• Loose End
    Loose End
    A collection of stories from one of America's best-loved lesbian pensmiths. Ivan Coyote is famed for her tales of life as an out dyke on the roads and trails of the North and her plainspoken, honest pictures of rural America: now she turns her attention to the city, specifically in the East End of Vancouver - a diverse neighbourhood of all types communing at local coffee bars over hot rods, the art of skinny-dipping and changes in the weather.

    ISBN: 9781551521923
    Publication date: 06/04/2006
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Coyote, Ivan E.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Loving Pablo Hating Escobar
    Loving Pablo Hating Escobar
    VIRGINIA VALLEJO:Top Colombian television journalist, cover model and socialitePABLO ESCOBAR:Head of the Medellin cartel, the founder of the global cocaine industry and one of the most ambitious - and brutal - criminals in historyOver the course of their tempestuous love affair, Vallejo witnessed first-hand the bloodshed, fear and corruption that accompanied the rise of Escobar's crime empire. In this explosive tale of drugs, sex, wealth and violence, Vallejo describes the man she knew and loved. But by the end of their dramatic five-year romance, increasingly plagued by threats of kidnap and death for her knowledge on Escobar's ties to the political establishment, Vallejo would fear for her life - forced to give up her career as a TV anchorwoman and cover model and flee Colombia for the United States. Her testimony would reopen one of the most important criminal cases in Colombian history.Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar tracks the birth and boom of the cocaine industry and follows Escobar's evolution from billionaire benefactor to ruthless terrorist, responsible for the historic tragedies that forever altered the course of the Colombia conflict and its relationship with the world.

    ISBN: 9781786891051
    Publication date: 01/06/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Vallejo, Virginia
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Maori Boy
    Maori Boy
    The first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories of the formative years of this much-loved writer. Witi Ihimaera is a consummate story-teller, having created many fictional tales in his numerous books. Some of his most fascinating stories, however, are about his own life. This honest, stirring work tells of the family and community into which he was born, of his early life in rural New Zealand, of family secrets, of facing anguish and challenges, and of laughter and love. It is engrossing, it is funny, it is moving, it is vividly and inventively told, but more than this, it is a vital record of what it means to grow up Maori.

    ISBN: 9781869797263
    Publication date: 07/11/2014
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Ihimaera, Witi
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Margaret Thatcher the Authorized Biography Volume One Not for Turning
    Margaret Thatcher the Authorized Biography Volume One Not for Turning
    Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential figures of the postwar era. Volume One of Moore's authorized biography gives unparalleled insight into her early life, especially through her extensive correspondence with her sister, and recreates brilliantly the atmosphere of British politics as she was making her way, taking us up to the zenith of her power: victory in the Falklands. Based on unrestricted access to all Lady Thatcher's papers, unpublished interviews with her and all her major colleagues, this is the indispensable portrait of a towering figure of our times.

    ISBN: 9780140279566
    Publication date: 03/04/2014
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Moore, Charles
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Margaret Thatcher Volume Two the Authorized Biography Everything She Wants
    Margaret Thatcher Volume Two the Authorized Biography Everything She Wants
    The sensational second volume of Charles Moore's bestselling authorized biography of the Iron Lady.

    In June 1983 Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's Parliamentary majority in British electoral history. Over the next four years, as Charles Moore relates in this central volume of his uniquely authoritative biography, Britain's first woman prime minister changed the course of her country's history and that of the world, often by sheer force of will. The book reveals as never before how she faced down the Miners' Strike, transformed relations with Europe, privatized the commanding heights of British industry and continued the reinvigoration of the British economy. It describes her role on the world stage with dramatic immediacy, identifying Mikhail Gorbachev as 'a man to do business with' before he became leader of the Soviet Union, and then persistently pushing him and Ronald Reagan, her great ideological soulmate, to order world affairs according to her vision. For the only time since Churchill, she ensured that Britain had a central place in dealings between the superpowers. But even at her zenith she was beset by difficulties.

