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            The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees
             

            The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees (Paperback)

            By May, Meredith

            • RRP: $32.50
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            The Honey Bus: A Girl Raised by Bees is a memoir about a girl's journey into the heart of a beehive to find herself.

            ISBN 9780263264517
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Wine O'Clock Myth: The Truth You Need to Know About Women and Alcohol
             

            The Wine O'Clock Myth: The Truth You Need to Know About Women and Alcohol (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dann, Lotta

            • RRP: $36.99
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            The Wine O'clock Myth takes an in-depth look at the drinking habits of New Zealand women. It's written through the lens of Lotta Dann's own story and her work in the field of recovery and addiction today. It contains evidence-based research gleaned from primary sources, and numer...ous interviews with experts in many fields. As well as examining the normalising of alcohol in New Zealand, The Wine O'clock Myth explores the glorification that goes on with regards to this drug. It discusses when and how the alcohol industry began specifically targeting women, unpicking the tactics they employ to target female customers. It looks at the rise of the now-ubiquitous 'Wine Mum' culture on social media and the role the alcohol industry and media companies play in perpetuating this. It also investigates the impact that regular, heavy drinking has on women, both physically and emotionally. It looks at the emotional impacts - the numbing, dulling and disconnection that can occur - and the physical impacts: the problems alcohol can cause in the body and the increased risk of diseases. But while the book offers a big-picture analysis, it also provides an intimate view of the issue by featuring the voices of Kiwi women sharing their personal stories, revealing the pervasive and negative impact alcohol can have on a woman's life. These personal reflections contain tales of emotional disconnection, diminished power, confused thinking and damaged relationships. There are also uplifting stories of the remarkable transformations that can occur when alcohol is removed.
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            ISBN 9781988547220
            Published NZ 16 Jun 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake

            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kealey, Imogen

            • RRP: $34.99
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            The must-read thriller inspired by the true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War, soon to be a major blockbuster film.

            ISBN 9780751576023
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Wild Silence
             

            The Wild Silence (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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            ISBN 9780241401460
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

            • RRP: $17.99
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            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068042
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels

            Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Muse, Toby

            • RRP: $40.00
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            On the way we will meet druglords, contract killers, drug mules, and submarine pilots, all of whom are trying to get ahead in the best way they know how.

            ISBN 9781529103403
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020

            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nelson, Claire

            • RRP: $29.99
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            An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds. Last year, Claire Nelson made international headlines. She was in her thirties and was beginning to burn out - her hectic London life of work and social activity and stri...ving to do more and do better in the big city was frenetic and stressful. Although she was surrounded by people all of the time, she felt increasingly lonely. When the anxiety she felt finally brought her to breaking point, Claire decided to take some time off and travelled to Joshua Tree Park in California to hike and clear her head. What happened next was something she could never have anticipated. While hiking, Claire fell 30 feet, gravely injuring herself and she lay alone in the desert - mistakenly miles off any trail, without a cell phone signal, fighting for her life. She lay there for four days until she was miraculously rescued - the doctors saying she had only hours to live when she was eventually found. In THINGS I LEARNED FROM FALLING Claire tells her incredible story and what it taught her about loneliness, anxiety and transformation and how to survive it all.
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            ISBN 9781783253760
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Breaking Good
             

            Breaking Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fenech, Simon; Bramwell, Neil

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            What would make a champion kickboxer and loving husband and father turn to ice? Simon Fenech, a successful sportsman and committed family man, tried crystal meth for the first time after a traumatic work accident. He was instantly hooked. Soon, he was dealing to support a $1000-a...-day addiction. What followed was a story straight from the plot of Breaking Bad...Simon was shot by underworld hitmen. He came within an inch of losing his life after a horrific knife attack. He was hunted by drug lords and specialist police units - at the same time. And he reached the very depths of misery and despair. But Simon's story didn't end there. He managed to transform his life in a way that will inspire anyone who's either personally felt the devastating effects of ice or seen their loved one's battle with addiction. Breaking Good is a raw, brutally honest and harrowing story of survival. It is also proof that even the most appalling fall from grace can lead to redemption.
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            ISBN 9781760686468
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Endurance: SAS Soldier. Polar Adventurer. Decorated Leader

            Endurance: SAS Soldier. Polar Adventurer. Decorated Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rudd, Louis

            • RRP: $39.99
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            From the SAS to a headline-making solo journey across Antarctica - this is a story of courage, grit and determination.

            ISBN 9781529031744
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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