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The General and the Nightingale : Dan Davin's War Stories

ISBN: 9781988531823

Authors: Dan Davin, Janet Wilson (Ed)    Publisher: Otago University Press

Dan Davin was the author of the only substantial body of war fiction written by a New Zealand soldier during any of the wars of the 20th century in which the na...


Dan Davin was the author of the only substantial body of war fiction written by a New Zealand soldier during any of the wars of the 20th century in which the nation was engaged. The General and the Nightingale brings together Davin’s 20 war stories, some drawn from his war diaries and loosely based on his experiences as ‘a wartime scholar-soldier’ and those of his fellow soldiers in the British and New Zealand armies. They yield an unparalleled insight into the Kiwi or Anzac soldier at war during the Mediterranean and African desert campaigns of World War II. Editor Janet Wilson notes they can be read as ‘fictionalised accounts rather than imaginative fictions’. Born and raised in a working-class Catholic family in Southland, Davin was a Rhodes Scholar and had recently completed a degree at Oxford when he enlisted in the British Army in 1939. After receiving a commission in 1940 he successfully applied to be transferred to the New Zealand forces. He saw active service in Greece and North Africa, was wounded in Crete, and rose to become General Freyberg’s intelligence officer in the Italian campaign. The General and the Nightingale updates an earlier collection of Davin’s war stories published in 1986 as The Salamander in the Fire and long out of print. This new publication features comprehensive notes, a glossary, a chronology, a map of story locations, a bibliography and an extensive introduction by Janet Wilson. It is a companion volume to The Gorse Blooms Pale: Dan Davin’s Southland short stories (OUP, 2007), which is also being reissued.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 364


Dimensions: 138 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 24-01-2020


$45.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
The Woman in the White Kimono

ISBN: 9781789550696

Author: Ana Johns    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura's prearranged marriage secures her family's status in their traditional Japanese community. However, Naoko has fa...


Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura's prearranged marriage secures her family's status in their traditional Japanese community. However, Naoko has fallen for an American sailor and to marry him would bring great shame upon her entire family. When it's learned Naoko carries the sailor's child, she's cast out in disgrace and forced to make unimaginable choices with consequences that will ripple across generations. America, present day. Tori Kovac, caring for her dying father, finds a letter containing a shocking revelation. Setting out to learn the truth, Tori's journey leads her to a remote seaside village in Japan where she must confront the demons of the past to pave a way for redemption. Inspired by true stories, The Woman in the White Kimono illuminates a searing portrait of one woman torn between her culture and her heart, and another woman on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 128 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2019


$35.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
A Long Time Ago In A Cutting Room Far Far Away

ISBN: 9781641602556

Author: Paul Hirsch    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through ...


A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas’s Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Brian De Palma’s Carrie and Mission: Impossible, Herbert Ross’s Footloose and Steel Magnolias, John Hughes’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down, and Taylor Hackford’s Ray. Hirsch breaks down his career movie by movie, offering a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating some of cinema’s most iconic scenes. He also provides behind-the-scenes insight into casting, directing, and scoring and intimate portraits of directors, producers, composers, and stars. Part film school primer, part paean to legendary filmmakers and professionals, this funny and insightful book will entertain and inform aficionados and casual moviegoers alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 08-11-2019


$65.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
Keto Cooking for Cool Dudes

ISBN: 9781732674523

Authors: Brad Kearns, Brian McAndrew    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

A hilarious and irreverent cookbook written just for dudes who like to eat healthy, colorful, creative keto-friendly creations, but are too busy and important t...


A hilarious and irreverent cookbook written just for dudes who like to eat healthy, colorful, creative keto-friendly creations, but are too busy and important to stress over time-consuming, complex recipes. The authors pose as experts to help you swagger into the low carb, moderate protein, high fat ketogenic diet the right way, without the stress and frustration of ordinary keto cookbooks. While naysayers may criticize keto as a "bacon and butter" fat-fest, and disparage Brad and Brian as a couple of posers trafficking on their sex appeal and athletic prowess instead of their cooking skills, this book emphasizes an incredible array of genius or near-genius level recipes featuring nutritious natural animal foods, colorful vegetables, and other nutrient-dense ingredients that will help optimize gut health, boost immune function, and improve performance on the athletic field, in the bedroom, and at work by three to four levels. You will be amazed at the creativity these two dudes will inspire in you to become a freakin' kitchen legend in less time and less hassle than you ever dreamed possible before meeting these two dudes. Brad Kearns is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Keto Reset Diet, host of the Get Over Yourself podcast, and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete. He is also the host of the Keto Reset online multimedia video course (ketoreset.com) and the Primal Blueprint keto podcast. Brian McAndrew became a YouTube celebrity with the epic and totally viral video, I Love My Ducks. Today he is a master filmmaker and audio engineer. He has been smooth, effortless, graceful, and badass in adhering to a strict ketogenic diet since early 2016, all the while pursuing ambitious goals in powerlifting and Crossfit. Brian started his Instagram site @WholeDoods as a protest against overpriced grocery chains.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 178 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-11-2019


$38.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
How I Met My Monster

ISBN: 9781947277090

Author: Amanda Noll    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

One night, when Ethan reaches under his bed for a toy truck, he finds this note instead: “Monsters! Meet here for final test.” Ethan is sure his parents are...


