October 2018 (37)

Winged Helmet White Horse

ISBN: 9780473443467

Author: Karyn Hay    Publisher: Esom House Press

Following the success of Karyn Hay’s historical fiction novel, The March of the Foxgloves, Karyn returns with Winged Helmet, White Horse – more reminiscen...


Following the success of Karyn Hay’s historical fiction novel, The March of the Foxgloves, Karyn returns with Winged Helmet, White Horse – more reminiscent in style of her debut, Emerald Budgies. Set in contemporary London, Winged Helmet, White Horse is a darkly comic psychological drama. Tim has mastered the art of subordination; to his job, his wife, and even his daughter. Having written one critically acclaimed book of poetry he is struggling to write a second, while his wife, Natasha, who is into “positive affirmations”, and spending money, has plans of her own. As Tim stumbles through the social landscape of suburban London, trying to give up alcohol and gain some control over his life, he makes several disturbing discoveries; ultimately concluding that he is not in control of anything, and that it’s all been a terrible, deadly illusion.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$35.00
Grandzilla

ISBN: 9780473448486

Author: Lisa Williams    Publisher: Lisa Williams

Tillie and Tessa: the real estate mogul and the burgeoning activist; the embittered widow and the girl grieving her grandpa; one apparently friendless, the othe...


Tillie and Tessa: the real estate mogul and the burgeoning activist; the embittered widow and the girl grieving her grandpa; one apparently friendless, the other falling in love. The one thing they do agree on? They really, really don’t like each other. But little does Tessa know that her capitalist monster grandmother has a radical past – and it’s literally about to show up on her doorstep. In a summer of love and politics, clashes are certain… Moving between Cold War West Berlin in the turbulent 1960s and the contemporary American west, this is a warm-hearted tale about growing up, growing old, and getting woke.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$28.00
A Change of Key

ISBN: 9780473440916

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Escalator Press

Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly...


Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly photographed him for the newspaper? Someone knows who he is. They are trying to expose him in his new country, and there is nothing he can do to prevent it. A Change of Key tells the story of a multicultural group of migrants living in an inner-city block of social housing flats in New Zealand. It explores themes of social change and the hardships associated with existing in isolation from one’s family and culture. As they struggle through the realities of living in deprivation, Marko and the other migrants find salvation in friendship, community and classical music.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 254


Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm


$28.00
The Kaikoura Job : Rebuilding KiwiRail's Main North Line

ISBN: 9780908573967

Author: Rob Merrifield    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Ka...


The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Kaikoura Job". This is the story of the scenic coastal line, from its early beginnings through to the reconstruction efforts following the devastating 2016 earthquake. Lavishly illustrated with historical photos and those taken recently in 2018.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 134


Dimensions: 210 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$44.00
Rising From The Rubble

ISBN: 9781988503066

Authors: Michael Ardagh, Joanne Deely    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than...


How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than anyone could have expected. The injured needed immediate treatment, buildings and equipment were badly damaged, aftershocks continued to rock the area, and communities were disrupted by flooding, liquefaction and fear. Despite this, many ordinary people – hospital and laboratory staff, general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists and others – accomplished extraordinary things in the aftermath of such devastation. Rising from the Rubble gives a compelling account of those who rallied to maintain and rebuild essential health services, maintaining continuity of care for the most vulnerable – from older people to those with kidney failure – as well as dealing with the significant ongoing impact on mental health. From the immediate emergency response after the earthquakes to sustaining health services over the following years in highly demanding circumstances, the stories of medical staff joining forces, collaborating and volunteering are infused with sadness, pride and even joy. Based on interviews with those who lived and worked through the Canterbury earthquakes, and the authors’ own experiences, Rising from the Rubble is an inspiring testament to commitment and recovery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-11-2018


$39.99
The Fruits of Our Labours : Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand (2 volumes)

ISBN: 9780473415501

Authors: Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, Carolyn King   

Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, lo...


Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, local fruit and vegetable stores run by Chinese families were a pillar of our communities. The greengrocers and fruiterers in our towns and cities were a family affair; fathers, brothers, sons, mothers, sisters and daughters all working from the early hours to get only the best produce for their shelves. A new two-volume soft cover set of books, The Fruits of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand, chronicles the lives of these pioneering greengrocers and fruiterers as they carved their place into the country’s rich social and cultural tapestry. The personal anecdotes, historical documents and photos tell the stories of these families as they provided a vital service with a smile to their community and their journeys of growing up Kiwis. That includes the story of Colin Lowe of Norman Lowe Ltd in Whakatane: Being the son of a fruiterer meant you spent most of your spare time after school and in the weekends helping out. As a child I can still remember time spent unfolding unsold newspaper ready for wrapping veges in, unloading empty boxes and stacking them alongside the driveway ready for a carrier to collect them and take them to a market garden, sorting out the broken ones for repairing. These stories bring a unique perspective on New Zealand’s history as they trace the evolution of these shops from the general store-cum-greengrocery of the 1880s through to the fresh fruit and vegetable retailers we know today. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Chinese in New Zealand through the hard times of the Depression and World War II, the growth and boom times of the 1950s and 60s and the challenge of supermarket giants eating up the competition. Commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, The Fruits of Our Labours was written and researched by Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, and Carolyn King. Volume 1 (440 pages) presents the stories of Chinese-owned fruit shops from the Dunedin region through to the Wanganui-Taranaki region. Volume 2 (464 pages) presents stories from the Hawke’s Bay region through to the Auckland region. The appendices include a list of all known Chinese fruit shops from the 1880s to the current day, and maps of the Guangdong counties the Chinese fruiterers originated from. Both volumes are fully-illustrated with photos, graphs and statistical tables. The books will be a valuable resource for researchers of Chinese in New Zealand, genealogists, local history, and produce retailing.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 904


Dimensions: 215 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2018


$90.00
Just Like Kiwicorn

ISBN: 9780994136466

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Mini Board Book by Kat Merewether From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series. Based on the international favourite...


Mini Board Book by Kat Merewether From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series. Based on the international favourite, ‘Kiwicorn’. A ridiculously cute (and funny) book about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and simple writing can help parents and caregivers to convey the important message that we’re all different from each other, and being different is awesome! Also to promote a love of reading from a very young age. The Just Like Kiwicorn board book has been designed as a ‘first read’, and as a introduction to the more complex Kiwicorn title. It is matte laminated throughout, with thick board pages, perfect for small, sticky fingers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 100 x 100 mm


Publication Date: 12-11-2018


$10.99
They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

ISBN: 9781911545224

Author: Hanif Abdurraqib    Publisher: Melville House UK

In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Mi...


In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-10-2018


$29.99
Andrew Martin Interior Design Review: Volume 22

ISBN: 9783961711277

Author: Andrew Martin    Publisher: TeNeues

The indispensable reference book from top interior design house, Andrew Martin 500 pages of the latest interior styles and trends, catering to all kinds of tast...


The indispensable reference book from top interior design house, Andrew Martin 500 pages of the latest interior styles and trends, catering to all kinds of tastes Features leading interior designers around the world and the prestigious “Designer of the Year” Andrew Martin’s trusted annual interiors review is here, celebrating the high art of interior design with the same expert and international eye as ever. From clean-line purity to the ultimate homely hygge, Volume 22 of the Interior Design Review book delivers the most renowned, innovative, and exceptional interior design of the last year. “My home is my castle.” For each of us, home is a retreat, a comfort, and a space we delight in designing to our taste and needs. This year, as every year, teNeues delivers fresh interiors inspiration with the 500-page Interior Design Review from leading design house, Andrew Martin. As well as nominating Designer of the Year—the “Oscar of the Design World”—this trusted interiors book presents leading interior designers around the world and their best work from the past year, spanning a thrilling range of interior aesthetics from opulent to minimalist, urban sophisticate to Scandinavian-inspired hygge. Whatever home style you’re after, Interior Design Review promises a true bounty of interiors ideas. Founded in 1978 by Martin Waller, Andrew Martin International is the seal of interiors quality to help you make each space special.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 496


Dimensions: 235 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2018


$115.00
Interior Design Review : Best Interior Design On The Planet

ISBN: 9783961710973

Author: Tatjana Seel    Publisher: TeNeues

Living in Style Best Interior Design on the Planet is more diverse than ever, a lavishly-illustrated interior book featuring the 50 most prestigious visionaries...


Living in Style Best Interior Design on the Planet is more diverse than ever, a lavishly-illustrated interior book featuring the 50 most prestigious visionaries in the design landscape. Informative interviews and portraits of influential designers and abundant interior inspiration and ideas. Featured projects selected in collaboration with a high-profile team of experts in the design community. A source of inspiration, visually stunning, and always at the forefront of contemporary design, the teNeues Living in Style series of books captivate all interiors enthusiasts—from personal hobbyists and novice decorators to experienced interior design professionals. A home is not only a refuge, but also an expression of personal style—be it strict minimalism, elegant opulence, or a pastiche of different cultures, Living in Style Best Interior Design on the Planet presents the unique furnishing and décor concepts of 50 handpicked interior design experts. The volume brings together for the first time the most prestigious designers as well as leading interiors companies from across the continent. From elaborate and all-encompassing refurbishment projects to transformative home improvements and custom material and color combinations, this richly-illustrated book showcases a breadth of living styles, architectural solutions, and innovative interiors ideas. Vivid portraits and interviews reveal the protagonists’ professional practice and philosophy, as well as country-specific interior trends, influences, and preferences.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2018


$180.00
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