Congratulations to Tina Makereti on being awarded a residency at the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt. To celebrate, here is a free download of Tina’s wonderful essay in Sport 40, 'An Englishman, an Irishman and a Welshman Walk into a Pā', which explores her mixed heritage, in particular three white ancestors from the nineteenth cent.. More
Ageing stalks us, mischievously skirting the shadows before jumping out shouting “surprise!” This book represents an exploration of that experience. It is written as a conversation between reader and writer. Humorous autobiographical anecdotes link the ‘real’ with the ‘old’ person and are interleaved with commentary on physical c.. More
The past few years have seen a quiet, relatively well behaved, and entirely legal revolution in Aotearoa: the growth of a thriving Commons of works made available under Creative Commons open copyright licences.
A Quiet Revolution tells Kiwi stories as diverse as open source houses, teachers banding together to share resources, government depart.. More
Logic dies as Nazi Germany crushes all before her, mutilating millions of ordinary lives in a host of European countries.Love and loyalty survives the greatest conflict in human history. Tim and Liesel are separated by war but stubbornly hold on to their dream throughout the chaos. A distant hav.. More
Clouds and Music blend in the stormy skies of a troubled Ireland. The perceptions of Aisling and Aidan entwine amidst a turbulent social and political backdrop: the Tommy Gun versus the harp; the everpresent shadow of The Famine hovering above a seething emotional landscape.
Aisling’s liberal sense of independent thought and action conflict with w.. More
“We need to have an export trade mentality to fund a high standard of living for our citizens. To do this we need to start to grow new enterprises utilising the capabilities of high growth entrepreneurs. This book gives excellent tips and examples of what is required to achieve this worthy goal for our fabulous country.” &.. More
These two books cover the author’s travels and experiences in Tibet, over a seven month period, between 1936-7. He writes of his instruction in the spiritual, mystical and healing arts under the tutelage of his teacher Geshi Rimpoche and various other Tibetan Masters. Both out of print for over 40 years until republished in 2006. Now for the first .. More
An amusing sequel to Phin. An unexpected inheritance arrives in our hero’s unwilling lap. Sensibly, he doesn’t want a bar of the $4+billion fortune, preferring a simple life, but young paraplegic teenager Millie convinces him to accept the legacy.Weirdly, he succeeds in changing the whole US economic and business landscape with his usual devastatin.. More
"I love the writing: the honesty of it, the search that is always there, the courage to face hard truths and at the same time imagine others’ lives with compassion." Elizabeth Smither"A Hungarian exile of 1956 with a gift for poetry reflects on a Budapest childhood during World War Two. A complex family spanning the spectrum of Jews, peasants and u.. More
The biography of a gutter snipe in the East End of London, who joined the Royal Navy, saw service abroad in minesweepers, became a probation officer, prison psychologist, a professor of clinical psychology and a disaster trauma specialist. Share the delights of his passage, and compare them with your own.
Helen May tells a selection of stories and provides some historical context and insight into a range of events and situations that, from the inception of the Childcare Association, confronted an organisation which:
engaged in emancipatory politics of social justice for women, children and their families,
worked on the broad front t.. More
These lectures were given in Pretoria 25th November 1947 to 12th October 1948. They form the basis for the posthumous unpublished book with above title compiled by one of Murdo’s students. This particular volume is a revised edition of that book and presents the lectures in the original order as presented to his students along with those missing f.. More
While on holiday with her husband in Queensland, Kathy Brooks experiences an episode of ‘time transition’. She wakes to find herself with some of her future family, ninety years ahead of her time. Meeting her ninety-year-old granddaughter, seen a week ago aged eight months, is disconcerting, but there is far worse to come. Kathy learns that in.. More
Chief executives and senior managers can make a significant difference to strategic change outcomes when governance and leadership is done right. However, identifying issues when change is being done wrong isn’t easy and these issues can often come as a surprise to managers. Determining where to begin when trying to get change back on track can oft.. More
Do you ever catch yourself saying why are you like that or why don’t we see the same picture? If you have, look inside — this book may be for you!It offers personal insights using anecdotal stories about how people have shifted mindsets by understanding their own and others’ communication preferences. Slowly but surely the authors’ dreams are being.. More
These lectures were given in Pretoria, in series, between 2nd August 1949 and 4th April 1950. Originally given out as Lecture notes in advance to his students, these notes formed the basis for his talks on the actual night. The Lecture Notes even on their own are still very inspirational and full of wisdom. With the advent of the sound recording.. More
An already-weird minor-league baseball team is made even weirder by the new kid on the club, a precocious and pulchritudinous pixie whose mysterious family draws the ballplayers into mischievous and moral adventures they'd never dreamed of.
“In the spring of 1948 a series of talks was given in Johannesburg to those who were chosen to hear them, this was a unique and unforgettable experience. No one who heard them could ever be the same again. They were hours of the highest spiritual growth and understanding. It was as though a veil were torn from our eyes and we could see clearly. Th.. More
Don’t Dream It’s Over is the latest multi-author book from Freerange Press. It explores the changing nature of journalism in this country: as it once was, as it is today, and as we might imagine it working in the future. Prominent journalists, academics and commentators candidly share their views and experiences of this rapidly changing industry. T.. More
Peter Joyce’s settled life was disrupted when a woman he had never met accused him of historic rape. With a unique brand of angry humour, his diary plots the stages of his despair and traces his attempts to find justice in the face of the current insistence that we must “believe the victim”.Dry Ice is a compelling memoir, but much more. The accusat.. More
New Zealand agriculture has seen huge changes in the period from the end of WWII to the 2000 Millennium. Mechanisation, new products, new plants and animals, and changing financial fortunes. Technical and management changes on farms and political and economic influences off it. Horses were replaced by tractors and trucks, haystacks by barns and bal.. More
"New Zealand has serious problems resulting from the abuse of alcohol and drugs. These problems end up in the criminal justice system. The problem is that the criminal justice system as it is configured at present fails to provide the treatment and rehabilitation that would ameliorate the impact of the abuse and prevent its re-occurrence. In conseq.. More