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Beethovens Banker & Other Stories
Beethovens Banker & Other Stories
Title: Beethovens Banker & Other Stories
Author: HUTCHESON MIKE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $20.40
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Hazard
ISBN: 9781877393082
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Beetle In The Box
Beetle In The Box
Title: Beetle In The Box
Author: ELSE CHRIS
Edition: 01
Year: 0103
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $27.60
RRP: $27.00
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9781869414528
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Behind the Sun
Behind the Sun
Irreverent and streetwise prostitute, Friday Woolfe, is in London's notorious Newgate gaol, awaiting transportation. There, she meets three other girls: intelligent and opportunistic thief, Sarah Morgan, naive young Rachel Winter, and reliable and capable seamstress, Harriet Clarke. On the voyage to New South Wales their friendship becomes an unbreakable bond - but there are others on board who will change their lives forever. Friday makes an implacable enemy of Bella Jackson, a vicious woman whose power seems undiminished by her arrest and transportation, while Harriet is taken under the wing of an idealistic doctor, James Downey. Rachel catches the eye of a sinister passenger with more than honour on his mind, whose brutal assault leaves her life hanging in the balance. When they finally arrive on the other side of the world, they are confined to the grim and overcrowded Parramatta Female Factory. But worse is to come as the threat of separation looms. In the land behind the sun, the only thing they have is each other ...

Title: Behind the Sun
Author: CHALLINOR DEBORAH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/12/2012
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust
ISBN: 9780732293062
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Below Country
Below Country

This second novel by the author of The Widow's Daughter confirms Nicholas Edlin's growing reputation as one of New Zealand's finest young novelists.

Mae Glass is the daughter of a once-famous American novelist. From New York to Auckland via post-war Korea, her colourful childhood was itself the stuff of stories. Thirty years later, a lawyer working in the Auckland crown prosecutor's office, she travels back to booming Seoul, which is preparing to host the Olympic Games. However, in Korea nothing is as it seems. Accompanied by a quirky, dubious team of guides, she tries to uncover the dark secret of her father's wartime exploits. But as she stalks the elusive mystery, Mae finds herself besieged by all manner of ghosts from the past - her Korean childhood sweetheart, her estranged husband, her only son ...

The Below Country is a haunting, beautifully written novel about fragile innocence and the effects of loss. The powerful, ever-present thread of mystery and impending danger that drives the novel along makes The Below Country a readable, narrative-driven story that is hard to put down.



Title: Below Country
Author: EDLIN NICHOLAS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/08/2011
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143566038
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Beneath Pale Water
Beneath Pale Water
Set amidst the physical and psychological landscapes of New Zealand's southern hills and grasslands, Beneath Pale Water is a social realist and expressionistic novel that follows a triangle of three damaged individuals-a sculptor, a vagrant and a model-who have grown calcified shells against the world. Their search for identity and belonging leads them into dangerous territory that threatens both their sanity and lives. As their protective shells crack they are left vulnerable-both physically and emotionally-to the high country winds and their own conflicts that, ultimately, might free-or destroy them.

Title: Beneath Pale Water
Author: HENRY THALIA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/10/2017
Price: $10.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Cloud Ink
Publisher: Cloud Ink Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780473407261
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Beneath the Cherry Tree
Beneath the Cherry Tree
Julian Paul is a Wellington barrister with a gambling problem. Anthony Samuels is a remand prisoner and Julian's client. He faces serious drug charges and is desperate for bail. Julian undertakes to arrange this - for an exorbitant fee - by blackmailing a Judge who had a homosexual relationship many years previously. Will Julian succeed? Will he ruin his future and destroy his family in the process? Can same sex relationships be an expression of true love? The author is a former police Inspector and now a practising barrister. He has an intimate knowledge of criminal law and the workings of the justice and prison systems in New Zealand. The story is consistent with the realities of the law and makes for a fascinating and exciting read. The characters are well drawn and their machinations reveal their true nature. The author explores issues of honesty, family responsibilities and same sex relationships in a thoughtful and gripping sequence of events as the story unfolds to its inevitable conclusion.

