Judging her first Landfall Essay Competition in 2018, Landfall editor Emma Neale was seriously challenged. The overall high quality of the 90 submissions made it impossible to choose. After a nails-bitten-to-the-quick struggle, she optimistically... read more

Strong Words 2019 - The Best of the Landfall Essay Competition

A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA chance encounter at Martha's Vineyard party blossomed into an enduring friendship. Carly Simon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis made an unlikely pair -- Carly, a free and artistic spirit; and Jackie, one of the most c... read more

Touched by the Sun - My Friendship with Jackie

Category:

 Funny/Quirky

'Curiosity is more than just a desire to discover. It's a lifestyle, and a purrvilege. It's hours of observing a fly on the wall. It's entering the sock drawer just before it closes. It's sniffing the lampshade one more time . . .'
Such is the wisdom of Cu... read more

The Adventures of a Curious Cat

Category:

 History

Series:In Minutes Ser.

'I have a dream', 'Government of the people, by the people, for the people', 'This was their finest hour', 'Tear down this wall', 'Give me liberty, or give me death', 'Free at last!'. They are the great words of history, inspiring war and peace, outrage and justice, rebel... read more

Great Speeches in Minutes

Category:

 Funny/Quirky

Chickens, Cows, Ducks, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbits, Trout, Salmon, Prawns, Lobsters - all of the animal kingdom - are not here for us to eat, we should be looking after them.
Friends Not Food is a celebration of our relationship with our animal f... read more

Friends Not Food - The Little Book of Vegan Wisdom

Category:

 NZ

A new softback edition of this modern classic of our most renowned tree, the tōtara. A wonder of evolution, the big tree of the forest, the wood behind Māori carving and Pākehā fence posts: the ‘mighty tōtara’ is New Zealand’s tree and this book tells its story. ... read more

Totara : A Natural and Cultural History

New Zealanders love to sing together. Thousands of us sing in hundreds of choirsthroughout the country, making it our most popular and participated in performing art. Most of us have sung in school choirs, or participated in national competitions such as the Big S... read more

Sing The Story of Choral Music in Aotearoa

The Great War is now typically regarded as senseless and futile, but most New Zealanders at the time considered it to be a war to preserve security and freedoms, to punish an aggressive enemy and to win a better world. Yet ... read more

The Home Front: The Impact of the Great War on Everyday New Zealanders, 1914-19

Category:

 Gardening

Featuring 20 gardens that showcase inspiring solutions to landscaping limited spaces to maximum effect, this book displays elegant structured gardens, whimsical retreats, verandahs and balconies, to potagers brimming with edibles and subtropical hideaways.... read more

Secrets of Small Gardens in New Zealand

Category:

 NZ

Michael Willis was ten years old, already keeping rabbits, guinea pigs, frogs, possums and birds in his parents¿ garden and dreaming of running a zoo of his own. Then came a life-changing present: a copy of naturalist Gerald Durrell¿s The Bafut Beagles. Suddenly the idea of working with animals beca... read more

Rescue

Category:

 Animals

Reading Level:General Adult

Sorry I Humped Your Leg (Again) is a brand new batch of laugh-out-loud letters (and accompanying full-color photographs) addressed by dogs to their owners. From an impassioned plea to return from the store with the right doggie t... read more

Sorry I Humped Your Leg: (And Other Letters from Dogs Who Love Too Much)

For millennia exploration has been central to man's quest for meaning and knowledge. For when we set our sights on the horizons, we bring everything us around into focus. Erling Kagge was the first man in history to reach all of the Earth's poles by foot - t... read more

Philosophy for Polar Explorers