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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
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: $38.00
$38.00
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
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 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
Higher Call:The Incredible True Story of Heroism & Chivalry During the Second World War
Higher Call:The Incredible True Story of Heroism & Chivalry During the Second World War
ISBN: 9781782392569
Title: Higher Call:The Incredible True Story of Heroism & Chivalry During the Second World War
Author: MAKOS ADAM; ALEXANDER LARRY

Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger. This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day - the American - 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown and the German - 2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler.

A Higher Call follows both Charlie and Franz's harrowing missions and gives a dramatic account of the moment when they would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American 8th Air Force would later classify as 'top secret'. It was an act that Franz could never mention or else face a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would seek out one another and reunite.

Format: Paperback
Price: $29.00
$29.00
Hero of the Hill
Hero of the Hill
ISBN: 9781775431237
Title: Hero of the Hill
Author: COWLEY JOY

"Engine H One-Ninety-Nine / worked the Wairarapa line, / pulling carriages up the steep incline / of the Rimutaka Hill." It's a darned long way to the summit of the Rimutakas, and a steep climb at that. But Engine H 199 used to do its bit to get people and freight through the Rimutaka Ranges. At the end of the story, which is told in Cowley's faultless rhyme and rhythm, is a double-page fact spread about the locomotives and brake vans that were needed to achieve this feat.

Format: Paperback
Price: $18.00
$18.00
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
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: $60.00
$60.00
Hydrogen Sonata #10 Culture Series
Hydrogen Sonata #10 Culture Series
ISBN: 9780356501499
Title: Hydrogen Sonata #10 Culture Series
Author: BANKS IAIN M

"The New York Times "bestselling Culture novel...
The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization.
An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now theyve made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence.
Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Lieutenant Commander (reserve) Vyr Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete her last mission given to her by the High Command. She must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over nine thousand years old, who might have some idea what really happened all that time ago.
It seems that the final days of the Gzilt civilization are likely to prove its most perilous.

Format: Paperback
Price: $28.00
$28.00
How to Hear Classical Music #11 Ginger Series
How to Hear Classical Music #11 Ginger Series
ISBN: 9781877551000
Title: How to Hear Classical Music #11 Ginger Series
Author: CADDY DAVINIA

Have you ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through conversations about classical music? Want to get a handle on music by the modern composers? Tried and failed to convince teenagers of the merits of Beethoven or Bach? Or just want a great read on music you love? How to Hear Classical Music is all this and more. Davinia Caddy, an accomplished musician, historian and music writer, provides a thrilling and uplifting guide to classical music that's bound to cause waves. Like all the books in the popular Awa Press Ginger Series, How to Hear Classical Music opens a window into a fascinating world.

Format: Paperback
Price: $26.00
$26.00
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: $38.00
$38.00
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
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
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
Howl Kaddish & Other Poems  (Pop Penguin)
Howl Kaddish & Other Poems (Pop Penguin)
ISBN: 9780141195230
Title: Howl Kaddish & Other Poems (Pop Penguin)
Author: GINSBERG ALLEN

Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This volume brings together the poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counter-culture. The apocalyptic 'Howl' became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, it shows why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.

Format: Paperback
Price: $14.00
$14.00
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
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 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
Hunger Games #1 the Hunger Games
Hunger Games #1 the Hunger Games
ISBN: 9781407132082
Title: Hunger Games #1 the Hunger Games
Author: COLLINS SUZANNE

First in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a lve event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forwar to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. Fo her, survival is second nature.

Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00
$25.00
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
$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 to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question & Twenty Attempts at an Answer
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question & Twenty Attempts at an Answer
ISBN: 9780099485155
Title: How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question & Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Author: BAKEWELL SARAH

Brilliant, original, funny and moving - a vivid portrait of Montaigne, showing how his ideas gave birth to our modern sense of our inner selves, from Shakespeare's plays to the dilemmas we face today. How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love - such questions arise in most people's lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honourable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them 'essays', meaning 'attempts' or 'tries'. Into them he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him.The Essayswas an instant bestseller, and over four hundred years later, Montaigne's honesty and charm still draw people to him. Readers come to him in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment - and in search of themselves. This book, a spirited and singular biography (and the first full life of Montaigne in English for nearly fifty years), relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored. It traces his bizarre upbringing (made to speak only Latin), youthful career and sexual adventures, his travels, and his friendships with the scholar and poet Etienne de La BoÉtie and with his adopted 'daughter', Marie de Gournay. And as we read, we also meet his readers - who for centuries have found in Montaigne an inexhaustible source of answers to the haunting question, 'how to live?'

Format: Paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
ISBN: 9781869403904
Title: Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
Author: MCFADGEN BRUCE

Evidence from several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, demography, history, and the Maori oral tradition, are combined in this analysis of the many volcanic periods that shaped New Zealand. This authoritative, groundbreaking study examines the consequences on the coastal landscape and its people, from the first Polynesian settlers until European colonization in the 18th century. A study of the wave of tsunamis that struck New Zealand in the 15th century, known as the ""big crunch,"" and precipitated various crises that led to cultural change and much warfare is also included.

Format: Trade paperback
Price: $50.00
$50.00
Home
Home
ISBN: 9781844085507
Title: Home
Author: ROBINSON MARILYNNE

Hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled and delighted by the luminous, tender voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.Now comes HOME, a deeply affecting novel that takes place in the same period and same Iowa town of Gilead. This is Jack's story. Jack ? prodigal son of the Boughton family, godson and namesake of John Ames, gone twenty years ? has come home looking for refuge and to try to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned to Gilead, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father. Brilliant, loveable, wayward, Jack forges an intense new bond with Glory and engages painfully with his father and his father's old friend John Ames.

Format: Paperback
Price: $28.00
$28.00
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
Hone Heke Nga Puhi Warrior
Hone Heke Nga Puhi Warrior
ISBN: 9780908990764
Title: Hone Heke Nga Puhi Warrior
Author: MOON PAUL

A captivating account of the life of Hone Heke, first to sign the Treaty of Waitangi, then feller of the flagpole who at one stage seemed to hold the future of the young colony in his hand.

Format: Paperback
Price: $30.00
$30.00
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
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