September 2013 (13)

Scott Guy : His Parents' Story of Love, Betrayal, Murder and Courage

ISBN: 9780473248499

Author: Tony Farrington    Publisher: Antares Publishing

Everyone has demons. Few people admit to them, let alone conquer them. Because one person succumbed to his, a handsome young farmer, Scott Guy, was cut down in ...


Everyone has demons. Few people admit to them, let alone conquer them. Because one person succumbed to his, a handsome young farmer, Scott Guy, was cut down in the prime of life in the driveway of his Feilding home on July 8, 2010. The tragedy held New Zealand spell bound - particularly the arrest and murder trial of Scott’s brother-in-law, Ewen MacDonald; the exposure of intimate details of the Guy family’s lives; and the dignity with which its patriarch, Bryan, conducted himself throughout.
Scott Guy is Bryan and Jo Guy’s story. It reveals much more than came out at the murder trial; it gives a uniquely intimate view of how the murder affected them, their family and friends. It discloses previously unknown details of what went on behind the scenes. It reveals how the Guys overcame their own personal demons, how they mined inner strength to cope with the stress, grief, fear and the heartbreak of not only the violent death of a cherished son, but of a series of personal catastrophes which followed.
They share their unique story in the hope of helping others struggling with the vagaries of life. This, they believe, may give meaning to the apparent senselessness of all that has happened within their family.

NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.

SCOTT GUY: His Parents' Story of Love, Betrayal, Murder and Courage, reaches number 1 in the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers List* and selling out fast.

Readers comments include: ''WOW, WOW, and bloody WOW. What a read, given and shared by truly incredible people'' - Brian Walker.

''I've finished reading "Scott Guy" and am pretty blown away by it. I would recommend any of your customers grab a copy with both hands. Their choice to not focus on bitterness, their courage and how they work hard everyday to deal with multiple losses is an inspiration. Amazing!'' - Lynette Lander.

''A Heartfelt book'' - Sunday Herald.

''Tony Farrington reveals another side of the story...details never revealed before'' - Weekend Herald.

*(NZ Non-Fiction for Adults week ending 26th Oct)


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Publication Date: 14-10-2013


$34.99 $9.99
Nice & Naughty Nursery Rhymes

ISBN: 9780473246389

Author: Garrick Tremain    Publisher: Garrick Tremain

The Cockerel:
A noisy little cockerel
Would sing at break of day:
Dogs would bark, kids would cry
From bloody miles away.
Folk sig...


The Cockerel:
A noisy little cockerel
Would sing at break of day:
Dogs would bark, kids would cry
From bloody miles away.
Folk signed a petition
To say it wasn’t proper;
The cockerel said “Hey get a life!
I’m Bantam of the Opera”.
A collection of “Nice and Naughty” rhymes each illustrated with Garrick Tremain’s colourful characters.

“A fascinating journey through the nether regions” - Eric Newby
“Mr Tremain is very funny, but awfully untidy” - Mrs Tremain

About the Author:
For 20 of the past 25 years Garrick Tremain has been New Zealand's most widely published editorial cartoonist. He has enjoyed an avid daily readership in many regions of the country, most fervently in Otago, Canterbury and Nelson. This as an adjunct to his work as a successful landscape painter.
In recent years he has written and illustrated two books of comic verse. In 2005 he set out to write a book of nursery rhymes for children but could not resist putting a risque slant on most verses. Hence he titled it "NURSERY RHYMES MOTHER NEVER READ YOU". It quickly achieved Gold and Platinum status. Now in it's 6th edition it has sold over 15,000 copies.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2013


$19.99
Things You Can Do With A Useless Man

ISBN: 9780473247621

Author: Scott Wilson    Publisher: Son Of Will Publishers

This hilarious guide will have women and the odd man rolling in the aisles. Filled with invaluable ideas to make use of the useless, this book makes an ideal st...


This hilarious guide will have women and the odd man rolling in the aisles. Filled with invaluable ideas to make use of the useless, this book makes an ideal stress relieving gift, for all those women who experience the joys of living with a useless man.


Bind: hardback


Publication Date: 20-10-2013


$24.99 $14.99
Contemporary Living Space

ISBN: 9781584235231

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

Packed full of gorgeous, well photographed images, Contemporary Living Space highlights the best of international living spaces from luxury homes to the less-of...


