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            He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits
              

            He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits (Hardback)

            By Mitchell, Hilary; Mitchell, John

            • RRP: $79.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Aug 21

            Biography of English artist Isaac Coates and the historical Maori portraits he painted in Te Tau Ihu/Top of the South and the Wellington area, between1841 and 1845. Coates's meticulous records of each subject's name, iwi and place of residence are invaluable.

            ISBN 9781988550206
            Published NZ 9 Aug 2021
            Publisher Potton & Burton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story
             

            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story (Paperback, Main)

            By DePrince, Michaela; Deprince, Elaine

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            Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story....
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            ISBN 9780571314478
            Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Loud

            Loud (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Tana

            • RRP: $35.00
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            A life in rock 'n' roll by the world's first female roadie. At just 16, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager she went on to work for Santana, Neil Diamond and Suzi... Quatro, before heading to the UK then the US, working for a who's who of bands and artists, including Status Quo, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, INXS, The Who, The Runaways, Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pearl Jam, Ice-T and Ice Cube, eventually moving from lighting and stage production into tour management and logistics. This is rock 'n' roll like you've never seen it before, written in her own words by the woman recognised as the first female roadie in the world.
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            ISBN 9780733340901
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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            My Year Of Living Vulnerably

            My Year Of Living Vulnerably (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morton, Rick

            • RRP: $37.99
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            This is a book about love. In early 2019, Rick Morton, author of acclaimed, bestselling memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt, was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - which, as he says, is just a fancy way of saying that one of the people who should have loved him ...the most during childhood didn't. So, over the course of twelve months, he went on a journey to rediscover love. To get better. Not cured, not fixed. Just, better. This is a book about his journey to betterness, his year of living vulnerably. It's a book about love. What love is, how we see it, what forms it takes, how we practice it in our lives, what it means to us, and how we really, really can't live without it, even if, like Rick for many years, we think we can. As he says: 'People think they want cars, and they will, to get to jobs and appointments in cities and regions where public transport has failed them. But what gets them into those cars, out of the house, out of bed for God's sake, is love.' Praise for A Hundred Years of Dirt 'Morton mines questions that most of us feel too exhausted even to glance at. How did we get to be ourselves, and is it possible to change? And how can we begin to understand others who might seem like aliens? Morton is fresh...He's brilliant.' Helen Elliott, The Monthly 'Dark and provocative ... it's a reminder that this is a funny book and its author is a funny man. As Geordie Williamson notes in his review on this page, that sense of humour lifts this book above and beyond what it could have been: a human tragedy. It still is that. It's one of the saddest books I have read in a while, and one of the most honest .... I think this book should be read by every Australian.' Stephen Romei, The Australian 'Morton is a crack storyteller and his words and stories are infused with genuine compassion.' Christos Tsiolkas
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            ISBN 9781460759110
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Rememberings
             

            Rememberings (Hardback)

            By O'Connor, Sinead

            • RRP: $49.09
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            THE LANDMARK MEMOIR OF A GLOBAL MUSIC ICON Sinead O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II... on American television. O'Connor was unapologetic and impossible to ignore, calling out hypocrisy wherever she saw it. She has remained that way for three decades. Now, in Rememberings, O'Connor tells her story - the heartache of growing up in a family falling apart; her early forays into the Dublin music scene; her adventures and misadventures in the world of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll; the fulfilment of being a mother; her ongoing spiritual quest - and through it all, her abiding passion for music. Rememberings is intimate, replete with candid anecdotes and full of hard-won insights. It is a unique and remarkable chronicle by a unique and remarkable artist.
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            ISBN 9781844885411
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free

            The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bren, Paulina

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            A glamorous social history of the women-only New York hotel that changed the world.

            ISBN 9781529393033
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            YouTubers: How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars
             

            YouTubers: How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stokel-Walker, Chris

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            Wired journalist Chris Stokel-Walker cuts through the hype to reveal the behind-the-camera truth about YouTube and its biggest and most flamboyant stars.

            ISBN 9781912454228
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Canbury Press
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life

            Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life (Hardback)

            By Blades, Jay

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            A moving and inspirational memoir about finding success when the odds are stacked against you, from hit TV star Jay Blades

            ISBN 9781529059199
            Released NZ 20 May 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            My Amy: The Life We Shared

            My Amy: The Life We Shared (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By James, Tyler

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            A moving, intimate look at the life of Amy Winehouse by her best friend.

            ISBN 9781529042177
            Released NZ 10 Jun 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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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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            • Pub Date
              6 Oct 21

            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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