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- A good joke: the life and crimes of notorious New Zealand art forger Karl Sim, Ian Dougherty.
- A Good Joke tells the story of New Zealand's only convicted art forger, Karl Fedor Sim (aka Carl Fedor Goldie) and his associates; and provides an insight into the shady side of art dealing and the incompetent side of art expertise in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.
- Abandoned palaces, Michael Kerrigan.
- Acrylic painting for encaustic effects, Sandra Duran Wilson.
- An atlas of rare & familiar colour.
- Bath Abbey: a history, Kenneth Hylson-Smith.
- Borromeo Palace on Lake Maggiore: masterpiece of Italian Baroque, Marco Carminati, Stefano Zuffi.
- Dane Mitchell: post hoc: the New Zeland pavilion: 58th international art exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, Zara Stanhope, Chris Sharp.
- Drawing geometry: a primer of basic forms for artists, designers and architects, compiled and drawn by Jon Allen.
- Drawing portraits: faces and figures, Giovanni Civardi.
- Eric Lyons & Span, Barbara Simms.
- Lavishly illustrated and deeply researched, this book celebrates the work of the architect Eric Lyons OBE (1912-1980), whose famous post- war housing; that today would be marketed as 'lifestyle housing', is as well-loved today as it was vibrantly successful when first constructed.
- Fast faces: unleash your creativity with a friendly lump of clay, Jonni Good.
- For artists of all ages and skill levels: the fast face method will help you gain confidence in you ability to create unique, one-of-a-kind art.
- Geometry of beauty: the not very British art of six British artists, James Bartos.
- Gothic sculpture, Paul Binski.
- Hans Hofmann: the nature of abstraction, Lucinda Barnes.
- The Nature of Abstraction: Hans Hofmann will present the most comprehensive examination to date of Hofmann's prolific and innovative artistic practice, including works from public and private collections across North American and Europe, the exhibition will feature 80 paintings and works on paper by Hofmann from 1930 through the end of his life in 1966.
- Ink: do more art, Bridget Davies.
- Inside North Korea, photographs and words by Oliver Wainwright.
- Offering a rare glimpse inside the Hermit Kingdom, Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an architectural journey behind closed doors in the world's most secretive country. From the mosaiclined lobbies of Soviet-era health centers to the candy-colored interiors of brand new theaters, his photographs shine a spotlight on the reclusive regime's ambition to turn the whole country into a socialist fairyland.
- Learn flower painting quickly, Trevor Waugh.
- Light and shade in watercolour, Hazel Soan.
- Living with Vincent van Gogh: the homes & landscapes that shaped the artist, Martin Bailey.
- Manet and modern beauty: the artist's last years, Scott Allan, Emily A. Beeny, Gloria Groom.
- New Nordic houses, Dominic Bradbury.
- Splash. 19, Illusion of light, Rachel Rubin Wolf.
- Street fonts: graffiti alphabets from around the world, Claudia Walde.
- The 50 greatest churches and cathedrals of Great Britain, Sue Dobson.
- The joy of watercolor: 40 happy lessons for painting the world around you, Emma Block.
- The story of painting: how art was made, senior editor, Angela Wilkes.
- Victoria & Albert: our lives in watercolour, Carly Collier.
- The arts were an important shared enthusiasm of Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert, throughout their marriage. Of particular personal significance for them were the hundreds of watercolors they commissioned to form a pictorial record of their public and private lives together, which they arranged in a series of volumes, called by Victoria the "View Albums."
- A dream about lightning bugs: a life of music and cheap lessons, Ben Folds.
- Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as "Brick," "You Don't Know Me," "Rockin' the Suburbs," and "The Luckiest," and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he's an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore.
- A lesson in art & life: the colourful world of Cedric Morris & Arthur Lett-Haines, Hugh St. Clair.
- Interest in mid-20th century British artists and the world they inhabited is growing internationally - prices are rising and exhibitions proliferate. This biography focuses on the couple who were at the centre of the Modern British art scene: Cedric Morris (1889-1982) and Arthur Lett Haines (1894-1978).
- A life of crime: the memoirs of a High Court judge, Harry Ognall.
- His frank portrait of a lifetime in the criminal law offers unique perspectives on some of the most notorious cases of the 20th Century, and fascinating insights into a colourful professional life and the burdens and responsibilities that come with the privilege of high judicial office.
- A wizard, a true star: Todd Rundgren in the studio, Paul Myers.
- Few record producers possess the musical facility to back up such a bold promise, but in over forty-plus years behind the glass, Todd Rundgren has willed himself into becoming a not only a rock guitar virtuoso, an accomplished lead vocalist and vocal arranger and visionary keyboard player, not to mention a serviceable drummer. But arguably, Rundgren's greatest instrument of all is the recording studio itself.
- Agrippina: the most extraordinary woman of the Roman world, Emma Southon.
- In her own time, she was recognized as a woman of unparalleled power. Beautiful and intelligent, she was portrayed as alternately a ruthless murderer and helpless victim, the most loving mother and the most powerful woman of the Roman empire, using sex, motherhood, manipulation, and violence to get her way, and single-minded in her pursuit of power for herself and her son, Nero.
- All that followed: a story of cancer, kids and the fear of leaving too soon, Emma Campbell.
- This book has grown from Emma's blog Me And My Four. Eager to share with her followers in more detail, the secrets, the fears, the triumphs and the terrors that she faces each day, in a life as unpredictable as your own.
- Arnold Schoenberg, Mark Berry.
- The most radical and divisive composer of the twentieth century, Arnold Schoenberg remains a hero to many, and a villain to many others. In this refreshingly balanced biography, Mark Berry tells the story of Schoenberg's remarkable life and work, situating his tale within the wider symphony of nineteenth- and twentieth-century history.
- Back to life: one woman's inspiring triumph over a series of terminal diagnoses, Kathy McLaughlin.
- Told by her doctors "there is nothing we can do," she refused to give up. Instead, she took charge of her own healing project, applying the leadership skills she had perfected in her corporate career to the business of self-preservation.
- Being mean: a memoir of sexual abuse and survival, Patricia Eagle.
- Bolts from the blue: from Cold War warrior to chief of the air staff, Sir Richard Johns.
- His views are forensic and forthright, balanced and thought-provoking and this autobiography should be essential reading for anyone interested in the development of Allied air power over the last fifty years.
- Broadway, Balanchine & beyond: a memoir, Bettijane Sills with Elizabeth McPherson.
- In this memoir of a roller coaster career on the New York stage, former actor and dancer Bettijane Sills offers a highly personal look at the art and practice of George Balanchine, one of ballet's greatest choreographers, and the inner workings of his world-renowned company during its golden years.
- Chmielów: our Paradise lost, Czesia Panek Wierzbi?ska.
- On the 10th of February 1940, Czesia and her family were forced at gunpoint to leave their home, Chiemlów Estate. They were among the first Poles deported by the Russian NKVD, to be put to work in the mines and camps of Soviet controlled territories. In 1944, Czesia was one of over 700 Polish children invited to make New Zealand their home.
- Churchill: an extraordinary life, Sarah Gristwood and Margaret Gaskin.
- Winston Churchill is one of the best-known and most revered figures of our time, the man who led Britain through its 'darkest hour'. The last year alone has seen two feature films of his life. Many books have been published about his life and work, but very few have looked at his life through the prism of the house he occupied for over 40 years.
- Dickens, Michael Robb.
- Most people know that Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian era, whose works include David Copperfield and Great Expectations. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he invented more than 200 original words and phrases.
- Emergence: labeled autistic: a true story, Temple Grandin and Margaret M. Scariano.
- Temple Grandin was diagnosed as being autistic at the age of three. An intelligent child with a thirst for knowledge, but unable to properly express herself or control her own behavior, Temple struggled through grade school. Eventually, her disruptive behavior forced her expulsion from a "normal" school and enrollment at a school for autistic children.
- Family business: a memoir, Peter J. Conradi.
- Peter J. Conradi's memoir Family Business includes a cast of characters ranging from his European Jewish forebears who came to Britain in the Victorian era to influential novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch, whose biography Conradi himself wrote. The arc of Conradi's story travels, unusually, from the relative integration of his ancestors to his rebellion against this and his long association with Murdoch, another outsider in English society.
- Greetings from Bury Park: race, religion and rock 'n' roll, Sarfraz Manzoor.
- Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to join his father in Bury Park, Luton. His teenage years were a constant battle to reconcile being both British and Muslim. But when his best friend introduced him to Bruce Springsteen, his life changed for ever. In this affectionate and timely memoir, Manzoor retraces his journey from the frustrations of his childhood to his reaction to the tragedies of 9/11 and 7/7.
- Harry H. Corbett: the front legs of the cow, Susannah Corbett.
- Harry H. Corbett rose from the slums of Manchester to become one of the best-known television stars of the 20th century. Widely respected as a classical stage actor, he became a leading light in Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop until his life was changed forever by the television comedy Steptoe and Son.
- Hemingway, Jamie Pumfrey.
- Hemingway presents an instant impression of his life, work and legacy, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the writer behind the words.
- High achiever: the incredible true story of one addict's double life, Tiffany Jenkins.
- When word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. Not because of the twenty felonies she'd committed, or the nature of her crimes, or even that she'd been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years earlier, but because her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherriff, and his friends; their friends, were the ones who'd arrested her.
- If: the untold story of Kipling's American years, Christopher Benfey.
- Rudyard Kipling once towered over not just English literature, but indeed the entire literary world. In 1907, at just forty-two, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming its youngest winner and the first in the English language. Today, however, when he is read, if indeed he is read at all, it is regarding the history of colonial India, his birthplace and the setting of some his most famous work, and to a lesser extent England, his ancestral home.
- King of the world: the life of Louis XIV, Philip Mansel.
- Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, dominated his age. In the second half of the seventeenth century, he extended France's frontiers into the Netherlands and Germany, and established colonies in America, Africa and India. Louisiana, which once occupied a third of the territory of the present-day United States, is named after him.
- L.E.L: the lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron", Lucasta Miller.
- On 15 October 1838, the body of a thirty-six-year-old woman was found in Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, a bottle of Prussic acid in her hand. She was one of the most famous English poets of her day: Letitia Elizabeth Landon, known by her initials 'L.E.L.' What was she doing in Africa? Was her death an accident, as the inquest claimed?
- Lady Butler: war artist and traveller, 1846-1933, Catherine Wynne.
- This is the first biography of Victorian Britain's famous war artist, Elizabeth Thompson Butler. She transformed war art by depicting conflict trauma, decades before its designation as a medical condition. Married to an officer in the British army, she traveled with her husband's military postings.
- LeBron, Inc.: the making of a billion-dollar athlete, Brian Windhorst.
- This book traces the story of LeBron James' professional journey to becoming a billion-dollar global brand and businessman who has influenced how professional athletes understand their value. With eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, LeBron James has proven himself one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
- Malcolm Young: the man who made AC/DC, Jeff Apter.
- Malcolm Young was a legend: the founder and the driving force of AC/DC, a man with what many have called 'the greatest right hand in rock and roll'. That right hand provided the instantly recognisable riffs and muscle behind such timeless songs as 'Highway to Hell', 'Back in Black', 'A Long Way to the Top' and many others.
- Mary Ursula Bethell: towards a biography, Valerie Laura Marshall.
- Biographical article published and papers written for and presented to various audiences in the 1990s, which will go some way towards providing details in the life of Christchurch poet, Mary Ursula Bethell (1874-1945).
- Never stop walking: a memoir of finding home across the world, Christina Rickardsson.
- Christiana Mara Coelho was born into extreme poverty in Brazil. After spending the first seven years of her life with her loving mother in the forest caves outside São Paulo and then on the city streets, where they begged for food, she and her younger brother were suddenly put up for adoption. When one door closed on the only life Christiana had ever known and on the woman who protected her with all her heart, a new one opened.
- No way home, Carlos Acosta.
- The rags-to-riches story of one of the world's greatest dancers, from his difficult beginnings living in poverty in the backstreets of Cuba to his astronomical rise to international stardom.
- Outback songman: my life, Ted Egan.
- They don't make them like Ted anymore. He's the quintessential bush storyteller; he has rubbed shoulders with some of the best-known and least-known of his countrymen and women, and he can wring a heart-wrenching song out of a beer carton. In Outback Songman, Ted Egan recounts the story of his rich and extraordinary life.
- Quitters never win, Michael Bisping with Anthony Evans.
- At the age of eight, Michael Bisping began his training in martial arts. By the time he was 15, he was fighting in his first no holds barred competition. When he turned professional and joined the UFC he was sure about one thing- only a world championship title would do.
- Richard Emerson: the hopfather, Michael Donaldson.
- Richard Emerson is one of our pre-eminent brewers, a trailblazer who is often lauded as the godfather of craft beer in New Zealand. Born profoundly deaf in 1960s Dunedin, Emerson triumphed against all odds to launch Emerson's Brewery in 1992.
- Sounds like Titanic: a memoir, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman.
- When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow, and stupid.
- Stainton Workman: the life and times of a 19th century New Zealand whaler, Marilyn Wightman.
- The story of John Stenton (or Stanton) workman and his life as a whaler in New Zealand.
- Sundowner of the skies: the story of Oscar Garden the forgotten aviator, Mary Garden.
- In the early morning of 16 October 1930, Oscar Garden taxied his tiny Gipsy Moth across London's Croydon aerodrome and, with a wave of his hand to the only person there to farewell him, took off. His plan was to fly to Australia, which was sheer madness as he only had a mere 39 flying hours under his belt.
- Tchaikovsky: the man revealed, John Suchet.
- Teacher man: a memoir, Frank McCourt.
- A third memoir from the author of "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis". In "Teacher Man", Frank McCourt details his illustrious, amusing, and sometimes rather bumpy long years as an English teacher in the public high schools of New York City.
- Tesla: inventor of the modern, Richard Munson.
- Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind.
- The adventures of Maud West, lady detective: secrets and lies in the golden age of crime, Susannah Stapleton.
- Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having started sleuthing on behalf of society's finest in 1905. Her exploits grabbed headlines throughout the world but, beneath the public persona, she was forced to hide vital aspects of her own identity in order to thrive in a class-obsessed and male-dominated world.
- The body papers: a memoir, Grace Talusan.
- Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family to a New England suburb in the 1970s. At school, she confronts racism as one of the few kids with a brown face. At home, the confusion is worse: her grandfather's nightly visits to her room leave her hurt and terrified, and she learns to build a protective wall of silence that maps onto the larger silence practiced by her Catholic Filipino family.
- The diary of Frida Kahlo: an intimate self-portrait
- This volume relates Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's (1919- 1954) images of pain, loss, mutilation and transcendence to Mexico's historic cycles of revolution and reaction. This work reproduces her personal journal that she kept during the last 10 years of her life.
- The lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick, Mallory O'Meara.
- The 1954 motion picture Creature from the Black Lagoon featured a monster designed by a woman, Milicent Patrick. But Patrick's contribution was claimed by a jealous male colleague, her career was cut short, and she soon after disappeared from film history.
- The pale-faced lie: a true story, David Crow.
- The Pale-Faced Lie is a searing, raw, palpable memoir that reminds us what an important role our parents play in our lives. Most of all, it's an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the ability of the human spirit to rise above adversity, no matter the cost.
- The prettiest horse in the glue factory: a memoir, Corey White.
- Corey White had an unimaginably harrowing childhood. Born to a heroin-addicted mother and a violent criminal father, White was in and out of abusive foster homes until a scholarship to a prestigious Brisbane boarding school lifted him out of the cycle when he was fifteen. Boarding school, and then university, awakened a love of learning and reading for him, but also brought a crashing spell of depression, and later a meth addiction.
- The sixth man: a memoir, Andre Iguodala with Carvell Wallace.
- The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors' third NBA championship in the last four years, his game has never been stronger.
- The young Victoria, Deirdre Murphy.
- This beautiful, extensively researched volume investigates the birth and early life of one of the most familiar British monarchs, Queen Victoria (1819-1901). A wealth of material, including many unexamined sources and unpublished images, sheds new light on Victoria's youth.
- Then it fell apart, Moby.
- The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle.
- Uncomfortable labels: my life as a gay autistic trans woman, Laura Kate Dale.
- In this candid memoir, Laura Kate Dale recounts what life is like growing up as a gay trans woman on the autism spectrum. From struggling with sensory processing and learning social cues and feminine presentation, through to coming out as trans during an autistic meltdown, Laura draws on her personal experiences from life prior to transition and diagnosis, through to the years of self-discovery, to give a unique insight into the nuances of sexuality, gender, and autism, and how they intersect.
