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Gordon McLauchlan is the author of more than twenty books, and his latest book is a very accessible history of the New Zealand Wars with a great deal of insight into this troubled time.

‘What I have tried to do here is to write a short, accessible story of the New Zeala...

The Roaring Silence is a collection of articles, interviews, poetry, fiction, prose, and art on the sensitive subject matter of suicide. It is a book that aims to demystify suicide and inspire conversations about suicide prevention. It is a visually appealing book, wit...


Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod


This is a delightful book that will make you remember that life can be full of magic and surprising opportunities if you are open to them. Fed up with the corporate life, Janice MacLeod decides to quit her job and head to Europe for a c...


Gardens of Stone by Stephen Grady


This is a page-turning World War II memoir that tells the story of a teenage boy fighting for the French Resistance. Stephen Grady was only 14 years old when the German army began advancing into Northern France. His father was English...


Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom


Mitch Albom has sold around 28 million copies of his books worldwide, but he’s probably best known for his first book, Tuesdays with Morrie, a non-fiction book that was championed by Oprah Winfrey and also made into a movie. His firs...


The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avery


This story is astonishing! Captured by Germans in the Second World War, Denis Avery ended up in a British POW labour camp, E715, near the site of Auschwitz III. He became aware that the plight of the people in Auschwitz...


No Impact Man by Colin Beavan


The premise of this non-fiction book is intriguing. Writer Colin Beavan set out to live for a year in New York without making any impact on the environment, dragging his wife and their young daughter into the experiment also. They decide...


Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders


After reading Jennifer Saunders memoir, Bonkers: My Life in Laughs, this is a celebrity I would definitely like to meet in real life. She’s extremely funny (no surprise there) but she’s also refreshingly down to earth and very humble about...


Misconception by Jay-Jay Feeney


This is an astonishingly honest memoir, one that is a mix of humour and heartbreak – some of the passages were so moving that they brought tears to my eyes. Jay-Jay Feeney is a well-known and much loved radio host in New Zealand, but be...


Which Way is Starboard Again? by Anna Kirtlan


This is a heart-warming and captivating true story that is a delight to read. Anna Kirtlan writes in a very humorous and accessible way about sailing around the South Pacific for six months with her partner Paddy, on board...

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