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The Angel Isafrel: A Story of Prohibition in New Zealand

Originally published 1896, by Upton & Co., Auckland..  More

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The Angel's Cut

A sequel to her award-winning bestseller The Vintner's Luck, The Angel's Cut is an evocative and wildly romantic new novel from Elizabeth Knox. Boomtown Los Angeles, 1929: Into a world of movies lots and speakeasies comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the a..  More

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The Back of His Head

Raymond Thomas Lawrence was one of the great literary colossi to bestride the twentieth century. He turned his upbringing in conservative Canterbury and participation in the Algerian War of Independence into a series of novels that dazzled the world, and eventually won him the Nobel Prize for Literature. Seven years after Lawrence’s death, however,..  More

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The Beat of the Pendulum

From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she encountered on a daily basis, such as news stories, radio broadcasts, emails, social media, street signs, TV, and many conversations. As Chidgey filter..  More

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The Best of the Best New Zealand Poems

  Since 2000, the online anthology Best New Zealand Poems has showcased the most exciting and memorable poetry produced in this country. Here, for the first time, is a selection of this work in book form. Edited by founding publisher Bill Manhire, and writer Damien Wilkins, this anthology is an indispensable guide to the richness, stran..  More

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The Bird of Paradise

Originally published 1896, by S. N. Brown and Co. ..  More

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The Boy Colonists

Originally published 1878, by Simpkin, Marshall & Co. ..  More

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The Boyfriend

Erica is 17 and in her last year of high school. Donny is 42 and everywhere – in her yoga class, at German Club, in her parents’ spare room . . .The story of a young woman who finds herself subject to the gravitational field of a charismatic man, The Boyfriend is a cautionary tale about blindly accepting traditional ‘love’ narratives.This clear-eye..  More

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The Burning River

In a radically changed Aotearoa New Zealand, Van’s life in the swamp is hazardous. Sheltered by Rau and Matewai, he mines plastic and trades to survive. When a young visitor summons him to the fenced settlement on the hill, he is offered a new and frightening responsibility—a perilous inland journey that leads to a tense confrontation and the prosp..  More

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The Captive Wife

When Betty Guard steps ashore in Sydney, in 1834, she meets with a heroine's welcome. Her survival during a four-month kidnapping ordeal amongst Taranaki Maori is hailed as nothing short of a miracle. But questions about what really happened slowly surface within the ?lite governing circles of the raw new town of Sydney. Jacky Guard, ex-conv..  More

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The Catastrophe

  The Age of Excess has been good to Christopher Hare. One of the world’s top food writers, he has travelled to the best restaurants in the most exotic locations, with the chic dining companion known to readers of his lavish books as Thé Glacé. But, in the new mood of austerity ushered in by the credit crunch, will t..  More

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The Children's Pond

Jessica Pollard has moved to Turangi to be near her son Reuben who is in prison there. While working at a trout-fishing lodge on the Tongariro River, Jessica slips into a relationship with a handsome, charming Maori lawyer. When the body of his troubled niece Chantelle is found in the Children's Pond, Jessica's own past as a teenager in prison c..  More

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The Collector's Dream

A holidaying writer becomes entranced by the story of two great New Zealand eccentrics. First there is Franklin Bodmin, self-taught genius and inventor of the crinkled hairpin and the first modern carburettor, who became an entrepreneur in America, living out the dreams of success of an entire generation. Growing up in Invercargill, in the shado..  More

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The Convict Stain

Late January 1985 Dame Kiri is launching Vukovich Sauvignon Blanc on the Sydney Opera House steps with major shareholders the Delaney family present. The American nuclear warship the Buchanan is in harbour for ANZUS exercises and protesters are out in force, among them Ali Delaney and her American boyfriend.Detective Sergeant Maria Pikowai, née Del..  More

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The Counterfeit Seal: A Tale of Otagos First Settlers

Originally published 1997, by Kiwi Publishers, Christchurch ..  More

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The Death Ray Debacle

In June 1935 Takapuna inventor Victor Penny was attacked by foreign agents seeking what the newspapers dubbed a ‘death ray’. The government secretly shifted him to Somes Island in Wellington harbour to develop the weapon. The novel of this true story is told by Temporary Acting Detective Dan Delaney, seconded to Special Branch, forerunner of the Se..  More

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The Denniston Rose

The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. At the time of this novel - the1880s - the only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons is to climb aboard an empty coal-wagon to be hauled 2000 feet up the t..  More

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The Disinvent Movement

‘Every week we would disinvent something. This week it would be plastic. Next week it would be the aeroplane. I stood outside the supermarket and handed out flyers, which people kindly refused as they left carrying large packs of bottled water.’The short history of the Disinvent Movement is told by its creator as she looks back on her life in New Z..  More

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The Doves' Nest and Other Stories

Originally published 1923, by Constable & Company ..  More

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The End of the Golden Weather

  In 1959, unable to earn a living as a playwright in a country without a professional theatre, Bruce Mason presented, in fear and trembling, The End of the Golden Weather. Between 1959 and 1978, when illness forced his retirement from the stage, he performed it nearly 1000 times, in theatres, school halls, church halls and community ha..  More

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The Expedition of Captain Flick: A Story of Adventure

Originally published 1895, by Jarrold & Sons ..  More

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The Families

Fourteen magnificent new stories from a New Zealand master. O’Sullivan’s stories exhibit a shrewd understanding that pierces to the heart of what it means to be human. O’Sullivan can mock, satirise and laugh, but he also finds dignity in unexpected places. He is interested in the art of living, and in the borderland where t..  More

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The Garden Party and Other Stories

Originally published 1922, by Constable and Co. Ltd. ..  More

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The Glass Harmonica

Young Chjara Vallé, full of irrepressible music and sensuality, is exiled from Corsica — sold as a servant to an opium addict in Paris. Music paves the way for her to flee with Henry, her love, to New England. There the new freedoms and Puritan vigour vie for ascendancy. What will the Americans make of this throat-singing, glass har..  More

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