- You can't fall off the floor: and other lessons from a life in Hollywood, Harris Katleman and Nick Katleman.
- Through a number of hilarious accounts, Harris Katleman shares his journey from office boy to talent agent to television producer, and finally to studio head at both MGM and 20th Century Fox.
Business & Management
- Faster, fewer, better emails: manage the volume, reduce the stress, love the results, Dianna Booher.
- Reboot: leadership and the art of growing up, Jerry Colonna.
- SAS: who dares wins: leadership secrets from the special forces, Anthony Middleton.
- Social media marketing: a practitioner guide, Svend Hollensen, Philip Kotler and Marc Oliver Opresnik.
- Talking to humans: success starts with understanding your customers, Giff Constable with Frank Rimalovski.
- The art of decision making: how we move from indecision to smart choices, Joseph Bikart.
- The business of platforms: strategy in the age of digital competition, innovation, and power, Michael A. Cusumano, Annabelle Gawer, David B. Yoffie.
- The media handbook: a complete guide to advertising media selection, planning, research, and buying, Helen Katz.
- The multi-hyphen method: work less, create more: how to make your side hustle work for you, Emma Gannon.
- The serving mindset: stop selling and grow your business, Farnoosh Brock.
- Time management in 20 minutes a day: simple strategies to increase productivity, enhance creativity, and make your time your own, Holly Reisem Hanna.
- Bishops, boozers, brethren & burkas: a cartoon history of religion in New Zealand, Mike Grimshaw.
- Scrawl: an A-Z of famous doodles: sketches, jottings, and notes from the greatest minds in history, Caren, Claudia, and Todd Strauss-Schulson; from the collection of David Schulson.
Computing & Digital
- Access in easy steps, Mike McGrath.
- Bitwise: a life in code, David Auerbach.
- Coders: who they are, what they think and how they are changing the world, Clive Thompson.
- Excel VBA in easy steps, Mike McGarth.
- Real-world bug hunting: a field guide to web hacking, Peter Yaworski.
- The AI does not hate you: the rationalists and the race to save the world, Tom Chivers.
- A deep-dive into the weird and wonderful world of AI.
- WordPress all-in-one, Lisa Sabin-Wilson.
Crafts, Hobbies & Collecting
- 100 knits: Interweave's ultimate pattern collection, the editors at Interweave.
- Beetles, bugs and butterflies: a crochet story of tiny creatures and big dreams, Lydia Tresselt.
- Blooms: contemporary floral design, commissioning editor, Victoria Clarke.
- Build a simple dinghy, Ian Nicolson.
- Colourful wayuu bags to crochet: a guide to making tapestry crochet bags, Rianne de Graaf.
- Complete guide to embroidery stitches: photographs, diagrams, and instructions for over 260 stitches, embroidery by Jennifer Campbell and Ann-Marie Bakewell.
- Cute needle felted animal friends: adorable cats, dogs and other pets, Sachiko Susa.
- Decoding the Bayeux tapestry: the secret of history's most famous embroidery hidden in plan sight, Arthur Wright.
- I knit Paris, editors and Paris photographers, Kathleen Dames & Alice O'Reilly.
- JOMO knits: 21 projects to celebrate the joy of missing out, Christine Boggis.
- Modelling scale aircraft, Brett Green.
- Quick crafts for parents who think they hate craft, Emma Scott-Child.
- Rejuvenated jewels: new designs from vintage treasures, Amy Hanna.
- Sew bags: the practical guide to making purses, totes, clutches & more: 13 skill-building projects, Hilarie Wakefield Dayton.
- Shizuko Kuroha's Japanese patchwork quilting patterns.
- That handmade touch: 20 simple sewing projects for you and your home, Svetlana Sotak.
- The Colette guide to sewing knits: professional techniques for beautiful everyday garments, Alyson Clair.
- The Colette sewing handbook: inspired styles and classic techniques for the new seamstress, Sarai Mitnick.
- The complete guide to high-fire glazes: glazing & firing at cone 10, John Britt.
- The step-by-step guide to 200 crochet stitches, Tracey Todhunter.
- Weathering for railway modellers. Volume 2, Buildings, scenery and the lineside, George Dent.
Crime & Espionage
- American predator: the hunt for the most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century, Maureen Callahan.
- Beneath the tamarind tree: a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram, Isha Sesay.
- The first definitive account of the lost girls of Boko Haram and why their story still matters by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay.
- Bowraville, Dan Box.
- In Bowraville, a crime involving three Aboriginal victims where all three were killed within five months, between 1990 and 1991. The same white man was linked to each, but nobody was convicted. More than two decades later, homicide detective Gary Jubelin contacted Dan Box, asking him to pursue this serial killing.
- Gotti's boys: the Mafia crew that killed for John Gotti, Anthony M. DeStefano.
- Profiles the contract killers, fixers, and enforcers whose violent acts of conspiracy, racketeering, extortion, and murder helped John Gotti become the most powerful crime boss in America.
- Mandatory murder, Steven Schubert.
- A compelling true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town. At first it looked like a swag, said the grader driver who found the body just off the road outside the outback town of Katherine.
- Murder in the graveyard: a brutal murder, a wrongful conviction, a 27-year fight for justice, Don Hale.
- Pitcairn: paradise lost: uncovering the dark secrets of a South Pacific fantasy island, Kathy Marks.
- Soulless: the case against R. Kelly, Jim DeRogatis.
- In November 2000 DeRogatis, a Chicago journalist and music critic, received an anonymous fax that alleged R. Kelly had a problem with 'young girls.' DeRogatis thought breaking the story would have an impact. Instead, Kelly's career flourished. After eighteen years of tenacious journalism, he tells the story of Kelly's career, his own investigations, and brings the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have changed.
- The Central Collecting Point in Munich: a new beginning for the restitution and protection of art, Iris Lauterbach.
- This book documents the story of the Allies' Central Collecting Point (CCP) set up in the former Nazi Party headquarters at Königsplatz in Munich, where confiscated works of art were transported to be identified and sorted out for restitution in the years from 1945 to 1949.
- Trinity: the treachery and pursuit of the most dangerous spy in history, Frank Close.
- A thrilling new history of the most damaging nuclear spy ever to undermine the West, by an important scientific practitioner. Klaus Fuchs knew more nuclear secrets in the last two years of the Second World War than anyone else in Britain. He was taken onto the Manhattan Project in the USA as a trusted physicist and was the conduit by which knowledge of the highest classification passed to the Soviet Union.
- Unsolved Australia: lost boys, gone girls, Justine Ford.
- Australia is 'the lucky country'. But not for everyone. Unsolved Australia: Lost Boys, Gone Girls tells thirteen stories of people whose luck ran out in the most mysterious of circumstances. It's a journalistic deep-dive into Australia's dark heart by one of Australia's premier true crime writers.
- We want to negotiate: the secret world of kidnapping, hostages, and ransom, Joel Simon.
- World war noir: Sydney's unpatriotic war, Michael Duffy & Nick Hordern.
Customs & Etiquette
- In bed with the ancient Greeks: sex & sexuality in ancient Greece, Paul Chrystal.
- Let the children play: how more play will save our schools and help children thrive, Pasi Sahlberg and William Doyle.
- The case against education: why the education system is a waste of time and money, Bryan Caplan.
- This explosive book argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skills but to signal the qualities of a good employee.
- The learning rainforest: great teaching in real classrooms, Tom Sherrington.
- The Learning Rainforest is an attempt to capture the different elements of our understanding of teaching the classroom experience we gain the hard way, and the research that can provide a greater context for what we do.
- Using picture books to enhance children's social and emotional literacy: creative activities and programs for parents and professionals, Susan Elswick.
- Basic welding for farm and ranch: essential tools and techniques for repairing and fabricating farm equipment, William Galvery; edited by Michael Martindell.
- How to set up your motorcycle workshop: a guide for building and equipping workshops that work, C. G. Masi.
- Community-scale composting systems: a comprehensive practical guide for closing the food system loop and solving our waste crisis, James McSweeney.
- Confessions of a Greenpeace dropout: the making of a sensible environmentalist, Patrick Moore.
