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Book Cover:  100 Essential New Zealand Films
By McDouall Hamish

The ultimate book for film lovers

Stunning design; superior production; full-colour illustrations throughout Full publicity programme to accompany release The second in a collectable series (after 100 Essential New Zealand Golf Holes)

The indispensable guide to New Zealand films and film-makers, from the experiments of Len Lye to the slice-of-life shorts of Taika Waititi, the modern classics of...

The ultimate book for film lovers

Stunning design; superior production; full-colour illustrations throughout Full publicity programme to accompany release The second in a collectable series (after...
Published: 20/09/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958275095
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  100 Essential New Zealand Golf Holes
By Hyde Tom

Passionate, tireless golfer and writer Tom Hyde (author of The Mad Keen Golfer's Road Trip ) travelled New Zealand from Houhara to Bluff, examining golf courses large and small, to produce this tantalising selection of 100 golf holes to die for. The criteria? Not just how a hole plays, but the stories associated with it. This striking book is the perfect golfer's gift. 

Passionate, tireless golfer and writer Tom Hyde (author of The Mad Keen Golfer's Road Trip ) travelled New Zealand from Houhara to Bluff, examining golf courses large and small, to produce this tantalising...

Published: 08/12/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958275088
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover: An Afternoon in Summer
By Giuffre Kathy

Kathy Giuffre wants to escape from her stressful life working full-time and raising two young children on her own.  When a new boyfriend agrees to join her for a year in Rarotonga with her young sons, she takes a sabbatical from work, books their flights and packs their bags. Then at the last minute her boyfriend announces he isn't coming.

Kathy Giuffre wants to escape from her stressful life working full-time and raising two young children on her own.  When a new boyfriend agrees to join her for a year in Rarotonga with her young...

Published: 30/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958291682
RRP: $30.00
Book Cover: An Indescribable Beauty
By Krull Friedrich et. al

This unique book is a small but priceless addition to the historical record of early New Zealand, published to recognise New Zealand's guest of honour status at Frankfurt Book Fair 2012.

This unique book is a small but priceless addition to the historical record of early New Zealand, published to recognise New Zealand's guest of honour status at Frankfurt Book Fair 2012.

Published: 31/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551338
RRP: $38.00
Book Cover:  Antarctica Cruising Guide

Antarctica is Earth's most unusual and inspiring travel destination. Whether you've booked your ticket or are just dreaming of the ultimate journey, this beautiful field guide will lead you into a magic, untouched world.

This is the only definitive field guide to Antarctica for visitors travelling by cruise ship or adventure boat. The authors are world-recognised experts in Antarctic travel, wildlife...

Antarctica is Earth's most unusual and inspiring travel destination. Whether you've booked your ticket or are just dreaming of the ultimate journey, this beautiful field guide will lead you into a magic...

Published: 27/11/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958291637
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  Civilisation: Twenty Places at the Edge of the World
By Braunias, Steve

Steve Braunias travels off the grid to capture weird and wonderful goings-on in small-town New Zealand. Civilisation is full of fascinating – and sometimes disturbing – stories about people living in 20 places – their lives, loves, aspirations, and sometimes dark secrets.

Steve Braunias travels off the grid to capture weird and wonderful goings-on in small-town New Zealand. Civilisation is full of fascinating – and sometimes disturbing – stories about people...

Published: 06/12/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551352
RRP: $36.00
Book Cover:  Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Journey Along the Great Wall of China
Published: 01/06/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958250917
RRP: $30.00
Book Cover:  Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Remarkable Journey Along the Great Wall of China
Published: 01/02/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958262958
RRP: $30.00
Book Cover:  Everyday Cycling
By Smith Alastair

If you want to use a bike in your daily life – to get to work, play, school and the shops – this is the book you have been waiting for, an informative, comprehensive and inspiring guide that helps beginners get started and experienced cyclists ride more confidently, safely and enjoyably.

Discover how to:

If you want to use a bike in your daily life – to get to work, play, school and the shops – this is the book you have been waiting for, an informative, comprehensive and inspiring guide that...

Published: 06/12/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551017
RRP: $35.00
Book Cover:  Fate & Philosophy: A Journey through Life's Great Questions
By Flynn Jim

Jim Flynn is on a mission to change how we think about the modern world, our place in it, and the moral choices we make. In The Torchlight List he argued that great literature can change lives. Now in Fate & Philosophy , he looks at tough moral decisions we face and urges us not to be influenced by subconscious conditioning inherited from our parents, our religion, or any other source.

