Dystopian satire evokes impact of climate change and technology in South Pacific nation

MEDIA RELEASE Stella’s world is unravelling in this remarkable work of speculative fiction – reminiscent of Netflix satire Black Mirror and The Handmaid’s Tale – a new novel from writer and literary agent Chris Else. ‘Slowly, the air opened over Byte. A clear view of the seawall stretching from headland …

Saucy gourmet Peta Mathias shares dark and delicious love stories from around the world

MEDIA RELEASE Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from Around the World by Peta Mathias Published by Penguin Random House NZ, hardback, 05 November 2019, RRP: $35.00 ‘All you need is love,’ sang the Beetles. Right now, in a world of hate speech, online bullying and worse, we could all …

Jewish humanitarian worker and social entrepreneur under fire in Gaza

MEDIA RELEASE STILL LIVES: A MEMOIR OF GAZA by Marilyn Garson Mary Egan Publishing, 21 October 2019, paperback, RRP: $35.00 ‘In this moving and stunningly eloquent memoir, Marilyn Garson fulfils her promise “to tell what she saw” during her four years in Gaza as a Jewish humanitarian worker and social …

Philanthropist’s book celebrates golden era in our history

MEDIA RELEASE MID-CENTURY LIVING: THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE COLLECTION By CHRISTINE FERNYHOUGH Published by Penguin Random House NZ, hardback, 01 October 2019, RRP: $60.00 CHRISTINE FERNYHOUGH’S EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF MID-CENTURY AND MODERN NEW ZEALAND OBJECTS AND THE STORIES BEHIND THEM The best-selling author of The Road to Castle Hill, Christine Fernyhough’s …

Medical researcher reveals latest science about medical cannabis

MEDIA RELEASE MEDICAL CANNABIS: A BRIEF GUIDE FOR NEW ZEALANDERS By DR SHAUN HOLT & EMMA DALTON Published by Potton & Burton; September 20, 2019; RRP: $29.99 Medical cannabis is big business – a multi-billion-dollar global industry and grand ‘social experiment,’ that has legislators and Big Pharma sprinting to keep …

Major biography about legendary New Zealand yacht designer and boatbuilder Des Townson

MEDIA RELEASE Des Townson: A  Sailing Legacy by Brian Peet, published in hardback by Mary Egan Publishing, 18 September 2019, RRP: $80.00 ‘(Des Townson: A Sailing Legacy) is, without doubt, the most intimate and accurate portrayal that we will ever see of Des Townson and his yachts, but it also …