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            Tough Country
              

            Tough Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bellamy, Mike

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Tall tales of New Zealand bushmen, tradies and back-country rouges Mike Bellamy's father Barry is as tough as they come. Widely credited as the inspiration for Barry Crump's back-country character Sam Cash, Barry was a roving worker in rural North Island during the 50s, 60s and 7...0s. Tough Country is a book about a father by a son, about a bygone era of bushmen, scrub-cutters, hunters and shepherds. It's also a book about the author's own life working the land, and the characters of the 80s and 90s, from tradies and digger-drivers to drain-layers and wharfies.
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            ISBN 9781775541523
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir
              

            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Alison

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            A timely and perceptive memoir from award-winning author and academic Alison Jones. As questions of identity come to the fore once more in New Zealand, this frank and humane account of a life spent traversing Pakeha and Maori worlds offers important insights into our shared life ...on these islands.
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            ISBN 9781988587288
            Published NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (Paperback)

            By MacIntyre, Ben

            • RRP: $28.00
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            'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic... carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...
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            ISBN 9780241972137
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            This Farming Life
              

            This Farming Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Saunders, Tim

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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            Tim Saunders is a farmer and a writer. He describes the seasons: Summer, with shearing, slaughter, crop harvest and conservation; Autumn and its floods, trading stock, drenching and dogging; Winter, the maize harvest and lambing; and Spring, with docking, pet sheep and weaning. H...e explores how a farm that has been in the same family for five generations functions, and describes the everyday lives of farmers and their enduring love of the land and the animals they work with. This is powerful and poignant writing that outlines a lifestyle often taken for granted, and it goes some way to explaining why farmers love what they do and are also conflicted by what they do.
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            ISBN 9781988547466
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Fridays with Jim: Conversations about our country with Jim Bolger
              

            Fridays with Jim: Conversations about our country with Jim Bolger (Hardback)

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            A FORMER NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER CANDIDLY REVIEWS HIS LIFE AND THE STATE OF THE NATION

            ISBN 9780995123021
            Published NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar
              

            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar (Hardback)

            By Scott, Tom

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              13 Aug 20

            Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and could arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. He won two Victoria Crosses (the only combat soldier ever to do so) and in the opinion of his superiors deserved many more.

            ISBN 9781988516608
            Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            These Two Hands: a memoir
             

            These Two Hands: a memoir (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Renee

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            Renee was born grumpy (Ngati Kahungunu/Scot) and nothing has changed.

            ISBN 9780994137845
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2017
            Publisher Makaro Press
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            White Moko: Stories from my life
              

            White Moko: Stories from my life (Paperback)

            By Tipene, Tim

            • RRP: $34.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Sep 20

            A memoir from award-winning writer and inspirational speaker Tim Tipene. Tim founded the Warrior Kids programme 22 years ago. Himself the product of rape, he spent a miserable childhood in which he was abused by both his birth and foster families. His courses now empower families... and children and this memoir is a recollection of his life, raised in vio- lence, following on from a junior collection published last year, Mrs Battleship. It is a tribute especially to the few teachers who acted at different times to protect him, as well as his discovery that not everyone endured what he did.This is funny, sad, poignant and telling. Tim has found jewels of wisdom and love in a world that had no place for him
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            ISBN 9780995106789
            Published NZ 11 Sep 2020
            Publisher OneTree House Ltd
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            Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII
              

            Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII (Paperback)

            By Coutts, Brent

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            • Pub Date
              30 Jul 20

            In Crossing the Lines, Brent Coutts brings to light the previously untold history of New Zealand homosexual soldiers in World War II, drawing on the experiences of ordinary men who lived through extraordinary times.

            ISBN 9781988592381
            Published NZ 30 Jul 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Believer - Conversations with Mike Moore
              

            Believer - Conversations with Mike Moore (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Parussini, Peter

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Aug 20
            ISBN 9781990003042
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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