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On The Move Again
Masterton-born Len Frances joined New Zealand’s war effort when qualifying for service in November 1940 and training became serious with the Pacific War’s o...
Masterton-born Len Frances joined New Zealand’s war effort when qualifying for service in November 1940 and training became serious with the Pacific War’s outbreak in December 1941. He was called into camp immediately, spending the first months of 1942 at Masterton’s Solway Military Camp, training for the infantry. After officer training, he was posted to anti-aircraft guns and helped prepare reinforcements in the Wellington area – and married Jean. Part of the 10th reinforcement, Len left New Zealand in July 1943, reverting to the ranks in Egypt to join 6th Field Regiment as a gunner. He served right through the Italian Campaign, feeding the guns at Sangro River, Cassino, Florence and up the Adriatic coast to Trieste, occasionally taking a little time out to continue accountancy studies. Len kept a diary for 31 months, detailing military and other experiences in the land of his father’s birth, a Kiwi-Italian in the midst of total war. His story is also that of a young husband separated from wife and family half a world away. The Author A lifetime interest in military history led Masterton-born author Neil Frances to write on these aspects of Wairarapa’s past. On the Move Again is his sixth book published by Wairarapa Archive/Fraser Books. While previous volumes examined people, events and places, this new book is more personal, based on the diary of his father, a gunner in Italy during World War Two.
Dimensions: 170 x 245 mm
Publication Date: 24-04-2021
‘You have kind eyes.’ The last words Andrew said to Jess just before he died on their honeymoon. Grief stricken she returns to New Zealand and to the crypto...
‘You have kind eyes.’ The last words Andrew said to Jess just before he died on their honeymoon. Grief stricken she returns to New Zealand and to the cryptocurrency exchange, he left her in his will. Knowing nothing about cryptocurrency, Jess, a physician, turns to Andrew’s associate, Henry, someone she has never liked, for advice. But does he mean to help or hinder? Suddenly nothing is as it should be, and Jess has no choice but to involve the authorities. Suddenly details of Jess’s past are leaked to the press and she has to fight to save her reputation and her future. The solution to her problems may be in the Cold Wallet but without the passwords what can she do? ‘An exciting thought-provoking thriller set in the world of cryptocurrency. About the Author. Rosy Fenwicke is full time writer. In 2017 she released Hot Flush, the first novel in the Euphemia Sage series, to excellent reviews, followed in 2018 by Death Actually. She edited In Practice: The Lives of New Zealand Women Doctors in the 21st Century (Random House, 2004). Rosy lives in Martinborough, New Zealand.
Dimensions: 153 x 228 mm
Publication Date: 26-03-2021
A Coroner Speaks For The Dead to Protect The Living
Author: Wallace Bain
Wallace Bain retired in early 2020 after 28 distinguished years as a Coroner, most recently in Rotorua. During these years Mr Bain developed a national reputati...
Wallace Bain retired in early 2020 after 28 distinguished years as a Coroner, most recently in Rotorua. During these years Mr Bain developed a national reputation for his sensitivity and compassion in dealing with difficult cases such as those of Nia Glassie and Moko Rangitoheriri. That a child is killed in New Zealand as a result of abuse every five weeks he finds “unacceptable”. He has also developed a reputation for being “a Coroner on the warpath” for his forthright demands from time to time that New Zealand’s laws and regulations be changed to protect ordinary citizens. His work as a Coroner, says Wallace Bain, has been to speak for the dead to take care of the living. “After climbing the mountain I can finally enjoy the view.”
Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm
Publication Date: 26-02-2021
The Gardener's Journal : Vol 2 Issue 1 February 2021
Publishing three times a year, this longed-for journal of articles and photographs returns, catering for readers with a wide range of interests in the gardening...
