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October 2022 (68)
A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II : The Life and Reign of Her Majesty 1926-2022 Commemorative Edition
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
The most complete collection of in-depth content regarding Queen Elizabeth II and her childhood, family, life, and reign, A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II Commem...
The most complete collection of in-depth content regarding Queen Elizabeth II and her childhood, family, life, and reign, A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Edition is filled with never-before-seen photographs, fascinating articles on major milestones, and more. After the death of her father in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne at 25 years old, and this tribute carefully details the monumental events that followed, including her coronation, the birth of the Commonwealth, her influential role as one of the most experienced heads of state in the world, her pivotal state visit to China in 1986, and more. In this touching tribute to one of Britain’s most loved monarchs, we explore the woman who has ruled over generations, her legacy, the history of her royal family, and more, with expertly written articles by the most knowledgeable historians and royal family experts, including Scott Reeves, June Woolerton, Jon Wright, and others.
Dimensions: 210 x 276 mm
Publication Date: 30-09-2022
A Is For Art
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
A joyful alphabet of art from Aotearoa and around the world, curated especially for children! Before children can read, they engage with the language of picture...
A joyful alphabet of art from Aotearoa and around the world, curated especially for children! Before children can read, they engage with the language of pictures. The experience of art brings joy and delight to young children, connecting them with moments of beauty and wonder in the world around them. Curated for children aged 2–4, this beautifully designed board book features full-page artworks by acclaimed artists from Aotearoa and around the world, accompanied by short, read-aloud texts. It features artworks in different media, from paintings to sculpture, photography to woodcuts, from the 1700s to the present. This stylish art book is the perfect way to introduce young children to art.
Dimensions: 146 x 190 mm
Publication Date: 21-11-2022
Marco Polo : The remarkable firsthand story of the first Kiwis to sail around the world
Author: Tony Armit
In 1951, an 18-year-old Kiwi lad named Tony Armit decided to build a 28-foot wooden yacht. Three years later, he christened her Marco Polo, then with a former s...
In 1951, an 18-year-old Kiwi lad named Tony Armit decided to build a 28-foot wooden yacht. Three years later, he christened her Marco Polo, then with a former school rugby mate, Brian ‘Tig’ Loe, set sail from Auckland on an epic voyage... and whatever adventure may await. In the process, Tony and Tig became the first New Zealanders to circumnavigate the globe. Tony always intended to write a book, and now – about 70 years later – he has, telling the story here for the first time in full – a vital addition to New Zealand’s proud sailing heritage. Through near disaster, good fortune, storm and calm, it's a yarn full of humour, drama, can-do Kiwism, romance and adventure, as Tig, Tony and Marco experience the world as it was in the 1950s. First heading to Australia, then across the Indian Ocean to South Africa, round the Cape, across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, North America, the Panama Canal, the Galápagos, the Pacific Islands – and points between – encountering a host of colourful and unique characters along the way. A must-read for lovers of sailing and true-life adventure, and a perfect book for the boat or bach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUtwHyz9Otc
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 21-10-2022
A Young Man's Antarctic Discovery
Author: Maureen Lee
Diary of New Zealander Clarence Hare on Captain Scott's First Expedition 1901. A likeable young Christchurch man talks his way into joining Robert Falcon Scott'...
Diary of New Zealander Clarence Hare on Captain Scott's First Expedition 1901. A likeable young Christchurch man talks his way into joining Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery expedition to remote Antarctica. Also on board as the ship departs New Zealand: 46 men, 25 dogs, 3 cats and 50 sheep. Clarence (Clarry) Hare's diary, now being published for the first time, records life on a small wooden ship in sub-zero temperatures without modern comforts, and includes a thrilling account of being lost in a blizzard for 46 hours.
Publication Date: 27-09-2022
What Could Possibly Go Wrong
Author: Mark Sedon
This is not a climbing book, it’s an easy read story book everyone can relate to from a life filled with adventure, visiting the far corners of the globe, and...
This is not a climbing book, it’s an easy read story book everyone can relate to from a life filled with adventure, visiting the far corners of the globe, and about surviving when things really go wrong! From the Himalaya to the Antarctic and back to New Zealand, it has been Kiwi adventurer Mark Sedon’s mission in life to never waste a day. In this book, Sedon shares thrilling tales of exploration, adventure and misadventure growing up in the outdoors, followed by skiing and mountaineering in New Zealand and later as a climbing and ski guide, travelling all seven continents of the world including climbing Mt Everest. “It’s amazing how fast life can change,” explains Sedon. “From enjoying the time of your life, to almost losing it. A split second, a small mistake, a shift in events can kill you, cause an injury. Or you might just sneak through, unknowingly escaping catastrophe by the smallest of margins . . .” Such has been Sedon’s personal experience. From breaking his back when he was buried in an avalanche, to watching helplessly high up on an erupting volcano, almost dying in a catastrophic helicopter crash, a severe brain haemorrhage, dropping a burning sack of explosives onto a helicopter skid, a 10m fall into a crevasse, starving for five days in a shipping container in remote Papua, and a yacht fire and broken mast in the Southern Ocean. What could possibly go wrong, is a question Sedon no longer voices out loud. Yet, the adventures have not stopped. While there is a very real fear of dying, for Sedon, the fear of not living is greater. While it may sound like a reckless approach to life, as Sedon explains, “Perceived risk is very relative to where you are standing and what your background is.” What Could Possibly Go Wrong delivers an important message to every would-be thrill-seeker about understanding and mitigating risk and for those, like Sedon, happy then to accept the risk, it’s about living life to the fullest. Or to inspire you into trying a smaller safe adventure close to home such as walking a bit further than usual, to an unknown area, to get out there and expand your horizons. Whether you share the author’s love of adventure or prefer to experience it from the pages of a book, these tales of euphoric highs and spectacular near-misses will stay with you for years to come...
