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            It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

            It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Noah, Trevor

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            A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah

            ISBN 9781529318760
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Hugh Shortland: A Victorian mystery
              

            Hugh Shortland: A Victorian mystery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Van der Kiste, John

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            In April 1884 Hugh Shortland, an ambitious young lawyer and would-be entrepreneur from Devon, married Laura Dimes. Almost immediately he left her to return to a lonely existence in the parental home, while he excused himself on the grounds of an important business journey to New ...Zealand. Three weeks later, her drowned body was found in a pond on the family estate, and it was assumed to have been the result of a tragic accident until her husband was discovered in hiding only a few miles away. He was arrested, charged with her murder, acquitted, and went to live in New Zealand, but suspicions persist that he had planned and got away with 'the perfect murder'. This examines the evidence, and includes an account of the libel trial eight years later that led to his serving a prison sentence.
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            ISBN 9781093387612
            Released NZ 10 Apr 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            10% Happier Revised Edition: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -

            10% Happier Revised Edition: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - (Paperback)

            By Harris, Dan

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            Fifth anniversary edition--new preface, new guided meditations --Cover.

            ISBN 9780062917607
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Love and Terror in the Third Reich
               

            Love and Terror in the Third Reich (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Matheson, Peter; Sommer-Matheson, Heinke; Foreword by Storrar, William F.

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            What was it like to fall in love in Hitler's Germany? As the war tore them apart, how did young couples keep love vibrant, care for their children, and relate to the war? The earthy letters of Ernst and Lilo Sommer depict in unforgettable poignancy the collision of their personal... dreams with the political and military realities of the Third Reich. Seventy years later their daughter, Heinke, reflects on this tragedy. Love and Terror in the Third Reich confronts us with a world at once utterly familiar: the 'golden' little toddler, clapping her hands yet at the same time, brutally alien: the Jews rounded up and shot. We read it and we fall in love with a young couple, living out their courtship, their marriage, the birth of children and their separation against the unfolding horror of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. As an Australian minister whose own work is lived out on stolen land while refugee children are locked up in camps for years, I know only too well how easy it is to let the great banality of evil sooth me into submission. This book is a timely reminder to pay attention to the powers that be. --Alexandra Sangster, St. Andrews Uniting Church This is a quite remarkable book. Intimate letters demonstrate how an idealistic young couple fell under the spell of Hitler's vision for Germany. Letters never intended for the public eye, lovingly presented by the couple's daughter, and set in context by their historian son-in-law, narrate the terrible reality of the Nazi era. The German tragedy comes unbearably into focus. --John Miller, Moderator of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly in 2001-2002 Peter Matheson is Emeritus Professor at Knox Theological College, Dunedin, New Zealand. A recent book is Argula von Grumbach 1492-1554/7 (Cascade, 2013). Heinke Sommer-Matheson has taught in Germany, Scotland, and New Zealand.
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            ISBN 9781532661181
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
             

            The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper (Hardback)

            By Rubenhold, Hallie

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            Miscast in the media for nearly 130 years, the victims of Jack the Ripper finally get their full stories told in this eye-opening and chilling reminder that life for middle-class women in Victorian London could be full of social pitfalls and peril.

            ISBN 9781328663818
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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            The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
             

            The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mealer, Bryan; Kamkwamba, William

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            When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up wit...h the idea that would change his family's life forever- he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
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            ISBN 9781984816122
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

            The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Synnott, Mark

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            'With the possible exception of the lunar landings, free-soloing El Capitan may rank as one of the most audacious-and terrifying-things a human being has ever done. Synnott's narrative plasters you a 3,000-foot granite cliff and doesn't let you go until the climb is done. It is o...ne of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read.' - Sebastian Junger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, and The Perfect Storm On June 3rd 2017 Mark Synnott, veteran adventure journalist and professional big wall climber and alpinist, was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: the most famous climber in the world, Alex Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents: a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation, El Capitan. It is a climb extraordinarily dangerous and difficult - one that few climbers are able to do - and yet Honnold was going to do it 'free-solo'. Meaning a 3000-foot vertical climb with no help. No climbing partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. To most, it would be seen as an insane proposition. But most are not Alex Honnold, and few know this better than Mark Synnott, which is why National Geographic sent him there to cover the story. Mark Synnott is nearly a generation older than Alex, and when he got his start as a professional climber, the sport was just starting to become uber-commercialized. Obsessed with finding the world's last untouched frontiers, Mark took advantage of growing sponsorship opportunities to become known as one of the world's greatest pioneers of unexplored peaks across the globe. And as a member of the North Face 'Dream Team', Mark's career inevitably collided with Alex Honnold's after the young gun broke onto the scene. Mark brought Alex on his first big expedition - to Borneo - to be followed by other adventures together. To Alex, Mark became 'Mr.
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            ISBN 9781760633226
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Dining with the Durrells: Stories and Recipes from the Cookery Archive of Mrs Louisa Durrell

            Dining with the Durrells: Stories and Recipes from the Cookery Archive of Mrs Louisa Durrell (Hardback)

            By Shimwell, David; Durrell, Lee

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            Explore the story of the Durrell family through the recipes and the food they enjoyed cooking and eating at parties, dinners and picnics in Corfu.

            ISBN 9781529337532
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Note Through the Wire
               

            The Note Through the Wire (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Gold, Doug

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            An unforgettable love story set in perilous circumstances. It is a reminder that even in the most horrific times love will find a way and ultimately conquer. I can't recommend it enough.' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz In the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, t...wo people meet fleetingly in a chance encounter. One is an underground resistance fighter; the other a prisoner of war. A crumpled note passes between these two strangers and sets them on a course that will change their lives forever. The Note Through The Wire is the true story of Josefine Lobnik, a Yugoslav partisan heroine, and Bruce Murray, a New Zealand soldier, who, due to a succession of near-impossible coincidences, discover love in the midst of a brutal war. Woven through their tales of great bravery, daring escapes, betrayal, torture and retaliation is their remarkable love story that survived against all odds. This is an extraordinary account of two ordinary people living through the unimaginable hardship of Hitler's barbaric regime.
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            ISBN 9780369302083
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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            Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography
             

            Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography (Hardback)

            By Salewicz, Chris

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            Originally published in 2018 by HarperCollinsPublishers in the UK --Title page verso.

            ISBN 9780306845383
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Da Capo Press
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