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            Motherwell: A Girlhood

            Motherwell: A Girlhood (Hardback)

            By Orr, Deborah

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            A stunning literary memoir about the author's relationship with her complicated mother and childhood for fans of WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL?

            ISBN 9781474611459
            Released NZ 23 Jan 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

            Becoming Beauvoir: A Life (Hardback)

            By Kirkpatrick, Kate

            • RRP: $44.00
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            `One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman', wrote Simone de Beauvoir. This is a woman who was also to become a philosopher, a novelist, an existentialist, and a feminist icon. Her novels won prestigious literary prizes and The Second Sex transformed the way we think about sex... and gender. She was also the long-term lover of Jean-Paul Sartre, but it was to film-maker Claude Lanzmann that she wrote `You are my destiny, my eternity, my life ...' in letters which only came to light in 2018. Kate Kirkpatrick draws on previously unavailable diaries and letters, including those written to Lanzmann. The new personal details about her life revealed for the first time by the book can only deepen the mystery and our fascination with her. Why did this `feminist icon' edit her image so much? Why did she lie about her relationship with Sartre so often, or claim not to be a philosopher? Perhaps with so much that's new here we'll get a little closer to understanding who Beauvoir really was.
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            ISBN 9781350047174
            Released NZ 22 Aug 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir
             

            How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Jones, Saeed

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            Written from the crossroads of sex, race, and power in America, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir and a haunting reflection of the nation as a whole --

            ISBN 9781501132735
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
             

            The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Damrosch, Leo

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            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 20

            Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of the Club, a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern

            ISBN 9780300251784
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Karl Wolfskehl: A Poet in Exile
             

            Karl Wolfskehl: A Poet in Exile (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Voit, Friedrich

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            This first biography in English of German-Jewish poet Karl Wolfskehl has been written with a particular focus on his life in New Zealand as an exile from Nazi Germany.

            ISBN 9780473476694
            Published NZ 15 Sep 2019
            Publisher Cold Hub Press
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            Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Me - a Memoir

            Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Me - a Memoir (Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Bair, Deirdre

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            Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants.

            ISBN 9781786492661
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            Three Brothers: Memories of My Family
             

            Three Brothers: Memories of My Family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lianke, Yan

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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            The origin story of a childhood spent in poverty during the Cultural Revolution, from Yan Lianke, named 'China's most controversial novelist' by the New Yorker.

            ISBN 9781922268525
            Published NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars
             

            Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars (Hardback, Main)

            By Wade, Francesca

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Roving across a time of historical upheaval, Wade takes us beyond the famed bohemian parties and political salons into the emotional texture and gender politics of daily life itself - and an era that gave birth to a new modes of working, loving, and being.

            ISBN 9780571330652
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            The Berlin Shadow
             

            The Berlin Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Lichtenstein, Jonathan

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            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son.

            ISBN 9781471167287
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Boy and Going Solo
             

            Boy and Going Solo (Paperback)

            By Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Blake, Quentin

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            A story of author very own boyhood, including tales of sweet-shops and chocolate, mean old ladies and a Great Mouse Plot - the inspiration for some of his most marvellous storybooks in the years to come.

            ISBN 9780141365541
            Released NZ 16 May 2016
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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