March 2018 (39)

A Gallipoli Soldiers Secret

ISBN: 9780473287894

Author: Buket Uzuner    Publisher: Antares Publishing

BESTSELLER The novel A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is the story of a New Zealand woman’s pilgrimage to Turkey to discover the truth about her great-grandfath...


BESTSELLER The novel A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is the story of a New Zealand woman’s pilgrimage to Turkey to discover the truth about her great-grandfather’s fate - a Gallipoli soldier who never returned home. During her search she stumbles over dark secrets which have been hidden in a Turkish village for decades. They are so sensitive that disclosure threatens embarrassment for villagers and two old foes -New Zealand and Turkey.
Lyrically written, A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret paints an informative picture of life in a Turkish village, Turkish culture and history, and the suffering and annihilation Turks endured in WWI. It follows the war through the stories of two soldiers – New Zealander Alistair John Taylor and Turk Ali Osman. Their lives converge with unexpected consequences.
A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is unique in that it provides a glimpse of the war from a Turkish perspective. It also vividly reveals village life and a journey of inner conflict and self-discovery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 135 x 216 x 40 mm


Publication Date: 10-02-2015


$34.99 $5.00
Doumar and the Doctor

ISBN: 9780473407674

Author: Neville de Villiers    Publisher: Wild Side Publishing

You will be challenged and inspired as you join Neville on board for this real-life, white-knuckle adventure on the high seas. A magnificent account of courage ...


You will be challenged and inspired as you join Neville on board for this real-life, white-knuckle adventure on the high seas. A magnificent account of courage and perseverance as a young doctor takes time off from his busy practice to sail a 31’ yacht (single-handed much of the way) from England to New Zealand. • Mutiny by his crew in Port St Louis, France • Confrontation with the Sicilian Mafia at Marsala • Collision with a freighter near Gabo Island, South Australia • Harassed by a UFO mid-ocean in the Tasman sea? Neville de Villiers comes from an aristocratic lineage of French Huguenot extraction. He completed his studies at Oxford University in 1959 and practiced as a doctor in Loughborough, UK for 11 years before purchasing the Doumar, a 31’ sloop, and sailed it to New Zealand. After the Doumar had logged 14,000 miles, he finally tied up at Marsden Point wharf, Whangarei in 1981. He worked as a GP for various practices and then set up his own, Ruakaka Medical Centre, until retiring in 2014. He now lives at One Tree Point and still sails the Doumar to this day.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 122


Dimensions: 140 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2018


$29.99
Not For Ourselves Alone

ISBN: 9780995102507

Author: Jenny Robin Jones    Publisher: Saddleback

Not For Ourselves Alone traces belonging in its broadest context - for people everywhere and through time. Jenny Robin Jones uses her own experience to track ho...


Not For Ourselves Alone traces belonging in its broadest context - for people everywhere and through time. Jenny Robin Jones uses her own experience to track how, in the modern world, we develop a sense of belonging via our individual self. She finds belonging under attack as never before. The overblown cult of the individual can leave people lonely or alienated from those around them. Society offers salvation by shopping and the single-minded pursuit of profit, but a feeling of emptiness often persists. In conversation with friends and family members, Jenny records how those dear to her are finding their own ways to belonging in spite of difficult circumstances. In essence they are replacing the twentieth-century story of ourselves as either self-interested individuals or just herd animals by a narrative with kindness, compassion and inclusion at its heart.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 16-04-2018


$39.99
The Second Grave

ISBN: 9780473427702

Author: Ian Austin   

The follow on from The Agency. Dan Calder is back. Back in his native England once again to help his best friend and ex-partner Nick Hetherington. Nick’s daug...


