Love your local…

Here is a smattering, nay, a plethora of books by local authors:
The Silver Gaucho by Jackie Ballantyne, Doby Press, $34.99: a surprising new novel ranging from Argentina to Dunedin and Otago. Dunedin’s Santa Parade features!
Oamaru: New Zealand’s Living Victorian Town ($49.99) and Peninsula: Exploring the Otago Peninsula (was$49.99 now $29.99) by Paul Sorrell & Graham
Warman, Penguin Books: Celebratory and informative, lovely to own and great gifts.
    Grahame Sydney: Paintings 1974-2014 from Craig Potton, $99.99; Deluxe Edition is $149.99: a major retrospective survey of paintings from Sydney’s 40-year career as an artist.
You Fit the Description: The Selected Poems of Peter Olds Cold Hub Press, $49.99: “In my mind’s bookshelf, this poet of the Dunedin I hold dear sits companionably between Baxter and Tuwhare.”  – Cilla McQueen.
MiStory by Philip Temple, Font Publishing, $34.99: both a dystopian thriller and a chilling warning, with believable characters who draw us into their (our??) story.
What Lies Beneath: A Memoir by Elspeth Sandys, Otago University Press, $34.99: a
searing, amusing, and never less than gripping tale of a difficult life, beautifully told.
Amisfield: Food and Wine from a Central Otago Winery Random House, $59.99: Fresh and sensational bistro food matched with gorgeous wines.
Kindness & Lies: Relationships That Make a Life by Lisa Scott, Bateman, $29.99: Funny, entertaining and thought-provoking insights into life’s pivotal relationships.
Reach by Laurence Fearnley, Penguin Books, $37.99: a brilliant novel about risk-taking and the ways in which creativity, struggle and danger empower individuals and enrich life.
Tuatara: Biology and Conservation of a Venerable Survivor by Alison Cree,
Canterbury University Press, $89.99: The evolution, natural history and conservation of
tuatara are covered in comprehensive detail in a style accessible to a wide readership.
Professor Penguin by Lloyd Spencer Davis, Random House, $39.99: a clever mix of scientific knowledge and anecdote, told with humour, hard-earned knowledge and insight.
Richard Seddon: King of God’s Own by Tom Brooking, Penguin Books, $64.99:
Premier from 1893 to his untimely death in 1906, Seddon held a clear vision for NZ; he was both the builder and the maintenance man – if not the architect – of our country.
Pewhairangi: Bay of Islands Missions and Maori 1814 to 1845 by Angela Middleton, Otago University Press, $49.99: the story of Ngapuhi and Pakeha engagement, as neighbours, over four decades, at Hohi, NZ’s first permanent European settlement.

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