• Admissions
    Here are the stories of eight women - doctors, nurses, cooks and cleaners at the heart of a hospital that connects them all in a city that could be anywhere. Inspired by Mira Harrison's experiences in healthcare in the UK and NZ, these engrossing narratives unveil the shifting balance between professional and private worlds. Our scrupulous - or haphazard - plans are disrupted by falling in love; by our connections to others; by the birth of our children; by loss, grief, and ultimately death. A ring of truth underpins these tales, but they are fictional ... the work of an exciting new author who will reach new audiences.

    ISBN: 9780947493820
    Publication date: 30/11/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Harrison, Mira
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • All the Juicy Pastures: Greville Texidor in New Zealand
    All the Juicy Pastures: Greville Texidor in New Zealand
    Greville Texidor – one-time Bloomsbury insider, globetrotting chorus-line dancer, former heroin addict, anarchist militia-woman and recent inmate of Holloway Prison – became a writer only after arriving in New Zealand as a refugee in 1940. First in remote Paparoa, and then on Auckland’s North Shore as a central member of Frank Sargeson’s circle of writers and intellectuals, she recalled many of the events of her life in the novella These Dark Glasses and a dazzling series of stories.

    After Texidor left New Zealand for Australia and Spain in 1948 she continued to write but finished little. She died by her own hand in 1964. Her published and some unpublished fiction was collected in 1987 in In Fifteen Minutes You Can Say a Lot.

    All the Juicy Pastures tells the story of Greville Texidor’s extraordinary life in full for the first time, and puts her small but essential body of work in vivid context. Illustrated with many never-before-seen photographs, it restores an essential New Zealand writer to new generations of readers.

    ISBN: 9781776562251
    Publication date: 13/06/2019
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Schwass, Margot
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • All Who Live On Islands
    All Who Live On Islands
    All Who Live on Islands introduces a bold new voice in New Zealand literature. In these intimate and entertaining essays, Rose Lu takes us through personal history - a shopping trip with her Shanghai-born grandparents, her career in the Wellington tech industry, an epic hike through the Himalayas - to explore friendship, the weight of stories told and not told about diverse cultures, and the reverberations of our parents' and grandparents' choices. Frank and compassionate, Rose Lu's stories illuminate the cultural and linguistic questions that migrants face, as well as what it is to be a young person living in 21st-century Aotearoa New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781776562893
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Lu, Rose
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Alone in the Tasman
    Alone in the Tasman
    Tony Allan's trimaran sank on his return solo voyage from Australia in the middle of the Tasman Sea. What followed were 20 days of incredible challenges as he sought to survive the alone in a small life raft with only limited supplies.

    ISBN: 9781927167359
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hill, Les
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    Every spring on Gregory O'Brien's front lawn, on a ridgetop in Hataitai, an upside-down dinghy blooms with flowering clematis. In this book, O'Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Zealand - starting with a road trip through Northland and then voyaging out into the Pacific, to lead us into some under-explored territories of the South Pacific imagination.

    With creative spirits such as Janet Frame, Ralph Hotere, Robin White, John Pule and Epeli Hau`ofa as touchstones, O'Brien suggests how we New Zealanders might be re-imagining ourselves as an oceanic people on a small island in a big piece of water.

    Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters, sightings and unexpected epiphanies. It is a high-spirited, personal and inventive account of being alive at the outer extremities of Aotearoa New Zealand. `This is my field notebook, my voyaging logbook,' Gregory O'Brien writes, `this is my Schubert played on a barrel organ, my whale survey, my songbook.'

    Among the many artists whose work is featured are John Pule, Robin White, Phil Dadson, Fiona Hall, Euan Macleod, Laurence Aberhart and the Sydney-based painter Noel McKenna, who produced numerous works specifically for this book.

    ISBN: 9781869409340
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: O'Brien, Gregory
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Art of Charles F. Goldie
    Art of Charles F. Goldie
    Charles F. Goldie (1870-1947) is one of New Zealand's best known artists, with mystique surrounding his work. His fame has been fed by newspaper reports documenting record-shattering prices, thefts, vandalism and forgeries. The book explores Goldie's career, his early still life paintings, his time as a student in Paris, his reign as Aukland's leading painter, the fall from critical favour, descent into ill health and distinctive late period paintings of the 1930s.

    ISBN: 9781869533403
    Publication date: 30/06/1997
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Blackley, Roger
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • Barkers of Geraldine
    Barkers of Geraldine
    At a time when consumers are looking for more and more connection with the foods they eat, Michael Barker proudly shares the Barker's of Geraldine journey, the people, the innovations and the philosophies that still guide them.
    This is a story of entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, fun, dedication to community and finding a way to bring it all together to build a strong, profitable values-based company. The journey wasn't always straightforward but the founders never gave up and always empowered those around them to help. It is a 50-year story of relentless innovation, humble tenacity and risk-taking to create a lasting future on the family farm for the brand that means so much to the entire Barker's team.