Jim Flynn is on a mission to change how we think about the modern world, our place in it, and the moral choices we make. In The Torchlight List he argued that great literature can change lives. Now in...

Published: 02/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551321
RRP: $33.00
Book Cover:  Fish of the Week Selected Columns
By Braunias Steve
For a decade Steve Braunias's weekly columns have amused and enraged readers of first the Listener and then The Sunday Star-Times . His blend of opinion, humour and personal revelation has made him one of the country's most talked-about writers. He has won more awards than almost any other New Zealand journalist. This book features his personal selection of columns from the Listener and The Sunday...
For a decade Steve Braunias's weekly columns have amused and enraged readers of first the Listener and then The Sunday Star-Times . His blend of opinion, humour and personal revelation has made him one...
Published: 10/09/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958275064
RRP: $30.00
Book Cover:  Greece Crete Stalag Dachau - A New Zealand Soldier's Encounters with    Hitler's Army
By Elworthy, Jack

In 1940, 28-year-old Jack Elworthy left to fight in Europe. He would return seven years later, changed forever. Like many soldiers, Jack had experienced the best and worst of human nature – from kindness and bravery of Crete civilians to the unimaginable horrors of Dachau. He escaped from Greece as the Nazis rolled in, fought and was captured in Crete, and endured four years in Germany's notorious...

In 1940, 28-year-old Jack Elworthy left to fight in Europe. He would return seven years later, changed forever. Like many soldiers, Jack had experienced the best and worst of human nature – from...

Published: 20/05/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781927249123
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  How to Catch a Cricket Match: Ginger Series Volume 9
Published: 01/10/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958262903
RRP: $26.00
Book Cover:  How to Catch a Fish: Ginger Series Volume 6
By Ireland Kevin

For award-winning writer and poet Kevin Ireland, fishing - especially for the elusive trout - is not an idle pastime but a passionate love affair with the natural world.

This fine, funny, beautiful book should be on the shelf of every fisherman and woman - and their long-suffering friends and family.


For award-winning writer and poet Kevin Ireland, fishing - especially for the elusive trout - is not an idle pastime but a passionate love affair with the natural world.

This fine, funny, beautiful book...

Published: 01/03/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958253864
RRP: $26.00
Book Cover:  How to Drink a Glass of Wine: Ginger Series Volume 5
Published: 01/07/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958253826
RRP: $26.00
Book Cover:  How to Gaze at the Southern Stars: Ginger Series Volume 2
By Hall Richard

Fifty thousand years ago, a small family of our ancestors huddled around a campfire. Robbed of vision, they were vulnerable in the darkness; the night is the time of the predator. As they listened to the crackle of the fire and the sounds of the night, they looked upwards. What, they wondered, were those mysterious lights in the sky?

Fifty thousand years ago, a small family of our ancestors huddled around a campfire. Robbed of vision, they were vulnerable in the darkness; the night is the time of the predator. As they listened to the...

Published: 01/10/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958250993
RRP: $26.00
Book Cover:  How to Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11
By Caddy Divinia

Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs?

Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations?

Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers?

Failed to convince teenagers of the merits of Beethoven or Bach?

Or just want an absorbing read about music?

Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs?

Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations?

Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers?

Failed to convince...

Published: 09/09/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551000
RRP: $26.00
Book Cover:  How to Listen to Pop Music: Ginger Series Volume 3
Published: 01/10/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958250962
RRP: $26.00
Book Cover:  How To Look at a Painting
By Paton Justin
Justin Paton's Montana Award-winning and much-loved journey through the world of art, now in a superb new format. A true treasure for art-lovers.
Justin Paton's Montana Award-winning and much-loved journey through the world of art, now in a superb new format. A true treasure for art-lovers.
Published: 01/09/2008
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780958291606
RRP: $36.00
Book Cover:  How To Look at a Painting
By Paton Justin

This book needs no introduction. Out of stock for several months, it now returns by popular demand – with an eye-catching new cover by Awa Press Young Designer of the Year Keely O'Shannessy and expanded illustration section – and still at the same RRP !

Justin Paton's brilliant TV series has had repeated screenings during 2011 and 2012 on TV One and TVNZ7, and won a whole new audience for...

This book needs no introduction. Out of stock for several months, it now returns by popular demand – with an eye-catching new cover by Awa Press Young Designer of the Year Keely O'Shannessy and expanded...

Published: 13/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551291
RRP: $26.00

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