October 2015 (38)

Olivia Spencer Bower

ISBN: 9781927145074

Author: Julie King    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point...


"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point in writing or painting unless you make your own discoveries." Olivia Spencer Bower wrote those words near the end of an almost six-decade career as one of New Zealand's finest and best-loved artists. Born in England, she initially came to New Zealand reluctantly but learned to call this country home and to cherish its landscape, particularly in the South Island. She was a superb watercolourist, but worked in a wide variety of media and was always keen to experiment and remained open to new ideas. Outwardly sociable, hospitable and colourful, the friend of artists from Rita Angus to Colin McCahon, she remained a private, thoughtful person. Her conviction that artists should have the freedom and opportunity to make their own discoveries led to the establishment of her art award, an ongoing legacy to subsequent generations in New Zealand. In this, the first book to consider Olivia Spencer Bower's life and work, art historian Julie King offers, through a lively and impeccably researched text and a selection of watercolours, paintings, drawings, prints and illustrations, a superb evocation of one of the most engaging and vital artists this country has produced.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 240 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$49.99
The New Zealand Property Guide

ISBN: 9780473312220

Author: Lisa Dudson    Publisher: Rock Your Life

The New Zealand Property Guide is a great resource for both those considering property for the first time and those that have been investing for a while. There ...


The New Zealand Property Guide is a great resource for both those considering property for the first time and those that have been investing for a while. There are many things that help an investor increase their chances of success. This practical hype-free book is full of information that will help you understand: Why property is such a great investment How property makes money for you The mindset you need to be successful How to set clear goals The various property strategies and how they each may work for you The ins and outs of tax and structures The risks involved and how to mitigate them How leverage works and how you fund your investments The legal process and what due diligence you need to do How to manage your property to ensure you get great long term results And most importantly how to understand the numbers and maximise the profits you can make The New Zealand Property Guide also has real life stories from ten very different property investors including: How and why they got started What worked for them and what didn't What they did Their advise to others


Bind: paperback


Pages: 213


Dimensions: 150 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2015


$39.95
A Dangerous World

ISBN: 9781877368400

Author: Ernest McIvor    Publisher: National Pacific Press

The Middle East is a region steeped in history that has seen the rise and fall of great civilisations and empires over thousands of years. For certain periods o...


The Middle East is a region steeped in history that has seen the rise and fall of great civilisations and empires over thousands of years. For certain periods of time it has known peace, but today it is engulfed in conflict - a blood-soaked battleground where nations and armed groups fight for control of land, people, and natural resources. But what are the root causes of the seemingly intractable problems and disputes fuelling wars that have cost hundreds of thousands of lives and produced millions of displaced citizens and homeless refugees? Who is really to blame for the region's descent into a nightmare scenario of killing and destruction? Is there any solution, and what are the implications for the countries beyond in Europe and North Africa? A Dangerous World addresses these questions by examining each of the countries playing a significant role in the geopolitical chess game that today's Middle East has become, and reveals in fascinating detail their present and likely future contribution to the events unfolding in this increasingly unstable meeting point between east and west.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 860


Dimensions: 153 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2015


Tags: October 2015   History   Military
$39.99
How To Grow An Addict

ISBN: 9781631529917

Author: J A Wright   

Randall Grange has been tricked into admitting herself into a treatment centre and she doesn t know why. She's not a party hound like the others in her therapy ...


Randall Grange has been tricked into admitting herself into a treatment centre and she doesn t know why. She's not a party hound like the others in her therapy group - but then again, she knows she can't live without pills or booze. Raised by an alcoholic father, a detached mother, and a loving aunt and uncle, Randall is a misfit who both loves and hates her life. Introduced as a child to the miraculous effects of booze and drugs and a regular user by age fifteen, her young adult years have been filled with bad choices. By the time she s twenty-three years old, she s a full-blown drug addict- and in more trouble than she's ever known was possible. Now Randall has to decide: Keep going the way she's going, or start a new life? Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, How To Grow An Addict is a compelling coming-of-age story about a young woman's descent into addiction - and her struggle for redemption. J.A. Wright was raised in the Pacific Northwest and moved to New Zealand in 1990. In addition to working as a festival producer, she's been crafting this novel for the past decade


Bind: paperback


Pages: 295


Dimensions: 140 x 218 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2015


$29.99
52 Poo-dokus to Do While You Poo

ISBN: 9781849537674

Author: Hugh Jassburn    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

What better way to pass the time during your next visit to the smallest room than to refresh both your body and your mind, with these poodokus to do while you p...


What better way to pass the time during your next visit to the smallest room than to refresh both your body and your mind, with these poodokus to do while you poo. With conundrums to suit anyone who likes to take the focus away from the task in hand, this little book will keep you puzzling all year round.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2015


$22.99
52 Things to Learn on the Loo

ISBN: 9781849537841

Author: Hugh Jassburn    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Make use of those dull moments on the lav by teaching yourself how a starfish eats a clam, how to say ‘Hello’ in every European language and what the dot ov...


Make use of those dull moments on the lav by teaching yourself how a starfish eats a clam, how to say ‘Hello’ in every European language and what the dot over an i is called. Covering all types of trivia, from science and natural history to the different types of moustache, this little book contains enough fascinating facts to keep you learning throughout the year.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2015


$22.99
Jack Shit Number Two

ISBN: 9781849537742

Author: Trevor De Silva & Steve Allen    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Jack Shit rears his head once more, showcasing the best in toilet humour. Every loo should have one.


Jack Shit rears his head once more, showcasing the best in toilet humour. Every loo should have one.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2015


$22.99
Doggy Style

ISBN: 9781849537865

Author: Milly Brown    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Ciao Cara, laters Lara, ta-ta Tyson, there are new supermodels in town – and they're dogs! Long gone are the days of tartan overcoats and frumpy quilted jacke...


Ciao Cara, laters Lara, ta-ta Tyson, there are new supermodels in town – and they're dogs! Long gone are the days of tartan overcoats and frumpy quilted jackets: today's pooches are revolutionising street style. From sausage dogs dressed as hot dogs to Dalmatian firemen, these photos of on-point pups are the ultimate in canine couture!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2015


$22.99
Animal Selfies

ISBN: 9781849537667

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The selfie craze has finally reached the animal kingdom! From the sublime to the ridiculous, this book collects the best photos of creatures great and small who...


The selfie craze has finally reached the animal kingdom! From the sublime to the ridiculous, this book collects the best photos of creatures great and small who have taken their love of a good picture into their own claws, flippers and hooves.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2015


$22.99
Animals That Saw You Naked

ISBN: 9781849537681

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Shock. Horror. Pain. Fear. These are the emotions every animal feels when they see a human naked. This book exposes the effects of our wanton behaviour and reve...


Shock. Horror. Pain. Fear. These are the emotions every animal feels when they see a human naked. This book exposes the effects of our wanton behaviour and reveals the true feelings our furry (and feathered) friends can no longer hide


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2015


$22.99
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