The follow on from The Agency. Dan Calder is back. Back in his native England once again to help his best friend and ex-partner Nick Hetherington. Nick’s daughter has been arrested in connection with the death of a Nottingham prostitute. Back to face his darkest moment as old acquaintances and old enemies set his cupboard full of skeletons rattling once more. ‘The Second Grave’ has Calder facing the battle of his life to fulfil a solemn promise to his dearest friend. New foes including a local gangster are prepared to do anything to prevent the truth being revealed.Left at home in New Zealand, Calder’s girlfriend Tara senses he also views this return as an opportunity to settle old scores. Time and the odds are against him; incredibly so too the upholders of law itself, his beloved police force.Rushing headlong towards the past; whoever coined the phrase you couldn’t even make this stuff up was very wrong.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 23-03-2018


$23.99
You re a Star A Childs Guide to Self Esteem

ISBN: 9781786852359

Author: Poppy ONeill    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Does your child often feel isolated, do they struggle to get involved in social situations or are they simply shy? Are they nervous about what people think of t...


Does your child often feel isolated, do they struggle to get involved in social situations or are they simply shy? Are they nervous about what people think of them, or maybe they’re just a little unsure of how they feel about themselves and have low self-confidence? These could be signs that your child is experiencing low self-esteem. This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioural therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child grow their self-esteem. It’s aimed at children aged 7–11 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child’s sense of self-worth, not just now but for years to come. Your child will be guided, with the help of little monster – a friendly and supportive character they can identify with – through fun and engaging activities which are interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements and practical information for parents.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 158 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 08-03-2018


$32.00
Sloth Life

ISBN: 9781786855541

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Sloths: cute, cuddly and so impossibly chilled! Get ready to hang out with nature’s laziest, craziest creatures with this photographic and illustrated collect...


Sloths: cute, cuddly and so impossibly chilled! Get ready to hang out with nature’s laziest, craziest creatures with this photographic and illustrated collection of sloths. It’ll have you slowed down and feeling mellow in no time!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 08-02-2018


$22.99
This Girl Ran

ISBN: 9781786852175

Author: Helen Croydon    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at 6 a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowere...


If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at 6 a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowered and covered in mud in a pub, she would have spat out her champagne. But when everyone around you starts settling down, what else is a glamorous party girl to do but to launch herself into the world of endurance sport? For someone who didn’t even own a pair of flat shoes (and definitely no waterproofs), Helen would soon find she had a lot to learn. Join Helen on her hilarious and soul-searching journey as she swaps a life of cocktail bars and dating for the challenges and exhilaration of triathlons, trail runs, obstacle races, long-distance cycles and ocean swims… and sets herself the seemingly impossible goal of qualifying as a Team GB triathlete.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2018


$27.99
The Little Book of Coffee

ISBN: 9781786852618

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘What goes best with coffee? Another cup.’ Henry Rollins There are more ways to enjoy your java than there are coffee beans on the tree, so whether you like...


‘What goes best with coffee? Another cup.’ Henry Rollins There are more ways to enjoy your java than there are coffee beans on the tree, so whether you like your coffee topped with artisan foam or black as the night sky there’s something for everyone! Bringing together the finest blend of recipes, clever statements and quips from connoisseurs the world over, this book celebrates the majestic coffee bean.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-03-2018


$19.99
F In Exams School Memes

ISBN: 9781786852557

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

When you have endless exams to prepare for, the assignment you wrote has genuinely been eaten by the dog and you’re forced to wear the lost-property PE kit be...


When you have endless exams to prepare for, the assignment you wrote has genuinely been eaten by the dog and you’re forced to wear the lost-property PE kit because yours is in the wash, life can become a little overwhelming. For all the times you’re on the brink of a classroom catastrophe, grab this collection of the internet’s funniest school memes and laugh away your worries. Let the procrastination commence!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 08-03-2018


$22.99
How to Survive Being a Teacher

ISBN: 9781786852533

Author: Mike Haskins    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Class has begun! It’s a new term and you can’t wait for it to end. If only the holidays were longer… or school didn’t exist. To get through it, you’re...


Class has begun! It’s a new term and you can’t wait for it to end. If only the holidays were longer… or school didn’t exist. To get through it, you’re going to need survival skills: Essential items: Headache pills, tranquillisers, stress ball, flare gun… Do power dress to show you’re not to be messed with. Don’t wear a Darth Vader costume. This mischievous little book will help see you through your years as a teacher with tongue-in-cheek advice and cheeky illustrations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 08-03-2018


$19.99
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