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Gardener’s Quiz and Puzzle Book

100 Brainteasers for Gardeners Who Know Their Onions

Due for release October 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

Test your botanical knowledge with over 100 puzzles and quizzes cultivated by garden expert Simon Arkeroyd and quiz-master Dr Gareth Moore. Show off by solving challenging anagrams of Latin species names and challenge yourself with stimulating activities aimed at improving your horticultural and botanical knowledge. Breathtaking botanical illustrations throughout and a wide range of quizzes and puzzles will ensnare and delight any gardener who thinks they know their onions

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820423| Paperback | 230 x 170mm | 224 Pages | Colour

Oink

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A Book of Fun for Pig Lovers

Due for release November 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

Pigs rock! And more and more people — including superstars such as George Clooney and Miley Cyrus — have discovered all the delightful characteristics that make them such endearing pets. Pigs are smart, they can learn tricks, they’re actually incredibly clean, and they’re communicative, social animals.

Oink is celebration of these wonderful creatures and the perfect gift for anyone who has ever fallen under a pig’s spell! Featuring memorable quotes from people such as Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, John Howard, Shelley Duvall and A.A. Milne, each accompanied by a beautiful photograph, this is a book that’s guaranteed to make you smile.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820102 | Hardback | 225 x 203 mm / 8.75 x 8 inches | 160 Pages | Colour

Meow (3rd Edition)

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A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers

Due for release October 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

Now pouncing back into hardback, gorgeous photography and memorable quotes create the ultimate gift book for cat lovers.

No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence. Meow: A book of happiness for cat lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway) and others are philosophical, or light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful and heart-warming photography, and now reissued in a high-quality hardback gift format, this is a collection to truly treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820225 | Hardback | 234 x 151 mm / 9.21 x 5.94 inches | 320 Pages

Fear and Courage

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True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience

Due for release October 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

We have all felt fear, whether it’s our racing heart as we make a speech or the profound awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results.

Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage, as Nelson Mandela famously said, ‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.’

25 true stories capture the full range of the fear and courage experience in the second book of the ‘Timeless Wisdom’ Series. At times humorous, often poignant, these stories shine a light on just what it means to be human.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820065 | Hardback | 227 x 170 mm / 9 x 6.75 inches | 232 Pages

Timeless Wisdom

The ‘Timeless Wisdom’ series showcases a diverse range of true stories collected from around the world, all contributed by mature writers as part of an international competition. Interspersed between the stories are memorable quotes touching on each book’s theme. The resulting books are inspiring, surprising and profoundly enriching.

 

Human Kindness

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True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience

Due for release October 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

Kindness comes in many forms and affects all of us. As Mark Twain said, ‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’ And while a kind gesture can often simply make someone feel better about their day, sometimes — as the twenty-five true stories collected here show — it can save a life.

The first in the ‘Timeless Wisdom’ Series, these stories are sourced from around the world. They are of the everyday and the extraordinary. The result is a book that explores all that is best about human nature.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820058 | Hardback | 227 x 170 mm / 9 x 6.75 inches | 240 Pages

Timeless Wisdom

The ‘Timeless Wisdom’ series showcases a diverse range of true stories collected from around the world, all contributed by mature writers as part of an international competition. Interspersed between the stories are memorable quotes touching on each book’s theme. The resulting books are inspiring, surprising and profoundly enriching.

The Journal Writer’s Companion

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Achieve Your Goals • Express Your Creativity • Realize your Potential

Numerous studies show that effective journal writing can significantly impact your life. Designed to be a clear, practical guide to using journaling to help you succeed in any area of life, The Journal Writer’s Companion is also a comprehensive reference to all of the different types of journaling techniques, from gratitude journals to bullet journals, legacy journals to art journals. The result is the only guide you’ll ever need to achieving personal and professional success the journaling way!

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820041 | Hardback | 210 x 152 mm / 8.25 x 6 inches |272 Pages

Going by Train

The Complete New Zealand Railways Story

Due for release in October. Pre-order your copy now!

Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand’s economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail’s growth and golden days, slow decline and recent resurgence. Fully illustrated, and written in a very readable style, rail fans and general readers alike will enjoy its wide-ranging topics, generous illustrations, anecdotes and personal accounts.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781775593553 |Cover & Jacket | 260 x 183 mm / 10.25 x 7.25 inches | 312 Pages | Colour

Cluck

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A book of happiness for chicken lovers.

Any chicken owner will know that there’s more to these endearing, quirky, clever characters than the eggs they produce. Cluck is a celebration of hens, roosters and chicks, combining high-quality photography with inspirational and amusing quotes to create the perfect gift for chicken fans. Some of the collection’s quotations come from famous people (Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Plutarch), others don’t; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful pictures of a variety of these farmyard birds, from Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons to Welsummers and Silkies, this collection of quotes and proverbs will steal any chicken lover’s heart.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 225 x 203 mm | 8.75 x 8 inches | 160 Pages | Colour

Australia Illustrated (2nd edition)

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Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. From the First People to washing lines and crocodiles, football and sunshine, koalas and akubras, skyscrapers and beaches, this is a glorious tribute to this wide brown land and its rich and varied multicultural communities. Vibrantly illustrated with watercolour, ink and mono-printing, it not only celebrates the more ‘typical’ Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, but also showcases the everyday quirks and idiosyncrasies that make Australia unique.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 280 x 245 mm / 11 x 9.5 Inches | Colour | 96 Pages

Curious English Words and Phrases (2nd edition)

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The truth behind the expressions we use.

‘Cloud nine’, ‘at the drop of a hat’, ‘spitting image’, ‘mollycoddle’, ‘rigmarole’, ‘round robin’, ‘spill the beans’, ‘kick the bucket’, ‘balderdash’ and ‘touch wood’. There are so many curious words and phrases that we often use and yet haven’t you ever wondered why we say them, where they come from and what they mean?

Written by language expert Max Cryer, Curious Words and Phrases has all the answers behind some of the most interesting and perplexing words and expressions in the English language. Bulging with information, it’s a useful reference book and the ideal gift for anyone curious about the words and phrases we use.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8.25 x 5.25 Inches | 432 Pages |

Minibeasts

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True rulers of our world and the key to our survival.

Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking macrophotography, this stunning insight into the world of the minibeasts reveals the critical role these true rulers of our world play in our survival. Topics covered include the jobs invertebrates (insects) perform that enable life on earth to exist, as well as how they have evolved to suit their environments. From new medical drugs to hi-tech robotics, minibeasts provide a wealth of material for humans to draw on to help solve our 21st-century problems.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 254 x 254 mm / 10 x 10 Inches  | Colour | 160 Pages |

Word to the Wise

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Untangling the Mix-ups, Misuse and Myths of Language

Even the best wordsmiths can trip over words that are commonly misused, mixed up or misspelled. This useful reference gets to the bottom of these language issues so that you can ensure you’ve got the word you’re looking for. With examples of how to sharpen up text and improve your writing, lists of useful social media abbreviations and a discussion of unusual plurals, this playful look at the often bizarre English language has got you covered, whether you’re writing a book, blog or an email.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches  | 192 Pages |

Happiness is a Red Teapot

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‘When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for… that’s when life is over.’ So said Audrey Hepburn, and we quite agree. Tea has a valued place in cultures worldwide. From the ritual of a Japanese tea ceremony to the cosy informality of an English cuppa, it soothes, grounds and comforts us.

This beautiful collection of quotes and photographs features words from people as diverse as Mick Jagger, Thich Nat Hahn, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly and Bear Grylls. It’s a testament to the universal appeal of tea, perfect for reading whilst sipping a mug or two. ‘Tea makes everything better’, after all.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 225 x 203 mm / 8¾  x 8 Inches | Colour | 160 Pages |

Today in New Zealand History

From the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Alexander Turnbull Library, this glorious, fully illustrated discovery of New Zealand’s key times brings history to life. Each day of the year features a story ranging from the nation-forming to the quirky. A timeline lists key events that have shaped the course of New Zealand’s political and constitutional development, while Born on this Day boxes scattered throughout provide details on around 100 figures of significance to New Zealand history.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 280 x 210 mm | Approximately 500 Colour Photographs | 304 Pages |

PUG: How to be the Best You

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Pugs have been the favorite pets of Chinese Emperors, and even lived with Tibetan Monks, so it’s not surprising they’ve gathered a wealth of wisdom over the centuries.

