A Portrait of Justice Peter Mahon
Sam Mahon – Longacre Press - $39.99
I rate Peter Mahon a great New Zealander , (and author of that immortal line, “an orchestrated litany of lies”), and welcome this frank and entertaining biography written by his eldest son, Sam Mahon, an artist, (painter, sculptor, printmaker), who lives in a reconstructed flour mill in North Canterbury.
Humorous, honest, and most readable.
LITTLIES – THE BOOK OF ANSWERS
Leading experts solve your real-life parenting problems
Penguin - $45
…. a treasure trove of wisdom and spot-on advice from the ‘Ask our Experts’ column in Littlies magazine. Encompassing all aspects of childrearing from eating well to behaving well, the book is a user-friendly guide to the challenges parents face.
Questions are answered by: Dr Simon Rowley (Paediatrician), Nikki Hart (Dietician), Diane Levy (Family Therapist), Nigel Latta (Psychologist), Dr Catherine Cearns (GP) and Marcia Roberts (Lactation Consultant).
Ninox Television with Nicola McCloy
Hodder Moa - $34.99
The acclaimed TV2 series, and now by extension the book, offers a unique approach to crime investigation using recognized psychic mediums to uncover new leads in some of NZ’s most chilling unsolved murders. The book goes beyond the tv programme in its revelations.
Richard Quinn – Dumore Publishing - $34.95
A life-changing approach to motherhood
Jodie Hedley-Ward – Exisle Publishing - $34.99
The Journals of Jack Lovelock
Edited by David Colquhoun
Craig Potton Publishing - $49.99
This handsome cloth covered hardcover grew out of an exhibition, Come on, Jack! The Lovelock Olympic Story which the author curated at the National Library of New Zealand Gallery in 2000. The exhibition drew heavily on Lovelock’s papers held at the Alexander Turnbull Library, and later Roger Robinson,a noted runner, writer, broadcaster and former academic at Victoria University , suggested to the author that he edit the journals and diaries for publication. Here is the result.
Editor Brian Butler
Artspace & Clouds – NZ$75
This is the first in the Volume series to be published by Artspace, Auckland and Clouds and it considers retrospectively and documents the first six months of programming during Brian Butler’s term as director.
Clouds Publishing – http://www.clouds.co.nz/
Editor/author Viola says that she desires to brighten the lives of all New Zealanders with her second compendium. While this 28 page large format paperback looks for all the world like a children’s book in fact it is not. Zany Viola has gathered up short stories and a few poems from a dozen or so friends around NZ and a couple from abroad.
Fun but may be hard to find outside Wellington. If so visit Viola’s website: www.wellingtonwriters.com/viola/