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            Stop the Clock: A Memoir on Ageing with Dignity, Grace and Humour
              

            Stop the Clock: A Memoir on Ageing with Dignity, Grace and Humour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McLauchlan, Gordon

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            • Pub Date
              11 May 20

            The best way to learn anything is by doing it - this is a maxim that goes back to Aristotle. Gordon McLauchlan agrees. In this humourous memoir, Gordon traces his own ascent into the eighties.

            ISBN 9781988538174
            Published NZ 11 May 2020
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            I Know This to Be True: Jacinda Ardern on Kindness, Empathy and Strength
              

            I Know This to Be True: Jacinda Ardern on Kindness, Empathy and Strength (Paperback)

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            • Pub Date
              14 May 20

            Politician, feminist and champion for social equality, Jacinda Ardern epitomizes the modern leader. In this warm and candid interview, the fortieth Prime Minister of New Zealand discusses her childhood growing up in rural Aotearoa New Zealand, her journey into politics, and the l...essons she has learned along the way.
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            ISBN 9781990003035
            Published NZ 14 May 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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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

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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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            Bill Birch: Minister of Everything
             

            Bill Birch: Minister of Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tattersfield, Brad

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            Birch's story, from humble rural Waikato roots to political change-maker, is of an ordinary New Zealander who achieved extraordinary things. He tells all in Bill Birch - Minister of Everything , written by former staffer and journalist Brad Tattersfield.

            ISBN 9780473501976
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2020
            Publisher Mary Egan 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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            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020
             

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

            By Nelson, Claire

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            An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds.

            ISBN 9781783253500
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Relentless
              

            Relentless (Paperback)

            By Lisa, Tamati

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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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            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
              21 May 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 21 May 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

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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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