This Mortal Boy

This Mortal Boy

' This is his story. 'A beautiful writer' - The Times Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9780143771814

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand. Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand. But what really happened? Was this a love crime, was it a sign of juvenile delinquency? Or was this dark episode in our recent history more about our society's reaction to outsiders? Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story. 'A beautiful writer' - The Times Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.
Categories: Fiction

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets

First published in 1987, this book has been in print ever since - a continual classic and perennial favourite.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775533559

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu. In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, and in this winner of the New Zealand Book Awards, Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations - Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's harsh leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The 'secrets' encapsulated the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and future. First published in 1987, this book has been in print ever since - a continual classic and perennial favourite.
Categories: Fiction

Grey Wings

Grey Wings

The boy will save him if your Aurelius allows himself to be saved.” “Tell me of this
boy!” he demanded. “That was not part of the price!” the second eldest snapped, “
what will you give us for knowledge of the boy?” “He is mortal, Ladies. Mortal ...

Author: Katie Marie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291646320

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Jason is stranded in a dark city, and is in desperate need of help when he has no idea how he will get home. So, when he collides with Aurelius, an Angel only in the mildest sense of the word - who has committed a crime worthy of great punishment, but has been handed a rare chance at redemption - Jason can see a way home. However, their journey will be hampered by Fallen Angels, Earth Spirits, and Griffons - and none can say if everyone will make it home.
Categories: Fiction

At the End of Darwin Road

At the End of Darwin Road

An evocative memoir about the emergence of a pre-eminent writer in a changing world 'What I have to tell is largely a personal narrative about how I came to inhabit a fictional world' This absorbing memoir explores the first half of writer ...

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781869796402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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An evocative memoir about the emergence of a pre-eminent writer in a changing world 'What I have to tell is largely a personal narrative about how I came to inhabit a fictional world' This absorbing memoir explores the first half of writer Fiona Kidman's life, notably in Kerikeri amid the 'sharp citric scent of orange groves, bright heat and . . . the shadow of Asia' - at the end of Darwin Road. From the distance of France, where Kidman spent time as the Katherine Mansfield Fellow in Menton, she reconsiders the past, weaving personal reflection and experience with the history of the places where she lived, particularly the fascinating northern settlements of Kerikeri and Waipu, and further south the cities of Rotorua and Wellington. Her story crosses paths with those of numerous different New Zealanders, from the Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana, to descendants of the migration from Scotland led by a charismatic Presbyterian minister, to other writers and significant friends. We learn of Kidman's struggles to establish herself as a writer and to become part of different communities, and how each worked their way into her fiction. At the End of Darwin Road is a vivid memoir of place and family, and of becoming a writer: 'I was certain that . . . I would continue to write, if possible, every day of my life.'
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

This Scepter d Isle

This Scepter d Isle

could not get through the door if it opened. "Here is Lord Denoriel and the mortal
boy he is guarding. They need a path into the mortal world." There was only
silence. Denoriel stepped closer. "Magus Treowth," he said. "I am sorry to trouble
you ...

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618244222

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 637

DENORIEL: WARRIOR OF KORONOS; RIDER IN THE WILD HUNT . . . NURSEMAID Denoriel Siencyn Macreth Silverhair was a warrior in Koronos' band, a fierce rider in the Wild Hunt, but when he was summoned he came obediently to the valley of the FarSeers. A glow of power lifted about the crystal lens. "Here is the nexus of our future," said the FarSeer in the dress of ancient Greece, and a mist seemed to pass over the surface of the lens. A moment later, the surface cleared, and within it, Denoriel saw the image of a human infant, red-haired and scowling, swaddled in fine, embroidered linen and lace . . . and glowing with power. The babe was being held by a figure that Denoriel recognized¾the mortal king of England, Henry, eighth of that name. The lens misted again, and scene after scene played out briefly before him¾briefly, but enough to show him a future very bright for the mortals of England, a flowering of art, music, and letters, of great deeds, of exploration and bravery. Oh, there were problems¾¾twice, if Denoriel read the signs aright Spain sent a great fleet against England, only to be repulsed at minimal cost. But the troubles were weathered, the difficulties overcome, and the result was nearly an age of gold. "And this," said the lady of the ancient ways, "Is what will come to pass if that child does not reign." Fires . . . Black-robed priests, grim-faced and implacable, condemned scores, hundreds, to the Question, torturing their bodies until they would confess to anything, then burning what was left in front of silent onlookers. Others, whose intellects burned as brightly as the flames, did not need to be tortured; they confessed their sins of difference defiantly . . . and were also burned. In place of a flowering of art and science, came a blight. Darkness fell over the land, pressed there by the heavy, iron hand of Spain and the Inquisition. "You are the key to all of this." The FarSeer's emerald eyes held his. "The red-haired child of Great Harry of England must live, and thrive, and grow up to rule. You must go to it in the mortal world, and become its protector." "But I am a warrior, not a nursemaid¾" he said, feebly. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Categories: Fiction

