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            The King's Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein
             

            The King's Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein (Hardback)

            By Moyle, Franny

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 21

            The life of Hans Holbein, the painter who depicted some of the most powerful people of the early sixteenth century.

            ISBN 9781788541213
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Radiant: The Dancer, the Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light
             

            Radiant: The Dancer, the Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light (Hardback)

            By Heinecke, Liz

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            Part hidden history, part love letter to creative innovation, RADIANT, is the true story of an unlikely friendship between a dancer, Loie Fuller, and a scientist, Marie Curie, brought together by an illuminating discovery in dazzling Belle Epoch Paris. At the turn of the century,... Paris was a hotbed of creativity. Technology boomed, delivering to the world electric light, the automobile, and new ways to treat disease, while imagination blossomed, creating Art Nouveau, motion pictures, and modernist literature. A pivotal figure during this time, yet largely forgotten today, Loie Fuller was an American performance artist who became a living symbol of the Art Nouveau movement with her hypnotic dances and stunning theatrical effects. Credited today as the pioneer of modern dance, she was perennially broke, never took no for an answer, spent most of her life with a female partner, and never questioned her drive. She was a visionary, a renegade, and a loyal friend. In the early 1900s, she heard about Marie Curie's discovery of a glowing blue element and dreamed of using it to dazzle audiences on stage. While Loie's dream wouldn't be realized, her connection with Marie and their shared fascination with radium endured. RADIANT is the true story of Marie Curie and Loie Fuller, two revolutionary women drawn together at the dawn of a new era by a singular discovery, and the lifelong friendship that grew out of their shared passion for enlightenment.
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            ISBN 9781538717363
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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            You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico
              

            You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico (Hardback)

            By Bickerdike, Jennifer Otter

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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            A new, definitive biography of the iconic and mysterious singer, Warhol superstar, Velvet Underground collaborator: influential solo artist Nico.YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ARE ALONE is a new biography of Nico, the mysterious singer best known for her work with the Velvet Undergrou...nd and her solo album Chelsea Girl. Her life is tangled in myth--much of it of her own invention. Rock and roll cultural historian Jennifer Bickerdike delivers a definitive book that unravels the story while making a convincing case for Nico's enduring importance. Over the course of her career, Nico was an ever-evolving myth: art film house actress, highly coveted fashion model, Dietrich of Punk, Femme Fatale, Chelsea Girl, Garbo of Goth, The Last Bohemian, Heroin Junkie. Lester Bangs described her as 'a true enigma.' At age 27, Nico became Andy Warhol's newest Superstar, featuring in his one commercial break out hit film Chelsea Girls and garnering the position of chanteuse for the Velvet Underground. It wasn't Nico's musical chops which got her the gig; it was her striking beauty. Her seeming otherworldly and unattainable presence was further amplified by her reputation for dating rock stars (Brian Jones, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, among others). She became famous for being Nico. Yet Nico's talent and her contribution to rock culture are often overlooked. She spent most of her career as a solo artist on the road, determined to make music, seemingly against all the odds, enduring empty concert halls, abusive fans, and the often perilous reality of being an ageing artist and drug addict. She created mesmerizing and unique projects that inspired a generation of artists, including Henry Rollins, Morrissey, Siousxie Sioux and the Banshees and Iggy Pop. Drawing on the archives at the Andy Warhol Museum and at Nico's record labels, various private collections, and rarely seen footage, and featuring exclusive new interviews from those who knew her best, including Iggy Pop and Danny Fields, and those
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            ISBN 9780306922909
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hachette
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 10 Aug 2021
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            Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe
             

            Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe (Paperback)

            By Rothmiller, Mike; Thompson, Douglas

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Aug 21

            Tells the essential truth of the death of Marilyn Monroe at the hand of Robert Kennedy, Attorney General of the United States

            ISBN 9781913543624
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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

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            • Pub Date
              9 Sep 21

            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
            Released NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 9 Sep 2021
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            Wake Up! to the World of Bernard Rhodes
             

            Wake Up! to the World of Bernard Rhodes (Hardback)

            By Rhodes, Bernard; Edited by Armstrong, Kiersten; Warlow, Mike

            • RRP: $99.99
            • $99.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Jan 22

            Published to follow the 40th anniversary of the Clash, this is a testament to the man who both facilitated the band's formation and held it together.

            ISBN 9780997391633
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2022
            Publisher KMW Studio
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            Is This Anything?
             

            Is This Anything? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Seinfeld, Jerry

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Aug 21

            The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub Catch a Rising Star as a twenty-one-year-old student in autumn of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own... material and saved everything. Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas - the big yellow legal pad - I kept it in one of those old-school accordion folders, Seinfeld writes. So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth. For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favourite material, organised decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.
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            ISBN 9781761102738
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Van Gogh's Finale: Auvers and the artist's rise to fame
             

            Van Gogh's Finale: Auvers and the artist's rise to fame (Hardback)

            By Bailey, Martin

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Aug 21

            Van Gogh's Finale is a definitive account of the final days of the artist's life and the incredible story of what followed.

            ISBN 9780711257009
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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            Billy Life and Times of Billy T James
               

            Billy Life and Times of Billy T James (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Elliott, Matt

            • RRP: $40.99
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            Billy T James was a larger-than-life comedian who gave us some of our best belly laughs. Author Matt Elliott tells the story of the man behind the cheeky grin and the infectious laugh.

            ISBN 9781869507053
            Published NZ 2 Nov 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Behind Dark Eyes: The True Story of Jon English

            Behind Dark Eyes: The True Story of Jon English (Paperback)

            By Apter, Jeff

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Jon English was the original multitasker. He was the pop star with the raccoon eyes who sang such hits as 'Hollywood Seven', 'Six Ribbons' and 'Hot Town', and the rocker in leather duds who packed beer barns across Australia. Jon was also the swashbuckling Pirate King in the huge...ly successful Pirates of Penzance, and, in the words of Tim Rice, 'a brilliantly judged and truly exciting' Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. And on the small screen he was as comfortable portraying faded rocker Bobby Rivers in All Together Now as he was the brooding convict Jonathan Garrett in Against the Wind. It seemed that no role, or song, was beyond his reach. But there was a lot more to Jon English. He was a proud father of four who married his high school sweetheart Carmen when he was barely out of his teens. He was such a diehard fan of rugby league's Parramatta Eels that he wrote their team song. And Jon was also a composer whose rock opera, Paris, proved to be the biggest creative and personal challenge of his life. Written with the full support of Jon's family, friends and peers, Behind Dark Eyes tells the complete Jon English story, swinging from the massive highs of Jesus Christ Superstar and pop stardom to his struggles with alcohol and depression, and his tragic, untimely death in 2016 at the age of 66.
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            ISBN 9781925868463
            Published NZ 26 Mar 2021
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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