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              The Blood is Still: A Rebecca Connolly Thriller
               

              The Blood is Still: A Rebecca Connolly Thriller (Paperback)

              By Skelton, Douglas

              • RRP: $24.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Apr 20

              When the body of a man in eighteenth-century Highland dress is discovered on the site of the Battle of Culloden, journalist Rebecca Connolly takes up the story for the Chronicle. Meanwhile, a film being made about the '45 Rebellion has enraged the ultra-Nationalist right-wing gro...up Spirit of the Gael. They see themselves as modern-day Jacobites and have been linked to death threats and fake anthrax deliveries to Downing Street and Hollywood - and they are intent on disrupting filming. When a second body - this time in the Redcoat uniform of the government army - is found at Fort George, Rebecca finds herself drawn ever deeper into the mystery. Are the murders connected to the nationalist group, a local gang war or something else entirely?
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              ISBN 9781846975301
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
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              A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck
               

              A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck (Paperback)

              By Pullar, Polly

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              Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character, his passion and love for the isl...and and its continuing success, has always been of the utmost importance. He has kept diaries all his life and delves deep into them, unveiling a uniquely human story, punctuated with liberal amounts of humour, as well as heart-rending tragedy, always dominated by the vagaries of the sea. Here are tales of coal puffers and livestock transportation on steamers and small boats, extraordinary chance meetings and adventures that eventually led him to finding his wife Jenny, on the island of Soay. It's a book about the small hard-grafting community of 30 souls on this fertile island of just 1500 acres.
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              ISBN 9781912476527
              Released NZ 10 Oct 2019
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              The Only Gaijin in the Village
               

              The Only Gaijin in the Village (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maloney, Iain

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              • Pub Date
                1 Mar 20

              In 2016 Scottish writer Iain Maloney and his Japanese wife Minori moved to a village in rural Japan. This is the story of his attempt to fit in, be accepted and fulfil his duties as a member of the community, despite being the only foreigner in the village. Even after more than a... decade living in Japan and learning the language, life in the countryside was a culture shock. Due to increasing numbers of young people moving to the cities in search of work, there are fewer rural residents under the retirement age - and they have two things in abundance: time and curiosity. Iain's attempts at amateur farming, basic gardening and DIY are conducted under the watchful eye of his neighbours and wife. But curtain twitching is the least of his problems. The threat of potential missile strikes and earthquakes is nothing compared to the venomous snakes, terrifying centipedes and bees the size of small birds that stalk Iain's garden. Told with self-deprecating humour, this memoir gives a fascinating insight into a side of Japan rarely seen and affirms the positive benefits of immigration for the individual and the community. It's not always easy being the only gaijin in the village.
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              ISBN 9781846975141
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
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              Thunder Bay
               

              Thunder Bay (Paperback)

              By Skelton, Douglas

              • RRP: $30.50
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              • Internationally sourced

              When reporter Rebecca Connolly is told of Roddie Drummond's return to the island of Stoirm she senses a story. Fifteen years before he was charged with the murder of his lover, Mhairi. When he was found Not Proven, Roddie left the island and no one, apart from his sister, knew wh...ere he was or what he was doing. Now he has returned for his mother's funeral - and it will spark an explosion of hatred, bitterness and violence. Defying her editor's wishes, Rebecca joins forces with local photographer Chazz Wymark to dig into the secrets surrounding Mhairi's death, and her mysterious last words of Thunder Bay, the secluded spot on the west coast of the island where, according to local lore, the souls of the dead set off into the after life. When another murder takes place, and the severe weather that gives the island its name hits, she is ideally placed to uncover the truth about what happened that night fifteen years before.
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              ISBN 9781846974731
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
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              Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in their Own Words
               

              Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in their Own Words (Hardback)

              By Rich, Gavin

              • RRP: $47.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Apr 20

              The leaping Springbok on the green jersey of South Africa is one of the most iconic emblems in world rugby. At the same time, no symbol in world sport has ever done so much to divide - and then unite - a nation. Respected by opponents and supported passionately by South Africans,... the Springboks have been a powerhouse rugby nation for over a century, yet the emblem that now sits alongside the Protea on the chests of the players was once a symbol of violent oppression in apartheid South Africa, the epitome of the white man's dominance over people of colour in the Republic. Told in the words of Springboks past and present, My Blood is Green explores what it means to play for South Africa - from schoolboy dreams to the sacrifices required to make it to the very top - as well as the myriad difficulties the players have faced over the years, from the horrors of apartheid through to the emerging rainbow nation in the 1990s and the multi-cultural team of today.
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              ISBN 9781909715820
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
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              Scotland: Her Story: The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It
               

              Scotland: Her Story: The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It (Paperback)

              Edited by Goring, Rosemary

              • RRP: $66.99
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              • Internationally sourced

              A landmark publication: the first-ever history of Scotland told from the perspective of women - the half of history that we forgot.

              ISBN 9781780275314
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2019
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              Pabay: An Island Odyssey
               

              Pabay: An Island Odyssey (Hardback)

              By Whatley, Christopher

              • RRP: $66.99
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              Pabay lies in Skye's Inner Sound, off the crofting village of Breakish and the small adjoining town of Broadford. One of five Hebridean islands of that name, it derives from the Norwegian papa-ey signifying 'island of priests'.

              ISBN 9781780275796
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
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              Precious and the Zebra Necklace: A New Case for Precious Ramotswe

              Precious and the Zebra Necklace: A New Case for Precious Ramotswe (Hardback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Precious Ramotswe's early years as a precocious detective continue in the fourth book in this delightful series.

              ISBN 9781846973048
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781780273273
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2015
              Publisher Birlinn General
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Precious Ramotswe
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              A Hebridean Alphabet
               

              A Hebridean Alphabet (Hardback)

              By Gliori, Debi

              • RRP: $27.99
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              A beautifully illustrated alphabet book for children aged 5-7 from award-winning children's author and illustrator Debi Gliori

              ISBN 9781780273587
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2016
              Publisher Birlinn General
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              The Sands of Shark Island: A School Ship Tobermory Adventure

              The Sands of Shark Island: A School Ship Tobermory Adventure (Hardback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander; Illustrated by McIntosh, Iain

              • RRP: $19.99
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              The 2nd installment of the School Ship Tobermory Adventures

              ISBN 9781780273945
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2016
              Publisher Birlinn General
              Interest Age Children
              Series The School Ship Tobermory Series
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