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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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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            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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            How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life

            How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life (Hardback)

            By Sykes, Pandora

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            Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we've been sold and the ones we tell ourselves - from happiness to wellness; With Dolly Alderton, Pandora Sykes hosts the no 1 iTunes current affairs podcast The High Low, which has 250,000 weekly listeners and has featured authors including... Leila Slimani, Reni Eddo-Lodge and Tina Brown.
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            ISBN 9781786332073
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Vesper Flights
             

            Vesper Flights (Hardback)

            By MacDonald, Helen

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            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 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            The Case of the Vanishing Blonde
             

            The Case of the Vanishing Blonde (Paperback, Main)

            By Bowden, Mark

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            From Mark Bowden, a 'master of narrative journalism' (New York Times), comes a true-crime collection both deeply chilling and impossible to put down.

            ISBN 9781611854589
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid

            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tame, Adrian

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            Before Fake News, there was the real Fake News. There was Truth. Hailed as `a fearless exposer of folly, vice and crime' when it first hit the streets in the 1890s, Truth was later condemned by a High Court Judge as `a wretched little paper, reeking of filth, injurious to the hea...lth of house servants and young girls'. Much later it earned the nickname `The Old Whore of La Trobe Street'. Truth was called many things but it was never boring. Adrian Tame knows that better than anyone as he worked for Truth for more than a decade as a reporter and news editor. In the years it was owned by the Murdoch family he worked alongside young Rupert as he cut his teeth on the shock horror scandals that graced the pages of Truth when it was selling a whopping 400,000 copies a week. Funny, often outrageous and always thoroughly entertaining, The Awful Truth is a rollercoaster ride through an colourful era of newspapers and larger-than-life reporters that we will never see the like of again.
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            ISBN 9781760850494
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Medea (Northern Broadsides version)
             

            Medea (Northern Broadsides version) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Euripides; Adapted by Paulin, Tom

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            Medea, maddened by her husband Jason's infidelity, murders their two sons. It is one of the most famous of the Greek tragedies. This title conveys the shocking story and our conflicted loyalties as spectators to the tragedy.

            ISBN 9781848420946
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2010
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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            Walking Through the Fire: A true story of God's guidance and protection through troubled times
               

            Walking Through the Fire: A true story of God's guidance and protection through troubled times (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vida, Cindy

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            A true story of faith through troubled times that leads to hope, healing and freedom. "Reading Cindy's story is like a roller-coaster ride. Her honesty and resilience is inspiring as she holds the line and holds her faith in the face of huge personal challenges." - Julia Grace...-Singer/songwriter/speaker The young couple set off for a year in Europe. They find work. They have another baby. They marvel as God takes care of their every need. And then... a brutal attack leaves her husband with an undiagnosed brain injury. It's not until they arrive home in New Zealand that the true extent of the damage begins to unfold, and soon, the family find themselves living from one crisis to the next, a young mother managing a situation too horrific for words. And then . . . Cindy discovered the true nature of God. He saw the carnage. He heard her desperate prayer. He had a restoration story in mind. And it all started with a dream.
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            ISBN 9780473529574
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            These Are Not Gentle People: Two dead men. Forty suspects. The trial that broke a small South African town
             

            These Are Not Gentle People: Two dead men. Forty suspects. The trial that broke a small South African town (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harding, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            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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            Munkey Diaries
             

            Munkey Diaries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Birkin, Jane

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            • Pub Date
              25 Aug 20

            The intimate journals (1957-1982) of iconic actor, singer, songwriter and model Jane Birkin

            ISBN 9781474619660
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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