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The Grass Catcher: A Digression About Home
 

The Grass Catcher: A Digression About Home (Hardback)

By Wedde, Ian

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From early childhood in post-war Blenheim to the remote regions of Bangladesh, from an English boarding school to 1960s Auckland, from Jordan during the civil war of 1969-70 to family homes full of children, this dazzling book traces the many shifts in Ian Wedde's life. Haunted b ...

ISBN 9780864739384
Published 5 September 2014 by Victoria University Press
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Calls to Arms: New Zealand Society and Commitment to the Great War
 

Calls to Arms: New Zealand Society and Commitment to the Great War (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Loveridge, Steven

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During the First World War, New Zealand society committed itself to a war effort the intensity of which can be glimpsed in the wealth spent, the extraordinary legislation passed, the emotions evoked and the enlistment of near 10 per cent of the country's population in the armed f ...

ISBN 9780864739674
Published 5 September 2014 by Victoria University Press
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Give Us This Day: A Memoir of Family and Exile
 

Give Us This Day: A Memoir of Family and Exile (Hardback)

By Brow, Helena Wisniewska

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In June 1944, when 14-year-old Stefan Wisniewski stood by his mother's dusty Tehran grave, he knew his world was about to change again, forever. Give Us This Day: a Memoir of Family and Exile explores the story of one of the 732 Polish child survivors of wartime Soviet deportatio ...

ISBN 9780864739681
Published 3 October 2014 by Victoria University Press
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The Critic's Part: Wystan Curnow Art Writings 1971-2013
 

The Critic's Part: Wystan Curnow Art Writings 1971-2013 (Hardback)

By Curnow, Wystan; Edited by Barton, Christina; Leonard, Robert; With Sleigh, Thomasin

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Wystan Curnow is New Zealand's longest-serving and, arguably, most important art critic. This edited collection brings together a selection of his art writings from 1971 to 2013 to provide the first comprehensive overview of his practice. Selectively drawing on his considerable o ...

ISBN 9780864739322
Published 5 September 2014 by Victoria University Press
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Prendergast: Legal Villain?
  

Prendergast: Legal Villain? (Paperback)

By Morris, Grant H.

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James Prendergast is the most infamous figure in New Zealand's legal history, known mainly for his condemnation of the Treaty of Waitangi as "a simple nullity" in 1877. But during his lifetime Prendergast was a highly respected lawyer and judge. He was arguably New Zealand's domi ...

ISBN 9780864739377
Release Date 7 November 2014 by Victoria University Press
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Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen
  

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen (Paperback)

By Horrocks, Dylan

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A burned-out superhero comic artist goes on an adventure that spans time and space with two female companions.

ISBN 9780864739759
Release Date 7 November 2014 by Victoria University Press
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The Land Ballot
 

The Land Ballot (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Adcock, Fleur

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A land ballot was the means by which Fleur Adcock's grandparents, immigrants from Manchester during World War I, were able to bid for a piece of native bush on the slopes of Mount Pirongia in the North Island of New Zealand. Their task was to turn this unpromising acreage into a ...

ISBN 9780864739711
Published 3 October 2014 by Victoria University Press
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China at the Crossroads: What the Third Plenum Means for China, New Zealand and the World
  

China at the Crossroads: What the Third Plenum Means for China, New Zealand and the World (Paperback)

Edited by Harris, Peter

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This book is the proceedings of a conference held by the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre to discuss the implications of the Chinese Government's Third Plenum Decision for New Zealand"--Publisher information.

ISBN 9780864739780
Published 1 October 2014 by Victoria University Press
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Kicking the Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011
  

Kicking the Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011 (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

Edited by Johannsson, Jon; Levine, Stephen

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The All Blacks had last won the Rugby World Cup in 1987, when Prime Minister David Lange and the Labour team likewise scored a convincing victory. In 2011, New Zealand again hosted the Rugby World Cup, and once again two national teams emerged triumphant - the All Blacks, led by ...

ISBN 9780864738349
Published 7 December 2012 by Victoria University Press
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How Does it Hurt?
  

How Does it Hurt? (Hardback)

By de Montalk, Stephanie

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Stephanie de Montalk tells the story of the chronic pain that has invaded her life for more than ten years. She considers how her early experiences have been cast into fresh relief by what she has endured, then goes back in time to investigate the lives and works of three writers ...

ISBN 9780864739698
Release Date 7 November 2014 by Victoria University Press
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