Just what does Auckland mean to us? This exciting and exuberant issue explores the question, and has been selected from the huge number of submissions received, as well as from the work of invited contributors. It is essay-rich, with Auckland-themed pieces from Martin Edmond, Michael Morrissey, Majella Cullinane, Iain Sharp... read more
"I have always thought I was extremely lucky to be able to spend my days consumed with my two favourite passions: photography and animals. In my eyes it's truly the best job in the world, but now I have added France to the equation." At once touching, ethereal and warm, Rachael McKenna's unique viewpoint has made her one of ... read more
Adapted from four lectures given by Ali Smith at Oxford University, Artful is a tidal wave of ideas in four thematically organised bursts of thought: 'On Time', 'On Form', 'On Edge' and 'On Offer and On Reflection'. Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form, Artful is narrated by a character who is haunted ... read more
Janet Malcolm, writes David Lehman in the Boston Globe, 'is among the most intellectually provocative of authors, able to turn epiphanies of perception into explosions of insight.' In Forty-One False Starts one of the world's great writers of literary non-fiction brings together for the first time essays published over severa... read more
He raises hackles or receives resounding cheers, he's loved or hated but never ignored. Christopher Hitchens is possibly the most provocative writer of our time, fearless and forthright with no subject off limits. This volume of essays spans a remarkable four decades of writing. From early articles in the New Statesman, where... read more
Based on the popular series of articles which appeared in the Telegraph, Edward Stourton muses on the meaning of life and all things canine as he walks his dog Kudu.
'If you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything'.
And they do. Edward Stourton's walks with Kud... read more
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Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected non-fiction, by the legendary David Foster Wallace
Floral prints, motifs and designs are always in fashion, and never more so than when used as the fabric for an English summer dress. From the naturalistic to the painterly, from the graphic to the abstract, every summer almost every woman in Britain in the last 100 years has worn or wanted to wear a floral frock. "Floral Froc... read more
Vaka Moana is a story of origins and identity; a voyage across thousands of miles and hundreds of generations, and a testament to the ingenuity and bravery of humankind. Published to accompany a major international travelling exhibition of the same name opening at Auckland Museum on 6 December 2006 in the new exhibition g... read more
Do you find it hard to run for the bus? Are you an occasional jogger who'd like to go further and faster? Do you need to train for a race? If you want to be able to run a mile or even a marathon, this is the book for you. This book provides expert guidance on women's issues such as PMS and pregnancy. It features detailed trai... read more
Ziauddin Sardar, one of the foremost Muslim intellectuals in Britain, learned the Koran at his mother's knee in Pakistan. As a young student in London he set out to grasp the meaning of his religion, and, hopefully, to find 'paradise', his quest leading him throughout the Muslim world, from Iran to China to Turkey. He finds h... read more
From the remote villages of Afghanistan and Iran, down the ancient trade routes travelled for centuries, to the bazaars of Tehran and the markets of the Western world, every Persian carpet has a story to tell. Coming from a region known for its instability, this art form is one of the few constants, transcending religious and... read more
To some it's anathema, to others it provides relief from crippling pain: to others still, it is a legal anomaly and should be decriminalized. Whatever the viewpoint, and by whatever name it is known, cannabis - or marijuana, hashish, dope, kif, weed, dagga, grass, ganga - incites debate at ever level and its impact on the wor... read more
No need to fear a mechanic or a toolbox!
This handy, humourous guide will show you how to get the best out of your vehicle - whether you're the proud owner of a car, bicycle or moped.Bound to find a permanent place in every woman's glove compartment or cycle panier, this practical guide will allow any wo... read more
An inspirational, motivational and practical guide to DIY specifically written for women. Sandra Broman was voted DIY Handymum of the Year by Better Homes & Gardens magazine. In this book she provides advice on how to get started, select materials, manage your budget and ensure your worksite is safe.
mself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible" So begins this book. It is followed by an attempt to demonstrate the accuracy of the remark through an examination of the lawsuit between Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, and Joe McGinness, the author of a book about the crime. This is... read more
Roget's Thesaurus ranks as one of the greatest English language reference works, used for generations by anyone looking for help in order to write a letter, prepare a speech, solve a crossword, or write any manner of prose or poem. Its sales exceed 32 million copies. This edition has been revised and updated to include all th... read more
For nearly 40 years, Max Robertson's The Game of Mah Jong has been accepted as the foremost authoritative guide to the rules and scoring of this fascinating game. Using specimen hands to illustrate techniques, it outlines the most correct and popular method of playing the game.