October 2018 (33)

Winged Helmet White Horse

ISBN: 9780473443467

Author: Karyn Hay    Publisher: Esom House Press

Following the success of Karyn Hay’s historical fiction novel, The March of the Foxgloves, Karyn returns with Winged Helmet, White Horse – more reminiscen...


Following the success of Karyn Hay’s historical fiction novel, The March of the Foxgloves, Karyn returns with Winged Helmet, White Horse – more reminiscent in style of her debut, Emerald Budgies. Set in contemporary London, Winged Helmet, White Horse is a darkly comic psychological drama. Tim has mastered the art of subordination; to his job, his wife, and even his daughter. Having written one critically acclaimed book of poetry he is struggling to write a second, while his wife, Natasha, who is into “positive affirmations”, and spending money, has plans of her own. As Tim stumbles through the social landscape of suburban London, trying to give up alcohol and gain some control over his life, he makes several disturbing discoveries; ultimately concluding that he is not in control of anything, and that it’s all been a terrible, deadly illusion.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$35.00 $9.99
Grandzilla

ISBN: 9780473448486

Author: Lisa Williams    Publisher: Lisa Williams

Tillie and Tessa: the real estate mogul and the burgeoning activist; the embittered widow and the girl grieving her grandpa; one apparently friendless, the othe...


Tillie and Tessa: the real estate mogul and the burgeoning activist; the embittered widow and the girl grieving her grandpa; one apparently friendless, the other falling in love. The one thing they do agree on? They really, really don’t like each other. But little does Tessa know that her capitalist monster grandmother has a radical past – and it’s literally about to show up on her doorstep. In a summer of love and politics, clashes are certain… Moving between Cold War West Berlin in the turbulent 1960s and the contemporary American west, this is a warm-hearted tale about growing up, growing old, and getting woke.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$28.00
A Change of Key

ISBN: 9780473440916

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Escalator Press

Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly...


Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly photographed him for the newspaper? Someone knows who he is. They are trying to expose him in his new country, and there is nothing he can do to prevent it. A Change of Key tells the story of a multicultural group of migrants living in an inner-city block of social housing flats in New Zealand. It explores themes of social change and the hardships associated with existing in isolation from one’s family and culture. As they struggle through the realities of living in deprivation, Marko and the other migrants find salvation in friendship, community and classical music.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 254


Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm


$28.00
The Kaikoura Job : Rebuilding KiwiRail's Main North Line

ISBN: 9780908573967

Author: Rob Merrifield    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Ka...


The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Kaikoura Job". This is the story of the scenic coastal line, from its early beginnings through to the reconstruction efforts following the devastating 2016 earthquake. Lavishly illustrated with historical photos and those taken recently in 2018.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 134


Dimensions: 210 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$46.00
Rising From The Rubble

ISBN: 9781988503066

Authors: Michael Ardagh, Joanne Deely    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than...


How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than anyone could have expected. The injured needed immediate treatment, buildings and equipment were badly damaged, aftershocks continued to rock the area, and communities were disrupted by flooding, liquefaction and fear. Despite this, many ordinary people – hospital and laboratory staff, general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists and others – accomplished extraordinary things in the aftermath of such devastation. Rising from the Rubble gives a compelling account of those who rallied to maintain and rebuild essential health services, maintaining continuity of care for the most vulnerable – from older people to those with kidney failure – as well as dealing with the significant ongoing impact on mental health. From the immediate emergency response after the earthquakes to sustaining health services over the following years in highly demanding circumstances, the stories of medical staff joining forces, collaborating and volunteering are infused with sadness, pride and even joy. Based on interviews with those who lived and worked through the Canterbury earthquakes, and the authors’ own experiences, Rising from the Rubble is an inspiring testament to commitment and recovery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-11-2018


$39.99
Just Like Kiwicorn

ISBN: 9780994136466

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Mini Board Book by Kat Merewether From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series. Based on the international favourite...


Mini Board Book by Kat Merewether From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series. Based on the international favourite, ‘Kiwicorn’. A ridiculously cute (and funny) book about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and simple writing can help parents and caregivers to convey the important message that we’re all different from each other, and being different is awesome! Also to promote a love of reading from a very young age. The Just Like Kiwicorn board book has been designed as a ‘first read’, and as a introduction to the more complex Kiwicorn title. It is matte laminated throughout, with thick board pages, perfect for small, sticky fingers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 100 x 100 mm


Publication Date: 12-11-2018


$10.99
They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

ISBN: 9781911545224

Author: Hanif Abdurraqib    Publisher: Melville House UK

In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Mi...


In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-10-2018


$29.99
Northern Comfort

ISBN: 9783899559620

Author: Austin Sailsbury    Publisher: Gestalten

The Nordic Art of Life has become a role model for meaningful creative life around the globe. Scandinavian design and creativity are synonymous with cozy homes ...


The Nordic Art of Life has become a role model for meaningful creative life around the globe. Scandinavian design and creativity are synonymous with cozy homes and architecture that combine style with tradition, indoors with outdoors, natural materials with rich colors, and playfulness with clarity. The Nordic countries are famous for their designers and entrepreneurs, who combine diligent preparation with bold execution in all elds of contemporary creativity, like design, architecture, fashion, and food. Northern Comfort – The Nordic Art of Creative Living brings together the people, endeavors, and ideas that best embody this way of life, focusing on interior design while also venturing into the outdoors, the kitchen, and the atelier. It presents a kaleidoscope of northern talent that is both admirable and inspiring. Get comfortable and follow us on this journey up north.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$120.00
Petite Places

ISBN: 9783899559538

Publisher: Gestalten

Great inspiration for small spaces! Petite Places presents clever solutions for compact living. From living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms, small ...


Great inspiration for small spaces! Petite Places presents clever solutions for compact living. From living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms, small spaces can offer immense possibilities, if only the interior is well considered. By showing a variety of projects in different styles – from reduced and pragmatic to cozy – Petite Places delves into how small homes are being designed today, delivering insights from interior designers and architects. Floor plans will allow you to translate inspirations from the book into your home. Living in small spaces is not a new phenomenon. By looking at pioneering projects from times gone by, one starts to understand where modern living concepts draw ideas from. Clever furniture and storage solutions create more room to cook, relax, read in a comfortable nook, or work from home. Explore how you can add striking changes to your modest home with only a few tweaks.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 11-10-2018


$120.00
Tiny Mobile Homes : Small Spaces - Big Freedom

ISBN: 9788416500925

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

More and more people prefer the simplicity of a small mobile home to enjoy nature instead of a conventional house. It’s about swapping luxury for freedom. The...


More and more people prefer the simplicity of a small mobile home to enjoy nature instead of a conventional house. It’s about swapping luxury for freedom. These houses are built on a trailer so they can be transported and are more complete than a caravan, with a high quality design finish.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2018


$49.99
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