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              Hot Dog Girl
                

              Hot Dog Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dugan, Jennifer

              • RRP: $21.50
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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              A lovesick teenager schemes to win the heart of her crush at her amusement park summer job, all while dressed as a hot dog.

              ISBN 9780525516279
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
                

              Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books (EPUB ebook)

              By Pollard, Clare

              'An enlightening, perceptive analysis of the books that build us' Sunday Telegraph, 5 star review ________________________________________What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often ...represented by being eaten?We've read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood? Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey in a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh. _________________________________'A gem, thoroughly enjoyable. Pollard has managed to dissect all our favourite stories with her scalpel, while leaving their magic intact' Spectator'When I read Fierce Bad Rabbits, I thought, why has no one written this book before? But Clare Pollard has done so superbly - it is perceptive, illuminating, scholarly but at the same time entertaining. It should be essential reading for every thinking parent' Penelope Lively'This book is a happy way to reconnect with old friends' Times'Delightful . . . as good a guide as you can hope for' Harper's Bazaar
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              ISBN 9780241354803
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              Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu
                

              A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu (EPUB ebook)

              By Potts, Olivia

              'A tender and beautifully written tour-de-force on love, grief, hope and cake. If this is not the book of the summer, I will eat my wig. An absolute triumph' THE SECRET BARRISTER 'An utterly beautiful, moving, bittersweet book on love and loss. I loved it' DOLLY ALDERTON ________..._____________________________________________At the moment her mother died, Olivia Potts was baking a cake, badly. She was trying to impress the man who would later become her husband. Afterwards, grief pushed Olivia into the kitchen. She came home from her job as a criminal barrister miserable and tired, and baked soda bread, pizza, and chocolate banana cake. Her cakes sank and her custard curdled. But she found comfort in jams and solace in pies, and what began as a distraction from grief became a way of building a life outside grief, a way of surviving, and making sense of her life without her mum.And so she concocted a plan: she would begin a newer, happier life, filled with fewer magistrates and more macaroons. She left the bar and enrolled on the Diplome de Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, plunging headfirst into the eccentric world of patisserie, with all its challenges, frustrations and culinary rewards - and a mind-boggling array of knives to boot. Interspersed with recipes ranging from passionfruit pavlova to her mother's shepherd's pie, this is a heart-breaking, hilarious, life-affirming memoir about dealing with grief, falling in love and learning how to bake a really, really good cake. _______________________________________________'Moving, funny and mouth-watering in equal measure - a difficult literary confection to master' Guardian 'There is wit and warmth on every page. This is a book of courage, consolation and more custard than you can shake a whisk at' Laura Freeman, Times'A love story, with sadness, humour and tension. Uplifting' Prue Leith, Spectator'A brilliant, brave and beautiful book: funny and charming; utterly inspiring and life-affirming' Olivia Sudjic'A heart-wrenc
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              ISBN 9780241380475
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              Released NZ 25 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Tell (working title)
               

              The Tell (working title) (Paperback)

              By Chatterton, Martin

              • RRP: $21.00
              • $15.75
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              • Pub Date
                28 Apr 20
              ISBN 9781760895945
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              Things to do Before the End of the World
                

              Things to do Before the End of the World (Paperback)

              By Barr, Emily

              • RRP: $25.99
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              • Pub Date
                19 May 20

              One minute you're walking in the park, hiding from a party. Then you discover that the next nine months will probably be your last. Everyone's last. You realise that you happen to be alive at the time when your species becomes extinct. You have to decide whether to go with it mee...kly like you usually do, or to do something brave, to live your last months with all the energy and bravery you can muster, to rage against the dying of the light. Olivia struggles to live her real life as fully as she wants to. She plans out conversations and events in her head but actually doing them and interacting with other people is hard. When the news breaks that humans have done such damage to the earth that there's only nine months of safe air left everybody makes bucket lists and starts living their best lives - everyone, that is, but Olivia who is still struggling to figure out who she wants to be. Then out of the blue comes contact from a long-lost cousin Olivia didn't even know exsisted. Natasha is everything Olivia wants to be and more. And as the girls meet up for their last summer on earth Olivia finds Natasha's ease and self-confidence having a effect on her. But what if Natasha isn't everything she first appears to be . . . ?
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              ISBN 9780241345276
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History
                

              Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History (EPUB ebook)

