Just what does Auckland mean to us? This exciting and exuberant issue explores the question, and has been selected from the huge number of submissions received, as well as from the work of invited contributors. It is essay-rich, with Auckland-themed pieces from Martin Edmond, Michael Morrissey, Majella Cullinane, Iain Sharp... read more
A new roundup of personal essays from the No. 1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favourite Humorist.
From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookab... read more
Adapted from four lectures given by Ali Smith at Oxford University, Artful is a tidal wave of ideas in four thematically organised bursts of thought: 'On Time', 'On Form', 'On Edge' and 'On Offer and On Reflection'. Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form, Artful is narrated by a character who is haunted ... read more
He raises hackles or receives resounding cheers, he's loved or hated but never ignored. Christopher Hitchens is possibly the most provocative writer of our time, fearless and forthright with no subject off limits. This volume of essays spans a remarkable four decades of writing. From early articles in the New Statesman, where... read more
"I have always thought I was extremely lucky to be able to spend my days consumed with my two favourite passions: photography and animals. In my eyes it's truly the best job in the world, but now I have added France to the equation." At once touching, ethereal and warm, Rachael McKenna's unique viewpoint has made her one of ... read more
Based on the popular series of articles which appeared in the Telegraph, Edward Stourton muses on the meaning of life and all things canine as he walks his dog Kudu.
'If you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything'.
And they do. Edward Stourton's walks with Kud... read more
|Author:||Wallace David Foster|
Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected non-fiction, by the legendary David Foster Wallace
Janet Malcolm, writes David Lehman in the Boston Globe, 'is among the most intellectually provocative of authors, able to turn epiphanies of perception into explosions of insight.' In Forty-One False Starts one of the world's great writers of literary non-fiction brings together for the first time essays published over severa... read more
This is a stunning collection of essays by the author of What I Loved, in which she addresses many of the themes explored in her novels - identity, sexual attraction, relationships, family, mental illness, the power of the imagination, a sense of belonging and mortality.
In three cases, she focuses on the novels of othe... read more
From the co-author of Are You Dave Gorman? The true story of a man who started a cult by accident. WANTED: 100 people to live in my new world order. A perfect utopia of our own design. No riff-raff, convicts or bongos. Please note: no space travel will be involved in this project. Cult-seekers need not apply. If still inte... read more
|Author:||Gordon F. Sander|
The inspiring story of a German-Jewish family named Frank which, like Anne Frank's family and 25,000 other Dutch and other 'stateless' Jews, 'dived under' in Nazi-occupied Holland in 1942 - but miraculously survived.
Told by the grandson of the head of the family, this is the gripping odyssey of the other Frank family: ... read more
From the daughter of Tony Hendra, bestselling author of "Father Joe" comes the poignant and ultimately hopeful memoir of a young girl's struggle to live a normal childhood in the chaotic '70s and to overcome sexual abuse by her famous father. How does a little girl find her way in a world where nothing is sacred? In 20... read more
|Series:||One Step Ahead S.|
Ideal for those who have to create publicity, newsletters, and press releases (and who commission them from others), this book is full of advice on how to generate publicity and promote public relations by using words effectively. Exercises reinforce points and there are examples throughout.
Covers loveable aunts, exotic aunts, seductive aunts, sad, mad and bad aunts, aunts in jail and aunts on the razzle, aunts in novels, verse and song. This work features a guide to the wonderful and sometimes weird world of this most misunderstood of relatives.
Biology used to be a science of the way things are. Now it is a science of the way things work, like physics or engineering. Biology's progress fascinates and appals us because it has gone from learning the ways of nature to trying to turn her. In his extraordinary new book, Jonathan Weiner reveals the life-changing discove... read more
A master class in personal safety today for women of all ages. Whether you are leaving home to go to university, living alone and working late, looking after small children, or not as fleet of foot as you used to be, if you are a woman, you will have particular and inevitable concerns about safety. This practical guide to... read more
How much more successful, effective and fulfilled we would be if we could really understand our own personalities - and everyone else's! Susan Quilliam makes this possible with her new light-hearted and down-to-earth guide. With practical advice on key life issues, including career success, romance, socialising, and achieving... read more
By denying the Tampa and its cargo of asylum seekers permission to dock at the nearest landfall of Christmas Island, Australia signalled that it was dramatically closing its national borders. Trading on fear, and using mandatory detention in the Pacific, John Howard and Philip Ruddock effectively excluded asylum seekers from ... read more
We all know that money can't buy you love - or happiness, but we have been living our lives as though the accumulation of wealth is the key to our dreams. Why, in spite of increasing economic prosperity over the past 50 years, are many conditions of well-being in decline and rates of happiness largely unchanged since the 1950... read more