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              My Parents Cancelled My Birthday: I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

              My Parents Cancelled My Birthday: I Swapped My Brother On The Internet (Paperback)

              By Simmons, Jo; Illustrated by Reed, Nathan

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              Perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart, David Solomons' My Brother Is a Superhero and David Baddiel's The Parent Agency - a hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong that every child will relate to Tom's parents have cancelled his birthday. Not just any birthday either. His eleve...nth birthday, which is, according to family lore, his Lucky Birthday. Tom had been looking forward to his Lucky Birthday his whole life. Tom had been planning the birthday to end all birthdays. Ace sleepover, epic pizza, you name it - Tom's party was going to have it all! But then Tiny the pig fell off the garage roof and crushed Nana Maureen's chihuahua. Then Nana thought the dog was haunting the house. And Dad hit his head. And Tom's sister Meg decided she was cursed by the Tooth Fairy. And Mum accidentally made a very bad dog-food Bolognese. Things are massively unravelling, so Tom's birthday is off! But of course Tom cannot let this happen. Will he be able to save his birthday? It will involve bacon sandwiches, chicken whispering, an enormous dog called Major and a few gladiators. But it might just be OK ...
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              ISBN 9781526606587
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age Children
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              The Lost Tide Warriors: Storm Keeper Trilogy 2

              The Lost Tide Warriors: Storm Keeper Trilogy 2 (Paperback)

              By Doyle, Catherine

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              In the brilliant sequel to The Storm Keeper's Island, winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Fionn Boyle finds himself at the heart of the fight for the island's survival Fionn Boyle has been Storm Keeper of Arranmore for less than six months when thousands of terrifying S...oulstalkers arrive on the island. The empty-eyed followers of the dreaded sorceress, Morrigan have come to raise their leader and Fionn is powerless to stop them. The Storm Keeper's magic has deserted him and with his grandfather's memory waning, Fionn must rely on his friends Shelby and Sam to help him summon Dagda's army of merrows. But nobody else believes the ferocious sea creatures even exist. And how can he prove he's right without any magic? As Fionn begins his search for the lost army, the other islanders prepare for invasion. The battle to save Arranmore has begun. Praise for The Storm Keeper's Island: WINNER OF THE BAMB READER'S AWARD FOR MIDDLE GRADE SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 'Magical in every way' EOIN COLFER 'So magical and wild that it's like being swept away by the sea' KATHERINE RUNDELL
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              ISBN 9781408896907
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series The Storm Keeper Trilogy
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              Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller

              Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller (Hardback)

              By Smith, Patti

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              From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Pa...tti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland, with no design yet heeding signs, including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, Anything is possible: after all, it's the year of the monkey. For Patti Smith - inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the Western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from Southern California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places - this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment. But as Patti Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope of a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.
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              ISBN 9781526614759
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Only the Ocean

              Only the Ocean (Paperback)

              By Carthew, Natasha

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              Breath-takingly fierce, smart and tender, Only the Ocean is a story of survival, and courage in the midst of darkness that will thrill fans of Patrick Ness and Sarah Crossan The two girls sat at opposite ends of the boat and Kel dug and stretched the oars into the ocean like her ...life depended upon it because it did. `Just so you know,' said Rose, `everything, and I mean everything, is your fault.' Kel Crow lives in a dead-end swamp with her deadbeat family and a damaged heart. But she has a plan to escape. It's a one-two-three fortune story that goes: stow away on the ship, kidnap the girl, swap the girl to pay for passage to America and a life-saving operation. But the ocean is an untameable force, and wrecks ships and plans alike ... Sweet, raw and uncompromising - this is the story of an unforgettable relationship forged on an epic journey.
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              ISBN 9781408868614
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Swan Lake: Reimagining A Classic

              Swan Lake: Reimagining A Classic (Hardback, Illustrated edition)

              By Cooper, Bill; Foreword by O'Hare, Kevin; Introduction by Scarlett, Liam; Appendix by MacFarlane, John

              • RRP: $74.99
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              This beautifully produced new Royal Ballet branded book with photographs by Bill Cooper is a collection of exclusive photographs which shines the spotlight on Swan Lake.

