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            The Iliad
             

            The Iliad (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Homer; Notes by Knox, Bernard M. W.; Translated by Fagles, Robert

            • RRP: $36.00
            • $27.00
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            One of the epics in Western literature, The Iliad recounts the story of the Trojan wars. In his introduction, the author observes that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it co-exists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.

            ISBN 9780140275360
            Released NZ 29 Apr 1999
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Classics
            Language (English)
            Availability
            173 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia

            Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia (Paperback)

            By Wheeler, Sara

            • RRP: $26.00
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            At a time of deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news - a Russia of humanity and daily struggles.

            ISBN 9780099584131
            Released NZ 23 Sep 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Phoenix Extravagant
             

            Phoenix Extravagant (Hardback)

            By Lee, Yoon Ha

            • RRP: $52.99
            • $42.56
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            In Rebellion's lead title for Summer 2020, this bold new fantasy showcases Lee's extraordinary imagination!

            ISBN 9781781087947
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Rebellion
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            The Details: On Love, Death and Reading
             

            The Details: On Love, Death and Reading (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bennett Daylight, Tegan

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            A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. Tegan Bennett Daylight has led a life in books - as a writer, a teacher and a critic, but first and foremost as a reader. R...eading has been her inspiration and solace, her recreation and profession, her poison and her medicine. In this deeply intimate and insightful work, Daylight describes how her rich storehouse of reading has nourished her life, and how her life informs her reading. In both, she shows us that it's the small points of connection - the details - that really matter: what we see when someone close to us dies, when we give birth, when we fall in love, when we make friends. The details are what we can share and compare and carry with us. Daylight writes with invigorating candour and compassion about her mother's last days; her own experiences of childbearing and its aftermath (in her celebrated essay 'Vagina'); her long admiration of Helen Garner and George Saunders; and her great loves and friendships. Each chapter is a revelation, and a celebration of how books offer not an escape from 'real life' but a richer engagement with the business of living. The result is a work that will truly deepen your relationship with books, and with other readers. The delight is in the details. 'Daylight is simply a superb writer. Her prose is supple, discursive, funny, restrained and loving. On finishing The Details, I felt as I do at the end of every great book: washed clean and scoured out; unmade and remade. Like all great art, The Details is about many things at once: among them birth and death, laughter and misery, mothers and children, the body and the spirit - and informing and transforming all this, of course, it is about reading and the creation of a sustaining inner life. It reminds us that in life as in writing, it's the illuminating detail that reveals the truth of who we are. If you love reading, you'l
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            ISBN 9781760855253
            Published NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            543 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives
             

            The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives (Hardback)

            By Pearl, Nancy; Schwager, Jeff

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Dec 20

            Moving, joyful, and insightful collection of conversations with today's living literary legends about the books that changed their lives, made them think, and brought them joy, from 'American's Librarian' Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager --

            ISBN 9780062968500
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            The Secret Life of Books: Why They Mean More Than Words
             

            The Secret Life of Books: Why They Mean More Than Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Mole, Tom

            • RRP: $26.99
            • $26.99
            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            Now in paperback: a beautiful gift book that will change the way you see books for ever

            ISBN 9781783965298
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture
              

            Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture (Paperback)

            By Mourant, Chris

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            This book considers Mansfield's ambivalent position as a colonial woman writer by examining her contributions to the political weekly The New Age, the avant-garde little magazine Rhythm and the literary journal The Athenaeum.

            ISBN 9781474439466
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Edinburgh University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Nov 2020
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            Strange Antics: A History of Seduction

            Strange Antics: A History of Seduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knox, Clement

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Stories of seduction often entertain and perturb in equal measure. From Pamela, the 1740 novel about a young woman who goes to work for a rapacious man, to Fifty Shades of Grey, the 2011 internationally bestselling erotica, we have always been hungry for narratives about seductio...n and resistance, temptation and sex.
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            ISBN 9780008285685
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            14 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog
               

            Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Barry, Dave

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $28.95
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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            In this little gem (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy. As Dave Barry turns seventy--not happily--he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is... dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones--which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world's oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it's okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.) Lessons From Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that's touching and sentimental, but there's still a laugh on every page (The Sacramento Bee). The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.
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            ISBN 9781432873783
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher Large Print Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Dec 2020
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            The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $61.50
            • $45.89
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            • Internationally sourced

            Features witty illustrations and inspirational quotes. This title covers every work, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, and lost plays and less well-known works of poetry.

            ISBN 9780241182611
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2015
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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