November 2016 (53)

A Passion For Fashion

ISBN: 9780473372774

Author: Hilary E Hunt    Publisher: EHN and Smith Publishing

The life of Lindsay Kennett Master milliner. Lindsay Kennett developed his passion for fashion as a young boy in the isolated Paradise and Glenorchy regions of ...


The life of Lindsay Kennett Master milliner. Lindsay Kennett developed his passion for fashion as a young boy in the isolated Paradise and Glenorchy regions of Otago. The fashionable clothes worn by day tourists arriving at Glenorchy on the Lake Wakatipu steamers intrigued Lindsay and provided the genesis of his career as a master milliner. By the time Lindsay entered art school in Dunedin, he was a young man obsessed with drawing, painting and creating shapes and designs. Work as a department store window dresser and fashion illustrator in Dunedin led to similar work in Wellington. There, he taught himself to make hats. Soon after, he moved to Auckland, securing immediate success when Aage Thaarup, the Queen’s milliner, asked Lindsay to help him make hats for society clientele during the Queen’s 1953 visit to New Zealand. Lindsay went on to create hats for fashion-conscious women all over New Zealand. His millinery salon in Parnell attracted many interesting patrons, and his numerous ‘travelling hat shows’ brought delight to all who attended them. During these years, Lindsay embraced New Zealand’s increasing receptiveness to international influences. He revelled in films, music and new foods, enjoyed a full social life and continued to paint and sketch whenever time permitted. Since his ostensible retirement in Dunedin in the early 1990s, Lindsay has held sell-out shows and exhibitions of his hats and artwork to raise money for charities, been much in demand as a raconteur, and helped women in Niue shape their traditional woven straw hats into fashion statements. Superb photographs of just some of Lindsay’s collection of 100 hats illustrating millinery fashions from 1900 to 1990 complement this engaging memoir.


Bind: hardback


Publication Date: 14-11-2016


$59.99
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
Cat Therapy : Feline First Aid to Lift the Spirits

ISBN: 9781849539517

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you’re feeling stressed or just a bit down in the dumps, Cat Therapy could just be the perfect remedy. This essential collection of the cutest kitty pics, ...


If you’re feeling stressed or just a bit down in the dumps, Cat Therapy could just be the perfect remedy. This essential collection of the cutest kitty 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
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 40

ISBN: 9781849539357

Authors: Mike Haskins, Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Once your thirties are behind you, there are no excuses left – you're indisputably "experienced', certifiably "mature'. But don't trade that margarita for a m...


Once your thirties are behind you, there are no excuses left – you're indisputably "experienced', certifiably "mature'. But don't trade that margarita for a mug of cocoa just yet: this cheerful little book, full of tongue-in-cheek advice, will help keep your mojo working for many years to come!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$17.99
How to Survive 50

ISBN: 9781849539364

Authors: Mike Haskins, Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

There's no denying it – you've officially got "a few years' under your belt (and possibly a few extra notches on it). But don't trade your party gear for a pa...


There's no denying it – you've officially got "a few years' under your belt (and possibly a few extra notches on it). But don't trade your party gear for a pair of slippers just yet: this little book, full of tongue-in-cheek advice, will help you carry on strutting your stuff for many years to come!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$17.99
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