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Lloyd Geering is one of New Zealand's foremost thinkers, a man of clarity and vision who continues to present new and challenging ideas about the spiritual life of the culture he lives in. His life almost spans the twentieth century, and his stories ... read more

Wrestling with God : The Story of My Life
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Alexandra Fuller was the daughter of white settlers in 1970s war-torn Rhodesia. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is a memoir of that time, when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. Fuller tells a story of civi... read more

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
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New Zealanders are always being exhorted to take a clever idea and go global. Easier said than done. But one iconic company has been doing just that for over 75 years. Gallagher Industries began in a Hamilton shed in the late 1930s, when a self... read more

Legend: From Electric Fences to Global Success
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Awards:Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year Award 2008 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults 2009 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults 2008.

The number one bestselling, no holds barred autobiography of one of the nations best-loved cookswhose lifehas led her from wealth and privilege to alcoholism, bankruptcy and eventually fame in Two Fat Ladies

Spilling the Beans
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 Biography/Memoir

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Pragmatism, humour, stubborn bloody-mindedness - what else does a woman need to carry her through the ups and downs of her life's work?
Her Life's Work chronicles the extraordinary life stories of five New Zealand women - Jacq... read more

Her Life's Work: Conversations with Five New Zealand Women
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In the world of New Zealand children's books, the name Joy Cowley engenders enormous respect and affection. She has published dozens and dozens of children's trade books of all kinds, such as the Mrs Wishy Washy series, the award-winning Shadrach trilogy and Hunter. And... read more

Navigation: A Memoir
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With her inimitable wit and outspoken views, Clarissa Dickson Wright opens her diary and takes us on a journey around Britain with this unrivalled collection of stories and anecdotes from her ever-eventful life. As celebrated cook and champion of the countryside... read more

Rifling Through My Drawers
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"Sweet Revenge" offers a detailed insider's account of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell's rise to meteoric fame and all of the controversial highs and lows along the way as he settles scores with rivals. The book will be packed with juicy det... read more

Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell
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Reading Level:General Adult

'A triumph' - Time Out Transformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Reed story. Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update ... read more

Transformer - The Complete Lou Reed Story
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The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, soon to be a major BBC TV series.
This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated ... read more

Farewell to the East End (Call the Midwife #3)
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Series:Virago Modern Classics

Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achie... read more

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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He is one of the few figures in history whose name has become an adjective. Everyone has heard of him, yet few read his most important works. Miles Unger tells readers who Machiavelli really was and why he remains important today. Few political philosophers -- are mo... read more

Machiavelli: a Biography
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