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            Boy: Tales of Childhood
             

            Boy: Tales of Childhood (Paperback)

            By Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Blake, Quentin

            • RRP: $21.00
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            Includes 30 line drawings by the inimitable Quentin Blake. This story of author's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

            ISBN 9780141365534
            Released NZ 16 May 2016
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Availability
            Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
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            One Bright Moon

            One Bright Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kwong, Andrew

            • RRP: $36.99
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            From famine to freedom, how a young boy fled Chairman Mao's China to a new life in Australia Andrew Kwong was only eight when he witnessed his first execution. The desperate scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's new China. Ye...t he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would be saved. That's what his teacher told him. Months later, it was his own father on trial. This time the sentence was banishment to a re-education camp, not death. Yet it left the family tainted, despised, and with few means of survival during the terrible years of persecution and famine known as the Great Leap Forward. Escape seemed the only solution, and it would be twelve-year-old Andrew who undertook the perilous journey first. This is the poignant, resonant story of a young boy's awakening - to survival, education, fulfilment, and eventually to a new life of freedom in Australia.
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            ISBN 9781460758625
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks - My Life In The Death Zone
             

            Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks - My Life In The Death Zone (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Purja, Nimsdai

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Nov 20

            An SBS Gurkha soldier's account of how his tough Nepali upbringing and the lessons learned in his army life enabled his record-breaking conquest of all 14 of the world's 8,000m peaks in under 7 months.

            ISBN 9781529312256
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            I Am An Island: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

            I Am An Island: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardback)

            By Calidas, Tamsin

            • RRP: $37.00
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            When Tamsin Calidas first arrives on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides, it feels like coming home. Startling, raw and extremely moving, I Am An Island is a story about the incredible ability of the natural world to provide when everything else has fallen away- a stunning b...ook about solitude, friendship, resilience and self-discovery.
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            ISBN 9780857526656
            Released NZ 25 Sep 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Meghan Misunderstood
             

            Meghan Misunderstood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Sean

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Meghan Misunderstood is a pioneering book that sets the record straight on the most talked about, unfairly vilified and misrepresented woman in the world.

            ISBN 9780008359591
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Just Ignore Him

            Just Ignore Him (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davies, Alan

            • RRP: $34.99
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            A new memoir from the brilliant comedian, actor and broadcaster Alan Davies, star of QI and Jonathan Creek.

            ISBN 9781408713303
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Night

            Night (Paperback)

            By Wiesel, Elie; Wiesel, Marion

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            Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a wor...ld that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith.
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            ISBN 9780141038995
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
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            Life's What You Make It
              

            Life's What You Make It (Hardback)

            By Schofield, Phillip

            • RRP: $64.99
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            Pre-order the bravely honest and uplifting memoir from one of Britain's most cherished TV presenters, Phillip Schofield ____ For a long time, I felt that I couldn't write this book. At first, I didn't think I'd lived enough, then life got busy and filled with distractions. In mor...e recent years, there was always a very painful consideration - I knew where it would eventually have to go. I have recently decided that the truth is the only thing that can set me free. The truth has taken a long time to make itself clear to me, but now is the right time to share it, all of it. Television and broadcasting has been a part of my DNA for as long as I can remember. As a young boy I would make model TV sets out of cardboard boxes, while spending long summers at home, barefoot on Cornwall's golden beaches. Landing a job at the ice-cream kiosk, I would enviously look on as my presenting heroes took to the stage of Radio 1's Roadshow, an unforgettable event when it came to town. In Life's What You Make It I look back with nostalgic delight on my life, from being a young boy endlessly writing letters to the BBC in pursuit of a job in broadcasting, to making it on to the Broom Cupboard, with my infamous sidekick Gordon the Gopher, to being on Going Live and starring as the lead in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. It has taken four decades to get here but I feel lucky to have called the sets of Talking Telephone Numbers, The Cube, Dancing on Ice and of course, This Morning, home. I'm going to take you behind the scenes of my television home at ITV, into my career and my dangerously funny relationship with Holly Willoughby. I'm going to introduce you to my loving and remarkable family, and I hope most of all to tell you that life, it seems, is what you make it. Take it from someone who has sat on the very edge and looked over, it's all about the people that love you, and after that anything is possible. So, finally, here we go, this is the real
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            ISBN 9780241501177
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home

            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Jimmy

            • RRP: $49.99
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            From the rock legend turned master storyteller, this collection of non-fiction short stories is vintage Jimmy. Stories of adventure, misadventure, love and loss from the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man. Outrageous,... witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns from an epic life - a dazzling collection of tall tales, out-takes and B-sides from one of Australia's finest storytellers.
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            ISBN 9781460759486
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            On the Road to Paparua, On: The Life and Times of Paparua Prison: 2020: NO
               

            On the Road to Paparua, On: The Life and Times of Paparua Prison: 2020: NO (Paperback)

            Original author Parsons, Richard William

            • RRP: $45.00
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            A history of Paparua Prison (now Christchurch Men's Prison) covering the years 1914 through to 2018. Lots of fascinating old photographs, letters, telegrams and front page newspaper articles.

            ISBN 9780473507565
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 13+ years
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