Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia - holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and exploring their full imaginative potential in folk tales and novels. In the ... read more

Brolliology: A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature
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"The Hunting of the Snark" was first published in 1876, eleven years after "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and four years after "Through the Looking-Glass." It is a master-piece of nonsense and is connected to "Through the Looking-Glass" by its use of vocabulary from t... read more

The Hunting of the Snark
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Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Longlisted for Ockhams NZ Book Awards Poetry Prize 2018

Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it, Pasifika poetry warrior Selina Tusitala Marsh brings to life in Tightrope her ongoing dialogue with memory, life and death to find out whether 'stories' really can 'cure the incurable'. In ... read more

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"Staying Alive", "Being Alive" and "Being Human" have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry, and have helped poetry lovers to discover the little known riches of world poetry. Each anthology in the Staying Alive trilogy has 50... read more

Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogy
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War never stops. There have been two world wars since 1914 lasting for ten years, but wars have continued for a hundred years since then in many parts of the world: wars between nations, tribes and factions, wars over religion and beliefs, wars fought for land... read more

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An anthology of the poetry of World War I, this collection is more concerned with the War than with poetry, and as such it is a book with a theme. There are 72 poets represented here - including Wilfred Owen - of whom 21 died in action. Many of the poems have notes and introductions.

Up the Line to Death: War Poets, 1914-18
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Kona Macphee's What Long Miles is a characteristically eclectic collection from an ever-inventive writer, the winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for her previous collection, Perfect Blue. The poems range widely - nature and culture, body and psyche, the urban and the rural,... read more

What Long Miles
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This lively anthology brings together two kinds of funny: humorous poems that make you laugh or smile (funny ha-ha), and strange, surreal, witty or plain weird poems (funny peculiar). There has always been a tradition of comic and curious ve... read more

Funny Ha-Ha, Funny Peculiar: A book of strange & comic poems
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Bill Manhire's Collected Poems brings together thirty years of work from the outstanding poet of his generation.

Collected Poems 1967-1999
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Series:Hands on History Project

This colorful and imaginative book presents 30 fabulous costume projects covering great fashion styles from history, journeying from ancient Rome, Egypt, Japan and China to the worlds of the Incas, Native Americans, and Celts. The book provides an easy and fun wa... read more

Clothes (Hands-On History Projects)
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One day in spring 1964, the young American poet Robert Bly left his rural farmhouse and drove 150 miles to the University of Minnesota library in Minneapolis to obtain the latest book by the young Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer. When Bly retur... read more

Airmail: the Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Transtromer
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This stunning collection gathers never-before-seen poems, found by archivists in boxes kept at the Pablo Neruda Foundation in Chile in 2014. Neruda is renowned for poetry that casts away despair and celebrates living, fired by his belief that there is n... read more

Then Come Back: The Lost Poems of Pablo Neruda
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