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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.

Dot Queen of Riverstone Castle

Dot Queen of Riverstone Castle

ISBN# 9781775535430
$38.95NZD

2014. Collectable. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

His Way: A biography of Robert Muldoon

His Way: A biography of Robert Muldoon

ISBN# 186940243
$17.95NZD

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

Life

Life

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.

Front Line

Front Line

ISBN# 0224028278
$47.95NZD

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

Wet behind the Ears: Adventures of a Runaway Sailor

Wet behind the Ears: Adventures of a Runaway Sailor

ISBN# 1869504003
$14.95NZD

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

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

ISBN# 9781869799656
$14.95NZD

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

Daughter of Gloriavale: My life in a Religious Cult

Daughter of Gloriavale: My life in a Religious Cult

ISBN# 9781760631499
$18.95NZD

2017. A personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking secrets of the Gloriavale cult, with its rigid rules and oppressive control of women.

Young in the Twenties: A chapter of autobiography

Young in the Twenties: A chapter of autobiography

ISBN# 0091071003
$33.95NZD

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.

Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

ISBN# 9780670820559
$14.95NZD

1987. 1st Edition. The former assistant director of MI5 offers an account of British Intelligence during the 1970s.

Stet: An Editor's Life

Stet: An Editor's Life

ISBN# 0802116833
$37.95NZD

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

Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Thompson

Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Thompson

ISBN# 9781847372703
$17.95NZD

2011. The shocking, controversial, moving story of Matt Hampson, the rugby player who dislocated his neck and was paralysed in a England training session.

The Envoy from Mirror City
New Book

The Envoy from Mirror City

ISBN# 0091616905
$19.95NZD

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

The Journal of John Gabriel Stedman

The Journal of John Gabriel Stedman

$42.95NZD

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

Mountbatten: Eighty Years in Pictures

Mountbatten: Eighty Years in Pictures

ISBN# 0333265580
$22.95NZD

1979. A collection of photographs personally selected by Lord Mountbatten

Big Charlie; Elephant Bill

Big Charlie; Elephant Bill

$43.95NZD

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

Petals and Bullets
New Book

Petals and Bullets

ISBN# 9781927213766
$39.95NZD

2015. Based on the vivid, detailed and evocative letters written by Dorothy Morris to her family in Christchurch, while she was serving in Spain and other European countries.

Bourne to Rally: Possum Bourne the Autobiography
New Book

Bourne to Rally: Possum Bourne the Autobiography

ISBN# 9780958238816
$23.95NZD

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

Celebrating Women: New Zealand Women and their Stories

Celebrating Women: New Zealand Women and their Stories

ISBN# 0908561199
$37.95NZD

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

Edwina Mountbatten

Edwina Mountbatten

$22.95NZD

1961. Her life in pictures

Hannah: The Complete Story

Hannah: The Complete Story

$32.95NZD

1991. 1st Edition. As new. The story of the solitary woman farmer living a life of hardship on a remote Pennine farm, without electricity or running water.

Bread and Roses: Sonja Davies Her Story

Bread and Roses: Sonja Davies Her Story

ISBN# 090862008X
$44.95 $29.95NZD

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

Animals My Teachers

Animals My Teachers

$26.95NZD

1979. The autobiography of a veterinary surgeon. Collectable.

Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Elizabeth the Queen Mother

ISBN# 1862054169
$28.95 $16.95NZD

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

Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Ferrier

$23.95NZD

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

My Way; Robert Muldoon

My Way; Robert Muldoon

ISBN# 0589013858
$19.99NZD

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

Charles Dickens; A Pictorial Biography

Charles Dickens; A Pictorial Biography

$17.95NZD

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

6 Great Englishwomen

6 Great Englishwomen

ISBN# 9780954473617
$38.95NZD

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

Fantastica: The World of Leo Bensemann
New Book

Fantastica: The World of Leo Bensemann

ISBN# 1869404718
$212.95NZD

2011. Fantastica is the first book to survey the life and work of Leo Bensemann (1912-1986), one of the most remarkable New Zealanders of his generation. Out of print and collectable.

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

Enduring Legacy: Charles Brasch, Patron, Poet & Collector

ISBN# 1877276650
$29.95NZD

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

My Turn to Make the Tea

My Turn to Make the Tea

$23.95NZD

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

Popeye Lucas, Queenstown

Popeye Lucas, Queenstown

ISBN# 0589002945
$24.95NZD

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

The Search for Captain Slocum

The Search for Captain Slocum

$27.95NZD

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.

The Autobiography of Margot Asquith

The Autobiography of Margot Asquith

$27.95NZD

Published 1922

The Painted Years

The Painted Years

$18.95NZD

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

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.

KIRI; Her Unsung Story

KIRI; Her Unsung Story

ISBN# 0002559420
$14.95NZD

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

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.

