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Myth New Zealand

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by Justin Brown

Bestselling author Justin Brown sets out to discover whether modern New Zealand is the same place he was promised when growing up in the 1970s — the land of rugby, racing and beer, 80 million sheep and number 8 fencing wire.

Brown performs a 20th century reality check on Godzone, seeking to learn whether this is still the best place to bring up kids and what the future might hold for us.

This beautifully-printed hardback comes complete with a CD of original Brown songs.

What the reviewers say

I borrowed it off a friend and I’m not giving it back’ – entertainer and author Max Cryer

‘Justin Brown is the natural heir to Max Cryer, except he’s shorter and can’t play the piano.’ – RNZ National broadcaster Jim Mora

‘A guidebook that explains what makes Kiwis tick’ – Jackie Russell, The Times

‘An insightful humourous meander through our history with a look into our future’M2 magazine

‘A humorous and provocative look at New Zealand and the way we see ourselves today’ – Book critic Graham Beattie

‘I would like to say I have read it, but my wife nicked my copy and is laughing so much reading it , she will not give it back until its finished!’ – Photographer Brendon O’Hagan

‘Comical, thought provoking look at our country.’ – Nicky Pellegrino, Herald On Sunday

‘Interesting book by an interesting writer ‘– Best-selling author Paul Little

‘A fantastic book.’ – Broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst

‘New Zealand has been missing a Bill Bryson-esque writer for some years. With Myth New Zealand I think you’ll find Justin Brown can safely assume that mantle.’ – Andrew Frame

‘Interesting book!’ — Paul Henry, television broadcaster

‘A thoughtful and fun exploration of specific views/ideas of selfhood in New Zealand . . . good read.’ — Bookiemonster

‘It’s a fantastic book.’ — Muzza, radio broadcaster

‘A really good read . . . it makes you think.’ — Mark Bunting, radio broadcaster

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

Justin Brown’s books are available at Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-3-9

Hardback with jacket, 288 pages

CD of original songs included

16cm x 24cm (portrait)

RRP NZ$29.99

For trade sales inquiries of this title, please contact Hurricane Press.


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Fishermen’s Tales

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by Peter Jessup

Fishermen’s Tales is a collection of wonderful and often hilarious stories about those who go fishing.

For if there’s one thing the typical fisherman enjoys almost as much as catching fish, it’s telling stories about fish. Everyone has a ‘fishy story’.

Veteran writer Peter Jessup has been collecting such tales for more than 30 years as a writer and fishing enthusiast whose work has been widely published in New Zealand magazines and newspapers.

Fishermen’s Tales is a collection of his favourite stories, from the streams and coastlines of New Zealand to the rivers, lakes and seas around the world.

As incredible as these stories seem, all of them are true. Honest.

What the reviewers say

‘Perfect for a lazy afternoon read.’Daily Post
‘Fantastic book!’ — Andrew Dewhurst, Radio Sport
‘Definitely a keeper and not just for fishos.’ — Bob Molloy, Bay Chronicle
‘Interesting and informative.’Hawkes Bay Today
‘Easy and entertaining read.’NZ Dairy Exporter
‘Entertaining!’NZ Fishing News
‘Funny, scary and guaranteed to entertain.’Whangarei Report

This is the companion edition to Jessup’s book Boaties’ Tales.

Both books are available as ebooks and as hardback print editions.

Peter Jessup

Peter Jessup

About the author

Peter Jessup has been writing about sport, fishing and history for more than 30 years. He’s based in Auckland, New Zealand.

All Jessup’s ebooks can be bought from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Peter Jessup

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-5-3

Hardback, 192 pages

13.5cms x 20.5cms (portrait)

RRP NZ$24.99 inc. GST

 


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Boaties’ Tales

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by Peter Jessup

Boaties’ Tales is a collection of weird, wonderful and often hilarious stories about man’s obsession with staying afloat – whether it’s aboard a yacht, supertanker, fishing trawler or in the humble dinghy.

