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            Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death
              

            Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Caroline, Barron

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Jun 20

            Does DNA write our destinies? Or do the hands that nurture triumph over nature? What is it that determines who we really are?Ripiro Beach is a beautifully written, relentlessly honest memoir about one woman's determination to gather the threads of a life that has come undone.

            ISBN 9781988538204
            Published NZ 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            Tough Country
              

            Tough Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bellamy, Mike

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Tall tales of New Zealand bushmen, tradies and back-country rouges Mike Bellamy's father Barry is as tough as they come. Widely credited as the inspiration for Barry Crump's back-country character Sam Cash, Barry was a roving worker in rural North Island during the 50s, 60s and 7...0s. Tough Country is a book about a father by a son, about a bygone era of bushmen, scrub-cutters, hunters and shepherds. It's also a book about the author's own life working the land, and the characters of the 80s and 90s, from tradies and digger-drivers to drain-layers and wharfies.
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            ISBN 9781775541523
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Diary of a Bookseller

            The Diary of a Bookseller (Paperback, Main)

            By Bythell, Shaun

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            Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, ...almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
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            ISBN 9781781258637
            Released NZ 25 Jul 2018
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            This is Us: New Zealanders in Our Own Words
              

            This is Us: New Zealanders in Our Own Words (Hardback)

            By Carter, Pete

            • RRP: $39.99
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            This is Us is a collection of over 200 brief interviews with New Zealanders, spanning the length and breadth of the country; from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. It was written in response to the Christchurch terrorist attack but is not about it; it is instead a representation of ...the New Zealand people in their own words. A celebration of the diverse, open, and inclusive communities that exist across New Zealand, This is Us inspires hope by showing the kindness and spirit of everyday people.
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            ISBN 9781775594338
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina
             

            The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina (Paperback)

            By Skene, Patrick

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            The Big O by Patrick Skene is the story of Olsen Filipaina, a New Zealand Hall of Fame rugby league legend who was a pathfinder for the Maori and Pasifika players who today dominate the Australian National Rugby League.

            ISBN 9781988516844
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Pull No Punches: Memoir of a Political Survivor
              

            Pull No Punches: Memoir of a Political Survivor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Collins, Judith

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            The most anticipated political memoir of the year. A frank account from National MP Judith Collins of the highs and lows of a political life. From humble beginnings as the daughter of Labour-voting farming parents, Judith Collins has carved a path to almost the very top of politi...cs. The youngest daughter of older parents, Judith Collins grew up in rural Walton, Waikato on a dairy farm. At the age of 10 she entered politics, running for Class President. She won. After a successful career as a lawyer, Collins became the MP for Papakura in 2002, alongside fellow new recruit, John Key. When Key and National won office in 2008, Collins became the Minister for Police, Corrections and Veterans. Funny, forthright and fearless, Collins reveals the truth behind what it is like to survive - and thrive - as a senior female politician for two decades.
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            ISBN 9781988547510
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Relentless
              

            Relentless (Paperback)

            By Lisa, Tamati

            • RRP: $35.00
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            When extreme endurance athlete, Lisa Tamati, was confronted with the hardest challenge of her life, she fought with everything she had. Her beloved mother, Isobel, had suffered a huge aneurysm and stroke and was left with massive brain damage; she was like a baby in a woman's bod...y. The prognosis was dire. There was very little hope that she would ever have any quality of life again. But Lisa is a fighter and stubborn. She absolutely refused to accept the words of the medical fraternity and instead decided that she was going to get her mother back or die trying. This book tells of the horrors, despair, hope, love, and incredible experiences and insights of that journey. It shares the difficulties of going against a medical system that has major problems and limitations. Amongst the darkest times were moments of great laughter and joy. www.lisatamati.com
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            ISBN 9781925935998
            Published NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Ocean Reeve Publishing
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            You Have a Lot to Lose: A Memoir, 1956-1986: 2: Volume 2
              

            You Have a Lot to Lose: A Memoir, 1956-1986: 2: Volume 2 (Hardback)

            By Stead, C. K.

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            • Pub Date
              18 Jun 20

            The second volume of C. K. Stead's riveting memoir, taking us from graduate school to Smith's Dream and the Springbok Tour.

            ISBN 9781869409128
            Published NZ 18 Jun 2020
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            The Mirror Steamed Over: Love and Pop in London, 1962
              

            The Mirror Steamed Over: Love and Pop in London, 1962 (Paperback)

            By Byrt, Anthony

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 Jun 20

            In 1962 at the Royal College of Art in London, three extraordinary personalities collided to reshape contemporary art and literature: artist David Hockney, author Ann Quin and designer Billy Apple.

            ISBN 9781869409104
            Published NZ 18 Jun 2020
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020

            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nelson, Claire

            • RRP: $29.99
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            An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds. Last year, Claire Nelson made international headlines. She was in her thirties and was beginning to burn out - her hectic London life of work and social activity and stri...ving to do more and do better in the big city was frenetic and stressful. Although she was surrounded by people all of the time, she felt increasingly lonely. When the anxiety she felt finally brought her to breaking point, Claire decided to take some time off and travelled to Joshua Tree Park in California to hike and clear her head. What happened next was something she could never have anticipated. While hiking, Claire fell 30 feet, gravely injuring herself and she lay alone in the desert - mistakenly miles off any trail, without a cell phone signal, fighting for her life. She lay there for four days until she was miraculously rescued - the doctors saying she had only hours to live when she was eventually found. In THINGS I LEARNED FROM FALLING Claire tells her incredible story and what it taught her about loneliness, anxiety and transformation and how to survive it all.
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            ISBN 9781783253760
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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