    ISBN: 9780473488833
    Publication date: 04/11/2019
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Barker, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
  • Being Pakeha Now Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
    Being Pakeha Now Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
    A reprint of Michael King's seminal book on what it means to be a non-Maori New Zealander. First published in 1985, Being Pakeha became a kiwi classic, a strong reply both to Maori who were asserting their own identity and also to Pakeha who were mumbling that they didn't have a strong culture or identity of their own. Being Pakeha Now was updated in 1999 and is being reprinted again with a foreword by Kerry Howe, Professor of History at Massey University and author of The Quest for Origins. Because of Michael's untimely death, this book is the closest we'll have to memoir by this major New Zealand historian and biographer. In Being Pakeha Now Michael King carries the cultural debate forward. While recognising and respecting the place of Maori in New Zealand, he argues that Pakeha too belong inescapably to this country and have no other home. Part memoir, part apologia and part celebration of a country and its peoples, Being Pakeha Now is an exciting and controversial book that travels into the hinterland of the national psyche.

    ISBN: 9780143019565
    Publication date: 03/08/2004
    Price: $36.00
    Author: King, Michael
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Bewildered
    What would move you to ditch your life and take off into the wild for six months? For Melbourne woman Laura Waters, it took the implosion of a toxic relationship and a crippling bout of anxiety. Armed with a compass, a paper map and as much food as she could carry, she set out to walk the untamed landscapes of New Zealand's Te Araroa track, 3000 kilometres of raw, wild, mountainous trail winding from the top of the North Island to the frosty tip of the South Island.

    But when her walking partner dropped out on the first day, she was faced with a choice: abandon the journey and retreat to the safety of home, or throw caution to the wind and continue on - alone. She chose to walk on.

    For six months, she battled not only treacherous mountain ridges and river crossings, but also the demons of self-doubt and anxiety, and the shadow of an emotionally abusive relationship. At the end of Te Araroa ('the long pathway', as it is translated from Maori) it was the hardearned insights into mental health, emotional wellbeing and fulfilling relationships - with others as well as with herself - that were Laura's greatest accomplishments. She emerged 'rewilded', and it transformed her life.

    ISBN: 9781925870541
    Publication date: 27/08/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Waters, Laura
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Bill Birch Minister of Everything
    Bill Birch Minister of Everything
    Bill Birch was the quiet achiever of New Zealand politics. A trusted lieutenant to Prime Ministers Muldoon, Bolger and Shipley, Birch was at the heart of the action across a turbulent quarter-century of political and social change.

    From 'Think Big' and the Employment Contracts Act to overhauls of immigration, health, ACC, fiscal management, industry training, electricity markets and producer boards, Birch managed controversial, risky reforms, and much of what he achieved endures today.

    As Bill English says:
    "I think he was the major force for stability and sometimes the only force for stability. These were, compared to what we deal with now, very tempestuous times. In a caucus that's always under pressure, you need people capable of exercising considered judgement, and the caucus looked to Bill in practical terms."

    Birch's story, from humble rural Waikato roots to political change-maker, is of an ordinary New Zealander who achieved extraordinary things. He was a legendary workaholic, the 'doer' who shunned the limelight and did the hard yards behind much of New Zealand's economic transformation.

    He tells all in "Bill Birch - Minister of Everything", written by former staffer and journalist Brad Tattersfield.

    ISBN: 9780473501976
    Publication date: 31/03/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Tattersfield, Brad
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Bligh
    In Bligh, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a significant episode in the history of the world, not simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts the triumphs and disasters of William Bligh's life and career in a riveting narrative that for the first time portrays the Pacific islanders as key players. From 1777, Salmond charts Bligh's three Pacific voyages - with Captain James Cook in the Resolution, on board the Bounty, and as commander of the Providence. Salmond offers new insights into the mutiny aboard the Bounty - and on Bligh's extraordinary 3000-mile journey across the Pacific in a small boat - through new revelations from unguarded letters between him and his wife Betsy. We learn of their passionate relationship, and her unstinting loyalty throughout the trials of his turbulent career and his fight to clear his name. This beautifully told story reveals Bligh as an important ethnographer, adding to the paradoxical legacy of the famed seaman. For the first time, we hear how Bligh and his men were changed by their experiences in the South Seas, and how in turn they changed that island world forever.

    ISBN: 9780143770831
    Publication date: 28/11/2016
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Salmond, Anne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Book of Cohen
    Book of Cohen
    This is a story of two Cohens, the famous singer and his not-so-famous lifelong New Zealand fan. It spans several generations and locations, from the refugee waves of Europe of the 19th century to suburban New Zealand in the 1970s, late-night Montreal and New York and the menacing frontiers of the Middle East.

    ISBN: 9780947493882
    Publication date: 01/02/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Cohen, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
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