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Under Italian Skies
Under Italian Skies
Stella has life under control - and that's the way she likes it. For twenty-five years she's been the trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer. But when her boss dies suddenly, Stella is lost - until one day she finds a house swap website and a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village beckons. Could she really exchange her poky flat for that? Before long, the villa - and its absent owner - has got under her skin in a way that is both uncanny and irresistible. And if she can let go of the safety of her past, perhaps there's a chance for Stella to find a way into her future...If you love THE HOLIDAY and the novels of Santa Montefiore, Veronica Henry and Jane Green, you'll be transported by this delicious romance.

Title: Under Italian Skies
Author: PELLEGRINO NICKY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/01/2017
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Hachette
Publisher: Hachette New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781869713508
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
Unreliable People
Unreliable People
Is all love doomed under a heartless regime?

Antonina is a student at the prestigious Academy of Art in St Petersburg. At times, though, she feels she might be a better fit at the Centre of Nonconformist Art across town. She knows she stands out as different, being neither Russian, Korean nor Kazakh - and yet she embodies all three. She is Koryo-saram- a descendant of the exiled population that Stalin labelled the Unreliable People. But what does that mean? And who was the strange, elegant woman who came to the window when Antonina was a young child? And why did she entice Antonina to climb out and go on a long train journey through Kazakhstan?

This is a compelling story where love and loss intersect unexpectedly with a Korean fable about a crow king and a rice farmer's wife.

Title: Unreliable People
Author: ALLAN ROSETTA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/05/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143773566
Available stock: 2
Price: $38.00
Vanishing Act
Vanishing Act
Respectable appearances can hide the blackest of secrets.
The Vanishing Act is a spicy tale of intrigue set in 1960s New Zealand, where society's constraints and the laws of the day made outcasts of lesbians and prostitutes.
Rosemary Cawley is used to hiding. With a penchant for beautiful women, such as gorgeous art tutor Judith Curran, the well-heeled fine arts lecturer knows she must keep the blinds drawn. After all, her love life led to her being banished from London to New Zealand by her ultra-conservative, upper-crust family. She thinks she has it all under control until someone starts to blackmail her, threatening to expose a shameful, dreadful episode in her past.
General practitioner George Abercrombie and university registrar Alistair Dunstan are two old friends bedevilled by their greed for money and sex. Surreptitious photographs of women undressing, stolen money hidden in a floor safe - where will it end? In walks Rosemary. Will she be the undoing of them both, or will their unwanted attentions and intimidation drive her over the edge?
When Dr Abercrombie is murdered, Inspector Maynard cranks up the heat. Will he solve the case, or will somebody crack first?

Title: Vanishing Act
Author: SHIEFF JEN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/03/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Mary Egan Publishing
Publisher: Mary Egan Publishing
ISBN: 9780473391980
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
Vintners Luck
Vintners Luck
Title: Vintners Luck
Author: KNOX ELIZABETH
Year: 9911
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $28.60
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864733818
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What You Wish For
What You Wish For
A funny and poignant Gabriel?s Bay story from the bestselling Catherine Robertson.Dr Ashwin Ghadavi, the newly imported GP, is trying hard to fit into Gabriel?s Bay. His challenges include the immoveable force of his office manager, Mac, the ambiguities of the Kiwi idiom, and his unrequited attraction to Mac?s daughter, Emma. Having returned home, Emma is determined to help her old friend, Devon, whether he wants it or not. She?s also on a mission to right eco wrongs, and her targets include local farmer Vic Halsworth, who?s already neck deep in the proverbial and, to make matters worse, seems to be having visions of moose. Add in a former jailbird, a Norwegian recluse, and a woman struggling to foster a child, and you have the usual endearing and down-to-earth mix that can only occur in Gabriel?s Bay.

Title: What You Wish For
Author: ROBERTSON CATHERINE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143772811
Available stock: 2
Price: $38.00
Whatever It Takes
Whatever It Takes
When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her - but that means crossing lines he can never come back from. Finding the girl safe isn't enough to stop Noah from losing his job, his wife, and from being kicked out of Acacia Pines. He's told if he ever returns, he'll be put in jail and left there to rot. Now, 12 years later, comes a phone call. Alyssa is missing again and her father wants him to honour the promise he made to her all those years earlier - that he would never let anything bad happen to her again. To find her, Noah is going to have to head back to the pines, and come face to face with the past...

Title: Whatever It Takes
Author: CLEVE PAUL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/07/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Upstart Press
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781988516271
Available stock: 2
Price: $38.00
When Toawaka Met Cook
When Toawaka Met Cook
Title: When Toawaka Met Cook
Author: GATES RICHARD
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473477875
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Wild Pork & Watercress
Wild Pork & Watercress
When Ricky's beloved Aunt Bella dies and Social Welfare threatens to put him into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the pair of misfits to use all their skills to survive hunger, wild pigs and the vicissitudes of the weather. Worse still are the authorities, determined to bring Ricky and Uncle Hec to justice. But despite the difficulties of life on the run, a bond of trust and love blossoms between the world-weary man and his withdrawn side-kick. This rattling good yarn has now been made into a major movie: Hunt For the Wilderpeople. Directed by Taika Waititi it features Rima Te Wiata, Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Oscar Kightley and Stan Walker.

Title: Wild Pork & Watercress
Author: CRUMP BARRY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/02/2016
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143573746
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Winged Helmet White Horse
Winged Helmet White Horse
Title: Winged Helmet White Horse
Author: HAY KARYN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473443467
Available stock: 7
Price: $35.00
Wish Child
Wish Child
At the heart of Catherine Chidgey's extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation's dream. It's 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who cuts prohibited words such as love and mercy out of books. Erich is an only child living a rural life near Leipzig, tending beehives, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Drawn together as Germany's hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theatre amidst the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city people are talking of surrender. The days Sieglinde and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives. The Wish Child is a profound meditation on the wreckage caused by a corrupt ideology, on the resilience of the human spirit, and on crimes that cannot be undone. I am the wish child, the future cast in water. I am the thrown coin, the blown candle; I am the fallen star.

Title: Wish Child
Author: CHIDGEY CATHERINE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776560622
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
Year at Hotel Gondola
Year at Hotel Gondola
Title: Year at Hotel Gondola
Author: PELLEGRINO NICKY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/08/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Hachette
Publisher: Hachette New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781869713829
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Price: $25.00
Zhu Mao
Zhu Mao
Title: Zhu Mao
Author: SWEET MARK
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Huia
ISBN: 9781869694791
Available stock: N/A
Price: $30.00