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Some Recollections of a Happy Life : Marianne North in Australia and New Zealand

Some Recollections of a Happy Life : Marianne North in Australia and New Zealand

ISBN# 071318289X
$44.95NZD

1986. Memoirs of a Victorian traveller and botanical illustrator through Australia and New Zealand in 1880-81

The Illustrated Pepys : From the Diary selected and edited

The Illustrated Pepys : From the Diary selected and edited

$47.95NZD

1979. Illustrated version of selected passages from Pepys' diary between 1660-1669 showing his private and public lives

Romantic Affinities : Portraits from an Age, 1780-1830
Dan Carter : My Story
New Book

Dan Carter : My Story

ISBN# 9781927262382
$29.95NZD

2015. A personal account of a New Zealand sporting icon who became a world superstar - the greatest fly-half in international rugby.

The Admiral's Wife, Mrs Phillip Parker King : A Selection of Letters 1817-56

The Admiral's Wife, Mrs Phillip Parker King : A Selection of Letters 1817-56

$48.95NZD

1967. Authentic historical letters written by Harriet to here husband, in command of HMS Adventure and Beagle

The People's Pope : The Story of Karol Wojtyla of Poland

The People's Pope : The Story of Karol Wojtyla of Poland

ISBN# 0858353377
$29.95NZD

1979. Illustrated biography of Pope John Paul II

An Appetite for Wonder :  The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder : The Making of a Scientist

ISBN# 9780593070901
$29.95NZD

2013. First volume of the autobiographical memoir by British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

ISBN# 0140019383
$28.95NZD

1957. Blending memories and family myths, a biography of an orphan in the Catholic religion from one of America's brilliant writers

Born Free : A Lioness of Two Worlds

Born Free : A Lioness of Two Worlds

$44.95NZD

1960. The author's remarkable an now classic story of a lion raised from a cub in captivity and her eventual return to the wild.

A World of My Own

A World of My Own

ISBN# 304934739
$48.95NZD

1969. A gripping account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time - single handed circumnavigation of the world

Living Free : The Story of Elsa and her Cubs

Living Free : The Story of Elsa and her Cubs

$29.95NZD

1961. Sequel to Born Free, as the famous lioness raises her cubs in the Kenyan bush with the assistance of the Adamsons

Charles Kingsford Smith : Smithy, The World's Greatest Aviator

Charles Kingsford Smith : Smithy, The World's Greatest Aviator

ISBN# 0701819308
$24.95NZD

1985. Superbly illustrated account of the life of pioneering Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

Biting Anorexia : A first hand account of an internal war
New Book

Biting Anorexia : A first hand account of an internal war

ISBN# 9781876451929
$29.95NZD

2008. A unique account of living with anorexia while the author was in the grips of the condition, then her recovery.

Chinese Cinderella : The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Chinese Cinderella : The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

ISBN# 0141304871
$24.95NZD

1999. The true story of a Chinese girl who felt unwanted her whole life after her mother died in childbirth.

The Secretary : A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

The Secretary : A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

ISBN# 9780805098686
$19.95NZD

2013. BBC foreign correspondent had unparalleled access to Clinton, US Secretary of State, as she recounts life on the road

Behind The Pit Wall : My Life In Formula One and Beyond

Behind The Pit Wall : My Life In Formula One and Beyond

ISBN# 9781869508548
$19.95NZD

2010. The motorsport recollections of Bob McMurray.

Bourne to Rally : Possum Bourne the Autobiography
New Book

Bourne to Rally : Possum Bourne the Autobiography

ISBN# 9780958238816
$29.95NZD

2003. Possum Bourne: rally driver, sporting icon, family man and great bloke.

Hey, Let's Make a Band!
New Book

Hey, Let's Make a Band!

ISBN# 9780007594894
$29.95NZD

2014. The story of how four western Sydney teenagers picked up their instruments and dreamt of being one of the biggest bands in the world.

Enduring Legacy : Charles Brasch, Patron, Poet & Collector
New Book

Enduring Legacy : Charles Brasch, Patron, Poet & Collector

ISBN# 1877276650
$38.95NZD

2003. Charles Brasch - celebrates his life and legacy in a series of essays by writers and critics, including people who knew him.

