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            Sir Bob Charles: the Biography
              

            Sir Bob Charles: the Biography (Paperback)

            By Saunders, Geoff

            • RRP: $59.99
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            Sir Bob Charles - The Biography' is the first comprehensive biography of Sir Bob Charles. His story begins in working-class rural New Zealand. In 1960 he embarked upon a career that no New Zealander had chosen before - that of a full-time touring professional golfer. The pressure... was on the young Kiwi golfer as he took off around the world, with 350 in travellers' cheques to fund his new career. If he did not play well enough his cash would run out and he would be back in Christchurch as a teller for the National Bank of New Zealand. That prospect alone spurred his success. The book is an account of his 50 years touring the world with his golf clubs. The reader will encounter the key characters in the story who supported the young golfer on his way to the very top of his sport. You will meet Ivor and Phyl Charles, his wife Verity, mentor Ian Cromb and his agent Mark McCormack. There are over 150 stunning photos in the book, many from the Charles family's own collection. Combined with the narrative the images provide the complete picture of a notable New Zealand life. Bob Charles competed in the ''golden age'' of professional golf in the 1960s and 1970s. He played with, and at times defeated, each member of the ''Big Three''.The televising of golf from the early 1960s created an explosion in enthusiasm for the game. During this period, he acquired the title of the ''best putter in the world'' in the eyes of both journalists and fellow competitors. His senior career delivered another 20 years of success in the game he loved. For the first 10 years on the Senior PGA Tour from 1986 he became the man to beat. The book chronicles the success of Bob Charles as a golfer - but there is more to the man than that. With his 1999 knighthood and his elevation to the Order of New Zealand in 2011 he has been honoured not only for his success as a golfer but also for the way he has lived his life. His enduring and happy marriage to Verity and the closeness of his relationship to his
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            ISBN 9780473521813
            Published NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Nationwide Books
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            Know Your Place
              

            Know Your Place (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ghahraman, Golriz

            • RRP: $42.50
            • $36.33
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            A powerful story of an Iranian-Kiwi asylum seeker who became a defence lawyer and New Zealand's first refugee elected to Parliament

            ISBN 9781775541424
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            14 Nga Tohu Aroha Ka Tukuna (14 Blown Kisses Te Reo Maori)
                

            14 Nga Tohu Aroha Ka Tukuna (14 Blown Kisses Te Reo Maori) (Hardback)

            By Youle, Wayne

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $15.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            When we're apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball - and many other imaginative ways. Wayne Youle (Ngapuhi, Ngati Whakaeke, Nga...ti Pakeha) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading contemporary artists. His work is bright, playful and full of kindness. Wayne lived in isolation for 14 days during the COVID-19 lockdown. He created 14 ways to share blown kisses with his sons. This book is dedicated to everyone around the world in lockdown who can only blow their kisses. A book for children. And a delightful gift for anyone. Available in te reo Maori and English.
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            ISBN 9781877375668
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
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            The 52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year
              

            The 52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keenan, Lauren

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the Night of 27 Rejections of Doom: asking 27 people to hang out one Friday night, and every single person saying no. Her attempts to console herself by going to the movies and eating ic...e-cream were thwarted by dropping her ice-cream on the toilet floor while fumbling with her phone looking for text messages that weren't there. Lauren realised that this version of life wasn't working and that she needed to change it. It was time to try something new. 52 new things in fact. 52 new things in 52 weeks. From entering a public dance competition to trying fake lashes; from starting a Wine and Netflix club to zip-lining; from giving up drinking for six months to going to a music festival alone to feeding a lion; Lauren put herself out there with surprising results. Each chapter in The 52 Week Project looks at a wider societal issue - chapters include alcohol, parenting, loneliness and social media - and is informed by both Lauren's extensive research into social psychology and her observations about pop-culture. Her year of new experiences was a game changer. It repaired her relationship with her husband, she regained confidence in herself, and she realised how satisfying it can be to push yourself to your limits and to do things alone. She also learned that true happiness is more likely to be found in the everyday fabric of life.
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            ISBN 9781988547503
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Miracle Typist

            The Miracle Typist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Silver, Leon

            • RRP: $37.99
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            In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war. Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ground and air forces are bearing down on his country, Jew Tolek Klings vows to return ...to his wife, Klara, and son, Juliusz. However, when the Luftwaffe's bombs start falling and the Polish cause looks hopelessly lost, Tolek finds himself under fire from his supposed brothers in arms. The Polish army is rife with anti-Semitism and he is relentlessly tormented. As the Germans cross the border, he is faced with a terrible dilemma: flee to protect his family - and risk being shot as a deserter - or ride out the war, hoping rumours of women and children being spared in the concentration camps are true. What follows is an odyssey that will take Tolek from a Hungarian internment camp, where his ability to type spares him from the frontline, on to Palestine, Beirut, Egypt, Tobruk and Italy. A broken telegram from Klara, ending with the haunting words, 'We trouble', pushes him to the brink.
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            ISBN 9781760854355
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World
             

            Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World (Hardback)

            By Favilli, Elena; Edited by Gruber, Pam

            • RRP: $74.50
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            A continuation of the New York Times bestselling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World recognizes women who leave their homeland to seek refuge, to realize unattainable dreams, and to share their invaluable contributions with the wo...rld.
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            ISBN 9781733329293
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Timbuktu Labs, Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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            Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
             

            Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lacey, Robert

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men?

            ISBN 9780008424916
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Bus Stops on the Moon
             

            Bus Stops on the Moon (Paperback)

            By Edmond, Martin

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Bus Stops on the Moon is a personal and a cultural history. As memoir, it is a sequel to The Dreaming Land (2015). A troubled and restless young Martin Edmond is on his way to becoming the wiser, older man who will sit down and write both narratives. As cultural history, the book... gives us a participants-eye view of the early years of Alan Brunton and Sally Rodwells avant-garde theatre troupe Red Mole. Formed in 1974, Red Mole performed Dadaesque cabaret, agit-prop, costume drama, street theatre, circus and puppetry, live music, and became a national sensation. They toured the country with Split Enz and travelled internationally. One of Red Moles five founding principles was to escape programmed behaviour by remaining erratic. They ticked that one off. In Bus Stops on the Moon Martin Edmond offers, with his customary elegance, a rich and entertaining picture of the high times and low lives of Red Mole.
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            ISBN 9781988592510
            Published NZ 12 Oct 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child

            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Martin, Heather

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The definitive, authorised biography of Lee Child

            ISBN 9781472134240
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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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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