- Fk plastic: 101 ways to free yourself from plastic and save the world.
- Landfill, Tim Dee.
- In Landfill, Tim Dee argues that rubbish tips sustain life and offer an alternative view of how we should treat any species who dares to live so closely among humans.
- Man of the trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker, the first global conservationist, Paul Hanley.
- Richard St. Barbe Baker was an inspirational visionary and pioneering environmentalist who is credited with saving and planting billions of trees. He saved lives, too, through his ceaseless global campaign about deforestation and desertification.
- Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster, Adam Higginbotham.
- On eating meat: the truth about its production and the ethics of eating it, Matthew Evans.
- This is not a drill: an Extinction Rebellion handbook, Edited by Clare Farrell.
- Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. Now you can become part of the movement and together, we can make history. It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about the global climate and ecological emergency.
- Carving out a living on the land: lessons in resourcefulness and craft from an unusual Christmas tree farm, Emmet Van Driesche.
- Defending beef: the case for sustainable meat production, Nicolette Hahn Niman.
- The bee book, Jo Byrne.
- The shearers: New Zealand legends, Ruth Entwistle Low.
- Uncultivated: wild apples, real cider, and the complicated art of making a living, Andy Brennan.
Fashion & Beauty
- Christian Dior, Oriole Cullen and Connie Karol Burks.
- Fashion, art & Rock'n'Roll: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, texts, Laurent Cotta.
- The art of tattoo: a tattoo artist's inspirations, designs, and hard-won advice, Megan Massacre.
- Megan Massacre, tattoo artist and star of NY Ink, America's Worst Tattoos, and Bondi Ink Tattoo, presents a collection of her best tattoos and artwork.
Film, Television & Theatre
- Designing starships. [Vol. 2]: the U.S.S. Voyager and beyond: more than 30 ships in extraordinary detail, Ben Robinson and Marcus Riley.
- Funny as: the story of New Zealand comedy, Paul Horan and Philip Matthews.
- Hollywood black: the stars, the films, the filmmakers, Donald Bogle.
- James Acaster's classic scrapes.
- James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like Taskmaster, Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and Would I Lie To You? But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble.
- Never sleep again: the Elm Street legacy: the making of Wes Craven's a nightmare on Elm Street, Thommy Hutson.
- The making of Alien, J. W. Rinzler.
Finance & Economics
- Aftermath: seven secrets of wealth preservation in the coming chaos, James Rickards.
- Banking on the people: democratizing money in the digital age, Ellen Brown.
- Belt and road., Bruno Maceas.
- China's Belt and Road strategy is acknowledged to be the most ambitious geopolitical initiative of the age. Covering almost seventy countries by land and sea, it will affect every element of global society, from shipping to agriculture, digital economy to tourism, politics to culture. Most importantly, it symbolizes a new phase in China's ambitions as a superpower: to remake the world economy and crown Beijing as the new center of capitalism and globalization.
- Blockchain, Tiana Laurence.
- Ghosts of Gold Mountain: the epic story of the Chinese who built the Transcontinental Railroad, Gordon H. Chang.
- Stone men: the Palestinians who built Israel, Andrew Ross.
- For decades, the hands that built Israel's houses, schools, offices, bridges, and even its separation barriers have been Palestinian. Looking at the Palestine-Israel conflict in a new light, this book asks how this record of achievement and labor can be recognized.
- The code of capital: how the law creates wealth and inequality, Katharina Pistor.
- The Devil's casino: friendship, betrayal, and the high stakes games played inside Lehman Brothers, Vicky Ward.
- The economics of just about everything, Andrew Leigh.
Food & Drink
- Ainsley's Caribbean kitchen, Ainsley Harriott.
- Asian paleo: easy, fresh recipes to make ahead or enjoy right now from I heart umami, ChihYu Smith.
- Bianco: pizza, pasta, and other food I like, Chris Bianco.
- Botanical baking: contemporary baking and cake decorating with edible flowers and herbs, Juliet Sear.
- Bridget's healthy kitchen: 100 gut healthy recipes from my kitchen to yours, Bridget Davis.
- Food from the fire, Niklas Ekstedt,.
- Garage Project: the art of beer, Pete Gillespie and Jos Ruffell.
- Since its earliest days in Wellington's Aro Valley, Garage Project has collaborated with some of Aotearoa's most talented graphic designers, painters, game designers, tattoo artists (and more) to create literally hundreds of unique artworks for its cans and bottles.
- Gordon Ramsay's ultimate home cooking, Gordon Ramsay.
- Hungry: eating, road-tripping, and risking it all with the greatest chef in the world, Jeff Gordinier.
- Indian-ish: recipes and antics from a modern American family, Priya Krishna with Ritu Krishna.
- Marriage of flavours: four seasons of beautifully balanced food, Scott Pickett.
- Once a month cooking, Jody Allen.
- Perfect pan pizza: square pies to make at home, from Roman, Sicilian, and Detroit, to grandma pies and focaccia, Peter Reinhart.
- Plant power bowls: 70 seasonal vegan recipes to boost energy and promote wellness, Sapana Chandra.
- Rachel Ama's vegan eats: tasty plant-based recipes for every day.
- Recipes for your perfectly imperfect life: everyday ways to live and eat for health, healing, and happiness, Kimberly Snyder.
- Red & white: an unquenchable thirst for wine, Oz Clarke.
- With Red & White, Oz Clarke has reinvented wine writing. This is a book to read for pleasure, rather than merely refer to. Combining fast-paced witty memoir with passionately opinionated guide, Oz pops the cork on his life-long love affair with wine.
- Scandinavian comfort food: embracing the art of hygge, Trine Hahnemann.
- Street food Vietnam, Jerry Mai.
- The 7-day basket: 1 basket, 1 week, 7 meals: 70 delicious recipes to simplify your life, Ian Haste.
- The beauty chef: gut guide, Carla Oates.
- The good fat guide, David Gillespie.
- The Greek vegetarian cookbook, Heather Thomas.
- The ketodiet cookbook: more than 150 delicious low-carb, high-fat recipes for maximum weight loss and improved health, Martina Slajerova.
- Time to eat: delicious meals for busy lives, Nadiya Hussain.
Gardens & Gardening
- Compost teas for the organic grower, Eric Fisher.
- Dale Vine's outdoor reno guide: transform your garden on any budget.
- DIY mushroom cultivation: growing mushrooms at home for food, medicine, and soil, Willoughby Arevalo.
- How to make a plant love you: cultivate green space in your home and heart, Summer Rayne Oakes.
- In bloom: growing, harvesting and arranging homegrown flowers all year round, Clare Nolan.
- Kiftsgate Court Gardens: three generations of women gardeners, Vanessa Berridge.
- Perfect lawns, Simon Akeroyd.
- Plant combinations for an abundant garden: design and grow a fabulous flower and vegetable garden, David Squire, Alan & Gill Bridgewater.
- Urban garden design: transform your outdoor space into a beautiful and practical escape, Kate Gould.
- Finding true connections: how to learn and write about a family member's history, Gareth St John Thomas.
- Tracing your Irish ancestors, John Grenham.
- 5th edition.
- A modern herbal, Alys Fowler.
- Childhood days in pictures, Helen J. Bate.
- When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who may remember their childhood and need a prompt to help them talk about it.
- Consciousness medicine: indigenous wisdom, entheogens, and expanded states of consciousness for healing and growth, Françoise Bourzat with Kristina Hunter.
- Eat to beat disease: the new science of how your body can heal itself, William W. Li, MD.
- Everything below the waist: why health care needs a feminist revolution, Jennifer Block.
- Hormonal: a conversation about women's bodies, mental health and why we need to be heard, Eleanor Morgan.
- In praise of walking: the new science of how we walk and why it's good for us, Shane O'Mara.
- Joyful eating: how to break free of diets and make peace with your body, Tansy Boggon.
- Lift yourself: a training guide to getting fit and feeling strong for life, Laura Hoggins.
- Montessori works for dementia: everyday activities for people living with dementia, Stephen Phillips and Bernadette Phillips.
- More orgasms please: why female pleasure matters, Lisa Williams and Anniki Sommerville.
- A frank, funny and empowering celebration of female pleasure.
- Murphy's boy, Torey Hayden.
