• Dark Sparring
    Dark Sparring
    In Dark Sparring, poet Selina Tusitala Marsh combats family loss with all the techniques of poetry and Thai kickboxing at her disposal. The book brims with fluid, humming list poems, literary shoutouts and personal elegies, as Marsh takes us through her mother's diagnosis with cancer and the long journey out the other side of her illness. Along the way, Marsh shows us other parts of her world: scenes from Matiatia to Orapiu to Apia; classroom politics; the importance of leadership; and the reasons New Zealand is also a 'lucky' country. Dark Sparring has an appealing voice, a strong right hook and an affecting, rhythmic heart - it amply reaffirms the poetic talents of Selina Marsh, 'the shadow-boxing woman / Sparring myself as I go / Shadowing myself as I go'.

    ISBN: 9781869407865
    Publication date: 01/09/2013
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Marsh, Selina Tusitala
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Daylight and the Dust Selected Short Stories
    Daylight and the Dust Selected Short Stories
    I'm a short story addict, both reading and writing them, and I always keep hoping for the perfect story.' (Janet Frame to Tim Curnow, January 1984)THE DAYLIGHT AND THE DUST is the most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame's stories ever published, taken from the four different collections released during her lifetime and featuring many of her best stories. Written over four decades, they come from her classic prize-winning collection THE LAGOON AND OTHER STORIES, first published in 1952, right up to the volume YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE HUMAN HEART, published in the 1980s. This new selection also includes five works that have not been collected before. Janet Frame's versatility dazzles. Her themes range from childhood to old age to death and beyond. Within the pages of one book the reader is transported from small town New Zealand to inner-city London, and from realism to fantasy. This volume offers the most comprehensive collection of Janet Frame's unique and powerful writing.

    ISBN: 9781844084623
    Publication date: 01/01/2010
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Frame, Janet
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
    Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
    It is the Age of Enlightenment -- of new and magical political movements, from the necromancer Robespierre calling for revolution in France to the weather mage Toussaint L'Ouverture leading the slaves of Haiti in their fight for freedom, to the bold new Prime Minister William Pitt weighing the legalization of magic amongst commoners in Britain and abolition throughout its colonies overseas.

    But amidst all of the upheaval of the enlightened world, there is an unknown force inciting all of human civilisation into violent conflict. And it will require the combined efforts of revolutionaries, magicians, and abolitionists to unmask this hidden enemy before the whole world falls to chaos.

    For more from H.G. Parry, check out THE UNLIKELY ESCAPE OF URIAH HEEP

    ISBN: 9780356514703
    Publication date: 25/06/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Parry, H. G.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Decline and Fall on Savage Street
    Decline and Fall on Savage Street
    A fascinating novel about a house with a fanciful little turret, built by a river. Unfolding within its rooms are lives of event and emotional upheaval. A lot happens. And the tumultuous events of the twentieth century also leave their mark, from war to economic collapse, the deaths of presidents and princesses to new waves of music, art, architecture and political ideas. Meanwhile, a few metres away in the river, another creature follows a different, slower rhythm. And beneath them all, the planet moves to its own immense geological time. With insight, wide-ranging knowledge and humour, this novel explores the same territory as its non-fiction twin, The Villa at the Edge of the Empire. Writing in a city devastated by major earthquakes, Fiona Farrell rebuilds a brilliant, compelling and imaginative structure from bits and pieces salvaged from one hundred years of history. A lot has happened. This is how it might have felt.

    ISBN: 9780143770626
    Publication date: 31/07/2017
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Farrell, Fiona
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Denniston Rose
    Denniston Rose
    A number one bestseller, this favourite New Zealand novel captures a real 19th century community. The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. At the time of this novel - the 1880s - the only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons is to climb aboard an empty coal-wagon to be hauled 2000 feet up the terrifyingly steep Incline - the cable-haulage system that brings the coal down to the railway line. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring out the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck; others running from the law, or from a woman, or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the Hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother, riding up the Incline, at night, during a storm. No one knows what has driven them there, but most agree the mother must be desperate to choose Denniston; worse, to choose that drunkard Jimmy Cork as bedfellow. The mother has her reasons and her plans, which she tells no one.
    The indomitable Rose is left to fend for herself, struggling to secure a place in this tough and often aggressive community. The Denniston Rose is about isolation and survival. It is the story of a spirited child, who, in appalling conditions, remains a survivor.

    ISBN: 9781869798420
    Publication date: 18/05/2012
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Pattrick, Jenny
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Destitute Gourmet Over 80 affordable and tasty new recipes plus fan favourites
    Destitute Gourmet Over 80 affordable and tasty new recipes plus fan favourites
    It has been a tough year, and many households have found themselves on reduced incomes. But just because you are on a new and tighter budget, doesn't mean you have to live off two-minute noodles. Sophie Gray has developed a huge collection of lower-cost recipes and shopping techniques to help you make good choices - buying ingredients for food you will enjoy, and which will be good for you too.

    Packed with tips and tricks, this new book from Sophie includes 20 fan favourites from her earlier books, voted for by her loyal followers, plus over 80 new recipes. One-pan dinners, vegetarian recipes, meaty meals, salads and snacks plus baking and desserts - there's something for everyone. Stick within your budget, but eat well and enjoy!

