A personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist's grandson 100 years later. Follow Alick as he moves from his last night on the farm ..
Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrori..
Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy is a major biography of one of the most important and inspirational leaders of the twenty-first century, based on interviews with the New Zealand Prime Minister he..
Karl Wolfskehl (1869-1948) came to New Zealand in 1938 as a refugee. Disturbed by the rising anti-Semitism he had left Germany for Switzerland and Italy in 1933. When Italy began to adopt anti-Jewish ..
In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. The New Zealand Herald enthusiastically hailed her achievement as 'the first rays of the rising sun of female inte..
Kim Workman is a central figure in the ongoing discussion of justice and prison policy in New Zealand. This memoir presents his rich narrative of a life lived through periods of personal and political..
Extraordinary stories from a lifetime spent conducting interviews. This is the world of the dreaded door-knock from the other side of the door. Trish Palmer has been working as an interviewer and area..
Articulate and intelligent, Eve Poole had a passion for the theatre and the arts. A desire to protect one of Invercargill's cultural icons led her into politics and she was elected as the city's first..
Oh Christ, a bloody 1/2 witted student, for purposes of an essay, has just come in to ask me what I and Baxter write verse for, and if we mean what we say, or is there something deeper; could we write..
Max Quinn's filmmaking career has taken him to the ends of the earth; from his native New Zealand to Alaska; Antarctica to the Arctic. A Life of Extremes is a personal account of his travel and work i..
What was it like to fall in love in Hitler's Germany? As the war tore them apart, how did young couples keep love vibrant, care for their children, and relate to the war? The earthy letters of Ernst a..
This is the first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories of the formative years of this much-loved writer. Witi Ihimaera is a consummate storyteller - one critic calling him..
In 2015 Natalie Yule Yeoman was diagnosed with breast cancer. A Maze of Grace is the story of her response to the illness over a year, through diary entries, correspondence, poems, medical reports and..
With no knowledge of sheep mustering, and not even knowing how to work dogs, just wth enthusiasm and the ability to talk his way into anfd out of things, McGinty stumbles and learns as he goes. his de..
In 1869, a businessman from China's Guangdong Province first set foot on New Zealand soil at Port Chalmers. It was the beginning of an illustrious career that would change the shape of commerce and in..
Lotta Dann should have it all sorted. She s quit a dysfunctional drinking habit, has written a bestselling memoir and has launched a website to help others get sober. Life should be sweet, right? Wron..
Lotta Dann was in trouble - her fun drinking habit had slowly morphed into an obsessive hunger for wine. One bottle a night was never quite enough. When she tried to cut down, she found it nearly impo..
Dr Murray Laugesen's long career as a public health specialist has seen him involved in some of the major public health initiatives, both global and national, of the latter part of the twentieth centu..
Robert Mads Anderson is an elite mountaineer with a solitary goal: to conquer Everest. After nearly getting killed on his first expedition, Anderson then led a team up a new route without oxygen or Sh..
Arthur Purchas was said to be perhaps the most gifted person ever to come to this country. Surgeon and doctor, architect, engineer, geologist, explorer, musician, botanist, artist, priest, inventor, i..
Lil O'Brien accidentally outed herself to her parents at the age of nineteen when they overheard her talking to a friend about liking girls. Half an hour later she found herself on the side of the roa..
'An unforgettable love story set in perilous circumstances. It is a reminder that even in the most horrific times love will find a way and ultimately conquer. I can't recommend it enough.' Heather Mor..
One day in 1930, a man walked into a department store in London and bought an aeroplane. Having just learned to fly, Oscar Garden dreamed of flying to Australia. In his newly purchased aeroplane, he d..
Based on the articles published in his successful newspaper column, 'Over the Hill', this book is a collection of writing on all matters pertaining to the retired life from the mind of the late Profes..
In this blistering memoir of his life in the baking business, Dean Brettschneider describes his journey from a small town baker's apprentice to Global Baker and the internationally successful entrepre..
`Passion' is the perfect word for author Marion Day. She is passionate about many things - life, nature, photography, good food - and unifying them all is her love of writing. A veritable `feast' in s..
From country boy to internationally renowned plastic surgeon, from junior medical officer to Lieutenant Colonel in just four years, "Perfection: the life and times of Sir William Manchester" covers a ..