              ISBN 9781786825797
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Royal Ballet / Oberon Books
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              The Blessed Girl
               

              The Blessed Girl (Hardback)

              By Makholwa, Angela

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              Darkly comic and razor-sharp, The Blessed Girl is an international bestseller about men, mental health, and getting rich by any means necessary, and then some.

              ISBN 9781526608673
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Missing Lynx: The Past and Future of Britain's Lost Mammals

              The Missing Lynx: The Past and Future of Britain's Lost Mammals (Hardback)

              By Barnett, Ross

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              The story of the magnificent lynx--what its extinction in Britain signifies, and how we might turn the ecological tide.

              ISBN 9781472957344
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Man That Got Away: A Constable Twitten Mystery 2

              The Man That Got Away: A Constable Twitten Mystery 2 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Truss, Lynne

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              In the second instalment of Lynne Truss's joyfully quirky crime series, our trio of detectives must investigate the murder of a hapless romantic; an aristocratic con man on the prowl; and a dodgy Brighton nightspot... It is summer in Brighton, and the Brighton Belles are on hand ...to answer any holidaymaker's queries, no matter how big or small. The quickest way to the station, how many pebbles are on the beach and what exactly has happened to that young man lying in the deckchair with blood dripping from him? Constable Twitten has a hunch that the fiendish murder may be connected to a notorious Brighton nightspot and the family that run it, but Inspector Steine is - as ever - distracted by other issues, not least having his own waxwork model made and an unexpected arrival, while Sergeant Brunswick is just delighted to have spied an opportunity to finally be allowed to go undercover... Our incomparable team of detectives are back for another outing in the new instalment of Lynne Truss's joyfully quirky crime series.
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              ISBN 9781408890530
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Series A Constable Twitten Mystery
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              A Shot in the Dark: A Constable Twitten Mystery 1
               

              A Shot in the Dark: A Constable Twitten Mystery 1 (Paperback)

              By Truss, Lynne

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              'More Marx Brothers than Agatha Christie, this is crime fiction turned on its head - a giddy spell of sheer delight' Daily Mail Brighton, 1957. Inspector Steine rather enjoys his life as a policeman by the sea. No criminals, no crime, no stress. So it's really rather annoying whe...n an ambitious - not to mention irritating - new constable shows up to work and starts investigating a series of burglaries. And it's even more annoying when, after Constable Twitten is despatched to the theatre for the night, he sits next to a vicious theatre critic who is promptly shot dead part way through the opening night of a new play. It seems Brighton may be in need of a police force after all...
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              ISBN 9781408890486
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Series A Constable Twitten Mystery
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              Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All

              Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Robert Elliott

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              We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology; we seem as governed by technology as we do by laws and regulations. Frighteningly often, the influence of technology in and on our lives goes completely unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the so...othing refrain that technology has no morals and can display no prejudice, and it's only the users of technology who distort certain aspects of it. But is this statement actually true? Dr Robert Smith thinks it is dangerously untrue in the modern era. Having worked in the field of artificial intelligence for over 30 years, Smith reveals the mounting evidence that the mechanical actors in our lives do indeed have, or at least express, morals: they're just not the morals of the progressive modern society that we imagined we were moving towards. Instead, as we are just beginning to see - in the US elections and Brexit to name but a few - there are increasing incidences of machine bigotry, greed and the crass manipulation of our basest instincts. It is easy to assume that these are the result of programmer prejudices or the product of dark forces manipulating the masses through the network of the Internet. But what if there is something more fundamental and explicitly mechanical at play, something inherent within technology itself? This book demonstrates how non-scientific ideas have been encoded deep into our technological infrastructure. Offering a rigorous, fresh perspective on how technology has brought us to this place, Rage Inside the Machine challenges the long-held assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force. Shedding light on little-known historical stories and investigating the complex connections between scientific philosophy, institutional prejudice and new technology, this book offers a new, honest and more truly scientific vision of ourselves.
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              ISBN 9781472970633
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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