June 2018 (66)

Fishing for Maui

ISBN: 9780473437541

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

Selected in the Listener 100 Best Books of 2018! A novel about food, whānau, and mental illness. Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take he...


Selected in the Listener 100 Best Books of 2018! A novel about food, whānau, and mental illness. Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getting himself into a moral dilemma of his own making. Evie wants to save the world one chicken at a time. Meanwhile her boyfriend, Michael is on a quest to reconnect with his Māori heritage and discover his own identity. Rosa is eight years old and lost in her own fantasy world, but she’s the only one who can tell something’s not right. Crisis has the power to bring this family together, but will it be too late? "An accomplished story of a family in crisis - Ritchie's great skill is her ability to conjure the inner lives if her characters. Fishing For Maui is a compassionate meditation on what it means to be well". - Sarah Jane Barnett


Bind: paperback


Pages: 366


Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 05-07-2018


$34.99
Let Me Be Like Water

ISBN: 9781911545132

Author: S.K. Perry    Publisher: Melville House UK

Holly moved to Brighton to escape her grief over the death of her boyfriend, Sam. But now she is here, sitting on a bench, listening to the sea sway... what is ...


Holly moved to Brighton to escape her grief over the death of her boyfriend, Sam. But now she is here, sitting on a bench, listening to the sea sway... what is supposed to happen next? The solitude she had so craved leaves her feeling wrecked. Stranded. But after she meets Frank, the tide begins to shi . Frank, a retired magician who has experienced his own loss but manages to be there for everyone else. Gradually, as he introduces Holly to a circle of new friends, young and old, all with their own stories of love and grief to share, she begins to learn to live again. A moving and powerful debut, Let Me Be Like Water is a book simultaneously about nothing and everything: about the humdrum yet extraordinariness of everyday life; of lost and new connections; of loneliness and friendship.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2018


$39.99
Brolliology : A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature

ISBN: 9781911545071

Author: Marion Rankine    Publisher: Melville House UK

Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and ex...


Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and exploring their full imaginative potential in folk tales and novels. In the spirit of the best literary gift books, Brolliology is a beautifully designed and illustrated tour through literature and history. It surprises us with the crucial role that the oft-overlooked umbrella has played over centuries--and not just in keeping us dry. Marion Rankine elevates umbrellas to their rightful place as an object worthy of philosophical inquiry. As Rankine points out, many others have tried. Derrida sought to find the meaning (or lack thereof) behind an umbrella mentioned in Nietzsche's notes, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote essays on the handy object, and Dickens used umbrellas as a narrative device for just about everything. She tackles the gender, class, and social connotations of carrying an umbrella and helps us realize our deep connection to this most forgettable everyday object--which we only think of when we don't have one.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 139 x 193 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2017


Tags: June 2018   History
$35.00
Dad Jokes

ISBN: 9781786852281

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Child: Dad, I’m hungry Dad: Hello hungry, I’m Dad! Celebrate the sense of humour that’s so bad it’s great with this ultimate collection of dad jokes. Fr...


Child: Dad, I’m hungry Dad: Hello hungry, I’m Dad! Celebrate the sense of humour that’s so bad it’s great with this ultimate collection of dad jokes. From cheesy one-liners to puns so terrible that they should probably be illegal, this book has it all – it’s sure to make you laugh and cry.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
How Old?! (for men) Quips and Quotes for Those Growing Older, Not Wiser

ISBN: 9781786854933

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.’ Robert Benchley Combining retro photographs with witty captions and quote...


‘As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.’ Robert Benchley Combining retro photographs with witty captions and quotes, this little book is the perfect way to celebrate becoming Officially Old.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 11-06-2018


$22.99
How Old?! (for women) Quips and Quotes for Those Growing Older, Not Wiser

ISBN: 9781786854940

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Don’t let ageing get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.’ John Wagner Combining retro photographs with witty captions and quotes, this little book ...


