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            The Little Library Year: Recipes and reading to suit each season

            The Little Library Year: Recipes and reading to suit each season (Hardback)

            By Young, Kate

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            Kate Young returns with a book about eating and reading through the seasons.

            ISBN 9781788545280
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The Raupo Book Of Maori Proverbs
               

            The Raupo Book Of Maori Proverbs (Paperback)

            By Brougham, A. E.; Reed, A. W.; Karetu, Timoti

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            "Several hundred proverbs [...] categorised under a large number of diverse headings, with translations and explanations in English"--Back cover.

            ISBN 9780143567912
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Raupo Concise Maori Dictionary
               

            The Raupo Concise Maori Dictionary (Paperback)

            By Reed, A. W.; Karetu, Timoti; Calman, Ross

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            The Raupo Concise Maori Dictionary is an invaluable reference work, providing an essential list of words and their equivalents in Maori and English. First published in 1948, the dictionary has been revised and updated numerous times since, giving testimony to its ongoing reliabil...ity as a reference guide to everyday Maori words. It also includes a guide to the pronunciation of Maori and lists of useful vocabulary.
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            ISBN 9780143567929
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - The Perfect Gift!
             

            The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - The Perfect Gift! (Paperback)

            By Walton, James

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            The perfect gift for Christmas Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you ...get if you add the number of Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov? With four hundred questions covering books from literary classics to modern bestsellers, through iconic children's books and books you say that you've read but really you haven't, The Penguin Book Quiz is as appropriate for a making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to tuck into after Christmas dinner: it's as enjoyable to read as it is to play. Featuring the work of everyone from Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, books from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, and with movie, music, television and literary references abound, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike. Answers: - Norwegian Wood - Bucket - The Girl on the Train - Eight (five sisters, three brothers)
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            ISBN 9780241986035
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

            The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adelaide, Debra

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            Part-bibliomemoir, part-user's manual, Debra Adelaide shares a life dedicated to reading and writing.

            ISBN 9781760784355
            Published NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... and Life.
             

            First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... and Life. (Paperback)

            By Moran, Joe

            • RRP: $28.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson 'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading)' John Simpson, for...merly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time, and it is as close as most of us will get to making something truly beautiful. Enter acclaimed author Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence is his unpedantic but authoritative explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. Using sources ranging from the Bible and Shakespeare to George Orwell and Maggie Nelson, and scientific studies of what can best fire the reader's mind, he shows how we can all write in a way that is clear, compelling and alive. Whether dealing with finding the ideal word, building a sentence or constructing a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence informs by light example: much richer than a style guide, it can be read not just for instruction but for pleasure and delight. And along the way it shows how good writing can help us notice the world, make ourselves known to others and live more meaningful lives. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence. 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction' Helen Davies, Sunday Times 'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' Peter Hennessy
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            ISBN 9780241978511
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Japanese Made Easy: A situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! (Revised and Updated)
             

            Japanese Made Easy: A situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! (Revised and Updated) (Paperback)

            By Monane, Tazuko Ajiro; Revised by Matsunari, Yumi

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            A comprehensive, situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! Covers the most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan: Greetings and simple conversation Asking directions and questions Telling the time and handling ...money Shopping and order food & drinks Counting and asking prices Traveling and taking transportation Japanese Made Easy is an accessible and thorough self-study guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese vocabulary and phrases within a few hours. This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current usage. In this edition, all vocabulary and sentence patterns are shown in Japanese script as well as romanized Japanese and English. Revisions also include new dialogues, cultural notes, illustrations and updated vocabulary. Japanese Made Easy features: Practice exercises based on over 30 of the most important Japanese sentence patterns, with example sentences and answer keys Notes on the key points of Japanese grammar and vocabulary A detailed glossary of important Japanese words and an index of vocabulary and grammar The most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan, including asking directions, taking public transport and ordering food This book is based on classroom materials developed at the University of Hawaii, and has been designed to help beginners build practical language skills in only a few weeks of home study. It is an accessible guide to the basic patterns of the Japanese language, and to occasions when they will be most useful to travelers in Japan.
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            ISBN 9784805313718
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            Indonesian Picture Dictionary: Learn 1,500 Indonesian Words and Phrases: Ideal for IB Exam Prep; Includes Online Audio
             

            Indonesian Picture Dictionary: Learn 1,500 Indonesian Words and Phrases: Ideal for IB Exam Prep; Includes Online Audio (Hardback)

            By Hibbs, Linda

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            Whether users plan to visit Indonesia or are prepping for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam, the Indonesian Picture Dictionary will help boost their proficiency quickly!

            ISBN 9780804851176
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
             

            Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction (Hardback)

            By Kroeger, Lisa; Anderson, Melanie

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            • Internationally sourced

            Weird fiction wouldn t exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature s strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing.

            ISBN 9781683691389
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Quirk Books
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            Alphabetical Africa

            Alphabetical Africa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Abish, Walter

            • RRP: $26.99
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            An extraordinary linguistic tour de force that prankishly takes the reader on an intricate trek through the alphabet (John Updike, The New Yorker)

            ISBN 9780811222020
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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