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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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            Enough Horizon: The Life And Work Of Blanche Baughan
             

            Enough Horizon: The Life And Work Of Blanche Baughan (Paperback)

            By Markwell, Carol

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            Long-awaited biography of one of NZ's first women poets and travel writers - also a prison reformer, humanitarian, botanist and conservationist. One of the first writers with an authentic NZ voice.

            ISBN 9781988595399
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher The Cuba Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            From the Centre: A Writer's Life
             

            From the Centre: A Writer's Life (Hardback)

            By Grace, Patricia

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            We live by the sea, which hems and stitches the scalloped edges of the land.' Renowned writer Patricia Grace begins her remarkable memoirs beside her beloved Hongoeka Bay. It is the place she has returned to throughout her life, and fought for, one of many battles she has faced- ...'It was when I first went to school that I found out that I was a Maori girl . . . I found that being different meant that I could be blamed . . .' As she shows, her experiences - good and bad, joyous and insightful - have fuelled what became a focus of her life- 'I had made up my mind that writing was something I would always do.
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            ISBN 9780143775614
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line
             

            Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line (Hardback)

            By Mackrell, Judith

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            • Pub Date
              29 Oct 21

            The gripping story of six pioneerng women war correspondents from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Flappers and The Unfinished Palazzo.

            ISBN 9781509882939
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            A Still Life: A Memoir

            A Still Life: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By George, Josie

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            The miracle is, perhaps, that I am still here - that I continue - and that despite all that's come before, I believe my life to be good. That is the truth hidden under all of this: that I am deeply happy to be alive. Josie George lives in a tiny terraced house in the urban West M...idlands with her son. Since her early childhood, she has lived with a debilitating combination of illnesses and disability. Her days are watchful, restricted and often solitary, lived out in the same circumscribed hundred metres around her home. But Josie's world is vibrant, vivid, intricate, dynamic; her small universe teems with wonder, because she has learned what to look for. The patterns of ice on a frozen puddle; the small acts of kindness between her friends at the community centre; the birds in flight at sunset; the slow changes in the morning light, in her small garden, in her growing son. In January 2018, Josie sets out to tell the story of her still life, over the course of a year. As the seasons shift, and the tides of her illness draw in and out, Josie unfurls her history: her childhood bright with promise but shadowed by illness; her painful adolescence and her hopeful coming of age; the struggle of her marriage, and the triumph of motherhood. And then a most unexpected thing happens in Josie's quiet, ordered world: she falls in love. A Still Life is a story of illness and pain that rarely sees the light: illness and pain with no end or resolution; illness and pain that we must meet with courage, ingenuity, imagination and hope. Against a world which values progress and productivity above all else, Josie sets out a quietly radical alternative: to value and treasure life for life itself, with all its great and small miracles.
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            ISBN 9781526611970
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Dissolve

            Dissolve (Hardback)

            By Gemmell, Nikki

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            This story of a writer finding her voice, struggling to have a room of her own, is the story of ALL women finding space for themselves against the 'very important men' in their lives. It's the story of every woman's life.

            ISBN 9780733646041
            Published NZ 28 Jul 2021
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence
             

            Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence (Hardback)

            By Wilson, Frances

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            D H Lawrence is no longer censored, but he is still on trial - and we are still unsure what the verdict should be, or how to describe him: a nostalgic modernist, a sexually repressed Priest of Love, a critic of genius who believed in his own worst writing, an intellectual who tra...ded the intellect for a wisdom of the very body that kept failing him; and a sceptic who told us not to look in his novels for 'the old stable ego', yet pioneered the genre we now celebrate as as auto-fiction. In a triptych of biographical tales based on the memoirs of those who both loved and hated him, Frances Wilson presents a complex, courageous and often comic fugitive, careering around a world in the grip of apocalypse, in search of utopias and in flight from illness. Beginning in 1915 - the year when 'the old world ended' - 'Inferno' sees Lawrence outlawed: The Rainbow banned and the remaining copies burned. Determined to live outside time, he and his wife Frieda find themselves wandering the peninsular underworld of Cornwall. In 'Purgatory', Lawrence surfaces in Italy during the postwar years where, in the company of a homosexual con man (whose biographer he will become), he sheds his former selves in the Abbey of Monte Cassino; and in 'Paradise', Lawrence is lured to the high altitudes of New Mexico by society sorceress Mabel Dodge Luhan, with orders to save the Native Americans and write the Great American Novel. Frances Wilson returns Lawrence to his physical settings, taking seriously his conviction that the centre cannot hold, but is on the brink of collapse. We might now, she suggests - one hundred years after the publication of Women in Love - be ready to hear what he had to tell us.
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            ISBN 9781408893623
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            What You Made of It: A Memoir, 1987-2020: 2021: 3: Volume 3
             

            What You Made of It: A Memoir, 1987-2020: 2021: 3: Volume 3 (Hardback)

            By Stead, C. K.

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            The third and final volume of C. K. Stead's memoirs, from leaving the University of Auckland to write full-time until today.

            ISBN 9781869409463
            Published NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            Patch Work: WINNER OF THE 2021 PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE
             

            Patch Work: WINNER OF THE 2021 PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE (Paperback)

            By Wilcox, Claire

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            Claire Wilcox has been a curator of fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum for most of her working life. In Patch Work, she steps into the archive of memory, deftly stitching together her dedicated study of fashion with the story of her own life lived in and through clothes. F...rom her mother's black wedding suit to the swirling patterns of her silk kimono, her memoir unfolds in spare, luminous prose the spellbinding power of the things we wear. In a series of intimate and compelling close-ups, Wilcox tugs on the threads that make up the fabric of our lives: a cardigan worn by a child, a tin button box, the draping of a curtain, a pair of cycling shorts, a roll of lace, a pin hidden in a seam. Through the eye of a curator, we see how the stories and the secrets of clothes measure out the passage of time, our gains and losses, and the way we use them to unravel and write our histories.
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            ISBN 9781526614414
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler

            The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kruger, Horst; Translated by Whiteside, Shaun

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            In 1965 the German journalist Horst Kruger attended the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt, where 22 former camp guards were put on trial for the systematic murder of over 1 million men, women and children.

            ISBN 9781847926357
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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