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How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction
How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction
ISBN: 9780141977409
Title: How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction
Author: MIRZOEFF NICHOLAS

Since the rise of the internet and personal computers, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of visual images around us. From YouTube to Instagram, video games to installation art, this dramatic visual transformation is liberating, confusing and worrying all at once. Nicholas Mirzoeff is a leading figure in the burgeoning field of visual culture, which aims to make sense of the images and artefacts all around us. In the first book to explain this fascinating and timely subject to the general reader, Mirzoeff draws on art history, theory and everyday experience to provide an engaging, approachable introduction to how visual materials shape our lives.

Format: Paperback
Price: $18.00
$18.00
How to be Normal : a Guide for the Perplexed
How to be Normal : a Guide for the Perplexed
ISBN: 9781782395843
Title: How to be Normal : a Guide for the Perplexed
Author: BROWNING GUY

From the author of Never Hit a Jellyfish With a Spade comes a new volume of answers to life's most troublesome questions Normal people are extremely unusual. Think of all the people you know and ask yourself how many are normal. None of them! In fact you're probably the most normal of the lot and, let's face it, even you're not that normal. All normal people believe they are a little bit different, a little bit unique, and a little bit special. On the other hand no one wants to be abnormal, so it's a fine line to tread. Happily, this amazingly funny book shows everyone exactly how to be uniquely normally normal. Is it normal to hold the banister with both hands? To find the green man at crossings mildly attractive? To be afraid of aggressive hand dryers? To wonder what coconut milk is actually for? Find out the answers to these and a million other perfectly normal questions in another beautifully funny, surprisingly wise, and consistently heart-warming book .

Format: Paperback
Price: $23.00
$23.00
History of Loneliness
History of Loneliness
ISBN: 9780552778435
Title: History of Loneliness
Author: BOYNE JOHN

Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years later, Odran's devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people's faith in the church. He has seen friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed and has become nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insulting remarks. But when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once respected institution and recognise his own complicity in their propagation. It has taken John Boyne fifteen years and twelve novels to write about his home country of Ireland but he has done so now in his most powerful novel to date, a novel about blind dogma and moral courage, and about the dark places where the two can meet. At once courageous and intensely personal, A History of Loneliness confirms Boyne as one of the most searching chroniclers of his generation.

Format: Paperback
Price: $27.00
$27.00
Hokusai
Hokusai
ISBN: 9780878468256
Title: Hokusai
Author: THOMPSON SARAH

Over a century and a half after his death, Katsushika Hokusai is still one of Japan's most popular and influential artists. This handy volume presents the wide range of Hokusais artistic production in terms of one of his most remarkable characteristics: his intellectual ingenuity.

Format: Hardback
Price: $50.00
$50.00
How We Learn
How We Learn
ISBN: 9781447286349
Title: How We Learn
Author: CAREY BENEDICT

This book will help you to learn Spanish - or the Spanish guitar - faster.This book will give an athlete the edge to turn Silver into Gold.This book will give any child the chance to perform better in exams. Full stop.How We Learn is a landmark book that shakes up everything we thought we knew about how the brain absorbs and retains information. Filled with powerful - and often thrillingly counter-intuitive - wisdom, stories and practical tips, it gets to the very heart of the learning process; and gives us the keys to reach our very fullest potential in every walk of life.'This book is a revelation. I feel as if I've owned a brain for 54 years and only now discovered the operating manual . . . Benedict Carey serves up fascinating, surprising and valuable discoveries with clarity, wit, and heart.' Mary Roach, bestselling author of Stiff'Whether you struggle to remember a client's name, aspire to learn a new language, or are a student battling to prepare for the next test, this book is a must. I know of no other source that pulls together so much of what we know about the science of memory, and couples it with practical, practicable advice.' Daniel T. Willingham, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia'Buy this book for yourself and for anyone who wants to learn faster and better.' Daniel Coyle, bestselling author of The Talent Code'As fun to read as it is important, and as much about how to live as it is about how to learn. Benedict Carey's skills as a writer, plus his willingness to mine his own history as a student, give the book a wonderful narrative quality that makes it all the more accessible - and all the more effective as a tutorial.' Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California

Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
How the Mind Works
How the Mind Works
ISBN: 9780141980782
Title: How the Mind Works
Author: PINKER STEVEN

