• Simply by Sailing in a New Direction. Allen Curnow: a Biography
    Simply by Sailing in a New Direction. Allen Curnow: a Biography
    Allen Curnow (1911-2001) is widely recognised as one of the most distinguished poets writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. From Valley of Decision (1933) to The Bells of Saint Babel's (2001) he defined and redefined how poetry might discover the possibilities of a world seen afresh. Through relationships with writers from Dylan Thomas to C. K. Stead he influenced the changing shape of modern poetry. And in criticism and anthologies like the Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse he helped identify the distinctive imaginative preoccupations that made New Zealand's writing and culture different from elsewhere. By the time of his death at the age of ninety, he had completed a body of work unique in this country and increasingly recognised internationally. This major biography introduces readers to Allen Curnow's life and work: from a childhood in a Christchurch vicarage, through theological training, journalism and university life, marriages and children, and on to an international career as a writer of poetry, plays, satire and criticism. The book lucidly identifies the shifting textures of Curnow's writing and unravels the intersections between life and words. The result of over a decade's research and writing, Simply by Sailing in a New Direction offers deep insight into the development of New Zealand literature and culture.

    ISBN: 9781869408527
    Publication date: 18/09/2017
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Sturm, Terry
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • Sir Edmund Hillary an Extraordinary Life
    Sir Edmund Hillary an Extraordinary Life
    60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest. This intimate and inspiring book tells the full story of Sir Edmund Hillary's extraordinary life, from his expeditions to remote corners of the world to his humanitarian activities serving the Sherpa people. Drawing on Sir Ed's personal archives, it is a portrait of a revered yet modest man who lived life to the full - surviving personal tragedies as well as achieving historic triumphs, earning worldwide fame and displaying tireless philanthropy. Ranging from the roof of the world to the frozen extremes of the South Pole, Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life is a fitting and revealing tribute to a great man.

    ISBN: 9780143569404
    Publication date: 06/09/2013
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Johnston, Alexa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • So Brilliantly Clever Parker Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the World
    So Brilliantly Clever Parker Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the World
    The brutal, premeditated murder of Honorah Parker in 1954 in a lonely park by her 16-year-old daughter Pauline and Pauline's 15-year-old friend Juliet Hulme made shock headlines around the world. International media flocked to New Zealand to follow the trial. Still today, the murder remains one of the most interesting criminal cases of all time, and a source of intense public fascination throughout the world - especially since one of the murderers was revealed to be the murder-mystery writer Anne Perry, whose books sell in the millions. Lawyer and true crime writer Peter Graham writes of the secrets and lies that permeated the girls' families, the bizarre lead-up to the murder, the girls' conviction and imprisonment, and their lives following their release. He also examines Parker's and Hulme'' actions in the light of modern psychology. In the 1950s the two girls were suspected of lesbianism, and judged and imprisoned as inherently evil. Would this happen today?

    ISBN: 9781877551123
    Publication date: 28/10/2011
    Price: $42.00
    Author: Graham, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Stay Strong: the Inspiring True Story of a Young Girl's Courage to Overcome Life's Obstacles
    Stay Strong: the Inspiring True Story of a Young Girl's Courage to Overcome Life's Obstacles
    Though just 20, Rhianna Boyd has had more than her share of setbacks: dyspraxia, chronic pain, arthritis, depression, the death of a best friend ...and a seven-year battle with anorexia. Rhianna's uncompromising story aims to dispel myths about this terrible mental illness, and to inspire others to keep fighting. It takes us through dark and desperate times, but in the end is about overcoming obstacles - and the power of hope. Rhianna's mother closes with signs to watch out for - advice to other parents to pick up the warning signals early, before the disease takes hold.

    ISBN: 9780947493394
    Publication date: 19/12/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Boyd, Rhianna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Stuff I Forgot to Tell My Daughter
    Stuff I Forgot to Tell My Daughter
    A warm and witty memoir of motherhood (or what you meant to say but were too busy parenting ...) Every middle-aged woman wants to say in a firm, clear, loving voice to every young woman: 'I have been you. But you haven't been me, yet ...You should listen.' Liberated from the daily minutiae when her daughter left home, Michele A'Court suddenly found the time she'd never had as a parent - to think about being a parent. Mostly, she spent the time wondering if she'd told her daughter everything she needed to know - such as how to store ginger, get rid of bloodstains, calculate GST, stop your tights snagging, the meaning of feminism ...that sort of thing. So she began to make a list. The list became a hit solo comedy show. And then the list kept getting longer. So now it has become a book. A funny, wise, honest and maybe even useful book. Turns out I raised a determined young woman with her own very clear ideas about how to live her life. Who saw that coming? I blame the mother.

    ISBN: 9781775540519
    Publication date: 01/04/2015
    Price: $35.00
    Author: A'Court, Michele
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Talk of Treasure
    Talk of Treasure
    Jane Carswell began her working life at Pegasus Press shortly after its audacious publication of Janet Frame's novel Owls Do Cry, and years later she went on to publish a book herself, an award-winning memoir about teaching in China called Under the Huang Jiao Tree. The road between one book and the other was a rocky one paved with self-doubt and publishers' rejections, the experience provoking Jane to write again, this time about the troubled transformation between the private interior world of reading and the noisy exterior world of publication, between the books we read and treasure and the ones we write. She tried to manage this struggle by dividing her time between a busy life as a music teacher in Christchurch while looking after a succession of Chinese guests, and a quiet withdrawal to a world of meditation and monasteries. But publication continued to elude her, so Jane journeyed to the place where Janet Frame grew up to find the courage she needed to revise her manuscript one last time. Lyrical and literary, Talk of Treasure is a compelling memoir about how to be a writer, and more simply, just how to be.

