June 2021 (69)

Bill Hammond : Across the Evening Sky

ISBN: 9781877375675

Author: Peter Vangioni    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa’s art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes...


Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa’s art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes empty of human inhabitants have mesmerised audiences for three decades. This book shows the artist at his finest. Features: • An exclusive interview between the legendary Bill Hammond and fellow artist Tony de Lautour. • Engaging, readable texts by Rachael King, Nic Low, Paul Scofield, Ariana Tikao and Peter Vangioni. • Huge images and details of some of Hammond’s finest paintings. • Responses to Hammond’s practice by artists including Fiona Pardington, Marlon Williams and Shane Cotton among others. Produced by the same team who made Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning, which won Best Illustrated Book at the New Zealand Book Awards, and Best Book at the Publishers Association Book Awards.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 27-08-2021


$69.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
Kelcy Taratoa : Who Am I? Episode 001

ISBN: 9780995132924

Author: Warren Feeney    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Who Am I? is a question at the centre of what it is to be human and for artist Kelcy Taratoa (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Raukawa) it has formed th...


Who Am I? is a question at the centre of what it is to be human and for artist Kelcy Taratoa (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Raukawa) it has formed the sub-ject of his painting for two decades. Kelcy Taratoa: Who Am I ?... Episode 001 is a bilingual English and Te Reo publication written by Warren Feeney and translated by Hēni Jacob (Ngāti Raukawa). It  traverses the artist’s life from growing up in the suburbs of Levin to Te Haka a Te Tupere, the artist’s wharenui at Rangiwaea marae in Tauranga Harbour. Through his paintings he contends that contemporary technology’s virtual realities and appetite for destruction and distraction is undermining our humanity and experience of the world. Yet painting, that most ancient means of visual communication, is something that continues to remind us of our humanness.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$60.00
DUE > 30th Jul 2021
Better For You : Entrepreneurs Who Broke Big Soda's Stranglehold on the USA and NZ

ISBN: 9780473570187

Author: Lisa A Lewis   

...there was an unwavering belief in the goodness of milk and orange juice. Soda energized and pleased palates without suspicion. THEN CAME A RECKONING... BETTE...


...there was an unwavering belief in the goodness of milk and orange juice. Soda energized and pleased palates without suspicion. THEN CAME A RECKONING... BETTER FOR YOU examines the rise of a global healthy drinks market and presents case histories of entrepreneurs who dared to create “better for you” beverages… enduring American brands and burgeoning New Zealand lifestyle drinks, Phoenix Organic, Karma Cola, Chia Sisters, Aotea Native Tonics & King of Kiwi. How did Phoenix Organic, an iconic Kiwi brand, come to be foreign-owned? How is Karma Cola going head-to-head with Big Soda? How does leadership from Chia Sisters founders dismantle Tall Poppy culture? Why did a successful Māori-led drink brand choose to forgo export? Included in BETTER FOR YOU is a “behind the scenes” account of Kiwi, Glenn Elliott, who travels to the USA to “give it a go” with his artisanal kiwifruit drink brand. Much more than a business book, BETTER FOR YOU, shows connections between products and consumers, Americans and Kiwis, and posits how commerce can relate to leading authentic, healthy, and responsible lives.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 02-08-2021


$35.00
The Gardener's Journal : 10

ISBN: 9780995149113

Author: Margaret Long    Publisher: Frensham

Publishing three times a year, this sought-after journal of articles and photographs returns, catering for readers with a wide range of interests in the gardeni...


Publishing three times a year, this sought-after 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”.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 108


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2021


$30.00
The Only Living Lady Parachutist

ISBN: 9780473571474

Author: Catherine Clarke    Publisher: Idle Fancy Press

The balloon — now fully inflated — was restive and impatient, straining at the circle of men and boys holding it. Lillian’s scanty costume attracted even ...


The balloon — now fully inflated — was restive and impatient, straining at the circle of men and boys holding it. Lillian’s scanty costume attracted even more admiring glances. All eyes stared at her in a blur of dread and desire as she positioned herself on the trapeze. ‘Ready … I mean right,’ she said with a catch in her voice. The professor gave the command and the men holding the balloon released their grip and stepped back. Testing her courage after her brother’s death, daredevil Lillian and her sister Ruby risk their lives for fame and fortune by parachuting from hot air smoke balloons throughout Australia and New Zealand. Feisty Lillian struggles to choose between love and her perilous career but in the competitive 1890s era of ballooning, is she brave enough to confront the truth about her past? Determined to take control of the balloon circuit and provide for her children, Lillian travels to New Zealand only to clash with charlatans, showmen, and disgruntled crowds when her exhibitions fall short of their expectations. A cascade of betrayals and reconciliations culminate in one last-ditch ascent from which there is no turning back.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2021


$35.00
The Other Side Of Better

ISBN: 9781912095025

Author: Michelle Elvy    Publisher: AdHoc Fiction

Here, with Michelle Elvy’s the other side of better, are wise reflections cast through refracted light. Here is the scent of the sea, the rift and grit of chi...


Here, with Michelle Elvy’s the other side of better, are wise reflections cast through refracted light. Here is the scent of the sea, the rift and grit of childhood. Here is an absorbing cinematic poetry in the telling – breathtakingly honest and elegant stories (personal, yet universal) about how we live, how we struggle and, most enduringly, how we thrive. A wondrous collection! ~ Robert Scotellaro Well-turned stories, rich with wit and detail, that explore the spaces between people and places, from the ‘concrete weight’ of history to the secrets of creeks, islands and oceans. ~ Paula Morris A collection that surprises not just because it can, but because it understands the surprises of the world. ~ Erik Kennedy Michelle Elvy uses the economy of the form to keep her powder dry. Often, the full implication – sometimes enormity – of the story is only realised after the reading is over. ~ James Norcliffe Michelle Elvy’s new collection is released in June in conjunction with the 2021 National Flash Fiction Day events, with a launch party in Dunedin followed by readings in Auckland and Christchurch.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 172


Dimensions: 133 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 18-06-2021


$30.00
The Pink Jumpsuit : Short Fictions, Tall Truths

ISBN: 9780995132993

Author: Emma Neale    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

In Emma Neale’s first collection of short fiction, the tales range from the surreal to the real; from the true to the tall. This collection includes some of h...