The Search for Captain Slocum

The Search for Captain Slocum

$39.95NZD

1959. 1st edition. Trailing the wake of a doughty seaman, the author tells of Joshua Slocum, the man who single-handed made a trip around the world by nail back in the 1890's.

Charles Dickens ; A Pictorial Biography

Charles Dickens ; A Pictorial Biography

$29.95NZD

1961. All the complexity and all the contradictions of Dickens’ character are brought out by this brief but masterly biography.

The Autobiography of Margot Asquith

The Autobiography of Margot Asquith

$44.95NZD

Published 1922

Jump Start : The ultimate adrenaline rush!
New Book

Jump Start : The ultimate adrenaline rush!

ISBN# 1869418425
$38.95NZD

2006. A rollercoaster ride through AJ's life and a motivational story about following your passion and creating the perfect life.

A Clean Pair of Heels

A Clean Pair of Heels

$29.95NZD

1963. The Murray Halberg Story and the man behind the annual NZ Murray Halberg sport awards.

Only Two Seats Left : The Incredible Contiki Story
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Only Two Seats Left : The Incredible Contiki Story

ISBN# 9780646515885
$29.95NZD

2010. The incredible story of how a simple idea with a starting capital of just 25 pounds became a worldwide travel company with an internationally recognised 'iconic' brand name.

Wellington as Military Commander

Wellington as Military Commander

$48.95NZD

1968. 1st edition. Idolized by his men, Wellington was one of the greatest commanders in history.

Marlborough Man : A Quintessentially Kiwi Story of an Accidental Wine-Industry Trailblazer
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Marlborough Man : A Quintessentially Kiwi Story of an Accidental Wine-Industry Trailblazer

ISBN# 9781775540571
$29.95NZD

2016. The true story of the rise of Marlborough and NZ Sauvignon Blanc, told by one of its pioneers, winemaker Allan Scott.

Message to My Girl : A Dying Father's Powerful Legacy of Hope
New Book

Message to My Girl : A Dying Father's Powerful Legacy of Hope

ISBN# 9781877505546
$29.95NZD

2015. Like Tuesdays with Morrie this is a beautifully written reflection on the search for meaning in life and death.

My Turn to Make the Tea

My Turn to Make the Tea

$49.95NZD

1951. 1st edition. The third of Monica Dickens' autobiographica l books describes her time as cub reporter on the Downingham Post.

One Man in His Time : Adventures in Medical Practice

One Man in His Time : Adventures in Medical Practice

$34.95NZD

1960. 1st edition. A Napier doctor writes his autobiography.

A Field Marshall in the Family

A Field Marshall in the Family

ISBN# 0094595607
$24.95NZD

1973. A charming and revealing book examining the background of this legendary military commander.

 Scott of the Antarctic : A Study in Character

Scott of the Antarctic : A Study in Character

$34.95NZD

1943. 1st edition. Critical biography of the Polar Explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott 1868-1912.

The Journey: An Immigrant's Story from Tehran to Twin Lakes to Tasman Bay
New Book

The Journey: An Immigrant's Story from Tehran to Twin Lakes to Tasman Bay

ISBN# 0967448026
$46.95NZD

2004. Signed by Author. The story of an Iranian's escape from Iran and settling in America then New Zealand post 9/11.

No Buggles No Drums

No Buggles No Drums

$59.95NZD

1965. 1st edition. The story of New Zealand runner Peter Snell. Nice sports collectors book.

The Duchess of Windsor : The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson

The Duchess of Windsor : The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson

ISBN# 1854106260
$38.95NZD

1999. The relationship between King Edward VIII and Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American woman, remains one of the love affairs of the twentieth century.

