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.
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
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
In 2013, Murdoch Stephens began a campaign to double New Zealands refugee quota. Inspired by his time living in Aleppo, Syria, over the next five years he built the campaign into a mainstream national movement - one that contributed to the first growth in New Zealands refugee quota for ... 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
In a timely and incisive follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers sharp commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the r... read more
A few years ago I read Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me and was bowled over by her clarity, wit, anger and determination. Her recent collection of feminist essays, The Mother of All Questions, covers similar ground. She explores power, prejudice an... read more
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"A modern feminist classic."--The Guardian
From the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely manifesto on women and power.
At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the ... 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