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            The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish

            The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World's Most Enigmatic Fish (Paperback)

            By Svensson, Patrik; Translated by Broome, Agnes

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            The 'Book of the Fair' of the 2019 London Book Fair, with rights sold in over 30 languages, a memoir of fishing for eels, a close yet distant father-son relationship and a riveting journey into the story of the world's most mysterious fish.

            ISBN 9781529030709
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Surviving Centrepoint: My years in New Zealand's most infamous cult
             

            Surviving Centrepoint: My years in New Zealand's most infamous cult (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Rachel C.

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            A powerful survivor's memoir from a former child resident of New Zealand's infamous Centrepoint Community Shortly before I turned 13, my life changed forever when my family moved to the notorious Centrepoint Community on Auckland's North Shore, then at its peak. Centrepoint was f...ounded by Bert Potter, its 'spiritual leader'. He called himself God. During my four years there I was pressured into inappropriate and often frightening situations by many of its adult members. Like so many others, I have lived with the trauma and shame of these memories, but I have survived. This is my story. In this intimate and harrowing account, Rachel Clare King tells her story of the years she spent in New Zealand's notorious commune, Centrepoint, and life there under the rule of its cult leader and founder Bert Potter. Through the eyes of her young self, Rachel exposes the truth of life at Centrepoint - a hippie dream turned nightmare - with its bizarre rules, hierarchies and social controls. It was a place where children were given drugs, where free sexuality was mandated, including between adults and children, and where to resist was actively discouraged. She describes the fear and confusion of growing up in a corrupt world where wrong was right, and the grief of losing her childhood. She takes us inside the police case and court battle against one of her abusers, and the historic action that ultimately saw Potter and others charged with drug and child sex abuse crimes, and Centrepoint shut down. Surviving Centrepoint was first published under the pseudonym Ella James. Now, for the first time, and using her real name, Rachel shares her journey from physical hurt and emotional pain to the reality of survival and the healing power of telling the truth.
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            ISBN 9780143776697
            Published NZ 22 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            No Life Too Small: Love and loss at the world's first animal hospice

            No Life Too Small: Love and loss at the world's first animal hospice (Hardback)

            By Fleming, Alexis

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            The story of a haven where animals can live out their last days in peace

            ISBN 9781529411645
            Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Enough Horizon: The Life And Work Of Blanche Baughan
             

            Enough Horizon: The Life And Work Of Blanche Baughan (Paperback)

            By Markwell, Carol

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            Long-awaited biography of one of NZ's first women poets and travel writers - also a prison reformer, humanitarian, botanist and conservationist. One of the first writers with an authentic NZ voice.

            ISBN 9781988595399
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher The Cuba Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm
             

            Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm (Hardback)

            By Reilly, Clare

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            Celebrating artist Clare Reilly's life and work, this beautiful collection explores her passions for coastal New Zealand and the country's wildlife. Beautiful writing and serene paintings combine to cover themes of habitat renewal, grief, finding new paths, and the joyful movemen...t of birds in flight, in a meditative depiction of a life's work.
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            ISBN 9781775594291
            Published NZ 6 Oct 2021
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Last Shot

            Last Shot (Hardback)

            By Zonfrillo, Jock; Foreword by Barnes, Jimmy

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            A coming-of-age memoir of addiction, ambition and redemption in the high-stakes world of Michelin star kitchens.

            ISBN 9781761101915
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Nine Lives: New Zealand Writers on Notable New Zealanders
              

            Nine Lives: New Zealand Writers on Notable New Zealanders (Paperback)

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            • Pub Date
              11 Nov 21

            A selected group of NZ writers have chosen a favourite New Zealander to write an essay on. These pieces are personal, illuminating and often moving. Around 5,000 words per essay, the writers had full choice on who to write about and what approach to take, so there is great variet...y in the styles.
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            ISBN 9781990003370
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Come Back to Mona Vale: Life and death in a Christchurch mansion
              

            Come Back to Mona Vale: Life and death in a Christchurch mansion (Paperback)

            By McKinnon, Alexander

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              28 Oct 21

            Come Back to Mona Vale is a beautifully written, compelling narrative/memoir that sets about unravelling the mysteries and anomalies behind the public history of a wealthy Christchurch business family in the first half of the 20th century.

            ISBN 9781990048067
            Published NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story
             

            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story (Paperback, Main)

            By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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            Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story....
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            ISBN 9780571314478
            Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Comfort Book: The instant No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

            The Comfort Book: The instant No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller (Hardback, Main)

            By Haig, Matt

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            A book of comfort reading and consolations from the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive

            ISBN 9781786898296
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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