November 2020 (51)

Good For You

ISBN: 9781942549727

Authors: Claire Chitham, Kylie Bailey    Publisher: Di Angelo Publications

Actress Claire Chitham has been free from Crohn’s Disease for 20 years. She tells her story about suffering from a chronic and incurable bowel condition while...


Actress Claire Chitham has been free from Crohn’s Disease for 20 years. She tells her story about suffering from a chronic and incurable bowel condition while starring on national television and shares how she has learned to stay on top of her health and vitality ever since. Together, Claire and journalist Kylie Bailey share their combined knowledge on their GUT + CELLULAR health and offer up 76 different ways you can experiment, taste, trial and learn to grow a better relationship with your own health and vitality.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 243


Publication Date: 31-01-2021


$39.99
The Saffron Runners - a novel

ISBN: 9780995132955

Author: B G Fox    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Afghanistan, 1827. Suleiman stood in the carnage of his village. At twenty years old he was a man. “I am Suleiman! I take my birthright as Horse Master of all...


Afghanistan, 1827. Suleiman stood in the carnage of his village. At twenty years old he was a man. “I am Suleiman! I take my birthright as Horse Master of all Farkhar". He raised his sword, pointing west to Persia. “No longer will Prince Omid’s men plunder Afghanistan. We will follow you, Persians. We will seize your horses and restore our honour. We will invade!” Welcome to The Saffron Runners, the adventures of a bold band of brothers who make a fantastic journey from Hindu Kush to desert to fabled cities and back across the Border of Flags. There is only one thing on their minds: The horses. And only one Horse Master who can lead them. A tale of daring, deception, desperation and incredible action, The Saffron Runners will have your heart pounding as you urge the heavenly horses on, gallop with the drinkers of the wind, and thrill to hot-blooded chases spiced with mystery and romance … and always, always, the lure of a destiny to be fulfilled. Outstandingly well researched and brimming with historical detail, if you want a real page-turner, this is it.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 04-12-2020


$34.99
A Business Revolution : The First Two Decades of National Business Review 1970-1991

ISBN: 9780994136091

Author: Hugh Rennie    Publisher: Fraser Books

In 1970, National Business Review, commenced publication. This innovative, under-resourced, but courageous fortnightly tabloid had a small initial impact, but w...


In 1970, National Business Review, commenced publication. This innovative, under-resourced, but courageous fortnightly tabloid had a small initial impact, but within five years was a major weekly publication. Grouped around it were other magazines, books, and newsletters. Launched by young entrepreneur Henry Newrick, it had editorial input from many of the young journalists of the 1960s. NBR became essential business reading while opening a new market to advertisers and setting new standards in journalism. This memoir, written by one of its founding writers (and the lawyer who fought off legal attacks for many years), is much more than just the story of NBR. It discusses major changes in New Zealand society, politics, the economy, and investigative journalism. It chronicles the way in which a few young New Zealanders with ambition but no money, grew an enterprise which attracted a succession of owners, gained millions in value, and led to its Fairfax-funded launch as a daily paper in1987 which lasting four years. The early lives of many who are now well-known included work for NBR. Its editors from Barrie Saunders, Reg Birchfield and Ian F.Grant, to Bob Edlin,Nevil Gibson, Colin James, Jim Eagles, and Warren Berryman set new standards for business reporting. The two decades end with the departure of the last of the innovators, the defeat of Fairfax’s bold plans, and its sale to a new owner. NBR returned to a weekly paper which lasted almost another 30 years in print and is still published online. The first two decades of publishing had many exciting times, all captured in this book. The Author: Hugh Rennie is a lawyer who was one of NBR’s initial editorial team, stepping aside for Barrie Saunders who became the first editor, but remaining involved to the end of the second decade. A Wellington lawyer and company director, and a writer, he has drawn on his own knowledge of the early years, the recollections of others, surviving company records, and private sources. Much of the information has not been published previously, and the book is extensively illustrated with contemporary material.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 206


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2020


$35.00
Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary

ISBN: 9780994136497

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Christmas 2020 - Comes with complimentary Christmas decorations (Available November 2020) Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. Fro...


Christmas 2020 - Comes with complimentary Christmas decorations (Available November 2020) Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over 1000 basic words in te reo Maori and English, perfect for every New Zealander.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 260 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$34.99
Kiwicorn Toy and Book

ISBN: 0735850432052

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! Now your favourite colourful kiwi is available in gorgeous, soft-toy form. This boxed set includes 1x ...


Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! Now your favourite colourful kiwi is available in gorgeous, soft-toy form. This boxed set includes 1x plush Kiwicorn toy (21cm h x 17cm w x 15cm d) and 1x Just Like Kiwicorn mini board book (14pages, 10cm h x 10cm w)


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 190 x 250 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2019


$59.95 $39.99
The Watch Book : More Than Time

ISBN: 9783961712779

Author: Gisbert Brunner    Publisher: TeNeues

From stopwatches and alarms, to world clocks and calendar functions, to tourbillons that counter the effects of gravity, these so-called complications have been...


