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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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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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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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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<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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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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The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons. Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother,... read more

Daddy's Little Earner
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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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