September 2012 (17)

Iron Man

ISBN: 9781908117373

Author: Peter Kilduff    Publisher: Grub Street

As one of the most successful German fighter pilots of World War I, Hauptmann Rudolf Berthold was victorious on fortyfour aerial combats. He was also shot down ...


As one of the most successful German fighter pilots of World War I, Hauptmann Rudolf Berthold was victorious on fortyfour aerial combats. He was also shot down and forced to land after six fights and survived crash landings in every case.
Early in World War I, when only fighter pilots were awarded the Kingdom of Prussia's (and de facto, Imperial Germany's) highest bravery decoration, the Pour le Merite, Rudolf Berthold became the tenth recipient of the honour. Of that early cohort of air heroes, only Berthold and one other pilot survived the war. This book tells his remarkable story.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2012


$55.00
How to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature

ISBN: 9781843913740

Author: David Carter   

With humour, wit and insight David Carter provides an account of the mixed fortunes of the Nobel Prize in Literature, together with tongue-in-cheek guidelines f...


With humour, wit and insight David Carter provides an account of the mixed fortunes of the Nobel Prize in Literature, together with tongue-in-cheek guidelines for the would-be laureate.
There are acclaimed writers - James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain - who never won the Nobel Prize - and others, less well-known, such as Henryk Sienkiewicz, Paul Heyse and Wladyslaw Reymont, who did. What do you have to do to impress, or be snubbed by the Nobel Committee? Using the device of a set of guidelines for the would-be laureate, the book explores many of the unusual and controversial decisions made by the committee over the years. The reader can discover the many quirky considerations that hopeful writers must bear in mind. Certain factors always help, such as 'being a man', and 'having your work translated into Swedish'. Presenting interesting quotes from the presentation and acceptance speeches and from other sources in the writers' works, David Carter provides answers to some intriguing questions, such as: why did some writers refuse to accept the prize, and why were others rejected? Is there evidence for political, ideological and geographical bias in the selection? Why was it sometimes awarded to two writers and sometimes not at all? What does it actually take to win?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Publication Date: 20-09-2012


$34.99
Look At Me, I'm A Clown!

ISBN: 9781846434723

Author: Sebastien Braun    Publisher: Child’s Play

Look at me, I'm a clown! But what sort of clown am I? Quiet or noisy? Happy or sad? Silly or sensible?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will en...


Look at me, I'm a clown! But what sort of clown am I? Quiet or noisy? Happy or sad? Silly or sensible?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will encourage and develop role play, which stimulates your child's imagination and aids social growth and development.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2012


$11.99
Look At Me, I'm A Monster

ISBN: 9781846434709

Author: Sebastien Braun    Publisher: Child’s Play

Look at me, I'm a monster! But what sort of monster am I? Grumpy or cheerful? Cuddly or scary? Noisy or quiet?
This unique book format that's also a mask,...


Look at me, I'm a monster! But what sort of monster am I? Grumpy or cheerful? Cuddly or scary? Noisy or quiet?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will encourage and develop role play, which stimulates your child's imagination and aids social growth and development.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2012


$11.99
Look At Me, I'm A Robot!

ISBN: 9781846434693

Author: Sebastien Braun    Publisher: Child’s Play

Look at me, I'm a robot! But what sort of robot am I? Quiet or noisy? Happy or sad? Fast or slow?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will encoura...


Look at me, I'm a robot! But what sort of robot am I? Quiet or noisy? Happy or sad? Fast or slow?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will encourage and develop role play, which stimulates your child's imagination and aids social growth and development.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2012


$11.99
Look At Me, I'm An Alien!

ISBN: 9781846434716

Author: Sebastien Braun    Publisher: Child’s Play

Look at me, I'm an alien! But what sort of alien am I? Chatty or quiet? Cheeky or shy? Bouncy or still?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will e...


Look at me, I'm an alien! But what sort of alien am I? Chatty or quiet? Cheeky or shy? Bouncy or still?
This unique book format that's also a mask, will encourage and develop role play, which stimulates your child's imagination and aids social growth and development.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2012


$11.99
Ripped Apart : A City In Chaos

ISBN: 9780473215392

Author: Bob Parker   

Ripped Apart is Mayor Bob Parker’s personal story about the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch. Bob’s tireless and unflappable communications gained h...


Ripped Apart is Mayor Bob Parker’s personal story about the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch. Bob’s tireless and unflappable communications gained him superstar status around the world.
He so impressed the American TV network, NBC, it broadcast to the world that New York, after 9/11, had Rudy Giuliani. Christchurch, after the earthquakes, had Bob Parker.
A Christchurch mother said: “For eight days I lived in my house under a table with my children because we were so scared. The only thing that calmed us was Bob’s voice on the radio. We trusted him”.
Within a few months of his triumphs the tide turned. The Minister of Earthquake Recovery, Gerry Brownlee, dubbed him “a clown”; his council was dysfunctional; and Government, not the council, controlled the city’s rebuild.
Ripped Apart reveals the arguments, indecision, petty jealousies, power struggles and policies that occurred before, during, and after the crises. These are balanced with glimpses of dedication, courage, compassion and a unique vision. It is a story about people behind the scenes and events that saw Christchurch Ripped Apart, not just physically, but politically and emotionally.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-1970


$39.99 $19.99
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