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            The Covid Chronicles: Lessons from New Zealand
             

            The Covid Chronicles: Lessons from New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Little, Paul

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            The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable. Featuring Finance Minister Grant Robe...rtson, science communicator Siouxsie Wiles, Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult, funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene, Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser Juliet Gerrard, businesswoman Jenene Crossnan and Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly - from a kura kaupapa principal to real estate agents: The Covid Chronicles is a multi-stranded account of one of the most extraordinary times in Aotearoa's history, and the lessons we must heed for our future.
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            ISBN 9781775541691
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Into the Unknown: The Secret WWI Diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford No. 25/469
             

            Into the Unknown: The Secret WWI Diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford No. 25/469 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Trafford, Ian

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            A personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist's grandson 100 years later. Follow Alick as he moves from his last night on the farm in early 1916, through enshipment and training, then off to the battle fields of... France and Belgium, occupied Germany and back home. His treasured diaries covered the tedium, the mud, the fear and sorrow, the discomfort, the periods of leave and the letters from those back home. See the war unfold through Alick's eyes and learn about his and his companions' attitudes to the army, to female company, to the enemy soldiers, to the hospitality provided by people under pressure, to the war itself. And after the drama and tragedy of war, comes the return home and the efforts required to make a living while remaining steadfastly silent about the traumas of those terrible years - an unseen fight that continued and affected generations to come.
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            ISBN 9780143775126
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Girl From Revolution Road
             

            The Girl From Revolution Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Golbakhsh, Ghazaleh

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            The Girl From Revolution Road is based on the author's experiences growing up in New Zealand as an immigrant from Iran. It is part memoir and part story told with humour and drama while exploring the idea of living in-between. The stories range from a childhood in war-torn Iran i...ncluding the trauma of a night spent in prison as a four-year-old to learning English in order to make friends in the suburbs of Auckland to dating in the days of Corona. It is about growing up as a young woman torn between her immigrant roots and her desire to be like everyone else. The humour is sometimes off-cut with the more sombre reminder of the racism that has always existed in this country from misguided quips ('Is Saddam Hussein your dad?') to more serious stories of harassment including an altercation at a fast food joint on the streets of Glenfield. There are reflections on the impact of world events such as 9/11 and more recent mosque attacks and how they show that more than ever, marginalised voices are needed in our cultural discourse. Gazaleh's is an important new voice, with her writing exploring ideas surrounding homeland, ethnicity and identity. Through her accessible and humorous story-telling the migrant experience is brought vividly into focus.
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            ISBN 9781988547398
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Here is the Beehive

            Here is the Beehive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Crossan, Sarah

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            You made me very bad, Connor. And I am so glad. Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it. But then the unimaginable ...happens, and Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret. How can we lose someone the world never knew was ours? How do we grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach - Connor's wife Rebecca. Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, Here is the Beehive is a devastating excavation of parenthood, betrayal and loss.
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            ISBN 9781526619518
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Four Comic Novellas
              

            Four Comic Novellas (Hardback)

            By Jones, Bob

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            Four brilliant, original and funny novellas that will outrage and provoke readers' thoughts about modern life. Designed to be collected and for gift giving, this collection of sharp-witted tales on modern life will entertain and enthrall in the manner that only best-selling autho...r Bob Jones can do and has done with books like 'Full Circle', 'True Facts' and 'OGG'. Bob Jones skewers the art world and its pretenses in Modern Society. In Heaven Sent he examines the curiosities of religion. Risk & Reward is an original tale of crime and The Last Judgement examines the legal world. "No bull could have more fun in the china shop of modern offence-taking than Bob" - Jane Clifton
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            ISBN 9780473543501
            Published NZ 9 Oct 2020
            Publisher Nationwide Books
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            Vesper Flights

            Vesper Flights (Hardback)

            By Macdonald, Helen

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            In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved pieces, along with new essays on topics and stories ranging from nostalgia and science fiction to the true account of a refugee's flight to the UK.

            ISBN 9780224097017
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            Map for the Heart: Ida Valley essays
             

            Map for the Heart: Ida Valley essays (Paperback)

            By Sullivan, Jillian

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            To live in Central Otago is to come to terms with the dominance of nature. Writer Jillian Sullivan set out to walk the hills and mountains of the Ida Valley where she lives, and follow the Manuherekia River from the mountains to its confluence with the Clutha/Mata-au. Her aim was... to not only explore the land and river for themselves, but the ways in which we grow in intimacy with where we live; how our histories, and those of the people who went before us, our experiences of loss and love, our awakening to what is around us, bring us closer to community - closer to a meaningful life.
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            ISBN 9781988592565
            Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            The Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses

            The Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Howard, Alathea Fitzalan; Edited by Noel, Celestria; Foreword by Naylor-Leyland, Lady Isabella

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            The never-before-seen diaries of Alathea Fitzalan Howard, who lived alongside the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret at Windsor Castle during the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781529328097
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books

            Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books (Hardback)

            By Mantel, Hilary

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            From the twice Booker Prize winner and internationally bestselling Hilary Mantel, a collection of writing - essays, book reviews, memoir - from over thirty years contributing to the London Review of Books

            ISBN 9780008429973
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            These Are Not Gentle People: As heard on BBC R4 as BLOOD LANDS

            These Are Not Gentle People: As heard on BBC R4 as BLOOD LANDS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harding, Andrew

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            Fast-paced South African true crime - the case that has defined a nation - by BBC Africa Correspondent.

            ISBN 9781529405590
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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