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            Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land
             

            Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land (Hardback)

            By Ansley, Bruce

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            In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey of rediscovery, back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay in Southland to Totaranui in Golden Bay, this is both a provocative history and a vast expedition across the land once known as Middle Island, as Ansley visits th...e places and people who hold the clues to the South's famous character. Not so very long ago, the South Island had most of New Zealand's people and just about all of the money. Gold miners found fortunes in the hills and rivers, sheep barons bestrode mountains, valleys and plains. Wealthy southerners ruled the embryonic government. Where now lies the South Island's golden fleece? And what is its future? Bruce Ansley has spent much of his life in the South Island. He was raised in New Brighton, Christchurch, and has lived in Dunedin, Christchurch, the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. He has grown up with the south's people, its cities, towns, rivers, mountains, rivers, bush and plains. He has picked tobacco in Motueka, been a commercial fisherman in Fiordland and a deer farmer on Banks Peninsula. He has worked in radio, television and newspapers there and for almost quarter of a century was the Christchurch-based writer for the NZ Listener magazine. As a writer, tramper and traveller, and being professionally nosey, he has poked into many corners of the island, although nowhere near all of them: He finds the south and its people endlessly fascinating. There's always something new, or fresh, or interesting, or just reassuring to discover. He now lives on Waiheke Island to be close to his family, but his heart remains in the south.
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            ISBN 9781775541172
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Pianist of Yarmouk

            The Pianist of Yarmouk (Paperback)

            By Ahmad, Aeham

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            One morning on the outskirts of Damascus, two starving friends are walking through their desolate city and come across a familiar street that has been turned to rubble, concrete bridges towering above them like tombs and houses turned inside out. Aeham turns to the only comfort h...e has left and pushes his piano into the street to play a song of hope to his fellow Syrians. It is a song that will reach far beyond the streets of his home and carry consequences he could never have dreamed of. This tender and poetic account of Aeham's experiences, from losing his city, friends and family to leaving his country and finding safety, will move readers with its raw and candid emotion. This is a gripping portrait of a man's search for solace and of a country that has been fiercely torn apart.
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            ISBN 9780241347522
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life
              

            Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lancewood, Miriam

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            Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told how she and her husband, Peter, lived for six years in the wilderness of New Zealand, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads. A year later they left New Zealand to explore other wild places. They wal...ked 2000 km through the forests of Europe and along the coast of Turkey, mostly camping under trees and cooking by fire. They lived on the edge, embracing insecurity, and found the unexpected. Sometimes it was pure bliss, sometimes it was terrifying. But when Miriam and Peter moved on to the Australian desert, they met with disaster. Wild at Heart tells that story. It's about life and death, courage and the power of love.
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            ISBN 9781988547381
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other

            Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heughan, Sam; McTavish, Graham; Foreword by Gabaldon, Diana

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            A road trip book with a difference. Stars of Outlander - Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish - explore Scotland, a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.

            ISBN 9781529351309
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Nala's World: One man, his rescue cat and a bike ride around the globe

            Nala's World: One man, his rescue cat and a bike ride around the globe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nicholson, Dean

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            Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world Dean Nicholson reveals the full story of his life-changing friendship with rescue cat Nala and their inspiring adventures together on a bike journey around the world

            ISBN 9781529327991
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Gardens of Mars: Madagascar, an Island Story
             

            The Gardens of Mars: Madagascar, an Island Story (Hardback)

            By Gimlette, John

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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            A portrait of Madagascar, the world's fourth-largest island and a place of enduring fascination for its rich biodiversity (including a plethora of endemic species), as well as for its tangled and troubled history.

            ISBN 9781788544726
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Off Grid Life: Your Ideal Home in the Middle of Nowhere

            Off Grid Life: Your Ideal Home in the Middle of Nowhere (Hardback)

            By Huntington, Foster

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            A new book from the author of Van Life showcasing the most extraordinary of homes

            ISBN 9780751581959
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
             

            World Travel: An Irreverent Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bourdain, Anthony; Woolever, Laurie

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            • Pub Date
              20 Apr 21

            Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of ...Oman's Empty Quarter - and many places beyond. In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places - in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable. Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes sly, witty illustrations by cartoonist Tony Millionaire. For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.
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            ISBN 9781526630230
            Released NZ 20 Apr 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Running The World: My World-Record Breaking Adventure to Run a Marathon in Every Country on Earth

            Running The World: My World-Record Breaking Adventure to Run a Marathon in Every Country on Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butter, Nick

            • RRP: $37.00
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            The inspiring story of one man's world record breaking adventure to run a marathon in every country in the world.In the process of setting eight world records and running over five thousand miles, Nick came to see the world in all it's glorious diversity and its shared humanity.

            ISBN 9781787631724
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Darwin's Dragons

            Darwin's Dragons (Paperback)

            By Galvin, Lindsay

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            Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime on Charles Darwin's ship. But after being shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change the world - and make his fortune. Should he share his find, or will it lead to the extinction of a legendary species...?
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            ISBN 9781912626465
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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