I'm Your Man : The life of Leonard Cohen
New Book

I'm Your Man : The life of Leonard Cohen

ISBN# 9780099549321
$28.95NZD

2013. The definitive biography of the late Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.

A Kind of Homecoming

A Kind of Homecoming

$49.95NZD

1963. Author E. R. Braithwaite embarked on a pilgrimage to search for his roots in West African Countries.

Eating Dirt : Adventures and Yarns from New Zealand's action Man
New Book

Eating Dirt : Adventures and Yarns from New Zealand's action Man

ISBN# 9781869799670
$39.95NZD

2012. Steve recounts some of his recent extreme adventures - in the Sahara, on Mount Cook, and in other remote parts of the world.

THRIVE : The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life
New Book

THRIVE : The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life

ISBN# 9780753555408
$26.95NZD

2014. Arianna Huffington, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what

The Virgin Way
New Book

The Virgin Way

ISBN# 9780753519882
$29.95NZD

2014. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader.

 Winston S. Churchill Volume I Youth 1874-1900

Winston S. Churchill Volume I Youth 1874-1900

$54.95NZD

1966. 1st edition. The first volume of the official biography of Winston S.Churchill, covering the years from Churchill's birth to the beginning of his political career.

Winston Churchill : The Wilderness Years

Winston Churchill : The Wilderness Years

ISBN# 0333325648
$32.95NZD

1981.

A Bit Mental : One man's mission to Lilo the Waikato and Live More Awesome
New Book

A Bit Mental : One man's mission to Lilo the Waikato and Live More Awesome

ISBN# 9781743313831
$31.95NZD

2013. In an effort to conquer his depression, Jimi Hunt decided to travel the length of New Zealand's longest river...on a lilo.

The Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey
New Book

The Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey

ISBN# 1845880110
$39.95NZD

2006. Thomas Brassey was the king of railways. He was perhaps the most important railway contractor in the world in the 19th century.

BEN CROPP : Blood In the Water
New Book

BEN CROPP : Blood In the Water

ISBN# 1876624671
$29.95NZD

2006. After a career spanning 50 years, Cropp has agreed to tell his complete, no-holds-barred story.

My Early Life : A Roving Commission

My Early Life : A Roving Commission

$43.95NZD

1930. Early life of Winston S. Churchill.

Man of integrity: A biography of Sir Clifton Webb

Man of integrity: A biography of Sir Clifton Webb

ISBN# 0908564414
$43.95NZD

1979. 1st edition. Signed by Author. A biography of Sir Clifton Webb - New Zealand politician and diplomat.

West with the Night

West with the Night

ISBN# 0865471185
$29.95NZD

1983. The story of Beryl Markham - aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty - and her adventureful life in the Kenya of the 1920s and '30s.

SCRIM : Radio Rebel In Retrospect

SCRIM : Radio Rebel In Retrospect

ISBN# 0340157739
$24.95NZD

1971. One of the truly original characters in New Zealand's public life.

The Search for a Country

The Search for a Country

$43.95NZD

1963. Autobiography of GW Von Zedlitz, journey to New Zealand.

Adventurers Eye

Adventurers Eye

$39.95NZD

1958. 1st edition. Collectable. Autobiography of Everest Film-man

6 Great Englishwomen

6 Great Englishwomen

ISBN# 9780954473617
$38.95NZD

1953. Queen Elizabeth I, Sarah Siddons, Charlotte Bronte, Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria, Gertrude Bell

My Way : Robert Muldoon

My Way : Robert Muldoon

ISBN# 0589013858
$24.95NZD

1981. 1st edition. Autobiography of Robert Muldoon's years as Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Kathleen Ferrier : A Biography

Kathleen Ferrier : A Biography

$48.95NZD

1955. 1st edition. A fascinating biography of Kathleen Ferrier, a great and well-loved singer.

Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Elizabeth the Queen Mother

ISBN# 1862054169
$28.95NZD

2002. Featuring 200 photographs, this is a lavish celebration of Britain's most beloved Royal.

Celebrating Women : New Zealand Women and their Stories

Celebrating Women : New Zealand Women and their Stories

ISBN# 0908561199
$39.95NZD

1984. Biographies of 50 women recipients of the Mediawomen's Awards. Collectable.

The Envoy from Mirror City
New Book

The Envoy from Mirror City

ISBN# 0091616905
$39.95NZD

1985. The third book of Janet Frame's three-volume autobiography, described by Michael Holroyd as 'One of the greatest autobiographies written this century'.