Publishing three times a year, this longed-for journal of articles and photographs returns, catering for readers with a wide range of interests in the gardening world, including: * Gardens and Gardeners * Plants and Trees * Landscape and Design * Garden History * Travel Experiences MARGARET LONG is a voracious reader on all aspects of gardening with a particular interest in trees and shrubs. Margaret’s knowledge and expertise and the joy she found in visiting gardens and sharing her knowledge saw her begin ‘Margaret Long’s Tours’, which ran most successfully over a period of twenty years. Margaret led groups to many European and Australasian gardens before the Covid era. Margaret published eight issues of The Gardener’s Journal in 2008 and 2009 until other commitments, including the tours and her own garden with its increasing number of visitors, led to her setting it aside for a time. Frensham has now been open to visitors for twenty-seven years. Margaret’s monthly newsletter Writings from Frensham is read by gardeners throughout the world. She is also Editor of the journal of the New Zealand Branch of the International Dendrology Society and author, with photographer Juliet Nicholas, of Frensham: A New Zealand Garden, chosen by The Listener as one of its 2019 “Top 100 Books of the Year”.
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 15-02-2021
Pic : Adventures in Sailing Business and Love
LONG BEFORE ROCKETING TO FAME AS A PEANUT-BUTTER BARON. Pic earned his keep making cool sandals for his schoolmates and expensive handbags for their mothers. le...
LONG BEFORE ROCKETING TO FAME AS A PEANUT-BUTTER BARON. Pic earned his keep making cool sandals for his schoolmates and expensive handbags for their mothers. leatherwork paid for his OE. He went to flower-powered San Francisco, had a hair-raising entanglement with a Colorado drug gang, and lived in a bizarre squat in London, before returning to New Zealand and a fortnight in a psychiatric ward. He built a house on a commune, started an old-time photo business, joined a travelling rock band, and became a father. Next, he took up furniture making and helped establish the legendary Parnell Workshops and Storage, where his bespoke chairs morphed into tawdry giftware. After building a boat and sailing the Pacific, Pic moved to Nelson, where he started a spectacularly unsuccessful restaurant. Business success came with his charter-boat directory and sailing school. Then he retired. It was his disgust with commercial peanut butter that started him making his own. In a dozen years, he went from roasting nuts in a concrete mixer to employing fifty people. In February 2019, Pic's Peanut Butter World opened. Pic's unusual path to business success offers hope for anyone wanting to follow their dreams. His stories are exciting, full of insight, and very, very funny.
Dimensions: 138 x 212 mm
Publication Date: 19-04-2021
Waffle Travels New Zealand
Explore with Waffle as he visits New Zealand's most famous attractions. Waffle is a large cat who loves to travel. On this adventure, Waffle explores many wonde...
Explore with Waffle as he visits New Zealand's most famous attractions. Waffle is a large cat who loves to travel. On this adventure, Waffle explores many wonderful places : from the light house in Cape Reinga, to the Waitomo Caves, to the Moeraki Boulders. Each English place name is accompanied by the Maori translation, encouraging children to use both names (Milford Sound / Piopiotahi) The New Zealand map helps children to learn where places are and the information pages provide fun facts about Aotearoa!
Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm
Publication Date: 31-03-2021
Just Imagine : A Drawing Book For Children
Author: Joanne McDougall
Create wonderful pictures using simple shapes. This is a how-to-draw book like no other, to be enjoyed by both children and adults. Written after 20 years teach...
Create wonderful pictures using simple shapes. This is a how-to-draw book like no other, to be enjoyed by both children and adults. Written after 20 years teaching children art, basic drawing lessons are supplemented with practice pages that give plenty of scope for the skilled or imaginative. A "For Parents and Teachers", section highlights age related difficulties encountered by youngsters.
Dimensions: 208 x 270 mm
Publication Date: 07-05-2021
Theodore Tickleweed and the Terrible Mouser
It would be an odd thing indeed, if mice could talk to humans. And yet, three field mice thought it was a good idea. A riff raff bunch of mice, an army of castl...
