The Empire Strikes is the tale of the well-known Melbourne Cup winner and one of the world's finest horse trainers, New Zealander Laurie Laxon. While most winners come from horse stock, Laurie Laxon was an apprentice builder in Ngar... read more

The Empire Strikes: The Extraordinary Life of Laurie Laxon
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An extraordinary true story of a love that emerged, against all odds, from the brutal war in Nazi-occupied Europe.

The Note Through the Wire
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'An ode to the ways in which engineering has improved human civilisation' John Hennessy, Chairman, Alphabet'A blueprint for future global progress underpinned by the spirit of innovation' Lord Foster, architect
Today's unp... read more

Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering and the Future of Civilisation
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 Biographies & Memoirs

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Earthquakes in New Zealand have always been a reminder of its Geological idiosyncrasies, and occasionally when the earth moved, so did our little house on Christchurch's sandy suburban fringe. My father - declared a near-genius by my mother - was a mechanical engineer, ... read more

A Parallel Universe
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 Biographies & Memoirs

New Zealander Kenny Smith won the New Zealand Hill Climb championship when he was just 16 and, now, at over 70, he still competes in the NZ Formula 5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series. This biography covers Kenny Smith's long career in motor racing, including the golden years of the... read more

Kenny Smith
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 Biographies & Memoirs

SOLDIER, ESCAPER, SPYMASTER, POLITICIAN - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons car park in 1979. Forty years after his death, Patrick Bishop's lively, action-packed biography examines the life, heroic war and death of one of Britain's most remarkabl... read more

The Man Who was Saturday
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What happens when a confirmed adventurer becomes a father? Does he continue his solo adventures? Is there a way of having it all - time with family plus adventures?

High Adventure: The Adventure Doesn't End When You Become a Dad
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 Biographies & Memoirs

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Writer Elspeth Sandys was born during the Second World War, the result of a brief encounter between two people who would never meet again. The first nine months of her life were spent in the Truby King Karitane Hospital in Dunedin, where she was known by her birt... read more

What Lies Beneath: A Memoir
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The signs of climate change are unmistakable even today, but the real transformations have hardly begun. We've been taught that warming would be slow-but, barring very dramatic action, each of these impacts is likely to arrive within the length... read more

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
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Suffering the recent loss of her beloved grandfather and newly committed to a career in journalism, Delphine Minoui decided to visit Iran for the first time since the revolution--since she... read more

I'm Writing You from Tehran - A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future
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Inspiring true story of a single mum and daughter who traded a conventional life in the suburbs for a life lived fully together travelling the world.
What if you followed your heart to a life that made you t... read more

Backyard to Backpack: A solo mum, a six year old and a life-changing adventure
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An unforgettable story of four women who came to California to try to make it in a world stacked against them. Through grit and ingenuity, the women became stars in cutthroat, high-sta... read more

Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime
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