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              Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors
               

              Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors (Paperback)

              By Read, Piers Paul

              • RRP: $27.99
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              In 1972, a Fairchild plane crashed in the Andes mountains. Those who survived were hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth. This title exposes the inescapable truth and stark courageousness of how they lived to tell their story.

              ISBN 9780099574521
              Released NZ 18 Oct 2012
              Publisher Cornerstone
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Scarpia
               

              Scarpia (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Read, Piers Paul; Read by Pugh, Leighton; Producer Studios, Audible

              • RRP: $44.99
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              Man is a delicate mechanism ... he can easily be set off course. It is the late 18th century, and a young Sicilian nobleman, Vitellio Scarpia, finds himself penniless and in disgrace on the streets of Rome. After leaving his home to pursue a military career, his impulsive and und...isciplined nature has led to his expulsion from Spanish royal guard, and he must now seek his fortune in Italy - a fortune inseparably bound up with the ruler of the Eternal City, the Pope. Scarpia enrolls in the papal army and becomes the lover of an alluring countess who introduces him into Roman society, with its blend of religiosity, sophistication, and intrigue. Half enthralled, half appalled, Scarpia enjoys the life of the decadent city, learning in due course that as an unsophisticated provincial he is no match for the worldliness of Rome. Patronized by a powerful cardinal, Scarpia is sent on a mission to Venice, where he encounters the beautiful, exquisitely gifted singer Floria Tosca. As the armies of revolutionary France invade Italy, and war and revolution engulf the whole peninsula, the lives of the two become fatefully entwined.
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              ISBN 9781489349453
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              6 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Templars
                

              The Templars (Paperback, New edition)

              By Read, Piers Paul

              • RRP: $35.99
              • $26.98
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              This title reveals the dramatic, ultimately tragic history of the Knights Templar, the largest and most powerful military order of the Crusades.

              ISBN 9780753810873
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781842121429
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2004
              Publisher Orion Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History

              The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History (Paperback)

              By Read, Piers Paul

              • RRP: $27.99
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              A compelling, new and highly accessible account of one of the most high-profile and influential miscarriages of justice in French history: The Dreyfus Affair

              ISBN 9781408830574
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Train Robbers: Their Story
               

              The Train Robbers: Their Story (Paperback)

              By Read, Piers Paul

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
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              On Thursday August 8, 1963, fifteen masked men stopped the night train from Glasgow to London and robbed it of GBP2,500,000. It was called the crime of the century, and the thieves were relentlessly pursued by Scotland Yard until half the gang were behind bars serving huge prison... terms. But the story did not end there.
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              ISBN 9780753541760
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2013
              Publisher Ebury Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Gospel of St. John: The Story of the Son of God
                

              The Gospel of St. John: The Story of the Son of God (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1999 ed.)

              By Na, Na; Foreword by Read, Piers Paul; Introduction by Drane, John

              • RRP: $49.50
              • $28.68
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              With words that echo the Old Testament story of creation, St. John sets his story of Christ in the cosmic framework of God's plan to save the world from the power of darkness. In this book, John's gospel is presented along with commentary from well-known Biblical scholars and a f...oreword by Piers Paul Read.
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              ISBN 9780312220778
              Released NZ 19 Jun 1999
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Classic Bible Series
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              Scarpia
               

              Scarpia (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Read, Piers Paul; Read by Pugh, Leighton; Producer Studios, Audible

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
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              Man is a delicate mechanism ... he can easily be set off course. It is the late 18th century, and a young Sicilian nobleman, Vitellio Scarpia, finds himself penniless and in disgrace on the streets of Rome. After leaving his home to pursue a military career, his impulsive and und...isciplined nature has led to his expulsion from Spanish royal guard, and he must now seek his fortune in Italy - a fortune inseparably bound up with the ruler of the Eternal City, the Pope. Scarpia enrolls in the papal army and becomes the lover of an alluring countess who introduces him into Roman society, with its blend of religiosity, sophistication, and intrigue. Half enthralled, half appalled, Scarpia enjoys the life of the decadent city, learning in due course that as an unsophisticated provincial he is no match for the worldliness of Rome. Patronized by a powerful cardinal, Scarpia is sent on a mission to Venice, where he encounters the beautiful, exquisitely gifted singer Floria Tosca. As the armies of revolutionary France invade Italy, and war and revolution engulf the whole peninsula, the lives of the two become fatefully entwined.
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              ISBN 9781489349446
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              4 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Introduction to the Devout Life
               

              Introduction to the Devout Life (Paperback)

              Introduction by Read, Piers Paul

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $24.52
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              A timeless classic on spiritual growth, with an introduction by Piers Paul Read.

              ISBN 9780281077090
              Released NZ 19 Jan 2017
              Publisher SPCK Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Christian Classics Library
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              Alive: Sixteen Men, Seventy-Two Days, and Insurmountable Odds--The Classic Adventure of Survival in the Andes
               

              Alive: Sixteen Men, Seventy-Two Days, and Insurmountable Odds--The Classic Adventure of Survival in the Andes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Read, Piers Paul

              • RRP: $38.99
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              On October 12, 1972, an Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying a team of rugby players crashed in the remote snowy peaks of the Andes. Ten weeks later, only sixteen of the forty-five passengers were found alive. This is the story of those ten weeks spent in the shelter of the plane's... fuselage without food and with scarcely any hope of a rescue. The survivors protected and helped one another, and came to the difficult conclusion that to live meant doing the unimaginable. Confronting nature at its most furious, two brave young men risked their lives to hike through the mountains looking for help -- and ultimately found it.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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              ISBN 9780060778668
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Alec Guinness: The Authorised Biography
                

              Alec Guinness: The Authorised Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Read, Piers Paul

              • RRP: $86.99
              • $70.71
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              Sir Alec Guinness was one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century. With a talent recognised by discerning critics from his very first appearance on the stage, he gained a world-wide reputation playing roles on the screen such as Fagin in Oliver Twist and Sidney Stratton i...n The Man in the White Suit. His performance as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai won him an Oscar and, in his later years, he captivated a new generation of admirers as George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars. Guinness was a man who vigorously guarded his privacy and, despite publishing an autobiography and two volumes of his diaries, he remained an enigma to the general public and a mystery even to his family and closest friends. After his death in August 2000, his widow, Merula, asked the author Piers Paul Read, who had been a friend of her husband, to write his authorised biography. Given full co-operation by the Guinness family and free access to Sir Alec's papers, including his private and unpublished diaries, Read has written an enjoyable, yet penetrating and perceptive account of an intriguing and complex man. Read shows how Guinness's quirks of character and genius had roots in the circumstances of his early life. His marriage to Merula Salaman, a young actress of great promise, is chronicled by the many hundred letters Guinness wrote to her when serving in the Navy during World War II, while his post-war diaries reveal that readjustment to civilian life was traumatic, with doubts about his talent and a confusion about his sexual nature leading to bouts of severe depression. Guinness's conversion to Catholicism in 1956 partly exorcised his demons, but he never wholly escaped the contradictions of his life -- his domestic ties vying with wayward passions, a yearning for holiness with an intolerance of constraint, a raw sensitivity to the feelings of others with an irascible and domineering nature. Yet from the diaries and letters
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              ISBN 9781451636444
              Released NZ 11 Jun 2011
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age General Audience
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