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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
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
Hypnotist's Love Story
Hypnotist's Love Story
ISBN: 9781743535523
Title: Hypnotist's Love Story
Author: MORIARTY LIANE

As a hypnotherapist, Ellen O'Farrell is an expert when it comes to human frailties. So when she falls in love with a man being stalked by his ex-girlfriend, she's more intrigued than frightened. In fact, she'd quite like to meet this woman. What she doesn't know is that she already has. Saskia has been masquerading as a client, and their lives are set to collide in ways Ellen could never have predicted.

Format: Paperback
Price: $20.00
$20.00
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: $30.00
$30.00
How to Drink a Glass of Wine 2nd Edtion
How to Drink a Glass of Wine 2nd Edtion
ISBN: 9781927249161
Title: How to Drink a Glass of Wine 2nd Edtion
Author: SAKER JOHN

New Zealand has become one of the world's great wine-drinking and producing countries. Top wine writer, John Saker has blended a thousand impressions, delicious experiences and startled taste-buds into an engrossing guide to the world's most loved – and debated – beverage.

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
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
Hour of the Star
Hour of the Star
ISBN: 9780141392035
Title: Hour of the Star
Author: LISPECTOR CLARICE

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and unloved. She has no future, and no sense of who she is. For her, reality is 'too enormous to grasp.' Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabéa's fate but comes to realize that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free. Slyly subverting ideas of poverty, identity, love and the art of writing itself, Clarice Lispector's audacious last novel is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world.Translated by Benjamin MoserWith an Introduction by Colm Tóibín'Her finest book.' The Nation'Her last and perhaps greatest novel.' Barbara Mujica, Americas

Format: Paperback
Price: $26.00
$26.00
How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
ISBN: 9780143505624
Title: How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
Author: GOSSAGE PETER

When one of Maui's uncles dies, Maui sets out to defeat the goddess of death. But death has a few surprises in store for him.The final book in Peter Gossage's much-loved Maui series.

Format: Paperback
Price: $20.00
$20.00
Hungry Student Cookbook
Hungry Student Cookbook
ISBN: 9781782060062
Title: Hungry Student Cookbook
Author: PIKE CHARLOTTE


Never mind essays and exams - one of the biggest challenges you'll face at university is fending for yourself in the kitchen. The Hungry Student Cookbook will take you from freshers' week to graduation, all on a seriously tight budget. You'll never have to resort to a can of baked beans again!


Whether you want a simple dinner, a quick lunch between lectures, exam fuel or a slap-up meal to impress housemates, these easy-to-follow recipes are designed specially for students and include all your favourites: from homemade curries, lasagne, fajitas and toad-in-the-hole, to delicious ideas for soups, casseroles, jacket potatoes and homemade dips. Plus great morning-after breakfasts and simple but knockout desserts such as banoffee pie and Baileys cheesecake.


With photographs to show what you're aiming for, advice on equipment and stocking your cupboard (even in a tiny shared kitchen!), and essential hints and tips - including how not to poison your friends - you won't want to leave home without The Hungry Student Cookbook!



Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
Hogfather #20 Discworld: the Death Collection
Hogfather #20 Discworld: the Death Collection
ISBN: 9781473200135
Title: Hogfather #20 Discworld: the Death Collection
Author: PRATCHETT TERRY

The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan.

Format: Hardback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
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
Hey Presto! Amazing Magic Tricks to Confound & Astound
Hey Presto! Amazing Magic Tricks to Confound & Astound
ISBN: 9781843406730
Title: Hey Presto! Amazing Magic Tricks to Confound & Astound
Author: STONE CHRIS


The world's greatest and most celebrated magicians, conjurors and illusionists can make us believe the unbelievable, the impossible possible. But, of course, just like everybody else these conjurors had to start at a beginning. They too had to learn the simple (but effective) card tricks, the easy (but imaginative) coin tricks and the basic (but still mindboggling) sleight of hand tricks before advancing to more innovative and radical skills and techniques.


Hey Presto!& is a book full to the rafters with simple magic tricks, the perfect companion for a beginner as well as a wonderful gift book for those wishing to get into magic and are not sure how. The book contains over 40 card, coin and magic tricks for the beginner. If you want the ultimate introduction into the world of magic then, Hey Presto!, here it is!


Word count: 15,000



Format: Hardback
Price: $15.00
$15.00
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: $22.00
$22.00
Hhhh
Hhhh
ISBN: 9780099555643
Title: Hhhh
Author: BINET LAURENT

HHhH:"Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich" , or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich" . The most dangerous man in Hitler's cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the "Butcher of Prague." He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich seemed indestructible - until two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited by the British secret service, killed him in broad daylight on a bustling street in Prague, and thus changed the course of History.


Who were these men, arguably two of the most discreet heroes of the twentieth century? In Laurent Binet's captivating debut novel, we follow Jozef Gabćik and Jan Kubis from their dramatic escape of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to England; from their recruitment to their harrowing parachute drop into a war zone, from their stealth attack on Heydrich's car to their own brutal death in the basement of a Prague church.


A seemingly effortlessly blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent Binet's remarkable imagination, HHhH- an international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman - is a work at once thrilling and intellectually engrossing, a fast-paced novel of the Second World War that is also a profound meditation on the nature of writing and the debt we owe to history.



