May 2015 (36)

Ghosts of Anzac

ISBN: 9780473322069

Author: Onesimus William Howe    Publisher: Langsford Publishing

Old soldiers never tell their war stories? This one did: "General Johnstone tried to compliment us on our 'work' but was cut up too much when he heard of our lo...


Old soldiers never tell their war stories? This one did: "General Johnstone tried to compliment us on our 'work' but was cut up too much when he heard of our losses. He was visibly affected. We marched to Mametz Wood and there Col. Plugge also tried to address us but he could not control his feelings either. We went into the trenches with 804 men. Came out with 201. Our casualties for the two stints were 603. Plugge was far too cut up to say a word about it. We camped in the woods for the night..." Onesimus William Howe served in the Auckland Infantry Regiment. His unit was the first to hit the beach at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli. In fact, Howe's experiences at Gallipoli are quoted by historian Chris Pugsley in his book Gallipoli - The New Zealand Story. But it is what happened next that defined WWI for the ANZACS, when they came face to face with heavily armed Germans at the Somme. In this important new work, taken directly from his battlefield diary, see the events of 1916 as if you are there: "That left me in charge of the gun. Percy and I are the only ones left on this gun now..." Compelling, honest, surprising, uncensored.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 180


Publication Date: 30-04-2015


Tags: May 2015   History   Military   New Zealand
$29.99
Porkers : The gripping story of the Cora Lynn Ripper and the ones that didn't get away

ISBN: 9780473316679

Author: Warwick Broadhurst    Publisher: Broadhurst Publishing

There are days when a pig hunt can resemble a clash between Roadrunner and Wile E.Coyote: "I jumped up and put my feet into gear before my brain, charging off t...


There are days when a pig hunt can resemble a clash between Roadrunner and Wile E.Coyote: "I jumped up and put my feet into gear before my brain, charging off through the scrub with my head down and with my eyes half shut. I didn't want to lose an eye. Too late I realised my mistake when I ran straight off a bluff! i was in mid-air and thought, 'Help, I have done it this time...' " And days when a surprise is in store: "All was silent for a moment until I looked over the edge where the fern had been flattened, and saw the dogs and the pig with his backside sticking out of the fern. One dog had an ear while lying on his back on the ground with his four feet in the air, and the others lay around panting. It was a very hot day. The dogs and the pigs were all stuffed..." In a country where introduced pigs can ravage native bush, hunters help keep the numbers under control. Warwick Broadhurst's highly entertaining life as a pig hunter is laid bare in this fast-paced collection of stories from the high country, the forests and the plains.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 211


Dimensions: 150 x 212 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2015


$29.99
Fish Stories

ISBN: 9781927145661

Author: Mary Cresswell    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Mary Cresswell is at her imaginative best in this new collection, built from her experiments with the ghazal, a traditional form, which she first met via the wo...


Mary Cresswell is at her imaginative best in this new collection, built from her experiments with the ghazal, a traditional form, which she first met via the work of Agha Shahid Ali and Mimi Khalvati. The poems in ‘Fish Stories’ are presented as an intellectual challenge to students of the ghazal and glosa forms, encouraging them to develop their own craft. At the same time, Cresswell’s poetry is widely accessible and appealing: using rhyme and varying poetic structures, inspired by a range of topics, but especially by nature and ecology, she combines humour with serious comment to engage and connect with her reader.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 132


Dimensions: 140 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2015


$25.00
Solving Relationship Property Problems in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473313432

Author: Garth Cameron    Publisher: Rainshadow Press

This book explains: *What relationships are subject to the law of relationship property *That the cost of a property dispute is far more than the money spent on...


This book explains: *What relationships are subject to the law of relationship property *That the cost of a property dispute is far more than the money spent on legal fees *How to access the law and other relevant resources *Why it helps to know the law and procedure but it is not a good idea to be your own lawyer *The relationship between the facts, the law and a good result *The negotiation process *How to assess the benefits and risks of choosing an option *The role of compromise in ending disputes *Litigation risk *The Family Court process It includes: *Flow charts, which make it easier to understand the process of conflict resolution *Internet resources *Lists of sources of law and practice *A glossary which included the definitions of key words used in the process of negotiation, litigation and settlement of relationship property disputes


Bind: paperback


Pages: 52


Dimensions: 147 x 210 x 4 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2015


Tags: May 2015   New Zealand   Reference   Business
$24.95
A Turkish Cookbook

ISBN: 9781909808249

Author: Arto Der Haroutunian    Publisher: Grub Street

All Arto der Haroutunian’s twelve cookbooks written in the 1980s became classics; it was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the...


All Arto der Haroutunian’s twelve cookbooks written in the 1980s became classics; it was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the main source of many of our Western cuisines and his books were intended as an introduction to that tradition. A Turkish Cookbook is regarded as the seminal work on the subject but has been out of print for over twenty five years. It is a lovingly written recipe book packed with traditional stories, poems and sayings. Turkey is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations, and while famous for its scenic beauty and ancient sites, it undoubtedly owes much of its new found popularity to the quality and character of its food. With his inimitable talent for combining fascinating anecdotes with mouth-watering recipes, Arto der Haroutunian brings to life the ancient culinary traditions of this huge and varied country. You can recreate the wonderful fish and seafood dishes, the exotic oriental pastries, experiment with different types of kebabs or prepare a selection of meze. At once a practical cookbook and a fascinating read, A Turkish Cookbook is a splendid introduction to one of the world’s great cuisines.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2015


$45.00
The Best of Jane Grigson

ISBN: 9781909808287

Author: Jane Grigson    Publisher: Grub Street

Published to coincide with the anniversary of 25 years since her untimely death and having been out of print for more than a decade, Grub Street is republishing...


