Chase me a kiwi

a portrait of New Zealand

Author: Aldwyn Abberley

Publisher: Tantivy Press


Category: History

Page: 229

View: 3419


Cat in a Kiwi Con

A Midnight Louie Mystery

Author: Carole Nelson Douglas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812584257

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 475


Attending a science fiction convention with an alluring Siamese companion, feline P.I. Midnight Louie investigates a murder despite thousands of zealous fan suspects, many of whom are unable to break character in order to respond to police questioning. Reprint.

A History of Fowling

Being an Account of the Many Curious Devices by which Wild Birds are Or Have Been Captured in Different Parts of the World

Author: Hugh Alexander Macpherson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Falconry

Page: 511

View: 9366


Misfit City

Author: Kirsten Smith,Kurt Lustgarten

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1613989873

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 7808


After discovering a secret entrance to the caves at Bootlegger's Bluff and finding Captain Denby still alive, the next volume of Misfit City will follow Wilder, Macy, Dot, and Karma as they continue the hunt for Black Mary's treasure. Collects issues #5-8.


Author: Karen Russell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307595447

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4067


Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

The Great Locomotive Chase

A History of the Andrews Railroad Raid Into Georgia in 1862

Author: William Pittenger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chattanooga Railroad Expedition, 1862

Page: 490

View: 794


Kiwi Wars

Author: Garry Douglas Kilworth

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472109244

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4185


This is a thrilling new military adventure for Captain Jack Crossman.Captain 'Fancy Jack' Crossman has been sent to New Zealand, where the Maori Wars are in progress. His remit is to map the bush country and to set up a network of spies. During conflict he finds that the Maori are an honourable and formidable enemy. However, nefarious Europeans are at work, enriching themselves as land agents.Jack becomes entangled with one of these agents, the brother of his lifetime burden Private Harry Wynter, and is in danger of being sucked down into a morass of evil affairs. When the final revelation comes, Jack realises just how heinous these crimes are, and he must hunt down and destroy these monstrous elements...

Novel About My Wife

Author: Emily Perkins

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385673116

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2760


From one of Britain’s most exciting young writers comes the story of a couple’s emotional and complicated relationship … from the husband’s perspective. Novel About My Wife is narrated by Tom Stone as he searches through the mysteries his wife has left him with. The reader is left to discover what dark thing has come between him and his beloved partner. Tom Stone is, as well as being cheerfully neurotic, madly in love with his wife Ann, an Australian in self-imposed exile in London. Pushing forty and newly pregnant, they buy their first house in Hackney. It seems they are moving into a settled future, despite spiralling money troubles. But Ann is dogged by a local homeless man whose constant presence comes to feel like a terrible omen. As her pregnancy progresses Ann finds solace in her new friendship with Kate, a woman Tom is both repelled by and peculiarly drawn to. Their home is beset with vermin, smells and strange noises. Is this normal for London, or is the measure of normality in this city actually mad? Novel About My Wife is Tom’s effort to understand this woman he has been so blindly in love with, and to peel back the past to see where the real threats in their lives were hiding. It is an investigation of guilt, love, forgiveness, and the perils of forgetting. She wasn’t one of those women who hate their feet, who hate their bodies, the kind who turn the sight of their ass in broad daylight into a state secret. (God, you just find yourself dying for a glimpse, you’ll do anything to get it, hover outside the bathroom door, hide under a table, pull back the sheets when she’s sleeping. Then because of all the mystery you end up, when you’re finally feasting your eyes, thinking, ‘hey, maybe she has got something to worry about.’) Ann didn’t care. Her body was open for viewing. It was one of the ways she distracted you from what was inside her head. --from Novel About My Wife From the Hardcover edition.

New Boots in New Zealand

Nine Great Walks, Three Islands and One Tramping Virgin

Author: Gilllian Orrell

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1775592340

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 6288


An extended stay in New Zealand determined the content of Gillian Orrell’s first book. New Boots in New Zealand is a humorous, first-hand account of walking the nine Great Walks of New Zealand, encompassing many additional facts, anecdotes and insights about New Zealand’s culture, history and peoples. Deciding to go solo, Gillian accomplished all nine walks in the space of a few months, not only learning all she needed to know about tramping but also a huge amount about New Zealand. This superbly written and hugely enjoyable book is the result of her efforts. It describes what tramping in New Zealand is really like, offering handy tips and wry observations that you won’t find anywhere else. New Boots in New Zealand is aimed at both first-time and experienced trampers, anyone who intends to go on any of the Great Walks, as well as armchair travellers of all ages.