Edwina Mountbatten

Edwina Mountbatten

$28.95NZD

1961. Her life in pictures

Bread and Roses : Sonja Davies Her Story

Bread and Roses : Sonja Davies Her Story

ISBN# 090862008X
$38.95NZD

1984. Autobiography of a New Zealand Labour Party activist. Collectable.

Mountbatten : Eighty Years in Pictures

Mountbatten : Eighty Years in Pictures

ISBN# 0333265580
$34.95NZD

1979. A collection of photographs personally selected by Lord Mountbatten

A New Zealander Looks Back

A New Zealander Looks Back

$37.95NZD

1946. An autobiography covering the period 1888-1946.

The Painted Years

The Painted Years

$39.95NZD

1962. 1st edition. Biography of the work of the New Zealand Official War Artist, Captain Peter McIntyre.

Stet: An Editor's Life

Stet: An Editor's Life

ISBN# 0802116833
$38.95NZD

2000. For nearly 50 years, Diana Athill edited (and nursed and coerced and coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language.

Mark Webber : Up Front. 2010 A Season to Remember
New Book

Mark Webber : Up Front. 2010 A Season to Remember

ISBN# 9781405040037
$34.95NZD

2010. Mark Webber's own race-by-race account of the extraordinary 2010 Formula 1 season.

Meet Sebastian Vettel : The Story of Formula One's Youngest Champion
New Book

Meet Sebastian Vettel : The Story of Formula One's Youngest Champion

ISBN# 9780285640856
$34.95NZD

2012. Insight into the life and personality of Formula One racing’s youngest-ever double world champion, Sebastian Vettel.

Most Happy Fella : Biography of Inia Te Wiata

Most Happy Fella : Biography of Inia Te Wiata

ISBN# 0091508819
$29.95NZD

1982. The opera singer bass baritone, the Maori wood sculptor,

Toughen Up

Toughen Up

ISBN# 9781869790462
$17.95NZD

2009. Michael Hill is an icon of salemanship and business marketing in his native New Zealand

No Ordinary Man : The Remarkable life of Arthur Porritt
New Book

No Ordinary Man : The Remarkable life of Arthur Porritt

ISBN# 9780958283953
$54.95NZD

2008. A biography of a multi-faceted New Zealander who achieved great things in several spheres.

Animals My Teachers

Animals My Teachers

$26.95NZD

1979. The autobiography of a veterinary surgeon. Collectable.

Chasing the Dream : Shaun Wallace an autobiography
New Book

Chasing the Dream : Shaun Wallace an autobiography

ISBN# 9781916440005
$99.95NZD

2018. Signed biography of Shaun Wallace : The Dark Destroyer on the smash ITV hit quiz show, The Chase.

HIS WAY : A biography of Robert Muldoon

HIS WAY : A biography of Robert Muldoon

ISBN# 186940243
$19.95NZD

2002. This the only authorised biography of New Zealand's prime minister, Robert Muldoon.

KIRI : Her Unsung Story

KIRI : Her Unsung Story

ISBN# 0002559420
$18.95NZD

1998. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is an instantly recognizable female face in the world of classical music.

MOUNTBATTEN : Hero of Our Time

MOUNTBATTEN : Hero of Our Time

ISBN# 9780297778059
$28.95NZD

1980. A biography of Lord Mountbatten

How to Get There
New Book

How to Get There

ISBN# 9781742752440
$35.95NZD

2014. Author's second memoir traces with her characteristic candour and perception her move to Tasmania, for love, and the struggles and joys of settling there.

Popeye Lucas : Queenstown

Popeye Lucas : Queenstown

ISBN# 0589002945
$34.95NZD

1969. Biography of one of NZ pioneering aviators. Nice collectors book.

FRONT LINE

FRONT LINE

ISBN# 0224028278
$49.95NZD

1990. 1st edition. The memoirs of Clare Hollingworth, frontline reporter who worked on equal terms with men in a tough, dangerous profession.

