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People of NZ
People of NZ
Sam Moore's Instagram account and Facebook page Ugly Ink went viral when he started posting images of classic Kiwi stereotypes.

They're characters that every New Zealander can relate to, including everyone's gran 'Helpful Beryl', dress code-breaker 'Wedding Kane', the forever helpful 'Office Jan', and rugged 'Hilux Surf Drew' among others.

Sam's humour in these images gently and affectionately pokes fun at Kiwi culture, providing many snorts of recognition.

Title: People of NZ
Author: MOORE SAM
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/10/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Australia
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781988547121
Available stock: 3
Price: $25.00
Photos of You
Photos of You
Title: Photos of You
Author: ROBINSON TAMMY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Hachette
Publisher: Hachette New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781869713799
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Province of Danger
Province of Danger
The war to end wars ended in 1918. It is, however, still early in the twentieth century and Nelle, the World War I nurse who patched up the remnants of men who `survived', fears for her fighter-pilot son; disastrously, Frank, the intellectual, has fallen in love with a German refugee; World War I sniper hero, Harry, the Christian, now fights for peace; and left-wing activist, Jim, goes to war in Spain to fight Fascism.
In Province of Danger, our four narrators tell of their lives and loves during the years of a bitterly divided New Zealand; in the pitiless Spanish Civil War; in the six long years of World War II, and then its aftermath. We learn from them that when soldiers of the New Zealand division are sent to participate in what became the disasters of Greece and Crete, Crete was lost to the vastly outnumbered Germans through a combination of failure by senior officers to exercise initiative or obey orders - their believing they were still fighting World War I.
Thrown then into the North African battles the New Zealanders, at great cost, become a formidable fighting force. Thereafter, against the considered judgement of their general, they are shipped to the bloodshed and torment of the futile Italian campaign.
Province of Danger brings to life a rich tableau of characters who, when forced to confront the most demanding circumstances, respond in various ways: many with courage, integrity and resilience. Not all of those at a higher level, however, reacted so positively when military and political blunders - too often glossed over by historians - were committed.
Province of Danger, like its predecessor, March to the Sound of the Guns, is a story that vividly recreates the turbulence of the years in which New Zealand stumbled towards nationhood.

Title: Province of Danger
Author: GROVER RAY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 16/08/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Quentin Wilson
Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing
ISBN: 9780995105300
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Price: $35.00
Quarrels with Himself Essays on James K Baxter as Prose Writer
Quarrels with Himself Essays on James K Baxter as Prose Writer
`I know now that later in life I will write prose and good prose,' declared the nineteen-year-old James K. Baxter.

And he did. The 2015 publication of Baxter's Complete Prose reveals his remarkable range and depth across everything from personal, informal jottings to highly crafted literary essays and political polemics.

Quarrels with Himself provides a dozen essays that uncover how much more complicated Baxter is than his popular stereotype, and how his prose writing (like his poetry) wrestles with contradictions, anxieties and competing impulses just as he wrestled with the society in which he lived, or from which he withdrew.
Essays by Janet Wilson, Sharon Matthews, Paul Millar, Lawrence Jones, John Davidson, Nicholas Wright, Hugh Roberts, Kirstine Moffat, Paul Morris, Doreen D'Cruz, Peter Whiteford, and Greg O'Brien, with an introduction by Geoffrey Miles.

Title: Quarrels with Himself Essays on James K Baxter as Prose Writer
Author: WHITEFORD PETER ED
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/10/2017
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561711
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00
Rangatira
Rangatira

Based on a true story

Auckland, June 1886.

Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned trip to England reminds him of his own journey there, twenty years earlier, with a party of northern rangatira. As he sits for Lindauer, Paratene retreats deeper and deeper into the past, from the triumphs in London and their meetings with royalty to the disintegration of the visit into poverty, mistrust, and humiliation.

'Paula Morris writes of an international New Zealand. Her work slips effortlessly and naturally across time zones and hemispheres, criss-crossing themes of race and culture with a cool, knowing style and claiming an ethnic territory that's all her own . . .'

Kirsty Gunn



Title: Rangatira
Author: MORRIS PAULA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/10/2011
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143565758
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Price: $30.00
Ringmaster
Ringmaster
Death is stalking the South Island of New Zealand ...



