This is Rod Laver's first-hand account of his historic 1969 Grand Slam sweep of all four major tennis titles. In this memoir, the four-time Wimbledon champion and the only player in tennis history to win two Grand Slams details his childhood, early career and his most... read more
Every child has a dream of how they would like their life to be when they grow up. It's hard to know how many of us realise those early dreams because they can get lost through our many life experiences. Inspirational speaker Grant Kitchen bel... read more
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|Awards:||Winner of the Russell Clark Illustration Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016|
There has never been a period when Shakespeare was out of fashion. In his lifetime he was incredibly successful, and soon after his death his works were published to the world.
Within these pages you will find a new interpretation of Shakespeare's stages, a play o... read more
In Dead People I Have Known, the legendary New Zealand musician Shayne Carter tells the story of a life in music, taking us deep behind the scenes and songs of his riotous teenage bands Bored Games and the Doublehappys and his best-known bands Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer. H... read more
It is now largely forgotten that, until the late 1960s, professional tennis players - that is those who played openly for money - were banned from competing in the world's major tennis tournaments. Before then, the great contests such as the Davis Cup, Wimbledo... read more
This book recuperates for art historians and the reading public the distinguished but forgotten career of the Melbourne artist, Esther Paterson. Aside from providing a close-up of Esther's oeuvre - sketches for newspapers and magazines,... read more
In a collection of essays published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others - along with original, previously unreleased essays ' Hanif Abdurraqib explores the political, social, racial condition of our world today through the language of music a... read more
Virginia Woolf, figurehead of the Bloomsbury Group and an innovative writer whose experimental style and lyrical prose ensured her position as one of the most influential of modern novelists, was also firmly anchored in the reality of the houses she lived in and those she visi... read more
As John Motson approaches his nal game after 50 years of commentary at the BBC, he takes a re ective look back on the 17 World Cup's that he has experienced anc covered during his life. The book nishes o with a look at how Motty beleives the current England side will line up this year in Russia and the winding down of his career.
When he first started working on Pet Sounds , Brian Wilson said that he was going to write "the greatest rock album ever made." That album, released in 1966, fifty years ago, changed the face of popular music. From concepti... read more
Polly Devlin is a writer, broadcaster and filmmaker. She holds an OBE for services to literature. After spending her childhood in Northern Ireland, at the age of twenty-two she took up her first job--as a writer, and soon features editor--on British Vogue, at the heart of 1960s Lond... read more
Stepping into Sun Studios in 1954 Elvis Aaron Presley recorded his first single That s All Right . Little did he know he would soon revolutionize music and culture worldwide. This graphic novel biography starts with the story of The King s humble beginnings in Mississippi, detailing every step... read more