NZ Natural History
From an extinct giant eagle and an owl that sounded like the devil, to the morepork we hear calling at night, the falcon that appears on our $20 note and the hawks we see swooping on the grisly remains of dead critters on th... read more
GO GIRL is a collection of true stories about New Zealand women who have done extraordinary things. They strove for their goals. They weren't afraid to step up or speak out. They blazed a trail for others to follow. This book was written to show that YOU ... read more
|Author:||Laurence Fearnley , Paul Hersey|
"The air temperature was probably -35 degrees Celsius with wind chill. We couldn't stand still for long. Our brains felt taxed and our bodies were running on empty. On the Football Field not far from the summit, Sue discovered a square of chocolate. We shared it, telling our bodie... read more
When writer and historian Peter Wells found a cache of family letters amongst his elderly mother's effects, he realised that he had the means of retracing the history of a not-untypical family swept out to New Zealand during the great nineteenth-century human... read more
|Awards:||Winner of The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018 - Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards|
Carla, Sharon and Duey have worked in fashion for longer than they care to remember. For them, there's nothing new under the sun. They're Generation X: tired, cynical and sick of being used.
Tommy, Cal and Kurt are millennials. They've come from nowhere, but with their mon... read more
Great Walks of New Zealand is a tribute to New Zealand's eight finest walking tracks, by renowned wilderness photographer Craig Potton. Based on the best-selling Classic Walks of New Zealand, this book has been updated and revised to focus on our Great Walks, a reflectio... read more
It's Dunedin 1892, and the women's suffrage movement is gaining momentum. Left to fend for herself when her husband's committed to the Seacliff Lunatic Asylum, 23-year-old Eva meets Grace, an outspoken suffragist with an exotic and mysterious past. As the friendship between the t... read more
Have you ever wondered why New Zealand's plants and animals are so different from those in other countries? Why kakapo is the only parrot in the world that cannot fly, or why the kiwi lives here and nowhere else? New Zealand is an extraordinary place, u... read more
As reviewed by Mike in our March newsletter...
This book was first published in 2006 but as the author explains; things have changed. Gondwana was a supercontinent thought to have existed in Palaeozoic times (600 million years ago). As a landmass i... read more
Following the ongoing success of A Short History of New Zealand, Great Tales of New Zealand History and Great Tales of Rural New Zealand - all reprinted and still going strong - Gordon McLauchlan has turned his masterful storytelling skills to one of the m... read more
|Author:||Geoffrey Palmer; Andrew Butler|
NZ Non Fiction
Towards Democratic Renewal reinforces Palmer and Butler's argument for a robust and democratic framework that will safeguard our political system against future challenges, from climate change to earthquakes, `post-truth' politics and surveillance.
If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up ... read more
This is a historical novel of considerable depth. A young New Zealander travels to London in the late 1940's, meets and marries Eva, a beautiful woman with an East European background and Jewish parentage. They return to Auckland to raise a family and it's their daughter Lisa... read more