Marginalised by previous antics, Sam Shephard, is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation, when a university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens, and Sam soon discovers this is not an isolated incident. There is a chilling prospect of a predator loose in Dunedin, and a very strong possibility that the deaths are linked to a visiting circus.



Determined to find out who's running the show, and to prove herself, Sam throws herself into an investigation that can have only one ending ...



Rich with atmosphere, humour and a dark, shocking plot, THE RINGMASTER marks the return of passionate, headstrong police officer, Sam Shephard, in the next instalment of Vanda Symon's bestselling series.

Title: Ringmaster
Author: SYMON VANDA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/04/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Orenda Books
Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781912374656
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Rivers Ran Red
Rivers Ran Red
In a whirlwind of fire and carnage, Attila the Hun wheels half a million horsemen towards Roman territory. In his path, corruption and greed have undermined the ancient empire and the vacillating emperor, Valentinian III, has cut her legions to a sliver. But out of this smoke a wily, battle-scarred general, Avitus, rises in her defence. Making allies of his enemies, Avitus rallies barbarian warlords to fight for the Eagle and crosses the Alps to face Rome's nemesis. But when Attila offers to split the Empire's corpse with the Goths his march becomes a suicide mission.

One war will decide the fate of civilization.

The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains rages through the night. Individual acts of bravery and cowardice tip the final balance. Rivers run red and burst their banks with blood. Dawn draws a portrait of unimaginable carnage.

In a tale of epic deeds, heroes confront insurmountable odds, with honour and courage. Avitus faces a myriad of enemies, both Roman and barbarian but can one man save civilisation?

Title: Rivers Ran Red
Author: GRIERSON J
Series: The Last of the Romans
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/10/2019
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Cloud Ink Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780473487485
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Rotoroa
Rotoroa
On tiny, isolated Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf is a treatment facility for alcoholic men. It's here, at the Salvation Army-run home, that three characters at very different points in their lives will find themselves gathered, each for reasons of their own. There is Katherine, known to history as Elsie K. Morton, famous journalist and author; Jim, a sleepless alcoholic sent to the island by his family; and Lorna, a teenage mother who joins the Salvation Army looking for a fresh start. As the stories of their lives are revealed, so too are their hopes and vulnerabilities. Set in the 1950s, as rigid social codes in New Zealand are beginning to evolve and come unstuck, Rotoroa is a compassionate, beautifully unfolding examination of loss and the possibility of renewal. Told with subtlety and intelligence, this novel affirms Amy Head as a remarkable new voice.

Title: Rotoroa
Author: HEAD AMY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/06/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776561919
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Price: $30.00
Scented
Scented
A compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume.

Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making, and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me to the idea of a signature scent.

As a university lecturer, Si n didn't need a signature scent to know who she was. But, prompted by her job loss following restructuring of the humanities - and the effect this has on her identity - she begins to construct a perfume of herself. Note by perfume note, referencing scent memories and recent events, she rebuilds herself, Scented.

Title: Scented
Author: FEARNLEY LAURENCE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/09/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143773283
Available stock: 3
Price: $38.00
Second Grave
Second Grave
Title: Second Grave
Author: AUSTIN IAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $24.00
RRP: $24.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473427702
Available stock: 2
Price: $24.00
See You in September
See You in September
'A big, gripping and heartbreaking read . . . I couldn't put it down.' Daily Mail

'Norman does a fine job delving into the insidious psychology of cults . . . It's a creepy portrayal of an ordinary young woman, feeling the lure of total belonging, who is groomed into accepting a sinister price for it.' The Sydney Morning Herald


Having broken up with her boyfriend, Cassy accepts an invitation to stay in an idyllic farming collective. Overcome by the peace and beauty of the valley and swept up in the charisma of Justin, the community's leader, Cassy becomes convinced that she has to stay.

As Cassy becomes more and more entrenched in the group's rituals and beliefs, her frantic parents fight to bring her home-before Justin's prophesied Last Day can come to pass.

A powerful story of family, faith and finding yourself, See You in September is an unputdownable new novel from this hugely compelling author.

Title: See You in September
Author: NORMAN CHARITY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/06/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Australia
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760528867
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $23.00
See You in the Piazza
See You in the Piazza
Title: See You in the Piazza
Author: MAYES FRANCES
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/06/2018
Price: $26.00
RRP: $26.00
Imprint: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780143796848
Available stock: 2
Price: $26.00