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            The Dickens Boy

            The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keneally, Tom

            • RRP: $37.00
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            In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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            ISBN 9781760893194
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it
              

            Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it (Hardback)

            By Harlow, Patrick

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $58.50
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            For a short time in the 1980s NZ had its very own supercar, the Heron MJ1. This is the story of Ross Baker, an A-Grade mechanic from Rotorua, who designed and built the car and whose vision and persistence led to it going into production.

            ISBN 9781877427596
            Published NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Willson Scott Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $26.84
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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm - ESCAPISM AT ITS LOVELIEST

            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm - ESCAPISM AT ITS LOVELIEST (Hardback)

            By Hodin, Rosanne

            • RRP: $50.00
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            The Good Life meets My Family and Other Animals; timeless, funny and heartwarming memoir of life on a Cornish farm.

            ISBN 9781529303315
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

            • RRP: $32.99
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            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            How to Raise Chickens for Meat: The Backyard Guide to Caring For, Feeding, and Butchering Your Birds

            How to Raise Chickens for Meat: The Backyard Guide to Caring For, Feeding, and Butchering Your Birds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marine, Michelle

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $44.99
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            If self-sufficiency and raising your own food is important to you, this book will help you pull together a complete farm-to-table experience. Gone are the days when grandma headed to the chicken coop in search of dinner. In this day and age, when fewer and fewer people know where... their food comes from, How to Raise Chickens for Meat helps families
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            ISBN 9781510751040
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

            • RRP: $30.00
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            This DK children's book aged 9-15 is brimming with more than 20 exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom buzzer, power a propellor motorboat, build your own bristlebot, mak...e a matchbox microphone, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Super Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Super Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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            ISBN 9780241343517
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess

            Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess (Paperback)

            By Owen, Amanda

            • RRP: $22.99
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            The further adventures of the star of Our Yorkshire Farm and bestselling author Amanda Owen, as she takes us back to the Yorkshire Dales with her delightful family.

            ISBN 9781509852697
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series The Yorkshire Shepherdess
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            How to Grow Your Own Nuts: Choosing, Cultivating and Harvesting Nuts in Your Garden
             

            How to Grow Your Own Nuts: Choosing, Cultivating and Harvesting Nuts in Your Garden (Hardback)

            By Crawford, Martin; Photographs by Brown, Joanna

            • RRP: $80.99
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            The most comprehensive nut book, covering all aspects of growing, harvesting, processing and using nuts, based on forest gardening principles.

            ISBN 9780857843937
            Released NZ 6 Oct 2016
            Publisher Green Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey

            Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey (Hardback)

            By Morgan-Grenville, Roger

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Two men decide to become beekeepers, learning about nature and about themselves in the process

            ISBN 9781785786051
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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