Packed full of gorgeous, well photographed images, Contemporary Living Space highlights the best of international living spaces from luxury homes to the less-often featured but very important variety of well-designed apartment spaces.
Sleek and ultra modern, these spaces are light, airy, and utilize elements like recycled wood and eco-friendly lighting. Both aesthetically appealing and smart, the spaces featured are the result of the designers' well-thought out choices for everything from window framing to sink fixtures to heating methods to furniture elements.

Floor plans included.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 230 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2013


$89.99 $45.00
The Millenial House

ISBN: 9781584235255

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

Modern living typically represents the compromising of a diverse number of considerations in place of the practical. We make our dwellings conform to our lifest...


Modern living typically represents the compromising of a diverse number of considerations in place of the practical. We make our dwellings conform to our lifestyles, but most in the end are constrained by issues of space or cost.
For the houses featured in this volume, no concessions have been made. Spanning the globe and featuring some of the most magnficent projects of recent years — most of which utilize new innovations in engineering and materials to create spaces at once livable and aspirational.
Lines are blurred between indoor and outdoor as plants and water features move indoors and furniture moves outdoors. Open floor plans and the use of natural lighting add warmth to social activity and reinforce priorities.
500 colour illustrations


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2013


$79.99 $40.00
Silkscreen Basics

ISBN: 9781584234197

Publisher: Gingko Press

In essence, the method of screen printing is simple: push ink through a stencil to create a reproducible image. However, with ingenuity, screen print artists ca...


In essence, the method of screen printing is simple: push ink through a stencil to create a reproducible image. However, with ingenuity, screen print artists can produce masterpieces using this simple, cost effective technique.

Pairing instruction with inspiration, Silkscreen Basics provides a multifaceted view of screen printing, from its roots in ancient China to its place in a digital era, and is the perfect primer for anyone intrigued by this popular printing method. Far from a dry instructional manual, this book gives step-by-step instructions on how to create budget-friendly, successful screen prints at home and is dotted with friendly tips and quips accompanied by hundreds of photos, drawings, and prints.

Also included are expert printers’ profiles and insights. Featured artists include Juju's Delivery, Ben Chlapek, and Ellen Wagner; collectives include Base V. in Sao Paulo, Underbelly in San Antonio, TX; and studios include Bongoût in Berlin, Alexis Rom Estudio in Barcelona, and Malevo Estampa in Buenos Aires.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2013


$49.99
Sweets & Desserts From The Middle East

ISBN: 9781909166073

Author: Arto Der Haroutunian    Publisher: Grub Street

All Arto der Haroutunian’s twelve cookbooks written in the 1980s became classics; it was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the...


All Arto der Haroutunian’s twelve cookbooks written in the 1980s became classics; it was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the main source of many of our Western cuisines and his books were intended as an introduction to that tradition.
His Sweets & Desserts of the Middle East is regarded as the seminal work on the subject but it had been out of print for almost thirty years. At last here in a new edition is the Middle Eastern cookbook that everyone wants.
In this book he takes us on a sumptuous and erudite tour of one of the delights of Middle Eastern cuisine. Sweets and desserts occupy a special place in those lands where natutal food resources can sometimes be limited. The people have made supreme the art of creating delights from very little and in doing do have enriched their world with wafer-thin pastries, luscious halvas, crunchy biscuits, exotic fruits and cool refreshing sorbets.
Many Middle Eastern desserts are very sweet (literally soaked in honey or syrup) and yet their variety is infinite. It reflects the multifarious origins and races of the people of the region and combines ancient traditions and modern influences. One basic sweet may have been adapted in a dozen different ways.
Tantalisingly fragrant, sweet and succulent or dry and spiced with the aroma of the East they transport us as if by magic carpet to the exotic lands of the orient. There are recipes for sesame and date baklavas, almond and pistachio coated biscuits, tempting stuffed fruits, rich mousses, delicate sorbets and syrups, jams and preserves, all of which may tempt you to conjure up these Middle Eastern delicacies in your own home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 22-09-2013


$55.00
Tangmere

ISBN: 9781909166196

Author: Reginald Byron    Publisher: Grub Street

This is the first full history of the Royal Air Force fighter station at Tangmere, West Sussex, from its beginnings in the First World War until its untimely cl...


