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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
              

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 22

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2023
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            High: My Prison Journey as One of the Infamous Peru Two - NOW A MAJOR BBC THREE DOCUMENTARY

            High: My Prison Journey as One of the Infamous Peru Two - NOW A MAJOR BBC THREE DOCUMENTARY (Paperback)

            By McCollum, Michaella

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $18.74
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            This is the gritty prison memoir of Michaella McCollum, one half of the infamous 'Peru Two', sentenced to 7 years in a Peruvian jail for attempting to smuggle 11kg of cocaine.

            ISBN 9781789462081
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            6 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            A Rebel in Auschwitz
              

            A Rebel in Auschwitz (Paperback)

            By Fairweather, Jack

            • RRP: $29.50
            • $22.09
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            • In Stock UK

            An extraordinary, eye-opening account of the Holocaust. A new edition of Jack Fairweather's Costa Book of the Year for children aged 12 and up.

            ISBN 9780702312311
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            Six Years a Hostage: Captured by Islamist Militants in the Desert
             

            Six Years a Hostage: Captured by Islamist Militants in the Desert (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McGown, Stephen

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            • Pub Date
              26 Oct 21

            The incredible story of Stephen McGown's capture by Islamist militants in Timbuktu, in Mali, and how he was held hostage in the north-west African desert for nearly six years before finally being released.

            ISBN 9781472146656
            Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            96 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Escape From the Ghetto: The Breathtaking Story of the Jewish Boy Who Ran Away from the Nazis
             

            Escape From the Ghetto: The Breathtaking Story of the Jewish Boy Who Ran Away from the Nazis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carr, John

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            A Jewish boy kills a Nazi by the Polish ghetto. He must escape the Third Reich, at all costs.

            ISBN 9781529381580
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            On the Road to Paparua, On: The Life and Times of Paparua Prison: 2020: NO
               

            On the Road to Paparua, On: The Life and Times of Paparua Prison: 2020: NO (Paperback)

            Original author Parsons, Richard William

            • RRP: $45.00
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            A history of Paparua Prison (now Christchurch Men's Prison) covering the years 1914 through to 2018. Lots of fascinating old photographs, letters, telegrams and front page newspaper articles.

            ISBN 9780473507565
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Availability
            Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
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            Shackleton

            Shackleton (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fiennes, Ranulph

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $28.50
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            Pre-order the enthralling new biography of Ernest Shackleton by the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. To write about Hell, it helps if you have been there. In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to traverse the Antarctic was cut short when his ship, Enduran...ce, became trapped in ice. The disaster left Shackleton and his men alone at the frozen South Pole, fighting for their lives. Their survival and escape is the most famous adventure in history. Shackleton is an engaging new account of the adventurer, his life and his incredible leadership under the most extreme of circumstances. Written by polar adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who followed in Shackleton's footsteps, he brings his own unique insights to bear on these infamous expeditions. Shackleton is both re-appraisal and a valediction, separating the man from the myth he has become. Praise for Sir Ranulph Fiennes: 'The World's Greatest Living Explorer' - Guinness Book of Records 'Full of awe-inspiring details of hardship, resolve and weather that defies belief, told by someone of unique authority. No one is more tailor-made to tell [this] story than Sir Ranulph Fiennes' - Newsday 'Fiennes' own experiences certainly allow him to write vividly and with empathy of the hell that the men went through' - The Sunday Times
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            ISBN 9780241356722
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Inspiring Kiwi Women: A Collaboration of Kiwi Women's Incredible Journeys
              

            Inspiring Kiwi Women: A Collaboration of Kiwi Women's Incredible Journeys (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wendy Gillespie, Dr

            • RRP: $39.99
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            This book is a compilation of inspirational "no holds barred" conversations that cover a range of topics from mental health, bullying, violence, drugs, career, spiritual growth, relationships, entrepreneurship, you name it we have it covered somewhere. One 80 year old has had ca...ncer four times and is a ball of positive energy, another started an apprenticeship at 68 years, another left for dead after a violent beating has trained herself to re-walk and now helps men and women perpetrators of violence to learn new communication strategies, another was raised in the gang environment and now motivates women, men, and whanau to want better lives. The book has one purpose, to inspire! For as the saying goes, if you want to fly like an eagle stop sitting around the duckpond - that's just quackers! Positivity, pragmatism, resilience and innovation is the difference between those who sit on the duckpond, and those who take flight towards a new future. Interviewees are volunteers, profits from the completed book sales will go towards the establishment of a retreat for Men and Women healing from abuse.
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            ISBN 9780473570859
            Published NZ 14 May 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Blind Man's Bluff: A Memoir
             

            Blind Man's Bluff: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Hill, James Tate

            • RRP: $55.50
            • $43.32
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            A writer's humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight--and how he hid it from the world.

            ISBN 9780393867176
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist
             

            The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Amore, Anthony M.

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $27.30
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 21

            The extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist.

            ISBN 9781643138503
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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