    ISBN: 9780143775447
    Publication date: 05/01/2021
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Gray, Sophie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Divorce Diaries
    Divorce Diaries
    Funny, honest, confronting and wise, this is a compelling and bitter-sweet true story of breaking up and breaking through.

    'I hear you're divorced?' a friend greets me. 'Congratulations!'

    The Divorce Diaries outlines the difficult and often heart-breaking process of leaving a marriage and beginning again. Sarah Quigley has garnered numerous accolades, including Column of the Year in the MPA Awards, for her magazine articles on the subject. Now she revisits the tumultuous months leading up to exiting her marriage - and the equally confusing emotions that follow.

    She overcomes grief, guilt and regret, while learning to enjoy being alone again and living in a tiny rooftop apartment, surrounded by glossy millionaire neighbours. Taking the first tentative steps into a changed world of dating, Quigley shares both her darkest and most hilarious moments as a divorcee, all played out against the colourful bohemian backdrop of her adopted city, Berlin.

    Ultimately, this book traces the revival of her belief in love.

    ISBN: 9780143772941
    Publication date: 31/03/2020
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Quigley, Sarah
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Doom Creek
    Doom Creek
    Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared, is out of hiding and looking forward to a quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill-feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of trigger-happy Americans preparing for doomsday by building a bolthole at the top of the South Island.

    As tensions simmer in the Wakamarina Valley, Nick finds himself working on a cold-case murder and investigating a scandal-plagued religious sect. When local and international events reach fever pitch, Chester finds himself up against an evil that knows no borders.

    ISBN: 9781925816815
    Publication date: 01/12/2020
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Carter, Alan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Dream of Italy
    Dream of Italy
    The No. 1 bestselling author makes southern Italy come alive in her most captivating, delicious drama yet.

    Here is your chance to buy your own home in southern Italy for less than the price of a cup of coffee. The picturesque mountain town of Montenello is selling off some of its historic buildings for just ONE EURO each. To be considered as a future resident of Montenello contact the town's mayor, Salvio Valentini.

    Many people read Salvio's advertisement with excitement. Elise is in her twenties and desperate to get on the property ladder. Edward wants to escape a life he finds stifling. Mimi is divorced and starting afresh. And there is one person whose true motivation won't be clear for some time.

    These four people all have a dream of Italy. And it's going to change their lives. The passionate and gorgeous new novel by Nicky Pellegrino, the bestselling author of A Year at Hotel Gondola.


    'Venice comes alive...warm, engaging and truly delicious' ROSANNA LEY

    'A novel about how easy it is to become an observer in your own life, and the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry!' JOJO MOYES

    'Written with intelligence, insight and warmth. Highly recommended' CATHERINE ROBERTSON, NZ Listener

    ISBN: 9781869713843
    Publication date: 27/08/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Pellegrino, Nicky
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Dream Swimmer
    Dream Swimmer
    'Eleven years have passed since that winter of 1986 when I put down my pen on the story of the woman who wore pearls in her hair, my grandmother the matriarch, Riripeti Mahana nee Pere, whom some called Artemis . . .'

    So begins The Dream Swimmer, Witi Ihimaera's gripping sequel to The Matriarch, acclaimed winner of the Wattie Award.

    The Dream Swimmer continues the odyssey of Tama Mahana, grandson and heir to the matriarch, as he assumes the mantle of leadership and, with it, his grandmother's battles with the Pakeha. But at every step Tama is thwarted – by deception and intrigue, and by the woman whose destiny has intersected Riripeti's and his. She is the enigmatic Tiana, his mother, the woman of no account.

    ISBN: 9780143011217
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Ihimaera, Witi
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Dylan Junkie 2017
    Dylan Junkie 2017
    From the moment in mid-1965 when the urgent, cheeky, street smart rap of 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' burst out of the family radio, Bob Dylan's voice has been embedded in the soundtrack of Jeffrey Paparoa Holman's life. Through thick and thin, elation and desolation, he has followed the American Shakespeare/Jewish minstrel as far as Dylan's old Iron Range home, a thousand-mile pilgrimage from Iowa City to Hibbing, Minnesota. The poems of Dylan Junkie grasp at the Robert Zimmerman that changed us, enraged us, blessed and mystified us right until the moment when he was awarded, and grudgingly accepted, the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016. A collection that growls with a familiar voice while singing with its own.

    ISBN: 9780994137807
    Publication date: 05/05/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Ephemera
    After an international meltdown, New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, has shut down. No electricity, no broadband, and people are in survival mode - at least until somebody turns the lights on again.
    Ruth has always led a sheltered life. Pre-Crash, she worked as an Ephemera Librarian, now she is managing a simple, self-sufficient lifestyle. But her sister is dying from tuberculosis and her love for Juliana propels Ruth to undertake a perilous journey.
    She intrepidly sets off from Auckland to find the man known as Nelson and his rumoured stockpile of pharmaceutical drugs. Word has it he is based at the old Huka Lodge. Along with the handsome Lance Hinckley and enigmatic Adebowale Ackers, Ruth travels by steamboat up the Waikato River - the only practical way. The group journeys through settlements that have sprung up along the river as people try to re-establish their lives in this precarious time. With society itself broken, will Ruth manage to keep her commitment to her sister without compromising her own values?

    Inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, this post-apocalyptic, partly comedic novel reveals that things are not always what they seem.

    ISBN: 9780473500320
    Publication date: 09/03/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Shaw, Tina
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
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