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              Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety and Finally Calm Down

              Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety and Finally Calm Down (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Smith, Kathleen

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              Licensed therapist and respected mental health writer Dr. Kathleen Smith offers a smart, practical antidote to our anxiety-ridden times. Everything Isn't Terrible is an informative, and fun guide - featuring a healthy dose of humor - for people who want to become beacons of calmn...ess in our anxious world. Like Sarah Knight's No F*cks Given guides and You Are a Badass, Everything Isn't Terrible will inspire readers to confront their anxious selves, take charge of their anxiety, and increase their own capacity to choose how they respond to it. Comprised of short chapters containing anecdotal examples from Smith's personal experience as well as those of her clients, in addition to engaging, actionable exercises for readers, Everything Isn't Terrible will give anyone suffering from anxiety all the tools they need to finally ... calm ... down. Ultimately, living a calmer, less anxious life - one that, in other words, isn't terrible - is possible, and with this book Smith will show you how to do it.
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              ISBN 9781788164788
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
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              A Famished Heart: The Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick
               

              A Famished Heart: The Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By White, Nicola

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                3 Mar 20

              Her head was bowed, and the hands braced on the chair arms were not like hands at all, but the dry dark claws of a bird... The Macnamara sisters hadn't been seen for months before anyone noticed. It was Father Timoney who finally broke down the door. One woman was sitting in her ...armchair, surrounded by religious tracts, the other was crouched under her own bed. Both had starved themselves to death. Francesca Macnamara returns to Dublin after decades in the US, to find her family in ruins. Meanwhile, Detectives Vincent Swan and Gina Considine are convinced that there is more to the deaths than suicide. Because what little evidence there is, shows that someone was watching the sisters die...
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              ISBN 9781788164085
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
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              Series Vincent Swan novels
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              Travel Light, Move Fast

              Travel Light, Move Fast (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside - Export)

              By Fuller, Alexandra

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              Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost. You wouldn't want me taking all this wisdom with me to the grave. Then he lit his pipe, and stroked his dog's, Harry's, he...ad. Harry put his paw on his lap and they sat there the two of them, one man and his dog, keepers to the secret of life. Well? she asked. Nothing comes to mind quite honestly, Bobo, he said, with some surprise. Now that I think about it, maybe there isn't a secret to life. What do you think Harry? Harry gave Dad a look of utter agreement. He was a very superior dog. Well, there you have it, Dad said. After her father's sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she will need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins Travel Light, Move Fast, the unforgettable story of Tim Fuller, a self-exiled black sheep who moved to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian War before settling as a banana farmer in Zambia. A man who preferred chaos to predictability, to revel in promise rather than wallow in regret, and was more afraid of becoming bored than of getting lost, he taught his daughters to live as if everything needed to happen altogether, all at once-or not at all. Now in the wake of his death, Fuller internalises his lessons with clear eyes, and celebrates a man who swallowed life whole. A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father's death as she and her mother return to his farm with his ashes and contend with his overwhelming absence, and her childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. Writing of the rollicking grand misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, Fuller takes their insatiable appetite for life to heart. Here, in Fuller's Africa, is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from one of our finest writers.
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              ISBN 9781788163835
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
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              Uncommon Knowledge: Extraordinary Things That Few People Know

              Uncommon Knowledge: Extraordinary Things That Few People Know (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Standage, Tom

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              The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask: How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate fal...ling? The keen minds of the Economist love to look beyond everyday appearances to find out what really makes things tick. In this latest collection of The Economist Explains, they have gathered together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.
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              ISBN 9781788163323
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
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              Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook
               

              Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Hardback, Main)

              By Gray, Annie

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                3 Mar 20

              In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady burnt her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married, had a daughter, and gone back to work after her husban...d died, was so like that of many others, that there could be little there worth saving. This is the story of a woman who was, indeed, like many other people: not a royal, not rich, not famous, simply someone who worked hard and enjoyed her life. Beginning in 1882, she ranged through life in the country, life in the town, life in her own house, and in that of others. She travelled, married, had children and a highly successful career. For while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid, and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. Churchill's Cook is a culinary biography: a life lived through food ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, and one skilled cook, Annie Gray tells the story of the way Victorian tastes changed and 20th century food developed, taking a look into the kitchens of the time complete with evolving technology and attitudes towards domestic service. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'
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              ISBN 9781788160445
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
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              Interest Age 16+ years
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              More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy
               

