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              The Simple Life: Penguin Special: Penguin Special
                

              The Simple Life: Penguin Special: Penguin Special (EPUB ebook)

              By Hetzel, Rhonda

              Rhonda Hetzel feels passionately that living simply leads to a richer, more fulfilling existence. Having made the decision to live frugally, embrace sustainability and opt out of the capitalist consumerist mindset, she set about working out how to achieve her goal, learning tradi...tional skills, reducing her spending and environmental impact and focusing on the simple things that make life worth living: family, friends, and a home-cooked meal. This is the story of her journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. Rhonda relates why she wanted to change her lifestyle, what simple living means to her, and offers guidance to those thinking about taking the same path.
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              ISBN 9781743485200
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              Language en
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Specials
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              The Tunnel: Penguin Special

              The Tunnel: Penguin Special (Paperback)

              By McIntosh, Dennis

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              Resuming his story where Beaten by a Blow left off, Dennis McIntosh gives an eye-opening account of seven years working underground, and how it impelled him to turn his life around.

              ISBN 9780143572220
              Published NZ 22 Oct 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Salad Days: Penguin Special

              Salad Days: Penguin Special (Paperback)

              By Scott, Ronnie

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              In Salad Days, Ronnie Scott interrogates our current obsession with food - and asks whether it's actually such a bad thing. Salad Days takes us via the world's best restaurants in Noma and elBulli, and more humble yet no less delicious restaurants and cafes in Melbourne, while al...so interrogating how we use food to relate to one another, the particular joy of hearing about someone else's experience of a glorious meal (even via social media), and why members of gen Y are spending extravagantly on food when they can't afford real estate. Scott looks at the more challenging aspects of this conspicuous consumption as well - ethical eating, sustainability, class concerns. If food offers us a 'curious mixture between comfort and disturbance, staying put and going far', is that something to celebrate, or to worry about? Salad Days is a fascinating and lyrical look at a particular moment in our history and society, and an important contribution to an ongoing debate about how we eat.
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              ISBN 9780143572138
              Published NZ 15 Aug 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking: Penguin Special

              The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking: Penguin Special (Paperback)

              By French, Paul

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              An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of the book Midnight in Peking. The Badlands, a warren of narrow hutongs in the eastern district of pre-communist Peking, had its heyday in the 1930s. Home ...to the city's drifters, misfits and the odd bohemian, it was a place of opium dens, divebars, brothels, flophouses and cabarets, and was infamous for its ability to satisfy every human desire from the exotically entertaining to the criminally depraved. These vignettes of eight non-Chinese residents of the precinct - White Russians, Americans and Europeans - bring the Badlands vividly back to life, providing a short but potent account of a place and a way of life until now largely forgotten, but here rendered unforgettable.
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              ISBN 9780143570899
              Published NZ 6 Jan 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient
               

              Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nadel, Ira

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              At the turn of the twentieth century, London was a breeding ground for the avant-garde. This is a collection of fourteen experimental translations of classic Chinese poems that set the stage for a new-found East in the West.

              ISBN 9780734399533
              Published NZ 31 Oct 2015
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              The Chinese Labour Corps: The Forgotten Chinese Labourers Of TheFirst World War: Penguin Specials

              The Chinese Labour Corps: The Forgotten Chinese Labourers Of TheFirst World War: Penguin Specials (Paperback)

              By O'Neill, Mark

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              As the young men of Europe were fighting in the trenches, a little known contingent of Chinese labourers crossed the world to provide support vital to the Allied war effort. Largely illiterate farmers from northern China, these men were simply attempting to make a better life for... themselves, ignorant of the war and its causes. Under brutal conditions many died for their efforts, and their involvement wasn't recognised for decades - it is still not widely known. In this fascinating First World War China Special, journalist Mark O'Neill brings their story to light, describing in detail the labourers' recruitment, their daily experiences in a foreign land and the horrific work they carrier out - including the clearing of remains from battlefields.
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              ISBN 9780143800316
              Released NZ 31 May 2014
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              Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special

              Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special (Paperback)

              By Ralph, Toby

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              Toby Ralph, described as one of the 'most powerful spinners and advisers in Australia', joined a UN team to assist with preparations for Afghanistan's 2009 presidential elections. Ballots, Bullets and Kabulshit offers a rare glimpse into the chaos and danger of attempting to deli...ver democracy in a war zone.
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              ISBN 9780143570585
              Published NZ 20 Nov 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special
               

              The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special (Paperback)

              By Haigh, Gideon

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              Veteran journalist Gideon Haigh assesses the future of news media in light of the internet's effects on traditional forms of publishing and broadcasting. In the last decade, customary news media have crumbled before the effects of the internet on advertising, circulation and view...ership.
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              ISBN 9780143569367
              Published NZ 22 Oct 2012
              Publisher Penguin
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              Marrow: A Penguin China Special

              Marrow: A Penguin China Special (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan; Translated by Rojas, Carlos

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              Marrow slowly unfolds as a tale of grotesque cannibalism in a small village in the Balou Mountains of China's Henan Province. In the story, a mother takes extreme measures to provide her four mentally disabled children with a normal life. She feeds them a medicinal soup made from... the bones of her dead husband when she finds out that bones 'the closer from kin the better' can cure their illness. When she runs out of her husband's bones, she resorts to a measure that only a mother can take. Translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
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              ISBN 9780734399618
              Released NZ 14 Dec 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              On Listening: Penguin Special

              On Listening: Penguin Special (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, Martin

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              ISBN 9780143782544
              Published NZ 16 May 2016
              Publisher Penguin
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