• Close to You
    Close to You
    A disgraced scholar running from her past and an entrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together and fall in love on a Tolkien tour of New Zealand. Allison Shire (yes, like where the Hobbits live) is a disgraced academic who is done with love. Her belief in happily ever after ended the day she discovered her husband was still married to a wife she knew nothing about. She finally finds a use for her English degree by guiding tours through the famous sites featured in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. By living life on the road and traveling New Zealand as a luxury tour guide, Allison manages to outrun the pain of her past she can t face. Jackson Gregory was on the cusp of making it big. Then suddenly his girlfriend left him for his biggest business competitor and took his most guarded commercial secrets with her. To make matters worse, the Iowa farm that has been in his family for generations is facing foreclosure. Determined to save his parents from financial ruin, he ll do whatever it takes to convince his wealthy great-uncle to invest in his next scheme, which means accompanying him to the bottom of the world to spend three weeks pretending to be a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan, even though he knows nothing about the stories. The one thing that stands between him and his goal is a know-it-all tour guide who can t stand him and pegged him as a fake the moment he walked off the plane. When Allison leads the group through the famous sites of the Tolkien movies, she and Jackson start to see each other differently, and as they keep getting thrown together on the tour, they find themselves drawn to each other. Neither expected to fall in love again, but can they find a way beyond their regrets to take a chance on the one thing they re not looking for?"

    ISBN: 9781501117329
    Publication date: 01/05/2016
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Isaac, Kara
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Cloud Leopards Daughter
    Cloud Leopards Daughter
    On the gold fields of the colonies, enemies are easily made. In the confines of a ship, they can turn deadly. For readers of Bryce Courtenay's POTATO FACTORY, Philippa Gregory and Tracy Chevalier. When Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner Katipo III in Dunedin Harbour in 1863, they are on tenterhooks. The new Otago gold fields have attracted all-comers, including their friend Wong Fu from Ballarat, who has sent a message for their help. To their surprise, Wong Fu reveals he is more than a mere fortune seeker; he is in fact the Cloud Leopard tong master of the Wong family, and his daughter has been kidnapped and taken to opium-ridden China to be forced into marriage. Rian and Kitty agree to try to find Bao, but as they sail closer to their quarry, the stakes jump dramatically. Kitty's adopted daughter Amber is taken during a stopover, and Rian suspects the same party is behind both kidnappings. Little do they know the worst threat lies closer to home. The Cloud's Leopard's Daughter takes us through dangerous and unpredictable shoals of love, lust, greed and opium in search for two fiery but vulnerable women - puppets in others' calculated games.
    PRAISE FOR DEB CHALLINOR'S A TATTOOED HEART 'Brilliant finale to this series based on Australia's convict past' - Jan GoodReads '...one of those books that you want to read slowly so it doesn't end but can't help rushing through to find out what happens!' - Sarah Courtney, GoodReads 'Fantastic end to the convict girls series! Couldn't put it down!!!' - Catherine Maisey, GoodReads 'Challinor is a good storyteller; her characters have depth and her historical backdrops are well researched, seamless joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn' - Bookseller + Publisher 'Seamlessly fuses historical fact and engrossing fiction' - Queensland Times

    ISBN: 9781460751572
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Challinor, Deborah
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Cloud Leopards Daughter
    Cloud Leopards Daughter
    A story of love, family, adventure and intrigue, set against backdrops of the gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China. Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner Katipo III in Dunedin Harbour in 1863, they are answering a call for help from their friend Wong Fu. His daughter has been kidnapped and taken to opium-ridden Hong Kong. The Farrells agree to try to find her, but as they sail closer to their quarry, the stakes jump dramatically. Kitty's adopted daughter Amber is kidnapped when they are forced to stop at Manila, and it looks like the same party is behind this crime. Kitty, Rian and their crew must not only search for two young women, they must navigate dangerous shoals of pirates, corrupt officials, greedy rulers, wronged lovers and petty grievances.The Cloud Leopard's Daughter continues the story of Kitty, Rian and Amber - now wiser and stronger - as they straddle both sides of the law against the backdrop of gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China.