- When Torey Hayden first met fifteen-year-old Kevin, he was barricaded under a table. Desperately afraid of the world around him, he hadn't spoken a word in eight years. He was considered hopeless, incurable, but Hayden refused to believe it. With unwavering devotion and gentle, patient love, she set out to free him--and slowly uncovered a shocking, violent history and a terrible secret that an unfeeling bureaucracy had simply filed away and forgotten.
- On drugs, Chris Fleming.
- A philosopher by training, Fleming combines meticulous observation of his life with a keen sense of the absurdity of his actions. He describes the intricacies of drug use and acquisition, their impact on the intellect and emotions, and the chaos that emerges as his tightly managed existence unravels into arrests, hospitalisations and family breakdown.
- Period power: harness your hormones and get your cycle working for you, Maisie Hill.
- Pets in pictures, Helen J Bate.
- When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who may remember their pets and their relationships.
- Proverbs & sayings, Helen J. Bate.
- When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who may remember traditional British proverbs and sayings and need a prompt to help them talk about it.
- Root to stem: a seasonal guide to natural recipes and remedies for everyday life, Alex Laird.
- 'Root to Stem is a seasonal and holistic approach to health that puts plants, herbs and nature at the heart of how we live and eat. It is a new kind of guide that links individual health to our communities and the planet's health to sustain us all.'
- Sas and special forces fitness training: an elite workout program for body and mind, John "Lofty" Wiseman.
- Strength for the journey, Helen J Bate, Michelle Forster.
- When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who may remember Christian school assemblies and Sunday school and need a prompt to help them talk about it.
- The mood gym: overcoming depression with CBT and other effective therapies, Helen Christensen & Kathleen Griffiths.
- The remarkable life of the skin: an intimate journey across our surface, Monty Lyman.
- This book could help: the men's head space manual, Rotimi Akinsete.
- Too late to learn to drive: dementia, visual perception and the meaning of pictures, Helen J Bate.
- Traveling in pictures, Helen J. Bate.
- When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who has an interest in travel.
- Understanding girls with ADHD: how they feel and why they do what they do, Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen B. Littman, Patricia O. Quinn.
- Understanding sensory processing disorders in children: a guide for parents and professionals, Matt Mielnick.
History, Geography & Travel
- 150 nature hot spots in California: the best parks, conservation areas and wild places, Ann Marie Brown.
- A manga lover's Tokyo travel guide, Evangeline Neo.
- A savage dreamland: journeys in Burma, David Eimer.
- A year in the world: journeys of a passionate traveller, Frances Mayes.
- The author details her travels to Spain, Portugal, France, Britain, Turkey, Greece, southern Italy, and North Africa, interweaving personal insights with commentary on art, history, landscape, culture, and tradition.
- After the fall: crisis, recovery and the making of a new Spain, Tobias Buck.
- Angola, Oscar Scafidi.
- This new third edition of Bradt's Angola remains the only dedicated English-language guide to this increasingly popular southern African nation.
- April blood: Florence and the plot against the Medici, Lauro Martines.
- Archaeology from space: how the future shapes our past, Sarah Parcak.
- Bali raw: an exposé of the underbelly of Bali, Indonesia, Malcolm Scott.
- Buried by Vesuvius: the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, Kenneth Lapatin.
- Chanel's Riviera: life, love and struggle for survival on the Côte d'Azur, 1930-1944, Anne de Courcy.
- Elizabeth revealed: 500 facts about the Queen and her world, Lucinda Hawksley.
- Empress: Queen Victoria and India, Miles Taylor.
- In this engaging and controversial book, Miles Taylor shows how both Victoria and Albert were spellbound by India, and argues that the Queen was humanely, intelligently, and passionately involved with the country throughout her reign and not just in the last decades. Taylor also reveals the way in which Victoria's influence as empress contributed significantly to India's modernization, both political and economic.
- Expedition: adventures into undiscovered worlds, Steve Backshall.
- Fifty years on: the troubles and the struggle for change in Northern Ireland, Malachi O'Doherty.
- From red earth: a Rwandan story of healing and forgiveness, Denise Uwimana.
- Great railway journeys of Europe, authors, Nick Inman and Tim Locke.
- Hiking and trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji: northern, central and southern Alps, Tom Fay and Wes Lang.
- India in the Persianate Age, 1000-1765, Richard M. Eaton.
- Left to the mercy of a rude stream: the bargain that broke Adolf Hitler and saved my mother, Stanley A. Goldman.
- Seven years after the death of his mother, Malka, Stanley A. Goldman traveled to Israel to visit her best friend during the Holocaust. The best friend's daughter showed Goldman a pamphlet she had acquired from the Israeli Holocaust Museum that documented activities of one man's negotiations with the Nazi's interior minister and SS head, Heinrich Himmler, for the release of the Jewish women from the concentration camp at Ravensbrück.
- Masada: from Jewish revolt to modern myth, Jodi Magness.
- Mud and stars: travels in Russia with Pushkin and other geniuses of the Golden Age, Sara Wheeler.
- Our uninvited guests: the secret lives of Britain's country houses 1939-1945, Julie Summers.
- Our Uninvited Guests perfectly captures the spirit of upheaval at the beginning of the Second World War when thousands of houses were requisitioned by the government to provide accommodation for the armed forces, secret services and government offices as well as vulnerable children, the sick and the elderly, all of whom needed to be housed safely beyond the reach of Hitler's Luftwaffe.
- Out of steppe, Daniel Metcalfe.
- Daniel Metcalfe journeys through the five 'stans, as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan, and brings to life the brilliant human tapestry they comprise; uniquely shaped by the immigrants, deportees and conquerors that have settled there.
- Partition voices: untold British stories, Kavita Puri.
- Dotted across homes in Britain are people who were witnesses to one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Yet their memory of India's partition has been shrouded in silence. Kavita Puri's father was twelve when he found himself one of the millions of Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims caught up in the devastating aftermath of a hastily drawn border. For seventy years he remained silent, like so many, about the horrors he had seen.
- Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat: reflections on a land and its people, Khushwant Singh; edited by Mala Dayal.
- Richard III and the princes in the tower, Alison Weir.
- The story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. It is a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence.
- Secret Helsinki, Milla Leskinen & Jiri Keronen.
- Stalin and his hangmen: the tyrant and those who killed for him, Donald Rayfield.
- A history of the Soviet Union under Stalin offers a portrait of the Soviet leader as well as the five ruthless politicos who presided over his secret police and became responsible for the deaths of twenty million Soviet citizens.
- The banks of the Kawarau: tales of the past, George Singleton.
- Recounts the loss of a Queenstown tourist attraction, a disastrous attempt to dam the Kawarau River to mine gold, and the herculean job of building the original Kawarau Falls Bridge.
- The Byzantine world war: the last Romans and the first crusaders, Nick Holmes.
- The countryside remembered, Sadie Ward.
- A collection of photographs from the world of leafy hedgerows and quiet country lanes, of small lush meadows and tranquil villages inhabited by local people rather than commuters, and of harvest scenes where the fruits of the year were gathered by whole families without a tractor in sight.
- The flower of all cities: the history of London from earliest times to the Great Fire, Robert Wynn Jones.
- The frayed Atlantic edge: a historian's journey from Shetland to the Channel, David Gange.
- The great British bucket list, Richard Madden.
- The great cauldron: a history of southeastern Europe, Marie-Janine Calic.
- The Himalayas: an encyclopedia of geography, history, and culture, Andrew J. Hund and James A. Wren, editors.
- The Plaza: the secret life of America's most famous hotel, Julie Satow.
- The realm of the punisher: travels in Duterte's Philippines, Tom Sykes.
- The way to the sea: the forgotten histories of the Thames Estuary, Caroline Crampton.
- The years of Lyndon Johnson. [Volume 1], The path to power, Robert A. Caro.
- The years of Lyndon Johnson. [Volume 3], Master of the Senate, Robert A. Caro.
- Travel the Liberation Route Europe: sites and experiences along the path of the World War II Allied advance, written by Nick Inman and Joe Staines.
- Travels with a primate: around the world with Robert Runcie, Terry Waite.
- Trekking the Kungsleden: the King's Trail through Northern Sweden, Mike Laing.
- Wild London: urban escapes in and around the city, Sam & Sophie Hodges.
House & DIY
- Building a wood-framed panelized yurt, Marvin Denmark & Robin Koontz.