In Emma Neale’s first collection of short fiction, the tales range from the surreal to the real; from the true to the tall. This collection includes some of her internationally recognised flash fiction and more extended examinations of the eerie gaps and odd swerves in intimate relationships. There are confidence tricksters, compulsive liars, emotional turn-coats, the pulse of jumbled childhood memory still felt in adult life, the weird metamorphosis of fantasy hardening into reality. A woman meets up with an ex-lover after twenty years, to be told an outrageous secret; a mother takes her ailing son to a doctor for an undocumented condition; a bride is left at the altar; a brother and sister reel from a family tragedy decades after the event; a children’s birthday party turns all Queen of the Flies; a hidden family legacy appears in a grand-daughter’s strange affliction. From everyday realism to the speculative and imaginary, recurring motifs in these stories (the scientist father; the mystery of identity even within families; what we can’t know about even those closest to us) toy with the boundaries between memory and the unknown: the blending of the real and the invented.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2021


$35.00
DUE > 19th Jul 2021
Prague In My Bones

ISBN: 9780995143814

Author: Jindra Tichy    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Jindra Tichý has a fascinating story to tell – one of exile and survival, of distance and painful longing. Czech born and bred, she was a lecturer in philoso...


Jindra Tichý has a fascinating story to tell – one of exile and survival, of distance and painful longing. Czech born and bred, she was a lecturer in philosophy at Charles University in Prague when the country was invaded by Soviet troops in August 1968. In 1969 she was forced to flee her homeland with her young son Peter; they were on the last train to leave the country before the border was sealed. Joining her logician husband, Pavel, in England, she struggled to learn English, but slowly gained confidence and competence with the help of Jane Austin’s Emma. When Pavel was offered a job at Otago University in New Zealand, she found herself uprooted once again. After living in a communist society, Jindra found New Zealanders refreshingly honest, open and friendly, but she continued to grapple with the fact that in her homeland not only were all women expected to hold a full-time job – as well as take full responsibility for the household – here she was nothing but a full-time housewife. Determined to regain her professional status, she eventually became a lecturer at the university herself, and Dunedin has been her home ever since. After the Czech Velvet Revolution of 1989 Jindra was finally able to return to Prague, after twenty years in exile. Since then she has made annual trips to visit her beloved homeland and the remaining members of her family. In Prague in My Bones Jindra presents her great love – the beautiful city of Prague and its cultural legacy – to the reader. It not only gives a fascinating account of life from the inside under a repressive political regime, but depicts in a moving way the pain and confusion of banishment from home, family and friends into an exile removed from everything familiar. Jindra is the author of nineteen novels, including one in English and also published in NZ, and her short stories have been published in Czech literary journals. She is well known and loved in her home country: in 2012 she was voted number eleven on a list of the most influential personalities among the two million Czechs living abroad.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 16-06-2021


Tags: New Release   June 2021   Biography
$45.00
Vienna : Behind The Facades

ISBN: 9780995143838

Author: Jennifer Haworth    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

If you think you know Vienna, think again. Vienna: Behind the façades – A personal journey is the story of Jenny Haworth’s life-long love affair with Vienn...


If you think you know Vienna, think again. Vienna: Behind the façades – A personal journey is the story of Jenny Haworth’s life-long love affair with Vienna, a personal memoir that pulls back the curtain and reveals the secrets of a city that once considered itself the centre of the world. The city is celebrated in all her beauty, her culture and her grandeur, but shameful aspects of her past and her influential role on the world stage are also explored, stories that even today can make you wonder how the city survived at all. It’s an absorbing read from a woman who has loved the city all her life but doesn’t flinch from going to the heart of Vienna and telling the truth about it. Much more than a travel guide or a history book, Vienna: Behind the façades – A personal journey shows how this city emerged over the centuries and became the seed bed for many of the best and the worst of the ideologies and freedoms of the 20th century. Vienna’s charm remains intact, but finally, also, its full story is on show too.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   June 2021   Biography   History   Travel
$45.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
This Dog : Ko Tenei Kuri

ISBN: 9780473574406

Authors: Ian Munro, Piripi Walker    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

This Dog – Ko Tēnei Kurī” knows what it takes to be a best friend and he’s chosen, as his best friend, the clever and opportunistic blackbird that lives...


This Dog – Ko Tēnei Kurī” knows what it takes to be a best friend and he’s chosen, as his best friend, the clever and opportunistic blackbird that lives in his yard. This Dog (Ko Tēnei Kurī) is Blackbird’s (Manu Pango) unconditionally loving, genuine, accepting, trustworthy, dependable, faithful, and steadfast friend; his loyal protector from That Cat (Tērā Ngeru) and a one-dog audience patiently listening to endless performances of Blackbird's song. Rebecca Utting’s fun illustrations bring Ian Munro’s story to life in an authentic kiwi backyard, complete with resident kurī, ngeru, manu panga and pēpepe. Piripi Walker’s literal translation keeps the words simple and clear, so each sentence flows when delivered aloud. This Dog that is my dog digs up worms for me. Ko Tēnei Kurī, arā, taku kurī he kurī keri toke māku.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 210 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2021


$25.00
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