One night, when Ethan reaches under his bed for a toy truck, he finds this note instead: “Monsters! Meet here for final test.” Ethan is sure his parents are trying to trick him into staying under the covers, until he sees five colorful sets of eyes blinking at him from beneath the bed. Soon, a colorful parade of quirky, squeaky little monsters compete to become Ethan’s monster. But only the little green monster, Gabe, has the perfect blend of stomach-rumbling and snorting needed to get Ethan into bed and keep him there so he falls asleep—which as everyone knows, is the real reason for monsters under beds. With its perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this silly-spooky prequel to the award-winning I Need My Monster and Hey, That’s MY Monster! will keep young readers entertained.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 260 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2019


$39.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
Van Gogh Still Lifes

ISBN: 9783791358727

Author: Ortrud Westheider    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Learn how Vincent van Gogh’s still life paintings, alive with ecstatic color and emotional exuberance, hold the key to understanding this complex artist’s l...


Learn how Vincent van Gogh’s still life paintings, alive with ecstatic color and emotional exuberance, hold the key to understanding this complex artist’s life and work. From his first compositions to the colorful flower images of his late years, Vincent van Gogh repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various pictorial techniques – from depicting space through light and shadow to experimentation with color. Although many of his still life compositions employed traditional approaches to the genre, he ultimately formulated an unmistakably unique artistic style. This lavishly illustrated book revisits the development of Van Gogh’s career and focuses on his still-life paintings, offering new insights into the working process and creative evolution of one of the most radical innovators in the history of modern art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$120.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
365 A Year of Everyday Cooking and Baking

ISBN: 9783791385112

Author: Meike Peters    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Treat yourself to a year of home cooking with the help of Meike Peters, author of the 2017 James Beard Award-winning book "Eat in My Kitchen". Every home cook f...


Treat yourself to a year of home cooking with the help of Meike Peters, author of the 2017 James Beard Award-winning book "Eat in My Kitchen". Every home cook faces the same conundrum—what should I make today? Find a delicious answer to that question every day of the year with Meike Peters, author of the James Beard Award–winning book, "Eat in My Kitchen", and the popular blog of the same name. These 365 new recipes are designed to complement the rhythm of your week, from quick, creative weeknight pasta dinners and colorful salads to fragrant, long-simmering weekend stews and cozy cakes. Try the Winter Caprese with Blood Orange, Beet, and Mozzarella; Riesling Mussels with Grapes and Tarragon; Raclette and Onion Spaetzle; and Tahini-Date Cake. Featuring the author’s signature style of cooking, rooted in German and Mediterranean flavors and making the best of each season’s lush produce, this new home-cooking bible will inspire in the kitchen the whole year and beyond.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 185 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
The Wind in the Willows

ISBN: 9781841358161

Author: Kenneth Grahame    Publisher: Award Publications

Kenneth Grahame's favourite children's classic, The Wind in the Willows, follows the adventures of unlikely friends Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger, brought to lif...


Kenneth Grahame's favourite children's classic, The Wind in the Willows, follows the adventures of unlikely friends Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger, brought to life with illustrations in the delightful, vintage style of Anne Grahame Johnstone.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Tags: Coming Soon   Classics
$29.99
Peter Pan an Wendy

ISBN: 9781841358154

Author: J M Barrie    Publisher: Award Publications

Acclaimed illustrator Robert Ingpen takes readers on a magical, unforgettable trip to Neverland in this sumptuous edition of the classic story, complete with a ...


Acclaimed illustrator Robert Ingpen takes readers on a magical, unforgettable trip to Neverland in this sumptuous edition of the classic story, complete with a foreword by the great-great grand nephew of J.M. Barrie himself. Like Peter Pan himself, Barrie's timeless tale never grows old, although it has captivated children of all ages for a century. Robert Ingpen's illustrations capture once more the fantastic adventures of Peter Pan and Wendy, the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, and the wicked Captain Hook. This handsome volume is sure to find a treasured place in any home or library.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Tags: Coming Soon   Classics
$29.99
Alice In Wonderland

ISBN: 9781841358147

Author: Lewis Carroll    Publisher: Award Publications

Alice was just an ordinary girl - imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, until she found herself instantly tran...


Alice was just an ordinary girl - imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, until she found herself instantly transported to a place that was anything but ordinary. After diving down a rabbit hole, young Alice encounters a magical world ruled by a vicious Queen. It is a world where anything can happen; a world filled with a talking caterpillar, a puppy as big as a house, and a Cheshire cat that can disappear and reappear in the blink of an eye. Are these colorful characters real? And if so, how will Alice ever find her way back home? Beloved for more than a century, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is widely viewed as Lewis Carroll's masterpiece; a fantastic journey that will never be forgotten.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Tags: Coming Soon   Classics
$29.99
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