- How to make kitchen cabinets: build, upgrade, and install your own, with the experts at American woodworker.
- Live small, live modern: the best of Beams at home, Mayumi Abe.
- Making space, clutter free: the last book on decluttering you'll ever need, Tracy McCubbin.
- Restoration house: creating a space that gives life and connection to all who enter, Kennesha Buycks.
- The life-changing manga of tidying up: a magical story, Marie Kondo.
- Automating the news: how algorithms are rewriting the media, Nicholas Diakopoulos.
- Faber & Faber: the untold history, Toby Faber.
- A vibrant history of the London publishing house Faber and Faber told in its own words.
- Collins easy learning French in a click, Sophie Gavrois.
- Essential English literary terms: complete with definitions, examples and marked exercises, Mariam Isaac.
- Japanese: phrase book & dictionary, Akiko Motoyoshi, Michael Houser.
- Mother tongue.: the story of the English language, Bill Bryson.
- A stolen life: the Bruce Trevorrow case, Antonio Buti.
- What do you do when the institutions that were meant to protect you instead denied you your childhood? This is the true story of Bruce Trevorrow, whose pursuit of justice sparked a thirteen-year legal battle that would make Australian history.
- Justice on trial: the Kavanaugh confirmation and the future of the Supreme Court, Mollie Hemingway, Carrie Severino.
- Justice Anthony Kennedy slipped out of the Supreme Court building on June 27, 2018, and traveled incognito to the White House to inform President Donald Trump that he was retiring, setting in motion a political process that his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, would denounce three months later as a 'national disgrace' and a 'circus.'
- Storytime: growing up with books, Jane Sullivan.
- The library: a catalogue of wonders, Stuart Kells.
- A fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder, by one of Australia's leading bibliophiles.
- Constellations: reflections from life, Sinéad Gleeson.
- How do you tell the story of life that is no one thing? How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood? And how do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? In this powerful and daring memoir in essays Sinéad Gleeson does that very thing.
- Literary wonderlands: a journey through the greatest fictional worlds ever created, general editor, Laura Miller.
- Long life: essays and other writings, Mary Oliver.
- Others: writers on the power of words to help us see beyond ourselves, Charles Fernyhough.
- Seduction and betrayal: women and literature, Elizabeth Hardwick.
- The bad boy of Athens: classics from the Greeks to Game of thrones, Daniel Mendelsohn.
- This striking new collection exemplifies the way in which Mendelsohn a classicist by training uses the classics as a lens to think about urgent contemporary debates. Essays.
- The complete tales & poems of Edgar Allan Poe.
- Wordy: sounding off on high art, low appetite and the power of memory, Simon Schama.
- This collection of fifty essays chosen by Schama himself stretches across four decades and is a treasure trove for all those who have a passion for the arts, politics, food and life.
- Writing to persuade: how to bring people over to your side, Trish Hall.
- Whether you want to compose a convincing cover letter, pitch a story for publication, on win over a college admissions officer, this book is the definitive resource on the neglected art of persuasion.
Music & Musicians
- Accordion revolution: a people's history of the accordion in North America from the industrial revolution to rock and roll, Bruce Triggs.
- Batá drumming: the instruments, the rhythms, and the people who play them: the Oru Seco, Don Skoog and Alejandro Carvajal Guerra.
- Carpenters: an illustrated discography, Randy L. Schmidt with Justin Vivian Bond.
- An album-by-album retrospective of the legendary duo's recordings. Randy L. Schmidt has assembled a team of commentators, journalists, authors, musicians, and other entertainment industry figures for a series of in-depth, insightful, and opinionated conversations on every release.
- Chopin's piano: a journey through Romanticism, Paul Kildea.
- David Bowie: a photographic memoir: through the lens of Terry O'Neill.
- Drumset concepts & creativity: find your unique voice on the drumset, Carter Mclean.
- Fried & justified: hits, myths, break-ups and breakdowns in the record business 1978-98, Mick Houghton.
- Hit factories: a journey through the industrial cities of British pop, Karl Whitney.
- Jazz from Detroit, Mark Stryker.
- Listen up!: recording music with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, R.E.M., the Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits ..., Mark Howard with Chris Howard.
- Opera in the jazz age: cultural politics in 1920s Britain, Alexandra Wilson.
- Performing music history: musicians speak first-hand about music history and performance, Edited by] John C. Tibbetts, Michael Saffle, William A. Everett.
- The art of vibraphone playing: an essential method for study and performance, Paul Buyer, Josh Gottry.
- The Beatles: on track ... an A-Z guide to every song, Andrew Wild.
- The life and times of a choral society: Dunedin's City Choir, 1863-2013, Jenny Burchell.
- The mindful musician: mental skills for peak performance, Vanessa Cornett.
- The necessity for consolation: John Cousins speaks, Robert Hoskins and Norman Meehan.
- John Psathas has said that, of all New Zealand composers, John Cousins has 'thrown the spear furthest', meaning he is one of our most original artists, going beyond the edge. Provocative and penetrating and fundamentally true, Cousins remains absorbed and energised in and by creative work. On the conversations, talks and reflections gathered in this volume, John Cousins speaks of landscape, family, himself, and shares a musical vision of consolation and hope.
- When words fail: a life with music, war and peace, Ed Vulliamy.
- Can music make the world a better place? Can it really 'belong' to anyone? Can the magic, mystery and incertitude of music; of the human brain meeting or making sound, can it stop wars, rehabilitate the broken, unite, educate or inspire?
- Why vinyl matters, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike.
- Cribsheet: a data-driven guide to better, more relaxed parenting, from birth to preschool, Emily Oster.
- Fierce bad rabbits: the tales behind children's picture books, Clare Pollard.
- Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.
- Improving sensory processing in traumatized children: practical ideas to help your child's movement, co-ordination and body awareness, Sarah Lloyd.
- Intuitive parenting: how to tune in to your innate wisdom, Jennifer Day.
- My toddler talks: strategies and activities to promote your child's language development, Kimberly Scanlon.
- Raising girls with ADHD: secrets for parenting healthy, happy daughters, James W. Forgan, and Mary Anne Richey.
- The art of growing up, John Marsden.
- John pulls together all he has learned from over thirty years' experience working with and writing for young people. He shares his insights into everything; from the role of schools and the importance of education, to problem parents and problem children, and the conundrum of what it means to grow up and be 'happy' in the 21st century.
- Indigenous literatures from Micronesia, Evelyn Flores and Emelihter Kihleng.
- Pictures of change in paradise at the turn of the 20th century in American Samoa, Karen Wheat.
- The new adventures of Nafanua, Samoan goddess of war, Tusitata Avia.
- The well-spring of Tusiata Avia's The New Adventures of Nafanua, Samoan Goddess of War is a dynamic voice that combines playful vigour with a committed social conscience. Poetry.
- Beautiful practice: a whole-life approach to health, performance and the human predicament, Frank Forencich.
- Best self: be you, only better, Mike Bayer.
- Beyond beautiful: a practical guide to being happy, confident, and you in a looks-obsessed world, Anuschka Rees.
- Brain training for the highly sensitive person: techniques to reduce anxiety and overwhelming emotions: an 8-week program, Julie Bjelland.
- Daring greatly: how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead, Brené Brown.
- Good grief: heal your soul, honor your loved ones, and learn to live again, Theresa Caputo with Kristina Grish.
- Happy as: why the quest for happiness is making us miserable, Lisa Portolan.
- Incentivology: the forces that explain tremendous success and spectacular failure., Jason Murphy.
- Living with voices: 50 stories of recovery, Marius Romme.
- A new analysis of the hearing voices experience outside the illness model, resulted in accepting and making sense of voices.
- Perform under pressure, Dr Ceri Evans.
- Power versus force: an anatomy of consciousness: the hidden determinants of human behaviour, David R. Hawkins.
- Range: how generalists triumph in a specialized world, David Epstein.
- Stay sexy & don't get murdered: the definitive how-to guide, Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark.
- Staying composed: overcoming anxiety and self-doubt within a creative life, Dale Trumbore.
- Super thinking: the big book of mental models, Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann.
- The art of dying well: ideas and reflections to help you face your death with courage, peace and hope, Ian M Kilgour.
- The courage to be disliked: the Japanese phenomena that shows you how to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness, Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga.