Letters of Frank Sargeson
New Book

Letters of Frank Sargeson

ISBN# 9781869793333
$39.95NZD

2014. Frank Sargeson wrote novels, memoirs and plays and was New Zealand's most important writer of short fiction following the death of Katherine Mansfield.

On the Wings of Mercury : The Lorraine Moller Story
New Book

On the Wings of Mercury : The Lorraine Moller Story

ISBN# 9781877361999
$34.95NZD

2007. Lorraine Moller is one of New Zealand's greatest women distance runners.

The man on the twenty dollar note : Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

The man on the twenty dollar note : Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

ISBN# 0589072110
$24.95NZD

1976. Biography of the noted Australian aviator.

Wet behind the Ears : Adventures of a Runaway Sailor

Wet behind the Ears : Adventures of a Runaway Sailor

ISBN# 1869504003
$29.95NZD

2001. Many adolescent boys dream of running away to sea, but Peter Taylor is one of the few who actually did it.

LIFE : Keith Richards

LIFE : Keith Richards

ISBN# 9780753826614
$19.95NZD

2011. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life.

Big Charlie ; Elephant Bill

Big Charlie ; Elephant Bill

$48.95NZD

1959. Elephant Bill tells the story of his 'transportation' of a former circus elephant from Scotland to England.

DOT : Queen of Riverstone Castle

DOT : Queen of Riverstone Castle

ISBN# 9781775535430
$38.95NZD

2014. Dot and her husband Neil moved to Riverstone over 30 years ago, when it was still ‘a gravel pit'. Now, after years of hard yakka, they own six dairy farms running over 4000 cows.

The Journal of John Gabriel Stedman

The Journal of John Gabriel Stedman

$49.95NZD

1962. The journal of John Gabriel Stedman, 1744-1797

ROD : The Autobiography
New Book

ROD : The Autobiography

ISBN# 9780099574750
$27.95NZD

2013. Autobiography of Rod Stewart. An entertaining ramp through fifty years of bad behavior.

Grant Batty

Grant Batty

ISBN# 0959755306
$19.95NZD

1977. The story of the most electrifying, entertaining and successful Rugby players of the time.

Young in the Twenties : A chapter of autobiography

Young in the Twenties : A chapter of autobiography

ISBN# 0091071003
$39.95NZD

1971. 1st edition. An account of what it was like to be young in the Twenties. Eleanor Allan talks of pawn shops, pocket money, the pictures, holidays, hospitals and the Empire Exhibition at Wembley.

Tribute to Benjamin Britten on his Fiftieth Birthday
Making a Difference : Owen Glenn
New Book

Making a Difference : Owen Glenn

ISBN# 9781869799656
$29.95NZD

2012. 1st edition. How One New Zealander Created a Global Business, and his thoughts on the country's direction.

Christian Cullen Life on the Run

Christian Cullen Life on the Run

ISBN# 1869589394
$17.95NZD

2003. Biography of one of New Zealand's greatest rugby players. Christian Cullen, aka the Paekakariki Express.

Sea in my Blood

Sea in my Blood

ISBN# 0473063905
$39.95NZD

1999. Harry Julian was for decades one of the Auckland's harbour's most notable characters.

Coates' Tale

Coates' Tale

ISBN# 0473031825
$23.95NZD

1995. War Hero, Politician, Statesman, Joseph Gordon Coates, Prime Minister of NZ, 1925-1928

VIVA MALVINA! The lives of Dame Malvina Major

VIVA MALVINA! The lives of Dame Malvina Major

ISBN# 0141005572
$19.95NZD

2003. Biography of a famous New Zealand music icon.

RESCUE PILOT : The daring adventures of a New Zealand search and rescue Pilot.

RESCUE PILOT : The daring adventures of a New Zealand search and rescue Pilot.

ISBN# 9781775538493
$27.95NZD

2016. John Funnell is one of New Zealand’s longest serving and most respected search and rescue pilots, having clocked an incredible 19,000 hours of flying time.