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            The Dickens Boy
             

            The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keneally, Tom

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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            ISBN 9781760893194
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020
              

            New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020 (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Nelson, Wendy

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Mar 20

            The definitive and expert guide to the seaweeds of New Zealand's coastal waters.

            ISBN 9780995113602
            Published NZ 11 Mar 2020
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it

            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Matthew

            • RRP: $36.99
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            'Compelling, illuminating and often confronting, On Eating Meat is a brilliant blend of a gastronome's passion with forensic research into the sources of the meat we eat. Matthew Evans brings his unflinching honesty - and a farmer's hands-on experience - to the question of how to... be an ethical carnivore.' Hugh Mackay How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'? Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf? Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too. Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.
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            ISBN 9781760637699
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm
             

            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm (Hardback)

            By Hodin, Rosanne

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $39.00
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            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            The Good Life meets My Family and Other Animals; timeless, funny and heartwarming memoir of life on a Cornish farm.

            ISBN 9781529303315
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess
              

            Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess (Paperback)

            By Owen, Amanda

            • RRP: $29.50
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            • Pub Date
              19 Mar 20

            The further adventures of the star of Our Yorkshire Farm and bestselling author Amanda Owen, as she takes us back to the Yorkshire Dales with her delightful family.

            ISBN 9781509852697
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series The Yorkshire Shepherdess
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            Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy
              

            Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy (Hardback)

            By McDowall, R. M.

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            This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori.

            ISBN 9781877257865
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2011
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey
             

            Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey (Hardback)

            By Morgan-Grenville, Roger

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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            Two men decide to become beekeepers, learning about nature and about themselves in the process

            ISBN 9781785786051
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture
             

            Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, J. Russell

            • RRP: $61.50
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            Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture, first published in 1929 and last updated in 1953 (and the edition reprinted here) is a classic, pioneering look at the use of trees for food, soil conservation, and sustainable agriculture. Illustrated with over 80 pages of photographs.

            ISBN 9781951682095
            Released NZ 17 Oct 2019
            Publisher Orchard Innovations
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            Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature
             

            Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

            By Spencer, Roger; Cross, Rob

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            An easy-to-read introduction to the world of plant names and how to write, pronounce and remember them.

            ISBN 9781486311446
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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            Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

            Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shein, Christopher; Thompson, Julie

            • RRP: $75.00
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            Take organic gardening to the next level by learning the secrets of permaculture.

            ISBN 9781604692709
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2013
            Publisher Timber Press
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