'Presented with extraordinary lucidity, cogency and panache . . . Powerful and gripping . . . To have read [the book] is to have consulted a first draft of the structural plan of the human psyche . . . a glittering tour de force.' Spectator 'Why do memories fade? Why do we lose our tempers? Why do fools fall in love? Pinker's objective in this erudite account is to explore the nature and history of the human mind . . . He explores computations and evolutions, and then considers how the mind lets us 'see, think, feel, interact, and pursue higher callings like art, religion and philosophy.' Sunday Times

Format: Paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
How to Build a Girl
How to Build a Girl
ISBN: 9780091949013
Title: How to Build a Girl
Author: MORAN CAITLIN


A hilarious yet deeply moving coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Moran, "the U.K.'s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one" (Marie Claire)


What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes--and build yourself.


It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde--fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer--like Jo in Little Women, or the Bröntes--but without the dying young bit.


By sixteen, she's smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She's writing pornographic letters to rock stars, having all kinds of sex with all kinds of men and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less.


But what happens when Johanna realizes she's built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters and a head full of paperbacks enough to build a girl after all?


Imagine The Bell Jar--written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.



Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, & Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, & Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
ISBN: 9780061791048
Title: Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, & Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
Author: MAZZEO TILAR J


Established in 1898 in the heart of Paris on the Place Vendome, the Hoel Ritz instantly became an icon of the city frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses and risque flappers, politicians, playboys, and princes. In June 1940, when France fell to the Germans, orders from Berlin specified that the Hotel Ritz would be the only luxury hotel of its kind in occupied Paris.


Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of this cultural landmark from its opening in fin-de-siècle Paris to the modern era. The Hotel on Place Vendome chronicles life at the Ritz during wartime, when the hotel simultaneously served as headquarters to the highest-ranking German officers, such as Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring, and home to wealthy patrons (and the spies among them) who stayed on in Paris.


Mazzeo takes us into the grand palace's suites, bars, dining rooms, and wine cellars, revealing a hotbed of illicit affairs and deadly intrigue, as well as stunning acts of defiance and treachery, in which refugees were hidden in secret rooms, a Jewish bartender passed coded messages for the German resistance, and Wehrmacht officers plotted to assassinate the Fuhrer. The result is the story of The Hotel on Place Vendome-a singular season at the world-class hotel, an intimate and riveting portrait of the last days of the Second World War.



Format: Paperback
Price: $28.00
$28.00
Hobbit Location Guide
Hobbit Location Guide
ISBN: 9781869509712
Title: Hobbit Location Guide
Author: BRODIE IAN

The definitive pocket-sized location guidebook for THE HOBBIT motion picture trilogy. Since the first screening of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING in 2001, New Zealand has become the embodiment of 'Middle-earth' to millions of moviegoers and JRR Tolkien fans the world over. Twelve years later the phenomenon continues and this new guidebook provides all the information needed for the traveller to Middle-earth Aotearoa. This edition showcases the principal movie-set locations around New Zealand as seen in THE HOBBIT movies. It also includes: Maps and location directions; useful touring information including accommodation, food and entertainment suggestions; GPS references to location sites; contributions from cast and crew; movie images As the road goes ever on, join Ian Brodie on a fascinating tour of Middle-earth Aotearoa.

Format: Paperback
Price: $28.00
$28.00
Hold Your Own
Hold Your Own
ISBN: 9781447241218
Title: Hold Your Own
Author: TEMPEST KATE

Kate Tempest's first full-length collection for Picador is an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias.

Format: Paperback
Price: $32.00
$32.00
How to Watch a Bird 2nd Edition
How to Watch a Bird 2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781927249178
Title: How to Watch a Bird 2nd Edition
Author: BRAUNIAS STEVE

As prize-winning journalist Steve Braunias stands on an apartment balcony on a sultry summer evening, a black-backed gull flies so close he is instantaneously bowled over with happiness: 'I thought: Birds, everywhere. I wanted to know more about them.' This book is the result - a wondrous personal journey into the amazing world of birds, and the people ensnared, captivated and entranced by them: the passionate tribe of bird-watchers and twitchers.

Format: Paperback
Price: $26.00
$26.00
How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
ISBN: 9780857982506
Title: How to be Parisian, Wherever You Are
Author: BEREST ANNE & DE MAIGRET CAROLINE

Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty.

How to Be a Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour. Authors - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas – are bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, and they are not afraid to cut through some of the myths. They say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain.