    Praise for Deborah Challinor: 'Seamlessly fuses historicalfact and engrossing fiction' QueenslandTimes'Immensely enjoyable' AustralianWomen's Weekly 'Challinor is a good storyteller; her charactershave depth and her historical backdrops are well researched, seamlessly joiningfact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn.' Bookseller and Publisher

    ISBN: 9781460753101
    Publication date: 01/10/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Challinor, Deborah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Collected Poems 1951-2006
    Collected Poems 1951-2006
    This Collected Poems includes the work of fourteen volumes of poetry, from Stead's first collection, Whether the Will is Free, to The Black River of 2007. In addition, it reprints 22 early previously uncollected poems that date from 1951 to 1961. Annotated by the author, the Collected Poems illustrates more than fifty years of the range and ambition of Stead's verse, in which the world always looks 'hard / at the word and the / word at the world'.

    ISBN: 9781869404185
    Publication date: 01/11/2008
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Stead, C. K.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
    Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
    The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell is the definitive edition of one of the most important bodies of work in New Zealand poetry. Based on a spiral-bound manuscript entitled ‘Complete Poems 1947–2007’ found among Campbell’s papers after his death, this is his most substantial collection to date and the first to be published in hardback since 1981.

    Six thematic sections map the work:
    1. Of Wild Places — celebrated early lyrics set among rugged South Island and Kapiti Coast landscapes;
    2. Tongareva to Aotearoa — Campbell’s ground-breaking turn to his Polynesian side;
    3. Love Poems;
    4. War Poems — powerful sequences exploring his father’s Gallipoli experiences and the story of the Maori Battalion;
    5. Poets in Our Youth — autobiographical poems in letter form; and
    6. Looking at Kapiti — poems of everyday life in Pukerua Bay.

    ‘The Polynesian and the European strains in Campbell’s personality and work are inseparable. Although his early poetry makes little mention of Polynesia, in its romantic and musical tone and its intense attachment to landscape it is hard not to detect something of those origins, while his later work, more directly Polynesian, nonetheless has the form and tone provided by an education in English and classical poetry.’

    —Nelson Wattie, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

    Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (1925–2009) was born in Rarotonga and came to New Zealand at the age of eight. His mother, Teu (née Bosini), came from the remote atoll of Tongareva (Penrhyn) and his father, Jock (John Archibald Campbell), was a successful trader from Otago, who emigrated to the islands in 1919 after service in the Gallipoli campaign. In his 60-year writing career, Campbell was the author of 20 collections of poems, as well as novels, plays and an autobiography. Campbell received many honours, most notably the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry (1982), the Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Committee Senior Artist Award for Literature (1998), an Honorary DLitt from Victoria University of Wellington (1999), and a Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement (2005). In 2005 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

    ISBN: 9781776560677
    Publication date: 12/10/2016
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Campbell, Alistair Te Ariki
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield
    Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine Mansfield's clear, sparkling and perceptive short stories revolutionized the genre, and this collection represents the whole range of her writing. Moving, resonant, full of light and colour, they range from short sharp studies to longer, richer tales, encompassing her three major volumes "Bliss", "The Garden Party" and "In a German Pension", and fifteen tantalizing fragments of unfinished stories published after her tragic death, including "Honesty", an intriguing tale of two bachelors, and "The Doves' Nest", an exquisite story of a widowed mother and her daughter in the Riviera who receive a mysterious gentleman caller. Graceful, delicate and quietly devastating, they observe apparently trivial incidents to create sensitive, often painful revelations of her characters' inner lives.

    ISBN: 9780141441818
    Publication date: 29/03/2007
    Price: $34.00
    Author: Mansfield, Katherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Colour Scheme
    Colour Scheme
    Often regarded as her most interesting book and set on New Zealand's North Island, Ngaio Marsh herself considered this to be her best-written novel. It was a horrible death -- Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to die. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for German agents, knew that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted -- if he wasn't a spy himself...

