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            The Magician
             

            The Magician (Hardback)

            By Toibin, Colm

            • RRP: $61.50
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            From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family. The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First Wo...rld War, cheerleading the German army, but have a clear vision of the future in the second, anticipating the horrors of Nazism. He would have six children and keep his homosexuality hidden; he was a man forever connected to his family and yet bore witness to the ravages of suicide. He would write some of the greatest works of European literature, and win the Nobel Prize, but would never return to the country that inspired his creativity. Through one life, Colm Toibin tells the breathtaking story of the twentieth century. ___________________________________ ***Praise for Colm Toibin*** 'A celebration of what novels can do' Observer 'Devastatingly human . . . savage, sordid and hauntingly believable' Guardian 'Tremendous, richly beautiful, wonderful . . . it does everything we ought to ask of a great novel' Tessa Hadley 'Subtle and enthralling' Sunday Times
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            ISBN 9780241004616
            Publisher Penguin
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            My Remarkable Journey

            My Remarkable Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Johnson, Katherine; Hylick, Joylette

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live through a century of turmoil and change. In 2015, at ...the age of 97, Katherine Johnson became a global celebrity. President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom-the nation's highest civilian honor-for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA's first flights into space. Her contributions to America's space program were celebrated in a blockbuster and Academy-award nominated movie. In this memoir, Katherine shares her personal journey from child prodigy in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia to NASA human computer. In her life after retirement, she served as a beacon of light for her family and community alike. Her story is centered around the basic tenets of her life-no one is better than you, education is paramount, and asking questions can break barriers. The memoir captures the many facets of this unique woman: the curious daddy's girl, pioneering professional, and sage elder. This multidimensional portrait is also the record of a century of racial history that reveals the influential role educators at segregated schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities played in nurturing the dreams of trailblazers like Katherine. The author pays homage to her mentor-the African American professor who inspired her to become a research mathematician despite having his own dream crushed by racism. Infused with the uplifting wisdom of a woman who handled great fame with genuine humility and great tragedy with enduring hope, My Remarkable Journey ultimately brings into focus a determined woman who navigated tough racial terrain with soft-spoken grace-and the unrelenting grit required to make history and inspire future generations.
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            ISBN 9780063204850
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Ravine: A family, a photograph, a Holocaust massacre revealed

            The Ravine: A family, a photograph, a Holocaust massacre revealed (Hardback)

            By Lower, Wendy

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            A book about a terrible photograph - an exceptionally rare 'action shot' documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family in Ukraine, 1941. Wendy Lower's research sheds light on the early phase of the genocide, the period that's now known as 'the Holocaust by bulle...t'.
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            ISBN 9781800246645
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific
              

            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific (Paperback)

            By Mallon, Sean; Edited by Mahina-Tuai, Kolokesa; Salesa, Damon Ieremia

            • RRP: $79.99
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            This illustrated history tells the amazing story of Pacific people and their relationships with, and contributions to, New Zealand society. In a great feat of exploration and migration, Pacific Islanders became the first people to step foot on these shores some 800 years ago. Tod...ay, New Zealand is home to the largest population of Pacific Islanders anywhere in the world, and New Zealand has a long history with the other islands of the Pacific, their people and their cultures. Yet how many New Zealanders consider themselves Pacific Islanders, despite this shared geography and past? How many know the amazing history of New Zealands Pacific people? Tangata o le Moana is the first book to present that history. It tells the stories of Pacific people past and present, in all areas of life on the street, on the sports field, in the recording studio, on the political stage, and beyond. There are highs, and there are lows from the dawn raids of the 1970s to Tana Umaga becoming first Samoan captain of the All Blacks. And alongside tales of legendary figures like Kupe and historical figures like the navigator priest Tupaia, there are previously untold stories, too like the first-person accounts of Pacific people who visited and settled here in the 1800s, at a time when New Zealands leaders dreamed of creating their own empire in the Pacific, or the Pacific Islands soldiers who fought and died for New Zealand in the two world wars. Across fifteen chapters written by leading historians and writers, every aspect of New Zealands relationship with Pacific people is covered from migration to tourism, economics to politics, sport to the arts. Drawing on diverse sources and handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned maps, historical and contemporary photos, archival documents and images of evocative museum objects, Tangata o le Moana presents a very colourful, deeply human record of the story of New Zealand as a Pacific place
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            ISBN 9781877385728
            Published NZ 20 Apr 2012
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

            Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lownie, Andrew

            • RRP: $36.99
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            The explosive new book by the bestselling author of The Mountbattens.

            ISBN 9781788704830
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bonnier Books Ltd
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            The Twins of Auschwitz: The inspiring true story of a young girl surviving Mengele's hell

            The Twins of Auschwitz: The inspiring true story of a young girl surviving Mengele's hell (Paperback)

            By Kor, Eva Mozes; Buccieri, Lisa Rojany

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            The heart-breaking and inspiring memoir of a 10-year old Auschwitz Twin

            ISBN 9781913183578
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence
             

            Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence (Hardback)

            By Wilson, Frances

            • RRP: $61.43
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            D H Lawrence is no longer censored, but he is still on trial - and we are still unsure what the verdict should be, or how to describe him: a nostalgic modernist, a sexually repressed Priest of Love, a critic of genius who believed in his own worst writing, an intellectual who tra...ded the intellect for a wisdom of the very body that kept failing him; and a sceptic who told us not to look in his novels for 'the old stable ego', yet pioneered the genre we now celebrate as as auto-fiction. In a triptych of biographical tales based on the memoirs of those who both loved and hated him, Frances Wilson presents a complex, courageous and often comic fugitive, careering around a world in the grip of apocalypse, in search of utopias and in flight from illness. Beginning in 1915 - the year when 'the old world ended' - 'Inferno' sees Lawrence outlawed: The Rainbow banned and the remaining copies burned. Determined to live outside time, he and his wife Frieda find themselves wandering the peninsular underworld of Cornwall. In 'Purgatory', Lawrence surfaces in Italy during the postwar years where, in the company of a homosexual con man (whose biographer he will become), he sheds his former selves in the Abbey of Monte Cassino; and in 'Paradise', Lawrence is lured to the high altitudes of New Mexico by society sorceress Mabel Dodge Luhan, with orders to save the Native Americans and write the Great American Novel. Frances Wilson returns Lawrence to his physical settings, taking seriously his conviction that the centre cannot hold, but is on the brink of collapse. We might now, she suggests - one hundred years after the publication of Women in Love - be ready to hear what he had to tell us.
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            ISBN 9781408893623
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Queen
             

            The Queen (Hardback)

            By Dennison, Matthew

            • RRP: $61.43
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            A biography of Elizabeth II, as well as a social history of post-war British history.

            ISBN 9781788545914
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Princess Mary: The First Modern Princess
             

            Princess Mary: The First Modern Princess (Hardback)

            By Basford, Elisabeth; Foreword by Vickers, Hugo

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            Princess Diana is seen as the first member of the British royal family to tear up the rulebook, and the Duchess of Cambridge is modernising the monarchy in strides. But before them was another who paved the way. Born in 1897, Princess Mary was one of the hardest-working members o...f the royal family, known for her no-nonsense philosophy. During the First World War she came into her own, launching an appeal to furnish every British troop and sailor with a Christmas gift, and training as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital. As the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, she would live to see not only two of her brothers ascend the throne but also her niece Queen Elizabeth II. In the first biography in decades, Elisabeth Basford offers a fresh appraisal of a princess who redefined the title for the modern age.
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            ISBN 9780750992619
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies
             

            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies (Hardback)

            By Thompson, Laura

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 21

            A survey of the world of the wealthy heiress - glittering and gleaming, flawed and fascinating - from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

            ISBN 9781788548229
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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