    The beloved Reagan two-timed her during the US invasion of Grenada. She lost the minister to whom she was personally closest to scandal and almost had to resign as a result of the Westland affair. She found herself isolated within her own government over Europe. She was at odds with the Queen over the Commonwealth and South Africa. She bullied senior colleagues and she set in motion the poll tax. Both these last would later return to wound her, fatally. In all this, Charles Moore has had unprecedented access to all Mrs Thatcher's private and government papers. The participants in the events described have been so frank in interview that we feel we are eavesdropping on their conversations as they pass. We look over Mrs Thatcher's shoulder as she vigorously annotates documents, so seeing her views on many particular issues in detail, and we understand for the first time how closely she relied on a handful of trusted advisors to help shape her views and carry out her will. We see her as a public performer, an often anxious mother, a workaholic and the first woman in western democratic history who truly came to dominate her country in her time.

    In the early hours of 12 October 1984, during the Conservative party conference in Brighton, the IRA attempted to assassinate her. She carried on within hours to give her leader's speech at the conference (and later went on to sign the Anglo-Irish agreement). One of her many left-wing critics, watching her that day, said 'I don't approve of her as Prime Minister, but by God she's a great tank commander.' This titanic figure, with all her capacities and all her flaws, storms from these pages as from no other book.

    ISBN: 9780140279627
    Publication date: 06/10/2016
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Moore, Charles
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Mitford Girls the Biography of an Extraordinary Family
    Mitford Girls the Biography of an Extraordinary Family
    This biography tells the true story behind the gaiety and frivolity of the six Mitford daughters - and the facts are as sensational as a novel. There is Nancy, whose bright social existence masked a doomed obsessional love, which soured her success; Pam, a countrywoman maried to one of the best brains in Europe; Diana, an iconic beauty, who was already married when, at 22, she fell in love with Oswald Moseley, leader of the British fascists; Unity, who, romantically in love with Hitler, became a member of his inner circle before shooting herself in the temple when World War II was declared; Jessica, the family rebel, who declared herself a Communist in the schoolroom; and the youngest sister, Debo, who became the Duchess of Devonshire. Their extraordinary lives are revealed by the author, who had exclusive access to the Mitford archives.

    ISBN: 9780349115054
    Publication date: 18/07/2002
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Lovell, Mary S.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Murder in Mississippi
    Murder in Mississippi
    'Say, John Safran,' he says. 'Yes?' I say. 'I can get you killed from right behind this door, man. Real talk.' 'You can get me killed from behind your door?' 'Real talk,' he says. 'I can get your ass killed from behind this door, if you playin'.' The internationally acclaimed true-crime story you have to read to believe. Taking us places only John Safran can, Murder in Mississippi paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.

    'The elegance of this book is that its axis is a resounding 'perhaps' ...It is this moral ambivalence that draws readers to the true crime genre, and Safran nails it' Weekend Australian 'Funny and gripping and wonderfully weird ...It's a tremendous book. I can't praise it too highly' Louis Theroux 'Witty, insightful, compelling - In Cold Blood for our generation' Eddie Perfect

    ISBN: 9780143572084
    Publication date: 24/09/2014
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Safran, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • My Dear Ones One Family and the Final Solution
    My Dear Ones One Family and the Final Solution
    'Moving - at times almost unbearably so - and fascinating' Antonia Fraser

    A family's story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people. Growing up in the safety of Britain, Jonathan Wittenberg was deeply aware of his legacy as the child of refugees from Nazi Germany. Yet, like so many others there is much he failed to ask while those who could have answered his questions were still alive. After burying their aunt Steffi in the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, Jonathan, now a rabbi, accompanies his cousin Michal as she begins to clear the flat in Jerusalem where the family have lived since fleeing Germany in the 1930s. Inside an old suitcase abandoned on the balcony they discover a linen bag containing a bundle of letters left untouched for decades. Jonathan's attention is immediately captivated as he tries to decipher the faded writing on the long-forgotten letters. They eventually draw him into a profound and challenging quest to uncover the painful details of his father's family's history.

