|Awards:||Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Winner - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.|
At the heart of Catherine Chidgey's extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation's dream. It's 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mech... read more
As reveiwed in our February newsletter-
Catherine Chidgey says that she finds writing difficult, but after reading this book you will be glad she persevered. I have a deep respect for Chidgey's talent. I was moved, saddened, and of... read more
A new look at the New Zealand Forest Service, the development of our pulp and paper industry, and the state of our forests.
You can find waterfalls almost everywhere in New Zealand, ranging from the smallest mountain freshet to stunning multiple cascades 500 metres or more in height. They are the perfect destination for those wanti... read more
In print for nearly 10 years, Tramping in New Zealand has become a best-selling tramping guide to 40 of the most popular tramps in New Zealand. In order to keep the title current and accurate, Tramping in New Ze... read more
Collective biographies have been written for Britain’s and Australia’s Prime Ministers, and for America’s Presidents. Until now New Zealand has had no comparable overview.
Based ... read more
The 'mighty totara' is one of our most extraordinary trees. Among the biggest and oldest trees in the New Zealand forest, the heart of Maori carving and culture, trailing no. 8 wire as fence posts on settler farms, cla... read more
By any measure, New Zealand must confront some monumental issues in the years ahead. From the future of work to climate change, geopolitical upheaval to housing affordability, wealth inequality to new populism - these challenges a... read more
NZ Non Fiction
A BOOK FOR THINKERS AND PARTICIPANTS IN NEW ZEALAND AND GLOBAL SOCIETYWhat is a New Zealander? How do we understand what makes New Zealand complex and unique? And what creates a sense of belonging ... read more
|Author:||Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown & Geoff Spearpoint|
New Zealand has a huge range of backcountry huts, most of which are available for public use. Some can sleep 80 people, while others are tiny two-bunk affairs with not even room to stand up in. ... read more
Have you ever wondered why New Zealand's plants and animals are so different from those in other countries? Why kakapo is the only parrot in the world that cannot fly, or why the kiwi lives here and nowhere else? New Zea... read more
As reviewed by Mike in our March newsletter...
This book was first published in 2006 but as the author explains; things have changed. Gondwana was a supercontinent thought to have existed in Palaeozoic times (600 mi... read more
A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation.
It is London 1893, and Frances Woodward is an an adventurous young photographer taking tasteful, yet by Victorian standards, erotic images of her fr... read more
|Author:||James Cook (Registrar, Llandough Hospital, Cardiff, UK)|
The first-ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook's epic eighteenth-century voyages, complete with excerpts from his vivid journals. This is history's greatest adventur... read more