From stopwatches and alarms, to world clocks and calendar functions, to tourbillons that counter the effects of gravity, these so-called complications have been the crowning glory of fine watchmaking for centuries. The Watch Book - More than Time is an illustrated compendium of watchmaking that explores these most intricate elements of the horologist's craft through timing, astronomy, and striking. This volume is a unique and impressive addition to the book market and a lavish tribute to the mastery of horology.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 22-10-2020


$140.00
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Kahlo : Masters Of Art

ISBN: 9783791386577

Author: Eckhard Hollmann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Although her body of work is relatively small, Frida Kahlo has inspired adoration and admiration that few other artists have attained. This accessible and elega...


Although her body of work is relatively small, Frida Kahlo has inspired adoration and admiration that few other artists have attained. This accessible and elegant book offers full page reproductions of a selection of her works, allowing for a broad appreciation of Kahlo's use of color, composition, and texture. The biographical text informs readers of her early career, when a bus accident left her bedridden and plagued by pain, but also afforded her the chance to discover herself through painting. It follows her life, her personal relationships, and her years in America. Eckhard Hollmann explores the many themes and images of Kahlo's work, from physical and emotional pain, to Mexican and indigenous folklore, to the flora and fauna of her beloved home. Never shying away from expressing her deepest fears and desires, championing the downtrodden with dignity and passion, Frida Kahlo remains an inspiration to any artist aiming to be true to herself while struggling against personal and political limitation.


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 03-11-2020


$29.99
Modigliani : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791386591

Author: Olaf Mextorf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Amedeo Modigliani experimented with sculpture and drawing, but is primarily known for his paintings of nudes and portraits characterized by elongated figures, f...


Amedeo Modigliani experimented with sculpture and drawing, but is primarily known for his paintings of nudes and portraits characterized by elongated figures, faces, and necks. He began painting in his youth in Italy before moving to Paris in 1906, during the height of the avant-garde movement. Influenced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Paul Cezanne, Modigliani developed his own unique, uncharacterizable style. His nudes upended traditions at the time due to their immodesty, candid sexuality, and ability to convey the subject's personality. Because of the works' scandalous nature, Modigliani had very little success with his paintings while he was alive. This volume features stunning full-page illustrations of Modigliani's works, along with information about his life, including his bohemian, over-the-top lifestyle and his untimely, tragic death. Featuring some of Modigliani's best-known works, this book gives an insightful and comprehensive overview on the artist known for modernizing figurative painting.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 03-11-2020


$29.99
Rubens : Masters Of Art

ISBN: 9783791386614

Author: Michael Robinson    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Arguably the greatest artist of the Baroque period, Peter Paul Rubens was an accomplished painter and draughtsman, as well as a valued diplomat. This accessible...


Arguably the greatest artist of the Baroque period, Peter Paul Rubens was an accomplished painter and draughtsman, as well as a valued diplomat. This accessible examination of his life and work looks at every aspect of Rubens's oeuvre; from his commissioned portraits of royalty and the nobility to his magnificent representations of ancient myths, Biblical stories, and historical events. This incisive biography traces his life as a student in Venice, where he encountered the works of Titian and Tintoretto, the establishment of his studio in Antwerp, and the lucrative patronages of Marie de Medici and Phillip IV. Full page reproductions of Rubens's work communicate his energetic and dynamic style, along with his masterful use of color and sensuous depictions of the human body.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 03-11-2020


$29.99
Peter Beard XL

ISBN: 9783836577427

Authors: Owen Edwards, Peter Beard    Publisher: Taschen

Artist, diarist, collector, and writer Peter Beard (1938-2020) fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved i...


Artist, diarist, collector, and writer Peter Beard (1938-2020) fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved into a serious career as an artist and earned him a central position in the international art world. He collaborated with Francis Bacon and Salvador Dali, he made diaries with Andy Warhol, worked on books with scientists like Dr. Norman Borlaug, Dr. Richard Laws, and Alistair Graham, and toured with Truman Capote, Terry Southern, and the Rolling Stones-all of whom are brought to life, literally and figuratively, in his work. He delved into the world of fashion for its beautiful women, taking Vogue stars like Veruschka to Africa and bringing new ones back to the U.S. with him. After spending time in Kenya and striking up a friendship with the author Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) in the early 1960s, Beard bought 50 acres next to her farm with the stipulation that he would film and write about the land and its flora and fauna. He witnessed the dawn of Kenya's population explosion, which challenged finite resources and stressed animal populations-including the starving elephants of Tsavo dying by the tens of thousands in a wasteland of eaten trees. So he documented what he saw-with diaries, photographs, and collages. He went against the wind in publishing unique and sometimes shocking books of these works, including The End of the Game. The corpses were laid bare; the facts carefully recorded, sometimes in type and often by hand. Beard used his photographs as a canvas onto which he superimposed multi-layered contact sheets, ephemera, found objects, newspaper clippings that are elaborately embellished with meticulous handwriting, old-master inspired drawings, and often swaths of animal blood used as paint.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 770


Dimensions: 258 x 374 mm


$340.00
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