A travelling writer makes an unexpected connection with a customs official in Marrakech.
|Awards:||Long-listed for Baillie Gifford Prize 2017.|
Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures ... read more
From the 1930s through the 1950s, a substantial number of forced migrants - refugees from Nazism, displaced people after World War II and escapees from Communist countries - arrived in New Zealand from Europe. Among them were an extraordinary ... read more
Who's who, where's where and what's what in the arts in Nelson.
Food & Drink
While cooking at Chez Panisse at the start of her career, Samin Nosrat noticed that amid the chaos of the kitchen there were four key principles that her fellow chefs would always fall back on to make their food better: Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat. ... read more
In over 30 essays written over 20 years, one of the worlds great storytellers meditates on story-telling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the origin and composition of... read more
The Unbakery book is a celebration of the food served by the little bird unbakery, along with the chefs who create it. The aim is to celebrate and educate people about the possibilities of what you can create simply using vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
The book encourages fo... read more
From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the beauty and joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of t... read more
A compendium of non-fiction pieces held together by the theme of 'Home' and commissioned from 21 of New Zealand's best writers. Strong, relevant, topical and pertinent, these essays are also compelling, provocative and affecting, they carry the reader from Dunedin to West Papua, Ja... read more
Home: New writing is an excellent collection of essays from New Zealand writers. Each essay chosen by editor Thom Conroy takes you on its own journey, personal yet universal. In his introduction, Conroy reflects on the concept of 'home' being at the forefronts of our minds, with in... read more
|Author:||Jules van Costello|
Food & Drink
The New Zealand beer industry is a dynamic one - full of larger-than-life, passionate characters; from loveable rogues through to budding mad scientists. Our beers are just as diverse. Bringing together brewing traditions from all over the world... read more
The craft beer industry in New Zealand has been on the up and up since the 1980s. Nelson has more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the country: there are several dedicated craft beer bars - The Freehouse and the Craft Beer Depot; and a... read more
When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? The two are impossibly and gloriously wedded, as Hill shows in Jacob's Room Is Full of Books. Considering everything from Edith Wharton's novels through Alan Bennett... read more
Night photography of New Zealand scenes and landscapes, combined with pithy proverbs and quotes. Featuring rural and suburban settings from around the country, this is the first book of night photos to be published in NZ. As well as full colour ... read more