- The imposter cure: You are not a fraud. You deserve success. You can believe in yourself: how to stop feeling like a fraud and escape the mind-trap of imposter syndrome, Jessamy Hibberd.
- The intelligence trap: why smart people make stupid mistakes and how to make wiser decisions, David Robson.
- The path made clear: discovering your life's direction and purpose, Oprah Winfrey.
- The power of a positive No: how to say No and still get to Yes, Wiliam Ury.
- With the end in mind: how to live and die well, Kathryn Mannix.
Pets & Animals
- 50 do-it-yourself projects for keeping chickens: chicken coops, brooders, runs, swings, dust baths, and more!, Janet Garman.
- Good dog, Jon Katz.
- Nose to tail: a holistic guide to training your dream dog, Louise Harding.
- Seafurrers: the ships' cats who lapped and mapped the world: an incidental history, Philippa Sandall.
- Sheepdogs at work: one man and his dog, Tony Iley.
- The idle beekeeper: the low-effort, natural way to raise bees, Bill Anderson.
- Hasselblad & the moon landing, Deborah Ireland.
- Pride: fifty years of parades and protests from the photo archives of The New York Times, Editor, Samantha Weiner.
- A place to return to: new and uncollected poems, John Allison.
- A responsibility to awe, Rebecca Elson.
- A Responsibility to Awe is a contemporary classic, a book of poems and reflections by a scientist for whom poetry was a necessary aspect of research, crucial to understanding the world and her place in it, even as, having contracted terminal cancer, she confronted her early death.
- A thousand mornings, Mary Oliver.
- Don't read poetry: a book about how to read poems, Stephanie Burt.
- How to live, Helen Rickerby.
- NZ poetry.
- Lay studies, Steven Toussaint.
- NZ poetry.
- Ransack, Essa May Ranapiri.
- Valerie's verse: reflections on life, love, and that cat, Valerie Laura Marshall.
- Wild honey: reading New Zealand women's poetry, Paula Green.
- Highly regarded poet and anthologist Paula Green is the author of this novel and much overdue survey of New Zealand's women poets. At 568 pages, illustrated throughout by Sarah Laing and featuring the work of 195 poets (all of whom have biographies and full bibliographies), this book is a landmark volume and an incredible achievement.
Politics & Government
- China and Japan: facing history, Ezra F. Vogel.
- For the sake of a stable world order, these two Asian giants must reset their relationship, starting with their common interests in environmental protection, disaster relief, global economic development, and scientific research.
- Democracy and dictatorship in Europe: from the Ancien régime to the present day, Sheri Berman.
- From strategy to action: a guide to getting shit done in the public sector, Alicia McKay.
- Applied successfully in public sector organisations across New Zealand, this framework promises to turn good intentions into powerful outcomes and deliver public value for the people who pay our wages.
- Identity crisis: the 2016 presidential campaign and the battle for the meaning of America, John Sides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavreck.
- Peace or pacification?: Northern Ireland after the defeat of the IRA, Liam Ó Ruairc.
- Plots and prayers: Malcolm Turnbull's demise and Scott Morrison's ascension, Niki Savva.
- Putin v. the people: the perilous politics of a divided Russia, Samuel A. Greene and Graeme B. Robertson.
- Putin's world: Russia against the West and with the rest, Angela E. Stent.
- Renovating democracy: governing in the age of globalization and digital capitalism, Nathan Gardels and Nicholas Berggruen.
- The method to the madness: Donald Trump's ascent as told by those who were hired, fired, inspired and inaugurated, Allen Salkin and Aaron Short.
- The new populism: democracy stares into the abyss, Marco Revelli.
- The Russia anxiety: and how history can resolve it, Mark B. Smith.
- Whether ally or enemy, superpower or failing state, Russia grips our imagination and fuels our fears unlike any other country. This book shows how history itself offers a clearer view and a better future.
- When Toawaka met Cook: stories of Te Whanganui o Hei - Mercury Bay, Richard Gates, John Steele .
- An account of 12 extraordinary days in November 1769, when James Cook and his Endeavour crew met Ngāti Hei chief Toawaka and his people in Mercury Bay, Coromandel, in a historic and groundbreaking encounter between Māori and European civilisations.
- How to fall in love with anyone: a memoir in essays, Mandy Len Catron.
- In How to Fall in Love with Anyone, this experiment is Catron's starting point for investigating what it means to love someone and to be loved, and how we present our love to the world. What makes love last? Can love ever work the way it seems to in films, books and social media?
- The secret life of husbands: everything you need to know about the man in your life, Melissa Katsoulis.
Religion & Ethics
- An elementary study of Islam, Mirza Tahir Ahmad.
- This book is a brief introduction to the five fundamentals articles of the Islamic faith. The articles of faith, which all Muslims believe in, are: Unity of God, Angels, Prophets, Holy Books and Life after Death.
- Angels: a visible and invisible history, Peter Stanford.
- Buddhism for meat eaters: simple wisdom for a kinder world, Josephine Moon.
- Conscience: the origins of moral intuition, Patricia S. Churchland.
- Faces of Muhammad: Western perceptions of the prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to today, John V. Tolan.
- GreenSpirit: path to a new consciousness, Marian Van Eyk McCain, editor.
- Only by understanding the Universe as a vast, holistic system and Earth as a unit within it can we help restore balance to that unit. Only by placing Earth and its ecosystems, about which we now understand so much, at the centre of all our thinking can we avert ecological disaster.
- Leaving the witness: exiting a religion and finding a life, Amber Scorah.
- Leaving the Witness traces the bittersweet process of starting over, when everything one's life was built around is gone.
- Minorities in an Islamic state, Malik Saif-ur-Raḥmān.
- Soul fuel: a daily devotional, Bear Grylls.
- The action Bible: God's redemptive story, General editor, Doug Mauss.
- Retells the stories of the Bible in graphic novel format.
- The next right thing: a simple, soulful practice for making life decisions, Emily P. Freeman.
- The philosophy of the teachings of Islam, Ghulām Aḥmad.
- The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam is the translation of a well-known essay on Islam by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi(as), the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at (Community).
- Why I am a Hindu, Shashi Tharoor.
- Wild mercy: living the fierce and tender wisdom of the women mystics, Mirabai Starr.
- Dragonflies & damselflies of New Zealand, Milen Marinov & Mike Ashbee; with identification chart by Albert Orr.
- Emperors of the deep: sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians, William McKeever.
- Fire in the sky: cosmic collisions, killer asteroids, and the race to defend Earth, Gordon L. Dillow.
- Fundamental: how quantum and particle physics explain absolutely everything (except gravity), Tim James.
- Giants of the monsoon forest: living and working with elephants, Jacob Shell.
- Martin Lister and his remarkable daughters: the art of science in the seventeenth century, Anna Marie Roos.
- A royal physician and fellow of the Royal Society, Martin Lister was an extraordinarily prolific natural historian with an expertise in shells and mollusks. Disappointed with the work of established artists, Lister decided to teach his daughters, Susanna and Anna, how to illustrate images of the specimens he studied.
- Mines minerals & mosasaurs: being an account of the fortunes and misfortunes of a New Zealand rock hound as told by George Allen, plus the chronicles of Her Majesty Tunanui, Queen of Eels, and sundry unrelated poems, George Allen.
- Novacene: the coming age of hyperintelligence, James Lovelock with Bryan Appleyard.
- Psychedelic apes: from parallel universes to atomic dinosaurs - the weirdest theories of science and history, Alex Boese.
- The art of urban astronomy: a guide to stargazing wherever you are, Abigail Beall.
- The Earth book: from the beginning to the end of our planet, 250 milestones in the history of earth science, Jim Bell.
- Tracking the highland tiger, Marianne Taylor.
- Urban aviary: a modern guide to city birds, Stephen Moss and Marc Martin.
- A beginner's guide to the end: practical advice for living life and facing death, BJ Miller, MD and Shoshana Berger.
- A cure for heartache: life's simple pleasures, one moment at a time, Mary Jane Grant.
- When her husband of twenty five years suddenly announces he's leaving her, writer Mary Jane Grant runs away to London to immerse herself in any reality but her own. Reeling from the shock and loss of her marriage and the life she's known, she begins to discover that if she can just focus on the moment she's in, take notice of the people, the sights and smells around her, that her pain and grief start to recede.
- A death in the rainforest: how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea, Don Kulick.
