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Always the Outsider
Always the Outsider
Title: Always the Outsider
Author: AMERY COLIN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $36.80
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Imprint: Hazard
ISBN: 9781877393235
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Always the Sound of the Sea
Always the Sound of the Sea
Title: Always the Sound of the Sea
Author: BEAGLEHOLE HELEN
Year: 2009
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2009
Price: $40.90
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Imprint: Craig Potton
Publisher: Craig Potton Publishing
ISBN: 9781877333996
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Am I That Stupid
Am I That Stupid
Title: Am I That Stupid
Author: MOORES ROB
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $23.00
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473155032
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Amassing Treasures for All Times - Sir George Grey & His Libraries
Amassing Treasures for All Times - Sir George Grey & His Libraries
Title: Amassing Treasures for All Times - Sir George Grey & His Libraries
Author: KERR DONALD
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $61.30
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Uni Of Otago
ISBN: 9781877372216
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Ambition What NZers Think & Why it Matters
Ambition What NZers Think & Why it Matters
Title: Ambition What NZers Think & Why it Matters
Author: FRY & GLASS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $28.00
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Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473458157
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Among Secret Beauties
Among Secret Beauties
Climbing entered the world stage in the 1950s: this was the era that produced not only Sir Edmund Hillary but a strong body of world-class New Zealand climbers. In this important and dramatic book Brian Wilkins, who was part of the adventure, shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalayas. During the NZ Alpine Club expedition to the Himalayas in 1954, the year after Everest, Wilkins was the climber most closely associated with Hillary. Hillary's two narrow escapes from death during the expedition saw Wilkins in a unique position to gauge the character and actions of this legendary figure at a formative stage in the famous climber's career. Wilkins' New Zealand climbing includes the first ascent of the North-East Ridge of Mt Aspiring, a gripping drama of survival, human endurance and a test of the ethics of mountaineering. In this account he also submits the writings of his contemporaries to robust critical attention, writing with warm gentle humour, honesty and insight. BRIAN WILKINS retired in 1988 from a career lecturing in pharmaceutical chemistry. He has been a keen tramper and climber all his life. Brian is the father of Damien Wilkins, Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.

Title: Among Secret Beauties
Author: WILKINS BRIAN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/11/2013
Price: $45.00
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Imprint: Uni Of Otago
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781877578489
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An Accidental Utopia?: Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Egalitarian Society, 1880-1940
An Accidental Utopia?: Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Egalitarian Society, 1880-1940
An Accidental Utopia? investigates a more egalitarian past at a time when New Zealand ranks fourth in the developed world for social inequality. It is our first systematic analysis of urban social structure, focusing on three major forms of mobility - marital, worklife and intergenerational. This enables it to identify the distinctive forms taken by the capitalist class structure in urban New Zealand during a formative historical period, 1890-1940. By placing the analysis deep within a particular community - one of the two most densely settled urban areas at the time - the book also demonstrates how colonists and their children made class less central to social organisation than it had been in Britain and also how people created a class-based politics to protect and advance equality. The intimate account of political change across the period reinstates the importance of contextual analysis, showing the need to analyse the social and political together in order to explain Liberal decline and the rise of Labour.
In a comparative discussion, the authors demonstrate the importance of size and scale not only to this topic but to sociology and history in general, as these helped to make southern Dunedin critical in creating New Zealand as one of the world's most egalitarian societies. While class is their central focus, the authors also show how religious and ethnic divisions were rendered more marginal than in urban Britain or the US. The final chapter asks to what extent the remarkably fluid social patterns identified resulted from deliberate choices made by the first settlers and their descendants. By interweaving class and culture, structure and agency, the authors provide new insights into the making of modern New Zealand.

Title: An Accidental Utopia?: Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Egalitarian Society, 1880-1940
Author: OLSSEN ERIK
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $49.95
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Imprint: Uni Of Otago
Publisher: Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781877372643
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An Affair of the Heart: A Celebration of Frank Sargeson's Centenary
An Affair of the Heart: A Celebration of Frank Sargeson's Centenary
Title: An Affair of the Heart: A Celebration of Frank Sargeson's Centenary
Author: Stratford, Stephen
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/03/2003
Price: $35.99
RRP: $35.99
Imprint: Cape Catley
ISBN: 9780908561933
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An Afternoon in Summer
An Afternoon in Summer
Title: An Afternoon in Summer
Author: GIUFFRE KATHY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $31.00
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Imprint: Awa Press
ISBN: 9780958291682
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An Angel at My Table
An Angel at My Table
Title: An Angel at My Table
Author: FRAME JANET
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.00
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Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9781869411329
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An Unreal House Filled with Real Storms The Inaugural Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture
An Unreal House Filled with Real Storms The Inaugural Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture
An Unreal House Filled with Real Storms was presented as the Inaugural Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival on 31 August 2014. The audience reaction to the lecture was electrifying. The Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture honours the memory of one of New Zealand's greatest writers. Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) was the author of more than 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 collections of short stories for children and young adults. Her many awards include the Carnegie Medal twice, for The Haunting (1982) and The Changeover (1984), and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her 'lasting contribution to children's literature', and she was a Member of the Order of New Zealand. Many of her stories have strong supernatural elements but her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up.

Title: An Unreal House Filled with Real Storms The Inaugural Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture
Author: KNOX ELIZABETH
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Price: $10.00
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Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864739803
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Anatomy Of A Medical School - History Of Medicine At The University of Otago 1875-2000
Anatomy Of A Medical School - History Of Medicine At The University of Otago 1875-2000
Title: Anatomy Of A Medical School - History Of Medicine At The University of Otago 1875-2000
Author: PAGE DOROTHY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $61.30
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Uni Of Otago
ISBN: 9781877372247
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