September 2021 (92)

Crimetime : From Undercover Cop to International Investigator

ISBN: 9780995143869

Author: Mark Van Leewarden    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

“We think you’re the type of joker who would suit working undercover. No controls, out there doing deals and drinking piss.” And with that the young beat ...


“We think you’re the type of joker who would suit working undercover. No controls, out there doing deals and drinking piss.” And with that the young beat cop shed what was left of his uniform and slid into the underworld of strippers, junkies, crooks and gangsters. Codename: Emu. Mission: to take out hardened criminals. What could possibly go wrong? This is the true story of a Kiwi cop who survives the dangerous double life of an undercover agent and goes on to become New Zealand’s most successful international fraud investigator. Along the way he is a key figure in a murder, weathers multiple contract hits, finds true love, gains a law degree, tangles with the Russian mafia, and continues to nail the bad guys, the con artists, the career criminals, wherever he finds them. And he still keeps a shottie under the bed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2021


$45.00
Polynesia 900 - 1600: An overview of the history of Aotearoa, Rekohu, and Rapa Nui

ISBN: 9781988503233

Author: Madi Williams    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This book provides a concise introduction to the history of South Polynesia during the period typically defined as the ‘Middle Ages’ by western historians, ...


This book provides a concise introduction to the history of South Polynesia during the period typically defined as the ‘Middle Ages’ by western historians, focusing on Aotearoa New Zealand, Rēkohu (Chatham Islands), and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Written in response to a wider global approach to medieval history, it offers a fresh perspective on the history of the region during that period. The comparative study of the southern Polynesian islands and Rapa Nui provides a thematic examination in order to avoid forcing the region’s history into a linear Western chronology. Themes of movement and migration, adaptation and change, and development and expansion offer an optimal means of understanding Polynesia during this period, in an account that incorporates oral traditions, historical analysis and archaeology. Drawing together a wide range of research from past and present scholars the book provides an accessible introduction both for students and for the general reader interested in the long history of these islands. Madi Williams (Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Rangitāne o Wairau) is a lecturer at the University of Canterbury where she researches the boundaries of history and the inclusion of Indigenous and non-Western perspectives in Aotearoa New Zealand and South Pacific histories. Madi is the recipient of a 2021 Judith Binney Writing Award, which will help her prepare a book based on her PhD thesis on the histories of Ngāti Kuia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 94


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2021


$24.99
Smile

ISBN: 9780473570712

Author: Josh Clark    Publisher: Clarkies Ink

Smile shares the heart-warming adventures of young Collie Flower and the people he met along the way. Told through witty rhymes and a series of whimsical waterc...


Smile shares the heart-warming adventures of young Collie Flower and the people he met along the way. Told through witty rhymes and a series of whimsical watercolour drawings, Collie discovers that life can be peppered with all sorts of inconveniences. His journey highlights resilience in a way that parents can relate to, and young minds can aspire to attain. Written and illustrated in a timeless fashion, Smile is set to become a humorous future classic.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 x 5 mm


Publication Date: 04-10-2021


$21.99
The Other Sister

ISBN: 9780473579579

Author: Philippa Werry    Publisher: Pipi Press

When I set off in my brand-new uniform, I imagined everyone thinking: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her smart-girl scholarship.” Or maybe: “There goes Til...


When I set off in my brand-new uniform, I imagined everyone thinking: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her smart-girl scholarship.” Or maybe: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her poor-person’s scholarship because her family can’t afford the fees, and she has holes in her shoes.” Or: “There goes Tilly Thomas, she’s not as smart as she thinks she is.” Tilly Thomas dreams of doing something remarkable. Her big sister, Beaty, became the town’s first telegram girl during the grim years of World War One, and now Tilly wants to make her mark too. January 1920 heralds the start of a new decade, promising fresh opportunities for girls like Tilly. But her dreams seem impossible to reach, outweighed by all the things that girls can’t or aren’t supposed to do. The war is over, but its shadow still darkens the town. Returned servicemen struggle to fit back into their old lives. Some have shell shock while others are crippled or blinded. Tilly must work out what it means to grow up in a world shattered by war and a pandemic, in a society where opportunities for women are still hard-won. And, like any fourteen year-old, she faces uncertainty and confusion about what sort of person she wants to be, how to get there, and how to believe in herself.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2021


$25.00
The Seekers Garden

ISBN: 9780473583323

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

If you stand still for long enough, the past catches up with you… Leaving behind the fragments of her old life, Marcia Reed-Wilton crosses the world to return...


