Shock, tears, anger, loss - X Factor 2012 had it all and much, much more! Fans all over the country were divided like never before, as they fought to defend their favorite acts with every tool at their disposal. Twitter, Facebook, blogs and phone lines were all clogged with opposing opinions from ev..
Dougal Rillstone was born in Gore, close to the Mataura River, over seventy years ago. The river was both swimming pool and playground during his childhood. One summer's evening, while he stood chest deep in a long pool, facing downstream towards the fading light, he became mesmerised by the sight o..
Walking on the Ice is the first book in a trilogy of memoirs by Emma Stevens recounting her adventures in life and love in the Alaskan wilderness. It is followed by Nesting on the Nushagak, and Dancing on the Tundra. From the small window all I could see were stunted, yellowing aspens, but there was..
Few escapades of the Second World War have captured the public's imagination more than the successful abduction of German General Kreipe from enemy-occupied Crete in 1944. It was an operation instigated and daringly executed by two British SOE officers - Patrick Leigh Fermor and William (Billy) Stan..
It's the reason she doesn't bother fixing her rotting bathroom floor, or her outdated kitchen, putting the money in a vacation kitty instead. It's the reason she drops everything each summer to travel with her daughter Katie. Their travels began in Paris when Katie was 8, and will conclude in Paris..
Her face is simply unmistakable as the council house brothel madam, Lillian, in channel 4's long-running cult drama Shameless. By her own admission not exactly the Brigitte Bardot of the North West, Alice is fiercely and unapologetically proud of her working-class roots and the many obstacles she h..
Who was William Shakespeare? How much do we really know about him, and how much of what is believed is myth? This unique biography takes the reader step-by-step through Shakespeare's life, setting out the evidence and what we can reasonably infer about him. It reminds the reader about the world he l..
Sharing a bottle of wine with friends and family is undoubtedly one of the pleasures of life, while collecting wine for future enjoyment is an absorbing hobby. This new luxury journal is the answer to a wine lover's dreams: an interactive journal where you can record tasting notes on wines you have ..
Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere) lived from 1837 to 1915, leading his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism and entered parliament to stand up for his East Coast people, yet was astute in his bus..
What are the hidden factors that motivate armies to prevail and conquer against all the odds? What is it that encourages soldiers to perform unbelievable acts of courage even when the odds against them look overwhelming? The words of inspired leaders and generals are often the key factor. Sometimes ..
"Oliver Twist", "A Tale of Two Cities", "Great Expectations", "David Copperfield", "Bleak House" and "Nicholas Nickleby" - just some of the novels that have made Charles Dickens an internationally celebrated author. A liberal, middle-class Englishman, his novels - and indeed his own life - reflected..
Lushly illustrated with beloved images and quotations from the Little House series, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder , by New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell, examines and celebrates Wilder's unique relationship to the American frontier. A must-read companion to the Little House books..