Tina Grenville always wanted to be an actress. Widowed at the age of 20, in mysterious and still unresolved circumstances, she was forced to find work as a housekeeper on a remote Hawkes Bay farm. Eventually able to move to Auckland with her young son, s... read more

Tina Grenville: A Life in Three Acts
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Awards:Winner Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction 2016.

This is the first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories of the formative years of this much-loved writer. Witi Ihimaera is a consummate storyteller - one critic calling him one of our 'finest and most memorable'. Some of his best stories, however, are about his own life. Th... read more

Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood
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Updated and expanded, this 90th birthday edition of Mandela: An Authorised Portrait features the most complete collection of pictures on Mandela's life ever assembled, and sixty specially commissioned interviews with world leaders, friends and associates ran... read more

Mandela: The Authorised Portrait
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On February 22, 2011, journalist Jane Bowron had been living back in her hometown of Christchurch for three years when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake – just five months after a 7.1 earthquake. The first quake... read more

Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake
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Brought to you by YouTube Vlogger Alfie Deyes, The Pointless Book is the ultimate addition to his YouTube channel - a weird and funny video-diary of fun, challenges and nothingness: bake a cake in a mug; take part in a people-watching challenge; create a time capsule; diarise a week of your life, and ... read more

The Pointless Book (#1)
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<p>In this unauthorised biography, acquired for an unprecedented advance and in spectacular secrecy, long-time manager and the man who was there from the very beginning, Barry Humphries takes a behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred look at an icon of our times Dame Edna Ev... read more

Handling Edna
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Wisdom of the Last Farmer
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Long before SKII, La Prairie, or the coveted Creme de la Mer, there was Helena Rubinstein. Your mother or grandmother probably used Helena Rubinstein creams or cosmetics once upon a time. But not that many people know about Helena's Australia... read more

Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
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Awards:Shortlisted for YoungMinds Book Award 2007.

This is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake and it begins when, aged eleven, she is orphaned and placed in the 'care' of sadistic foster parents. But there comes a point in her preteen years
maybe it's the night she first tries to run away and is expo... read more

A Piece of Cake
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Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the ve... read more

Cut: The True Story of an Abandoned, Abused Little Girl Who Was Desperate to be Part of a Family
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The BBC Radio 4 series, "A Point of View", has been on the air since 2007. This is the book of the radio series.
Over the years, it's had a variety of presenters - including the national treasure that is Clive James - talking for ten minutes about anything and everyth... read more

A Point of View
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A delightful memoir with recipes. Music, Food and Love conveys the vivid experiences of a boy with a passion for music and cooking who grew up in Beijing before and during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. For him, music and food are equally importa... read more

Music, Food and Love: a memoir with recipes
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