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            My Life as a Villainess: Essays
              

            My Life as a Villainess: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Lippman, Laura

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            New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience. Her... voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising. Meet the Woman Behind the Books... In this collection of original and previously published nonfiction essays, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers readers an introspective look into various facets of her life. Her childhood and school years, her successful career as a newspaper reporter, the challenge of balance, her life as a novelist and a reader--Lippman's takes on these universal subjects offer as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction. Of the 16 essays, only three have appeared in book form before. Game of Crones, published online by Longreads in May 2019, has more than 100,000 unique views to date. Essays include: - Men Explain The Wire to Me - Game of Crones - My Life as a Villainess - My Father's Bar - The 31st Stocking Fans of Laura Lippman will gain a better understanding in these candid essays of who she is and of the life choices that influenced her writing and helped her to become the successful author she is today.
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            ISBN 9780063000131
            Released AU 5 May 2020
            Publisher HarperLuxe
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            You Have a Lot to Lose: A Memoir, 1956-1986: 2: Volume 2
              

            You Have a Lot to Lose: A Memoir, 1956-1986: 2: Volume 2 (Hardback)

            By Stead, C. K.

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              18 Jun 20

            The second volume of C. K. Stead's riveting memoir, taking us from graduate school to Smith's Dream and the Springbok Tour.

            ISBN 9781869409128
            Published AU 18 Jun 2020
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            Simply by Sailing in a New Direction
              

            Simply by Sailing in a New Direction (Hardback)

            By Sturm, Terry; Cassells, Linda

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            Allen Curnow (1911-2001) is widely recognised as one of the most distinguished poets writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. This major biography introduces readers to Allen Curnow's life and work: from a childhood in a Christchurch vicarage, through theol...ogical training, journalism and university life, marriages and children, and on to an international career as a writer.
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            ISBN 9781869408527
            Published AU 25 Sep 2017
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            Much Ado About Shakespeare: 2016
              

            Much Ado About Shakespeare: 2016 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By (photographer) Bixley, Donovan

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            Take a peek behind the curtain to discover the boy, the youth, the man behind some of the greatest works of English literature. The life and times of William Shakespeare, richly imagined in this unique biography told using the Bard's own quotes.

            ISBN 9781927262023
            Published AU 10 Mar 2016
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            A Good Mail: Letters of John Mulgan
              

            A Good Mail: Letters of John Mulgan (Paperback)

            By Whiteford, Peter

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            The enigmatic figure of John Mulgan remains a striking presence in New Zealand culture, his sole novel, Man Alone (1939), one of the classic landmarks of a mature and independent New Zealand literature. His second book, Report on Experience, published posthumously in 1947, is one... of the most clear-sighted and moving memoirs to emerge from the Second World War. A Good Mail presents a generous selection of his letters home - letters to those he cared about, but from whom he felt a permanent separation. When he left New Zealand in 1933, he had declared I think I'm going to have the best year of my life . That confident expectation carried him through the first half of the thirties, but the growing political unrest in Europe severely dampened his enthusiasm ( It's a hell of a world we live in ), made him more and more conscious of his separation from whatever 'home' had come to mean, and strengthened his desire to see again his parents, his wife, and the son he scarcely knew. It was a desire that remained unfulfilled, his life ended by his own hand. These letters tell his story.
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            ISBN 9780864736932
            Published AU 12 Feb 2011
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd
             

            The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd (Hardback)

            By Macdonald, Finlay

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            Dame Lynley Dodd is New Zealand's best known author and illustrator of children's books. Her career was launched in 1973 with the publication of My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, which she collaborated on with cousin Eve Sutton. Other picture books soon followed and in 1983 the worl...d famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy was launched. Hairy Maclary's success placed Dodd in the international spotlight and the Hairy Maclary and Friends series is today one of the world's most successful series of picture books. The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd is a beautiful full-colour hardback telling the story of Lynley's early years, time at art school, teaching career, marriage and success as a children's author. The book is a pictorial history as much as a written one, and as such includes photos of the author's early years as well as the artwork she produced as she moved towards her world-renowned style - art school pieces, early political cartoons and illustrations for the correspondence school among others. The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd also includes never-before-seen working pages from Dodd's 'ideas book', character roughs of Hairy Maclary and his gang, images of text drafts and of course big beautiful reproductions of finished artwork - giving readers an insight into the painstaking labour of the creative process and the genius inherent in the end result. This beautiful book celebrates one of the country's most talented children's artists, whose work has delighted children and adults around the world for three decades.
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            ISBN 9780143567967
            Published AU 23 Oct 2013
            Publisher Penguin
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            Long Journey to the Border: A Life of John Mulgan
              

            Long Journey to the Border: A Life of John Mulgan (Paperback)

            By O'Sullivan, Vincent

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            John Mulgan was part of a gifted yet uneasy group of young New Zealanders who made their mark between the wars - men such as Ian Milner, James Bertram, Dan Davin and Geoffrey Cox. An Oxford graduate, he worked as a publisher at Oxford University Press before leaving for the front... in World War Two. Fascinated but sometimes troubled by his home country, Mulgan saw New Zealand as a place of challenge and austere demands, a land that produced men more practical than cultivated. In his famous novel, Man Alone, he depicted it as a tough, often heartless country, characterised by the solitary fgure who has come to symbolise the male New Zealand psyche. He wrote more warmly of the place and the people in the poignant memoir, Report on Experience, published after his death. Mulgan was a glamorous fgure: handsome, gifted and good at anything he attempted. His last years were spent fghting in the Allied cause in Egypt and Greece, where he distinguished himself. But there were darker threads, too, which culminated in his decision to take his own life in Cairo, just after the end of the war and aged only thirty three. In this penetrating biography, Vincent O'Sullivan draws on a large collection of personal papers, offcial records and contemporary memoirs to paint a vivid portrait of a man who came to represent so much about his country and his time.
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            ISBN 9781927131329
            Published AU 20 Oct 2011
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

            The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adelaide, Debra

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            Part-bibliomemoir, part-user's manual, Debra Adelaide shares a life dedicated to reading and writing.

            ISBN 9781760784355
            Published AU 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Hysteria: A memoir of illness, strength and women's stories throughout history
             

            Hysteria: A memoir of illness, strength and women's stories throughout history (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bryant, Katerina

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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            Katerina Bryant's debut Hysteria is an astounding hybrid memoir exploring chronic mental illness and the treatment of women's health throughout history. In the tradition of Siri Hustvedt's The Shaking Woman, Bryant blends memoir with literary and historical analysis to explore wo...men's medical treatment.
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            ISBN 9781742236773
            Published AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
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            Island Home

            Island Home (Paperback)

            By Winton, Tim

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            The natural world, in Tim Winton's novels, is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is true of his life. From boyhood, his relationship with sea, scrub and swamp has been as vital as blood relations. The country has seeped into him, with its rhy...thms, its dangers, its strange sustenance. This is the story of how that relationship came to be, and also a passionate exhortation for all of us to feel the ground beneath our feet. Much more so than any political idea, the physical entity of Australia defines us, in ways we too often forget. Wise, rhapsodic, exalted, Island Home is a beautiful, evocative, sometimes provocative, investigation of how the land makes us who we are.
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            ISBN 9780143574095
            Published AU 15 May 2017
            Publisher Penguin
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