Fancie S Followers

Fancie   S Followers

I expressed my concerns about this mortal boy in great detail to you before we
parted, before we said goodbye on what I considered civil terms ... terms that
would have spared the mortals, for whom you show such great concern, much
difficulty ...

Author: Jannet Ridener

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462008285

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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I dont know a lot about too much of anything. Never did really used to think I did, but I didnt. A Midsummer Nights Dream, the classic Shakespearean tale of intricate sylvan misadventures, provides the inspiration for this contemporary retelling, shaped with a more modern sensibility. Stalled party plans, religious services, romance, and a midlife crisis lead earnest people into a forest for escape, blessings, notice, and solace. Incarnate deities take too much interest in the seekers lives for no better reason than the mismanagement of their own affairs and instigate the unintentional but escalating deterioration of matters for the bewildered mortals. Theres no tree too tall, or insect so small, that cant add more nonsense to the foolishness transpiring. These are mysterious circumstances for people who didnt know that miracles are real, are as old as the universe, and will continue in some form or another, somewhere or another, until the end of time.
Categories: Fiction

All the Way to Summer

All the Way to Summer

To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0143773658

Category:

Page: 368

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A powerful collection of stories exploring love and longing from the award-winning author of This Mortal Boy. Fiona Kidman's early stories about New Zealand women's experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s, and she has since continued to tell the realities of women's lives, her books resonating with many readers over the years and across the world. To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love. The final stories trace her own history of love, a memoir of significant people from childhood and beyond.
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The Mortal Instruments Companion

The Mortal Instruments Companion

I love this little play on the word mundane in The Mortal Instruments. Jace's place
as golden boy is underscored further when Clary thinks about his “tawny eyes,”
and we soon know this guy is heading down that long fictional road toward being
 ...

Author: Lois H. Gresh

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250039286

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 546

The Mortal Instruments Companion, a must-read guide to the wildly popular Mortal Instruments series, is a terrific gift for the millions of fans both young and old—especially with the Sony Pictures film version of City of Bones, the first book in the series, hitting theaters in August 2013. Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Twilight Companion and The Hunger Games Companion, the book takes fans deeper into the world of the Shadowhunters created by Cassandra Clare—a gritty urban fantasy world full of demon hunters into which Clary Fray, a Brooklynite previously unaware of the magical world, is suddenly and inexplicably pulled. The Mortal Instruments Companion includes fascinating background facts about the action in all seven books, a revealing biography of the author, and amazing insights into the series' major themes and features—from the nature of evil and the Downworlders, to the power of the Sight, to the Mortal Instruments themselves. It's everything fans have been hungering for since the very first book! This book is not authorized by Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, or anyone involved in the City of Bones movie.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

A Breed of Women

A Breed of Women

A bestselling and influential novel, this compulsive story examines women's changing lives. 'One thing she had learnt was that she and Leonie belonged to a breed of women who were indestructible. They were survivors.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781869798741