If you stand still for long enough, the past catches up with you… Leaving behind the fragments of her old life, Marcia Reed-Wilton crosses the world to return to her dilapidated childhood home and dig up the weeds of the past. Next door, Mrs Everglade struggles to maintain her independence in spite of her increasing frailty. Sixteen-year-old Lea escapes into her poetry to cope with depression until meeting Alex, a much more potent distraction. Meanwhile, Iris leaves her career on a whim to embark on an adventure of an entirely different kind, moving to a sleepy seaside town to write a book. On the other side of the world in opposite seasons, Zane, vocalist for a popular band is haunted by cryptic dreams that lead him home. A few twists of fate and a buried secret leave these individuals deeply and unexpectedly connected. The Seekers' Garden is a lush and captivating exploration of loss, growth and spirituality, revealing the way connections form in unlikely places.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 346


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2021


$37.99
Kuwis Very Shiny Bum (board book)

ISBN: 9780995124622

Authors: Kat Merewether, Kat Quin    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

From the award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Quin. Board book version of the #1 bestselling ‘Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum’. ...


From the award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Quin. Board book version of the #1 bestselling ‘Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum’. With the faint jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. It is a shimmering red ball. Kuwi knows exactly what it is. A very shiny bum. She decides to make gifts, so her friends can feel as blessed as she does. A hula hoop for Herb the hippy hōiho. Tasteful trimmings for Tash the tuft-less tūī. A moustache for Morris the meek morepork... but wait, no ‘thank yous’? A humorous and light hearted story to guide children from a young age to look for small ways to be generous and caring of others, in a time of year that can often be all about the ‘presents’. A book to instill an attitude of generosity and giving, appreciation and thankfulness.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 160 x 160 x 19 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2021


$17.99
Kuwis First Egg (board book)

ISBN: 9780995124615

Authors: Kat Merewether, Kat Quin    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She has never had an egg before... A funny and heart-warming story for th...


Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She has never had an egg before... A funny and heart-warming story for the early learner. Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi. She lays her first egg. She has no idea what she is supposed to do with the egg, or what the ‘purpose’ of the egg is. Follow her * Amazing, detailed illustrations overflowing with native gems. * The Kuwi the Kiwiâ„¢ series is a proud supporter of Kiwis for Kiwi Trust, donating 20 cents from each book sale to support kiwi conservation projects in New Zealand. The series has donated in excess of $50,00 to date.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 160 x 160 x 19 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2021


$17.99
Magic Beans : The Untold Story

ISBN: 9780473577797

Author: Terrence Bull    Publisher: Woo Publishing

Take a journey with Jack as he is taught the twelve magic beans by the wise old man... He then offered Jack a trade: the cow for some magic beans. He explained ...


Take a journey with Jack as he is taught the twelve magic beans by the wise old man... He then offered Jack a trade: the cow for some magic beans. He explained that these magic beans would give Jack the knowledge and understanding he needed to become as rich as him. He said, “Boy, I can show you how to take this fine piece to the market and get back the business the large factory took from your family—and so much more. In fact, someday you will become so rich that you will never have to work again. Just like me, you can sit under this lovely old tree and enjoy the hum of the market making you money without even having to step a foot inside it.” “No capital, struggling with debt, lack of staff, time and sales— sound familiar? That was us. A radical change of thinking led to explosive growth and going global. We call it Magic Beans.” ~ Terrence Bull


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 16-08-2021


$35.00
Epic Train Journeys

ISBN: 9783967040203

Author: Monisha Rajesh    Publisher: Gestalten

From a journey through the Alps on the Bernina Express to a ride from Colombo up to Sri Lanka's tea plantations, there are endless possibilities to explore the ...


From a journey through the Alps on the Bernina Express to a ride from Colombo up to Sri Lanka's tea plantations, there are endless possibilities to explore the world through fabulous train rides. Train Journeys will provide inspiration and practical tips for people who want to experience the joys of traveling by rail. The book features descriptions and details of 50 amazing rail journeys across the globe, from short trips that last a few hours to multi-day, cross-continental journeys, ranging from budget-friendly trips aboard local transport to iconic luxury liners.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2021


$120.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Wanderlust Alps

ISBN: 9783967040210

Author: Alex Roddie    Publisher: Gestalten

Stretching from France all the way down to Slovenia, the Alps are the highest and most expansive mountain range in Europe. For hikers, trekkers and outdoor enth...


Stretching from France all the way down to Slovenia, the Alps are the highest and most expansive mountain range in Europe. For hikers, trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, that means boundless possibilities for adventure. Wanderlust Alps charts the mountain range's best routes and hidden trails away from the crowds. The featured hikes offer a rich mix of single-day jaunts to long-distance treks for hikers of all experience levels, with plenty of stunning nature and charming mountain huts to enjoy along the way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2021


$120.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
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