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World the Flesh & the Devil
World the Flesh & the Devil
New Zealanders know Samuel Marsden as the founder of the missions that brought Christianity (and perhaps sheep) to New Zealand. Australians know him as 'the flogging parson' who established large landholdings and was dismissed from his position as magistrate for exceeding his jurisdiction. English readers know of Marsden for his key role in the history of missions and empire. In this major biography spanning research, and the subject's life, across England, New South Wales and New Zealand, Andrew Sharp tells the story of Marsden's life from the inside. Sharp focuses on revealing the powerful evangelical lens through which Marsden understood the world. By diving deeply into key moments - the voyage out, the disputes with Macquarie, the founding of missions - Sharp gets us to reimagine the world as Marsden saw it: always under threat from the Prince of Darkness, in need of 'a bold reprover of vice', a world written in the words of the King James Bible. Sharp takes us back into the nineteenth-century world, and an evangelical mind, to reveal the past as truly a foreign country.

Title: World the Flesh & the Devil
Author: SHARP ANDREW
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/09/2016
Price: $75.00
RRP: $75.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408121
Available stock: 1
Price: $75.00
Worlds Din Listening to records radio & films in NZ 1880 to 1940
Worlds Din Listening to records radio & films in NZ 1880 to 1940
New Zealanders started hearing things in new ways when new audio technologies arrived from overseas in the late 19th century. From the frst public demonstration of a phonograph in a Blenheim hall in 1879, people were exposed to a succession of machines that captured, stored and transmitted sounds - through radio, cinema and recordings.

In The World's Din, Peter Hoar documents the arrival of the frst such `talking machines', and their growing place in New Zealanders' public and private lives, through the years of radio to the dawn of television.In so doing, he chronicles a `sonic revolution' in how New Zealanders heard the world.

The change was radical, signifying a defining break from the past. Human experience of the world changed forever during the late 19th and early 20th centuries because we learned to capture, store, and transmit sounds and moving images. `Audio' since then has been a continued refinement of the original innovation, even in the contemporary era of digital sound, with iPods, streaming audio and Spotify.

The World's Din is a beautifully written account that will delight music-lovers and technophiles everywhere. Without further ado, it is time to crank the gramophone, or tune the wireless, or open the Jaffa box as the cinema lights dim, and hearken to the richness and variety of listening in New Zealand's past soundscapes.

Title: Worlds Din Listening to records radio & films in NZ 1880 to 1940
Author: HOAR PETER
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Uni Of Otago
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781988531199
Available stock: 1
Price: $45.00
Worship A History of NZ Church Design
Worship A History of NZ Church Design
This stunning tribute to New Zealand church architecture brings together early country churches, grand cathedrals and striking modernist designs in a unique survey of some of our most compelling landmark buildings. Architectural historian Bill McKay thoughtfully explores the history and diversity of church building in New Zealand over the past 200 years, while award-winning photographer Jane Ussher captures in extraordinary detail an array of churches the length of the country.

Title: Worship A History of NZ Church Design
Author: MCKAY BILL
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/10/2015
Price: $40.00
RRP: $85.00
Imprint: Godwit Press
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781775538363
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $40.00
Writing Life Twelve NZ Authors
Writing Life Twelve NZ Authors
A unique and intimate survey of the lives and work of 12 of our most acclaimed writers: Patricia Grace, Tessa Duder, Owen Marshall, Philip Temple, David Hill, Joy Cowley, Vincent O'Sullivan, Albert Wendt, Marilyn Duckworth, Chris Else, Fiona Kidman and Witi Ihimaera.

As a group they are now the `elders' of New Zealand literature; they forged the path for the current generation. These interviews reveal not just the grand moments of their careers but also the defeats and disappointments. There are also stories about the enabling and symbiotic role of editors and publishers, showing how key industry figures have played a critical role in shaping New Zealand's literary landscape. They also share some advice on writing.

Magnificent portraits by distinguished photographer John McDermott complete the package.

Title: Writing Life Twelve NZ Authors
Author: SHEPARD DEBORAH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/11/2018
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: mass
Publisher: Massey University Press
ISBN: 9780995109537
Available stock: 2
Price: $50.00
Young Queen
Young Queen
Title: Young Queen
Author: GOEBEL PARRIS
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473401283
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Zero to 60
Zero to 60
From growing up in a wooden caravan to building his own state-of-the-art racetrack, this is the remarkable story of Targa champion, Hampton Downs and Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn. On a frosty and clear morning in the small, Central Otago town of Cromwell, 2012, Tony Quinn and his son Klark stood with an iPad at the edge of an expansive basin of scrub and grass sketching the curves, corners and chicanes of an imaginary race-track. Less than 18 months later, Cromwell was abuzz at the inaugural Highlands 101, with visitors from all over Australasia flocking to Highlands Motorsport Park for the opening of the new 25-million-dollar racing circuit. To some people, building a racetrack in the middle of nowhere might have seemed like an impossible dream, but not to Tony Quinn. To be successful in life you have to think positive and in motorsport, you'll never win a race unless you're truly convinced that you can,' he says. I turn 60 soon and while I've achieved a lot in business and motorsport, I'd like to think there's a lot more to come.'
Having grown up in a wooden caravan in Scotland, it's been a heck of a journey for a self-made millionaire and petrolhead who also owns Hampton Downs, Darrell Lea Confectionery and a mega-mansion on the Gold Coast. After selling a failed lawn mowing business called the 'Lawn Ranger' in Western Australia, Tony moved to New Zealand in 1994. As Tony says, 'Where there's shite, there's money'. Starting out with a plan to get rid of dead cows in Dargaville, Tony founded a fat-rendering plant called Fatman, which sowed the seeds for a remarkable story of success in pet food, culminating in selling his business, VIP Petfoods, for over 400 million dollars in 2015.

Title: Zero to 60
Author: QUINN TONY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2016
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Random House
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781775538882
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $45.00
Zigzags & Leapfrogs
Zigzags & Leapfrogs
Born on a small island in Scotland to a local girl and an Australian serviceman, raised in a working class, dysfunctional, often violent, itinerant household around the UK and Europe, O'Rourke rose to become the Secretary for Education for New Zealand, the Director of Education at the World Bank, an International Education Consultant and an author of six books. It is a story of constant perseverance, reinvention and transformation as O'Rourke makes difficult choices and juggles her professional and personal responsibilities, especially mothering. The book outlines possibilities and ways of women living outside the conventions of what is usually expected by society, without stepping aside from acceptance, love and success. As a memoir it is composed of vignettes of her life, short stories, photographs, newspaper cuttings, interviews, graphic novel excerpts and poems which, together, create a fascinating interlay. The narrative takes the reader from the birth of her first grandchild, back into the past (beginning with her search for her whakapapa) and delving deeper into her early years through to her formative years. She then traverses the important influences, relationships, hard lessons learned and joyful experiences in her professional, physical, personal and political life - before returning full circle to the present, where the lessons she has learned are laid bare. Zigzags and Leapfrogs is a memoir of an unlikely life that embraces themes of persistence, luck, bravery, ambition, roaming, joy, disappointment and success.

Title: Zigzags & Leapfrogs
Author: OROURKE MARIS
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/05/2019
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: David Ling
Publisher: David Ling Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781927305515
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00