              More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Coggan, Philip

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                31 Mar 20

              Economics may seem like a modern field, but its object of study is ancient. Resources have been exchanged and distributed since the dawn of history, and the economies that arose from those transactions were more complex than you might expect. In this panorama of the development o...f trade and industry, Economist columnist Philip Coggan tracks the development of the world economy starting with the first obsidian blades that made their way from Turkey to what is now the Iran-Iraq border 7,000 years before Christ, and ending with the Sino-American trade war that we are in right now. Taking the history in great strides, More illustrates broad changes by examining details such as the design of the standard medieval cottage, the development in the 12th century of great international trade fairs under the patronage of the Counts of Champagne and Brie, and the stranglehold that Paris's three belt-buckle-making guilds exercised over innovation in the field of holding trousers. Along the way it reveals that historical economies were far more sophisticated than we might imagine - tied together by webs of credit and financial instruments much like the modern economy. Between the chapters making up the grand historical sweep Coggan dives into different facets of the economic world - providing potted histories of migration, finance, energy, and agriculture. In total, he shows how technologies and social systems spread, cross-pollinated and created the possibility of new waves of development. And he shows how, at every step of our long journey, it was connections between people - allowing more trade, more specialisation, more ideas and more freedom - that created the conditions of prosperity.
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              ISBN 9781788163859
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
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              The Death of Comrade President
               

              The Death of Comrade President (Hardback, Main)

              By Mabanckou, Alain

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                28 Apr 20

              In Pointe-Noire, in the small neighbourhood of Voungou, on the family plot where young Michel lives with Maman Pauline and Papa Roger, life goes on. But Michel's everyday cares - lost grocery money, the whims of his parents' moods, their neighbours' squabbling, his endless daydre...aming - are soon swept away by the wind of history. In March 1977, just before the arrival of the short rainy season, Comrade President Marien Ngouabi is brutally murdered in Brazzaville, and not even naive Michel can remain untouched. If he is to protect his family, Michel must learn to lie. Starting as a tender, wry portrait of an ordinary Congolese family, Alain Mabanckou quickly expands the scope of his story into a powerful examination of colonialism, decolonization and dead ends of the African continent. Moving seamlessly between the small-scale worries of everyday life and the grand tragedy of postcolonial politics, he explores the nuances of the human soul through the naive perspective of a boy who, at a stroke, learns the realities of life - and how much must change for everything to stay the same.
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              ISBN 9781788162326
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
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              Get Out of My Life: The bestselling guide to the twenty-first-century teenager
               

              Get Out of My Life: The bestselling guide to the twenty-first-century teenager (Paperback, Main)

              By Franks, Suzanne; Wolf, Tony

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                31 Mar 20

              Teenagers are tough and anyone who has their own needs help. Witty, enjoyable and genuinely insightful, Get Out of My Life is now updated with how to deal with everything from social media to online threats and porn, as well as looking at all the difficult issues of bringing up t...eenagers, school, sex, drugs and more. But it's the title of the second chapter, 'What They Do and Why' that best captures the book's spirit and technique, explaining how to translate teenage behaviour into its true, often less complicated meaning. One key mistake, for instance, is getting in no-win conflicts instead of having the wisdom to shut up when shutting up would be the most effective, albeit least satisfying, thing to do. Another is taking offence when the teenager views you, the adult, as idiotic. And there's advice on what to do when this happens. The message is clear: parenting adolescents is inherently difficult. Don't judge yourself too harshly!
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              ISBN 9781788163828
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
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              Topics of Conversation
               

              Topics of Conversation (Hardback, Main)

              By Popkey, Miranda

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                3 Mar 20

              What is the shape of a life? Is it the things that happen to us? Or is it the stories we tell about the things that happen to us? Miranda Popkey's remarkable debut novel follows one woman as she makes her way through two decades of bad relationships, motherhood, crisis and consol...ation, each new episode narrated through the conversations she has with other women: in private with friends, late at night at parties with acquaintances, with strangers in hotel rooms, in moments of revelation, shame, intimacy, cynicism and desire. From the coast of the Adriatic to sun-soaked California, Topics of Conversation maps out one woman's life through the stories of the women around her and the men they've known. Full of the uncertainty of the present and the instability of the past, sizzling with enigmatic desire, it is a seductive exploration of life as a woman in the modern world, of the stories we tell ourselves and of the things we reveal only to strangers.
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              ISBN 9781788164047
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
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              Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir

              Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir (Hardback, Main)

              By Roberts, Callum

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              Reef Life is a marine science memoir - the story of how Britain's pre-eminent marine conservation scientist, fell in love with coral reefs. Callum Roberts begins as a young university student who had never been abroad, spending a summer helping to map the unknown reefs of Saudi A...rabia. From the moment he first cleared his goggles, he's never looked back, moving on to survey Sharm al-Sheikh, and from there diving and researching all over the world, including the Australia's imperilled Great Barrier Reef and the more resilient reefs of the Caribbean, in a thirty-year career. His stories are astonishing, lyrical and laced with a wonderful wry humour - and they allow us privileged access to, and understanding of, the science of our oceans and reefs. Reading this book will also commit readers to support of Callum's goal to get marine reserve status for ten percent of the world's ocean.
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              ISBN 9781788162159
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
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              Interest Age 16+ years
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