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            The Diary of a Bookseller

            The Diary of a Bookseller (Paperback, Main)

            By Bythell, Shaun

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            Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, ...almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
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            ISBN 9781781258637
            Released NZ 25 Jul 2018
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Haare Williams: Words of a Kaumatua
             

            Haare Williams: Words of a Kaumatua (Hardback)

            By Williams, Haare; Foreword by Ihimaera, Witi

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            A kaumatua reflects in poetry and prose on his journey from te ao Maori on the East Coast to contemporary Auckland. Ko te kopara anake e tarere ki te tihi o te makauri. Oti rawa! Kia oti rawa, e!

            ISBN 9781869409043
            Published NZ 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            Te Rataka a Tetahi Kohine (Anne Frank's Diary)
              

            Te Rataka a Tetahi Kohine (Anne Frank's Diary) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frank, Anne

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            The world-famous Diary of a young girl was written by a Dutch Jewish teenager hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War 2. Over the last 60 years it has sold more than 30 million copies and been translated into over 70 languages. Now it is available in Te Reo Maori! Ann...e Frank's masterpiece - her self-awareness, fears, frankness and humour - has been published in this new translation so that thousands of school, Kura Kaupapa Maori, and tertiary education institution students can enjoy it in Te Reo Maori. So can the growing number of adult learners who are studying the language.
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            ISBN 9780473478247
            Published NZ 14 Jun 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Language (Maori)
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            Confessions of a Bookseller: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

            Confessions of a Bookseller: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardback, Main)

            By Bythell, Shaun

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            Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them? Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunatel...y, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices. The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.
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            ISBN 9781788162302
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Strong Words 2019: The Best of the Landfall Essay Competition
             

            Strong Words 2019: The Best of the Landfall Essay Competition (Paperback)

            Edited by Neale, Emma

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            Strong Words is a striking collection of essays that show what Virginia Woolf once described as the art that can at once `sting us wide awake' and yet also `fix us in a trance which is not sleep but rather an intensification of life'. It celebrates an extraordinary year in New Ze...aland writing.
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            ISBN 9781988531779
            Published NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            The Paper Nautilus
             

            The Paper Nautilus (Paperback)

            By Jackson, Michael

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            The Paper Nautilus is about loss - the forms it takes, how we go on living in the face of it, and the mysterious ways that new life and new beginnings are born of brokenness. The angelically beautiful but fragile paper nautilus provides a vivid image of this interplay of death an...d rebirth.
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            ISBN 9781988531793
            Published NZ 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Time For Lights Out

            Time For Lights Out (Hardback)

            By Briggs, Raymond

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            In his customary pose as the grumpiest of grumpy old men, Raymond Briggs contemplates old age and death... and doesn't like them much.

            ISBN 9781787331952
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Vintage
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            My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir

            My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Torres, Tia

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            From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life. Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller...-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs. With inimitable honesty and characteristic brashness, Tia captures the spirit and heart of these intelligent and loving canines, while carrying us behind the scenes of her TV show, into the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans, onto the soundstages of Hollywood films, and even to the jungles of Sri Lanka. Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility. Each dog Tia writes about here has overcome abuse, trauma, neglect, or just bad luck to become a stalwart, loving companion to Tia and her family. You'll meet Duke, whose intelligence and matinee-idol looks made him a star in movies and music videos; Junkyard Joe, whose single-minded passion for tennis balls was channeled into expertise as a drug-sniffing dog; Bluie, the unswerving protector of Tia's daughter Tania; and a host of other unforgettable canines. My Life Among the Underdogs is above all a love story--one that is sure to grip the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.
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            ISBN 9780062797872
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp

            Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp (Hardback)

            By Wind, Eddy de

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            Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met while volunteering in the Westerbork labour camp.

            ISBN 9780857526830
            Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            These Are Not Gentle People: Two murders. Forty suspects. The trial that broke a small South African town
             

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

            By Harding, Andrew

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              14 Jul 20

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

            ISBN 9781529405590
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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