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Whitcoulls Reading Circle


Welcome to the October edition of the Reading Circle. This month we have a great range of titles in store to keep you occupied while you are waiting for the next All Blacks game in our pursuit of the Rugby World Cup. And for those who don't enjoy watching rugby, we have exciting thrillers, beautiful cooking books and intriguing non - fiction titles.

If you have friends and family living overseas now is the right time to start your Christmas shopping so that you can take advantage of cheaper surface postal rates. At Whitcoulls we have a number of exclusive titles that will make the perfect gift to send overseas, plus all our stores have a wide range of pictorial calendars celebrating the beauty of New Zealand.

In November we are looking forward to holding events with Pamela Stephenson in both Auckland and Christchurch. Her first book Billy has been a huge bestseller and features on our Whitcoulls Top 100 List. Her new book Bravemouth has all the ingredients necessary to make it another bestselling title. If you attend one of the events with Pamela you will be able to get a copy of Bravemouth personally autographed either for yourself or as a special Christmas gift for someone else. Margaret Atwood is also touring in November and will be speaking in Auckland. We are also looking forward to hosting rugby superstar Christian Cullen in stores throughout the country in late October and November. You will find more details about these author visits and events at the end of this email.

Our last sale of the year, called the Whitcoulls Last Chance Sale, kicks off on Thursday 30 October and is a great time to start your Christmas shopping. Special offers include 25% off calendars and diaries from 3rd Nov to 5th Nov; 50% off greeting cards on 6th and 7th November; and 20% off DVD's and videos on 8th and 9th November. There is also a special offer on fiction paperbacks from 30th October until 2nd November - when you buy 2 or more paperbacks, you can save 30% off the total paperback purchase and this includes children's paperbacks. It's a great way to stock up for the holidays and save!

All our exciting Christmas stock is arriving in store over the next few months. As well as great books for the whole family, we have some very exciting boxed sets including a set containing a wine journal created specially for Whitcoulls by Michael Cooper and three elegant wine-stoppers. I am sure you will discover exactly what you are looking for at Whitcoulls this month and in the lead up to Christmas.

Lastly, we hope you have been enjoying our Guaranteed Great Read advertisements on television. They are guaranteed to make you chuckle!

Happy reading from the Book Team at Whitcoulls.







Just for our Reading Circle members we have a great special offer this month on our Book of the Month.

Save $7 off our Book of the Month.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith
Save $7!
Now Only $19.99


The No.1 Ladies? Detective Agency, located in Gaborone, Botswana, consists of one woman, the engaging Precious Ramotswe. This unlikely detective specializes in missing husbands, wayward daughters, con men and imposters. The books in this intriguing series deftly interweave tragedy and humour to create memorable tales of human desires and weaknesses. Once you have read the first book in this series you will be hooked! The other titles are: Tears of the Giraffe, Morality for Beautiful Girls, The Kalahari Typing School for Men and The Full Cupboard of Life.

$7 Off No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Voucher (Click Here)



Guaranteed Great Reads
We think the following five titles are all books that are too good to miss. However if you are disappointed by any of them we promise to give you a refund, provided that you return the book in good condition and with proof of purchase. So whether you're into intelligent thrillers, great travel yarns, quirky fantasy books or absorbing contemporary fiction, we have the book for you at Whitcoulls!





Split Second
David Baldacci
$37.99
A wonderful new legal thriller from the bestselling author of Last Man Standing. This fast-paced novel, full of labyrinthine turns, will appeal to fans of John Grisham.









Lord John and the Private Matter
Diana Gabaldon
$5 Off For Reading Circle members
Now Only $29.99!

Major Lord John Grey, who is a minor character in Gabaldon's earlier novels, now has a book of his very own, set in London in 1757. This is a historical murder mystery about scandal and corruption, love and betrayal that takes you from the bawdy houses of London's night world to the drawing rooms of the nobility and then aboard the ships of the East India Company. This is compelling historical fiction at its finest.

$5 Off Lord John and the Private Matter Voucher (Click Here)


Otori Trilogy #2: Grass for his Pillow
Lian Hearn
$24.99
The compelling sequel to Across the Nightingale Floor follows the separate fates of young lovers, Otori and Shirakawa as they fight for survival in a violent time of war, famine and treacherous alliances. Here is epic storytelling at its finest whose appeal crosses genres, genders and generations. For readers aged 14 plus.






