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All Blacks Dont Cry
All Blacks Dont Cry

'At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'This will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.'

John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life.

Nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of tormented fear. Afflicted with depression for many years - including those as a high-profile sportsman - Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help f

Title: All Blacks Dont Cry
Author: KIRWAN JOHN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/10/2010
Price: $42.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143204800
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All Fall Down: Christchurch's Lost Chimneys
All Fall Down: Christchurch's Lost Chimneys
A house without a chimney doesn't really look like a home. Yet thousands of Christchurch houses no longer have a chimney after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The streets look strangely different without their familiar vertical accents. While this book was prompted by the Christchurch earthquake of September 2010, its author has long had a fascination with chimneys. He grew up in the smoggy Christchurch of the 1950s, not far from the Gasworks, and brick chimneys were all around him, both industrial and domestic, silhouetted against the red winter sunsets. He then noted the variety of British and European chimney pots seen on his travels, and realised that Christchurch had its own unique type, the Homebush pot. The book was first written over the summer of 2010, but then came the devastating February 2011 earthquake, with serious loss of life, and text and photographs alike had to be revisited. Many of the chimneys photographed after September were destroyed in February. This book is a visual history of Christchurch chimneys - domestic, commercial and industrial, most of which no longer exist.
While noting the quirky and unusual, it also attempts to document the typical styles of successive periods, from late Victorian to Art Deco and the latest versions on new houses, that serve as reminders of the diverse heritage of the European chimney.

Title: All Fall Down: Christchurch's Lost Chimneys
Author: RICE GEOFFREY
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $29.95
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Imprint: Canterbury University
Publisher: Canterbury University Press
ISBN: 9781927145104
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All Formed Up: A History of Wellington Returned and Services' Association, 1917-2007
All Formed Up: A History of Wellington Returned and Services' Association, 1917-2007
The Returned and Services' Association (RSA) has been a significant part of Wellington's social, and at times political structure since 1916. It was founded in April of that year by people who saw a need for welfare, rehabilitation, job-finding and meeting-place services for physically and psychologically wounded soldiers who were beginning to return from overseas service in World War I. This is the story of Wellington RSA's development, heydays, then relative decline, over the next 91 years. The RSA movement has been at the forefront of national debates about welfare, defence, duty, remembrance, sacrifice, welfare and morality. For its membership it has lobbied hard for pensions, land grants, medals, rehabilitation, welfare, disability issues and other rights. It has had strong links with the War Amputees' Association, Disabled Servicemen's Re-establishment League, as well as patriotic and canteen boards, and veterans' homes. Of the many RSAs in New Zealand towns and cities, Wellington's branch has been the most broadly influential because of its capital city location and because its establishment and development paralleled that of the national body.
From earliest times until 1995 it shared premises and often staff with the New Zealand Returned Services Association and over the years has provided a high proportion of national presidents. Peter Cooke's history describes Wellington RSA's colourful beginnings and chronicles the individuals and events that shaped its personality.

Title: All Formed Up: A History of Wellington Returned and Services' Association, 1917-2007
Author: COOKE PETER
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $50.00
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Imprint: Ngaio
Publisher: Ngaio Press
ISBN: 9780958285513
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All That Glitters
All That Glitters
Denise L'Estrange Corbet is one half of the dynamic husband and wife team that makes up WORLD, one of NZ's leading fashion businesses. This is Denise's honest and frank account of her turbulent life - from her difficult childhood through to her successful business life today. She covers the emotional landscape of her childhood, her malevolent grandmother, her dysfunctional family and most of all the development of her depression. This is a really honest, raw story that shows how mental illness can develop through childhood. Her insights into the causes and effects of depression are enthralling; it's a compelling story of mental illness, written with a great deal of humour. At times, it's like a darkly fascinating version of Bill Bryson: funny anecdotes about childhood with the menacing tinge of depression. Her account of the early years of WORLD, her time as a fashion student in London, her interactions with people in the business are terrific. This is an eye opener and a page turner of a book.

