April 2016 (32)

Murder on the Maungatapu

ISBN: 9781927145746

Author: Wayne Martin    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

A narrative history of the Burgess Gang and their greatest crime In the winter of 1866 New Zealand’s most notoriousbushranger, Richard Burgess, knelt at a sma...


A narrative history of the Burgess Gang and their greatest crime In the winter of 1866 New Zealand’s most notoriousbushranger, Richard Burgess, knelt at a small desk in his Nelson prison cell, took up his quill pen and began to write. His life, he knew, was beyond salvation but words were the last weapon at his disposal to consign his mortal enemy, gang turncoat Joseph Sullivan, to the gallows. The blood-soaked confession that followed was described by Mark Twain as ‘without its peer in the literature of murder’. Five bodies had been recovered from Maungatapu Mountain in the upper South Island, and another from the West Coast. But who had done the killing,and how many other victims were there? What had brought the ruthless Burgess Gang to this point? Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, including little-known original accounts by Sullivan, ‘Murder on the Maungatapu’ tells the fascinating full story of a dark episode in this country’s history. This is a superbly written tale of blood and gold, ofbetrayal and vengeance, and it draws some startlingconclusions about New Zealand’s crime of thenineteenth century.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 150 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 24-06-2016


Tags: April 2016   History   New Zealand
$45.00
Kuwi's Creative Colouring Book for Big and Small People

ISBN: 9780473349745

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

From #1 Bestselling Author and Illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular ‘Kuwi’s First Egg’ and ‘...


From #1 Bestselling Author and Illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular ‘Kuwi’s First Egg’ and ‘Kuwi’s Huhu Hunt’ books. Kuwi the Kiwi takes you on a native New Zealand journey, through intricate line art. The illustrative magic of Kat Merewether, comes alive with this creative colouring book, stunningly illustrated for all ages. Certain pages are intentionally unfinished and encourage your creative side. A perfect project for adult and child to work on together (so you don’t have to hide your colouring books from the kids anymore!) Removable pages, so the end result can be treasured as a piece of art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 250 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2016


$19.99
For My Best Friend Forever

ISBN: 9781849538787

Author: Purple Ronnie    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Here’s a little thank you Cos you’re always there for me, With plenty of laughs and amazing adventures, Three cheers to my awesome bestie! Show your BFF how...


Here’s a little thank you Cos you’re always there for me, With plenty of laughs and amazing adventures, Three cheers to my awesome bestie! Show your BFF how much they mean to you with the help of Purple Ronnie! Cute cartoons combine with silly and sometimes irreverent poems along with funny one-liners to help you tell that special someone just how awesome they are.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 14-04-2016


$17.99
For My True Love

ISBN: 9781849538770

Author: Purple Ronnie    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You’re kind and very funny And you make me laugh a lot You’re pretty much just perfect And you’re also super-hot! Show your one true love how much they me...


You’re kind and very funny And you make me laugh a lot You’re pretty much just perfect And you’re also super-hot! Show your one true love how much they mean to you with the help of Purple Ronnie! Cute cartoons combine with silly and sometimes irreverent poems along with funny one-liners to help you tell that special someone just how awesome they are.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 14-04-2016


$17.99
For Your Brilliant Birthday

ISBN: 9781849538794

Author: Purple Ronnie    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Here’s to an epic birthday, You deserve the very best, Time for cake and fizz, and giggles and bumps, And then a well-deserved rest. Show your birthday bestie...


Here’s to an epic birthday, You deserve the very best, Time for cake and fizz, and giggles and bumps, And then a well-deserved rest. Show your birthday bestie how much they mean to you with the help of Purple Ronnie! Cute cartoons combine with silly and sometimes irreverent poems along with funny one-liners to help you tell that special someone just how awesome they are.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 14-04-2016


$17.99
The Little Book of Inspiration

ISBN: 9781849538435

Author: Lucy Lane    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Whatever dream you are working towards, a few wi...


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Whatever dream you are working towards, a few wise words can help a daunting challenge seem manageable. This uplifting little book is packed with inspiring quotations and simple but effective tips to help you get the most out of every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2016


$17.99
The Little Book of Feminism

ISBN: 9781849538442

Author: Harriet Dyer    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you want to know more about the fight for women’s rights, what we’ve achieved and how we got there? From the corseted rabble-rousers of the suffragist mo...


Do you want to know more about the fight for women’s rights, what we’ve achieved and how we got there? From the corseted rabble-rousers of the suffragist movement to the sharp-fingered bloggers of today, this comprehensive little guide will teach you the history, theory and big issues and everything you need to know to become a CARD-CARRYING FEMINIST.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2016


$17.99
Odes For Grandparents

ISBN: 9781849538480

Author: Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This collection of comical verse on the ups, downs and roundabouts of being a grandparent is the perfect way to unwind after handing back the little darlings at...


This collection of comical verse on the ups, downs and roundabouts of being a grandparent is the perfect way to unwind after handing back the little darlings at the end of the day!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2016


$24.99
Unusual & Unique Hotels

ISBN: 9788416500154

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Nowadays, in some of the most visited cities in the world, and also in other places with a great touristic attractive, some hotels have been built which due to ...


Nowadays, in some of the most visited cities in the world, and also in other places with a great touristic attractive, some hotels have been built which due to their original design and their especial characteristics had become one more of the monuments of the city and spots of touristic interest. They are hotels that are photographed and visited daily, many reaching the point where they are seen as a badge of the city. we present a selection of singular and unique hotels, both by their architecture and their interior design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$49.99 $19.99
The Journey

ISBN: 9783899555691

Author: Sven Ehmann    Publisher: Gestalten

Trains have always been the only truly cultivated way to travel. The slower rhythm from departure to arrival, the relaxed glide through the landscape, and the s...


Trains have always been the only truly cultivated way to travel. The slower rhythm from departure to arrival, the relaxed glide through the landscape, and the shift between city and country fill rail enthusiasts with great joy and are pleasures waiting to be discovered by the uninitiated. The Journey presents a varied selection of extraordinary travel opportunities by train from around the world. Featuring historic luxury wagons, spectacular panoramic railways, and timeless itineraries, it takes the reader for a ride through breathtaking canyons and romantic scenery. Striking images, informative geographical material, and personal experiences bring these train adventures, which range from the quick three-hour trip to the transcontinental journey lasting several days, to life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2015


Tags: April 2016   Travel
$120.00
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