• Love Letters to the Landscape
    Love Letters to the Landscape
    Everyone has a place with which they feel a special connection - a place in the heart. For some it's a significant site from childhood, for others it's a place they've discovered late in life. In this beautifully presented book, more than 50 well-known New Zealanders tell us about the places that mean something to them. From Cape Reinga to Stewart Island, from a suburban backyard to the ocean itself, it's an often moving, sometimes funny and always joyful celebration of our land and people.

    ISBN: 9780473309763
    Publication date: 09/11/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Little, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Man of Iron
    Man of Iron
    Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone is one of New Zealand's best-known First World War soldiers, having held off fierce Turkish counter-attacks for nearly two days before being killed by a shell from a British warship. The defence of Chunuk Bair has been described as one of New Zealand's finest hours. Malone and his men captured and held the heights of Chunuk Bair on the Gallipoli Peninsula in August 1915...William Malone was not only an outstanding military leader, as commander of the Wellington Infantry Battalion, but also a successful farmer, lawyer and family man. His letters reveal a man unfulfilled by peacetime pursuits, and war offered him a liberation of spirit and a new sense of purpose. Leaving for the front, he wrote, 'I leave a lucrative practice, a happy home, a brave wife and children without any hesitation. I feel I am just beginning to live.'..This is the first biography of William Malone.

    ISBN: 9781877505713
    Publication date: 29/03/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Vennell, Jock
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Marlborough Man A Quintessentially Kiwi Story of an Accidental Wine-Industry Trailblazer
    Marlborough Man A Quintessentially Kiwi Story of an Accidental Wine-Industry Trailblazer
    The true story of the rise of Marlborough and NZ Sauvignon Blanc, told by one of its pioneers, winemaker Allan Scott, as both personal and professional memoir, fully illustrated. The remarkable story of Marlborough wine, from the planting of the first vines to the global success of New Zealand's billion-dollar Sauvignon Blanc industry, is also the very personal story of winemaker Allan Scott. As a young farm hand he helped plant the first vines, going on to help Montana and Corbans establish their sauvignon vineyards, and and then to found his own hugely successful family winery. He knows the real stories, the mistakes and the triumphs, the heroes and villains, and how an unlikely region of New Zealand's South Island became a varietal powerhouse and major export industry. A lot of how it happened came down to luck, along with perserverence and bloody-mindedness, and some extraordinary ingenuity that revolutionised winemaking. Setting the record straight, as well as telling a personal saga of risking it all and keeping a family together, Allan recounts his story with great humour and modesty.
    With a rich photographic archive and new photography from award winning photographer Patrick Reynold, this is a fine memoir with real body and taste.

    ISBN: 9781775540571
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Scott, Allan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Mission to Motherhood
    Mission to Motherhood
    Imagine if you were told that you may never have children, that you'd never hold your own baby in your arms. And yet, what if you could find a way? Mission to Motherhood will inspire anyone facing the possibility of a childless future. Author Amira Mikhail shares her powerful story of how she tackled and overcame obstacle after obstacle on her journey to motherhood - from fibroids, endometriosis, infertility and miscarriage, through IVF and surrogacy, to finally bringing her baby into the world.
    `When I felt alone, stressed and afraid, hearing other women's stories pulled me through.' The power of shared experiences propelled her to write this book for those who are still suffering alone, who are victims of the `silent epidemic' of infertility.
    This is a story of hope, courage and determination, and a refusal to give up the dream of motherhood.

    ISBN: 9781877429200
    Publication date: 15/09/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Mikhail, Amira
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Mr Explorer Douglas John Pascoe's New Zealand Classic
    Mr Explorer Douglas John Pascoe's New Zealand Classic
    Scottish-born Charlie Douglas ranks as one of the great early European explorers of New Zealand. From 1867 to 1916 he recorded the geography and topography of South Westland, its ecology and conservation, at a time when this was scarcely known. This book is a revised edition of the 1957 account of Douglas by John Pascoe. A third of it details Douglas' life and the rest presents Douglas' own journals and sketches.

    ISBN: 9780908812950
    Publication date: 15/04/2000
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Langton, Graham
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Mrs D Is Going Within: Putting Down the Drink Was Just the Beginning. Now, How do I Deal With Life?
    Mrs D Is Going Within: Putting Down the Drink Was Just the Beginning. Now, How do I Deal With Life?
    Lotta Dann should have it all sorted. She s quit a dysfunctional drinking habit, has written a bestselling memoir and has launched a website to help others get sober. Life should be sweet, right? Wrong.
    Despite outward appearances three years after getting sober Lotta is struggling to deal with life in the raw. It's becoming abundantly clear what people mean when they say putting down the drink is just the beginning.