Format: Paperback
Price: $27.00
$27.00
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
History of Scotland TV Tie-in
History of Scotland TV Tie-in
ISBN: 9780753826638
Title: History of Scotland TV Tie-in
Author: OLIVER NEIL

'The beauty of Scotland is overwhelming and I've often thought that Scotland's popular history is just like her landscape - impossibly romantic, obscured by mist and myth and always changing.' The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil Oliver.

Format: Paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
How to be a Woman
How to be a Woman
ISBN: 9780091940744
Title: How to be a Woman
Author: MORAN CAITLIN

It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.

Format: Paperback
Price: $26.00
$26.00
Heretic #3 Grail Quest
Heretic #3 Grail Quest
ISBN: 9780007310326
Title: Heretic #3 Grail Quest
Author: CORNWELL BERNARD

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series.In 1347 the English capture Calais and the war with France is suspended by a truce. But for Thomas of Hookton, the hero of Harlequin and Vagabond, there is no end to the fighting. He is pursuing the grail, the most sacred of Christendom's relics, and is sent to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy, Guy Vexille.Once in the south country Thomas becomes a raider, leading his archers in savage forays that will draw his enemy to his arrows. But then his fortunes change. Thomas becomes the hunted as his campaign is destroyed by the church. With only one companion, a girl condemned to burn as a heretic, Thomas goes to the valley of Astarac where he believes the grail was once hidden and might still be concealed, and there he plays a deadly game of hide and seek with an overwhelming enemy.Then, just as Thomas succeeds in meeting his enemy face to face, fate intervenes as the deadliest plague in the history of mankind erupts into Europe. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards and villages, becomes death's kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of God's favour, is more urgent than ever.

Format: Paperback
Price: $20.00
$20.00
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
How to Look at a Painting
How to Look at a Painting
ISBN: 9781877551291
Title: How to Look at a Painting
Author: PATON JUSTIN

This book needs no introduction. Out of stock for several months, it now returns by popular demand – with an eye-catching new cover by Awa Press Young Designer of the Year Keely O'Shannessy and expanded illustration section – and still at the same RRP!Justin Paton's brilliant TV series has had repeated screenings during 2011 and 2012 on TV One and TVNZ7, and won a whole new audience for this acclaimed art writer.How to Look at a Painting was declared one of the Best Books of the Year by many, including the Listener. Raves include:'A cultural exploration that deserves to become a classic' The Press'Paton is a brilliant stylist. The intimate, almost condential address to the reader is one of the book's strengths' The Dominion Post'Nothing gets between Paton and a painting … a lively and sensual stylist with a knack for making you feel his enthusiasms' Listener 'If you've ever gone to an exhibition and felt intimidated, underwhelmed or just plain confused - and haven't we all? - this is the book for you' Leaf Salon

Format: Paperback
Price: $26.00
$26.00
Hero With a Thousand Faces
Hero With a Thousand Faces
ISBN: 9781577315933
Title: Hero With a Thousand Faces
Author: CAMPBELL JOSEPH

Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbells revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Heros Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the worlds mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction. As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundations Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars. As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists?including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers?and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.

Format: Hardback
Price: $51.00
$51.00
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 Stay Sane
How to Stay Sane
ISBN: 9781447202301
Title: How to Stay Sane
Author: PERRY PHILIPPA

A handbook to console, nourish and gently lead us on the path to emotional balance. There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity you can influence to bring about change. By developing your self-observation skills, examining how you relate to others, breaking out of your comfort zone and exploring new ways of defining yourself, she demonstrates that it is possible to become a little less tortured and a little more fulfilled. This book is at once a brilliant explanation of our minds and a profoundly useful guide to facing up to the many challenges life throws our way.

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
How Maui Found His Mother
How Maui Found His Mother
ISBN: 9780143505204
Title: How Maui Found His Mother
Author: GOSSAGE PETER

After he is found washed up on the beach as a baby, Maui is brought up by his powerful uncle. But one thing bothers him - other children have mothers, where is his? So Maui goes on a quest to find her.

Format: Paperback
Price: $20.00
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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
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
Historian
Historian
ISBN: 9780751537284
Title: Historian
Author: KOSTOVA ELIZABETH

Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to 'My dear and unfortunate successor'. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history. In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright - a hunt for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the Dracula myth. Deciphering obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions, and evading terrifying adversaries, one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions - a captivating tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful - and utterly unforgettable.

Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
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
Started Early Took My Dog #4 Jackson Brodie
Started Early Took My Dog #4 Jackson Brodie
ISBN: 9780552772464
Title: Started Early Took My Dog #4 Jackson Brodie
Author: ATKINSON KATE

A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots. All three characters learn that the past is never history and that no good deed goes unpunished. Kate Atkinson dovetails and counterpoints her plots with Dickensian brilliance in a tale peopled with unlikely heroes and villains . Started Early, Took My Dog is freighted with wit, wisdom and a fierce moral intelligence. It confirms Kate Atkinson’s position as one of the great writers of our time.

Format: Paperback
Price: $26.00
$26.00
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