A short account of a long life, told through a succession of overcoats.
Two visits to the Auschwitz concentration camp end in silence.
|Awards:||A Winner in Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Both the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction 2018, and Best First Book Award for General Non-Fiction 2018|
A Winner in Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Both the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction 2018, and Best First Book Award for General Non-Fiction 2018.
As a young child Diana Wichtel is brought up in Vancouver, Canada. Her... read more
“It is not you who will speak; let the disaster speak in you, even if it be by your forgetfulness or silence,” wrote Maurice Blanchot in The Writing of the Disaster. When Diana Wichtel was twelve she moved from Canada to New Zealand with her mother ... 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
Oliver Sutherland tell his story as “Last inhabitant of Shackleton’s Hut” when he was working as a biologist studying penguins in the Antarctic in 1962.
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
|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
A Hungarian exile of 1956 with a gift for poetry reflects on a Budapest childhood during World War Two. A complex family spanning the spectrum of Jews, peasants and urban middle class, plus the day-to-day struggle for survival in wartime, make for a memoir... read more