• Dark Flood Rises
    Dark Flood Rises
    Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off mouth-watering suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity. She visits her daughter, Poppet, holed up as the waters rise in a sodden West Country, and texts her son Christopher in Lanzarote, as he deals with the estate of his shockingly deceased girlfriend. The questions of what constitutes a good death and how we understand it preoccupy this glittering novel. The Dark Flood Rises asks momentous questions as it entertains and enthralls. In her beautifully imagined new book, Margaret Drabble is at her incisive best, exploring the end of life with her trademark humour, composure and wisdom.

    ISBN: 9781925355307
    Publication date: 31/10/2016
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Drabble, Margaret
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Dark Money
    Dark Money
    Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against 'big government' led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views also played a key role by bankrolling a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews-including with several sources within the network-and scoured public records, private papers, and court proceedings in reporting this book. In a taut and utterly convincing narrative, she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy. Dark Money is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.

    ISBN: 9781925321715
    Publication date: 30/05/2016
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Mayer, Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Daylight Second
    Daylight Second
    The incredible story, for the first time told in novel form, of Phar Lap, the racehorse that became a champion, and then a legend. And he's done it folks ...Phar Lap first, daylight second. In a new novel about the Australian race horse Phar Lap, award -winning writer, Kelly Ana Morey recreates the short life of the gigantic chestnut gelding who became the darling of the Australian race tracks during the Depression years. From Timaru in New Zealand where he was born, to Australia where he rewrote track and race records and finally Mexico where he would run his last race, Daylight Second chronicles the death threats and attempts on Phar Lap's life that were made before the running of two of the three Melbourne Cups he contested, his many triumphs including winning the Melbourne Cup in 1930 and the Agua Caliente Handicap in 1932, and finally his death in America in mysterious circumstances. Part richly imagined biography, part portrait of two marriages, Daylight Second is also the story of the people who knew the champion race horse as Bobbie; his trainer Harry Telford and beloved strapper Tommy Woodcock, and the two very different women who would become their wives.
    This extraordinary novel by one of New Zealand's most audacious writers, brings to life the excitement of the track, the highs and lows of the racing game, and the challenges faced by urban working-class Australians between the wars.

    ISBN: 9781775540526
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Morey, Kelly Ana
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Days Without End
    Days Without End
    'I am thinking of the days without end of my life...'. After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Having fled terrible hardships they find these days to be vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Their lives are further enriched and imperilled when a young Indian girl crosses their path, and the possibility of lasting happiness emerges, if only they can survive. Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt, and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America's past, Days Without End is a novel never to be forgotten.

    ISBN: 9780571277018
    Publication date: 20/10/2016
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Barry, Sebastian
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Deleted Scenes for Lovers
    Deleted Scenes for Lovers
    "The knowledge of everyone they're about to hurt is not an element easy to breathe in. They're the lovers. You can blame them now, if you want to. That's your choice: this is the director's cut." Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives tragic, comic, rich.

    ISBN: 9781776560585
    Publication date: 12/05/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Slaughter, Tracey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Digital vs Human: How We'll Live, Love, and Think in the Future
    Digital vs Human: How We'll Live, Love, and Think in the Future
    From the author of the international bestseller Future Files comes the one book you need to read to prepare for the world of tomorrow.On most measures that matter, we've never had it so good. Physically, life for humankind has improved immeasurably over the last fifty years. Yet there is a crisis of progress slowly spreading across the world. Perhaps this is due to a failure of vision; in the 1960s we dreamed of flying cars and moon hotels; today what we've ended up with are status updates and cat videos.To a large degree, the history of the next fifty years will be about the relationship between people and technologies created by a tiny handful of designers and developers. These inventions will undoubtedly change our lives, but the question is, to what end?What do we want these technologies to achieve on our behalf? What are they capable of, and - as they transform the media, the economy, healthcare, education, work, and the home - what kind of lives do we want to lead?Richard Watson hereby extends an exuberant invitation for us to think deeply about the world of today and envision what kind of world we wish to create in the future.
    In a fascinating and accessible way, Digital vs Human examines the possible effects of technology on every area of our lives.

    ISBN: 9781925321173
    Publication date: 16/05/2016
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Watson, Richard
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Dying Breed
    Dying Breed
    Kabul, Afghanistan. William Carver, a veteran but unpredictable BBC hack, is thrown into the unknown when a bomb goes off killing a local official. Warned off the story from every direction, Carver won't give in until he finds the truth. Patrick, a young producer, is sent out on his first foreign assignment to control the wayward Carver, but as the story unravels it looks like the real story lies between the shadowy corridors of the BBC, the perilous streets of Kabul and the dark chambers of Whitehall. Set in a shadowy le-Carre-esque world, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell the stories that need to be told - even if it is much easier not to.

