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            Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand women's poetry
             

            Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand women's poetry (Paperback)

            By Green, Paula

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Highly regarded poet and anthologist Paula Green is the author of this novel and much overdue survey of New Zealand's women poets. At 496 pages, illustrated throughout by Sarah Laing and featuring the work of 195 poets (all of whom have biographies and full bibliographies), this ...book is a landmark volume and an incredible achievement.
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            ISBN 9780995113596
            Published NZ 8 Aug 2019
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Collins Ultimate Scrabble Dictionary and Wordlist: All the Official Playable Words, Plus Tips and Strategy

            Collins Ultimate Scrabble Dictionary and Wordlist: All the Official Playable Words, Plus Tips and Strategy (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Dictionaries, Collins

            • RRP: $59.99
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            Every word counts! The most comprehensive Scrabble Dictionary ever, this is the perfect reference for all players. Now fully updated, it includes an exhaustive list of every valid word playable in Scrabble and an invaluable supplement with advice and guidance for better play.

            ISBN 9780007589098
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2017
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Raupo Concise Maori Dictionary
               

            The Raupo Concise Maori Dictionary (Paperback)

            By Reed, A. W.; Karetu, Timoti; Calman, Ross

            • RRP: $25.00
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            The Raupo Concise Maori Dictionary is an invaluable reference work, providing an essential list of words and their equivalents in Maori and English. First published in 1948, the dictionary has been revised and updated numerous times since, giving testimony to its ongoing reliabil...ity as a reference guide to everyday Maori words. It also includes a guide to the pronunciation of Maori and lists of useful vocabulary.
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            ISBN 9780143567929
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... and Life.

            First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... and Life. (Paperback)

            By Moran, Joe

            • RRP: $28.00
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            'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson 'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading)' John Simpson, for...merly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time, and it is as close as most of us will get to making something truly beautiful. Enter acclaimed author Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence is his unpedantic but authoritative explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. Using sources ranging from the Bible and Shakespeare to George Orwell and Maggie Nelson, and scientific studies of what can best fire the reader's mind, he shows how we can all write in a way that is clear, compelling and alive. Whether dealing with finding the ideal word, building a sentence or constructing a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence informs by light example: much richer than a style guide, it can be read not just for instruction but for pleasure and delight. And along the way it shows how good writing can help us notice the world, make ourselves known to others and live more meaningful lives. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence. 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction' Helen Davies, Sunday Times 'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' Peter Hennessy
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            ISBN 9780241978511
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels
             

            South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels (Paperback)

            By Hackinen, Meaghan Marie

            • RRP: $44.50
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            South Away is an adventure story of the authors bicycle trip with her sister from Terrace, BC along the West coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Meaghan Marie Hackinen experiences apprehension and determination as she camps in the dense forests of northern Vancouver ...Island and in frigid Mexican deserts; encounters strange men, suicidal highways and monster trucks; strong winds and violent storms; flat ties and broken spokes. Her couch-surfacing adventures provide an insight into the kindness of strangers en route. Accompanying the travel memoir is an inner journey, related through flashbacks and memories, as the author begins to better understand her relationship with her parents, grandmother, and sister. In attempting to balance risk with safety, she arrives at a minimalist philosophy of living, which requires physical stamina and mental ingenuity. The style is engaging and personable; the images of landscape and seascape are imaginative and memorable. South Away is a rare roadtrip storywith a female lead and a female companion, a Canadian Hobbit tale of adventure and miraculous events.
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            ISBN 9781988732633
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher NeWest Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Japanese Made Easy: A situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! (Revised and Updated)
             

            Japanese Made Easy: A situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! (Revised and Updated) (Paperback)

            By Monane, Tazuko Ajiro; Revised by Matsunari, Yumi

            • RRP: $21.99
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            A comprehensive, situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! Covers the most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan: Greetings and simple conversation Asking directions and questions Telling the time and handling ...money Shopping and order food & drinks Counting and asking prices Traveling and taking transportation Japanese Made Easy is an accessible and thorough self-study guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese vocabulary and phrases within a few hours. This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current usage. In this edition, all vocabulary and sentence patterns are shown in Japanese script as well as romanized Japanese and English. Revisions also include new dialogues, cultural notes, illustrations and updated vocabulary. Japanese Made Easy features: Practice exercises based on over 30 of the most important Japanese sentence patterns, with example sentences and answer keys Notes on the key points of Japanese grammar and vocabulary A detailed glossary of important Japanese words and an index of vocabulary and grammar The most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan, including asking directions, taking public transport and ordering food This book is based on classroom materials developed at the University of Hawaii, and has been designed to help beginners build practical language skills in only a few weeks of home study. It is an accessible guide to the basic patterns of the Japanese language, and to occasions when they will be most useful to travelers in Japan.
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            ISBN 9784805313718
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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            The Raupo Book Of Maori Proverbs
               

            The Raupo Book Of Maori Proverbs (Paperback)

            By Brougham, A. E.; Reed, A. W.; Karetu, Timoti

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            "Several hundred proverbs [...] categorised under a large number of diverse headings, with translations and explanations in English"--Back cover.

            ISBN 9780143567912
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Animal Farm SparkNotes Literature Guide

            Animal Farm SparkNotes Literature Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sparknotes; By Orwell, George

            • RRP: $14.99
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            When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this title offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols, a review quiz and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.

            ISBN 9781411469426
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2014
            Publisher Spark Notes
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Sparknotes Literature Guide
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            The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - The Perfect Gift!
             

            The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - The Perfect Gift! (Paperback)

            By Walton, James

            • RRP: $26.00
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            The perfect gift for Christmas Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you ...get if you add the number of Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov? With four hundred questions covering books from literary classics to modern bestsellers, through iconic children's books and books you say that you've read but really you haven't, The Penguin Book Quiz is as appropriate for a making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to tuck into after Christmas dinner: it's as enjoyable to read as it is to play. Featuring the work of everyone from Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, books from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, and with movie, music, television and literary references abound, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike. Answers: - Norwegian Wood - Bucket - The Girl on the Train - Eight (five sisters, three brothers)
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            ISBN 9780241986035
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story
             

            Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Le Guin, Ursula K.

            • RRP: $32.50
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            A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer's craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art

            ISBN 9780544611610
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2015
            Publisher Mariner Books
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