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              The Two Popes: Official Tie-in to Major New Film Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins

              The Two Popes: Official Tie-in to Major New Film Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins (Paperback, TV Tie-In)

              By McCarten, Anthony

              • RRP: $26.00
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              On 28 February 2013, a 600-year-old tradition was shattered- Pope Benedict XVI made a startling announcement. He would resign. This story begins with the death of John Paul, through Benedict's election and reign - taking in the controversies that blighted the world's largest chur...ch - to his subsequent and shocking resignation. We see white smoke from the Sistine Chapel and a reluctant successor who breaks with tradition at once, declaring, I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner. Francis returns inside, invites the cardinals to join him, and serves them ice-cream. From the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything and Darkest Hour, The Pope is a poignant and often funny tale of an odd couple, of two very different men whose destinies converge and profoundly influence each other. What issues occupy the two men as they walk and talk in the Vatican gardens together, or later, when they share a light dinner, accompanied by Benedict's favorite drink, Fanta? This is both a biography of two popes and a story of the grace and extra wisdom that comes if a sinner can put their sins behind them.
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              ISBN 9780241985489
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Brilliance
                

              Brilliance (Paperback)

              By McCarten, Anthony

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              Witty, magical, furious, Brilliance, Anthony McCarten's ambitious new novel, brings to life the birth of the modern era and provides an indelible portrait of the times in which we now live.

              ISBN 9781846882364
              Released NZ 1 May 2013
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Ladies Night
                

              Ladies Night (Paperback)

              By McCarten, Anthony; Sinclair, Stephen

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              Ladies' Night is the story of five men on the dole who, inspired by the Chippendales, form a male stripping act of their own in order to make some fast cash.

              ISBN 9780714543840
              Released NZ 31 May 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Show of Hands: A Novel
                

              Show of Hands: A Novel (EPUB ebook)

              By McCarten, Anthony

              • RRP: $56.99
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              A desperate car dealer's last ditch effort to save his business through a publicity stunt comes to have unexpectedly deep meaning for its contes

              ISBN 9781416586173
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              Language en
              Released NZ 17 Feb 2009
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              In the Absence of Heroes
                  

              In the Absence of Heroes (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By McCarten, Anthony

              Jim and Renata Delpe's life is in a very modern crisis. With their son, Jeff, sending text messages to his dead brother while slipping quickly into internet addiction, and with Renata engaged in a secret internet relationship with a figure she has never actually met, Jim Delpe - ...who has long had 'a love-hate relationship' with computers - is left with no choice but to log in himself, if the family is to be saved. In this ambitious, suspenseful and achingly human novel, set against the decline of the nuclear family and the unstoppable rise of digital relationships, In The Absence Of Heroes gives us the complex modern world, full of hard, binary choices: make one or two bad choices in a row and just see what happens . . .
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              ISBN 9781869797249
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              Language en
              Published NZ 3 Feb 2012
              Publisher Penguin
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              Darkest Hour: Official Tie-In for the Oscar-Winning Film Starring Gary Oldman

              Darkest Hour: Official Tie-In for the Oscar-Winning Film Starring Gary Oldman (Paperback)

              By McCarten, Anthony

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              From the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything, this is a cinematic, behind-the-scenes account of a crucial moment which takes us inside the mind of one of the world's greatest leaders - and provides a revisionist, more rounded portrait of his leadership.May, 194...0. Britain is at war, European democracies are falling rapidly and the public are unaware of this dangerous new world. Just days after his unlikely succession to Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, faces this horror - and a sceptical King and a party plotting against him. He wonders how he can capture the public mood and does so, magnificently, before leading the country to victory.It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched, gripping day-by-day (and often hour-by-hour) narrative. In doing so he revises the familiar view of Churchill - he made himself into the iconic figure we remember and changed the course of history, but through those turbulent and dangerous weeks he was plagued by doubt, and even explored a peace treaty with Nazi Germany. It's a scarier, and more human story, than has ever been told.
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              ISBN 9780241340936
              Released NZ 2 Jan 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Penguin Readers Level 6: Darkest Hour
               

              Penguin Readers Level 6: Darkest Hour (Paperback)

              By McCarten, Anthony

              • RRP: $17.99
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              It is May 1940. Western democracies are falling into Nazi hands. Britain must prepare for invasion any day. The fate of the world lies on the shoulders of one man. This is the thrilling account of how British Prime Minister Winston Churchill changed the course of history over 25 ...intense days during World War II. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. Darkest Hour, a Level 6 Reader, is B1+ in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future continuous, reported questions, third conditional, was going to and ellipsis. A small number of illustrations support the text.
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              ISBN 9780241397909
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Penguin Readers (graded Readers)
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              The English Harem

              The English Harem (Paperback)

              By McCarten, Anthony

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              A witty and provocative story of love, menus and Islam from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Theory of Everything.

              ISBN 9781846883798
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink
                

              Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink (EPUB ebook)

              By McCarten, Anthony

              From the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything, this is a cinematic, behind-the-scenes account of a crucial moment which takes us inside the mind of one of the world's greatest leaders - and provides a revisionist, more rounded portrait of his leadership.May, 194...0. Britain is at war, European democracies are falling rapidly and the public are unaware of this dangerous new world. Just days after his unlikely succession to Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, faces this horror - and a sceptical King and a party plotting against him. He wonders how he can capture the public mood and does so, magnificently, before leading the country to victory.It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched, gripping day-by-day (and often hour-by-hour) narrative. In doing so he revises the familiar view of Churchill - he made himself into the iconic figure we remember and changed the course of history, but through those turbulent and dangerous weeks he was plagued by doubt, and even explored a peace treaty with Nazi Germany. It's a scarier, and more human story, than has ever been told.
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              ISBN 9780241327111
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              Released NZ 28 Sep 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Two Popes: Official Tie-in to Major New Film Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins
                

              The Two Popes: Official Tie-in to Major New Film Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins (EPUB ebook)

              By McCarten, Anthony

              On 28 February 2013, a 600-year-old tradition was shattered: the conservative Pope Benedict XVI made a startling announcement. He would resign. Reeling from the news, the College of Cardinals rushed to Rome to congregate in the Sistine Chapel to pick his successor. Their unlikely... choice? Francis, the first non-European pope in 1,200 years, a one time tango club bouncer, a passionate football fan, a man with the common touch. From the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything and Darkest Hour, The Pope is a fascinating, revealing and often funny tale of two very different men whose destinies converge with each other - they both live in the Vatican - and the wider world. How did these two men become two of the most powerful people on Earth? What's it like to be the Pope? What does the future hold for the Catholic Church and its 1 billion followers? The Pope is a dual biography that masterfully combines these two popes' lives into one gripping narrative. From Benedict and Francis' experiences of war in their homelands - when they were still Joseph and Jorge - and the sexual abuse scandal that continues to rock the Church to its foundations, to the intrigue and the occasional comedy of life in the Vatican, The Pope glitters with the darker and the lighter details of life inside one of the world's most opaque but significant institutions.
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              ISBN 9780241985496
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              Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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