Including 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors, How to Be a Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.

On the style front:
You don't always have to be made up, but you should always be well dressed.
Your look should always have one thing left undone - the devil is in the detail.
Either go all grey hair or no grey hair. Salt and pepper is for the table.
Or on how to answer the phone when he finally calls:
The Parisienne lets the phone ring. (She's not waiting by the phone.)
She feigns surprise upon hearing his voice. (She wasn't expecting his call.)
She asks if she can call him back in five minutes. (She's in the middle of something.)
The thing is, she's not alone... (Et oui: you should never have kept her waiting.)
What the Parisian won't let near her wardrobe:
Logos. You are not a billboard.
Ugg Boots. Enough said. Don't even ask.
Skimpy top. Because you're not fifteen anymore.
The fake designer bag. Like fake breasts, you can't fix your insecurities through forgery.
The ideal man to be seen with:
He's not muscular (You'd rather think of him reading a book than lifting weights)
He's unshaven (Just enough so that you never fully see the man behind the stubble)
He's funny (Until he disappears)
He's got something special (And it's not a car)
There are many books on a Parisian's bookshelf:
The books you claim you've read so many times that you actually believe you have.
The books you read in school of which you only remember the main character's name.
The books that you've been promising yourself you'll read next summer...for the past ten years.
The books that you think make you cool.
The books you keep for your children, just in case you ever have any.
The books you own simply because you must and, taken together, form intangible proof that you are well read.

Format: Hardback
Price: $40.00
$40.00
Hunted #6 Enemy
Hunted #6 Enemy
ISBN: 9780141336107
Title: Hunted #6 Enemy
Author: HIGSON CHARLIE

The sickness struck everyone over fourteen.& First it twisted their minds.& Next it ravaged their bodies.& Now they roam the streets -& Crazed and hungry.The others had promised that the countryside would be safer than the city. They were wrong. & Now Ella's all-alone except for her silent rescuer, Scarface - and she's not even sure if he's a kid or a grown-up.Back in London, Ed's determined to find her. But getting out of town's never been more dangerous- because coming in the other direction is every sicko in the country. It's like they're being called towards the capital and nothing is going to stop them . . .

Format: Paperback
Price: $21.00
$21.00
How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes
How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes
ISBN: 9781869408183
Title: How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes
Author: TSE CHRIS

In his first full-length collection, Chris Tse pays 'proper respect' to events of more than a hundred years ago, interviewing a tragic cast, singing with a chorus and laying ghosts to rest. The 'gallery of lost names' to whose lives he bears witness includes the Chinese miners whose bones remained for decades far from home on the shores of the Hokianga; their countrymen and families; other various ghosts who wander or seek revenge; and - crucially - Joe Kum Yung, a Cantonese goldminer who for a hundred years has been trapped as a ghostly victim by his history, whose name is remembered because tied to another's, that of Lionel Terry who went out one Wellington night 'looking for a Chinaman'. In poems of quietly polished, resonant language and deft imagery, Tse circles these events and the viewpoints from which they could be seen or told, then and now - asking who we should remember, how we should honour the past, and what we should take forward to the future. HOW TO BE DEAD IN A YEAR OF SNAKES is a terrific, lyric, charged narrative - and an unusually expansive first collection.

Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
Husband's Secret
Husband's Secret
ISBN: 9781742613949
Title: Husband's Secret
Author: MORIARTY LIANE

'The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah At the heart of the top ten bestselling The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is a letter that's not meant to be read . . . Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . . Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, or anyone who enjoyed One Moment, One Morning or The Midwife's Confession, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is about the things we know, the things we don't, and whether or not we ever get to choose. Above all, though, it's about how we must live with the consequences of our actions - whether we like it or not. Praise for Liane Moriarty: 'Highly addictive' She 'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping 'Captivating' Closer Liane Moriarty is the best-selling author of six novels including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret and Little Lies, all of which were published successfully around the world and translated into seven languages. Writing as L.M. Moriarty, she is also the author of the Space Brigade series for children. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.*Liane's brand new novel Little Lies - an addictive story of secrets and scandal - is out now. A sample chapter of Little Lies is included in this latest edition of The Husband's Secret.