Author: Cloud Coal Shackle

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479705764

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 2995


This entire play takes place in Adelaide Australia. The main plot outline of the play is that it is about a woman (Adelaide) who meets a man (Jimmy) and the two fall in love. The two both decide they want to marry each other but when a friend of Jimmy meets Adelaide for the first time, he decides that he is attracted to her as well. After devising a plan, he sets out to break the two apart and convince Adelaide to marry him instead.

This is Going to Hurt

Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509858644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

View: 4058


‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. As seen on ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.

By the Corner of Indian Western Ghats

Author: Ravi Hanj

Publisher: Ravi Hanj

ISBN: 1439206686

Category: Nature

Page: 158

View: 4755


Tejasvi opens up an amazing unseen world in his writings about his surroundingsÂ' within thirty miles radius. His fascinating world is as amazing as reading the explorations of Xuanzang, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Louis and Clark. ItÂ's a journey into a whole different perspective of India and Indian Western Ghats. Indian Western Ghats, also known as Malnad region is a tropical mountain region full of jungles, rivers, streams, waterfalls, abundant fauna flora including orchids, birds and wildlife. This region is also known for coffee, cardamom, pepper and coco plantations.I am delighted to bring Poornachandra TejasviÂ's literature to English. “By the corner of Indian Western Ghats” is my first attempt in this effort. These stories are true experiences of Mr. Tejasvi. These stories are filled with fun, humor and wit yet educative on environment and eco system.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553522205

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9972


Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prison-like orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease. With the help of Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they escape. But how will they ever get Willoughby Chase free from the clutches of the evil Miss Slighcarp?

A Wish for Wings That Work

An Opus Christmas Story

Author: Berke Breathed

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442011311


Page: N.A

View: 7843


Opus the penguin wants nothing more than to be able to fly--one thing that penguins cannot do--until one Christmas Eve, Opus realizes his greatest dream. Reprint.

They Let Me Write a Book! - Signed Edition

Jamie's World

Author: Jamie Curry

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008159436


Page: 224

View: 8464


Please note: This is a limited edition of 1000 copies which have been signed by the author. "Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jamie, I'm 19-years-old. I make videos on the Internet, and enough people watched them that they let me write a book. I know. What is life?" WELCOME TO JAMIE'S WORLD

A Sea-Chase

Author: Roger McDonald

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143786989

Category: Families

Page: 288

View: 2382


Growing up in inland Australia, Judy, a young teacher, has rarely seen the sea. But when she flees a rioting classroom one dismal Friday, a dud and a failure, she gets drunk and wakes up on a boat. Overnight her life changes; she is in love with being on the water and in love with Wes Bannister who lives on the boat. Sailing was not something Judy had ever thought about wanting, but now she craved it. Wind was the best teacher she'd had, by fara From then on, Judy believes that the one trusted continuation of herself is with Wes, and always will be, but then events at sea challenge their closeness. Must they become competitors against each other in the push to be equals? It seems they must. A Sea-Chase is a novel that vividly tracks ambition, self-realisation, and lasting love tied up in a sea story. The idea that nobody who sets off to do something alone, without family, friends, rivals, and a pressing duty to the world, ever does so alone, finds beautiful, dramatic expression in Roger McDonald's tenth, and most surprising novel.

Marc Ellis' Good Fullas

A Guide to Kiwi Blokes

Author: Marc Ellis,Charlie Haddrell

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781869711931

Category: Men

Page: 248

View: 3659


On the back of his enormously successful biography, Crossing the Line, Marc Ellis presents a tongue-in-cheek look at the Kiwi male. Ellis will look at all species of Kiwi maledom - the archetype, the stereotype and the type(s) he has only just invented (but ones that many of us, albeit secretly, already knew existed).