New Releases (61)

The Gorse Blooms Pale

ISBN: 9781877372421

Author: Dan Davin    Publisher: Otago University Press

Dan Davin, one of New Zealand’s acknowledged masters of the short story, was born in Invercargill in 1913. The Gorse Blooms Pale gathers together twenty-six s...


Dan Davin, one of New Zealand’s acknowledged masters of the short story, was born in Invercargill in 1913. The Gorse Blooms Pale gathers together twenty-six stories and a selection of poems reflecting his experiences while growing up in an Irish–New Zealand family in Southland. Comic, haunting, poetic, profound and lyrical, the stories have a regional flavour quite unlike any other body of work in New Zealand literature. They insightfully capture the character of a close-knit rural community and its post-British social relationships and tribulations, with a flair equal to such other New Zealand writers as Sargeson, Frame, Middleton or Marshall. The Gorse Blooms Pale is a rare treasure in the landscape of twentieth-century New Zealand literature.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 138 x 210 mm


$45.00
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
The Everrumble

ISBN: 9781912095735

Author: Michelle Elvy    Publisher: AdHoc Fiction

the everrumble is a poetic imagining of intense focus and sweeping ideas. Zettie's story is fluid and in motion, transcending geographies and time. She stops ta...


the everrumble is a poetic imagining of intense focus and sweeping ideas. Zettie's story is fluid and in motion, transcending geographies and time. She stops talking, at age seven, and starts to listen - to the worlds she finds in language and books, and to the people and places she encounters as she moves across continents. Her silence connects her to people, to nature and to the elemental world. Magical and beyond boundaries, this collection focuses on small fragments, taking Zettie, and the reader, inevitably to the place where human history began.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 116


Dimensions: 122 x 198 x .8 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$27.99
Nana's New Porch

ISBN: 9780473503994

Authors: Marie Munro, Rachel Doragh, Piripi Walker    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

Nana's back porch is draughty and old, it's dangerous, rickety, slippery and cold. This fully bilingual book incorporates the characters from Nana's Shed and Be...


Nana's back porch is draughty and old, it's dangerous, rickety, slippery and cold. This fully bilingual book incorporates the characters from Nana's Shed and Bella's Fringe in a story that revels in the fertile imaginations of Kiwi kids, especially those who enjoy building things, teamwork, creativity and working with tools. The text has been translated by Piripi Walker, NZSTI, who has "kept the words simple and clear so the rhythm is right and each sentence will stand up well when delivered aloud".


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


$25.00
Bella's Fringe

ISBN: 9780473462734

Authors: Marie Munro, Rachel Doragh    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

Bella's a bit of a rebel. She knows her own mind and there is one thing she knows for certain - haircuts are out! So Bella's hair just grows and grows. This hum...


Bella's a bit of a rebel. She knows her own mind and there is one thing she knows for certain - haircuts are out! So Bella's hair just grows and grows. This humorous story about Bella's hair continues with the search activities in te reo Māori that appeared in "Nana's Shed”" and extends the counting in English and te reo to 20.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


$25.00
Game of Thrones Tribute

ISBN: 9788417557072

Author: Anna Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Game of Thrones is rated as one of the best television series, and critics have praised it for its performances, scripts, special effects, battle sequences and ...


Game of Thrones is rated as one of the best television series, and critics have praised it for its performances, scripts, special effects, battle sequences and music. Its story line is inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of novels written by the American George R. R. Martin. This book is a tribute to this wonderful series that, during its eight seasons, has left us holding our breath on more than one occasion as a result of its unforgettable scenes and characters. In this book you will find works of fan art by some of the best international artists, authentic pieces of art, accompanied by phrases and data from the GOT universe!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$49.99
One Floor Houses

ISBN: 9788417557065

Publisher: Monsa

Houses without stairs or obstacles, all distributed on the same floor, lounge area, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen and service facilities. They stand out for th...


Houses without stairs or obstacles, all distributed on the same floor, lounge area, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen and service facilities. They stand out for their spaciousness in all rooms, both exterior and interior. Having a house distributed on one level is going for comfort and something that gives a special personality to the house, providing air and natural light thanks to this open design concept.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 11-10-2019


$49.99
DH9: From Ruin To Restoration

ISBN: 9781908117335

Author: Guy Black    Publisher: Grub Street

In 2000 aircraft restorer Guy Black of Aero Vintage located the hulks of at least two Airco DH9 bombers in a remote part of India - hidden away in what had been...


In 2000 aircraft restorer Guy Black of Aero Vintage located the hulks of at least two Airco DH9 bombers in a remote part of India - hidden away in what had been a Maharaja's elephant stable at his palace in Bikaner, Rajasthan. They were truly remarkable finds, and extremely rare examples of a near-extinct and important WWI aircraft type - none of which had survived in Britain. Recognising their importance to the UK's aviation heritage, and excited by the challenge of restoration, Guy set about negotiating their purchase and returning them back to England. Here the whole intriguing story is told - fully illustrated step-by-step - from discovery to recovery, through to research, restoration, re-construction and first flight, all in fascinating, meticulous detail. Also covered is the account of the restoration of the first DH9 to be completed, now housed as a non-flying exhibit at the IWM Duxford.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 23-09-2019


$55.00
Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible

ISBN: 9781911621850

Author: le cordon bleu    Publisher: Grub Street

160 recipes explained by the Chefs of the famous French culinary school Discover a world where chocolate is king, where this most versatile of ingredients is tr...


160 recipes explained by the Chefs of the famous French culinary school Discover a world where chocolate is king, where this most versatile of ingredients is transformed into luscious cakes, tarts, mousses iced desserts, drinks, biscuits and sweets. Here is the ultimate collection of tempting classics as well as a selection of new and original creations. Success is guaranteed because the recipes have been created by the chefs of the world’s oldest and best known culinary institution, Le Cordon Bleu, which is famed for presenting cookery expertise in ways that are clear and simple to grasp. As well as including a photograph of every finished dish, a range of indispensable techniques are illustrated in step-by-step photographs, which makes mastering the recipes possible for even the novice cook. Any of the 160 mouth-watering recipes presented here will provide the high point of any meal – whether you are looking for a dazzling finale to a dinner, a stunning treat for a special day, or simply something to please yourself, your family or friends – you need look no further. This is the culinary guide to all things chocolate. Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu is the world’s leading network of institutes for culinary arts and hotel management. Culinary programmes are provided for both professional and amateurs. Chef instructors are winners of major national and international competitions, eager to share their passion and pass on their knowledge to students from around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 216 x 263 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2019


$89.99
Return to Rugby Land

ISBN: 9789551723446

Author: David Scott    Publisher: David Scott

After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land...


After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land is a challenging and provocative social commentary encompassing more than just the games or scenery. Scott explores sport's place in society, along with the myths, psyche and anxieties of a small nation. While questioning comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, his personal account offers heartfelt insights and a broad understanding of New Zealand inextricably linked to the omnipresent game of rugby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 269


Dimensions: 138 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2019


$24.00
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