January / February 2020 (88)

Winged Helmet White Horse

ISBN: 9780473443467

Author: Karyn Hay    Publisher: Esom House Press

Following the success of Karyn Hay’s historical fiction novel, The March of the Foxgloves, Karyn returns with Winged Helmet, White Horse – more reminiscen...


Following the success of Karyn Hay’s historical fiction novel, The March of the Foxgloves, Karyn returns with Winged Helmet, White Horse – more reminiscent in style of her debut, Emerald Budgies. Set in contemporary London, Winged Helmet, White Horse is a darkly comic psychological drama. Tim has mastered the art of subordination; to his job, his wife, and even his daughter. Having written one critically acclaimed book of poetry he is struggling to write a second, while his wife, Natasha, who is into “positive affirmations”, and spending money, has plans of her own. As Tim stumbles through the social landscape of suburban London, trying to give up alcohol and gain some control over his life, he makes several disturbing discoveries; ultimately concluding that he is not in control of anything, and that it’s all been a terrible, deadly illusion.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$35.00 $9.99
Mind-Swapping Madness

ISBN: 9780473424855

Author: Tom E Moffatt    Publisher: Write Laugh

Each of these bonkers short stories takes you on a hilarious mind-swapping adventure. There’s a boy trapped in a fly’s body. A toad waiting to be kissed. Ho...


Each of these bonkers short stories takes you on a hilarious mind-swapping adventure. There’s a boy trapped in a fly’s body. A toad waiting to be kissed. Horses that know Morse code and aliens who hijack children’s bodies. Packed with action and laugh-out-loud moments, these seven stories are perfect for both boys and girls, especially those reluctant readers who struggle to find their next book. Each page-turning tale is delightfully illustrated by Paul Beavis, an award-winning children’s illustrator. Suitable for fans of Andy Griffiths, David Walliams and Paul Jennings.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 239


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2018


$17.99 $9.99
Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary

ISBN: 9780994136497

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Previously announced 2019: Now available January 2020 Beginners Māori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winn...


Previously announced 2019: Now available January 2020 Beginners Māori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over 1000 basic words in te reo Māori and English, perfect for every New Zealander.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 260 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$34.99
Cook's Ark

ISBN: 9780473493165

Author: Alison Sutherland    Publisher: Alison Sutherland

Cook's Ark is a fascinating account of the animals that sailed with Captain James Cook to the South Pacific, with particular reference to New Zealand. It offers...


Cook's Ark is a fascinating account of the animals that sailed with Captain James Cook to the South Pacific, with particular reference to New Zealand. It offers a novel insight into an aspect of Cook's voyages rarely touched on by other authors: the menagerie that travelled in uncomfortably close proximity to the men on board Endeavour and Resolution. From the tiniest mouse, poultry, cats, monkeys, goats, pigs, etc to the larger cattle and horse, the reader follows their journey with Captain Cook. Dr Sutherland's intensive research on the vermin, livestock, utility animals, pets and exotic animals that sailed with Captain Cook not only reveals a captivating glimpse into the life of animals at sea in the 18th century, but also exposes little known or understated historical facts. These include the story behind the massacre of Furneaux's men at Grass Cove, the relationship between a Maori girl and a young seaman, and for the readers interested in heritage breeds, concludes by linking animals introduced during Cook's voyages to some of New Zealand's rarest breeds of livestock.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$39.99
The Everrumble

ISBN: 9781912095735

Author: Michelle Elvy    Publisher: AdHoc Fiction

the everrumble is a poetic imagining of intense focus and sweeping ideas. Zettie's story is fluid and in motion, transcending geographies and time. She stops ta...


the everrumble is a poetic imagining of intense focus and sweeping ideas. Zettie's story is fluid and in motion, transcending geographies and time. She stops talking, at age seven, and starts to listen - to the worlds she finds in language and books, and to the people and places she encounters as she moves across continents. Her silence connects her to people, to nature and to the elemental world. Magical and beyond boundaries, this collection focuses on small fragments, taking Zettie, and the reader, inevitably to the place where human history began.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 116


Dimensions: 122 x 198 x .8 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$27.99
Return to Rugby Land

ISBN: 9789551723446

Author: David Scott    Publisher: David Scott

After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land...


After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land is a challenging and provocative social commentary encompassing more than just the games or scenery. Scott explores sport's place in society, along with the myths, psyche and anxieties of a small nation. While questioning comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, his personal account offers heartfelt insights and a broad understanding of New Zealand inextricably linked to the omnipresent game of rugby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 269


Dimensions: 138 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2019


$24.00
Lonely Dog At The Beach

ISBN: 9780473475420

Authors: Ivan Clarke, Kerry Clarke    Publisher: Lonely Dog

Join Lonely Dog on his adventures in the whimsical world of Alveridge, where mouths were made for kissing, eating and smiling. It’s here that Cats and Hounds ...


Join Lonely Dog on his adventures in the whimsical world of Alveridge, where mouths were made for kissing, eating and smiling. It’s here that Cats and Hounds learn to mix in their port town beside the sparkling Esparrow Sea. These are heirloom books that come beautifully crafted. Hard-back, embellished with gold embossing and illustrated in the age-old art of ink and watercolour wash by Ivan Clarke. Written in rhyme that will captivate ages 3 over.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 204 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$29.00
DUE > 29th Feb 2020
Lonely Dog At The Carnival

ISBN: 9780473456948

Authors: Ivan Clarke, Kerry Clarke    Publisher: Lonely Dog

Join Lonely Dog on his adventures in the whimsical world of Alveridge, where mouths were made for kissing, eating and smiling. It’s here that Cats and Hounds ...


Join Lonely Dog on his adventures in the whimsical world of Alveridge, where mouths were made for kissing, eating and smiling. It’s here that Cats and Hounds learn to mix in their port town beside the sparkling Esparrow Sea. These are heirloom books that come beautifully crafted. Hard-back, embellished with gold embossing and illustrated in the age-old art of ink and watercolour wash by Ivan Clarke. Written in rhyme that will captivate ages 3 over.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 204 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$29.00
DUE > 29th Feb 2020
Container Atlas

ISBN: 9783899556698

Publisher: Gestalten

A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a ...


A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a beloved tome, this book presents a wide range of projects in container architecture--a contemporary architectural phenomenon. In addition to previously released projects, nearly twenty new examples await to inspire and to engage. Container Atlas features container structures used as pop-up stores and temporary exhibits as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces that provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics. But the book is not only visually inspiring. Because it documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems, it is a practical reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$150.00
The Gardens of Eden

ISBN: 9783899559903

Publisher: Gestalten

Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become...


Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with the outdoors. Today's gardeners aim not only to create decorative outside spaces but also to give something back. No matter what size your patch is, it's easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or grow your own vegetables or fruits. This book presents spaces that are more imaginative, diverse, and sustainable. Learn how to grow food in the city, get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas. The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a garden can do for you.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-02-2020


$120.00
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