A personal account reviewing an eventful life and an amazing country. Following Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff wrote his hard-hitting book Maori- The Crisis and the Challenge in 1993. His controversial comments shook the cou... read more

A Conversation with My Country: Where We've Come From. Where We Can Go

The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights i... read more

The Great Successor - The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong un, Bright Sun of the Twenty-First Century

A book on how to break free from prison A powerful lesson in personal change As an 18-year-old, Dr Paul Wood was completely off the rails. He wasn't coping with the impending death of his mother, he was dependent on drugs, and was an unemployed high-school dropout c... read more

How to Escape from Prison

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 Biography Memoirs

Series:Biographic Ser.

Many people know that Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) was a prolific French fashion designer and founder of the House of Chanel, who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. What, perhaps, they don't know is that, she was taught to sew... read more

Coco: Great Lives in Graphic Form
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In 1914, the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton announced an ambitious plan to lead the first trek across Antarctica via the South Pole. The expedition would prove fraught with adventure--and peril. South is the remarkable t... read more

South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
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 Biography Memoirs

Sportsman Of The Year - A Suburban Philosophy is Jan Hellriegel's 4th studio album, with a unique twist: it is also a beautifully produced book with photos and 12 chapters based on the new songs. She describes Sportsman of the Year as a ‘musical in a book’. ... read more

Sportsman of the Year

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 Biography Memoirs

Reading Level:very good

In Dead People I Have Known, the legendary New Zealand musician Shayne Carter tells the story of a life in music, taking us deep behind the scenes and songs of his riotous teenage bands Bored Games and the Doublehappys and his best-known bands Straitjacket Fits and D... read more

Dead People I Have Known

The collapse of South Canterbury Finance (SCF) is one of the biggest New Zealand stories of the last decade. The sweep of events, from Timaru to the Beehive, include some of the most revealing ... read more

The Billion Dollar Bonfire: How Allan Hubbard and the Government Destroyed South Canterbury Finance

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 Biography Memoirs

Series:Biographic

Many people know that Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican artist, a feminist icon who lived in the famous Blue House and whose work includes The Two Fridas. What, perhaps, they don't know is that 55 of her 143 artworks are self-portraits; that her painting Roots holds the ... read more

Kahlo (Biographic)  - Great Lives in Graphic Form

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 Biography Memoirs

Series:Biographic

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of th... read more

Rembrandt: Great Lives in Graphic Form

But how will history view Roald Amundsen? he wonders to himself. Will I be remembered for my dedication, my discipline, my daring deeds? Or only for my deception?
Roald Amundsen - hero or villain?
Amundsen's South Polar conquest is an ex... read more

Amundsen's Way: The Race to the South Pole

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 Biography Memoirs

I have always loved the Cotswolds. I think I loved them even before I found them, in that half-formed ideal one has of where to put down roots. Somewhere peaceful, green, where the road meanders between drystone walls and from town to town, and a strip of blue bursts f... read more

A Cotswold Family Life