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How I Get Ready
How I Get Ready
In her new poetry collection How I Get Ready, Ashleigh Young fails to learn to drive, vanishes from the fossil record, and finally finishes writing a book.

Title: How I Get Ready
Author: YOUNG ASHLEIGH
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/05/2019
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562367
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Hunting of the Snark
Hunting of the Snark
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.

First published by Macmillan in 1876, Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark, features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass.

This irresistible paperback edition features an introduction from and artwork by Chris Riddell. The wonderful characters are vividly brought to life with both Chris's black and white illustrations and his colour artwork, making it a perfect gift for any poetry lover.

Title: Hunting of the Snark
Author: CARROLL LEWIS
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/06/2019
Price: $20.00
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Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529006957
Available stock: 2
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I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year, including leap years. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including John Agard, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more, this is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into.

Title: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/08/2018
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
ISBN: 9780857637703
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Price: $55.00
If They Come For Us
If They Come For Us
'Fatimah Asghar's debut collection brought me to tears many times over. It is urgent, compelling and filled with fragments of history that have changed the face of the world. Its exploration of queerness, grief, Muslim identity, partition and being a woman of colour in a white supremacist world make this the most essential collection of poems you'll read this year' Nikesh Shukla, editor of THE GOOD IMMIGRANT, author of THE ONE WHO WROTE DESTINY





Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series BROWN GIRLS captures her experience as a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing.



an aunt teaches me how to tell

an edible flower

from a poisonous one.

just in case, I hear her say, just in case.



Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people's histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging.



'A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice' Booklist

Title: If They Come For Us
Author: ASGHAR FATIMAH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/02/2019
Price: $28.00
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Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472154620
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Price: $28.00
Injury Time
Injury Time
The publication of Clive James's Sentenced to Life was a major literary event. Facing the end, James looked back over his life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty to produce his finest work: poems of extraordinary power that spoke to our most elemental human emotions.

Injury Time finds James in a similar mood. Keen to capture and cherish moments of beauty and love; thinking about how best to live in his remaining days; and casting his mind forward to when he will be gone and how he might be remembered. A series of intimate poems reveals family as one of life's true treasures. The poet captures tender childhood memories of his mother, has his spirits lifted by the wonderful vision of his granddaughter in graceful acrobatic movement, and addresses the haunting loss of his father in World War Two. He writes beautifully of his early years in Australia, where he began and where he hopes to 'reach the end'. James also reflects on the wisdom and consolation to be found in art, music and literature, which have become even more precious to him in his later years.

The poems in this deeply moving, inspirational and wholly unsentimental book are even more accomplished than those that came before. Injury Time shows Clive James the poet in the form of his life.

Title: Injury Time
Author: JAMES CLIVE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509852987
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Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Title: Internet of Things
Author: CAMP KATE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561063
Available stock: 1
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Jerusalem Sonnets Love Wellington Zoo
Jerusalem Sonnets Love Wellington Zoo
In his fourth collection David Beach tackles a subject inescapable for any New Zealander writing sonnets; a subject inescapable for any writer of sonnets at all; and a subject which is just inescapable.

Title: Jerusalem Sonnets Love Wellington Zoo
Author: BEACH DAVID
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776560424
Available stock: 2
Price: $25.00
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the most celebrated inspirational fable of our time, tells the story of a bird determined to be more than ordinary. This bestselling modern classic, reissued with a beautiful new cover design, is a story for people who want to follow their dreams and make their own rules and has inspired people for decades. 'Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight -- how to get from shore to food and back again,' writes author Richard Bach in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 'For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.' Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes this story soar. This bestselling modern classic is a fable about seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe or neighbourhood finds your ambition threatening (at one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock). By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan learns the meaning of love and kindness and gets the ultimate payoff -- transcendence.

Title: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Author: BACH RICHARD
Year: 9410
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/08/1994
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Element Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006490340
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Just Looking
Just Looking
Title: Just Looking
Author: BLAND PETER
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/05/2019
Price: $25.00
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Imprint: Cuba Press
Publisher: The Cuba Press
ISBN: 9780995110793
Available stock: 2
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Keeping a Grip
Keeping a Grip
this is Kevin Ireland's 25th collection of poems.

No poems today

No poems today
no sign of the muse
there are pencils galore
but no words to use.

So it's brew up the teapot
munch honey on toast
no one can reproach her
she's only a ghost.

Yet I love her brief visits
the silk of her touch
though she doesn't stay long
and never says much.

She reminds me of you
not just her sly look
she guided the hand
that started this book.

Title: Keeping a Grip
Author: IRELAND KEVIN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/01/2019
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
ISBN: 9780947493806
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Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes
Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes
Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes is a beautiful treasury that every young child should have on his or her bookshelf. It contains over 100 rhymes, each one beautifully illustrated. A gorgeous complete collection, this is ideal for parents to read or sing from, and to pass on the rhymes they knew themselves as a child.

Title: Ladybird Favourite Nursery Rhymes
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Price: $24.00
RRP: $24.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241371459
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Price: $24.00
Lay of Aotrou & Itroun
Lay of Aotrou & Itroun
Unavailable for more than 70 years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien's `Corrigan' poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien.

Set `In Britain's land beyond the seas' during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton Lord and Lady (`Aotrou' and `Itroun') and the tragedy that befalls them when Aotrou seeks to remedy their situation with the aid of a magic potion obtained from a corrigan, or malevolent fairy. When the potion succeeds and Itroun bears twins, the corrigan returns seeking her fee, and Aotrou is forced to choose between betraying his marriage and losing his life.

Coming from the darker side of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, together with the two shorter `Corrigan' poems that lead up to it and are also included here, was the outcome of a comparatively short but intense period in Tolkien's life when he was deeply engaged with Celtic, and particularly Breton, myth and legend.

Written in 1930, this early but seminal work is an important addition to the non-Middle-earth portion of his canon alongside Tolkien's other retellings of myth and legend, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, The Fall of Arthur and The Story of Kullervo, a small but important corpus of his ventures into `real-world' mythologies, each of which would be a formative in uence on his own legendarium.

Title: Lay of Aotrou & Itroun
Author: TOLKIEN J R R
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/05/2019
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008202156
Available stock: 1
Price: $23.00