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              Books by Barbara Else

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              Go Girl: A storybook of epic NZ women
               

              Go Girl: A storybook of epic NZ women (Hardback)

              By Else, Barbara

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $33.75
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              "A collection of true stories about New Zealand women who have done extraordinary things. Some of the amazing women whose stories you will find in this book are Dame Whina Cooper, Janet Frame, Farah Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Kate Sheppard, Nancy Wake, Sophie Pascoe, Margaret Mahy, Ly...dia Ko, Merata Mita, Lorde, Rita Angus, Te Puea Herangi and many more"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143771609
              Published NZ 2 Apr 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Queen and the Nobody Boy
               

              The Queen and the Nobody Boy (Paperback)

              By Else, Barbara; Illustrated by Broad, Sam

              An adventure story about greed, rebellion, and finding allies in the most unlikely places. Chapter book for children.

              ISBN 9781877579233
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Tales of Fontania
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              The Knot Impossible
               

              The Knot Impossible (Paperback)

              By Else, Barbara; Illustrated by Broad, Sam

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $19.99
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              "Rufkin must learn to try harder. He is sent to work in a salvage yard, where vicious cave lizards lurk in the mud, among rusting ship hulks saved for scrap. When he hears a small voice cry Help! from the riverbank mangroves, Rufkin and his reluctant new neighbour, Nissy, are cau...ght up in a perilous sea adventure that threatens to bring the end-of-days. Rufkin, the boy who suffers stage-fright, is suddenly centre stage: the only one who can right an ancient wrong and save the kingdom"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781776570041
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Tales of Fontania
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              The Volume of Possible Endings
               

              The Volume of Possible Endings (Paperback)

              By Else, Barbara

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $19.99
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              Dorrity is the only child in magic-free Owl Town. When she finds an enchanted book with dire predictions, she must face her enemies. And who is the strange boy who has appeared in the Beastly Dark? Filled with humour, action, adventure, and magic, this is a truly gripping read fe...aturing a large and memorable cast of characters.
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              ISBN 9781927271377
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age Children
              Series Tales of Fontania
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              Eating Peacocks
                 

              Eating Peacocks (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Else, Barbara

              This poignant, funny novel explores the intricate influences of memory and experience, invention and deception. 'Delia's body lay flat as a piece of paper, blank, as if everything on it had scurried off over the side.' Delia Whittborne finds herself in a hospital bed but can't re...call how she got there, or even who she is. As her memory slowly returns, she realises it's not just her recent past and love-life she needs to make sense of but also her early childhood on her grandparents' farm and the barn with the peacocks strutting around outside. As the fiesty but vulnerable Delia regains physical and psychological strength, Eating Peacocks becomes an assured and subtle exploration of male-female relationships and family life.
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              ISBN 9781775532132
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              Language en
              Published NZ 16 Dec 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              The Warrior Queen
                 

              The Warrior Queen (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Else, Barbara

              The Warrior Queen is a subversive, funny novel about modern middle -class marriage. Kate Wildburn is in trouble. She is an extrovert, a lateral thinker and a talented pianist. She is also a good wife and mother, and an attractive woman who enjoys being a woman. Richard, her su...rgeon husband, is balding, aggressive, hard on his children - and is he having an affair? The Warrior Queen is a subversive look at modern middle -class marriage, a guerrilla war of the sexes fought in well-heeled Auckland among the trendy homes and chic cafes of Remmers and Parnell. With her fine ear for male bluster and female bitchiness, and her subtle observations of family life, Barbara Else has created an elegant black comedy to entertain - and warn - readers from either of the warring camps.
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              ISBN 9781869796136
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              The Case of the Missing Kitchen
                 

              The Case of the Missing Kitchen (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Else, Barbara

              Accessible, warm and witty, Barbara Else's fifth novel is her most effervescent. Suzie, a thirty-seven-year-old single mother, is the youngest of three sisters and a stubborn misfit. While Lara is now going for a top job in the Ministry of Customs and Philippa runs the charity or...ganisation 'Suite Three', Suzie is an on-call chef with a bank account at zero, has a fifteen-year-old son in trouble at school and a ballet-crazy seven year old with head lice. Her love life should be great, as she's just won votes from the students across the road as the 'woman they'd most like to sleep with'. But Gifford, her disarming ex-husband, can't be trusted. She still can't talk to her ex-partner, Luke, and she is on the point of dumping her current lover Caine Smith, the ace police detective. The worst week of Suzie's life begins when Caine summons her to the morgue to identify a woman's body. She arrives home, shocked, to find the place has been burgled. Caine insists Suzie and the children spend the night at his place. Suddenly her kids have gone missing and her world is falling apart. Over the next days, Suzie darts around the city driven by her ferocious maternal instinct and a perverse obstinacy that always seems to prevent her taking the most sensible course of action. Will she get to the bottom of the mystery and how many mysteries are there, past and present? And what's happened to her kitchen?
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              ISBN 9781775531838
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              Language en
              Published NZ 15 Aug 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Wild Latitudes
                

              Wild Latitudes (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By Else, Barbara

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $49.99
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              A clever and entertaining romp of a novel that is an alluring fusion of history, comedy and parody. After the unusual death of their papa, Adele Overend and her younger brother Godwin are dispatched from comfortable Autumn Hall in Yorkshire to the uttermost ends of the earth - go...ld rush Dunedin in 1864. Even worse for the grieving pair, they mus...
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              ISBN 9781459672451
              Released NZ 12 Oct 2013
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Gingerbread Husbands
                 

              Gingerbread Husbands (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Else, Barbara

              A touching, tender and witty novel about men and women and family life. Sophie Redlove has a crumbling Gothic mansion to restore, three children to manage, a distraught friend - as well as possums in the laundry at midnight. She loves her absent husband, Russell - but there's ...an importunate older man who's after her, a slightly sycophantic younger one, an angel and a Viking on the scene . . . And what the hell is Russell up to? And indeed what's the story in Sophie's gradually uncovered past that explains her dependence on those mysterious and vulnerable creatures - men? This enthralling novel takes a touching, tender and witty look at men and women and family life in the nineties, as Sophie struggles with the increasing chaos in her life.
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              ISBN 9781869796730
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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