Format: Paperback
Price: $20.00
$20.00
How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
ISBN: 9780143505648
Title: How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
Author: GOSSAGE PETER

Maui the trickster wants to know what will happen if he puts out all the fires in his pa. When his people wake they are very angry and Maui must go to the volcano to visit Mahuika, the goddess of fire. Peter Gossage's superbly retold stories of Maui are now New Zealand classics.

Format: Trade paperback
Price: $20.00
$20.00
How to Develop Emotional Health
How to Develop Emotional Health
ISBN: 9780230771710
Title: How to Develop Emotional Health
Author: JAMES OLIVER

How to Create Emotional Health is a guide to leading a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. Rather than seeking to be happy, Oliver James encourages the idea of wellbeing a state in which we are self-aware, authentic, adaptable, vivacious and able to live in the moment. He shows that through self-reflection, we can develop insight and awareness of who we are and what we truly want and need. By paying special attention to the impact of childhood and past relationships, we can tackle insecurities and alter negative thought patterns, ultimately improving the way we function as adults. Key to this approach is the adoption of a more resilient and playful mind-set, one which allows us to learn from mistakes and bounce back in a healthy way. In this thought-provoking and uplifting guide, Oliver develops strategies for meeting the challenges of daily life, including practical advice for setting career goals, strengthening relationships and improving family cohesion. He offers vital steps towards insight, energy and the ultimate reward of complete emotional health.

Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
Hired Man
Hired Man
ISBN: 9781408843161
Title: Hired Man
Author: FORNA AMINATTA

The new novel from the winner of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, The Hired Man is a taut, powerful novel of a small town and its dark wartime secrets, unwittingly brought into the light by a family of outsiders. Aminatta Forna has established herself as one of our most perceptive and uncompromising chroniclers of war and the way it reverberates, sometimes imperceptibly, in the daily lives of those touched by it. With The Hired Man, she has delivered a tale of a Croatian village after the War of Independence, and a family of newcomers who expose its secrets.Duro is off on a morning's hunt when he sees something one rarely does in Gost: a strange car. Later that day, he overhears its occupants, a British woman, Laura, and her two children, who have taken up residence in a house Duro knows well. He offers his assistance getting their water working again, and soon he is at the house every day, helping get it ready as their summer cottage, and serving as Laura's trusted confidant.But the other residents of Gost are not as pleased to have the interlopers, and as Duro and Laura's daughter Grace uncover and begin to restore a mosaic in the front that has been plastered over, Duro must be increasingly creative to shield the family from the town's hostility, and his own past with the house's former occupants. As the inhabitants of Gost go about their days, working, striving to better themselves and their town, and arguing, the town's volatile truths whisper ever louder.A masterpiece of storytelling haunted by lost love and a restrained menace, this novel recalls Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee and Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje. The Hired Man confirms Aminatta Forna as one of our most important writers.

Format: Paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
Humans of New York
Humans of New York
ISBN: 9781250038821
Title: Humans of New York
Author: STANTON BRANDON

Based on the blog with nearly a million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the spirit of a city In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting nearly a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket

Format: Hardback
Price: $45.00
$45.00
How Music Works
How Music Works
ISBN: 9780857862525
Title: How Music Works
Author: BYRNE DAVID

"How Music Works" is David Byrne s buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and myriad collaboratorsalong with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages, and anywhere music existsByrne shows how music emerges from cultural circumstance as much as individual creativity. It is his magnum opus, and an impassioned argument about music s liberating, life-affirming power."

Format: Paperback
Price: $37.00
$37.00
History of Silence
History of Silence
ISBN: 9780143569473
Title: History of Silence
Author: JONES LLOYD

Stone by stone the basilica was being dismantled in order to be put back together again. Each stone was painted with a number and laid with care onto pallets spread over the ground . . . I kept thinking about those numbered stones. Some purpose began to take shape. I began to wonder if I might re-trace and recover something of my own past, to reassemble it in the manner of the basilica. It was a matter of looking to see if any of the original building blocks remained, and where might I find them.

LLoyd Jones is one of New Zealand's best known contemporary writers. He has published essays and children's books but his best known works include the novels The Book of Fame.

Format: Trade paperback
Price: $38.00
$38.00
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
ISBN: 9780060741266
Title: How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
Author: FABER ADELE & MAZLISH ELAINE

Acclaimed parenting experts return with a lively, down-to-earth guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. After years of research, lecturing, and feedback, Faber and Mazlish have developed an innovative approach to maintaining a candid, open, mutually respectful dialogue between parents and teens.

