Astride a Fierce Wind is a story of the life of an immigrant and what it means to leave one home behind and cross the world to find another. But it is also the story of a life of a woman who faces hug..
Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscien..
A Hungarian exile of 1956 with a gift for poetry reflects on a Budapest childhood during World War Two. A complex family spanning the spectrum of Jews, peasants and urban middle class, plus the day-to..
The Case of the Missing Body is the true and unusual story of Lily, who has no sense of her body. She has struggled with the effects of this her whole life. Desperate to try anything to be normal, a n..
This volume of Charles Brasch's journals covers the years from late 1945 to the end of 1957, when the poet and editor was aged 36 to 48. It begins with his return to New Zealand after World War II to ..
A unique ornithological document is created in a daily diary describing the linked lives of New Zealand fauna in a still-remote part of the country. It is a rounded natural history written from an int..
Double-edged Sword is a survival story like no other. In 2003 Simonne Butler's violent partner, high on methamphetamine, cut off both her hands with a samurai sword. Her hands were reattached in a gro..
THIS IS THE BIOGRAPHY OF DR I.M. ALLEN, better known as "Dusty" Allen to his colleagues. He was the first fully trained neurologist to practise in New Zealand. Allen was a controversial figure in the ..
After gaining his Private Pilots Licence on Tiger Moths he tried to join the RNZAF for pilot training. He was rejected and caught the next available boat to England to join the RAF. He won the award ..
The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Inve..
New and fully updated edition of the classic biography of Sir Patrick Hogan and his legendary Camrbidge Stud, home of champion thoroughbreds Sir Tristram and Zabeel. 'My passion for the thoroughbred ..
Even the roughest, toughest readers will want to turn off their engines and snuggle up with this sweet and soothing story. This mini hardcover edition of the international bestseller (four years and c..
Andrew Froggatt has special skills as a horse whisperer: he can train the wildest horse, and he's worked with thousands over the years, from wild, untouched horses through to top level show horses and..
Pauly Fuemana of the group Otara Millionaires Club (OMC) was the charismatic singer and creator, with producer Alan Jansson, of the hit record How Bizarre. After the record's release in 1995 it storme..
Leonie Howie and Adele Robertson live and work on remote Great Barrier Island-so called because it faces the full brunt of the wild Pacific weather and acts as a barrier for the mainland about 100 kil..
'None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have.' Jake Bailey's inspirational end-of-year speech as Head Boy at Christchurch Bo..
In 1951, just days before her scheduled lobotomy after years in a mental hospital, New Zealand author Janet Frame s first collection of short stories unexpectedly won the Hubert Church Memorial Award,..
For anyone who has ever thought about taking their children to see the world, here are the experiences and travel tips of a mother and son who spent nearly two years on an amazing global adventure. A..
Focusing on the first 20 years of Katherine Mansfield's life, from her birth in 1888 to her final departure from New Zealand in 1908, this biography reveals the importance of Mansfield's childhood and..
A successful young lawyer in Wellington, Lecretia Seales met and fell in love with Matt Vickers in 2003. In Lecretia's Choice, Matt tells the story of their life together, and how it changed when his ..
'As the first woman to climb Everest without oxygen, Lydia made history, but her team abandoned her, betrayed her, and defamed her. Her Everest story is strange and bittersweet, but the inner strength..
Katherine Mansfield is a literary giant in New Zealand-but she had to leave the country to become one. She wrote, 'Oh to be a writer, a real writer.' And a real writer she was, until she died at age 3..
Funny, passionate, outrageous and honest, this is a memoir about travel, house renovations, food, music, men and change. 'I've escaped more houses than I've said Hail Marys.' Peta Mathias has been ma..
Aged just 14, New Zealand-born Laura Dekker defied the authorities and braved the open oceans to realise her dream of becoming the youngest ever sailor to circumnavigate the Earth. When she finished t..
The amazing autobiographical account of the youngest ever solo circumnavigation of the Earth. If you want to see the other side of the world, you can do two things: turn the world upside down, or tra..
A biography of one of New Zealands earliest feminists, Mary Ann Colclough, whose publicly voiced opinions saw her described in the nineteenth century as our own little stray strap of a modern female f..
What happens when a young New Zealand woman feels the need to escape the online reality that is her life and goes in search of 'real' life experience in poverty-stricken Vanuatu? Bridget Isichei want..
Harry Holland (1868-1933), militant socialist and the NZ Labour Party's first leader, mixed politics with a passion for poetry. He loved the works of Burns, and drew on his life and verse as inspirati..
Known as a master storyteller by all who meet him on the road, Peter High (aka Donkey) spins a lively tale about the twists and turns of life, about what makes him tick - and about encounters with a m..
AT 19 YEARS OLD SHE PARTIED WITH LONDON SOCIETY, STRUCK GOLD IN CALIFORNIA, AND FOUGHT TRAGEDY, DESTITUTION AND DANGER TO CARVE A FUTURE IN PIONEER NEW ZEALAND. IT WAS 1847, AND THIS IS HER TRUE TEENA..
Though just 20, Rhianna Boyd has had more than her share of setbacks: dyspraxia, chronic pain, arthritis, depression, the death of a best friend ...and a seven-year battle with anorexia. Rhianna's unc..
SHE FOUGHT THE LAW, AND THE LAW LOST Sue O'Callaghan was one of us. Just an ordinary mum, living an ordinary life, in a nice house with her husband and family. Ordinary, that is, until the day her hus..
Chaffey appeared, out of the mountains, the mists behind him, to take her back on the incredible journey and destination, like some fated ancient Greek led numb and almost stunned mentally through an ..
Richard von Sturmer is one of New Zealand's most versatile artists. He has written hit pop songs, acted in a famous feature film, made his own movies, published acclaimed books of poetry and prose, an..
Viewers will know him as the guy with guns, tusks, furs and other weird stuff who pops up on Border Patrol from time to time. He's Davey Hughes, the founder of Swazi Outdoor Clothing, and this is his ..
Lucy Hone's beloved 12-year-old daughter Abi was killed in 2013 in a devastating car accident in Canterbury that also claimed the lives of Abi's friend Ella and Ella's mother Sally...Lucy works in the..
Evie Mahoney is a CODA, a Child Of Deaf Adults, raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She is the eldest of six hearing children. Being first born her early life was mainly in a deaf environment and she wa..
There is hope for the addicts, the rebels, and the broken-hearted. Sitting in prison on a raft of charges including kidnapping, guns, drugs and counterfeiting was very different to the scenario Janet ..
It tells how one woman learned to dig deep and push the boundaries in order to discover what really matters in life...Miriam is a young Dutch woman living in the heart of the mountains with her New Ze..
In April 1938 Agnes Moncrieff, in her role as the YWCA of New Zealand's foreign secretary to the YWCA of China, wrote to her mother, 'You do not travel in China at the full moon if you can help. There..