Red Door Press (17)

The Becket List

ISBN: 9781913062156

Author: Henry Becket    Publisher: Red Door Press

The Becket List is a not entirely serious compendium of 'First World Problems' - the sort of stuff that drives us round the bend on a daily basis. How is it th...


The Becket List is a not entirely serious compendium of 'First World Problems' - the sort of stuff that drives us round the bend on a daily basis. How is it that atonal music, bus stations, cling-film and coat-hangers can bugger us up so comprehensively? Or passport control people, modern poetry, or just about anything you'll find in a typical hotel bedroom? Embracing both the inanimate - from allen keys to rawlplugs - and the animated (well, in some cases) - from your fellow-travellers to every third-rate waiter who ever walked the earth - this book is essential for your sanity. As such, this comprehensive A to Z provides a signal service to humanity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 139 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Call Me Joe

ISBN: 9781913062354

Authors: Martin Van Es, Andrew Crofts    Publisher: Red Door Press

Sophie Adams is teaching her primary school class when suddenly the world goes dark. Chaos reigns for twelve long minutes and when the sun appears again, so doe...


Sophie Adams is teaching her primary school class when suddenly the world goes dark. Chaos reigns for twelve long minutes and when the sun appears again, so does a man call him Joe unkempt, mysterious, kind and, Sophie notes very good-looking. Sophie gradually learns more about where Joe is from and why he has appeared. She questions his sanity and her own when he claims to be the son of God returned to Earth to sort out the mess we have made of it all, but evidence outweighs her doubts and before she knows it she is besotted by this handsome and mysterious stranger. News of Joe spreads far and wide and as he begins to trend on Twitter, world leaders start to take note, bickering between themselves over who is really behind this strange event, and with cries of fake news ringing around The White House the media goes wild. Joe steadily wins over the doubters and slowly, slowly his message begins to sink in and a groundswell of positivity moves across the world. Maybe, just maybe, we have time to put things right. Set against a beautiful New Zealand backdrop this wonderful debut touches upon many things that really matter, but ultimately it is a unique love letter to the world we live in today. '...it is wonderful, for so many different reasons it really lifted me up and gave me hope it showed me how simply we can make all the changes needed an incredibly engaging read the authors obviously have a great deal of love for the world we live in and the people that inhabit it.' Tales Before Bedtime 'I loved every word I loved the concept ...fascinating and so real a unique read.' The Book Lover's Boudoir '... a book that's stayed in my mind you can't help but keep reading a mix of satire yet serious themes. An intriguing, thrilling, almost prescient read subjective, thoughtful, current and frightening - a book everyone should pick up Bravo to the author for writing such a provocative read.' AlexJ book reviews


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
The Unwrapping of Theodora Quirke

ISBN: 9781913062514

Author: Caroline Smailes    Publisher: Red Door Press

When 19-year old Theodora Quirke heads to work on Christmas Eve the last person she expects to find outside of her flat is St Nicholas of Myra - the Saint peopl...


When 19-year old Theodora Quirke heads to work on Christmas Eve the last person she expects to find outside of her flat is St Nicholas of Myra - the Saint people think is Santa Claus (much to Saint Nick's disgust). Given he is in full Santa suit and professing to be nearly 2000 years old Theo is wary, but St Nick insists he is here to save her - although he isn't sure how or why. St Nick does know that Theo is grieving however, so he shows her four scenes from her life that give her hope, but he's also had cryptic messages from the Christmas Higher Powers that lead him to begin Theo's training as the first ever female Christmas Angel - a role Theo is not sure she is cut out for. The training is soon derailed by St Nick's evil brother Krampus, filled with jealousy and spite over his brother's popularity and, with confidence dented, and saddened by society's spiraling levels of expectation and greed, St Nick begins to falter. Theo does everything she can to defeat Krampus and to lift St Nick's spirits but as the deadline for Christmas miracles draws close, she realises she must complete them herself - but is she up to the job? A Christmas Carol meets Stranger Things in this funny, sweary and moving festive story


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
The Curious Case of Maggie Macbeth

ISBN: 9781913062095

Author: Stacey Murray    Publisher: Red Door Press

Sometimes you have to take the law into your own hands... After losing her high-powered job in Hong Kong, forty-something widow and lawyer, Maggie Macbeth, turn...


Sometimes you have to take the law into your own hands... After losing her high-powered job in Hong Kong, forty-something widow and lawyer, Maggie Macbeth, turns up on the doorstep of her old sidekick, Cath, in the sleepy Peak District village of Archdale. A fish out of water, Maggie comes into conflict with everyone and everything - especially Cath's awful friend, Tiggy - and rock bottom is just around the corner. But it turns out Maggie isn't the only one in trouble. When a crisis hits the local community, Maggie has a choice: to give up on life, or go back to her legal roots and fight for justice. But can she save the day as well as herself? This laugh-out loud debut novel shows that no battle is too big when you've got friends on your side.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 29-02-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
The Philosopher's Daughter

ISBN: 9781913062149

Author: Alison Booth    Publisher: Red Door Press

A tale of two very different sisters whose 1890s voyage from London into remote outback Australia becomes a journey of self-discovery, set against a landscape o...