    ISBN: 9780006512387
    Publication date: 19/04/1999
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Marsh, Ngaio
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Coming Rain
    Coming Rain
    At only 11 years of age Lew was given an apprenticeship to hard-man shearer Painter Hayes. The beginning of his new life meant one less mouth for his abandoned mother to feed, but it also meant he would never see her again. But Lew's a grown man now. And with this latest job, shearing for John Drysdale and his daughter Clara, everything will change. In lucid, rippling prose Stephen Daisley speaks of how things work, and why; of the profound satisfaction in hard work done with care; of love and friendship and the damange that both contain.

    ISBN: 9781922182029
    Publication date: 22/04/2015
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Daisley, Stephen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Coming to It
    Coming to It
    Sam Hunt is New Zealand's best-known and, arguably, best-loved poet. Coming to it: Selected poems is the latest collection of Hunt's poems to be published. It is intended to replace both Doubtless: New and selected and Knucklebones: Poems 1962-2012 (both out of print) to ensure that a substantial selection of his poems remain available to the general reader. In Coming to it, a broad selection of Hunt's older poems sit ahead of his more recent work from Chords (2011), Salt River Songs (2016) as well as 19 brand new, previously unpublished poems written in 2018. As always, Hunt's unflinchingly honest, elegiac and moving poems roam around familiar themes of family, friends and lovers; landscapes and the play of the weather; and the challenges of ageing and mortality. Sam Hunt has had a remarkable and enduring career, and Coming to it is a fitting tribute to the quality of his poems.

    ISBN: 9780947503802
    Publication date: 01/08/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Hunt, Sam
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Conductor
    Conductor
    A best-selling, compelling and evocatively realised novel based on real events and figures. It has now sold into eight different countries around the world. In June 1941, Nazi troops march on Leningrad and surround it. Hitler's plan is to shell, bomb, and starve the city into submission. Most of the cultural elite are evacuated early in the siege, but Dmitri Shostakovich, the most famous composer in Russia, stays on to defend his city, digging ditches and fire-watching. At night he composes a new work. But after Shostakovich and his family are forced to evacuate, only Karl Eliasberg - a shy and difficult man, conductor of the second-rate Radio Orchestra - and an assortment of musicians are left behind in Leningrad to face an unendurable winter and start rehearsing the finished score of Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony.

    ISBN: 9780143771272
    Publication date: 15/05/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Quigley, Sarah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Crazed Wind
    Crazed Wind
    A woman is reunited with her estranged father, a proud man whose outlook is shaped by one of history’s forgotten tragedies, the Partition of India in 1947.

    “As always with flash at its best, the power is in the space between the words. In ‘The Crazed Wind’, Ghosh provides a lush, unique collection of flash fiction, taking the reader from past to present day India and back, on a turbulent journey through cultural and family divides, leaving a disquieting truth.”
    ~ Eileen Merriman, author of ‘Pieces of You’ and ‘Catch Me When You Fall’

    “‘The Crazed Wind’ is an ambitious, cleverly crafted work. The core relationship between a daughter and her father is examined with psychological astuteness that lends itself to compassion towards both. Using a hybrid of fiction, non-fiction, prose poetry, and playful structures, Ghosh creates an entertaining, unexpected series of pieces that blend to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts.”
    ~ Stephanie Hutton, author of ‘Three Sisters of Stone’

    ISBN: 9781925536584
    Publication date: 27/07/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Ghosh, Nod
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Crooked Rib
    Crooked Rib
    A compelling novel based on the true story of Sir George Grey's disastrous and scandalous marriage. Trapped in an increasingly loveless union, Sir George and his wife, Eliza Lucy, each sought affection elsewhere. Lady Grey's indiscretion caused her to be cast off by her husband and vilified throughout colonial and domestic Victorian high society. Her fall from grace was broadcast by The Times of London, eventually reaching even the ears of the Queen and Prince Albert. Meanwhile the nature of Sir George's liaison with his young Maori prot g was to remain only the subject of speculation. Eliza's life is revealed through the perspective of the fictitious English orphan, Fanny Thompson, who offers an intriguing interpretation of Sir George's behaviour. Though Fanny, too, finds herself drawn by the lure of an exotic culture and is forced to question the nature of love and even her own values.

    ISBN: 9781775538264
    Publication date: 29/07/2015
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Corbalis, Judy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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