Non-Fiction

Imagine if you were told that you may never have children, that you’d never hold your own baby in your arms. And yet, what if you could find a way? Mission to Motherhood will inspire anyone facing the possibility of a childless future. Canadian-born Amira Mikhail shares her powerful story about how she tackled and overcame… Read More

Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the island that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story is a richly illustrated visual history of this country we call home. This creative non-fiction story of New Zealand explores defining moments of our… Read More

This enjoyable memoir is cleverly constructed with surprises throughout.  The life story of a young upper class British child expands across three continents and reaches the far flung antipodes closing with life as a £10 Pom in New Zealand.  Shelagh Duckham’s clarity of view brings different experiences to light as her family leaves their luxurious and… Read More

Sometimes referred to the ‘golden girl’ of Persian cookery, Sabrina Ghayour is an Iranian-born, award-winning food writer who has produced two previous cookbooks that have been bestsellers. Her latest offering, Feasts, deserves its name for it is a feast for all the senses, with its visually stunning design and tempting photos, and recipes that will… Read More

This astonishing memoir of a childhood lived in extreme poverty in Latin America was hailed as an instant classic following its publication in Colombia in 2012, almost a decade after the death of its author. Now translated into English, The Book of Emma Reyes describes in vivid detail, the remarkable courage and imagination of a young girl… Read More

Before there was Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, there was Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia’s first literary blockbuster. BLOCKBUSTER! is the engrossing story of a book that would help define the genre of crime fiction, and a portrait of a great city in full… Read More

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