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Every Sign of Life

ISBN: 9780995147377

Author: Nicholas Lyon Gresson    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Respectable families hold on to their myths, contain the violence, uphold the Establishment. There was always going to be a story. It couldn’t be overlooked, ...


Respectable families hold on to their myths, contain the violence, uphold the Establishment. There was always going to be a story. It couldn’t be overlooked, and this one will set the skeletons rattling and the gin bottles clinking up and down the country. The story is exposed through the life and times of Nicholas Lyon Gresson, enlivened by his passion for justice. Overall it is a story of survival. This memoir is a New Zealand social history with first-hand accounts of crime and justice, psychiatry, advocacy for those who suffer injustice, community and family. It is also a saga of five generations of the well-known Gresson family giving an authentic context to the life of the author’s father, Justice Terence A. Gresson, who was appointed to the Supreme Court judiciary in 1956 at forty-two and died by suicide at fifty-three. His forebear Henry Barnes Gresson emigrated from Irish soil in the 1850s and became first resident judge of Canterbury. Justice Sir Kenneth Gresson became president of the Court of Appeal, and another great-uncle, Justice Sir John Edward Denniston, was knighted for services to the judiciary. Unforgettable characters from all walks of life claim an authentic place with their idiosyncrasies and inclinations. Anecdotes, letters and diaries provide insights into Canterbury’s founding fabric and inherited values. The author sought a life pursuing challenges abroad, learning first-hand the vagaries of survival on foreign shores. But there is always a price to be paid for desertion. Following his father’s tragic death Nick endured the greatest of trials. The reader is left gasping as events unfold. This comprehensive exploration of a life on a road less travelled confronts the reader with tender and brutal honesty, sustaining an irresistible momentum to the final pages – all this reverberating upon a rich setting of family ground.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 776


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2022


$69.99
DUE > 20th Oct 2022
Watercolor Cards With Foil Touches

ISBN: 9780764363146

Author: Kristy Rice    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Kristy Rice's popular style shines in these cards' nature-lovely designs! With the included watercolor paint dot card and wooden brush, you have all you need. P...


Kristy Rice's popular style shines in these cards' nature-lovely designs! With the included watercolor paint dot card and wooden brush, you have all you need. Pale printed lines on high-quality watercolor stock guide your paintings. Your work will be enhanced by the gorgeous glints of metallic-foil touches. These beautiful cards invite you to pick up your brush and release your own creativity and imagination. Kristy Rice's joy-focused approach to watercolor art has won the hearts of fans worldwide, and with this set of cards from the Artisan series, Rice offers ways for all levels of painters to make "art for joy's sake." Includes paint (dot card), wooden brush, Printed on high-quality textured art paper, the 12 flat cards with envelopes feature 12 different outlined images with foil touches and are easily frameable. Each item in the Artisan series is designed to offer a specially crafted watercolor discovery glowing with Kristy Rice's creative touch. Also in the series: How to Make Art for Joy's Sake and its corresponding Journal.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 198 x 147 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2022


$45.00
DUE > 1st Dec 2022
B-26 Flak-Bait

ISBN: 9780764363436

Author: Alan Crouchman    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Battling flak and enemy fighters over the skies of Europe during World War II, the US Army Air Force Martin B-26 Marauder bomber named Flak-Bait completed a rem...


Battling flak and enemy fighters over the skies of Europe during World War II, the US Army Air Force Martin B-26 Marauder bomber named Flak-Bait completed a remarkable 201 combat missions, a feat that made it the highest mission scorer of any Allied medium or heavy bomber. For many years the author has held a special interest in the B-26, and especially those of the 387th Bomb Group. It was during his first visit to the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, over 20 years ago, where Flak-Bait's nose section was on display, that he became interested in what the aircraft had achieved during her illustrious career. Using official World War IIera records, the result is a day-by-day account of the missions it flew, crew lists, flight routes, and weapons dropped, and records any comments made by the various crews during their postmission debriefing. A special photo section features the current restoration display of Flak-Bait at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington, DC. Correcting previously held perceptions about the aircraft and its missions, this is the most definitive account of any single World War II aircrafts combat career ever published.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 178 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2022


Tags: Coming Soon   August 2022   Military
$95.00
DUE > 1st Dec 2022
The Transparent Oracle

ISBN: 9780764363818

Author: Emily Carding    Publisher: Schiffer Books

North, south, east, west, above, below, and within ... no matter where in the world we may be, we are all the center of our universe as we perceive it. And it i...