Author and veteran journalist Peter Jessup shares a lifetime of boating yarns from New Zealand, where he lives, and afar.

Learn about the worst (and most unusual) shipping disasters; the world’s fastest, biggest and most expensive boats, and enjoy some stories that will simply make you laugh.

They say the happiest two days of a boat-owner’s life are the days he (or she) buys a boat – and the day they sell it.

This collection of stories reminds us all why that’s the case!

What the reviewers say

‘Every boatie should get their hands on this gem.’ – Kerry Hebberley, Hawkes Bay Weekend.
‘Stories that will make you laugh and others that will shock and surprise.’Hawkes Bay Today.

This is the companion edition to Jessup’s book Fishermen’s Tales.

Both books are available as ebooks and as hardback print editions.

Peter Jessup

Peter Jessup

About the author

Peter Jessup has been writing about sport, fishing and history for more than 30 years. He’s based in Auckland, New Zealand.

All Jessup’s ebooks can be bought from Amazon.

AmazonAuNZ

 

Specifications
Author: Peter Jessup

ISBN: 978-0-9864684-1-4

Hardback, 192 pages

13.5cms x 20.5cms (portrait)

RRP NZ$24.99 inc. GST


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Tangled Lines

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by Anthony Swainson

Anthony Swainson has devoted more than half a century in search of the perfect day’s fishing.

His quest includes the rivers and streams of New Zealand, the raging East Coast seas and fishing trips halfway round the world. Tangled Lines is his collection of whimsical stories, relating his fishing odyssey.

What the reviewers say

‘Plenty of humour and wit . . . should be in every angler’s collection . . . a book to saviour and enjoy . . . a must buy . . . highly recommended.’ – Graham Carter, Fishing & Outdoors.

‘A truly great collection of fishing short stories.’ – Mark Kitteredge, NZ Fishing News.

‘Quirky . . . A relaxing read for a very reasonable price. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.’ – Brendan Coe, NZ Rod & Rifle.

‘Restores my faith in the printed word.’ – Rob Sloane, FlyLife Magazine.

‘Well written.’Whangarei Report.

‘Just right for some holiday reading.’NZ Trout Fisher.

‘Interspersed with some magical photographs of people, fish and scenery, this is a delightful book.’ – Boat Books, Auckland.

Tony Swainson

Anthony Swainson (1942-2013)

More by the same author

Author Anthony Swainson died in 2013 but he leaves behind a legacy of stories that we’ve published in a series of ebooks.

Five volumes of stories – some republishing chapters from Tangled Lines – have been published in digital format. Their titles are Hook, Line, Sinker, Landed and a compendium of the first three called Hook, Line & Sinker.

 

All Swainson’s ebooks can be bought from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Anthony Swainson

ISBN: 978-0-9864684-0-7

Hardback, 172 pages

26cm x 19cm landscape

RRP NZ$34.99 inc. GST

For trade inquiries of this book, please contact Hurricane Press.


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The Sheep Whisperer

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by Tom Davidson

Layabout Kevin Dolittle is looking forward to a summer on the dole when WINZ thrusts him into action as a trainee shepherd.

Kevin soon discovers he can communicate with a flock of renegade sheep, led by Jonkey (who replaced an old ewe called Helen). It’s not just the sheep who get roasted in this satire of New Zealand politics.

This hardback book – with illustrations that will put a smile on your face – is billed as ‘a New Zealand fairy tale for grown ups.’ It’s the gift that’s just as suitable for the politically aware as it is for those who are sick of national politics.”

Tom Davidson

Author Tom Davidson

This was the first book by the late writer-illustrator Tom Davidson whose comedy material has appeared on television (Pulp Sport) and radio.

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications
Author: Tom Davidson

ISBN: 978-0-9864684-3-8

Hardback, 96 pages

15cm x 11cm landscape

RRP NZ$19.99 inc. GST