New Releases (41)

Queer Objects

ISBN: 9781988531663

Author: Chris Brickell    Publisher: Otago University Press

Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects: the things we fill our houses with, the gifts we share with our friends, the commodities we consume at work an...


Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects: the things we fill our houses with, the gifts we share with our friends, the commodities we consume at work and at play, the clothes and accessories we wear, various reminders of state power, as well as the analogue and digital technologies we use to communicate with one another. But what makes an object queer? The 63 chapters in Queer Objects consider this question in relation to lesbian, gay and trans­gender communities across time, cultures and space. In this unique international collaboration, well­known and newer writers traverse world history to write about items ranging from ancient Egyptian tomb paintings and Roman artefacts to political placards, snapshots, sex toys and the smartphone. Fabulous, captivating, transgressive.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 11-10-2019


$50.00
From Taranto To Trieste

ISBN: 9780994136060

Author: Jennifer Mallinson    Publisher: Fraser Books

Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author’s fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in O...


Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author’s fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in October 1943 until the end of the European war. Although a personal journey with personal reflections, the real story is about the largely off-the-beaten track places which the troops passed through, what they saw and experienced along the way and, in some cases what they missed. To complement the Division’s story, the historical context and military actions are explained with many maps as well as war-time photographs and colourful quotations from official military histories. As the author says, “There are many people of the post-war generation, and their children, with direct connections to the Italian campaign, who would like to know more about the small, mysterious places the Division passed through which appear in diaries, letters and on the back of photographs, but many of which do not appear on maps.” The author’s own photographs, descriptions of the places visited, the landscapes travelled and the roads followed will delight those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the 2nd Division in Italy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 16-10-2019


$49.50
F*ck Worry

ISBN: 9781787830103

Author: Alex Martin    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do your worries get in the way of life? Does your troubled mind stop you from sleeping? Are you ready for change? It’s time to say ‘f*ck worry’ and transf...


Do your worries get in the way of life? Does your troubled mind stop you from sleeping? Are you ready for change? It’s time to say ‘f*ck worry’ and transform yourself into a new, more confident you. This no-nonsense guide will help you stave off unwanted thoughts as you explore what is actually causing you to worry. Packed with useful advice, easy-to-follow tips and powerful statements, this essential self-help toolkit will help you improve your self-esteem and confidently give worry the middle finger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-08-2019


$19.99
F*ck Stress

ISBN: 9781787830097

Author: Alex Martin    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you feel stressed? Does your anxiety get in the way of life? Are you ready for change? It’s time to say ‘f*ck stress’ and transform yourself from a wor...


Do you feel stressed? Does your anxiety get in the way of life? Are you ready for change? It’s time to say ‘f*ck stress’ and transform yourself from a worrier to a warrior! This no-nonsense guide will show you how to banish irrational worries and negative thoughts, as you explore what is actually causing you stress, and how you can re-programme your brain to cope with what life throws at you, both positively and rationally. Packed with easy-to-follow advice, useful tips and empowering statements, this essential stress-busting toolkit will help you master your own thoughts and confidently give stress the middle finger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-08-2019


$19.99
Affirmations For Every Day

ISBN: 9781786859938

Author: Gilly Pickup    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Calm. Centred. Inspired. Just a few words said with purpose can give you inner strength that will last all day. Let these calming mantras, simple tips and beaut...


Calm. Centred. Inspired. Just a few words said with purpose can give you inner strength that will last all day. Let these calming mantras, simple tips and beautiful images empower you, and help to anchor you to the here and now.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$27.99
It's OK Not To Be OK

ISBN: 9781786859853

Author: Claire Chamberlain    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

What’s normal anyway? Into every life some rain must fall. Nobody is fine all the time, and if you’re feeling down or struggling with serious problems, you...


What’s normal anyway? Into every life some rain must fall. Nobody is fine all the time, and if you’re feeling down or struggling with serious problems, you’re not alone. This clear and comforting guide is here to help you understand the mental health issues that can affect us all, and to help you look after your mind, body and soul. Touching on a range of topics, including anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress and self-esteem, this is a book for anyone and everyone who needs good advice, fresh ideas and kind words.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$24.99
Love Is A Labrador

ISBN: 9781786859822

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Life is better with a Labrador Every home should have a Lab, the only question is: chocolate, black, yellow or red? Whichever’s your favourite, it’s confirm...


Life is better with a Labrador Every home should have a Lab, the only question is: chocolate, black, yellow or red? Whichever’s your favourite, it’s confirmed: these are the most Labradorable pups on the planet. Dedicated to the world’s favourite breed, this paw-some little book will prove that it’s not just any old dog who’s a man’s best friend – it’s a Labrador.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$22.99
Poetry For Millennials

ISBN: 9781786859723

Author: Tamsin King    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Are you fed up with that one person who posts way too much personal info on social media? Are you worried your friend is taking the hipster look too far but don...


Are you fed up with that one person who posts way too much personal info on social media? Are you worried your friend is taking the hipster look too far but don’t know how to tell them? Do you need a poem for when your satnav crashes and you start catastrophising that you’ll never make it home again? Yes? Then Poetry for Millennials is the answer to all your woes, offering poetry from some of our greatest literary figures as an antidote to help laugh off the most common millennial problems. From the joys of internet dating and house-shares to digital detoxing and growing up, this book will help make you more resilient to what’s thrown your way and show the previous generations that you definitely aren’t a snowflake *after wiping away your tears*.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 127 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2019


$24.99
Say No To Meat

ISBN: 9781786859716

Author: Alexa Kaye    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Is your meat consumption starting to play on your mind? From eco to ethical, there are plenty of sound reasons to eat less meat. It’s possible to make positiv...


Is your meat consumption starting to play on your mind? From eco to ethical, there are plenty of sound reasons to eat less meat. It’s possible to make positive changes to your diet without radically altering your lifestyle. This practical book suggests easy alternatives to meat, including nutritional tips, delicious recipes and replacements for other animal products such as leather. With 101 ways to drastically reduce your meat consumption, you’ll find it easy to take the first step and make a difference.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 09-09-2019


$19.99
Being A True Hero

ISBN: 9780473471903

Author: Michael Hempseed   

Suicide and mental illness are uncomfortable topics, yet, Michael carefully guides the reader through these difficult subjects in a remarkable way that leaves t...


Suicide and mental illness are uncomfortable topics, yet, Michael carefully guides the reader through these difficult subjects in a remarkable way that leaves the reader feeling empowered and hopeful. Michael effortlessly merges scientific research with real-world examples. This book takes complex scientific information and presents it in a way so that anyone can understand it. Michael shows that suicide is caused by a wide range of reasons, from depression, anxiety, brain injuries, psychosis, lack of sleep, loneliness, failure and many more. More importantly, he shows that no matter how bad the situation is there is always hope and always options for things to get better. He shows that there are alos many options available for people who have been told "there is nothing we can do for you". The book is helpful for all parents, teachers, counsellors, social workers, sports coaches, employers, doctors, nurses and many more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 291


Dimensions: 148 x 208 mm


Publication Date: 19-08-2019


$24.99
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