This is the first full history of the Royal Air Force fighter station at Tangmere, West Sussex, from its beginnings in the First World War until its untimely closure in 1970. In its day it was one of the best known and strategically most important fighter stations in the British Isles. Tangmere first became prominent in the 1920s and 1930s for the highly polished air displays given at the RAF Pageants at Hendon by the pilots and aircraft of its resident squadrons, 1 and 43. On the outbreak of the Second World War, 1 Squadron was the first RAF squadron to be sent to France. With the fall of France in May 1940, Tangmere's squadrons found themselves right on the front line and during the Battle of Britain Tangmere was one of the main fighter stations constantly engaging with the deadly Luftwaffe. Tangmere's Hurricane and Spitfire pilots continued heroically to defend southern England for the next three years and turned increasingly to an offensive role, led by Wing Commander Douglas Bader. Squadrons at Tangmere were heavily involved in Operation Jubilee, the combined raid on Dieppe, and continued over the years to harass the enemy across the Channel with increasing accuracy, ferocity and persistence, culminating in a pivotal role in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings. After the war Tangmere settled into a peacetime routine, became home to the High Speed Flight and the World Air Speed Record was broken there in 1946 and again in 1953 by Neville Duke. As the cold war set in Tangmere was no longer well positioned as an interceptor station and by the end of 1958 Fighter Command had withdrawn its last squadron. The aerodrome was used by Signals Command for six years or so then served as a home to various non-flying units until its decommissioning in 1970. It is now a highly prized museum with many valuable artefacts and aircraft. Expertly told with use of official diaries and operations record books this is a long-awaited, comprehensive and conclusive account of a fascinating fighter station.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2013


$69.99
Buccaneer Boys

ISBN: 9781909166110

Author: Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork    Publisher: Grub Street

Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and...


Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer. Arranged in chronological order, the book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled. In addition to describing events and activities, it provides an insight into the lifestyle of a Buccaneer squadron and the fun and enjoyment of being a 'Buccaneer Boy' in addition to being part of a highly professional and dedicated force. The introduction into service is fully described before further chapters cover the development of the air force's maritime tactics and the deployment of two squadrons to Germany in the overland strike role. Two chapters cover the aircraft's stunning successes at the Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises flown in North America which took the USAF hierarchy by storm. A further chapter is devoted to the intensive but little known Bush War operations by 24 SAAF Squadron on the borders of Angola. Two USAF exchange officers who flew Buccaneers relate their experiences and the aircraft's deployment for the Lebanon crisis and the reinforcement exercise to the Falkland Islands is examined. The introduction of new air-to-surface anti-ship missiles is covered before the Buccaneer left to go to war in the Gulf where it distinguished itself providing precision laser marking for the Tornado force in addition to carrying out its own precision bombing attacks. This lavishly-illustrated book concludes with accounts of the aircraft's final days in RAF service and some reflections on its impact on maritime and overland air power.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2013


$55.00
On The Unexplained

ISBN: 9781843916239

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle    Publisher: Hesperus Press

On the unexplained is a brand new selection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings on all things supernatural taken from Edge of the Unknown.

Best know...


On the unexplained is a brand new selection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings on all things supernatural taken from Edge of the Unknown.

Best known for the creation of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle had many more strings to his bow. He was a political campaigner (most memorably in his defence of the Boer War); he believed in the existence of fairies; he played amateur sleuth, taking up closed cases to prove miscarriage of justice. Perhaps most intriguing of all though was the fact that, following the deaths of a number of his family, Conan Doyle began to take an interest in what was then termed ’spiritualism’ (trying to prove the existence of life beyond the grave), he became a member of the paranormal association The Ghost Sense Club and he also joined the British Society of Psychical Research.

An account of séances, automatic writing, trips to haunted country houses and in-depth philosophical analysis of the thinking behind the supernatural, this book is a must have for the Conan Doyle enthusiast or the intrigued reader alike. Conan Doyle’s famous spat with Houdini is represented with a chapter eulogising Houdini, apparently still not quite willing to let go the suspicion that the magician was blessed with special powers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Publication Date: 27-09-2013


$24.99
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