• 138 Dates True Story of One Womans Search for Everything
    138 Dates True Story of One Womans Search for Everything
    What will it take to follow your dream?

    On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. She is founder of hot Sydney startup Posse.com, writes a popular blog and gives inspirational talks at conferences for female entrepreneurs.

    But when she turns off the light each night, she is alone and terrified of the future. She knows that what's important to her isn't money or startup glory or social media followers. She wants love. She wants a family.

    And she is stuck. She hasn't been on a date in ten years. She's too embarrassed to list herself on the internet and can't bear the risk of getting rejected.

    She decides to act. She'll take the tactics she's learnt building companies and apply them to finding a man. Her epic journey will take her on dates with 138 different men in Sydney, New York and San Francisco, while at the same time confronting the immense challenges of launching a business.

    She'll face exhaustion, humiliation and heartbreak; she'll meet some strange and dangerous characters. And she will strip herself of the ego and expectations that have been holding her back. She will not stop.

    138 Dates proves that the end is always worth the effort.

    ISBN: 9781988547848
    Publication date: 02/07/2021
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Campbell, Rebekah
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Accidental Teacher The joys ambitions ideals stuff ups and heartaches of a teaching life
    Accidental Teacher The joys ambitions ideals stuff ups and heartaches of a teaching life
    With his sharp wit and poet's eye, Tim Heath writes of a forty-year career, mostly in New Zealand but also in Samoa. He's worked in small country schools, in big city schools, at the Correspondence School, in primary schools and in secondary schools. He's been a principal and a deputy principal.

    Teaching wasn't his first choice, but once in the classroom he found his calling.

    Tim is a passionate advocate for children and their learning, and his educational philosophy is illustrated through touching anecdotes of children and their struggles and successes.

    Written against the backdrop of changing times in New Zealand, this memoir is a deep dive into education and its place in our world.

    ISBN: 9781988547794
    Publication date: 31/08/2021
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Heath, Tim
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • 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: $10.00
    Author: Harrison, Mira
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • After the Tampa From Afghanistan to New Zealand
    After the Tampa From Afghanistan to New Zealand
    Escaping from Taliban persecution in Afghanistan, Abbas Nazari's parents fled the country in 2001 to find a safe place in which to bring up their children. Their six-month journey through Pakistan and Indonesia searching for asylum culminated in being crammed onto a small fishing boat with 426 other asylum seekers. When that boat started to sink in the Indian Ocean, they were mercifully rescued by a Norwegian cargo boat, the Tampa.

    The Tampa owners expected to deliver the refugees to Australia but were told they were not welcome there. This sparked an international incident between Australia, Norway and Indonesia over responsibility for these people, leaving them stranded on the boat and eventually being sent to Nauru Island. New Zealand offered to take 150 of them, including Abbas and his family.

    It's now 20 years since this happened and Abbas tells his story, from the Taliban's horrendous rule in Afghanistan to his family's desperate search for safety to how this became an international political hot issue to settling and growing up in far-off New Zealand. It's also the story of the other children and families who were resettled here.

    ISBN: 9781988547640
    Publication date: 17/08/2021
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Nazari, Abbas
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Alarmist Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change
    Alarmist Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change
    His research was urgent fifty years ago. Now, it's critical. In the early 1970s, budding Kiwi scientist Dave Lowe was posted at an atmospheric monitoring station on the wind-blasted southern coast of New Zealand's North Island. On a shoestring salary he measured carbon in the atmosphere, collecting vital data towards what became one of the most important discoveries in modern science. What followed was a lifetime's career marked by hope and despair. As realisation dawned of what his measurements meant for the future of the planet, Dave travelled the world to understand more about atmospheric gases, along the way programming some of the earliest computers, designing cutting-edge equipment and conducting experiments both dangerous and mind-numbingly dull. From the sandy beaches of California to the stark winters of West Germany, the mesas of the Rocky Mountains and an Atlantic voyage across the equator, Dave has faced down climate deniers, foot-dragging bureaucracy and widespread complacency to open people's eyes to the effects of increasing fossil fuel emissions on our atmosphere. In equal parts adventure and a warning, and with the wisdom and frustration of half a century behind him, The Alarmist is the exhilarating autobiography of a pioneering Kiwi scientist who has dedicated his life to sounding the alarm on climate change.

    ISBN: 9781776564187
    Publication date: 13/05/2021
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Lowe, Dave
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • All Blacks Dont Cry a Story of Hope
    All Blacks Dont Cry a Story of Hope
    John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. Nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of tormented fear. Afflicted with depression for many years - including those as a high-profile sportsman - Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life - a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. 'I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through.'

    ISBN: 9780143204800
    Publication date: 25/10/2010
    Price: $42.00
    Author: Kirwan, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Angel at My Table
    Angel at My Table
    One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ... A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction. It is a heroic story, and told with such engaging tone, humorous perspective and imaginative power' Michael Holroyd, Sunday TimesAfter being misdiagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman, Janet Frame spent several years in psychiatric institutions. She escaped undergoing a lobotomy when it was discovered that she had just won a national literary prize. She then went on to become New Zealand's most acclaimed writer. As she says more than once in this autobiography: 'My writing saved me.'This edition contains all three volumes of Frame's autobiography: To the Is-Land, An Angel at My Table and An Envoy from Mirror City.'One of the most beautiful and moving books I have ever read . . . A masterpiece . . . Janet's autobiography had an enormous effect on me. She struck a blow right to my heart' Jane Campion

    ISBN: 9781844086238
    Publication date: 01/03/2010
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Frame, Janet
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • 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: Hardback
    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: $34.99
    Author: Barker, Michael
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.99
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