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              The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness
               

              The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness (Audio disc / Other, Simultaneous Release)

              Read by Cahalan, Susannah; Fenton, Katherine; Producer Books, Canongate

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              For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness - how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people - sane, normal, well-adjusted me...mbers of society - went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd 'proven' themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?
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              ISBN 9780655649397
              Published NZ 2 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness
               

              The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness (Audio CD / Audio, Simultaneous Release)

              Read by Cahalan, Susannah; Fenton, Katherine; Producer Books, Canongate

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              For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness - how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people - sane, normal, well-adjusted me...mbers of society - went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd 'proven' themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?
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              ISBN 9780655649748
              Published NZ 2 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Radical Acts of Love: How We Find Hope at the End of Life
               

              Radical Acts of Love: How We Find Hope at the End of Life (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Brown, Janie; Producer Books, Canongate

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              In Radical Acts of Love, Janie Brown, oncology nurse of 30 years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts 20 conversations she has had with the dying, including those personally close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experi...ence of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities. As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown gives practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.
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              ISBN 9780655653912
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Radical Acts of Love: How We Find Hope at the End of Life
               

              Radical Acts of Love: How We Find Hope at the End of Life (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Brown, Janie; Producer Books, Canongate

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              In Radical Acts of Love, Janie Brown, oncology nurse of 30 years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts 20 conversations she has had with the dying, including those personally close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experi...ence of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities. As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown gives practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.
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              ISBN 9780655653905
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
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              The Girls of Slender Means
               

              The Girls of Slender Means (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Spark, Muriel; Read by Stevenson, Juliet; Producer Books, Canongate

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              'Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions' It is 1945: a time of cultural and political change, and also one of slender means. Spark's evocative and sharply drawn narrative focuses on a group of women living together in a hostel in Kensin...gton who face new challenges in uncertain times. The novel is at once dramatic and character-based and shows Muriel Spark at the height of her literary powers.
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              ISBN 9780655667278
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
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              Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth
               

              Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Richards, Dan; Producer Books, Canongate

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              There are still wild places out there on our crowded planet. Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores the appeal of far-flung outposts in mountains, tundra, forests, oceans and deserts. Their untamed nature is part of their beauty and such places have long dra...wn the adventurous, the spiritual and the artistic. For those who go in search of the silence, isolation and adventure of wilderness it is - perhaps ironically - to man-made shelters that they often need to head; to bothies, bivouacs, camps and sheds. Part of the allure of such refuges is their simplicity: enough architecture to keep the weather at bay but not so much as to distract from the natural world. Following a route from the Cairngorms of Scotland to the fire-watch lookouts of Washington State; from Iceland's 'Houses of Joy' to the Utah desert; frozen ghost towns in Svalbard to shrines in Japan; Roald Dahl's Metro-land writing hut to a lighthouse in the North Atlantic, Richards explores landscapes which have inspired us and asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? What can we do to protect it? And what does the future hold for outposts on the edge?
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              ISBN 9780655664550
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              A Far Cry From Kensington
               

              A Far Cry From Kensington (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Spark, Muriel; Read by Stevenson, Juliet; Producer Books, Canongate

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              First published in 1988 and described by Ali Smith as 'one of Muriel Spark's most liberating, and meditative novels' - A Far Cry from Kensington shows Muriel Spark at the mature height of her powers. The narrator is one Mrs. Hawkins. She writes from Italy, a far cry from Kensingt...on indeed, taking us back to her threadbare years in postwar London. As a young, rather fat war-widow she spent her days working for a crazy, almost bankrupt publisher, and her nights offering advice from her boarding-house in South Kensington. In both locations our heroine soon uncovered difficulties: shady literary dealing, anonymous letters, blackmail and even suicide. Whilst Mrs. Hawkins innocently, confidently put about setting things right, she could little imagine the ensuing mayhem and consequences. Now many decades older, thinner, and pleased with her situation in Italy, Mrs. Hawkins reflects on all those dark happenings, recounting how her own life changed forever.
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              ISBN 9780655669609
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Nineteen Eighty-Four
               

              Nineteen Eighty-Four (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Orwell, George; Read by Wincott, Andrew; Producer Books, Canongate

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              Big Brother is watching you ... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party's power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the ...Ministry of Truth, the Party's department for propaganda, Winston Smith's job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair. As he writes the words 'down with Big Brother', his personal rebellion begins ... George Orwell's masterpiece is the definitive dystopian novel and one of the most influential works of the 20th century. It is as relevant today as it was when first published in 1949.
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              ISBN 9780655669647
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              A Far Cry From Kensington
               

              A Far Cry From Kensington (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Spark, Muriel; Read by Stevenson, Juliet; Producer Books, Canongate

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              First published in 1988 and described by Ali Smith as 'one of Muriel Spark's most liberating, and meditative novels' - A Far Cry from Kensington shows Muriel Spark at the mature height of her powers. The narrator is one Mrs. Hawkins. She writes from Italy, a far cry from Kensingt...on indeed, taking us back to her threadbare years in postwar London. As a young, rather fat war-widow she spent her days working for a crazy, almost bankrupt publisher, and her nights offering advice from her boarding-house in South Kensington. In both locations our heroine soon uncovered difficulties: shady literary dealing, anonymous letters, blackmail and even suicide. Whilst Mrs. Hawkins innocently, confidently put about setting things right, she could little imagine the ensuing mayhem and consequences. Now many decades older, thinner, and pleased with her situation in Italy, Mrs. Hawkins reflects on all those dark happenings, recounting how her own life changed forever.
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              ISBN 9780655669616
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
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              The Shadow King
               

              The Shadow King (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Mengiste, Maaza; Read by Miles, Robin; Producer Books, Canongate

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              Ethiopia, 1935. With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilise his strongest men before the Italians invade. Hirut and the... other women long to do more than care for the wounded and bury the dead. When Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope, it is Hirut who offers a plan to maintain morale. She helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms. But how could she have predicted her own personal war, still to come, as a prisoner of one of Italy's most vicious officers? The Shadow King is a gorgeously crafted and unputdownable exploration of female power, and what it means to be a woman at war.
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              ISBN 9780655670230
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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