    ISBN: 9781473625426
    Publication date: 07/04/2016
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hanington, Peter
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Eggs or Anarchy
    Eggs or Anarchy
    Eggs or Anarchy is one of the great, British stories of the Second World War yet to be told in full. It reveals the heroic tale of how Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, really fed Britain. As a nation at war, with supply routes under attack from the Axis powers and resources scarce, it was Woolton's job to fulfil his promise to the British people, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in particular, that there would be food on the shelves each week. Persuading the public to not resort to the black market and to manage on the very limited ration was one thing, but Woolton had to fulfil his side of the bargain and maintain supplies in time of crisis. A grammar school-educated genius, he was a fish out of water in Churchill's cabinet and the PM himself doubted Woolton would survive due to the unstinting criticism he faced from colleagues, the press and public. This is the story of how he battled to save his own career while using every trick in his entrepreneurial book to secure supplies.
    He battled to outwit unscrupulous dealers on the black market streets of cities within the British Empire - such as Alexandria in Eygpt - persuading customs authorities to turn a blind eye to his import schemes. If Britain had gone hungry the outcome of the war could have been very different. This book, for the first time, finds out the real story of how Lord Woolton provided food for Britain and her colonies and discovers that for him there were days when it was literally a choice of 'eggs or anarchy'.

    ISBN: 9781471151057
    Publication date: 02/06/2016
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Sitwell, William
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Fale Aitu Spirit House
    Fale Aitu Spirit House
    Speaking from Samoa, Christchurch, Gaza, and New York - Avia's fearless voice combines mythic with the everyday stories, never shying away from moments of pain nor strange wonder.

    ISBN: 9781776560646
    Publication date: 12/05/2016
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Avia, Tusiata
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Futuna: Life of a Building
    Futuna: Life of a Building
    The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel's sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue. Since then, the chapel has been transformed from a place of Catholic worship to a non-denominational centre for spiritual, cultural and artistic expression. With essays by Chris Cochran, David Mitchell, Niall McLaughlin, Gregory O'Brien and Nick Bevin and photographs by Paul McCredie and Gavin Woodward, this book takes us into the heart of one of the most dynamic and affecting human-made structures in Oceania.

    ISBN: 9781776560523
    Publication date: 09/06/2016
    Price: $50.00
    Author: O'Brien, Gregory
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • Gene An Intimate History
    Gene An Intimate History
    The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from bestselling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. The story of the gene begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where a monk stumbles on the idea of a 'unit of heredity'. It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms post-war biology. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, temperament, choice and free will. This is a story driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds - from Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel to Francis Crick, James Watson and Rosalind Franklin, and the thousands of scientists still working to understand the code of codes. This is an epic, moving history of a scientific idea coming to life, by the author of The Emperor of All Maladies.
    But woven through The Gene, like a red line, is also an intimate history - the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of mental illness, reminding us that genetics is vitally relevant to everyday lives. These concerns reverberate even more urgently today as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome - unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children. Majestic in its ambition, and unflinching in its honesty, The Gene gives us a definitive account of the fundamental unit of heredity - and a vision of both humanity's past and future.

    ISBN: 9781847922649
    Publication date: 02/06/2016
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Mukherjee, Siddhartha
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - comissioned by M?ori and P?keh?- captured in paint the images of key M?ori figures. For M?ori then and now, the faces of t?puna are full of mana and life. Now this definitive work collects those portraits for New Zealanders. The book presents 67 major portraits and 8 genre paintings alongside detailed accounts of the subject and work, with essays by leading scholars that takes us inside Lindauer and his world: from his artistic training in Bohemia to his travels around New Zealand as M?ori and P?keh? comissioned him to paint portraits; his artistic techniques and deep relationship with photography; Henry Partridge's gallery on Auckland's Queen Street where M?ori visited to see their ancestors; and the afterlife of the paintings in marae and memory. * Co-produced with the Auckland Art Gallery to tie in with a major internationally-touring exhibition of Lindauer's M?ori portraits.*
    These images are important not only as artwork but as living taonga* The essays discuss the lives of Lindauer's subjects, not just the paintings themselves.

    ISBN: 9781869408565
    Publication date: 27/10/2016
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Mason, Ngahiaka
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
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