A tale of two very different sisters whose 1890s voyage from London into remote outback Australia becomes a journey of self-discovery, set against a landscape of wild beauty and savage dispossession. London in 1891: Harriet Cameron is a talented young artist whose mother died when she was barely five. She and her beloved sister Sarah were brought up by their father, radical thinker James Cameron. After adventurer Henry Vincent arrives on the scene, the sisters' lives are changed forever. Sarah, the beauty of the family, marries Henry and embarks on a voyage to Australia. Harriet, intensely missing Sarah, must decide whether to help her father with his life's work or to devote herself to painting. When James Cameron dies unexpectedly, Harriet is overwhelmed by grief. Seeking distraction, she follows Sarah to Australia, and afterwards into the outback, where she is alienated by the casual violence and great injustices of outback life. Her rejuvenation begins with her friendship with an Aboriginal stockman and her growing love for the landscape. But this fragile happiness is soon threatened by murders at a nearby cattle station and by a menacing station hand who is seeking revenge.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
All The Words Unspoken

ISBN: 9781913062125

Author: Serena Kaur    Publisher: Red Door Press

Things are not going well for Maansi Cavale. Her depression is worsening, she barely passes her university exams and she winds up stuck at home, full of regret...


Things are not going well for Maansi Cavale. Her depression is worsening, she barely passes her university exams and she winds up stuck at home, full of regret and unable to find a job. She'd do anything for a way out. Though Maansi previously considered arranged marriage an outdated tradition (only to be agreed to if you're in your mid-forties and unable to bag anybody yourself), a chance meeting at an Indian wedding party changes everything. Desperate to escape the shackles of monotony and unemployment, she agrees to marry the handsome and wealthy Aryan Alekar. She convinces herself a new lifestyle and wealth will lift her out of the pit. She secures the marriage, but not before serving up a few lies about herself... As they settle into married life, Aryan remains a mystery to Maansi: some days warm and loving, others cold and distant. Maansi can't help but wonder...who is Aryan Alekar really? And why did he choose to marry so young? While living with Aryan, Maansi realises she could never be satisfied playing housewife. After all, she once had goals and dreams. While searching for the ambitious Maansi she has buried, Maansi starts to realise that the man she has married is even further from what he seems... Can she salvage their union or will they set each other free? All the Words Unspoken is a fresh, new voice from debut British-Asian author, Serena Kaur. It is a love story that challenges our preconceptions of relationships and shows us that the choices we make have implications and ramifications far beyond the horizon we can see.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
The Night Lawyer

ISBN: 9781913062262

Author: Alex Churchill    Publisher: Red Door Press

Sophie Angel is the night lawyer. Once a week, she's the one who decides what the papers can and can't say. During the day, she's a barrister. She struggles for...


Sophie Angel is the night lawyer. Once a week, she's the one who decides what the papers can and can't say. During the day, she's a barrister. She struggles for justice in a system that's close to collapse, where she confronts the most dangerous aspects of humanity. Her life changes when a wealthy Russian offers her the biggest case of her career, a rape trial with a seemingly innocent client. But is someone manipulating Sophie from the shadows? And is it someone from her childhood in Soviet Russia or is the danger much closer to home? With her marriage under strain and haunted by nightmares from the past, Sophie must find the answer to these questions before it's too late. This is a story about betrayal, trust, guilt and innocence, played out from the courtrooms of London to the darkest corners of Soviet era Moscow.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
The Scoop

ISBN: 9781913062101

Author: Cat Walker    Publisher: Red Door Press

A wonderful tale of journeys, both geographical and emotional, that will keep you entertained at every turn... Cat Walker is a brilliant storyteller. Zoe Lyons ...


A wonderful tale of journeys, both geographical and emotional, that will keep you entertained at every turn... Cat Walker is a brilliant storyteller. Zoe Lyons Casey Jones's life is a mess. Her job bores her, her parents confuse her, and she has repeated nightmares about her ex-girlfriend. In a moment of madness she packs in her job and plans an adventure with her schoolfriend, long-time lad Danny. What she didn't plan for was an extra passenger, in the shape of Danny's estranged twelve-year-old son, Ari, who has problems of his own. The three of them are thrown together for an intense rollercoaster ride in Alice - a converted bright pink ice cream van - through some of the most beautiful and dangerous places in the world, from Tulse Hill to Tibet.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
So Brightly at the Last : Clive James and the Passion for Poetry

ISBN: 9781913062071

Author: Ian Shircore    Publisher: Red Door Press

Jimi Hendrix, Princess Diana and Syria's Asma Al-Assad rub shoulders with Auden, Eliot and Shelley - and with the Trouser Thief Clive met during ten long weeks ...


Jimi Hendrix, Princess Diana and Syria's Asma Al-Assad rub shoulders with Auden, Eliot and Shelley - and with the Trouser Thief Clive met during ten long weeks locked up in a closed psychiatric ward - in this offbeat and affectionate poetic biography. Since 2010, when Clive was told he had three separate life-threatening conditions, he has poured out a stream of fine poems - sometimes light, witty and paradoxical, sometimes sad, heartfelt and regretful. Some, like `Japanese Maple', an instant Internet sensation, have already made it into the anthologies. Others, like his book-length epic, The River in the Sky, are more demanding. All are packed with the unexpected ideas, inventive imagery and breathtaking wordplay that have helped him achieve his avowed ambition of becoming `a fairly major minor poet'.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2020   Biography
$55.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
The Claim

ISBN: 9781910453735

Author: David Briggs    Publisher: Red Door Press

Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 Evan Cadwallader comes across the almost dead body of a young woman while panning for gold at his inherited claim in t...


Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2020 Evan Cadwallader comes across the almost dead body of a young woman while panning for gold at his inherited claim in the foothills of New Zealand's southern Alps. He carries her back to his cottage and as he nurses her back to health, gradually pieces together the story of her life. Evan is torn between his growing feelings for Addie and the pull of his claim, but as the gold begins to flow, they draw ever closer to each other and for a few glorious weeks they thrive. But, like the weather, all must break and what started out blissfully, soon turns sinister. Set during one claustrophobic summer, against a remote and beautiful backdrop, this is a novel about love, loss and companionship that will shimmer under the surface of your thoughts for months to come.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 295


Dimensions: 126 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$27.99
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