Librarians' Evening Tuesday 12th March at Wardini Books NAPIER

Hey school librarians and teachers! We have a lovely treat lined up for you. At 7pm on Tuesday 12th March at Wardini Books NAPIER we're having an evening of book chat, publishing news, new release information and a glass of vino collapso and some nibbles, especially tailored for schools. Adele, Gareth and Lou will be there with brains for you to pick. Want to join? Email and let us know who and how many. Look forward to seeing you.


Fearless with Chloe Phillips - Harris, Wednesday 13th March at Wardini Books HAVELOCK NORTH

Join us at Wardini Books Havelock North to meet Chloe and hear her stunning story.

The real-life adventures of a young woman pushing the limits, trusting her instincts and living her life off the beaten path
Suffering through searing pain and delirious illness in frigid, makeshift conditions, Chloe Phillips-Harris, at the age of 25 years, summoned every ounce of determination to brave the world's most gruelling horse race - the Mongol Derby. This 1000-kilometre endurance race across the wild steppes, desert and mountains of Mongolia - a competition with no marked course, no support team, that requires riders to switch horses every 40 km - saw almost half the competitors drop out along the way, but Chloe persevered.
Fearless recounts Chloe's childhood growing up on a run-down farm in a remote corner of New Zealand, with the odds stacked against her, and shares her life-long dedication to animals that has led her to train wild stallions and help save neglected working animals, travelling to some of the most remote and diverse places on the planet - all of which prepared her to overcome unimaginable challenges during a ride like no other.


Launch of John Scott Works by David Straight, 6pm Monday 18th March, Wardini Books NAPIER

This handsome book is a rich and loving tribute to the work and cultural significance of one of New Zealand’s most influential but least well-documented architects, John Scott (1924–1992). Over 40 projects, from Scott’s famous Futuna Chapel and the Werry House to the Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre and the Martin House, are beautifully photographed by David Straight. With essays by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Hana Scott, Bill McKay and Julia Gatley, and Gregory O’Brien.

Do join us at Wardini Books NAPIER to celebrate the launch of this amazing book - all welcome.


Launch of One Single Thing by Tina Clough, 6pm Thursday 4th April, Wardini Books NAPIER

Join us to celebrate the second novel featuring NZ's very own Jack Reacher - Hunter Grant. Here's what he's up to this time...

Journalist Hope Barber disappears two weeks after returning to New Zealand from an assignment in Pakistan, leaving her front door open and her bag and phone inside. The police are tight-lipped about their reluctance to act, and Hunter Grant and Dao agree to help Hope’s brother Noah find her. Details about Hope’s time in Pakistan gradually emerge but only raise more questions.

Was Hope under surveillance? Was she linked to terrorists? And who is the man Hope called ‘my stalker’?

Hunter, who in The Chinese Proverb used his front-line Army experience to save Dao, finds himself in unknown territory. When a key person from Dao’s past life in captivity turns up, things reach crisis point and Hunter once again takes matters of justice and retribution into his own hands.

About the author
Tina Clough grew up in Sweden and lives in Napier. She alternates between translating/editing science research papers, looking after her free-range hens and mowing the large field she calls ‘the lawn’. Occasionally she gets time to spend a day writing.

Previous books by Tina Clough
‘The Girl who lived Twice’ (2013)
Amy Phillips (reader) – I was holding my Kindle just inches away from my face the whole time.
‘Running towards Danger’ (2015)
Beattie’s Book Blog - An impressive debut.
Quentin Bennett (reader) - I read it in two sessions because I couldn't put it down.
The Chinese Proverb (2017)
Louise Ward (reviewer) – Hunter Grant is our very own New Zealand Jack Reacher.
Ted Fox (reviewer ODT) – A story full of energy that draws the reader in.