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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Awards:New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012 Finalist: Non-Fiction

The brutal, premeditated murder of Honorah Parker in 1954 in a lonely park by her 16-year-old daughter Pauline and Pauline's 15-year-old friend Juliet Hulme made shock headlines around the world. International media floc... read more

So Brilliantly Clever: Parker, Hulme and the Murder That Shocked the World
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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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The All Whites soccer team did what no other New Zealand sporting team managed in 2009: they stopped a nation dead and created one of the greatest moments of sporting theatre this country has ever witnessed. Never mind that they were playing tiny Bahrain; n... read more

Ryan Nelsen's Road to the World Cup
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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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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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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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<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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Butterflies, ice-cream, writing at night, playing word games...in this witty, intimate and delicious book Anne Fadiman ruminates on her passions, both literary and everyday. From mourning the demise of letter-writing to revealing a m... read more

At Large and at Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist
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In June 1944, when 14-year-old Stefan Wisniewski stood by his mother's dusty Tehran grave, he knew his world was about to change again, forever. Give Us This Day: a Memoir of Family and Exile explores the story of one of the 732 Polish child survivors of wartime Soviet deportation offered unlikely ref... read more

Give Us This Day: A Memoir of Family  and Exile
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