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              Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel
               

              Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel (Hardback)

              By Holmes, Rachel

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $66.82
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              • Internationally sourced

              On the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the definitive biography of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst--political rebel, human rights champion, and radical feminist ahead of her time.

              ISBN 9781408880418
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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              The Secret Life of Dr James Barry: Victorian England's Most Eminent Surgeon

              The Secret Life of Dr James Barry: Victorian England's Most Eminent Surgeon (Paperback)

              By Holmes, Rachel

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $19.49
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              'A vivid and intelligent biography' Observer James Barry was one of the nineteenth century's most exceptional doctors, and one of its great unsung heroes. Famed for his brilliant innovations, Dr Barry influenced the birth of modern medical practice in places as far apart as South... Africa, Jamaica and Canada. Barry's skills attracted admirers across the globe, but there were also many detractors of the ostentatious dandy, who caused controversy everywhere he went. Yet unbeknownst to all, the military surgeon concealed a lifelong secret at the heart of his identity: on his death Barry was claimed to be anatomically female and in fact a cross-dresser. Vividly drawn and meticulously researched, The Secret Life of Dr James Barry brings to life one of the most enigmatic figures of the Victorian age, elevating its subject to a latter-day transgender icon - and is a landmark in the art of biography.
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              ISBN 9781408891575
              Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              238 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Finding Kite: A Social Skills Adventure Story

              Finding Kite: A Social Skills Adventure Story (Paperback)

              By Holmes, Rachel

              • RRP: $28.99
              • $28.99
              • Pre Release Local

              This choose your own adventure story is a unique, illustrated resource and a compelling mystery, focused on developing the social skills of autistic children. Trapped in Tudor England in 1535, in a world very different from their own, the reader must take on the role of the main ...character and work out why horses are mysteriously dying. Confronted by challenging social situations and decisions that will either help or hinder the narrative, they need to solve the mystery in order to get home. The story provides a springboard for children to test out different actions and to experience a range of possible consequences and pathways. Decisions the reader must make tackle challenges such as working together and overcoming conflict, processing information and sensory processing skills, and managing emotions and anxiety. This book: Is an engaging interactive story to enable discussion and create moments for deeper thinking and self-reflection Can be used either in small groups or 1:1 intervention Links directly to worksheets from the accompanying teacher resource, providing a personalised development tool that can be flexible according to the child's needs Although created with girls in mind, positioning the reader as the main character allows all children to become fully immersed in the narrative. This is an invaluable resource to develop social skills and build confidence amongst children aged 8-12.
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              ISBN 9780367510350
              Released NZ 19 Apr 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Adventures in Social Skills
              Availability
              10 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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              The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Sarah Baartman

              The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Sarah Baartman (Paperback)

              By Holmes, Rachel

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $19.49
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              'A significant and timely book ... Holmes has produced a laceratingly powerful story' Frances Wilson, Literary Review In 1810 the slave turned showgirl Saartjie Baartman, London's most famous curiosity, became its legal cause celebre. Famed for her exquisite physique - in particu...lar her shapely bottom - she was stared at, stripped, pinched, painted, worshipped and ridiculed. This talented, tragic young South African woman became a symbol of exploitation, colonialism - and defiance. In this scintillating and vividly written book Rachel Holmes traces the full arc of Baartman's extraordinary life for the first time.
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              ISBN 9781408899113
              Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              40 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel
               

              Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel (Paperback)

              By Holmes, Rachel

              • RRP: $26.99
              • $21.05
              • Save $5.94
              • Pub Date
                30 Nov 21

              'It's impossible to summarise adequately a book so magnificent' Gerard DeGroot, The Times The definitive biography of Sylvia Pankhurst, a woman ahead of her times - political rebel, human rights champion and radical feminist. Born into one Britain's most famous activist families,... Sylvia Pankhurst was a natural rebel; a talented artist, prolific writer and newspaper editor. A free spirit and radical visionary, history placed her in the shadow of her famous mother, Emmeline, and elder sister, Christabel. Yet Sylvia Pankhurst was the most revolutionary of them all. Sylvia found her voice fighting militantly for votes for women. Her commitment to equality caused her to serve multiple sentences in Holloway prison - where she was tortured. The vote was just the beginning of her lifelong defence of human rights, from her early warnings of the rise of fascism in Europe, to her campaigning against racism and championing of the liberation struggles in Africa and India. Sylvia's adventures in America, Soviet Russia, Scandinavia, Europe and East Africa made her a true internationalist. She was one of the great minds of the modern era, engaging with political giants, including Churchill, Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, George Bernard Shaw, W.E.B. Du Bois and Haile Selassie. Her intimate life was no less controversial. The rupture between Sylvia, Emmeline and Christabel became worldwide news. Her love affair with the married Keir Hardie was one of the great political romances of the age, and she never married her life partner Silvio Corio, with whom she had a son at the age of forty-five. Acclaimed biographer Rachel Holmes interweaves the personal and political to reveal Sylvia Pankhurst as never before. This major new biography celebrates a life in resistance, painting a compelling portrait of one of the greatest unsung political figures of the twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9781408880456
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Adventures in Social Skills: The 'Finding Kite' Story and Teacher Guide

