A heartbreaking yet hugely funny story of a young Kiwi girl coming to grips with her sexuality and trying to reconcile who she is against the stark disapproval from her parents. From subtext and sadness to main text, motorbikes and happy endings.
A powerful first-person account of life in Wuhan during COVID-19. In 2020, after the government imposed a lockdown, acclaimed writer Fang Fang began publishing an online diary. Her postings gave voice to the fears of millions of her fellow citizens.
One of Aotearoa's finest singers Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty, courage and hope about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination, and growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined.
In 1942, twenty-two-year-old Franci Rabinek arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her three-year journey from Terezin to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and finally Bergen Belsen.
An honest memoir that tells of the deep secrets that comedian, writer and actor Davies has carried "in every molecule of my flesh and bones and in every thought and action, in my hunched, splayed-footed walk, my lisping Essex accent" since childhood.
Caroline Barron's father died suddenly on her twentieth birthday. He never knew his birth mother. Caroline spent years poring over her family history. The secrets she unearthed eventually led her to Ripiro Beach, and a collision of past and present.
"This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad Catholic school in Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed." A moving tale of survival and hope.
In 1910, Olive MacLeod, a thirty-year-old Scottish aristocrat, received word that her fiancé, the naturalist Boyd Alexander, was missing in Africa. So she went to find him. Olive the Lionheart is the thrilling true story of her astonishing journey.
When Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore for possessing a knife, he was treated 'roughly' by police and died as a result of his injuries. The killing led to a five day uprising that set the entire city on edge, and caught the nation's attention.
Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of interwar Bloomsbury, was home to female activists, experimenters and revolutionaries. They were each seeking a 'room of one's own' where they could live, love and, above all, work independently.
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