              By Close, Frank

              'Everything about this story is astounding' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times "Trinity" was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. Trinity is now also the extraordinary story of the bomb's metaphorical father, Rudolf Peierls; his intelle...ctual son, the atomic spy, Klaus Fuchs, and the ghosts of the security services in Britain, the USA and USSR.Against the background of pre-war Nazi Germany, the Second World War and the following Cold War, the book traces how Peierls brought Fuchs into his family and his laboratory, only to be betrayed. It describes in unprecedented detail how Fuchs became a spy, his motivations and the information he passed to his Soviet contacts, both in the UK and after he went with Peierls to join the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos in 1944. Frank Close is himself a distinguished nuclear physicist: uniquely, the book explains the science as well as the spying.Fuchs returned to Britain in August 1946 still undetected and became central to the UK's independent effort to develop nuclear weapons. Close describes the febrile atmosphere at Harwell, the nuclear physics laboratory near Oxford, where many of the key players were quartered, and the charged relationships which developed there. He uncovers fresh evidence about the role of the crucial VENONA signals decryptions, and shows how, despite mistakes made by both MI5 and the FBI, the net gradually closed around Fuchs, building an intolerable pressure which finally cracked him.The Soviet Union exploded its first nuclear device in August 1949, far earlier than the US or UK expected. In 1951, the US Congressional Committee on Atomic Espionage concluded, 'Fuchs alone has influenced the safety of more people and accomplished greater damage than any other spy not only in the history of the United States, but in the history of nations'. This book is the most comprehensive account yet published of these events, and of the tragic figure at their centre.
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              ISBN 9780241309896
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              Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
                

              The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony (EPUB ebook)

              By Calasso, Roberto

              'It will be read and re-read not as a treatise but as a story: one of the most extraordinary that has ever been written of the origins of Western self-consciousness' Simon SchamaThe marriage of Cadmus and Harmony was the last time the gods of Olympus feasted alongside mortals. Wh...at happened in the distant ages preceding it, and in the generations that followed, form the timeless tales of ancient Greek mythology. In this masterful retelling of the myths we think we know, Roberto Calasso illuminates the deepest questions of our existence.'The kind of book one comes across only once or twice in one's lifetime' Joseph Brodsky'A perfect work like no other' Gore Vidal
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              ISBN 9780141990750
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              Released NZ 25 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Ka
                

              Ka (EPUB ebook)

              By Calasso, Roberto

              'To read Ka is to experience a giddy invasion of stories - brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful' The New York Times'Who?' - or 'ka' - is the question that runs through Roberto Calasso's retelling of the stories of the minds and gods of India; the primord...ial question that continues to haunt human existence. From the Rigveda to the Upanishads, the Mahabharata to the life of Buddha, this book delves into the corpus of classical Sanskrit literature to re-imagine the ancient Indian myths and how they resonate through space and time.'The very best book about Hindu mythology that anyone has ever written' Wendy Doniger'Dazzling, complex, utterly original ... Ka is his masterpiece' Sunday Times
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              ISBN 9780141990767
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              Released NZ 25 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Lift Yourself: A Training Guide to Getting Fit and Feeling Strong for Life
                

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              By Hoggins, Laura

              Ditch the fad diets and step off the treadmill. There's another way to get results, and it's all about lifting weights.Laura Hoggins spent her early adult life a slave to the scales and a fad diet junkie. Fed up of feeling unhappy, exhausted and demotivated, something had to chan...ge.That's when she discovered lifting - the ultimate form of fitness that celebrated effort over results and empowerment over appearance.Packed full of practical tips and myth-busing advice, Lift Yourself is your go-to companion to strength training which will help you to:u turbo-charge your metabolism u improve your mental health u recharge your energy levelsNow a qualified strength and conditioning coach, Laura's 10 Lifting Commandments will help you kick-start a happier, healthier life. So, get ready for lift-off and prepare to find out just how strong you are.
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              ISBN 9780241385920
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              Released NZ 25 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Daughters of Liverpool
                

              Daughters of Liverpool (EPUB ebook)

              By Eastham, Kate

              'A warm and satisfying story' My WeeklyFrom the author of The Liverpool Nightingales comes an uplifting and emotional tale, perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and Annie Groves. Is a mother's love enough to protect her child? ___________Liverpool 1868.Shrouded in ...secrecy Alice Sampson gives birth to a beautiful baby girl.But the former nurse's happiness is blighted by the knowledge that as a penniless, unwed mother, her future, and that of her child, can only be one of shame and disgrace.Then a knock at the door brings a miracle: she is invited to return to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary and her beloved ward.With the help of her friends and the welcome attentions of Reverend Seed, the hospital Chaplain, Alice slowly starts to rebuild her life.Everything is looking up, until her baby's father unexpectedly shows up to claim the child he knew nothing about. Suddenly Alice is in danger of losing her baby, her position and her whole future . . .Praise for Kate Eastham 'Deftly written and moving' Woman's Own 'A heartwarming and tear-inducing tale with wonderfully realistic characters' Woman
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              ISBN 9780241371251
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              Released NZ 8 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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