    ISBN: 9780994137913
    Publication date: 05/10/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Carswell, Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Tangata Whenua a History
    Tangata Whenua a History
    Tangata Whenua: A History presents a rich narrative of the Maori past from ancient origins in South China to the twenty-first century, in a handy paperback format. The authoritative text is drawn directly from the award-winning Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History; the full text of the big hardback is available in a reader-friendly edition, ideal for students and for bedtime reading, and a perfect gift for those whose budgets do not stretch to the illustrated edition. Maps and diagrams complement the text, along with a full set of references and the important statistical appendix.Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History was published to widespread acclaim in late 2014. This magnificent history has featured regularly in the award lists: winner of the 2015 Royal Society Science Book Prize, shortlisted for the international Ernest Scott Prize, winner of the Te Korero o Mua (History) Award at the Nga Kupu ora Aotearoa Maori Book Awards, and Gold in the Pride in Print Awards.The importance of this history to New Zealand cannot be overstated. Maori leaders emphatically endorsed the book, as have reviewers and younger commentators.
    They speak of the way Tangata Whenua draws together different strands of knowledge - from historical research through archaeology and science to oral tradition. They remark on the contribution this book makes to evolving knowledge, describing it as 'a canvas to paint the future on'. And many comment on the contribution it makes to the growth of understanding between the people of this country.

    ISBN: 9780908321537
    Publication date: 23/11/2015
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Harris, Aroha
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Things that Matter Stories of Life & Death from an Intensive Care Specialist
    Things that Matter Stories of Life & Death from an Intensive Care Specialist
    In this highly articulate, down-to-earth, generous book, Dr David Galler tells stories of life and death from his position as Intensive Care specialist at Middlemore Hospital. Written lyrically and warmly, these stories are based on real life events describing the everyday dilemmas and challenges that doctors and patients commonly face.

    It aims to explain and demystify much of the work doctors do, cast light on the workings of the medical establishment and how medicine operates, in the hope that it will encourage patients to seek to be better informed and play a greater role in the decisions that will affect them and their loved ones.

    It speaks to the resilience of individuals and families and their extraordinary generosity and dignity under the most extreme pressure. This book is about realistic optimism and is a celebration of life.

    It is also a very personal story about David Galler's life, his family and about his own slow coming of age as a doctor, from the sadness and helplessness he felt about his father's death to at last feeling that he was of some use to his most important patient, his mother.

    ISBN: 9781760631536
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Galler, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Three Cities
    Three Cities
    Orthodox is obsolete; conventional is kaput. We thought we knew how we make economics, politics, technology and nature work for us. But increasingly, they are failing to run by the rules and systems we've honed over recent decades. Boom-bust economies, fractured and destructive politics and a deeply degraded ecosystem are just some of the symptoms.Pioneers around the world are seeking new values, systems and technologies. Thus equipped we might achieve the unprecedented, speed, scale and complexity of change we need to meet the immense challenges of the twenty-first century.In this BWB Text acclaimed business journalist Rod Oram travels to Beijing, London and Chicago to meet some of these pioneers and report on their setbacks and progress. Because if 10 billion people are going to live well on this planet in 2050, we're going to have to fundamentally change the way we do things.

    ISBN: 9780994135407
    Publication date: 15/08/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Oram, Rod
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • To the Mountains Collection of New Zealand alpine writing
    To the Mountains Collection of New Zealand alpine writing
    The air temperature was probably -35 degrees Celsius with wind chill. We couldn’t stand still for long. Our brains felt taxed and our bodies were running on empty. On the Football Field not far from the summit, Sue discovered a square of chocolate. We shared it, telling our bodies we didn’t need more. As we continued the descent, the air warmed and filled with oxygen. We began to encounter climbers heading up. Most knew who we were, incredulously asking: ‘are you the girls who slept on the summit’? – Karen McNeill, ‘A Ridge Too Far: The first female ascent of Denali’s Cassin Ridge’ A schoolgirl races from class to join a weekend trip to the hills. A mountaineering guide recalls his first weeks on the job during the 1920s. A young climber is shown the best route over the Main Divide by a big bull thar. A climbing party is bombarded by falling rock when Ruapehu suddenly erupts. A mountaineer pays tribute to the Maori guides from south Westland, while a fighter pilot tries to recapture an ascent of the Minarets from his tent in Nigeria during World War II. From the Darrans of Fiordland to Denali in Alaska, New Zealand climbers, both experienced and recreational, have captured their alpine experience in letters, journals, articles, memoirs, poems and novels. Drawing on 150 years of published and unpublished material, Laurence Fearnley and Paul Hersey, two top contemporary authors, have compiled a wide-ranging, fascinating and moving glimpse into New Zealand’s mountaineering culture and the people who write about it.

    ISBN: 9781988531205
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Fearnley, Laurence
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Tonsils to Toenails the Life of Pat Cotter
    Tonsils to Toenails the Life of Pat Cotter
    ISBN: 9780473371357
    Publication date: 01/12/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Le Couteur, Claire
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Tracking Captain Thomas
    Tracking Captain Thomas
    The continuing myth that Canterbury was born in December 1850 with the arrival of the First Four Ships has to be dispelled. Canterbury did not, like the legendary Athena, spring 'fully-armed from the head of Zeus' (in this case, John Robert Godley) as succeeding generations after 1851 have been led to believe. So much of the initial work was carried out by the Canterbury Association Chief Surveyor Captain Thomas; so much of this effort, intentionally or unintentionally, was obscured by the settlers of the 1850s, Thomas deserves recognition as a Canterbury founder.


    ISBN: 9781877303630
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Amodeo, Colin
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
Page: 1 .. 2 3 4 5 6