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

View: 621

A bestselling and influential novel, this compulsive story examines women's changing lives. 'One thing she had learnt was that she and Leonie belonged to a breed of women who were indestructible. They were survivors.' Taking risks is something Harriet seems driven to do as she struggles to retain her identity as a woman in the face of opposing demands from society. Through her adolescence in rural New Zealand, two marriages and a television career, she steadfastly maintains her quest. But, in the end: What has she won? What had she lost? 'Tautly written, often poetic, and dramatic . . . a first-class novel.' - Sydney Morning Herald
Categories: Fiction

This Change in the Light

This Change in the Light

A superb collection of poetry from one of New Zealand's top writers. Fiona Kidman's exquisite and adroit poetry invites the reader into her life, introducing us to her family, friends and places she has loved.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Godwit

ISBN: 1775538559

Category:

Page: 128

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The Awakened Kingdom

The Awakened Kingdom

Yeine would have been ableto repair the damage easily; why didyou not
summon her? ... The mortal boy was standing inthe shadows against a wall,
across the street from a big domed building that felt more important than
everything else ...

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356505770

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 771

SOME TRUTHS MUST BE LEARNED THE HARD WAY... As the first new godling born in thousands of years - and the heir presumptive to Sieh the Trickster - Shill's got big shoes to fill. She's well on her way when she defies her parents and sneaks off to the mortal realm, which is no place for an impressionable young god. In short order she steals a demon's grandchild, gets herself embroiled in a secret underground magical dance competition, and offends her oldest and most powerful sibling. But for Eino, the young Darren man whom Shill has befriended, the god-child's silly games are serious business. Trapped in an arranged marriage and prohibited from pursuing his dreams, he has had enough. He will choose his own fate, even if he must betray a friend in the process - and Shill might just have to grow up faster than she thinks.
Categories: Fiction

The House Within

The House Within

A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775530275

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands. Bethany Dixon is at the centre of a complex network of relationships. She is mother and stepmother, wife and ex, daughter-in-law, sister and lover. Earthy, generous, addicted to children and food, Bethany has yet to establish her place in the world. Peter, who has loved and left her, still perceives her as the central drama of his life. In fragments and snapshots, Bethany, Peter and their children see their lives revealed as twenty-five years pass in the blink of a shutter. They discover their separate identities from unlikely sources.
Categories: Fiction

Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments Series 5 books

Cassandra Clare  The Mortal Instruments Series  5 books

he'd be grateful and pleased, and try not to show it, the way boys did—but she'd
know. Maybe—The blue-haired boy straightened up suddenly, snapping to
attention, like a hunting dog on point. Clary followed the line of his gaze, and saw
the ...

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442481015

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 2496

View: 845

Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, now a major motion picture and TV series! The first five books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, now available in a collectible ebook collection. Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this collection that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and City of Lost Souls. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print, and this ebook collection is a perfect gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Muse Mercy Book 3

Muse  Mercy  Book 3

Luc himself had pointed it out to me once, in a dream: that this mortal boy had
somehow, beyond all understanding, fallen under my power, fallen for me, even
though he has never seen me. When we first met, I had soul-jacked the body of a
 ...

Author: Rebecca Lim

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007445639

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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An angel searching for answers, for her destiny... In the third MERCY paranormal romance, Mercy wakes in a new unknown host, her love for Ryan and Luc burning stronger than ever. But who will she make the ultimate sacrifice for?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Paddy s Puzzle

Paddy s Puzzle

An internationally acclaimed novel, the Kirkus Reviews wrote, ‘Shrewdly balanced between earthy tenderness and the dreadful trauma of disillusionment: a grave yet limber narrative - and a very welcome import.’ In a strange old building ...

