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Far from dead, our ghosts live within us always … Poet Siobhan Harvey’s latest collection is about migration, outcasts, the search for home, and the ghosts ...
Far from dead, our ghosts live within us always … Poet Siobhan Harvey’s latest collection is about migration, outcasts, the search for home, and the ghosts we live with, including the ones who occupy our memories, ancestries and stories. It begins in a contemporary inner-city suburb where a poet starts to chart the regeneration she witnesses, its difficulties and opportunities. Along the way, the collection moves across time-zones, oceans and continents, breaking down personal and political walls, and unleashing ghosts everywhere. Ultimately, Ghosts is a work concerned with dislocation, rejection, homelessness, family trauma and how we can give voice to the lost souls inside us all.
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm
THE WILDER YEARS - Selected poems
What is invariably terrific in Eggleton’s poetry is not only the relish of his attack, but the flash of lyric underwing colour as he dives on his prey. – IA...
What is invariably terrific in Eggleton’s poetry is not only the relish of his attack, but the flash of lyric underwing colour as he dives on his prey. – IAN WEDDE David Eggleton, Poet Laureate of Aotearoa 2019–21, has published nine poetry collections, and now, finally, comes a ‘Best Of ’. The Wilder Years: Selected Poems is a hardback compendium of the poet’s own selection from 35 years of published work, together with a handful of new poems. Cover art by Nigel Brown. About David Eggleton’s poetry: Eggleton’s word-blasts remain consistently gratifying. His poetry’s ... endlessly imaginative, it’s funny, [and] intellectually rewarding … Every poem is a snapshot of the culture in action. – NICK ASCROFT Vital, elastic, expertly handled language in a Pacific voice of cultural and musical sensibility, poetry to be spoken aloud or in-the-mind. – CILLA McQUEEN … vivid, fizzy and smart. – GRANT SMITHIES
Dimensions: 220 x 170 mm
Publication Date: 25-03-2021
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
King Tut : The Journey Through The Underworld 40th Anniversary Edition
Buried in the 14th century BC but unearthed by Howard Carter in 1922, the objects entombed with Tutankhamun are an invaluable window into a long-extinct belief ...
Buried in the 14th century BC but unearthed by Howard Carter in 1922, the objects entombed with Tutankhamun are an invaluable window into a long-extinct belief system. Seen today, they create an intricate picture of how the ancient Egyptian people viewed the perilous journey to paradise, a utopian Egypt that could only be entered following the final judgment. When acclaimed photographer Sandro Vannini started his work in Egypt in the late ’90s, a technological revolution was about to unfold. Emerging technologies enabled him to document murals, tombs, and artifacts in unprecedented detail. Using the time-consuming and strenuous multi-shot technique, Vannini produced complete photographic reproductions that revealed colors in their original tones with vivid intensity. Through these extraordinary images, we discover the objects’ quintessential features alongside the sophisticated and cleverly hidden details. This comprehensive guide marks the centenary of Carter’s first excavations in the Valley of the Kings. These inestimable works endure through Vannini's photographs in their full, timeless splendor. From offerings and rituals to Osiris and eternal life, Vannini’s portfolio covers all facets of ancient Egyptian culture—but it is Tutankhamun’s unique legacy that dominates these images. With texts by the photographer, captions by specialist Mohamed Megahed, and chapter introductions from scholars in the field, King Tut. The Journey through the Underworld puts much-debated mysteries to rest. The learned yet accessible forewords come from distinguished Egyptologists including Salima Ikram and David P. Silverman. Insightful narratives, resplendent images, and a contemporary standpoint make this title a fitting tribute to the Boy King’s odyssey, illuminating an epoch that spanned an unimaginable 4,000 years.
Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm
Publication Date: 31-10-2020
The Scary Book
Snakes, bats, and spiders aren't that frightening-but just wait till you see what they're like on the inside! This delightfully ghoulish book is filled to the b...
Snakes, bats, and spiders aren't that frightening-but just wait till you see what they're like on the inside! This delightfully ghoulish book is filled to the brim with creatures perfect for some Halloween fun. Whether it's a big bad wolf or a skeletal ghost, each monster is hiding its really horrible side beneath a foldable flap. Lift the foldout on the crab to reveal sharp teeth and tentacle tongues or pull down the flap on the spider to discover its recently caught snacks. Thierry Dedieu's colorful illustrations bring humor and lightheartedness to many spine- chilling creatures. A perfect blend of silly and scary, this big board book helps kids overcome their worries with laughter. Encourage your children to embrace their spooky side with this Halloween treat!
Dimensions: 177 x 261 mm
Publication Date: 03-09-2020
Jenny and the Eddies
Follow Jenny, a plucky elf who ventures into the forest home of monsters that attack her village on a quest to find a legendary beast she hopes will be able to ...
Follow Jenny, a plucky elf who ventures into the forest home of monsters that attack her village on a quest to find a legendary beast she hopes will be able to protect them. Jenny and the Eddies aims to promote vaccine safety in a fun and non-threatening manner whilst challenging some common myths that harm immunisation rates.
Dimensions: 200 x 290 mm
Kate Edger: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist
In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. The New Zealand Herald enthusiastically hailed her achievement as ‘the f...
In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. The New Zealand Herald enthusiastically hailed her achievement as ‘the first rays of the rising sun of female intellectual advancement’. Edger went on to become a pioneer of women’s education in New Zealand. She also worked tirelessly to mitigate violence against women and children and to fortify their rights through progressive legislation. She campaigned for women’s suffrage and played a prominent role in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and in Wellington’s Society for the Protection of Women and Children. Later in life she advocated international diplomacy and co-operation through her work for the League of Nations Union. Diana Morrow tells the story of this remarkable New Zealand woman’s life and, in the process, provides valuable insights into the role of women social reformers in our history and Edger’s place within a distinctive strand of Christian feminism.
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
Publication Date: 01-03-2021
‘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
14 nga tohu aroha ka tukuna (14 Blown Kisses te reo Maori)
When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, a...
When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball – and many other imaginative ways. Wayne Youle (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whakaeke, Ngāti Pākehā) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. His work is bright, playful and full of kindness. Wayne lived in isolation for 14 days during the COVID-19 lockdown. He created 14 ways to share blown kisses with his sons. This book is dedicated to everyone around the world in lockdown who can only blow their kisses. A book for children. And a delightful gift for anyone. Available in te reo Māori and English.
Dimensions: 125 x 166 mm
Publication Date: 01-11-2020
Nga Kare A-Roto Me Nga Ahua : Feelings & States Magnet Set
From #1 Best-selling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Quin. Magnet Set - Ngā Kare Ā-roto Me Ngā Āhua (Feelings &...
From #1 Best-selling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Quin. Magnet Set - Ngā Kare Ā-roto Me Ngā Āhua (Feelings & States), in te reo Māori and English. From the #1 Best-selling Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary - He Papakupu Whakaahua 2 x Magnets sheets with pop-out circle 45mm magnets - 47 magnets. Designed for everyday use, for the whānau, for the kura and for all New Zealanders. Ages 3-100+. English Text and Illustration by Kat Quin Te Reo Māori Translation by Pānia Papa Nā Kat Quin ngā tuhinga reo Pākehā me ngā whakaahua Nā Pānia Papa ngā whakamāoritanga
Dimensions: 255 x 390 mm
Publication Date: 20-10-2020