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            Things I Learned at Art School
             

            Things I Learned at Art School (Trade Paperback / Paperback, FME)

            By Dunn, Megan

            • RRP: $35.00
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            From the writer who brought you Tinderbox, a book about a woman trying to write a book, comes Things I Learned at Art School, a memoir by a woman who has never kept a diary. Until now. Part memoir, part essay collection, Megan Dunn's ingenious, moving, hilariously personal Things... I Learned at Art School tells the story of her early life and coming-of-age in New Zealand in the '70s, '80s and '90s. From her parents' split-up to her Smurf collection, from the mean girls at school to the mermaid movie Splash!, from her work in strip clubs and massage parlours (and one steak restaurant) to the art school of the title, this is a dazzling, killer read from a contemporary voice of comic brilliance. Chapters include- The Ballad of Western Barbie; A Comprehensive List of All the Girls Who Teased Me at Western Heights High School, What They Looked Like and Why They Did It; On Being a Redhead; Life Begins at Forty- That Time My Uncle Killed Himself; Good Girls Write Memoirs, Bad Girls Don't Have Time; Videos I Watched with My Father; Things I Learned at Art School; CV of a Fat Waitress; Nine Months in a Massage Parlour Called Belle de Jour; Various Uses for a Low Self-esteem; Art in the Waiting Room and Submerging Artist. Praise for Tinderbox- Tinderbox is deadpan hilarious and Megan Dunn is a comic genius. - Susanna Andrew, Metro Megan Dunn's wry, whip-smart memoir about Fahrenheit 451, literary ambition & the last days of Borders Bookstores is funny & insightful as hell. Like Kathy Acker meets Sue Townsend. The read of the summer! ... already one of my favourite New Zealand books. - Hera Lindsay Bird Witty, highly entertaining. - Philip Matthews, Stuff Tinderbox is such a shape-shifter, such a sui generis work, that to call it a memoir does it a disservice ... Dunn's voice is hard to resist - sardonic, brazen, sagacious - recalling, in places, Nora Ephron, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and Maggie Nelson. - James Cook, Review 31
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            ISBN 9780143774853
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Spirit of Cardrona: Where Dreams are Hatched
             

            The Spirit of Cardrona: Where Dreams are Hatched (Hardback)

            By Reid-Whitaker, Desiree

            • RRP: $65.00
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            The inspiration story of the Cardrona Distillery 'Ever since I was really little, I have dreamed big dreams. It's nice to imagine what could be, and leave it at that. But I've never been that sort of dreamer. I've always wanted to take one of my dreams-find just the right one-and... turn it into something real.' Southern Spirit is the story of how former dairy farmer Desiree Whittaker and her husband Ash took a risk to realise a dream of setting up a world-class distillery. Their quest to produce a single malt whisky that would compete with the best whiskeys in the world is classic story of Kiwi persistence, sacrifice and self-made success. It's also a modern-day tale of living off the land in the high-country. Southern Spirit is an inspirational business story that will appeal to anyone who everyone loves a bold, brave and brilliant entrepreneur.
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            ISBN 9781775541745
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Complete MAUS

            The Complete MAUS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spiegelman, Art

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Combined here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.

            ISBN 9780141014081
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2003
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas

            Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Christian, Harrison

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Full of misadventure and mystery, Men Without Country is a sweeping history of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas - told by a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian, the man who led the infamous mutiny on the Bounty

            ISBN 9781761150050
            Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher Ultimo Press
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            Come Back to Mona Vale: Life and death in a Christchurch mansion
             

            Come Back to Mona Vale: Life and death in a Christchurch mansion (Paperback)

            By McKinnon, Alexander

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            Come Back to Mona Vale is a beautifully written, compelling narrative/memoir that sets about unravelling the mysteries and anomalies behind the public history of a wealthy Christchurch business family in the first half of the 20th century.

            ISBN 9781990048067
            Published NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            The Commercial Hotel
             

            The Commercial Hotel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Summers, John

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            Combining reportage and memoir, The Commercial Hotel is a sharp-eyed, poignant yet often hilarious tour of Aotearoa.

            ISBN 9781776564217
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            Nine Lives: New Zealand Writers on Notable New Zealanders
             

            Nine Lives: New Zealand Writers on Notable New Zealanders (Paperback)

            By Zealand Writers, New

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            A selected group of NZ writers have chosen a favourite New Zealander to write an essay on. These pieces are personal, illuminating and often moving. Around 5,000 words per essay, the writers had full choice on who to write about and what approach to take, so there is great variet...y in the styles.
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            ISBN 9781990003370
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish

            The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish (Paperback)

            By Svensson, Patrik; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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            The 'Book of the Fair' of the 2019 London Book Fair, with rights sold in over 30 languages, a memoir of fishing for eels, a close yet distant father-son relationship and a riveting journey into the story of the world's most mysterious fish.

            ISBN 9781529030709
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            No Life Too Small: Love and loss at the world's first animal hospice

            No Life Too Small: Love and loss at the world's first animal hospice (Hardback)

            By Fleming, Alexis

            • RRP: $49.99
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            The story of a haven where animals can live out their last days in peace

            ISBN 9781529411645
            Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tikanga
             

            Tikanga (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

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            Francis and Kaiora Tipene share how they bring the traditional values of tikanga Maaori into day-to-day living and what they learnt about the concepts of te ao Maaori growing up ... more of their life experiences juggling five sons, three businesses, a television show and a life ...filled with joy, spirituality and tikanga --Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775541752
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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