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            The Year of Magical Thinking

            The Year of Magical Thinking (Paperback, New title)

            By Didion, Joan

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            Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill. Days later, the night before New Year's Eve, John suffered a massive and fatal coronary. This is a portrait of marriage, and life, in good times and bad.

            ISBN 9780007216857
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Silken Rose: Beware the She-Wolf from Provence ...
             

            The Silken Rose: Beware the She-Wolf from Provence ... (Paperback, Digital original)

            By McGrath, Carol

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Jul 20

            It's 1236, and thirteen year old Ailenor of Provence - proud, cultured, intelligent - marries Henry III, only to be seen by her subjects as a 'she-wolf'.

            ISBN 9781786157270
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Rose Trilogy
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            Island Home

            Island Home (Paperback)

            By Winton, Tim

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            The natural world, in Tim Winton's novels, is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is true of his life. From boyhood, his relationship with sea, scrub and swamp has been as vital as blood relations. The country has seeped into him, with its rhy...thms, its dangers, its strange sustenance. This is the story of how that relationship came to be, and also a passionate exhortation for all of us to feel the ground beneath our feet. Much more so than any political idea, the physical entity of Australia defines us, in ways we too often forget. Wise, rhapsodic, exalted, Island Home is a beautiful, evocative, sometimes provocative, investigation of how the land makes us who we are.
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            ISBN 9780143574095
            Published NZ 15 May 2017
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution
             

            The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution (Hardback)

            By Heyman, Stephen

            • RRP: $48.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            How a literary idol of the Lost Generation launched America's organic and sustainable food movement.

            ISBN 9781324001898
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Country of Larks: A Chiltern Journey: In the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson and the footprint of HS2
             

            The Country of Larks: A Chiltern Journey: In the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson and the footprint of HS2 (Hardback)

            By Simmons, Gail

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            The Country of Larks - travel literature and nature writing describing a walk across the Chiltern Hills from High Wycombe to Tring in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson and along part of the route of the controversial HS2 railway. Includes Little and Great Missenden, the Rid...geway, Wendover, Chilterns Way and the Thames Path, fauna and flora.
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            ISBN 9781784770808
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Bradt Travel Guides (Travel Literature)
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            The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
              

            The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things (Hardback)

            By Byrne, Paula

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            Since her death , people have got Jane Austen wrong. The real Jane - revealed for the first time in this landmark biography - was a less cosy, more spiky, more modern figure than she is usually imagined to be. Far from retelling a familiar story, Byrne,s book uses new research an...d new techniques to give us Jane Austen for the 21st century.
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            ISBN 9780007358328
            Released NZ 18 Jan 2013
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Looking Back: A Book of Memories
              

            Looking Back: A Book of Memories (Hardback)

            By Lowry, Lois

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            In this updated and refreshed photographic memoir, two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry offers an intimate look at pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and often evolved into her rich and wonderful novels beloved the world over.

            ISBN 9780544807969
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2016
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.
             

            Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. (Paperback)

            By Anolik, Lili

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            The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decad...e rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few. Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered-as a writer-by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she's since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she's on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential-as the essential-LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so simply enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment. What Hollywood's Eve has going for it on every page is its subject's utter refusal to be dull... It sends you racing to read the work of Eve Babitz. The New York Times Read Lili Anolik's book in the same spirit you'd read a new Eve Babitz, if there was one: for the gossip and for the writing. Both are extraordinary. Jonathan Lethem There's no better way to look at Hollywood in that magic decade, the 1970s, than through Eve Babitz's eyes. Eve knew everyone, slept with everyone, used, amused, and abused everyone. And then there's Eve herself: a cult figure turned into a legend in Anolik's electrifying book. This is a portrait as mysterious, maddening-and seductive-as its subject. -Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Holl
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            ISBN 9781471190247
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Life in the Day

            A Life in the Day (Paperback)

            By Davies, Hunter

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            The sequel to the hugely enjoyable and poignant childhood memoir by Hunter Davies - The Co-op's Got Bananas!

            ISBN 9781471161315
            Released NZ 1 May 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Forgotten Women: The Writers
             

            Forgotten Women: The Writers (Hardback)

            By Tsjeng, Zing

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Putting 48 pioneering and innovative female writers firmly back on the modern map.

            ISBN 9781788400183
            Released NZ 25 Sep 2018
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Forgotten Women
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