It would be an odd thing indeed, if mice could talk to humans. And yet, three field mice thought it was a good idea. A riff raff bunch of mice, an army of castle mice, a villainous falcon and a terrible mouser... become entangled in a dangerous game of hide and seek when three friends try to find two royal corgis whom they believe can teach them to speak 'human'. As they all rampage through Muckle Castle they leave behind a trail of crime scenes that only Gordon, the Corgis' footman, can unravel and explain. Will Theodore Tickleweed and his friends escape capture by Captain Swifty and his army of mice and fulfil their dream of learning to speak to humans? Will Boots, a terrible mouser, finally give into his feline instincts and become the best mouser in the world? And why, in the middle of all the chaos is Kitty Lilac, the silliest mouse in the world, a mouse to be feared? A delightfully funny story about friendship, villains and an idea, that might just be the making of an unlikely hero.
Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 01-05-2021
Gaudi The Complete Works XL
The life of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was full of complexity and contradictions. As a young man he joined the Catalonian nationalist movement and was critical of...
The life of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was full of complexity and contradictions. As a young man he joined the Catalonian nationalist movement and was critical of the church; toward the end of his life he devoted himself completely to the construction of one single spectacular church, La Sagrada Familia. In his youth, he courted a glamorous social life and the demeanor of a dandy. By the time of his death in a tram accident on the streets of Barcelona his clothes were so shabby passersby assumed he was a beggar. Gaudi's incomparable architecture channels much of this multifaceted intricacy. From the shimmering textures and skeletal forms of Casa Batllo to the Hispano-Arabic matrix of Casa Vicens, his work merged the influences of Orientalism, natural forms, new materials, and religious faith into a unique Modernista aesthetic. Today, his unique aesthetic enjoys global popularity and acclaim. His magnum opus, the Sagrada Familia, is the most-visited monument in Spain, and seven of his works are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Through brand-new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudi himself, historical photos, as well as an appendix detailing all his works-from buildings to furniture, decor to unfinished projects-this book presents Gaudi's universe like never before. Like a personal tour through Barcelona, we discover how the "Dante of architecture" was a builder in the truest sense of the word, crafting extraordinary constructions out of minute and mesmerizing details, and transforming fantastical visions into realities on the city streets.
Dimensions: 250 x 340 mm
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse : The Ultimate History 40th Anniversary Edition
On November 18, 1928, the world's most famous Mouse made his very first public debut. Today, we celebrate 90+ years of Mickey in one of the most expansive illus...
On November 18, 1928, the world's most famous Mouse made his very first public debut. Today, we celebrate 90+ years of Mickey in one of the most expansive illustrated publications on the Disney universe. Starting with the first sketches of a character who was almost named Mortimer, we trace the career of Walt Disney's and Ub Iwerks's most famous creation, one met with an explosion of worldwide popularity preceded only by the earlier successes of Charlie Chaplin. With unlimited access to Disney's vast historical collections as well as public and private collections, the authors bring Mickey's success story to life: concept art, story sketches, background paintings, and animation drawings as well as historical photographs trace the origins and evolution of such timeless favorites as Steamboat Willie, The Band Concert, and Brave Little Tailor. They also follow Mickey as he builds on this legendary library of short cartoons by appearing in two historic feature-length films, Fantasia and Fun and Fancy Free. Extensive archival research sheds new light on little-known chapters of Mickey's career, the origins of the Mickey Mouse Club, and his use as a patriotic icon during World War II. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Mickey artists in both film and comics, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Win Smith, Ferdinand Horvath, Fred Moore, Floyd Gottfredson, Carl Barks, Manuel Gonzales, Paul Murry, Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Byron Erickson, and Cesar Ferioli. Mickey Mouse has left an indelible mark on everyday culture as well as high art, becoming a favored subject for Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein. As Walt Disney once said: "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing-that it was all started by a mouse." And an end to the success story is nowhere in sight. Today, 90+ years after his creation, Mickey remains as lovable and popular as ever. Let's pay tribute to the little fellow, his legend, and his legacy with a monument to the one and only Mickey Mouse. Copyright (c) 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm
Publication Date: 28-08-2020