    Truth is Lotta's lifelong heavy-drinking habit has left her as a fledgling emotionally. She's slowly accepting that she needs to do some more work on herself. But what? Please don't say it has to involve turning into a hippy. Can't she just comfort herself with another chocolate muffin, distract herself on Instagram, and hope for the best? It would appear not.

    In Mrs D Is Going Within Lotta outlines the practices she developed and strategies she worked on to start establishing herself as an emotionally robust woman.

    ISBN: 9781877505867
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Dann, Lotta
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Murder on the Maungatapu
    Murder on the Maungatapu
    A narrative history of the Burgess Gang and their greatest crime In the winter of 1866 New Zealand’s most notoriousbushranger, Richard Burgess, knelt at a small desk in his Nelson prison cell, took up his quill pen and began to write. His life, he knew, was beyond salvation but words were the last weapon at his disposal to consign his mortal enemy, gang turncoat Joseph Sullivan, to the gallows. The blood-soaked confession that followed was described by Mark Twain as ‘without its peer in the literature of murder’. Five bodies had been recovered from Maungatapu Mountain in the upper South Island, and another from the West Coast. But who had done the killing,and how many other victims were there? What had brought the ruthless Burgess Gang to this point? Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, including little-known original accounts by Sullivan, ‘Murder on the Maungatapu’ tells the fascinating full story of a dark episode in this country’s history. This is a superbly written tale of blood and gold, ofbetrayal and vengeance, and it draws some startlingconclusions about New Zealand’s crime of thenineteenth century.

    ISBN: 9781927145746
    Publication date: 07/06/2016
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Martin, Wayne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Mustang Ride
    Mustang Ride
    The adventures of the Wilson sisters in the American West. This is the third book from bestselling author and television star Kelly Wilson. Kelly's first two books, For the Love of Horses and Stallion Challenges were full of stories from the Wilsons' quest to save wild Kaimanawas from the government cull. This time the Wilsons are taking on a new challenge, to tame mustangs at a ranch in Wyoming for competition in the Extreme Mustang Makeover. Join the Wilsons as they take on an adventure with a surprising twist, and a horse trek across six states in the American west.

    ISBN: 9780143770169
    Publication date: 03/10/2016
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Wilson, Kelly
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • New Torchlight List
    New Torchlight List
    "Writers' festivals, TV book shows, radio interviews, book clubs, TED Talks:today's novelists are a travelling roadshow. New books and their authors are thrown to the wolves, aka reviewers, to be savaged, praised to the skies, or sadly just ignored. In the midst of all this, how can the bewildered booklover decide what to read? Jim Flynn tackles the question head-on in this racy, funny, no-holds-barred book, the sequel to his bestseller The Torchlight List. Flynn spent 6 years reading nearly 400 books by modern authors, including many new works in translation. Are the authors who receive all the hype really the best? Who's worth reading and who's not? Readers will be shocked, surprised and sometimes enraged by Flynn's audacious opinions. Above all they will be inspired, as we have been at Awa Press, to try many new authors and read new work by authors we have loved in the past."

    ISBN: 9781927249444
    Publication date: 29/07/2016
    Price: $36.00
    Author: Flynn, Jim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Notorious Captain Hayes the Remarkable True Story of the Pirate Ofthe Pacific
    Notorious Captain Hayes the Remarkable True Story of the Pirate Ofthe Pacific
    The incredible true story of William 'Bully' Hayes, the so-called 'Pirate of the Pacific': a story that separates the myth from the man. Famous throughout the Pacific, from the US to Australia and all points in between, Captain Bully Hayes has been the inspiration for writers ranging from Robert Louis Stevenson to James A. Michener and Frank Clune. Rousing films have been based on his life, and his name adorns bars and hotels all over the Pacific. But the truth is both less noble and more intriguing than the myth. The Hayes of legend was a product of the popular press at the time, the construction of editors who were determined to create a romantic figure to feed their readers' appetites. This, the first proper biography of this legendary nineteenth-century figure, simultaneously sorts the facts from the fantasy and recounts an amazing true story of a genuine rogue and adventurer, against the backdrop of the Pacific during the great age of sail and trade.

    ISBN: 9781775540977
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Druett, Joan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Old Dogs New Tricks More Tales from Two Kiwi Country Vets
    Old Dogs New Tricks More Tales from Two Kiwi Country Vets
    More cock and bull stories from New Zealand's favourite country vets Peter Anderson (aka the Flying Vet) and Peter Jerram (aka the Sailing Vet) are back with more laugh-out-loud and entertaining yarns about the animals and owners they've come across during more than thirty years in practice together. Join them as they cut straight through the cowshit, sharing the ups and downs of a rural vet's life. A must-read for all animal lovers in New Zealand. Illustrated throughout with cartoons by Ashley Smith

    ISBN: 9781775538868
    Publication date: 27/06/2016
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Jerram, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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