Dimensions: 154 x 235 mm
Publication Date: 31-05-2022
Tales From The Wood's Edge
Author: Wilma Giordano Laryn
In a reversal of the usual 'Tuscan Dream', a small Italian family of parents, daughter and dog, move to New Zealand in search of adventure. Here are their stori...
In a reversal of the usual 'Tuscan Dream', a small Italian family of parents, daughter and dog, move to New Zealand in search of adventure. Here are their stories, as well as memories of life in Italy and Japan, of holidays in Kenya, Turkey and other countries. This is also a woman's personal story of emigrating to a new country and integrating with the local way of life, something many will identify with. They will recognize their own efforts to meet new challenges while maintaining their core personalities as defined by their country of origin and their personal and collective memories. Inquisitive readers will find the book's themes stimulating and the style engaging. They will immerse themselves in a tapestry of people, animals, places, landscapes, colours, buildings, music, wine, food.
Publication Date: 10-10-2022
A Month At The Back Of My Brain : A Third Memoir
As he enters his 90th year on the planet, Kevin Ireland describes his third memoir as a process of ‘sweeping up all the reflective wrappers and the tinsel, an...
As he enters his 90th year on the planet, Kevin Ireland describes his third memoir as a process of ‘sweeping up all the reflective wrappers and the tinsel, and describing how, in the setting sun, they glitter with the brilliant romance of nostalgia…’. Unlike his earlier two memoirs, one of which won a National Book Award, this is not a systematic chronicle of lasting interests and colourful occurrences, but a reflective, almost absent-minded, rummaging through 30 episodes – representing a month – at the back of his brain. The method is open and experimental, and it allows the ordinary and everyday to take a rightful place among the souvenirs of his ‘life’. Matters that once seemed significant are relegated to obscurity and events and intersections that were once thought to be minor are now allowed space to reveal how they stealthily altered viewpoints and added to a store of vital experiences. In his 90th year Ireland no longer believes that the highpoints of an existence are always decided by important events. Some of them do have lasting results, but this memoir deliberately sets out to uncover the enduring worth and power of happenings that may have seemed simple at the time but were complex and entirely out of the ordinary in their effects. Overlooked memories return to us in our old age with a new and astonishing energy and with all the buzz of their magic reborn. About the Author Kevin Ireland OBE has published novels, short stories, memoirs, a book on fishing and another on growing old. Awards include an honorary doctorate, the 2004 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement and the 2006 A.W. Reed Award for his contribution to New Zealand writing.
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 09-11-2022
How To Grow An Athlete : From Playground to Podium
How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium is every parent’s dream ‘go to’ book to help maximise your child’s growth and development and improve ...
How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium is every parent’s dream ‘go to’ book to help maximise your child’s growth and development and improve both sporting and academic performance. Exploring a wide range of health, food, sporting and academic advice, this ground-breaking book is by well-known dietitian and nutritionist Lea Stening who has worked in paediatrics and sports nutrition for many years. Team culture is key to providing all children with a supportive enviroment in which to thrive, to be confident, fit and strong. And team culture includes family, school and community, not just your child’s particular sporting code. Here’s how to help your child carry a love for exercise and sport well into their adult life. Lea has worked in all areas of school sporting codes and also nationally at high performance and academy levels including New Zealand Cricket, New Zealand Rowing, and New Zealand Paralympian sports. And although How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium focuses on children and sports nutrition, the basic themes that encourage healthy eating can be applied to the whole family.
Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 20-11-2022
Rugby's Greatest Mavericks
There's a certain type of rugby player who is as talented as they are bold and independent, with a sense of confidence bordering on both mischief and righteousn...
There's a certain type of rugby player who is as talented as they are bold and independent, with a sense of confidence bordering on both mischief and righteousness. Generally adored by fans, these mercurial individuals are rarely as popular with fellow players or the rugby establishment, but are often relied upon by their teammates to conjure up something special. Their ability to take teams apart with a deft kick, an outrageous side-step or a flamboyant pass often makes them marked men on the pitch, but heroes to those watching in the stands. The author of the bestselling 'Hard Men of Rugby" brings us the remarkable, thrilling and surprising stories of 20 of the greatest rugby mavericks from around the world over the last 80 years, in the ultimate book about real characters of rugby union. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the players themselves, insights from former teammates and brand new research, this lively, engaging and highly readable book brings some of rugby's craziest moments, biggest characters and most remarkable stories to life.
Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm
Publication Date: 18-10-2022
The Final Whistle - Nigel Owens
The story of the second half of Nigel's career as one of the most famous referees in World Rugby, and one of only two Welsh refs ever to officiate at a Rugby Wo...
The story of the second half of Nigel's career as one of the most famous referees in World Rugby, and one of only two Welsh refs ever to officiate at a Rugby World Cup Final. With his contract with the Welsh Rugby Union having come to an end in 2020, he is free to reveal all about his career since his previous autobiography, 'Half Time', to speak his mind on various issues and to give the full story of his last Rugby World Cup in 2019.
Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm
Publication Date: 28-10-2022