This delightful, illustrated book will put a smile on everyone’s face. Humorous and beautiful illustrations, combined with words of wisdom from PUG, take readers on an inspirational journey. Who would have thought that PUG stands for Philosophical Universal Guidance?

An excellent gift for all ages, or a fun coffee table item, How To Be The Best You will be loved by millions of people the world over.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 225 x 203 mm / 8 x 8 Inches | Colour | 64 Pages |

The Longevity List

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Myth busting the top ways to live a long and healthy life

Every day we’re bombarded by often-contradictory advice on what to do to keep ourselves healthy. How can we separate fact from fad? Written by a medical clinician, this is the ultimate myth-busting guide to what will really help us live a long and healthy life.

Along the way you’ll discover stacks of intriguing, entertaining and often very funny facts. It’s the one-stop checklist to living a life that might just see you reach your 100th birthday and beyond!

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152  mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 352 Pages |

Love Me Tender

 

The stories behind the world’s favourite songs

Some of the world’s best-loved songs have had remarkable origins. In a book full of surprises and curiosities, Max Cryer reveals stories from all around the world, and from artists as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Elton John. This truly fascinating book makes enthralling reading.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 210 x 155 mm | Illustrations | 192 Pages |

Is It True?

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The facts behind the things we have been told

In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social history, language, music, politics, food, sport, the natural world and much more, we discover the truth behind some of our most cherished beliefs.

For example:

Do St Bernard dogs really carry brandy?
Does Santa Claus come from the North Pole?
Did Winston Churchill coin the term ‘Iron Curtain’?
‘OK’ is an American expression, right?
Tulips come from Holland, don’t they?
Did Sarah Palin say ‘I can see Russia from my house?’
Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone?
Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry – didn’t she?

Max Cryer is a seasoned author who is incapable of writing a dull word. Always fresh and amusing, he will take you on a journey through your acquired knowledge, testing whether it is really up to scratch.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm | 216 Pages |

Inspiration for the Heart

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Often our lives are so busy that we forget to reflect on the important issues that underpin our relationships, careers and family life. But reflection is essential. From enjoying the present moment to using your imagination to its greatest potential, each page insightfully provides a catalyst for your own reflection.

If you apply the wisdom in this book to your life, you are sure to benefit, but the currencies in play may be patience, empathy and love rather than those of the material kind.

SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 138 x 105 mm | Black & White | 192 Pages |

Everyone Can Write

Everyone Can Write is an easy-to-understand, practical, ‘how to write’ book that is accessible to everyone from a business executive wanting to polish his reports to a retiree wanting to chronicle her family history. It solves the problems that beginning writers struggle with by giving them an easy-to-follow and simple set of rules that allows them to write rapidly and clearly.

The book outlines the three forms of non-fiction writing: report, narrative and essay. Each one is dissected and a set of rules applied to each structure. The rules are easily put into practice and vary for each structure. For example, in report writing, two easy-to-apply rules are: 25 words to a sentence and 3 or 4 sentences in a paragraph.

The author has also developed a foolproof method of structuring your writing, so that you make effective use of your time. It’s based on the easy-to-remember three-step formula: Pre-write, Free-write, Re-write. Pre-write refers to researching the necessary information. Free-write refers to getting the information onto the computer screen. Re-write refers to the essential task of editing the writing into clear readable text. This technique allows writers to become the editors of their own writing, thereby dramatically improve its quality.

The essentials of grammar and punctuation, easily confused words and other useful tips for writers are also covered.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 162 mm x 125 mm | 176 Pages |