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
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
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
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
|Awards:||Shortlisted for 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.|
Tom Scott is a political commentator, political cartoonist, satirist, scriptwriter, playwright, raconteur and funny man. He's been drawing political cartoons for Wellington's Dominion Post since 1988, was in the Press Gallery and was famously banned by PM Muldoon. H... read more
|Author:||Nicky Hager; Jon Stephenson|
In August 2010, a New Zealand soldier died in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. In retaliation, the New Zealand SAS led a raid on two isolated villages in search of the fighters they suspected were responsible. They all k... read more
An expose of the killing of civilians in Afghanistan by the New Zealand SAS, and of a cover-up that implicates the highest levels of government.