November 2016 (45)

Wimps In Waders

ISBN: 9780473375447

Author: Tony Walsh    Publisher: Tony And Noreen Walsh

These angling stories will whet your appetite to be out on the river again. From one end of New Zealand to the other, these short chapters introduce the reader ...


These angling stories will whet your appetite to be out on the river again. From one end of New Zealand to the other, these short chapters introduce the reader to some of our country’s fabulous wild waters and the cunning brown and rainbow trout lurking in them. With beautiful photographs of New Zealand’s back country rivers this could almost be a travel book as much as a set of fishing yarns. As author Tony and his wife wander from one river to another you will be introduced to the wild, untamed beauty of our nation. You will experience Tony’s love of nature and the tranquillity of the back country rivers as much as the thrill of landing some of those big trout. Written by the author of The Black Singlet Brigade and Boots ’n’ All, Wimps in Waders is a book for any-one who enjoys a lazy afternoon on a riverbank as much as the adrenaline rush brought on by the hunt for that worthy adversary, New Zealand’s well-schooled trout. Experiences gained in 50 years of fishing make for an enthralling read as Tony grows from a tentative spin fisherman to a fully-fledged angler. A chance encounter with another river bed angler led to Tony’s introduction to the local fishing club and as he confesses his membership led to growth in his skills. This can be noted from the explanations of fishing techniques and fly tying guidelines found throughout the book. These short stories explore some of our relatively unknown streams and are beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 28-10-2016


$30.00
Taken

ISBN: 9780473340728

Author: Sue O'Callaghan    Publisher: Getaway Publishing

A mother's incredible story of how she got 'mugged' by the Child Services system, how she got her kids back and the price she had to pay SHE FOUGHT THE LAW, A...


A mother's incredible story of how she got 'mugged' by the Child Services system, how she got her kids back and the price she had to pay SHE FOUGHT THE LAW, AND THE LAW LOST Sue O’Callaghan was one of us. Just an ordinary mum, living an ordinary life, in a nice house with her husband and family. Ordinary, that is, until the day her husband took the children for a walk and never came home. Like any mother, she was worried: Had her family been in a terrible accident? Had they been the victims of a crime? Little did Sue know that her ‘loving’ husband and his parents had been corresponding for months behind the scenes with Child Protection Services and his psychiatrist, plotting a way to leave his wife and secure custody of their children in one fell swoop. They did it by fabricating mental illness—hers! It was all there—documented in writing for Social Services, chapter and verse—but she wasn’t ill! The diagnosis had been written by a psychiatrist who had never treated her. It got worse—officials told Sue they would seize custody of Sue’s unborn baby as well, and she was forced to give birth under guard. Taken is the incredible, gripping story of a young mother who had to fight the courts, Social Services and her husband to get her children back. Sue O’Callaghan went to the Gates of Hell. And won. An inspirational true story that reads like a thriller and feels like a movie. It really is possible to beat City Hall...Taken is a must-read for parents everywhere.."


Bind: paperback


Pages: 222


Publication Date: 14-11-2016


$38.99
Product Tankers

ISBN: 9781877418235

Authors: Nick Tolerton, Michael Pryce    Publisher: Nick Tolerton

This book by well-known New Zealand maritime writers Nick Tolerton and Captain Michael Pryce is the first history of a major segment of shipping, the product ta...


This book by well-known New Zealand maritime writers Nick Tolerton and Captain Michael Pryce is the first history of a major segment of shipping, the product tankers which bring fuel to New Zealand's ports and to ports around the world. It includes a chapter on the history of New Zealand's coastal tankers with many photographs of them from the first, Paua of 1927, to the latest, Matuku, which went into service this year. A superbly-illustrated 256 page A4 book with dust-jacket, Product Tankers has more than 350 illustrations (most of them in colour and most previously unpublished), including some ship plans. As well as the fascinating and little known story of New Zealand's tanker services, it includes a comprehensive history of product tankers from the World War Two standard-designs through the classic post-war tankers to the first pure product tanker designs, the innovative tankers of the late 1960s, the 1970s, and 1980s, and the sophisticated product and chemical carriers of today. It also includes many fascinating reminiscences from New Zealand seafarers, the history of Shell's and BP product carrier fleets, and chapters on ice navigation and tankers at war, including Vietnam and the Falklands. The perfect Christmas present for anyone with an interest in ships and the sea. The authors: NICK TOLERTON - This is the 10th nautical or sports book by this Christchurch writer. He has also written Below the Timeball: 150 Years of the Port of Lyttelton, Lyttelton Icon: 100 Years of the Steam Tug Lyttelton; Spirit of the Coast: The Story of Pacifica Shipping, Reefer Ships: The Ocean Princesses, and Bulk Carriers: The Ocean Cinderellas. CAPTAIN MICHAEL PRYCE - This is the first book by Captain Pryce, the Wellington regional harbourmaster and president of the New Zealand Ship & Marine Society and editor of its respected journal Marine News. A former tankerman himself who served on 26 ships during 23 years at sea with Shell, he is a well-known contributor to nautical publications worldwide.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2016


$69.99
Queenstown & Wanaka

ISBN: 9781877303616

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This is a book of stunning scenery - a photographic celebration of some of New Zealand's best natural beauty. It is centred on Queenstown, known as the Southern...