              Adventures in Social Skills: The 'Finding Kite' Story and Teacher Guide (Paperback, Contains 2 Paperback / softbacks)

              By Holmes, Rachel

              • RRP: $58.99
              • $58.99
              • Pre Release Local

              This compelling choose your own adventure story and accompanying teacher resource have been created to develop the social skills of autistic children aged 8-12. The reader takes on the role of the main character who finds themselves trapped in Tudor England and, confronted by cha...llenging social situations and decisions that could help or hinder the narrative, must solve a mystery to get home. Circumstances throughout the narrative are linked to accompanying worksheets in the teacher resource that explore topics such as wellbeing, teamwork, managing conflict and processing information. Suitable for use in small groups or 1:1, the programme is flexible in design, allowing the facilitator to respond to the needs of each child. Key features of this set include: An engaging illustrated interactive story that places the reader at the heart of the narrative, encouraging discussion and creating moments for deeper thinking and self-reflection Photocopiable and downloadable worksheets divided into sections focused on 'Making Sense of my World' and 'Connecting with Others' A gentle and fun approach to social skills development, this is an invaluable resource for anybody looking to support students aged 8-12 as they build an understanding of the complexities of social dynamics. Although created with autistic girls in mind, it can be used with students of different genders and adapted for their needs.
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              ISBN 9780367510343
              Released NZ 19 Apr 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Adventures in Social Skills
              Availability
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              Early Childhood Studies: A Multiprofessional Perspective
               

              Early Childhood Studies: A Multiprofessional Perspective (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jones, Liz; Holmes, Rachel; Powell, John

              • RRP: $111.99
              • $65.87
              • Save $46.12
              • Internationally sourced

              Explores the early years, power and politics by looking at child rights, the politics of play, families, and working with parents and carers. This book also explores facts and fantasies about childhood experiences, such as anti-discriminatory practice, the law, child protection, ...and health issues.
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              ISBN 9780335214853
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2005
              Publisher Open University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series UK Higher Education Oup Humanities & Social Sciences Education Oup
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              Working with Young Children in Museums: Weaving Theory and Practice
               

              Working with Young Children in Museums: Weaving Theory and Practice (Hardback)

              Edited by Hackett, Abigail; Holmes, Rachel; MacRae, Christina

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
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              Working with Young Children in Museums makes a major contribution to the small body of extant research on young children in museums, galleries and heritage sites. Bridging theory and practice, the book introduces theoretical concepts in a clear and concise manner, whilst also pro...viding inspirational insights into everyday programming in museums. Structured around three key themes, this volume seeks to diverge from the dominant socio-cultural learning models that are generally employed in the museum learning literature. It introduces a body of theories that have variously been called new materialist, spatial, posthuman and Deleuzian, theories which enable a focus on the body, movement and place and which have not yet been widely shared or developed with the museum sector or explicitly connected to practice. This book outlines these theories in an accessible way, explaining their usefulness for conceptualising young children in museums and connecting them to practical examples of programming in a range of locations via a series of contributed case studies. Connecting theory to practice for readers in a way that emphasizes possibility, Working with Young Children in Museums should be essential reading for museum practitioners working in a range of institutions around the world. It should be of equal interest to researchers and students engaged in the study of museum learning, early childhood education and children's experiences in museums.
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              ISBN 9781138352964
              Released NZ 13 Mar 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Global Perspectives on Children in Museums
              Availability
              Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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              Fifty Shades of Feminism

              Fifty Shades of Feminism (Paperback)

              By Appignanesi, Lisa; Orbach, Susie; Holmes, Rachel

              • RRP: $28.99
              • $22.61
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              The antidote to the idea that being a woman is all about submitting to desire. There are many more shades than that and here are fifty women to explore them.

              ISBN 9780349008448
              Released NZ 8 Nov 2016
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Availability
              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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              Eleanor Marx: A Life

              Eleanor Marx: A Life (Paperback)

              By Holmes, Rachel

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $19.49
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              The extraordinary and dramatic biography of the first modern feminist, who spent her entire life fighting for the principle of equality

              ISBN 9781408852897
              Released NZ 27 May 2015
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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