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            The Mirror Book
              

            The Mirror Book (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Grimshaw, Charlotte

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $28.50
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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            Brave, explosive, and thought-provoking, this is a powerful memoir. 'It's material, make a story out of it,' was the mantra Charlotte Grimshaw grew up with in her literary family. But when her life suddenly turned upside-down, she needed to re-examine the reality of that material.... The more she delved into her memories, the more the real characters in her life seemed to object. So what was the truth of 'a whole life lived in fiction'? This is a vivid account of a New Zealand upbringing, where rebellion was encouraged, where trouble and tragedy lay ahead. It looks beyond the public face to the 'messy reality of family life - and much more'.
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            ISBN 9780143776000
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Stories of Hope
             

            Stories of Hope (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morris, Heather

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Heather Morris, author of the internationally bestselling novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand. On her way back across the paddocks from school, Heather would visit her great-grandfather and listen to his experiences of war... - stories he told only Heather. From a young age Heather discovered that people would tell her their stories if she stopped and listened. In Stories of Hope, Heather Morris will explore the art of listening - a skill she employed when she met Lale Sokolov, the Tattooist of Auschwitz. It was her ability to listen that led him to entrust her with his story. Stories of Hope will examine Heather's extraordinary journey, in the form of a series of beautifully rendered tales of the people she has met, the remarkable stories they have shared with her, and the lessons they hold for us all.
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            ISBN 9781786580481
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            My Year Of Living Vulnerably
             

            My Year Of Living Vulnerably (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morton, Rick

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $28.49
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Great Diaries: The world's most remarkable diaries, journals, notebooks, and letters
             

            Great Diaries: The world's most remarkable diaries, journals, notebooks, and letters (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Williams, Kate

            • RRP: $64.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            Travel back in time and witness both everyday life and great moments in history in this fascinating compilation of diaries through the ages. Great Diaries traces the history of the diary in all its forms, from ancient times to the present day. It brings together historical and li...terary diaries, artists' sketchbooks, explorers' journals, and scientists' notebooks. Discover what is was life to build a pyramid, sail the seas with Magellan, travel into the heart of Africa, or serve on the Western Front. Find out how writers and artists planned their masterpieces and how scientists developed their groundbreaking theories. Great Diaries explores the world's greatest diaries and notebooks, including those of Samuel Pepys, Charles Darwin, Virginia Woolf, and Anne Frank. Stunning images of the original diaries and journals are complemented by key extracts and close-ups of important details. Feature boxes provide additional biographical information and set the works in their cultural and historical context. Essential reading for everyone who is passionate about history and literature, Great Diaries provides an intimate insight into the lives and thoughts of some of the most interesting people of the last two thousand years.
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            ISBN 9780241412947
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Berlin Shadow
             

            The Berlin Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Lichtenstein, Jonathan

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son.

            ISBN 9781471167287
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            940 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith
             

            Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith (Hardback)

            By Bradford, Professor Richard

            • RRP: $42.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            A vibrant portrait of the acclaimed author Patricia Highsmith, publishing to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her birth in 1921.

            ISBN 9781448217908
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir

            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Trethewey, Natasha

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            Natasha Trethewey was born in Mississippi in the 60s to a black mother and a white father. When she was six, Natasha's parents divorced, and she and her mother moved to Atlanta. There, her mother met the man who would become her second husband, and Natasha's stepfather. While she... was still a child, Natasha decided that she would not tell her mother about what her stepfather did when she was not there: the quiet bullying and control, the games of cat and mouse. Her mother kept her own secrets, secrets that grew harder to hide as Natasha came of age. When Natasha was nineteen and away at college, her stepfather shot her mother dead on the driveway outside their home. With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence, and a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Luminous, urgent, and visceral, it cements Trethewey's position as one of the most important voices in America today.
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            ISBN 9781408840023
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Shapeless Unease: My Year in Search of Sleep

            The Shapeless Unease: My Year in Search of Sleep (Paperback)

            By Harvey, Samantha

            • RRP: $24.00
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            'Easily one of the truest and best books I've read about what it's like to be alive now, in this country' Max Porter Sleep. Then you think about it all the time, and the less you have the more you think about it. For Samantha Harvey, extreme sleep deprivation resulted in a raw cl...arity about life itself.
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            ISBN 9781529112092
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
            Publisher Vintage
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            The Shadowy Third: Love, Letters, and Elizabeth Bowen
              

            The Shadowy Third: Love, Letters, and Elizabeth Bowen (Hardback)

            By Parry, Julia

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            A unique blend of literary biography and family secrets at the centre of a love triangle between Elizabeth Bowen and the author's grandfather, Humphry House. 'A fascinating and moving portrait of love, loyalty and infidelity.' Sarah Waters

            ISBN 9780715653579
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Prelude
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Apr 2021
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            Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes
             

            Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes (Hardback)

            By Wilcox, Claire

            • RRP: $54.99
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            An expert and intimate exploration of a life in clothes: their memories and stories, enchantments and spells.

            ISBN 9781526614391
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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