This is a book of stunning scenery - a photographic celebration of some of New Zealand's best natural beauty. It is centred on Queenstown, known as the Southern Hemisphere's premier, four season alpine and lake resort - a world class destination, surrounded by majestic mountains, buzzing with tourists, and full of adventure activities. When combined with the surrounding region of the Southern Lakes, Central Otago and Fiordland, as in this book, you discover and experience towns and attractions of colourful and rich history, matched by spectacular landscapes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 300 x 212 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2016


$45.00 $29.99
Nice & Naughty Nursery Rhymes

ISBN: 9780473246389

Author: Garrick Tremain    Publisher: Garrick Tremain

The Cockerel:
A noisy little cockerel
Would sing at break of day:
Dogs would bark, kids would cry
From bloody miles away.
Folk sig...


The Cockerel:
A noisy little cockerel
Would sing at break of day:
Dogs would bark, kids would cry
From bloody miles away.
Folk signed a petition
To say it wasn’t proper;
The cockerel said “Hey get a life!
I’m Bantam of the Opera”.
A collection of “Nice and Naughty” rhymes each illustrated with Garrick Tremain’s colourful characters.

“A fascinating journey through the nether regions” - Eric Newby
“Mr Tremain is very funny, but awfully untidy” - Mrs Tremain

About the Author:
For 20 of the past 25 years Garrick Tremain has been New Zealand's most widely published editorial cartoonist. He has enjoyed an avid daily readership in many regions of the country, most fervently in Otago, Canterbury and Nelson. This as an adjunct to his work as a successful landscape painter.
In recent years he has written and illustrated two books of comic verse. In 2005 he set out to write a book of nursery rhymes for children but could not resist putting a risque slant on most verses. Hence he titled it "NURSERY RHYMES MOTHER NEVER READ YOU". It quickly achieved Gold and Platinum status. Now in it's 6th edition it has sold over 15,000 copies.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2013


$19.99
Dog Therapy: Canine First Aid to Lift the Spirits

ISBN: 9781849539524

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you're feeling stressed or just a bit down in the dumps, Dog Therapy could be the perfect remedy. This essential collection of the cutest canine pics, quotes...


If you're feeling stressed or just a bit down in the dumps, Dog Therapy could be the perfect remedy. This essential collection of the cutest canine pics, quotes and mindfulness tips will help you find a little more calm and happiness in our hectic world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$19.99
How to Survive 60

ISBN: 9781849539371

Authors: Mike Haskins, Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Brace yourself… 60 is approaching! It's time to face the facts – even though you might not feel it, you're decidedly more OAP than VIP But don't trade your ...


Brace yourself… 60 is approaching! It's time to face the facts – even though you might not feel it, you're decidedly more OAP than VIP But don't trade your custard creams for the cod-liver oil just yet, because there's plenty more fun to be had. This cheerful little book, full of tongue-in-cheek advice, will put some swagger in your step for many years to come!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$17.99
The World of Spirits and Cocktails

ISBN: 9783848004300

Author: Andre Domine    Publisher: h f Ullmann

The World of Spirits and Cocktails is not simply a reference book and collection of recipes, but also a travel guide through the international world of spirits ...


The World of Spirits and Cocktails is not simply a reference book and collection of recipes, but also a travel guide through the international world of spirits and drinks. In an initial overview the reader learns about the history of the various types of alcoholic drinks and more about the bar itself. Since when have bars existed, how are they equipped and what is the art of mixing cocktails? A peep into the world's most famous bars is, of course, essential. After this, the most important types of spirits are individually presented - from whiskey & bourbon to rum, chachaca & tequila and liqueurs. The historical background of each drink is explained as is the production process and the correct method of tasting. Information on the most important producers and brands present a survey of the international market and provide useful tips on buying spirits. An extensive recipe section at the end includes more than 150 classic and lesser known mixed drinks, each drink with recipe and color photo. It is a delight for both professional and hobby bartenders.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 816


Dimensions: 200 x 275 mm


$75.00 $34.99
Cocktails of the Movies

ISBN: 9783791383484

Authors: Will Francis, Stacey Marsh    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Movie trivia with a twist—a fun and delicious collection of cocktail recipes and new illustrations of the iconic films they appeared in. "Cocktails of the Mov...


Movie trivia with a twist—a fun and delicious collection of cocktail recipes and new illustrations of the iconic films they appeared in. "Cocktails of the Movies" is the perfect book for gathering friends and making the fabulous mixed drinks that are featured in your favorite films. From Groundhog Day it’s Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist; from A Clockwork Orange, a Moloko Plus. Imbibe a White Russian with the Dude, Jeff Bridges, from The Big Lebowski, or kick back and savor some Mississippi Punch with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. As interest in mixology and drinks from past decades soars, this journey through 64 great cocktails of the silver screen will thrill movie buffs and provide inspiration for anyone looking to pair up an occasion with a fine beverage. Featuring easy-to-follow recipes and original illustrations of cinema’s greatest stars and movies, this book serves up fascinating trivia about the genesis of each drink and its role within each film’s plot. In addition, it covers all the basics of preparing, garnishing, and serving cocktails in style. No matter what your taste in movies or liquor, there’s something for everyone—including a Virgin Piña Colada (Kurt Russell, Deathproof) and the Arnold Palmer (Will Ferrell’s optionally alcoholic cooler in The Other Guys)—in this original collection.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 15 x 187 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


$32.00
The Bud Collins History of Tennis

ISBN: 9781937559380

Author: Bud Collins    Publisher: New Chapter Press,U.S.

Compiled by the world’s foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-yea...


Compiled by the world’s foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season and biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all of the major events. This third edition is updated with the latest history-making records and covers the recent achievements of a galaxy of stars—including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams—without forgetting the contributions of some of the foundational names in the sport, such as Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and Andre Agassi. Collins highlights his own personal relationships with the sport’s biggest names, offering insights into the world of professional tennis that can’t be found anywhere else.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 900


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 14-11-2016


$85.00
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