Rich and strange from the tip of its title to its deep-sunk bones' Robert Macfarlane From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. In the third of... read more
A short account of a long life, told through a succession of overcoats.
Two visits to the Auschwitz concentration camp end in silence.
Few may realise that the leader of Turkmenistan a man who once renamed bread after his own mother wrote his own holy book, which is required reading before taking a driving test. It is a book of such time-quaking importance that the mon... read more
At the end of the first volume of Elspeth Sandys absorbing memoir, What Lies Beneath, an adult Elspeth has solved the riddle of her birth parents and begun to piece together the events of her early life and find her place in the world. Casting Off begins on the eve of Elspeths fir... read more
|Author:||Leo Haks; Colleen Dallimore; Alan Jackson|
The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to New Zealand picture postcards beginning in 1897, when the first official postcard was published. The 25-year period that this book covers includes the boon years in New Zealand postcar... read more
Toothbrush drill, sunbathing, treks through forest to the beach, marmite on toast, cod liver oil and Lane's emulsion ... here are 47 rich and often entertaining reminiscences from residents and staff at the Otaki Children's Health Camp... read more
|Author:||Stevan Eldred-Grigg (Contribution by); Hugh Eldred-Grigg (Contribution by)|
|Awards:||Longlisted for 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.|
Phoney Wars looks at the lives of New Zealanders during the greatest armed struggle the world has ever seen: the Second World War. It is not a political, economic or military history; rather it explores what life was like during the war years for... read more
Writer Elspeth Sandys was born during the Second World War, the result of a brief encounter between two people who would never meet again. The first nine months of her life were spent in the Truby King Karitane Hospital in Dunedin, where she was known by her birth name, Fran... read more
A reimagining of modern science and ancient mythology, and of what it means to be human. We may no longer think that the world was hatched from an egg, as the ancient Chinese did, or that our fate is ruled by a capricious Zeus and a resentful Hera. We now ... read more