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              Snakes and Ladders
               

              Snakes and Ladders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Angela

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                11 Feb 20

              It was no surprise that Angela Williams went to jail. A traumatic, violent upbringing saw to that. But after serving a short sentence for theft as a teenager, she worked hard to break the cycle. Thirteen years later Angela was studying, teaching, providing a stable home for her s...on, and finally feeling like she'd got her life together. Then she got hit by a postie bike. Police realised that Angela still had ten months to go on the prison sentence she'd thought was in her distant past. However, Angela was a different prisoner the second time around: no longer a scared, damaged nineteen-year-old, she knew how to speak up for herself and her fellow prisoners against a system of power, privilege and cruelty that controls the lives of Australia's most vulnerable women and offers little hope for redemption. With unwavering courage, intelligence and humour, SNAKES AND LADDERS reveals an astonishing true story of falling through the cracks, and what it takes to climb back out again.
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              ISBN 9781925972306
              Published NZ 11 Feb 2020
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              Fashion is Freedom

              Fashion is Freedom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Raassi, Tala

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              Even as a little girl Tala Raassi adored fashion. But growing up in Iran, where a woman could be punished under Islamic law for exposing her hair in public, Tala was forced to keep her experiments in fashion under wraps at backroom cafes and private parties. After a raid by relig...ious police, 16-year-old Tala found herself in prison and sentenced to forty lashes of a whip - for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt. Tala's forty lashes of the whip for `indecent clothing' fanned the flames of rebellion and led to a new life in the US. When Tala wrote `Crime of the Mini Skirt' for Marie Claire magazine, her story went global. Newsweek called her `One of the Most Fearless in the World'. The likes of Rachel Ray, Elle and a host of leading magazines and newspapers gave Tala the platform to argue that fashion is a symbol of freedom. It marked the beginning of a bold new life. Fashion is Freedom takes us on an extraordinary journey that crosses the globe, from Tehran to Columbia, centre stage at the Miss Universe contest and a new life heading a fashion empire and supporting charities that focus on empowering women. Tala's story will inspire women everywhere to be fearless and follow their dreams.
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              ISBN 9781925344974
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2016
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              101 Things To Do When The Wifi Is Down
               

              101 Things To Do When The Wifi Is Down (Paperback)

              By Ashby-Orr, Ruby; Illustrated by Pittock, Kenny

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              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 19

              Dear God, the wi-fi is DOWN!!! Don't panic; we've got you covered. This handy, illustrated and fully analogue guide will keep you entertained until your signal returns. Find out how to build a fort out of cardboard boxes, communicate with other humans using only sounds, and inven...t a whole meal using what's in your fridge. It turns out the options are limitless, even when your data isn't. 101 THINGS TO DO WHEN THE WI-FI IS DOWN is the most fun you'll have this summer, no batteries required. Activities include: Learn some history: Ask an older person in your life to tell you about when they were young (be sure to allow plenty of time for this). Bulk up: See how many layers of clothes you can wear at once and then try to make it to the nearest shop and back. Confuse a child: Approach a small(er) child who resembles you and tell them that you are them from the future. Eat for free: Go to a farmer's market and eat as many free samples as you can. Buy nothing and refuse to feel any shame.
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              ISBN 9781925870640
              Published NZ 31 Dec 2019
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              The Suppository of All Wisdom

              The Suppository of All Wisdom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thompson, Andrew; Illustrated by Weldon, Andrew

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              Inspired by Tony Abbott's immortal verbal overreach, The Suppository of All Wisdom is a hilarious, fully illustrated guide to the words and expressions we most often mangle, muck up and just don't quite understand. You'll be amazed at how manysupposably well-educated speakers mak...e mistakes - from schoolteachers, to newsreaders, to Rhodes Scholar prime ministers.Too often the misinformed flaunt the rules, and that's a travesty. In one foul swoop, this book will make you sound smarter. It is the ultimate grammar guide, literally awesome, and begs the question: why not buy two?
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              ISBN 9781922213808
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2015
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              Brewed with Balls: The Most Outlandish Beers on the Planet

              Brewed with Balls: The Most Outlandish Beers on the Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bishop-Hall, Steph

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              Have you ever wondered how beer would taste if drunk from a small animal carcass? Ever wanted to add goats' brains, beard hair, bull's testicles, hemp or pizza to your brew? Well, it turns out someone already has and the results are surprisingly delightful. Brewed With Balls feat...ures 68 of the weirdest, wildest and most wonderful beers on the planet, created with ingredients and brewing techniques that push the boundaries in all directions. From squid's ink to collagen to whole cherry pies, there's nothing these brewers won't use to make a beer. So the question for all beer lovers is: where would you draw the line?
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              ISBN 9781925344622
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2016
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              The Last Will & Testament of Henry Hoffman

