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            Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography

            Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Connolly, Billy

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            The funny, frank and full autobiography of the nation's favourite comedian. 'It's the first time I've done this. Other people have written about me - or for me - but this time it's just my own life in my own words'

            ISBN 9781529318265
            Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

            The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music (Hardback)

            By Grohl, Dave

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            A Simon & Schuster Australia book. Simon & Schuster Australia has a great book for every reader.

            ISBN 9781760859978
            Published NZ 5 Oct 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm
             

            Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm (Hardback)

            By Reilly, Clare

            • RRP: $55.00
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            Celebrating artist Clare Reilly's life and work, this beautiful collection explores her passions for coastal New Zealand and the country's wildlife. Beautiful writing and serene paintings combine to cover themes of habitat renewal, grief, finding new paths, and the joyful movemen...t of birds in flight, in a meditative depiction of a life's work.
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            ISBN 9781775594291
            Published NZ 6 Oct 2021
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            This Much is True

            This Much is True (Hardback)

            By Margolyes, Miriam

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            From Blackadder to Call the Midwife, from PG Tips to Harry Potter, Miriam Margolyes is Britain's favourite national treasure -- this is (at last) her extraordinary life story and it's well worth the wait.

            ISBN 9781529379884
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            Love Stories: Uplifting True Stories about Love from the Internationally Bestselling Author of Boy Swallows Universe

            Love Stories: Uplifting True Stories about Love from the Internationally Bestselling Author of Boy Swallows Universe (Hardback)

            By Dalton, Trent

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            Trent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story?' A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of thirty years. A divorced mother has a secret love affair with a travelling priest. A w...idower miraculously finds a three-minute video recorded by his wife before she died. A tree lopper's heart falls in a forest. A working mum contemplates taking the photographs of her late husband down from the fridge. A girl writes her last letter to the man she loves, then sets it on fire. An ageing gigolo regrets the one that got away. A palliative care nurse helps a dying woman converse with the angel at the end of her bed. A renowned 100-year-old scientist ponders the one great earthly puzzle he was never able to solve: 'What is love?' Endless stories. Human stories. Love stories. Inspired by a personal moment of profound love and generosity, bestselling author - and one of Australia's finest journalists - Trent Dalton spent two months in 2021 pounding city pavements, speaking to Australians from all walks of life and asking them one simple and direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story?' For two straight weeks he sat at a desk with a sky-blue 1960s Olivetti typewriter, on the bustling corner of Adelaide and Albert streets, Brisbane, with a sign saying, 'Sentimental writer collecting love stories. Do you have one to share?' The result is Love Stories - a warm, wise, poignant, funny and moving book about love in all its guises, told by Australians from all corners of the country and the world, including stories, observations and reflections on lovers in parks; people in cemeteries, hospital wards, pubs and bingo halls; and newlyweds walking out of registry offices. There will be stories of people falling into love, falling out of love, and never letting go of the loved ones in their hearts. And woven through it all will be remembrances of Trent's own special moments, and of the
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            ISBN 9781460760932
            Published NZ 27 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon
             

            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butler, Rex; Simmons, Laurence

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            Perhaps at the origin of all thinking about culture lies the question of the afterlife. The artist makes their work hoping that it will live on after their death. The critic reads or looks at the work wondering whether a future audience will engage with it. Victory over Death: Th...e Art of Colin McCahon takes up this question of the afterlife of the work of art by looking at the work of the New Zealand painter Colin McCahon, who is often described as one of the most important Australasian artists of the twentieth century. Imagine for a moment being a great artist in faraway and culturally marginal New Zealand in the 1950s. The audience for your work does not yet exist. You are destined to die unknown. So, what does McCahon do? He makes work as do all the artists we remember for a future audience. It is they who will grant him eternal life. It is they who will allow him to live on. In this, as McCahon well knew, he was like Jesus, who similarly lives on through his Apostles. And this act of religious transmission increasingly becomes the real subject of McCahons work. Just as he becomes an Apostle of Christ, so we become Apostles of McCahon. And in so doing, McCahon tells us something profound about art, whose truth would lie not so much in what it tells us as in its act of telling. McCahons Victory over death 2 (1970), a huge black and white painting featuring the words I AM and evocative of the cloudy mountains of New Zealand, is now in the National Gallery of Australia, where it and Jackson Pollocks Blue Poles (1952) are regarded as the two most significant works in the collection. It is a painting about the resurrection of Christ, but every time someone stands before the painting and looks at it is also McCahon who is granted a certain victory over death. Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon seeks to speak of this small miracle of art and the particular life or even afterlife it grants both the artist and their audience.
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            ISBN 9781922464750
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Monash University Publishing
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            My Life in Dire Straits: The Inside Story of One of the Biggest Bands in Rock History

            My Life in Dire Straits: The Inside Story of One of the Biggest Bands in Rock History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Illsley, John

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            ___ Some bands go huge - only a few stay huge. From playing gigs in the spit-and-sawdust pubs of south London, to hanging out with Bob Dylan in LA, John tells his story - and the story of the band - with searching honesty, soulful reflection and great humour.

            ISBN 9781787634367
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography

            Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Will; Manson, Mark

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            *The new autobiography coming this autumn*

            ISBN 9781529124163
            Released NZ 9 Nov 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture (from the acclaimed author of Coco Chanel)
             

            Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture (from the acclaimed author of Coco Chanel) (Hardback, Main)

            By Picardie, Justine

            • RRP: $60.71
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            Miss Dior paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman behind the designer Christian Dior: his beloved younger sister, Catherine, who inspired his most famous perfume.

            ISBN 9780571356522
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Funny Life

            A Funny Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McIntyre, Michael

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            A funny, charming autobiography by one of our biggest and best-loved comedians, Michael McIntyre.

            ISBN 9781529063660
            Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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