‘Don’t let ageing get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.’ John Wagner Combining retro photographs with witty captions and quotes, this little book is the perfect way to celebrate becoming Officially Old.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 11-06-2018


$22.99
Don't Panic You're Only 50

ISBN: 9781786852946

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.’ Joan Collins B-Day is here! But don’t spend it ...


‘Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.’ Joan Collins B-Day is here! But don’t spend it stressing about the precious time that’s gone by – embrace the fact that you have made it to half a century with this collection of witty and wise quotes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-06-2018


$19.99
No Parachute (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621058

Author: Arthur Gould Lee    Publisher: Grub Street

From the young airmen who took their frail machines high above the trenches of World War I and fought their foes in single combat there emerged a renowned compa...


From the young airmen who took their frail machines high above the trenches of World War I and fought their foes in single combat there emerged a renowned company of brilliant aces – among them Ball, Bishop, McCudden, Collishaw and Mannock – whose legendary feats have echoed down half a century. But behind the elite there were, in the Royal Flying Corps, many hundreds of other airmen who flew their hazardous daily sorties in outdated planes without ever achieving fame. Here is the story of one of these unknown flyers – a story based on letters written on the day, hot on the event, which tells of a young pilot’s progress from fledgling to seasoned fighter. His descriptions of air fighting, sometimes against the Richthofen Circus, of breathless dog-fights between Sopwith Pup and Albatros, are among the most vivid and immediate to come out of World War I. Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air war, the thrills and the terror, in this honest and timeless acount. Rising to the rank of air vice-marshal, Gould Lee never forgot the RFC’s needless sacrifices – and in a trio of trenchant appendices he examines, with the mature judgement of a senior officer of the RAF and a graduate of the Staff and Imperial Defence Colleges, the failure of the Army High Command to provide both efficient aeroplanes until mid-1917 and parachutes throughout the war, in addition to General Trenchard’s persistence in a costly and largely ineffective conception of the air offensive.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


Tags: June 2018   Military
$27.99
Open Cockpit (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621041

Author: Arthur Gould Lee    Publisher: Grub Street

Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during Worl...


Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I. In November 1917 during low-level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down three times by ground fire. He spent eight months at the front and accumulated 222 hours of flight time in Sopwith Pups and Camels during a staggering 118 patrols; being engaged in combat fifty-six times. He lived to retire from the RAF as an air vice-marshal in 1946. Author of three books, this is by far his best. Lee puts you in the cockpit in a riveting account of life as a fighter pilot at the front. At turns humorous and dramatic, this thoughtful, enlightening, true account is a classic to be ranked with Winged Victory by V. M. Yeates, also published by Grub Street.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


Tags: June 2018   Military
$27.99
Vegan Recipes From Spain

ISBN: 9781911621164

Author: Gonzalo Baro    Publisher: Grub Street

Spanish food is all about making the most of the best local produce. It conjures up many associations ̶ friends eating and laughing together, delicious wine, r...


Spanish food is all about making the most of the best local produce. It conjures up many associations ̶ friends eating and laughing together, delicious wine, relaxing holidays, or a balmy breeze under a colourful waterside umbrella. Above all it is perfect for sharing. Geography and climate, has had a great influence on its cooking methods and available ingredients, and these particularities are present in the dishes of the various regions. Spanish cuisine was also shaped by a complex history, where invasions and conquests have modified traditions and made new ingredients available. Gonzalo Baró has brought this feeling of life into his recipes ̶ in either traditional, usually very simple, honest dishes or unusual, new ones. He brings this gorgeous fresh country cuisine to our tables in chapters covering Basics, Tapas, Pinchos, Appetizers, Main Dishes, and Sweets. There are pages and pages of mouth-watering recipes for alioli, romesco, gazpacho, ajo blanco, mushrooms with sherry, stuffed piquillo peppers, fried salad hearts, green beans in tomato sauce, grilled asparagus, crispy vegetables with orange alioli, wild rice salad with sherry vinaigrette, sweet potatoes and grapes, yams with chard sauce, paella, tortilla, padron peppers, and a host of sweet treats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$49.99
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