Published to coincide with the anniversary of 25 years since her untimely death and having been out of print for more than a decade, Grub Street is republishing the ultimate compendium of Jane Grigson’s recipes. Following the success of her first book, Charcuterie and French Pork Cooking, Grigson’s research and flair for cooking speak for themselves within this tome. With a delightful introduction by her friend, and the equally remarkable Elizabeth David, this book is a staple for every cook. The book is organised into regional cuisines from across the globe including: the Americas, the Mediterranean, the Europeans, India and the Far East and contains sections entitled ‘At Home in England’ and ‘At Home in France’; both places close to Jane’s heart. There is also, of course, a detailed chapter on charcuterie. The recipes are introduced in English, with brief descriptions by Grigson, but are also simultaneously designated in the native language of their origin. There are graphs and pictorials for the accurate cooking of meat joints by weight and detailed instructions for picking the best ingredients and making the most of them when they are in season. The book concludes with a chapter on the enjoyment of food which encapsulates Grigson’s approach to cooking along with the experience of reading this book. The recipes are diverse and diligent to detail. There are recipes for the simple weekday dinner to the elaborate celebratory feast. This collection of her best and most-loved recipes, with her introductions, anecdotes, quotations and poems, is a fitting tribute, not only to her culinary and literary skills, but also to the warmth, wit and intelligence that shines through all her books.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2015


$55.00
In Praise of Bees

ISBN: 9781846891922

Author: Elizabeth Birchall    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

The bee is probably the most written about species after the human race. As so many commentators through the ages have discovered, here is far more to the insec...


The bee is probably the most written about species after the human race. As so many commentators through the ages have discovered, here is far more to the insect than its biology and life cycle. In Praise of Bees explores bees' place in human lives and imaginations, from cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world. This beautiful book's pages are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping with carefully researched references to the role of these fascinating creatures in myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. A rich variety of illustrations, ranging from Old Masters and scientific etchings to modern photographs appear throughout accompanied by a selection of verse, much of it the author's. The text is leavened with a dry wit, resulting in a scholarly but eminently readable exploration of bees, their complex society and their place in the world. This is especially relevant in view of concerns about their present plight and the ecological consequences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 180 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$79.99
From Puppy to Perfect

ISBN: 9781846892059

Author: Janet Menzies    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

From Puppy to Perfect answers all your questions about owning and training the family's first puppy. Many of the dog training manuals leave out the key question...


From Puppy to Perfect answers all your questions about owning and training the family's first puppy. Many of the dog training manuals leave out the key questions that first-timers need to know. Because most people buy the puppy before the book--like never bothering to read the instructions until something goes wrong--the book starts with a survival guide for the first few weeks. It then gradually takes the reader through everything they need to know to train to a grown up dog--from puppy to perfect!


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2015


Tags: May 2015   Reference
$34.99
Perfect Mind: Perfect Ride

ISBN: 9781910016046

Author: Inga Wolframm    Publisher: Kenilworth Press

Possessing the right mind-set and relevant mental skills has long been considered vital in achieving top performances in all sports. And yet, to many riders men...


Possessing the right mind-set and relevant mental skills has long been considered vital in achieving top performances in all sports. And yet, to many riders mental fitness still remains something of an afterthought. In Perfect Mind: Perfect Ride, the author demonstrates how to develop and achieve the right kind of attitude, motivation and mental skills to make the most of the rider’s abilities whether it be riding as a recreation or as a competitive sport. Horses are highly sensitive flight animals – they’ll react first and ask questions, well, never...! In essence, this means that every time riders get on their horse, they need to be fully committed, aware and in control of their body, their thoughts and their emotions, in order to communicate with their horse in precisely the right kind of manner. The combination of research in the field of sport and performance psychology and real-life examples contained in this book will help readers identify with and understand different topics. Current scientific theories surrounding sport and performance psychology are translated into practice, allowing readers to fully understand why they think, feel and act the way they do – and what they need to do change it. Hands-on advice on how to develop relevant attitudes and mental skills will make Perfect Mind: Perfect Ride an essential companion for the rider wanting to get more out of the sport.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2015


$49.99
Dressage Solutions

ISBN: 9781905693825

Author: Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg    Publisher: Kenilworth Press

Following on from the highly acclaimed Kottas on Dressage, this new book by one of the foremost exponents of Classical dressage offers advice on the correct way...


Following on from the highly acclaimed Kottas on Dressage, this new book by one of the foremost exponents of Classical dressage offers advice on the correct way to introduce work on the paces, exercises and movements, together with in-depth analysis of common problems and ways to correct them. The author makes the point that many errors are rooted in faulty posture or aiding on the rider’s part, and emphasises throughout the importance of focusing on these issues at all stages of training. Constant emphasis is also placed on the need to be mindful of the horse’s mental and physical ability to cope with what is being asked of him – there are reminders throughout that, often, the best way to achieve progress is to take a step back and ensure that the building blocks are in place that will facilitate the next step forward. The need to consider various aspects of conformation is also stressed – not all horses are perfect specimens, and the overall training of any horse will be enhanced if due consideration is given to individual characteristics. Dressage Solutions takes the reader through many stages of training, from ensuring that the basic paces are correct, through introducing the lateral exercises, developing the canter, rein-back, piaffe and passage, to a final chapter that explains some of the long-established movements of the High School. This is a journey that will provide much food for thought, and a great deal of invaluable advice, for all riders who have progress and their horse’s well-being at heart.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2014


$69.99
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