              The Last Will & Testament of Henry Hoffman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tesarsch, John

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              when their reclusive German father, Henry, shoots himself. After the funeral, Eleanor finds a will in which her father has left his entire estate to a woman she's never heard of. Hiding this information from her brother and sister, Eleanor is determined to solve this mystery, in ...turn uncovering shocking details about her father's past life.However, Henry is not the only Hoffman with secrets to hide. In the days and weeks that follow, as the siblings fall out over their inheritances, they learn things about each other that they could never have imagined to be true.Set largely in rural Victoria - but also encompassing contemporary San Francisco and wartime Vienna - John Tesarsch's second novel is a highly accomplished story of family dynamics, the inescapability of the past, grief and remorse, and how trauma resonates across generations.
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              ISBN 9781922213884
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2015
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              Zero and the One

              Zero and the One (Paperback)

              By Ruby, Ryan

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              A gripping and wildly original gothic twist on the classic tale of innocents abroad, the seductions of friendship and the power of dangerous ideas, shot through with the dark, psychological suspense of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley and the intrigue of John Banville...'s The Book of Evidence.A shy, bookish scholarship student from a working class family, Owen Whiting has high hopes of Oxford, only to find himself adrift and out of place among the university's aristocrats and posh radicals. But his life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Zachary Foedern, a visiting scholar from New York. Rich, brilliant and charismatic, Zach takes Owen under his wing, introducing him to a world of experiences Owen has only ever read about. From Oxford to the seedy underbelly of Berlin, they practise what Zach preaches, daring each other to transgress the boundaries of convention and morality, until Zach proposes the greatest transgression of all: a suicide pact. But when Zach's plans go horribly awry, Owen is left to pick up the pieces in New York. Now he must navigate the treacherous boundaries between illusion and reality to preserve a hold on his once bright future. No one - least of all Owen - will foresee where that leads him ...
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              ISBN 9781925584042
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2016
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              The One Cent Magenta

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              By Barron, James

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              When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper known as the one-cent magenta sold at Sotheby's for nearly $US9.5 million, the highest amount ever paid for a postage stamp at auction. Through the stories of the eccentric characters who ha...ve bought, owned and sold this stamp, The One-Cent Magenta weaves a fascinating tale of obsession to own a treasure that no one else can have.One-cent magentas were provisional stamps, printed in British Guiana when a shipment of official stamps from London failed to arrive. They were intended for periodicals, and most were thrown out. But one stamp survived. It has had only nine owners since a 12-year-old Scottish boy discovered it in 1873 (and sold it for what would be $17 today). Later owners included a fabulously wealthy Frenchman who hid the stamp from view - even King George V of England couldn't get a peek - a businessman who travelled with the stamp in a briefcase he handcuffed to his wrist; and John E. du Pont, heir to the chemical fortune, who died while serving a thirty-year sentence for the murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.The One-Cent Magenta is a hugely entertaining and swashbuckingly yarn that explores the life of a magnificent obsession through the stories of the people who loved and lost it.
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              ISBN 9781925584059
              Published NZ 1 May 2016
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              Wish You Were Here: She Went Looking for Herself and Found Love Instead

              Wish You Were Here: She Went Looking for Herself and Found Love Instead (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jobbins, Sheridan

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              Raw, sharply funny and heartfelt, Wish You Were Here is a girl's own adventure with bite, a hilarious rollercoaster ride that will make you itch to escape the everyday and hit the road with this irresponsible and irresistible adventurer.

              ISBN 9781925475609
              Published NZ 29 Aug 2017
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              Something For Nothing

              Something For Nothing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Muir, Andy

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              It's not every day a bloke stumbles on a dismembered torso on Nobby's Beach.Lachie Munro is starting to feel like he's is a magnet for trouble. The day before he fished a giant haul of heroin out of his favourite abalone poaching spot near Newcastle.There's a better than even cha...nce that the two are connected and he should leave well enough alone. But the opportunity to clear his gambling debt and get ahead of the game is too good to pass up.But how do you sell several kilos of heroin? It's not like drug dealers are listed in the Yellow Pages. And what happens when the owners come looking for their missing package? Is the torso a warning to anyone thinking of crossing them?Now a person of interest to the police, Lachie needs to stay one step ahead of them, a local bikie he's managed to insult, play off a big time dealer from Sydney, placate the neighbour's labrador, Horace, and win the heart of the gorgeous new Fisheries Officer he's fallen for. Or will he discover that getting into the gun sights of the crooked, the dodgy and the downright shady characters of Newcastle and beyond is more than a man can handle.But, if Lachie can pull it all off, he might just get Something for Nothing.
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              ISBN 9781925344936
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2017
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