The Queen's Confession

The Queen's Confession

ISBN# 9780385082761
$18.95NZD

1968. Fictional autobiography about the life of Marie Antoinette emphasizes her experiences and death during the French Revolution.

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.

Toughen Up

Toughen Up

ISBN# 9781869790462
$14.95NZD

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

Shackleton's Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley
New Book

Shackleton's Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley

ISBN# 1877161403
$58.95NZD

1998. The full story of Worsley's extraordinary life, often overshadowed by Shackletons fame, Worsley was a remarkable navigator and sailing master.

A New Zealander Looks Back

A New Zealander Looks Back

$27.95NZD

1946. An autobiography covering the period 1888-1946.

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.

Robert Laidlaw: Man for Our Time
New Book

Robert Laidlaw: Man for Our Time

ISBN# 9781927181003
$48.95NZD

2011. Robert Laidlaw, the Founder of Farmers.

Shakespeare Never Did This

Shakespeare Never Did This

$26.95NZD

1979. This account of Bukowski's 1978 European trip is described on the dust jacket as

Beyond The Pit Wall - My Life In Formula One and Beyond

Beyond The Pit Wall - My Life In Formula One and Beyond

ISBN# 9781869508548
$19.95NZD

2010. The motorsport recollections of Bob McMurray.

Kiwis Can Fly

Kiwis Can Fly

$64.95NZD

1976. 1st Edition. Signed by John Walker, Rod Dixon and Author. The human story of the golden era of New Zealand athletics.

A Clean Pair of Heels

A Clean Pair of Heels

$19.95NZD

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

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.

Mountbatten: Hero of Our Time

Mountbatten: Hero of Our Time

ISBN# 9780297778059
$28.95NZD

1980. A biography of Lord Mountbatten

A Field Marshall in the Family

A Field Marshall in the Family

ISBN# 0094595607
$18.95NZD

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

$28.95NZD

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

One Man in His Time: Adventures in Medical Practice

One Man in His Time: Adventures in Medical Practice

$22.95NZD

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

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

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

ISBN# 0589072110
$23.95NZD

1976. Biography of the noted Australian aviator.

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.

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

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.

Only Two Seats Left: The Incredible Contiki Story
New Book

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.

No Buggles No Drums

No Buggles No Drums

$39.95NZD

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

West with the Night

West with the Night

ISBN# 0865471185
$19.95NZD

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

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.

The Bodyguard's Story: Diana, the Crash, and the Sole Survivor

The Bodyguard's Story: Diana, the Crash, and the Sole Survivor

ISBN# 0316855464
$15.95NZD

2000. Where were you when Diana died?

The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson

The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson

ISBN# 1854106260
$18.95NZD

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.

A Kind of Homecoming

A Kind of Homecoming

$38.95NZD

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

Dan Carter: My Story
New Book

Dan Carter: My Story

ISBN# 9781927262382
$49.95 $29.95NZD

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

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.

Letters of Frank Sargeson
New Book

Letters of Frank Sargeson

ISBN# 9781869793333
$29.95NZD

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.

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.

Cutting Edge: The Story of Kiwi Motorsport Legend Rod Millen
New Book

Cutting Edge: The Story of Kiwi Motorsport Legend Rod Millen

ISBN# 9781775536208
$39.95NZD

2014. Rod Millen was a hero of New Zealand rallying in the 1970s.

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

I'm Your Man: The life of Leonard Cohen

ISBN# 9780099549321
$25.95NZD

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

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
$28.95NZD

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

The Virgin Way
New Book

The Virgin Way

ISBN# 9780753519882
$24.95NZD

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

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir
New Book

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

ISBN# 9781472124036
$25.95NZD

2016. A rhapsodic and beautifully composed memoir from American singer-songwriter legend, Carly Simon.

Rod: The Autobiography
New Book

Rod: The Autobiography

ISBN# 9780099574750
$22.95NZD

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

Blood In the Water
New Book

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.

The Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey
New Book

The Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey

ISBN# 1845880110
$29.95NZD

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

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.

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.

Most Happy Fella: Biography of Inia Te Wiata

Most Happy Fella: Biography of Inia Te Wiata

ISBN# 0091508819
$19.95NZD

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

Scrim - Radio Rebel In Retrospect

Scrim - Radio Rebel In Retrospect

ISBN# 0340157739
$23.95NZD

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

 Winston S. Churchill Volume I Youth 1874-1900

Winston S. Churchill Volume I Youth 1874-1900

$54.95NZD

1966. First 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.

My Early Life: A Roving Commission

My Early Life: A Roving Commission

$24.95NZD

1930. Early life of Winston S. Churchill.

Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years

Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years

ISBN# 0333325648
$22.95NZD

1981.

Adventurers Eye

Adventurers Eye

$27.95NZD

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

The Search for a Country

The Search for a Country

$24.95NZD

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