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Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1 by George RR Martin

If you are one of the very few people that has not read A Song of Ice and Fire, or seen Game of Thrones, I strongly recommend that you start reading this book. A Game of Thrones is not your average, generic fantasy. Although there are dragons and magic, they are mentioned in passing and the main focus is on the twisted and toxic politics of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the characters who play Ďthe game of thronesí. The story is told from the viewpoint of a different character every chapter, and no-one is completely good or evil. Instead there are a million different shades of grey, and you will be staying up very late to find out what happens next. A Game of Thrones is the beginning of one of the best fantasy series at the moment and you donít have to be a fantasy buff to get into it. Also, if you have seen the TV series, start reading the books and you will love all the extra the depth and back story that they canít fit into the show.


- Jacob McTavish

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Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students by David Olsen et al

The ultimate tool for students! Tired of using the same few phrases in all your presentations? Can't find the right expression to begin your college admissions essay? Stuck with a drab, uninspiring conclusion at the end of your research paper? Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students will help you find the perfect words and phrases for any writing assignment. Unlike other titles that simply list related terms for each entry, this volume offers a pronunciation guide, definition, and a sample sentence for every word you look up, as well as for each of the synonyms under that entry. It also features hundreds of useful terms every student should know, making it the most essential tool on your desk when you're working on an essay or presentation. With Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students at your side, you'll impress your teachers and advance straight to the head of the class!

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Witches Abroad: Discworld: The Witches Collection by Terry Pratchett

A beautiful gift-edition hardback of the classic Discworld novel.

It seemed an easy job...After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple...Servant girls have to marry the prince. That's what life is all about. You can't fight a Happy Ending. At least - up until now...

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Speeches That Shaped New Zealand: 1814-1956 by Hugh Templeton

The story of 48 speeches that shaped the New Zealand of today. Appeals to students and those with an interest in New Zealand history, as key moments in our past are re-told through the words of those who led change. This collection represents three years' research by historian and former Cabinet minister Hugh Templeton, veteran political writer Ian Templeton and award-winning journalist Josh Easby. Read the speeches that took New Zealand to war, established our nationhood, and led to peace and social and political change. The authors have uncovered these inspirational and pivotal speeches, many of which have not been published in book form before, bringing them together in one extensive and highly-readable volume.

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Breaking Light by Karin Altenberg

Steeped in its bleak and beautiful landscape, Mortford is a place of secrets and memories: of bitter divisions and shattered dreams. Returning to this Dartmoor village where he grew up, Gabriel attempts to come to terms with what he lost as a boy so long ago. Slowly the mysteries hidden in this small community on the edge of the moors begin to unravel. But one of Gabriel's memories remains sharper than all the others: that of his boyhood friend Michael, the tenderness of their first summers and the violent betrayal that destroyed it. And, intruding on his self-enforced isolation, the beautiful Mrs Sarobi, meddling Doris Ludgate and the frightful spectre of Jim of Blackaton will become bound in with Gabriel's search for acceptance and the possibility of love. In her striking, lyrical prose, Karin Altenberg imagines what it is to be incomplete. Set in this haunted landscape, a mesmerising tale is told of the ways in which something once broken in two may, finally, be made whole.

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How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack by Chuck Sambuchino

There's a new threat in town - and it's only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought of as harmless garden decorations, evidence is mounting that these smiling lawn statues are poised and ready to wreck havoc. The danger is real. And it's here. Class 1 gnome-slayer and gnome defence expert Chuck Sambuchino has developed a proven system - Assess, Protect, Defend, Apply - for safeguarding property, possessions, and loved ones. Strategies include step-by-step instructions for gnome-proofing the average dwelling, recognising and interpreting the signs of a gathering horde and - in the event that a secured perimeter is breached - confronting and combating the attackers at close range.

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We are the official supplier of textbooks for the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Unitec and Waiariki. University Bookshop stores are fully serviced academic campus stores, complete with an extensive range of general, academic and text books, student course supplies, stationery and more. Our philosophy has always been to be a competitive provider of textbooks, literature, educational and professional material to the tertiary, professional sectors, academic, municipal and professional libraries. We have achieved a reputation for excellence in New Zealand's book supply industry through our commitment to quality customer service.

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University Bookshop stocks all texts for University of Auckland, AUT and Unitec courses. We can also procure any textbook for any University, contact us if you have any queries. We offer a number of services for students and give a discount off the RRP / List Price on most titles. For further information on our services for students please click here.

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University Bookshop is also the official supplier for the Waiariki Institute of Technology. For further information on our Waiariki service please click here.

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We have a comprehensive range of general books, including fiction, science fiction, foreign fiction, biographies, NZ non-fiction, science & humanities and many more. For further information on our services for students please click here.

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University Bookshop pays cash for most current University of Auckland and AUT textbooks in good condition. We sell second-hand books instore only and not on the website because we cannot guarantee the quality of the stock. You will have to visit our stores on campus to see what is available. All second-hand books are labeled USED and are shelved alongside new texts. For further information on our services for students please click here.

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University Bookshop is a well established supplier of books to a large number of academic, municipal and professional libraries. Based at No 2 Alfred Street our experienced team offer a unique range services that include:

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