It used to be that behind every chisel-jawed, No 8-wired Kiwi farmer stood a good woman. But how those times have changed. The New Zealand rural landscape of the 21 century now features many enterprising women engaged in making a living off th... 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.
Both fiction and fact, this fascinating book is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the Battle of Orakau. During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the end... read more
Sleeps Standing / Moetu is a bilingual Maori-English novella from Witi Ihimaera with a translation by Hemi Kelly. Set against the backdrop of the New Zealand Wars, it tells the story of the Battle of Orakau through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Moetu. A b... 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.
A memoir in the form of a series of sharply etched vignettes that shift astonishingly in time and mood, and range in place from Africa and the US to the streets of London. It demonstrates that no moment is isolated, and that privilege, conflict, race and gender are inherent in all our encounters, from the banal to the extreme.
What do you report when you become uncertain of the facts, of the notion of truth and of the purpose of writing? What can you understand of yourself when you are uncertain how or if your memories can be correlated with known 'facts'? Is your idea of yourself anything other than... read more
By any measure, New Zealand must confront some monumental issues in the years ahead. From the future of work to climate change, geopolitical upheaval to housing affordability, wealth inequality to new populism - these challenges are complex and even unprecedented in their s... read more
At a time when we face unprecedented challenges - climate change, rising inequality, economic uncertainties, a rapidly changing concept of ‘work', just to mention a few - we are also seeing an increased disillusionment and more pointedly a dissociation with politics and a l... read more
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 ordinary people living under the New Zealand flag.
Winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year 2015. John Craske, a Norfok fisherman, was born in 1881 and in 1917, when he had just turned thirty-six, he fell seriously ill. For the rest of his life he kept moving in and out of what was described as 'a stuporous ... read more
|Author:||Michal Piotr; Gaszynski Wilkowiecki|
Discover the most intriguing, fascinating and extraordinary facts about the world in this lavishly illustrated, large format atlas. Feed your imagination and go on an adventure with this unusual atlas which is illustrated with a wealth of quirky facts and cur... read more
Tells the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj - and reveals how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India. In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as ... read more
Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to survive our surreal, shocking age. 'Trump, as extreme... read more