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He reo tuku iho
by Awanui Te Huia
Reclaiming a language is a slow-burning process, both deeply personal and intricately connected to the socio-economic, historical and political conditions in which we live. In He Reo Tuku Iho: Tangata Whenua and Te Reo Māori, Awanui Te Huia focuses on the lived experiences of tangata whenua and explores ways in which they can reclaim te reo.
The Long Covid Handbook
by Gez Medinger and Professor Danny Altmann
Reports suggest that over 100m people around the world are living with Long Covid (more than 1.5m in the UK) yet reliable, clear information and guidance remains scarce. This book is the definitive guide to understanding, managing and treating the condition.
Rakiura: The wild landscapes of Stewart Island
by Rob Brown
Stewart Island/Rakiura is one of our special places, an island that Is increasingly cherished by New Zealanders. This has inspired the revising of “Rakiura” the work of leading landscape photographer Rob Brown, which was first published in 2006. Critically acclaimed at the time, his original large-format photographs remain as powerful as ever, while more recent photographs have also been added.
Agatha Christie
by Lucy Worsley
A new, fascinating account of the life of Agatha Christie from celebrated literary and cultural historian Lucy Worsley. With access to personal letters and papers that have rarely been seen, Lucy Worsley’s biography is both authoritative and entertaining and makes us realize what an extraordinary pioneer Agatha Christie was—truly a woman who wrote the twentieth century.