Book lovers, rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers will:Tour the world's most beautiful bookstores.Test their knowledge of the written word with quizzes.Find their nex..
The British invented the novel, with the publication of Robinson Crusoe in 1719 marking the arrival of a revolutionary and distinctly modern form of art. But it's also true, as Sebastian Faulks argues in this remarkable book, that the novel helped invent the British- for the first time we had storie..
Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier stereotypes and inherited literary forms, creating a new body of writing that has redefine..
During the 100 years from the middle of the nineteenth century to the 1950s, every important element of crime fiction was created. Each type of detective was born and their style of detection established, from the police detective and the amateur sleuth, right up to the hard-boiled detective and on ..
From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique and compelling story. One of the giants of modern literature, Ernest Hemingway, saw three years of work, including a novel and several short stories, van..
With illustrated quotations from Jane Austen"s beloved classics and lined journaling pages that evoke Austen"s common cross-writing style, this hardcover journal is a place for literature lovers to muse about matters of the heart in longhand...
From award-winning poet Sue Wootton comes this outstanding collection of poetry. She has won numerous awards, the most recent being both the poetry and fiction prizes at the Aoraki Arts Festival in 2006, and the Inverawe Poetry Competition in 2007. She is currently the Robert Burns Fellow at Otago U..
Harry Holland (1868-1933), militant socialist and the NZ Labour Party"s first leader, mixed politics with a passion for poetry. He loved the works of Burns, and drew on his life and verse as inspiration and example. Amid a hectic life fighting for left-wing causes, Holland found time to work on a st..
When his boat engine failed him in March 2002, Tahitian fisherman Tava'e Raioaoa was cast adrift in the currents and winds of the Pacific Ocean. He travelled over 1,200 kilometres in his small open vessel for more than 100 days until landing on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands...
This new collection of poetry will enchant and provoke, comfort and delight. From the hilarious 'True Pregnancy Tales' to the sobering 'The First Stone', in which the author recounts her small child grappling with the adult concepts of war and revenge, Neale moves between storytelling and quiet refl..
This collection brings together the annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lectures delivered at Waikato University from 2003 - 2010. Subjects range from his generosity, how the Great New Zealand novel developed, the influences on his writing, the place of literary house museums and the value of reading to ..