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Decline & Fall on Savage Street
Decline & 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.

Title: Decline & Fall on Savage Street
Author: FARRELL FIONA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/07/2017
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143770626
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $38.00
Deleted Scenes for Lovers
Deleted Scenes for Lovers
Title: Deleted Scenes for Lovers
Author: SLAUGHTER TRACEY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/05/2016
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776560585
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Delicious
Delicious
Title: Delicious
Author: PELLEGRINO NICKY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/08/2013
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Orion
ISBN: 9781409147794
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
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.



PRAISE FOR NICKY PELLEGRINO



'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

Title: Dream of Italy
Author: PELLEGRINO NICKY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 26/03/2019
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Hachette
Publisher: Hachette New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781869713836
Available stock: 3
Price: $35.00
Dubrovnik My Love
Dubrovnik My Love
Title: Dubrovnik My Love
Author: PINCEVIC SUZANNE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/06/2019
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Leon Publications
ISBN: 9780473466565
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00
Empty Coffin
Empty Coffin
"I know this sounds crazy but there was blue light coming out of his hands and I could feel all my pain flowing out of me." When Dean Bradley is brutally murdered for his new shoes, undertaker Ken Tamati does a lovely job on the corpse - but next morning, the body has vanished from the funeral parlour. That day, a mysterious figure - witness give wildly conflicting descriptions - begins rescuing victims of assault all over Auckland and healing their horrific injuries with a dazzling light. They call him the Rainbow Man. Who is he? The police and media think the stories of apparent miracles can't possibly be true. The public thinks this may be the Second Coming. Meanwhile a brutal serial killer is about to strike again, young Tom Heke is on the run from both the police and a fearsome Maori gang, and Constable Mary Clark puzzles her colleagues by knowing more about the Rainbow Man than she should. Gary Moore's debut novel is a fast-paced thriller with cracking dialogue, sly humour and, underlying it all, a serious ecological message.

Title: Empty Coffin
Author: MOORE GARY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Mary Egan Publishing
Publisher: Mary Egan Publishing
ISBN: 9780473388959
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
Eye of the Songbird
Eye of the Songbird
She's the target, the scientist he's been told to bring down and here she is swinging helpless in a crevasse in Antarctica. What should Kirk Barnby, secret service agent, do? Cut the rope?
In this taut and exciting clash between environmental activism and nation-state power, which veers across Antarctica, New Zealand, Hong Kong, London and Istanbul, two very determined people have to make a series of time-critical choices - political and personal.

Title: Eye of the Songbird
Author: MUNRO MICHAEL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/03/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Tita Publishing
ISBN: 9780473406448
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
Faces In The Water
Faces In The Water
'I was now an established citizen with little hope of returning across the frontier; I was in the crazy world, separated now by more than locked doors and barred windows from the people who called themselves sane.'

When Janet Frame's doctor suggested that she write about her traumatic experiences in mental institutions in order to free herself from them, the result was Faces in the Water, a powerful and poignant novel.

Istina Mavet descends through increasingly desolate wards, with the threat of leucotomy ever present. As she observes her fellow patients, long dismissed by hospital staff, with humour and compassion, she reveals her original and questing mind. This riveting novel became an international classic, translated into nine languages, and has also been used as a medical school text.


Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Title: Faces In The Water
Author: FRAME JANET
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Virago
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349011141
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
False River
False River
Riffing on truth, lies and secrets, this collection uses fiction to explore fact, and fact to explore fiction. Fictional characters muse upon the truth behind real people, non-fiction pieces contain short interludes of fiction, fiction is written to read like an essay, made-up elements slip into true accounts. These pieces range the world - from America, to Antwerp to Aoteoroa - and talk about writers and writing, famous figures, family members, witch-burning in Denmark, cyclones and numerous pertinent and stimulating topics. All brilliantly written, each will leave you thinking and desperate to jump back in for more.

Title: False River
Author: MORRIS PAULA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/10/2017
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143771630
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $35.00
Fire
Fire
Set in an unnamed NZ city in 1953, Fire tells the story of four working class friends, all employed at Dawsons, one of the country's most glamorous and sophisticated department stores. An historical romance based on the Ballantynes Department Store Fire in 1947 that killed 41 people, most of them store employees trapped in controversial circumstances.

Set in an unnamed NZ city in 1953, Fire tells the story of four working class friends, all employed at Dawsons, one of the country's most glamorous and sophisticated department stores. The girls are Nancy, a salesgirl in the dress department, Kay who works in lingerie, Louise, a typist in Accounts and Judy, a milliner in the workroom out the back. The story takes place a week before Christmas, in the period leading up to Christmas as the country prepares for a Royal Visit by the young Queen Elizabeth. When the store is full of wealthy shoppers smoke is discovered drifting from the basement lift shaft. While the fire brigade is called, the store owners make a crucial error and decide not to raise a public alarm until it's too late - exits are cut off by the fire and the ground and first floors are ablaze, trapping staff and customers on the upper floors. A powerful and dramatic story from one of our best-selling novelists.

Title: Fire
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/08/2016
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New
ISBN: 9781775541035
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Fishing for Maui
Fishing for Maui
A novel about food, whanau and mental illness.

Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep - just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner.

Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn't notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getting himself into a moral dilemma of his own making.

Evie wants to save the world one chicken at a time. Meanwhile her boyfriend, Michael, is on a quest to reconnect with his Maori heritage and discover his
own identity.

Rosa is eight years old and lost in her own fantasy world, but she's the only one who can
tell something's not right.

"An accomplished story of a family in crisis - Ritchie's great skill is her ability to conjure the inner lives of her characters. Fishing for Maui is a compassionate meditation on what it means to be well."
- Sarah Jane Barnett

Title: Fishing for Maui
Author: RITCHIE ISA PEARL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/07/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press
ISBN: 9780473437541
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00
Fixer
Fixer
Match-fixing is one of the biggest issues surrounding sport at this time. John Daniell, a former professional rugby player, has written the fascinating novel about Mark Stevens, a former All Black playing professional rugby in Paris. Moving toward the end of his career Mark is drawn, through his relationship with a beautiful journalist, first into betting on matches and then into match-fixing. From on his own experience, Daniell shows how an innocent player can be drawn into an illegal world, one where your actions place your family, half a world away, in danger.

Title: Fixer
Author: DANIELL JOHN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Upstart Press
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781927262108
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00