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            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
             

            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art (Hardback)

            By Wragg Sykes, Rebecca

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.19
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            This book shoves aside the cliche of the shivering ragged figure in an ice wasteland to tell the complex and fascinating true story of the Neanderthal.

            ISBN 9781472937490
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Treasure of the General Grant
               

            Treasure of the General Grant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wilson, Brian

            • RRP: $30.50
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            On the 4th May 1866 the General Grant, a 179-foot clipper, came to grief on the cliffs of the Auckland Islands of New Zealand. At the time it was travelling from Melbourne to London carrying 83 passengers and reportedly 2,576 ounces of gold? Robbie, a Southland (New Zealand) shee...p farmer suspects that his uncle a famous treasure hunter salvaged this treasure but the secret dies on his uncle's deathbed. He inherits his uncle's estate but is also left with the unanswered question about the General Grant. Robbie's obsession to resolve this mystery takes him down a dangerous path where he brushes with unsavoury characters who have more than a passing interest in the gold. Did his uncle salvage the gold and who really was his uncle? This thriller involves historical events woven into a work of fiction and is of particular interest to those in New Zealand. Australia and England. In the early history of New Zealand and Australia, ships took the dangerous but fastest route to England sailing west to east through the Southern Ocean. Many ships disappeared hitting icebergs, coming to grief around the horn or ending up as wrecks like the General Grant on sub-Antarctic islands. My book covers the laidback, rural, New Zealand lifestyle of a Southland farmer caught up in this mystery. In reading this book one will not only enjoy a gripping thriller but will be left learning what is known about the General Grant and deciding whether the treasure has been salvaged.
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            ISBN 9780473543471
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            The Runes of Destiny: An epic, romantic timeslip adventure
             

            The Runes of Destiny: An epic, romantic timeslip adventure (Paperback)

            By Courtenay, Christina

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Feb 21

            Christina Courtenay brings the fascinating Viking era to life in her stunning new timeslip novel.

            ISBN 9781472268242
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
              

            The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings (Hardback)

            By Price, Neil

            • RRP: $96.99
            • $72.91
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            • Pub Date
              13 Apr 21

            The Viking Age - between 750 and 1050 - saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they reshaped the world between eastern North America and the Asian steppe. For a millennium, though, their history has largely bee...n filtered through the writings of their victims. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology, their art and culture. From Bjoern Ironside, who led an expedition to sack Rome, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir, the most travelled woman in the world, Price shows us the real Vikings, not the caricatures they have become in popular culture and history.
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            ISBN 9780241283981
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Surfacing
             

            Surfacing (Paperback, Main)

            By Jamie, Kathleen

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize, 2019 Under the ravishing light of an Alaskan sky, objects are spilling from the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village to its hunter-gatherer past. In the shifting sand dunes of a Scottish shoreline, impressively preserved hearths and home...s of Neolithic farmers are uncovered. In a grandmother's disordered mind, memories surface of a long-ago mining accident and a 'mither who was kind'. For this luminous new essay collection, acclaimed author Kathleen Jamie visits archaeological sites and mines her own memories - of her grandparents, of youthful travels - to explore what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past. As always she looks to the natural world for her markers and guides. Most movingly, she considers, as her father dies, and her children leave home, the surfacing of an older, less tethered sense of herself. Surfacing offers a profound sense of time passing and an antidote to all that is instant, ephemeral, unrooted.
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            ISBN 9781908745828
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans - a Story of Love and War
             

            The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans - a Story of Love and War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Katz, Catherine Grace

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              6 Jan 21

            The brilliant untold story of three daughters of diplomacy: Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill, and Kathleen Harriman, glamorous, fascinating young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference with Stalin in the waning days of World War II.

            ISBN 9780008299729
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution
              

            The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution (Library Binding)

            By Hicks, Dan

            • RRP: $72.50
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            A call for western museums to wash their hands of colonial blood

            ISBN 9780745341767
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2020
            Publisher Pluto Press
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            A World Beneath the Sands: Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology
             

            A World Beneath the Sands: Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology (Hardback)

            By Wilkinson, Toby

            • RRP: $57.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Dec 20

            A vivid account of the men and women who revealed the treasures of Ancient Egypt to the world, from the first decipherment of hieroglyphics to the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamun

            ISBN 9781509858705
            Released NZ 9 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

            The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology (Hardback)

            Edited by Shaw, Ian; Bloxam, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $396.99
            • $396.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology offers a comprehensive survey of the entire study of ancient Egypt, from prehistory through to the end of the Roman period. Authoritative yet accessible, and covering a wide range of topics, it is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, an...d general readers alike.
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            ISBN 9780199271870
            Released NZ 11 May 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Handbooks
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            Great Sites of the Ancient World
             

            Great Sites of the Ancient World (Hardback)

            By Bahn, Paul G.

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $44.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Dec 20

            From deserts to hidden corners of busy cities, quiet mountain tops to caves submerged deep underground, Great Sites of the Ancient World is a tour of our human past.

            ISBN 9780711259133
            Released NZ 4 Dec 2020
            Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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