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            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar
             

            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar (Hardback)

            By Scott, Tom

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            Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and could arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. He won two Victoria Crosses (the only combat soldier ever to do so) and in the opinion of his superiors deserved many more.

            ISBN 9781988516608
            Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Bella: My Life in Food
             

            Bella: My Life in Food (Hardback)

            By Langbein, Annabel

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            For the first time, Annabel Langbein, New Zealand's most popular cookbook author, writes about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it, highlighting some of the recipes that have resonated most strongly with her over the years. From her childhood fascination with cooking t...o a teenage flirtation as a Maoist hippie, to possum trapping and living off the land as a hunter and forager, to travelling and starting her own croissant business in Brazil, Annabel's life has always been centred on food and nature. Out of this came an obsession with creating cookbooks, introducing a generation of cooks to her simple recipes for delicious, stylish meals. Annabel has lived a huge and varied life, and she writes vividly about her many adventures. From throughout this rich life in food she has chosen 60 key recipes, created with her signature style and flair that make cooking easy for everyone, sharing them in this beautifully photographed book.
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            ISBN 9781988547619
            Published NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life
             

            Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lancewood, Miriam

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            Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told how she and her husband, Peter, lived for six years in the wilderness of New Zealand, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads. A year later they left New Zealand to explore other wild places. They wal...ked 2000 km through the forests of Europe and along the coast of Turkey, mostly camping under trees and cooking by fire. They lived on the edge, embracing insecurity, and found the unexpected. Sometimes it was pure bliss, sometimes it was terrifying. But when Miriam and Peter moved on to the Australian desert, they met with disaster. Wild at Heart tells that story. It's about life and death, courage and the power of love.
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            ISBN 9781988547381
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir
             

            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Alison

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            A timely and perceptive memoir from award-winning author and academic Alison Jones. As questions of identity come to the fore once more in New Zealand, this frank and humane account of a life spent traversing Pakeha and Maori worlds offers important insights into our shared life ...on these islands.
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            ISBN 9781988587288
            Published NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference
             

            Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference (Hardback)

            By Tusitala Marsh, Selina

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            A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh.

            ISBN 9781869408985
            Published NZ 10 Oct 2019
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Covid Chronicles: Lessons from New Zealand
             

            The Covid Chronicles: Lessons from New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Little, Paul

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            The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable. Featuring Finance Minister Grant Robe...rtson, science communicator Siouxsie Wiles, Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult, funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene, Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser Juliet Gerrard, businesswoman Jenene Crossnan and Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly - from a kura kaupapa principal to real estate agents: The Covid Chronicles is a multi-stranded account of one of the most extraordinary times in Aotearoa's history, and the lessons we must heed for our future.
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            ISBN 9781775541691
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            This Farming Life
             

            This Farming Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Saunders, Tim

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            Tim Saunders is a farmer and a writer. He describes the seasons: Summer, with shearing, slaughter, crop harvest and conservation; Autumn and its floods, trading stock, drenching and dogging; Winter, the maize harvest and lambing; and Spring, with docking, pet sheep and weaning. H...e explores how a farm that has been in the same family for five generations functions, and describes the everyday lives of farmers and their enduring love of the land and the animals they work with. This is powerful and poignant writing that outlines a lifestyle often taken for granted, and it goes some way to explaining why farmers love what they do and are also conflicted by what they do.
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            ISBN 9781988547466
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Tree of Strangers
             

            Tree of Strangers (Hardback)

            By Sumner, Barbara

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            A compelling memoir of adoption, loss and discovery

            ISBN 9780995135406
            Published NZ 10 Sep 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Into the Unknown: The Secret WWI Diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford No. 25/469
             

            Into the Unknown: The Secret WWI Diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford No. 25/469 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Trafford, Ian

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            A personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist's grandson 100 years later. Follow Alick as he moves from his last night on the farm in early 1916, through enshipment and training, then off to the battle fields of... France and Belgium, occupied Germany and back home. His treasured diaries covered the tedium, the mud, the fear and sorrow, the discomfort, the periods of leave and the letters from those back home. See the war unfold through Alick's eyes and learn about his and his companions' attitudes to the army, to female company, to the enemy soldiers, to the hospitality provided by people under pressure, to the war itself. And after the drama and tragedy of war, comes the return home and the efforts required to make a living while remaining steadfastly silent about the traumas of those terrible years - an unseen fight that continued and affected generations to come.
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            ISBN 9780143775126
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Girl From Revolution Road
             

            The Girl From Revolution Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Golbakhsh, Ghazaleh

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            The Girl From Revolution Road is based on the author's experiences growing up in New Zealand as an immigrant from Iran. It is part memoir and part story told with humour and drama while exploring the idea of living in-between. The stories range from a childhood in war-torn Iran i...ncluding the trauma of a night spent in prison as a four-year-old to learning English in order to make friends in the suburbs of Auckland to dating in the days of Corona. It is about growing up as a young woman torn between her immigrant roots and her desire to be like everyone else. The humour is sometimes off-cut with the more sombre reminder of the racism that has always existed in this country from misguided quips ('Is Saddam Hussein your dad?') to more serious stories of harassment including an altercation at a fast food joint on the streets of Glenfield. There are reflections on the impact of world events such as 9/11 and more recent mosque attacks and how they show that more than ever, marginalised voices are needed in our cultural discourse. Gazaleh's is an important new voice, with her writing exploring ideas surrounding homeland, ethnicity and identity. Through her accessible and humorous story-telling the migrant experience is brought vividly into focus.
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            ISBN 9781988547398
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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