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              The Tally Stick
                

              The Tally Stick (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nixon, Carl

              • RRP: $36.00
              • $27.00
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jul 20

              A compulsive and chilling novel about subjugation, survival and the meaning of family. The car containing the four sleeping children left the earth. From the top of the wooded bluff, where the rain-slick road had curved so treacherously, down to the swollen river at the base of t...he cliff, was easily sixty feet. There was no moon that night, only low, leaden cloud clogging the sky. As if suspended, the car hung in the air for a fraction - of a fraction - of a moment . . . John Chamberlain has brought his family to New Zealand from the UK. Before he starts his new job, he takes them on a driving holiday. The car skids over the road and hurtles off a cliff. The year is 1978. In 2010 the remains of John's older son have been discovered in a remote part of the West Coast, showing he lived for four years after the family disappeared. Found alongside him are his father's watch and what turns out to be a tally stick, a piece of wood scored across, marking items of debt. How had he survived and then died? Where was the rest of his family? And what did the tally stick signify?
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              ISBN 9780143774761
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Rocking Horse Road
                  

              Rocking Horse Road (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Nixon, Carl

              Much more than a murder mystery, this powerful novel is about coming of age and loss of innocence. The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road,... which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the ocean and the estuary. It's an event that for one hot summer brings together a group of fifteen-year-old boys and then keeps them linked for the rest of their lives. Evolving from Nixon's celebrated short story, this compelling novel shows New Zealand turning upon itself during the 1981 Springbok Tour. It examines how early events can influence the rest of our lives, and probes ideas of community, collective memory and story-telling.
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              ISBN 9781869790936
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2010
              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 Virgin and the Whale: a love story
                

              The Virgin and the Whale: a love story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nixon, Carl

              • RRP: $38.00
              • $28.50
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              • Temporarily out of stock

              A touching, clever novel about stories, about using them to create your own identity, and about the way they can forge bonds of love. It is 1919. Elizabeth Whitman is working as a nurse in the local hospital, waiting for her husband to return from war, though he is missing in act...ion, 'presumed dead'. She keeps him alive for their four-year-old son, Jack, by telling the story of a man she calls The Balloonist, who went away in a hot-air balloon and has adventures in exotic countries. When she is asked to nurse a returned soldier whose head injury has reduced him to an animal-like state with no memory, Elizabeth starts telling stories to him. It is through them that she manages to engage his interest and offer him a new life . . . in more ways than one.
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              ISBN 9781775533757
              Published NZ 6 Sep 2013
              Publisher Random House
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              Rocking Horse Road (16pt Large Print Edition)
                  

              Rocking Horse Road (16pt Large Print Edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Nixon, Carl

              • RRP: $78.99
              • $78.99
              • In Stock US

              Much more than a murder mystery, this powerful novel is about coming of age and loss of innocence. The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, wh...ich runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone - dry sand' bet...
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              ISBN 9780369317391
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2013
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              The Virgin and the Whale: a love story
                 

              The Virgin and the Whale: a love story (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Nixon, Carl

              A touching, clever novel about stories, about using them to create your own identity, and about the way they can forge bonds of love. It is 1919. Elizabeth Whitman is working as a nurse in the local hospital, waiting for her husband to return from war, though he is missing in act...ion, 'presumed dead'. She keeps him alive for their four-year-old son, Jack, by telling the story of a man she calls The Balloonist, who went away in a hot-air balloon and has adventures in exotic countries. When she is asked to nurse a returned soldier whose head injury has reduced him to an animal-like state with no memory, Elizabeth starts telling stories to him. It is through them that she manages to engage his interest and offer him a new life . . . in more ways than one.
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              ISBN 9781775533764
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              Language en
              Published NZ 6 Sep 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Loan Credits 36
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              Settlers' Creek
                 

              Settlers' Creek (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Nixon, Carl

              A poignant and contentious novel by a rising star of New Zealand literature. Box Saxton just wants to bury his teenage stepson's body in the churchyard near the farm where Box grew up. What happens, though, when the boy's biological father, a Maori leader, unexpectedly turns u...p in the days before the funeral and forcibly takes the boy's body? According to Maori custom the boy must be buried in the tribe's ancestral cemetery at the small coastal town of Kaipuna. According to the law there is very little Box can do. With no plan and little hope, Box gets in his old truck and drives north, desperate and heartbroken. Settlers' Creek explores the claims of both indigenous people and more recent settlers to have a spiritual link to the land. 'Brave, bold and unflinching, Carl Nixon's Settler's Creek is one of the best novels to come out of New Zealand. It's not only a gripping, brutal, thriller but also a dissection of a country and its culture. It's the kind of book that gets you run out of town.' - Witi Ihimaera
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              ISBN 9781869794040
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Loan Credits 36
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              Reading the Signs
                 

              Reading the Signs (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Nixon, Carl

              A world full of signs, but can you trust what they say? A clever and touching short story about fathers and sons and reading what we signify to each other. Guilt pushes Rob into accompanying his elderly father on a long road trip. But when a phone call disrupts their journey, who... is looking after whom?
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              ISBN 9781775534365
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              Published NZ 2 Aug 2013
              Publisher Penguin
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              Loan Credits 36
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              Settlers' Creek (1 Volumes Set)
                 

              Settlers' Creek (1 Volumes Set) (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By Nixon, Carl

              Box Saxton just wants to bury his teenage stepson's body in the churchyard near the farm where Box grew up. What happens, though, when the boy's biological father, a Maori leader, unexpectedly turns up in the days before the funeral and forcibly takes the boy's body? According to... Maori custom the boy must be buried in the tribe's ancestral ...
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              ISBN 9781459630376
              Released NZ 14 Oct 2011
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              Series Read How You Want
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              Learn To Use Excel Data Tables In An Hour
               

              Learn To Use Excel Data Tables In An Hour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nixon, Carl

              • RRP: $19.50
              • $19.50
              • In Stock US

              Learn how to use Excel Data Tables in an hour! Even if you are a complete newbie!What if learning a new Excel skill could save you hours of time and make your work more accurate? What if you could learn that new skill in less than hour? Excel data tables is one of Excels most und...errated gems. You can quickly corral your data into usable formats that you can access easily in your formulas. You can even perform What-If analysis quickly and easily on your data. No more worrying about if your data expands - your data tables (and formulas) will auto adjust to accommodate it. In this book you will learn; What a data table is and how they can make your data manageable again How to handle and manipulate large amounts of data in Excel How to stop your formulas breaking when more data is added to your data How to perform What-If analysis on your data the easy way How to find results using the Goal Seeker tool To help you master data tables quickly, each book is written with the beginner in mind Step by step instructions walk you through easy to follow tutorials Detailed illustrations show you the way at every stage More time learning, less time typing - The examples in the book are available as a free download Pick up your copy today!
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              ISBN 9781980721567
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2018
              Publisher Independently Published
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Learn to Use Excel
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              Male'in it
                

              Male'in it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nixon, Carl

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $34.99
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              This book was written to give insight to the author's ways, his general views and concepts on life, and how he has gained his own understandings that are not always how God intended him to live.

              ISBN 9781403315762
              Released NZ 17 Dec 2002
              Publisher AuthorHouse
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