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775530312

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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An internationally acclaimed novel, the Kirkus Reviews wrote, 'Shrewdly balanced between earthy tenderness and the dreadful trauma of disillusionment: a grave yet limber narrative - and a very welcome import.' In a strange old building referred to as Paddy's Puzzle, Clara Bentley endures the fears of wartime and awaits the arrival of her lover, Ambrose. He's an American Marine. And he's black. Having grown up in suburban Hamilton, her move to Auckland marks an escape from the dreariness and restrictions of her childhood. In this building, full of an odd assortment of people, she waits, not just for Ambrose, but for the air-raid siren, for the culmination of her illness and for the sister to whom she dreads having to explain her new life in the Puzzle. The novel was shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards. The San Francisco Chronicle commented: 'The supple flow of Kidman's language is a pleasure to read. She's particularly alive to the sudden swelling of emotion just below the surface of a carefully worded conversation. And she tosses off startlingly true images in the most offhand manner.'
Categories: Fiction

HorseDreams

HorseDreams

The Meaning of Horses in Women's Lives Jan Fook, Susan Hawthorne, Renate
Klein ... Then the wind dies and the night is silent in its hush once more. It is time
to ... This mortal child shows no fear He draws himself up to his full height. Then ...

Author: Jan Fook

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 1876756470

Category: Nature

Page: 245

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Horses inhabit our dreams, carrying us to safety or on wild adventures. Some of our dream horses fly, others have magical powers. Whatever our dreams of horses might be, they inhabit a universe of freedom and power. They also involve a lot of work, care and sacrifice. Horses and riders achieve great heights, some in jumping, some in dressage, some on endurance rides. This anthology explores the meaning of horses -- and some donkeys -- in the lives of women from many places. They walk, trot, canter, gallop and fly. And some refuse to budge. Horses inspire boldness and trust and provide us with the means to be transported into other realms, to fulfil our girldreams, our horsedreams.
Categories: Nature

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Society

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Society

This second passage demonstrates the ability of male gods to seduce, abduct
and rape immortal and mortal women alike. ... for same-sex relations between
males, as illustrated in the stories of Zeus' desire for the mortal boy, Ganymede.

Author: Marguerite Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134689460

Category: History

Page: 280

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This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity. The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use the material most effectively. Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from the Greek and Roman worlds shown side by side. This approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context. This is the first major sourcebook on ancient sexuality; it will be of particular use on related courses in classics, ancient history and gender studies.
Categories: History

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature

This second passage demonstrates the ability of male gods to seduce, abduct
and rape immortal and mortal women alike. ... for same-sex relations between
males, as illustrated in the stories of Zeus' desire for the mortal boy, Ganymede.

Author: Marguerite Johnson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415173308

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 542

"With numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, this volume is the first major sourcebook to explore the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity." "Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from Greece and Roman worlds shown side by side; this approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context."--Jacket.
Categories: History

A Needle in the Heart

A Needle in the Heart

These are mostly stories about country women, whose children have grown up and moved away to the cities, while they have remained surrounded by tight communities and an enfolding countryside.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775530305

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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A collection of six compelling stories linked by a central issue in the lives of the main characters, the defining incident that shapes their futures. The disappearance of a brother; an illegitimate child born to a young girl; a traumatic court case; a woman caught between the deep friendship of two men; a lost lover; a betrayal. These are mostly stories about country women, whose children have grown up and moved away to the cities, while they have remained surrounded by tight communities and an enfolding countryside. The central story is of a woman who has a drifting sewing-machine in her body. Every time she thinks she has composed her life, she is reminded of something that happened in her past and feels as if the needle is 'passing through her heart'. 'She has a rare ability to capture a sense of place and time . . . [Her] stories remind me of Alice Monro.' - Booksellers News
Categories: Fiction

All Day at the Movies

All Day at the Movies

Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775538912

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn’t always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young daughter to Motueka. Irene was widowed during the war and is seeking a new start and employment in the tobacco fields. There, she finds the reality of her life far removed from the glamour of the screen. Can there be romance and happy endings, or will circumstances repeat through the generations? Each subsequent episode in this poignant work follows family secrets and the dynamics of Irene’s children. The story doesn’t just track their lives, but also New Zealand itself as its attitudes and opportunities change — and reverberate — through the decades. '. . . she is at a literary point when age is all gain – consummate craft, passion aplenty, the complex resonance of memory, and the edginess that comes from knowing about loss' – New Zealand Books Winner of the Heritage Book Awards, Fiction Category
Categories: Fiction