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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

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            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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            Bella: My Life in Food
             

            Bella: My Life in Food (Hardback)

            By Langbein, Annabel

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            For the first time, Annabel Langbein, New Zealand's most popular cookbook author, writes about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it, highlighting some of the recipes that have resonated most strongly with her over the years. From her childhood fascination with cooking t...o a teenage flirtation as a Maoist hippie, to possum trapping and living off the land as a hunter and forager, to travelling and starting her own croissant business in Brazil, Annabel's life has always been centred on food and nature. Out of this came an obsession with creating cookbooks, introducing a generation of cooks to her simple recipes for delicious, stylish meals. Annabel has lived a huge and varied life, and she writes vividly about her many adventures. From throughout this rich life in food she has chosen 60 key recipes, created with her signature style and flair that make cooking easy for everyone, sharing them in this beautifully photographed book.
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            ISBN 9781988547619
            Published NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life
             

            Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lancewood, Miriam

            Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told how she and her husband, Peter, lived for six years in the wilderness of New Zealand, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads. A year later they left New Zealand to explore other wild places. They wal...ked 2000 km through the forests of Europe and along the coast of Turkey, mostly camping under trees and cooking by fire. They lived on the edge, embracing insecurity, and found the unexpected. Sometimes it was pure bliss, sometimes it was terrifying. But when Miriam and Peter moved on to the Australian desert, they met with disaster. Wild at Heart tells that story. It's about life and death, courage and the power of love.
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            ISBN 9781988547381
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Covid Chronicles: Lessons from New Zealand
             

            The Covid Chronicles: Lessons from New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Little, Paul

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            The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable. Featuring Finance Minister Grant Robe...rtson, science communicator Siouxsie Wiles, Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult, funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene, Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser Juliet Gerrard, businesswoman Jenene Crossnan and Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly - from a kura kaupapa principal to real estate agents: The Covid Chronicles is a multi-stranded account of one of the most extraordinary times in Aotearoa's history, and the lessons we must heed for our future.
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            ISBN 9781775541691
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough: A Biographical Portrait
              

            Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough: A Biographical Portrait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Sullivan, Vincent

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            Vincent O'Sullivan's compelling, nuanced portrait of the great New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere brings the man and his art to life. Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biogr...apher Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research and many conversations with Hotere and his fellow artists, collaborators, friends and family - provides a nuanced, compelling portrait of Hotere: the man, and the artist.
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            ISBN 9780143775157
            Published NZ 6 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference
             

            Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference (Hardback)

            By Tusitala Marsh, Selina

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            A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

            ISBN 9781869408985
            Published NZ 10 Oct 2019
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Tough Country
             

            Tough Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bellamy, Mike

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            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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            Tree of Strangers
             

            Tree of Strangers (Hardback)

            By Sumner, Barbara

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            A compelling memoir of adoption, loss and discovery

            ISBN 9780995135406
            Published NZ 10 Sep 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            I'M in a United State
             

            I'M in a United State (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Henry, Paul

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            Despite his best intentions, Paul Henry has written his third book. It's a charming and eccentric ramble through the United States and back to New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are two weddings, an election, a new TV show and his love affair with Palm Springs, sad d...esert motels, road trips and other passions. A fascinating window into the intriguing world of Paul Henry. 'I love the USA. And in this book, in real time, over the first six months of 2020, I chronicle my thoughts and actions and draw from my past to try and work out why. I'm brutally honest and clearly disturbed, magnificently so! I literally don't care what people think. You will be surprised. This is me, now . . . You're welcome.' Paul Henry
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            ISBN 9781988547602
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Zen Heart: What I've Learned From Animals and Life
             

            Zen Heart: What I've Learned From Animals and Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vette, Mark

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            A cheeky baboon, a cockatoo sending a heading dog out to round up sheep, a family of pukekos crossing the road, a dog saying 'bugger', an octopus taking a photo. Think of an ad you love, or a New Zealand-made movie, and if it has an animal in it chances are Mark Vette was behind ...it. He's trained almost every species you can think of. But the famous animal behaviourist and trainer who captured global attention with 'Dogs Who Drive Cars' and 'Dogs Who Fly Planes' is not just an animal maestro. He's a long-time Buddhist, who brings to his relationships with animals a true emotional bond, enormous respect, and the sure knowledge that we humans are just one piece of this great, interconnected puzzle we call Life on Earth. This is his story, and the stories of the animals he has worked with over the decades. From a classic Kiwi childhood of outdoor activities and sport, with plenty of time on the farm, through a growing conviction that killing animals wasn't for him, to his embracing of Buddhism and his developing work with animals of all kinds, Mark's life and beliefs unfold in a thoroughly relatable way - with jaw-dropping and laugh-out-loud moments thrown in.
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            ISBN 9780143775027
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Random House
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