North, south, east, west, above, below, and within ... no matter where in the world we may be, we are all the center of our universe as we perceive it. And it is the elemental forces of these seven directions that combine for your use when divining, meditating, and storytelling with this revised edition of The Transparent Oracle. The 77-card circular deck includes seven new archetype cards to add extra clarity to readings about relationships with the people around us, as well as aspects of our personality. When layered, these see-through cards create a mandala-like image, showing the influences that are affecting us, helping us make sense of the seeming chaos of life. The guidebook is a collection of hints and starting points to get you on your way with keywords and card meanings and includes three spreads by author and esoteric researcher David Rankine. The rotating aspect of the cards opens up your readings to even more possibilities, providing advice, support, and inspiration when needed.


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 147 x 188 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2022


$85.00
DUE > 1st Dec 2022
The Stencil Graffiti Manual

ISBN: 9780764363276

Author: Christian Guemy    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Stencils are a technique with unlimited aesthetic adaptability and possibility-from ancient cave painting to contemporary graffiti. Beyond their unique stylisti...


Stencils are a technique with unlimited aesthetic adaptability and possibility-from ancient cave painting to contemporary graffiti. Beyond their unique stylistic expression, stencils offer practical benefits, including precision, unlimited duplication of a message or pattern, and speed. In this info-packed manual, artist C215 shares not only his expertise with stencils, but the stories and works of 16 leading stencil graffiti and street artists around the world, showing how far it goes creatively beyond mere reproduction. Learn about materials and tools, bridges and frames, creating stencils with Photoshop and Illustrator, techniques for painting, and the specifics of text-based work, patterns, and abstract work. Hundreds of photos, detailed how-tos, and interviews with artists in the US, England, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and Colombia show a wide range of styles, techniques, and contexts. Three ready-to-use stencils are included.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2022


$65.00
DUE > 1st Dec 2022
Enchanting Creativity : How Fairy Tales, Dreams, Rituals & Journaling Can Awaken Your Creative Self

ISBN: 9780764363757

Author: Paula Scardamalia    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Ever wish you had a magic wand to wave when a creative project wasn't going the way you wanted it to? Enchanting Creativity is a book to help the artist find th...


Ever wish you had a magic wand to wave when a creative project wasn't going the way you wanted it to? Enchanting Creativity is a book to help the artist find their happily-ever-after by using a unique blend of fairy tales, dreams, rituals, and journaling, along with practical applications. Within the metaphoric structure of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, the book provides readers with techniques to remember, record, and work with waking and sleeping dreams; methods to expand the dream experience or as an alternative to dreaming; and tips to develop and use rituals to honor dreams and creative work. A fairy tale weaves its way through the chapters, providing an exploration of the creative process, while the author's personal creative experiences and those of her clients offer examples of dream and/or oracle work, journaling questions, and simple rituals. Create a bridge between the practical and the imaginal worlds and watch the power of your creative magic express itself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2022


$36.99
DUE > 1st Dec 2022
Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand

ISBN: 9781990048401

Authors: Matthew Cunningham, Marinus La Rooij, Paul Spoonley    Publisher: Otago University Press

Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand explores intolerance and extremism in Aotearoa New Zealand, from the emergence of the precursors to...


Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand explores intolerance and extremism in Aotearoa New Zealand, from the emergence of the precursors to the radical right during British settlement in the late nineteenth century to today’s QAnon conspiracists and keyboard warriors. This volume reveals the complexities of Aotearoa’s radical right traditions and discusses how, through time, various groups have been animated by a diverse mix of ideas, idealogues, organisations, social clubs and political parties. The text puts a wide range of topics under a direct and critical lens. Colonisation, antisemitism, discrimination against Chinese immigrants, anti-communism, skinhead gangs, support for white minority governments in southern Africa, opposition to Māori Treaty rights, the religious right, and recent events such as the 15 March 2019 terrorist attacks in Christchurch and the rise of COVID-19 conspiracy theories are all covered. In Histories of Hate, editors Matthew Cunningham, Marinus La Rooij and Paul Spoonley have brought together experts from multiple disciplines, including historians, sociologists, political scientists, kaupapa Māori scholars, and experts in religious and media studies, to create a benchmark text that will be the definitive reference for years to come. A compelling read and an important, timely book, Histories of Hate traverses Aotearoa’s socio-political and extreminist landscape in both historical and contemporary contexts, shedding light on the social and cultural intolerances that continue to shape New Zealand society to this day.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 444


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2022


Tags: Coming Soon   History   New Zealand
$50.00
DUE > 28th Oct 2022
The Wandering Nature of Us Girls

ISBN: 9781988503332

Author: Frankie McMillan    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

In these small stories, Frankie McMillan balances transgression and wit, showing a cast of unmoored characters with her signature warmth and compassion. Bursts ...


In these small stories, Frankie McMillan balances transgression and wit, showing a cast of unmoored characters with her signature warmth and compassion. Bursts of vivid, poetic writing blur the line between reality and surrealism as she explores all kinds of wandering: children wander, adults drift into unexpected relationships, and footholds can never be certain. Water, too, meanders like a river in the collection, a powerful presence linking disparate lives: the girls raised by swans swim towards what they hope is a better future in the West, a grandmother swims naked in an isolated bush lake, Magdalene’s behaviour on the fishing boat is under scrutiny by her sisters, while the taniwha Kaiwhakaruaki looms over lovers hiding under a wooden dinghy on the beach. In settings as unexpected as a European post-war circus or an inflatable pool in suburban Aotearoa, the enduring bonds of family, real or imagined, take centre stage. Frankie McMillan has given us a collection that is poignant, revelatory and bitter sweet. Frankie McMillan is the author of five books of poetry and short fiction. Her most recent collection, ‘The Father of Octopus Wrestling’, was listed by The Spinoff as one of the 10 best New Zealand fiction books of 2019 and shortlisted for the NZSA Heritage Book Awards, and her 2016 collection, ‘My Mother and the Hungarians’, was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. She has twice won the New Zealand Flash Fiction Day competition and has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship (2019), the Michael King writing residency at the University of Auckland (2017), and the Ursula Bethell residency in creative writing at the University of Canterbury (2014). McMillan spends her time between Ōtautahi Christchurch and Mohua Golden Bay.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 130 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 19-08-2022


$29.99
DUE > 26th Aug 2022
The Big Pub Quiz Book : 10000 Bar Trivia Questions

ISBN: 9781913602277

Authors: David McGaughey, Jack Waley-Cohen    Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

A brand new bumper quiz book containing a massive 10,000 bar trivia questions arranged into over 1,000 quizzes: - 50 complete 'ready-to-go' quizzes - 150 family...


A brand new bumper quiz book containing a massive 10,000 bar trivia questions arranged into over 1,000 quizzes: - 50 complete 'ready-to-go' quizzes - 150 family-friendly quizzes - 150 traditional subject quizzes - 120 specialist subject quizzes - 200 the ‘weird and the wonderful’ quizzes - 365 daily quick quizzes to test your knowledge throughout the year! Packaged as a stylish paperback, this is a perfect gift book or self purchase. So, grab your family and friends and get quizzing!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 04-08-2022


$29.99
DUE > 1st Nov 2022
My Daughter You Are My Dream Come True Pocket Pad

ISBN: 087400186138

Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts

These 7.5cm x 10cm notepads are beautiful as well as practical. They are the perfect way to add a little inspiration to everyday. The front flaps feature app...


These 7.5cm x 10cm notepads are beautiful as well as practical. They are the perfect way to add a little inspiration to everyday. The front flaps feature appealing artwork, decorative embellishments, and heart-warming poetry. The 90 pages of notepad paper have themed motifs on colour coordinated backgrounds.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 90


Dimensions: 75 x 100 mm


$6.95
DUE > 1st Oct 2022
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