    Through the wartime correspondence of his great-grandmother Regina and his grandmother, aunts and uncles, Jonathan weaves together the strands of an ancient rabbinical family with the history of Europe during the Second World War and the unfolding policies of the Nazis, telling the moving story of a family whose lives are as fragile as the paper on which they write, but whose faith in God remains steadfast.

    ISBN: 9780008158064
    Publication date: 18/05/2017
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Wittenberg, Rabbi Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • My Fathers Island
    My Fathers Island
    After the death of his brilliant, eccentric father, Adam Dudding went in search of the stories and secrets of a man who had been a loving parent and husband, but was also a tormented, controlling and at times cruel man. Robin Dudding was the greatest New Zealand literary editor of his generation – friend and mentor of many of our best-known writers. At his peak he published the country’s finest literary journal on the smell of an oily rag from a falling-down house overflowing with books, long-haired children and chickens – an island of nonconformity in the heart of 1970s Auckland suburbia. Yet when Robin’s uncompromising integrity tipped into something much more self-destructive, a dark shadow fell over his career and personal life. In My Father’s Island, Adam Dudding writes frankly about the rise and fall of an unconventional cultural figure. But this is also a moving, funny and deeply personal story of a family, of a marriage, of feuds and secret loves – and of a son’s dawning understanding of his father.

    ISBN: 9781776560820
    Publication date: 10/11/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Dudding, Adam
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • My Polar Dream
    My Polar Dream
    Fourteen-year-old Jade Hameister had a dream: to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

    In 2015, she skied to the North Pole.
    In 2016, she completed the Greenland Crossing.
    In 2018, she arrived at the South Pole.

    This is the story of an adventurer who never gave up - who set herself incredible challenges beyond her years and experience.

    An adventurer who endured extremes of cold and blizzards; treacherous terrain where one wrong step could be fatal; struggled through sastrugi, ice rubble and emotional lows to achieve an extraordinary goal.

    Along the way, she made a sandwich for online trolls, inspired young people, and made international headlines.

    At sixteen, Jade Hameister became the youngest person in history to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

    Jade is:
    *The youngest person to ski from the coast of Antarctica to South Pole unsupported and unassisted
    * The first Australian woman in history to ski coast to Pole unsupported and unassisted
    * The first woman to set a new route to the South Pole
    * The youngest to ski to both Poles
    * The youngest to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

    ISBN: 9781760554774
    Publication date: 11/09/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hameister, Jade
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • My Year Off
    My Year Off
    With an introduction by Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm My brain, which had just let me down so badly, was perhaps never so active. The paramedics' question was a fundamental one. Who are you? Yes indeed. Who am I? Robert McCrum was forty-two when he suffered a massive stroke which left one side of his body totally paralysed, his speech drastically impaired, and his sense of himself radically altered. What followed was a prolonged period of recovery, full of heart ache and frustration, as he gradually regained sensation, movement and self-esteem and as his family pulled together in the extraordinary effort necessary to make him well again. My Year Off is a moving story of determination, courage and love that sings with wit and honesty. An invaluable insight into the reality of life after stroke, the moments of hope, the anger and despair, this is a touching classic that gives voice to millions.

    ISBN: 9781447289265
    Publication date: 18/06/2015
    Price: $24.99
    Author: McCrum, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Nathaniels Nutmeg How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History
    Nathaniels Nutmeg How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History
    In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth. A beautifully told adventure story and a fascinating depiction of exploration in the seventeenth century, NATHANIEL'S NUTMEG sheds a remarkable light on history.

    ISBN: 9780340696767
    Publication date: 11/12/1999
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Milton, Giles
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
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