Books

This comprehensive history brings to life the people and places that have shaped Point Chevalier since the 1860s. Generously illustrated with archival imagery as well as contemporary photographs that capture the area’s enduring sense of community, The Point offers a unique insight into the evolution of this popular Auckland suburb and the historic features that remain today. Soft cover, 240 pages, 250+ images. RRP $40.

‘The writing is exemplary and just the right amount, the choice of visual material judicious and attractive, and the layout stunning.’ — Helen Pearce, Point Chevalier Times


Architecture and drawing have been dual obsessions for Pete Bossley, one of New Zealand’s foremost architects. This colourful and engaging book recalls the watershed year that helped to shape these shared loves. As a young architect, Bossley sets off on a 12-month voyage that takes him to Japan, Europe and the United States. With 10 ragtag sketchbooks as his companions he draws the buildings he experiences, the places he visits and the people he encounters along the way. Hard cover, 248 pages, 260+ drawings. RRP $55.

Bossley’s account of his grand tour is visually engaging and deeply personal.’ — HOME

‘. . . a voyage through an architect’s evolving mind and an engaging conversation with a whimsical, sharp-eyed Kiwi abroad.’ — New Zealand Listener


Meat & Three is a celebration of the food we eat and the land where we live, featuring over 75 seasonal recipes ranging from classics with a twist to fresh ideas for barbecues, vegetables and salads. There’s also a collection of mouth-watering desserts to savour. Alongside Kathy Paterson’s inspiring recipes and Tam West’s stunning photography, helpful hints and tips offer advice on choosing the perfect cut of meat, whether you are grilling, roasting or cooking on a slow simmer. You’ll master the art of meat and vegetable cookery with expert instructions on how to prepare everything from the perfect steak or succulent lamb roast to seasonal garden produce. Hard cover, 240 pages, RRP $49.99.

‘A future Kiwi classic.’ — NZ House & Garden