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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
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $35.00
Food of Love Cookery School
Food of Love Cookery School
In a remote Sicilian mountain town, four women arrive at a cookery school, each at a turning point in their lives. Moll is a foodie and an exhausted working mum on the holiday of a lifetime. Tricia, a top London lawyer is taking a break from the demands of her job and her family. Valerie, consumed by grief following the death of her partner, is trying to figure out how to live a life without him. And recently divorced Poppy has come to Sicily to learn about the place that her grandfather was born before emigrating to Australia. Luca Amore runs the school, using the recipes passed down to him by generations of Amore women. He expects this course to be much like all the others - but as sparks fly, friendships are made and secrets are shared. And for each of them nothing will ever be the same.

Title: Food of Love Cookery School
Author: PELLEGRINO NICKY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Orion
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409136132
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
Fresh Ink 2019 A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa NZ
Fresh Ink 2019 A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa NZ
An anthology of short stories, extracts from novels, poetry and artwork,from established and respected New Zealand writers as well as some lively 'fresh ink' from previously unpublished literary voices

Title: Fresh Ink 2019 A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa NZ
Author: VARIOUS
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Cloud Ink
Publisher: Cloud Ink Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780473489281
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
From the Ashes
From the Ashes
Four women. Three families. One decade of incredible change.

Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby, after losing a child, and Allie's distress at not conceiving again is compounded when those around her seem to have no trouble falling pregnant - even when they shouldn't.

Allie's neighbours have recently moved to suburban Auckland. Ana, now a housewife, misses her work on the farm, but she has her hands full, looking after her increasingly forgetful father-in-law.

Kathleen Lawson - rich, lonely and bored - is one of Allies' customers at the make-up counter. Kathleen takes a shine to Allie, but when she discovers Allie's husband is Maori, Kathleen's attitude changes. Is she trying to make friends or poison the relationship between Sonny and Allie?

Sonny's beautiful younger sister, Polly, is living a vibrant but wayward life as a waitress-model-goodtime girl while leaving her young daughter to be raised by her mother. Then one day Polly disappears ...

Told in Deborah Challinor's trademark style - equal parts heart and humour - From the Ashes is the first in a moving new trilogy that follows the fortunes of the women of three families through the rapidly changing social and cultural landscape of the 1950s and 1960s.

Praise for Deborah Challinor:

'Challinor is a good storyteller ... seamlessly joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing,

atmospheric yarn' Bookseller + Publisher

'the perfect blend of fact and fiction' New Zealand Herald

Title: From the Ashes
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/10/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust
ISBN: 9781460754122
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $37.00
From the Ashes
From the Ashes
A captivating story of family and friendship through one decade of incredible change, from NZ's no.1 bestselling author.

In 1950s Auckland things are changing - and fast. Women are joining the workforce in numbers, whitegoods are readily available and the age of rock'n' roll has arrived.

Allie Manaia works the Elizabeth Arden counter at Smith and Caughey's. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares.

Kathleen Lawson - rich, lonely and bored - is one of Allie's customers. Kathleen takes a shine to Allie, but when Kathleen discovers Allie's husband is Maori, her attitude changes. Is she trying to make friends or poison the relationship between Sonny and Allie?

Meanwhile, Sonny's beautiful younger sister, Polly, is embracing the more relaxed moral standards of the era, living a vibrant but wayward life as a waitress-model-goodtime girl while leaving her young daughter to be raised by her mother.

As each woman navigates the shifting social and cultural landscape of the 1950s, she is faced with new possibilities and decisions - with freedom comes joy, but also fear and, occasionally, mistakes.

Told in Deborah Challinor's trademark style - equal parts heart and humour - From the Ashes follows the fortunes of the women of three families through one decade of incredible change.



Praise for Deborah Challinor:

'Challinor is a good storyteller ... seamlessly joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn' Bookseller + Publisher

'The perfect blend of fact and fiction' New Zealand Herald

Title: From the Ashes
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/10/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust
ISBN: 9781460754139
Available stock: 2
Price: $25.00
Gabriels Bay
Gabriels Bay
Title: Gabriels Bay
Author: ROBERTSON CATHERINE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9780143771456
Available stock: 3
Price: $38.00
Garden Party & Collected Short Stories
Garden Party & Collected Short Stories
When her wealthy family prepares to host a lavish summer party, the young, hitherto sheltered Laura Sheridan suddenly feels a kinship with the staff and the helpers hired to set up the venue for the festivities. As she learns of the death of one of their working-class neighbours, this burgeoning sense of class consciousness is heightened by a realization of her own mortality.

Published in 1922, at the height of literary Modernism, `The Garden Party' is now considered one of the key texts of that movement. This volume, which also includes all of Katherine Mansfi eld's other published short stories, is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to discover one of the early twentieth century's finest writers.

Title: Garden Party & Collected Short Stories
Author: MANSFIELD KATHERINE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/06/2018
Price: $17.00
RRP: $17.00
Imprint: Almabooks
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847497291
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $17.00
Getting Under Sail
Getting Under Sail
Title: Getting Under Sail
Author: GNANALINGAM BRANNAVAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473184674
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Gone To Pegasus
Gone To Pegasus
It's Dunedin 1892, and the women's suffrage movement is gaining momentum. Left to fend for herself when her husband's committed to the Seacliff Lunatic Asylum, 23-year-old Eva meets Grace, an outspoken suffragist with an exotic and mysterious past. As the friendship between the two women grows through a shared love of music, Eva begins questioning the meaning of her marriage and her role as a woman. But Grace has a bullying husband and secrets she's been keeping from Eva, which could threaten the freedom both women find themselves fighting for.

Title: Gone To Pegasus
Author: REDGRAVE TESS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Submarine
Publisher: Makaro Press
ISBN: 9780473419196
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Good Sons A Novel of the Great War
Good Sons A Novel of the Great War
In early 1914 Frank Wilson and his two close friends, Tom Davis and Robert Sutherland, are growing up in Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand. The coming war in Europe arouses the hopes and dreams of a generation of young men. The pressure becomes irresistible and one by one the boys become soldiers. Frank delays his decision but in 1916 a strange encounter shocks him into enlisting. After a rapid coming-of-age in the training camps of the North Island the novel moves to France. A reunion, the insanity of a love affair in the midst of a terrible war and a brutal event set Frank on course for the best and worst days of his young life. As he becomes a frontline soldier and experiences hard fighting, fate forces him to make an agonising decision. "Good Sons" is a poignant story of youth and war, love and loss, suffering and hope.

Title: Good Sons A Novel of the Great War
Author: HALL GREG
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/04/2017
Price: $32.00
RRP: $32.00
Imprint: Mary Egan Publishing
Publisher: Mary Egan Publishing
ISBN: 9780473383787
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $32.00