New York City that's not featured on postcards sold all over Manhattan. Each of the roughly three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread out over New York City's five boroughs included in this easy-to-use guide, from restaurants and bars to landmarks and museums, are highlighted in great detail by authors Kyle Knoke and Amy Plitt--what to order, what to see, and how to get there. For even better exploring, each destination is organized by the more than 30 subway lines that run through the city, including handy maps with street names. From delighting in a little-known ethnic restaurant to admiring a local landmark, each adventure contained in this photo-packed pocket guide reveals a new hidden gem of the city. Van Cortlandt Park. Far Rockaway. Bay Ridge. Flatbush Avenue. "Subway Adventure Guide: New York City" takes you away from the tourist traps and closer to a genuine New York City experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 140 x 188 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


Tags: June 2015   Travel
$39.99
Objekt International

ISBN: 9783832732196

Publisher: TeNeues

For more than 20 years, the internationally acclaimed interior design magazine OBJEKT©International has shown us outstanding architecture, luxurious interiors,...


For more than 20 years, the internationally acclaimed interior design magazine OBJEKT©International has shown us outstanding architecture, luxurious interiors, and artistic masterpieces. Now this visually stimulating reference for designers, homeowners, and art collectors is also available as an impressive coffee table book. Alongside diverse interiors from all over the world, the owners and their personal stories are also taken into focus. OBJEKT©International’s founder, Hans Fonk, has a knack for keeping up on the latest developments in design, art, and architecture and photographing and presenting the material in an appealing manner—making this opulent book a must-have for any design enthusiast.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$115.00 $45.00
Cutest Ever Baby Knits

ISBN: 9781504800167

Author: Val Pierce    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

A completely irresistible collection of knitting patterns for utterly cute baby clothes. These patterns will give great delight both to the knitter and to all w...


A completely irresistible collection of knitting patterns for utterly cute baby clothes. These patterns will give great delight both to the knitter and to all who see the results on tiny new babies.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$29.99
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