Title: All That Glitters
Author: LESTRANGE CORBET DENISE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/09/2008
Price: $37.80
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Random House
ISBN: 9781869790424
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All the F Words for Nz Babyboomers
All the F Words for Nz Babyboomers
Title: All the F Words for Nz Babyboomers
Author: GILES RON
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.60
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Reed Books
ISBN: 9780790010786
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All the Juicy Pastures
All the Juicy Pastures
Title: All the Juicy Pastures
Author: SCHWASS MARGOT
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562251
Available stock: 1
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All This & a Bookshop Too
All This & a Bookshop Too
Title: All This & a Bookshop Too
Author: BUTLER DOROTHY
Year: 2009
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Price: $40.90
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143011651
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All Who Live On Islands
All Who Live On Islands
All Who Live on Islands introduces a bold new voice in New Zealand literature. In these intimate and entertaining essays, Rose Lu takes us through personal history - a shopping trip with her Shanghai-born grandparents, her career in the Wellington tech industry, an epic hike through the Himalayas - to explore friendship, the weight of stories told and not told about diverse cultures, and the reverberations of our parents' and grandparents' choices. Frank and compassionate, Rose Lu's stories illuminate the cultural and linguistic questions that migrants face, as well as what it is to be a young person living in 21st-century Aotearoa New Zealand.

Title: All Who Live On Islands
Author: LU ROSE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/11/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562893
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Allan Hubbard A Man Out of Time
Allan Hubbard A Man Out of Time
Title: Allan Hubbard A Man Out of Time
Author: GREEN VIRGINIA
Year: 2010
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $44.00
RRP: $44.00
Imprint: Random House
ISBN: 9781869794828
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Allen Curnow Biography & Poems
Allen Curnow Biography & Poems
Title: Allen Curnow Biography & Poems
Author: AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS
Format: Boxed Set
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/09/2017
Price: $125.00
RRP: $125.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408770
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Always Song in the Water An Oceanic Sketchbook
Always Song in the Water An Oceanic Sketchbook
Every spring on Gregory O'Brien's front lawn, on a ridgetop in Hataitai, an upside-down dinghy blooms with flowering clematis. In this book, O'Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Zealand - starting with a road trip through Northland and then voyaging out into the Pacific, to lead us into some under-explored territories of the South Pacific imagination.

With creative spirits such as Janet Frame, Ralph Hotere, Robin White, John Pule and Epeli Hau`ofa as touchstones, O'Brien suggests how we New Zealanders might be re-imagining ourselves as an oceanic people on a small island in a big piece of water.

Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters, sightings and unexpected epiphanies. It is a high-spirited, personal and inventive account of being alive at the outer extremities of Aotearoa New Zealand. `This is my field notebook, my voyaging logbook,' Gregory O'Brien writes, `this is my Schubert played on a barrel organ, my whale survey, my songbook.'

Among the many artists whose work is featured are John Pule, Robin White, Phil Dadson, Fiona Hall, Euan Macleod, Laurence Aberhart and the Sydney-based painter Noel McKenna, who produced numerous works specifically for this book.

Title: Always Song in the Water An Oceanic Sketchbook
Author: OBRIEN GREGORY
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/09/2019
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869409340
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Price: $45.00
Always Speaking The Treaty of Waitangi & Public Policy
Always Speaking The Treaty of Waitangi & Public Policy
This is a collection of papers that examine the current place of the Treaty of Watangi in core public policy areas. The authors analyse the tensions and dynamics in the relationship between Maori and the Crown in their areas of expertise, detail the key challenges being faced, and provide insights on how these can be overcome. The policy areas covered in the collection span the environment, Maori and social development, health, broadcasting, the Maori language, prison and the courts, local government, research, science and technology, culture and heritage, foreign affairs, women's issues, labour, youth, education, economics, housing and the electoral system.

Title: Always Speaking The Treaty of Waitangi & Public Policy
Author: TAWHAI VICTORIA & GRAY SHARP
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/02/2012
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Huia
ISBN: 9781869694814
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Price: $45.00