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              We Were Not Men

              We Were Not Men (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mattinson, Campbell

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              A novel that punches you in the heart: the powerful, unbearably moving and ultimately uplifting story of twin brothers, Jon and Eden, as they grow up and begin to understand what it is to be men, and what it takes to knit a fractured family back together. 'We were sons, we were b...rothers. I didn't know how to be either.' This is a story about love. About the love that nine-year-old twins Jon and Eden Hardacre have for their mum, for the creek that they swim in, for each other - this is the love that they trust, that's clear and pure as sunlight, as honey, as water. But in the wake of a terrible accident, the boys have to grow up fast. They compete with each other to make the Olympic Games swimming squad, fall in love with the same girl, and begin to realise how complicated love can be and how it doesn't always show itself in the ways that we expect. Heart-hammeringly original, intense and deeply moving, We Were Not Men is a powerhouse of a novel about all the various faces that love shows us and how sometimes, distracted by life, ambition or attraction, we take it for granted until it's too late - or almost too late. An unforgettable novel that pulses with grief, revelation, hope and love.
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              ISBN 9781460759523
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              174 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Wine Hunter: The Life Story of Australia's First Great Winemaker

              The Wine Hunter: The Life Story of Australia's First Great Winemaker (Hardback)

              By Mattinson, Campbell

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              Australia's first great winemaker was a Frenchman. As a 24 year old, in 1921, he walked onto a hillside vineyard in the Hunter Valley north-west of Sydney and in a hard, hot climate set about growing and crafting wines that, when finally opened as fifty- and sixty-year-olds, beca...me renowned as Australia's first great wines. He made these wines without electricity, with bare bones equipment - his winery, Mount Pleasant never once turned a profit during his 30 year struggle - and with a broken heart. What he achieved out there on that hillside is one of the miracles of wine. The Wine Hunter is Maurice O'Shea's remarkable story. James Halliday described this book as One of the most remarkable wine books to come my way. It will capture anyone who reads it; this is not a wine geek book, but an epic. This is a book for wine lovers young and old.
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              ISBN 9781743791271
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2015
              Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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