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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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            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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            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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            The Still-Burning Bush Updated Edition

            The Still-Burning Bush Updated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pyne, Stephen

            • RRP: $30.00
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            Long a fire continent, Australia now finds itself at the leading edge of a fire epoch. Australia is one of the world's fire powers. It not only has regular bushfires, but in no other country has fire made such an impact on the national culture. Over the past two decades, bushfire...s have reasserted themselves as an environmental, social, and political presence. And now they dominate the national conversation. The Still-Burning Bush traces the ecological and social significance of the use of fire to shape the environment through Australian history, beginning with Aboriginal usage, and the subsequent passing of the firestick to rural colonists and then to foresters, to ecologists, and back to Indigenes. Each transfer kindled public debate not only over suitable fire practices but also about how Australians should live on the land. The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and the 2019-2020 season have heightened the sense of urgency behind this discussion. In its original 2006 edition, The Still-Burning Bush concluded with the aftershocks of the 2003 bushfires. A new preface and epilogue updates the narrative, including the global changes that are affecting Australia. Especially pertinent is the concept of a Pyrocene - the idea that humanity's cumulative fire practices are fashioning the fire equivalent of an ice age. 'No-one has quite synthesised the questions of fire, science, history and society in Australia as Stephen Pyne has done ... Stephen Pyne, at his best, is - if not a poet - a beautiful writer. His prose has clarity and passion, filled with knowledge and understanding of a subject that has consumed much of his attention since the first of his 15 summers as a seasonal firefighter.' -John Schauble, History Australia ' An eloquent and provocative book'. -Simon Caterson, The Age 'An elegant and passionate contribution to a conversation that's often caught in spin, agendas, fear.' -Ashley Hay, The Bulletin
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            ISBN 9781922310309
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Dirt to Soil: One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture
             

            Dirt to Soil: One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Gabe; White, Courtney

            • RRP: $42.50
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            At the turn of the 1990s, Gabe Brown and his wife, Shelly, bought a farm near Bismarck, North Dakota and began growing grains and raising cattle using heavy tillage, herbicides, insecticides, and artificial fertilizer. Brown demonstrates in Dirt to Soil his tried-and-true solutio...ns to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge, which lies right beneath our feet.
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            ISBN 9781603587631
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2018
            Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing Co
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            The New Farm: Contemporary Rural Architecture
             

            The New Farm: Contemporary Rural Architecture (Hardback)

            By Gregory, Daniel P.; Foreword by Abby, Rockefeller

            • RRP: $95.50
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            The New Farm delves into fourteen farms across America, Europe and Australia to portray the reinvention of traditions for today's contemporary design and organic farming --

            ISBN 9781616898144
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Practical Self-sufficiency: The complete guide to sustainable living today

            Practical Self-sufficiency: The complete guide to sustainable living today (Hardback)

            By Strawbridge, Dick; Strawbridge, James

            • RRP: $70.00
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            Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge, of Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, and his son James. Wherever you live - be it a small terraced house like James or a rural smallholding - this new edition of Practical Self-sufficiency contains invaluable... advice on making the most of your own resources and making eco-friendly choices. You may simply want to embrace zero-waste, grow your own veg, or make small changes that can help the planet, or perhaps you are ready to explore off-grid living and a fully self-sufficient life. A comprehensive guide to modern sustainability, the book covers everything from how to conserve energy in the home, keep bees, and grow crops in an urban garden to recipes for smoking your own meat and fish, creating your own oat milk, and preparing your own greener cleaning products. Fully illustrated and easy to follow, with plenty of advice and anecdotes, Dick and James's book demonstrates that self-sufficiency doesn't have to mean huge upheaval. By making a few small changes and learning the importance of sustainable living, we all have the ability to help the planet.
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            ISBN 9780241400845
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Earth User's Guide to Teaching Permaculture
             

            Earth User's Guide to Teaching Permaculture (Paperback)

            By Morrow, Rosemary

            • RRP: $64.50
            • $64.50
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            Suitable for creating systems that meet our human needs but also support the ecosystem as a whole, this title offers evidence for permaculture's effectiveness and describes each unit of the PDC's curriculum. It contains a wealth of technical information for teaching permaculture ...design.
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            ISBN 9781856231459
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2014
            Publisher Hyden House Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy
              

            Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy (Hardback)

            By McDowall, R. M.

            • RRP: $130.00
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            This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori.

            ISBN 9781877257865
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2011
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

            Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shein, Christopher; Thompson, Julie

            • RRP: $75.00
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            Take organic gardening to the next level by learning the secrets of permaculture.

            ISBN 9781604692709
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2013
            Publisher Timber Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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