- The author looks at the impact of Western culture on the farthest reaches of the globe.
- A people's history of Silicon Valley: how the tech industry exploits workers, erodes privacy and undermines democracy, Keith A. Spencer.
- A to Z of D-toxing: the ultimate guide to reducing our toxic exposures, Sophia Ruan Gushée.
- A comprehensive guide to common household products that may harbor dangerous chemicals and toxins hidden in their ingredients.
- Growing up queer in Australia, Benjamin Law.
- Homesick: why I live in a shed, Catrina Davies.
- Aged thirty-one, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared with four other adults and a child. Working several jobs and never knowing if she could make the rent, she felt like she was breaking apart. Homesick for the landscape of her childhood, in the far west of Cornwall, Catrina decides to give up the box-room and face her demons.
- Real queer America: LGBT stories from red states, Samantha Allen.
- Serpico, Peter Maas.
- A New York policeman, trying to perform his job with integrity, becomes disillusioned with the graft engaged in by his fellow officers and officials.
- Surrounded by idiots: the four types of human behaviour (or, how to understand those who cannot be understood), Thomas Erikson.
- The end of forgetting: growing up with social media, Kate Eichhorn.
- Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, our younger selves have been captured and preserved online. But what happens, Kate Eichhorn asks, when we can't leave our most embarrassing moments behind? Rather than a childhood cut short by a loss of innocence, the real crisis of the digital age may be the specter of a childhood that can never be forgotten.
- The messenger, Shiv Malik.
- Every reporter knows the first rule of journalism: never betray your source. But what if your source turns out to be unworthy of your silence? What if it's your source who betrays you? This book is about the unlikely friendship between two men looking to change the world; a repentant jihadist and a journalist, Hassan Butt and Shiv Malik.
- The second sex, Simone de Beauvoir.
- Simone de Beauvoir famously wrote, 'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'. In this groundbreaking work of feminism she examines the limits of female freedom and explodes our deeply ingrained beliefs about femininity.
- The three dimensions of freedom, Billy Bragg.
- In this short and vital polemic, progressive thinker and activist Billy Bragg argues that accountability is the antidote to authoritarianism, and that without it, we can never truly be free. He shows us that Freedom requires three dimensions to function: Liberty, Equality, and Accountability.
- Too fat too slutty too loud: the rise and reign of the unruly woman, Anne Helen Petersen.
- This is a refreshingly candid, conversation-starting book on the part influential women play in redefining contemporary femininity.
- Unbound: transgender men and the remaking of identity, Arlene Stein.
- Whatever gets you through: twelve survivors on life after sexual assault, Stacey May Fowles & Jen Sookfong Lee.
Sport & Recreation
- Abused: surviving sexual assault and a toxic gymnastics culture, Rachel Haines.
- Australian cycling championships 1888-2017: results for track, road, BMX, MTB, trials & cyclo-cross, compiled by Denis Setka.
- A definitive record of results covering the entire competitive history of Australian and Australasian chamionship cycling. Includes New Zealanders.
- Berkmann's cricketing miscellany, Marcus Berkmann.
- F1 mavericks: the men and machines that revolutionized Formula 1 racing, Pete Biro and George Levy.
- Liverpool FC: 2018/19 season: the official story, Harry Harris with Alan Beck.
- Mind game: the secrets of golf's winners, Michael Calvin, Thomas Bjørn.
- Relentless: the first person to solo kayak the Tasman, Scott Donaldson with Steve Kilgallon.
- The story of Scott Donaldson's relentless journey to be the first person to cross the Tasman sea solo in a kayak. Unpredictable and unforgiving, the Tasman Sea is one of the most hostile stretches of water in the world. An Australian adventurer attempted to kayak across in 2007, disappearing without a trace. In 2018 Kiwi adventurer Scott Donaldson spent two months alone at sea to achieve a world first.
- Rugby World Cup: Japan 2019: the official book, Simon Collings.
- Training for the uphill athlete: a manual for mountain runners and ski mountaineers, Kílian Jornet, Steve House, Scott Johnston.
- Wing chun kung-fu: a complete guide, Dr. Joseph Wayne Smith.
- In a dark place, Ed and Lorraine Warren.
- Shortly after moving into their new home, the Snedeker family is assaulted by a sinister presence that preys one-by-one on their family. Exhausting all other resources, they call up the world-renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren who have never encountered a case as frightening as this.
- Satan's harvest, Ed & Lorraine Warren.
- When terrifying, bizarre things kept happening to a hard-working Massachusetts farmer, he did what anyone would do. First he went to the local police chief. Then he went to his priest. And then he went to Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world's most famous demonologists who investigated the The Amityville Horror and other terrifying cases of demonic possession.
- Waking the witch: reflections on women, magic, and power, Pam Grossman.
- Werewolf: a true story of demonic possession, Ed and Lorraine Warren, William Ramsey with Robert David Chase.
- American moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the great space race, Douglas Brinkley.
- An illustrated tramway atlas of Australia and New Zealand, Hugh Ballment; Carl Segnit.
- Escape from Earth: a secret history of the space rocket, Fraser MacDonald.
- Flight to fame: victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia, Sir Ross Smith.
- Heroes of the space age: incredible stories of the famous and forgotten men and women who took humanity to the stars, Rod Pyle.
- High performance: when Britain ruled the roads, Peter Grimsdale.
- In January 1964 a team of tiny red and white Mini Coopers stunned the world by winning the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. It was a stellar year for British cars that culminated in Goldfinger breaking box office records and making James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 the world's most famous sports car. By the sixties, on road, track and silver screen the Brits were the ones to beat, winning championships and capturing hearts.
- How airliners fly: a passenger's guide, Julien Evans.
- The port of Liverpool in the 1960s and 1970s, Ian Collard.
- The rules of the road at sea, Edited by Mike Scanlan.
War & Defence
- All the way to Berlin: a paratrooper at war in Europe, James Megellas.
- Bastogne: Ardennes 1944, Steven Smith and Simon Forty.
- Battle for Hong Kong: December 1941, Philip Cracknell.
- Battlefields of England and Scotland, John Kinross.
- Beyond the spitfire: the unseen designs of R.J. Mitchell, Ralph Pegram.
- Boeing Hornet squadrons: the legacy series, Peter Foster.
- Brothers in battle, best of friends: two WWII paratroopers from the original Band of Brothers tell their story, William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron with Robyn Post.
- Every man a hero: a memoir of D-Day, the first wave at Omaha Beach, and a world at war, Ray Lambert and Jim DeFelice.
- Ghost riders: operation cowboy, the World War Two mission to save the world's finest horses, Mark Felton.
- Last witnesses: unchildlike stories, Svetlana Alexievich.
- Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. These men and women were both witnesses and sometimes soldiers as well, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded in them--a trauma that would forever change the course of the Russian nation.
- Misfire: the tragic failure of the M16 in Vietnam, Bob Orkand and Lyman Duryea.
- Red wind over the Balkans: the Soviet offensive south of the Danube, September-October 1944, Kaloyan Matev.
- The Auschwitz goalkeeper: a prisoner of war's true story, Ron Jones with Joe Lovejoy.
- The G3 battle rifle, Leroy Thompson.
- During the Cold War, the G3 was one of the world's pre-eminent battle rifles. Developed in France and Spain after 1945, the rifle was produced by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch.
- The lost boys: a family ripped apart by war, Catherine Bailey.
- Innsbruck, Austria, December 1944. The night is bitterly cold as a solitary black car moves silently through the snow-lined streets of the city. Behind the wheel is a Gestapo driver. In the back seat, two young boys huddle together. Brothers, aged four and two. Their destination; Wiesenhof, a Nazi orphanage. There they will be given new names, new identities, new lives.
- The mammoth book of Special Forces training, Jon E. Lewis.
- In this encyclopedic book, Lewis provides insights into the origins, training, tactics, weapons and achievements of special forces and special mission units throughout the world, focusing particularly on US and UK forces.
- The ship that wouldn't die: the saga of the USS Neosho: a World War II story of courage and survival at sea, Don Keith.
- This is really war: the incredible true story of a Navy nurse POW in the occupied Philippines, Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi.
- Top 50 tanks, Martin Dougherty.
- Weapons of the US Special Operations Command, Chris McNab.
- World War Two from above: an aerial view of the global conflict, Jeremy Harwood.