Title: Beneath the Cherry Tree
Author: BATES DAVID L
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/12/2009
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Polygraphia Ltd
ISBN: 9781877332715
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Best New Zealand Fiction Vol 01
Best New Zealand Fiction Vol 01
How are our writers responding to our current concerns, what are they writing today? There have been many anthologies of New Zealand stories that bring together pieces from writers' past careers, often written decades ago. This collection, chosen by Fiona Kidman, brings a new perspective on our living literature by showcasing what is happening now. Selected from our top writers - both well-established and new; those based permanently in New Zealand and those who have recently spent time here - it offers a lively and fresh sampling of the very best writing fostered by this country. Taken from periodicals and magazines published over the past twelve months, from extracts of future novels and from experiments and explorations hot off the word processor, this is a vibrant and entertaining compilation of stories.

Title: Best New Zealand Fiction Vol 01
Author: KIDMAN FIONA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/10/2004
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781869416645
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Price: $30.00
Best NZ Fiction 05
Best NZ Fiction 05
Widely admired and regularly cited as our best living writer of short stories, Owen Marshall turns the focus on his contemporaries. He has searched the country for the finest selection of stories being written by our top authors, as well as our emerging ones. Contributors: Norman Bilbrough, Ellie Catton, Paul Chapman, Craig Cliff, Charlotte Grimshaw, Lizzie Harwood, David Hill, Christine Johnston, Fiona Kidman, Shonagh Koea, Sarah Laing, Graeme Lay, Frankie McMillan, Carl Nixon, Julian Novitz, Vincent O'Sullivan, Faith Oxenbridge, Sarah Quigley, Alice Tawhai, Peter Wells

Title: Best NZ Fiction 05
Author: MARSHALL, OWEN
Format: Pack
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/09/2008
Price: $35.80
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Vermilion London
ISBN: 9781869419790
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Best Nz Fiction 06
Best Nz Fiction 06
Title: Best Nz Fiction 06
Author: MARSHALL OWEN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/10/2009
Price: $37.80
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9781869790622
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Beyond the Breakwater Short Stories 1948-1998
Beyond the Breakwater Short Stories 1948-1998
Title: Beyond the Breakwater Short Stories 1948-1998
Author: MIDDLETON O E
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $51.10
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Uni Of Otago
ISBN: 9781877372568
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Big Music
Big Music
'The hills only come back the same: I don't mind ...' begins Kirsty Gunn's "The Big Music", a novel that takes us to a new understanding of how fiction can affect us. Presented as a collection of found papers, appendices and notes, "The Big Music" tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', who is dying and creating in the last days of his life a musical composition that will define it. Yet he has little idea of how his tune will echo or play out into the world - and as the book moves inevitably through its themes of death and birth, change and stasis, the sound of his solitary story comes to merge and connect with those around him. In this work of fiction, Kirsty Gunn has created something as real as music or as a dream. Not so much a novel as a place the reader comes to inhabit and to know, "The Big Music" is a literary work of undeniable originality and power.

Title: Big Music
Author: GUNN KIRSTY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Price: $24.99
RRP: $24.99
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber and Faber
ISBN: 9780571282340
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Big Weather Poems of Wellington
Big Weather Poems of Wellington
Mallinson Rendel Publishers is pleased to be releasing an expanded, hardback edition of the very popular Big Weather : Poems of Wellington, first published as a paperback in 2000. The new edition is a beautiful hardback book that has been lovingly revised and expanded by Gregory O'Brien and Louise St John. Since the nineteenth century, Wellington has been the site and object of much literary activity and never more so than now. Where many of New Zealand's leading poets once wandered, frequenting bars, delivering mail up the steepest of streets, raising their children in the suburbs, today's XY generation are now vividly, energetically present, and recent poetry has kept track of the changing inner and outer life of the city. As well as New Zealand's major writers, visitors from near and far have responded to the city - poets as various as Australian Henry Lawson and Americans Robert Creeley and Michael Palmer.
Big Weather: Poems of Wellington captures the vivacity and diversity of the capital, beginning with the inner city and harbour, moving into the suburbs and parks, heading out to Lower Hutt, Porirua and as far north as Paraparaumu before - in this new edition - turning again to the heart of the city, this time in the twenty-first century. These poems provide a composite portrait of Wellington and a celebration of its bustling creative life.

Title: Big Weather Poems of Wellington
Author: OBRIEN GREGORY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Price: $36.00
RRP: $36.00
Imprint: Mallinson Rendel
Publisher: Mallinson Rendel Publishers Lt
ISBN: 9781877423345
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Price: $36.00