Format: Paperback
Price: $39.00
$39.00
Hooray for Fish!
Hooray for Fish!
ISBN: 9781406345018
Title: Hooray for Fish!
Author: COUSINS LUCY

Swim with Little Fish and meet all his fishy friends in this splishy-sploshy riot of colour and rhyme under the sea!Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an eyepopping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!

Format: Paperback
Price: $19.00
$19.00
Highway Rat Book & Cd
Highway Rat Book & Cd
ISBN: 9781407132341
Title: Highway Rat Book & Cd
Author: DONALDSON JULIA & SCHEFFLER AXEL

The Highway Rat rides along the highway stealing all the travellers' food. But a crafty duck and her mysterious sister soon put an end to his crooked ways! Brilliantly performed by award-winning actress Imelda Staunton, the CD contains the full story with music, the Highway Rat Listening Game and the brand new 'Highway Rat' song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.

Format: Paperback
Price: $20.00
$20.00
State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
ISBN: 9780857203885
Title: State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
Author: MEREDITH MARTIN

Providing a sweeping history of post-colonial Africa, Martin Meredith explores why the continent is in such a mess and what, if anything, can be done about it.


Format: Paperback
Price: $35.00
$35.00
History of the Arab Peoples
History of the Arab Peoples
ISBN: 9780571288014
Title: History of the Arab Peoples
Author: HOURANI ALBERT

Despite news-making events in the Middle East, the Arab world has been poorly understood in the West, until now. Hourani's masterwork covers twelve centuries of Arab history and culture.

Format: Paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
ISBN: 9781877514326
Title: Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
Author: HALBERT RONGOWHAKAATA

Horouta is the definitive history of the descendants of the voyaging canoes that brought the first settlers from Polynesia to the lands that stretch from East Cape to northern Hawke's bay. Assembled through painstaking historical and genealogical research over more than 70 years by Rongowhakaata Halbert and his family, this outstanding work of scholarship is destined to serve the needs of all New Zealanders, and especially the peoples of Gisborne and the East Coast, for generations to come.

Format: Hardback
Price: $120.00
$120.00
How the Light Gets In (Pop Penguin)
How the Light Gets In (Pop Penguin)
ISBN: 9780143204770
Title: How the Light Gets In (Pop Penguin)
Author: HYLAND M J

Lou Connor wants to escape her emotionally crass family and life of poverty, so she travels from Sydney to the USA as an exchange student. But her host-family, the Hardings - who live in a prefabricated mansion in a nameless Chicago suburb - are in suffocating pursuit of a particular form of suburban perfection. From the very beginning, nothing is as it seems.

Format: Paperback
Price: $14.00
$14.00
History of the World in 100 Objects
History of the World in 100 Objects
ISBN: 9780241951774
Title: History of the World in 100 Objects
Author: MACGREGOR NEIL

This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book’s range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor’s aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance – how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope – shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.

Format: Paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
His Dark Materials: Northern Lights, the Subtle Knife, the Amber Spyglass
His Dark Materials: Northern Lights, the Subtle Knife, the Amber Spyglass
ISBN: 9781841593425
Title: His Dark Materials: Northern Lights, the Subtle Knife, the Amber Spyglass
Author: PULLMAN PHILIP

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.
The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.



Format: Hardback
Price: $45.00
$45.00
How to Change the World
How to Change the World
ISBN: 9781447202325
Title: How to Change the World
Author: FLINTOFF JOHN-PAUL


Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
How to Find Fulfilling Work
How to Find Fulfilling Work
ISBN: 9781447202288
Title: How to Find Fulfilling Work
Author: KRZNARIC ROMAN

Find life-enhancing work and realise your potential with this enlightening read. The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age and this inspirational book reveals how one might make it a reality. It explores the competing claims we face for money and status while doing something meaningful and in tune with our talents. Drawing on wisdom about work that is to be found in sociology, psychology, history and philosophy, Roman Krznaric sets out a practical and innovative guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming the fear of change, and finding a career that makes you thrive.

Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
Hui: A Study of Maori Ceremonial Gatherings
Hui: A Study of Maori Ceremonial Gatherings
ISBN: 9780143203025
Title: Hui: A Study of Maori Ceremonial Gatherings
Author: SALMOND ANNE

When Maori people gather for a Hui, they have immediate access to an ancestral world which remains a living reality for as long as the hui lasts. Hui incorporate all Maori ceremonial gatherings: openings of new marae, tangihanga (funerals), hurahanga kohatu (unveilings), birthdays and anniversaries, and tribal policy making. This book introduces us to all aspects of the hui and its significance to Maori. It is a definitive study of ceremonial gatherings and the rituals that are the life blood of the marae.




Format: Trade paperback
Price: $41.00
$41.00
Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
ISBN: 9780241958223
Title: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Author: SINEK SIMON

The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.

In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who've watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.
Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?
People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.
START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Format: Paperback
Price: $28.00
$28.00
How Maui Slowed the Sun
How Maui Slowed the Sun
ISBN: 9780143505181
Title: How Maui Slowed the Sun
Author: GOSSAGE PETER

Faced with too short days and long nights Maui comes up with a plan to slow the sun's passage through the sky. With the help of his brothers, Maui sets out for the home of the sun to catch it and make it move more slowly.

Format: Paperback
Price: $20.00
$20.00
Hitch 22: A Memoir
Hitch 22: A Memoir
ISBN: 9781742376042
Title: Hitch 22: A Memoir
Author: HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER

Over the last thirty years Christopher Hitchens has established himself as one of the world's most influential public intellectuals. His originality, bravery, range and wit made him first a leading iconoclast of the political left, and then later a formidable advocate of secular liberalism. As a socialist he opposed the war in Vietnam, after September 11 he emerged as one of the fiercest advocates of war in Iraq. In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, the boys and the booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost causes; and the mistakes and misgivings that have characterised his life. HITCH-22 is, by turns, moving and funny, charming and irascible and inspiring. Agree or disagree, love him or hate him, readers of HITCH-22 have all agreed on one thing: they can't ignore him. This provocative memoir is an indispensable companion to the life and thought of an outstanding political writer.

Format: Paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
How We Fell
How We Fell
ISBN: 9781877338915
Title: How We Fell
Author: COLQUHOUN GLENN

Faster than a speeding simile! Able to leap hyperbole in a single bound! Can Poetryman rescue the damsel from catastrophic cliches?

Format: Trade paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
Huts: Untold Stories from Back Country NZ
Huts: Untold Stories from Back Country NZ
ISBN: 9781877257919
Title: Huts: Untold Stories from Back Country NZ
Author: PICKERING MARK

If huts could talk they could tell the whole history of the back country. Of Scottish shepherds with a Gaelic brogue who arrived in the high country with the fresh, vivid memories of the Highland Clearances. Of the flush and fury of goldminers and water-racemen in Central Otago. Or of the patient and poorly paid jobs of boundary keepers, musterers and roadmen, who lived in tiny huts in the shadow of huge landscapes. There are over 1500 huts in New Zealand - an extraordinary number, and this book is the untold story of several of them. Remarkably, most of these historic huts still do the job they were built for, whether it's a pit-sawn deer cullers' hut in the Urewera National Park or a tiny skiers' shack in the Craigieburn Range. Every hut has a story to tell. Shutes Hut was built by Alex Shute, a rabbiter and practical joker who lost himself in the Ruahine back country for more than 20 years. Freemans Hut was part of Les Murrell's vision for an amazing tourist track in the Fiordland mountains. HUTS: UNTOLD STORIES OF BACK-COUNTRY NEW ZEALAND is a celebration of the endurance of these huts and the men who built and lived in them. It is a fascinating look at the place of these iconic dwellings in New Zealand's social and mountain history. Everyone who has worked or played in the New Zealand mountains had enjoyed the refuge of the humble hut. They may be only iron, nails and wood, but these flimsy, isolated huts are a living treasury. They weren't built to last, but a surprising number have. This is their story.

Format: Paperback
Price: $50.00
$50.00
How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
ISBN: 9780958250931
Title: How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
Author: ZAVOS SPIRO

Full of enthusiasm, this guide sets out to convince non-believers that rugby is the world's greatest game.

Format: Paperback
Price: $26.00
$26.00
Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
ISBN: 9780749955489
Title: Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
Author: JOHNSON SUE

Developed by Dr Sue Johnson over 20 years ago, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) de-escalates conflict, creating a safe emotional connection between partners. In 'Hold Me Tight', Johnson presents her highly effective therapy model to the general public for the first time.

Format: Trade paperback
Price: $40.00
$40.00
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