Jorge Sandoval has overcome huge odds to become a leading New Zealand citizen. Jorge was still a schoolboy in Chile when arrested in 1973 in front of his bewildered family. A member of a student union and linked to supporters of the ousted president Allende, he was targeted by Pinochet's brutal regi..
The story of Te Rauparaha and his times continues to intrigue, provoke and inspire Maori and Pakeha alike. Heni Collins describes Te Rauparaha's life from the time his birth was foretold, through inter-tribal conflict, migration, settlement in the south (Kapiti Island), and into the period of coloni..
When two well-heeled sisters purchased the sprawling Kereru Station, old school farmers must have shook their heads in bemused dismay. The property was in serious decline. Fences had collapsed, paddocks were reverting to rabbit-infested scrub and the once handsome homestead was being used to store h..
At the age of 18, Eleanor goes to France to enter a convent, after four years of struggling with the religious life, she becomes a nun, and then trains as a midwife in a large innercity hospital in Liverpool. While Beatlemania grips the nation, she is trying to coordinate the demands of th religious..
Tennis player Kim Clijsters built up an impressive honours list on court, but she also showed her superb class off court with her modesty, spontaneity, and joviality. For this book, Belgium's greatest ever sports ambassadress has chosen thirty of the most important moments of her exceptional 15-yea..
Between 1483 and 1485 Viscount Francis Lovell was one of the most important and influential men in the government of his childhood friend Richard III, becoming the King's Chamberlain and a Knight of the Garter. Lovell continued to support a Ricardian claim to the throne long after Richard III's dea..
"Holds many surprises for the reader who has seen the Cuban reality . . . only through the distorting prism of propaganda." -The New York Times Book Review, 1967On December 31, 1958, Lee Lockwood, then a young photojournalist, went to Cuba to cover what looked to be the end of Batista's regime. He a..
`I know the pain at the gym is nowhere near as bad as the pain of depression . . . so I suck up the workout pain and push myself that bit harder.'
Continuing ill-health and countless surgeries sent Auckland businessman Dave Burt spiralling down into the depths of despair and hopelessness. Something ..
This New York Times bestseller offers a unique glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. All 125 entries include a transcript of the letter; a short introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter its..
This keepsake book of letters lets siblings share their love for their favourite sister with twelve guided writing prompts. Once filled with memories, reflections, and well wishes, these letters are a keepsake the recipient will cherish forever...
Lord Alan Sugar's very British success story is one that any aspiring business professional can learn from. He grew up in an East End council flat and boiled beetroots for the local greengrocer and built his own business empire. In the process he became an entrepreneurial icon, fixture on the Sunday..
Lord Alan Sugar's very British success story is one that any aspiring business professional can learn from. He grew up in an East End council flat and boiled beetroots for the lcoal greengrocer and built his own business empire. In the process he became an entrepreneurial icon, fixture on the Sunday..