"Come. Your glass is empty. Fill and forget." In one of the great works of American literature, Jack London tells a poignant tale of the power of addiction through his alter-ego, John Barleycorn. With alcohol as his sole companion, John travels across North America, living as a sailor, gold prospect..
This illustrated biography of printmaker and wood engraver will, 40 years after the artist's death, introduce a whole new audience to this outstanding and increasingly popular artist. Bryan James is himself a printmaker and a professional writer of long experience. He has been deputy-editor at the O..
Murray Thom is a completely self-made businessman who left school at 15 with his FSC (Failed School Certificate). Despite a lack of formal education, he was the Managing Director of CBS Records at just 23 years old. Since then, he has produced numerous bestsellers including, The Great New Zealand So..
Elizabeth Taylor was a true screen legend. A movie star from the age of 12, she was known for her near-perfect, luminous beauty and lastingly radiant star quality, along with undeniable acting skills. She was also known for her love of large diamonds and full-on living, and for notching up seven hus..
From New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell, an illustrated exploration of how gardening and plants inspired Emily Dickinson, one of the most beloved poets of all time. A new perspective on one of America's most enigmatic literary figures. Emily Dickinson is among the most important of A..
Everything She Touched recounts the incredible life of the American sculptor Ruth Asawa.
This is the story of a woman who wielded imagination and hope in the face of intolerance and who transformed everything she touched into art. In this compelling biography, author Marilyn Chase brings Asawa's st..
Drugs and poisons from a variety of sources have been used illegally for centuries and most conjure up an unfortunate, enduring fascination. People appear to be both attracted by them and at the same time repelled by them. As a forensic toxicologist, William Allender has been called to give expert w..
Birhan Woldu became one of the most recognized faces and forms of the late 20th century after her skeletal image was broadcast at the end of Live Aid to publicize famine in Africa. Although Live Aid, led by musicians such as Bob Geldof and Bono, raised millions for famine relief, most people thought..
Nearly 90 years after being hidden, a diary and leather-bound photo album have re-emerged. They belonged to a spirited young man named Lance Rosser who died in Christchurch in 1928, aged just 24. In 1923 Lance was working as a grocer in Sockburn. For the sake of his health he left smoggy Christchurc..
In Fire that Kindles Hearts, eminent Maori scholars talk about what shaped them and discuss issues they face today. What is Maori scholarship? What does it offer? Why is it important? Today Maori are entering tertiary education institutions in increasing numbers, but how is the academic world respon..
This is the vivid memoir of a young man who served with both Coastal Command and Bomber Command throughout the Second World War. Having joined the RAFVR before the war, Peter Russell was mobilised in August 1939 and, after training, became operational with Coastal Command's 233 Squadron flying Lockh..
The third of three books by military historian Jock Vennell on New Zealand's participation in World War 1 through the experiences of its commanders and the men they led. A biography of Major General Sir Andrew Russell, commander of the New Zealand Division in France from 1916 to the end of the war..