The Scornful Moon
Maurice Gee
$34.99
From one of New Zealand's most distinguished novelists comes a compelling story of the friendship between three very different men. Set in Wellington during the 1930's, it is loosely based on actual historical events. This is essential reading for everyone who loved Plumb.






Night Watch
Terry Pratchett
$22.99
The 27th novel in the phenomenally successful Discworld series, this is a tale of one city, with a full chorus of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affections, rebels, secret policemen and other children of the revolution.







_________________________________________________________________________
Only Available at Whitcoulls

Summer on the Grill
Philip Kraal
$29.99
This superb new barbecue cookbook will show you how to turn grilling into an art form! It is the perfect cookbook for the New Zealand summer, full of delicious recipes and mouthwatering photographs to delight the barbecue chef in your family.


The Art of Gardening
Colin Hutchinson
$49.99
This magnificent New Zealand gardening classic has been revised and revamped after much popular demand. Everything you ever wanted to know about gardening in this country is contained in this beautifully presented volume. It is both an essential reference guide and a wonderful coffee table book of those who just dream about owning their own Garden of Eden.

Glorious New Zealand
Alison Dench
$29.99
This gorgeous New Zealand pictorial book captures both the natural beauty and the man made wonders of our country. The outstanding photography is accompanied by carefully researched text that provides a detailed introduction to the regions and their scenic attractions. This book is absolutely breathtaking!




The Fame Files #1: Adventurers and Explorers
Peter Hawes
$14.99
This is the first in a great new series for young readers. This title contains 10 funny but true stories about famous adventurers from Leif Ericson to Sir Edmund Hillary. Written to appeal to children aged 8 and up, this is one title that adults will also enjoy. Peter Hawes has made history come to life in these chatty but informative stories. It is a perfect gift for reluctant readers.

_____________________________________________________________________
Great Lifestyle


Trends: Perfect Home
Julia Richardson
$39.99
Subtitled "Inspiring ideas for creating perfect living spaces" , this is a lavishly illustrated sourcebook full of hundreds of ideas to suit different budgets, tastes and lifestyles. There is also a companion volume available called Trends: Kitchens.

__________________________________________________________________________________
Outstanding Fiction

The Big Bad Wolf
James Patterson
$34.99
Alex Cross is back in another spine-tingling thriller. Across the States, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappear completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it seems The Wolf is the master criminal behind this terrible trade and who is bringing a new reign of terror to organized crime.





Pompeii
Robert Harris
$34.99
From the bestselling author of Enigma and Archangel comes an electrifying novel set in ancient Roman times. Pompeii recreates in spellbinding detail one of the most famous natural disasters of recorded history and introduces us to an intriguing new hero, water engineer Marcus Attilius Primus.







The Sands of Time
Barbara Erskine
$31.99
Here is a brilliant collection of haunting tales involving suspense, passion, intrigue and the supernatural. Included are two intriguing tales which follow the fortunes of the characters from Whispers in the Sand.







__________________________________________________________________________
Great Gift Ideas

Bravemouth
Pamela Stephenson
$5 Off For Reading Circle Members
Now Only $29.99!
Following the phenomenal success of Billy, Pamela continues the story of her comedian husband, the irrepressible Billy Connelly. Stephenson herself say this is a much better book than Billy and will be telling us why on her New Zealand tour in November. Read the October edition of Next for more information about lunches with Pamela in Auckland and Christchurch.

$5 Off Bravemouth Voucher (Click Here)


My Dream
John Bougen
$24.99
While having his absolutely outrageous travel adventures, New Zealander John Bougen was also talking with children all over the world. This beautiful gift book captures in words and images the dreams of these children - from wanting to be able to go to school to wanting every day to be Christmas day.

The Pythons Autobiography
The Pythons
$99.99
Three years in the making, this is the definitive, the official, the most lavish, the completely-different-to-anything-done-before-book on the Pythons. A "most own" for all genuine Python fans.





According to the Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger et al
$89.99
In the tradition of The Beatles Anthology comes The Stones - in their own words. This impressive collector's item includes never before seen photographs








What Not to Wear 2
Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine
$39.99
Last year the television series What Not to Wear developed a huge cult following and the book proved equally as popular. This Christmas Trinny and Susannah are back with What Not to Wear for Every Occasion. Find out from the fashion police how to impress the prospective boss at your job interview and how to be the belle of the ball (or, at least, the star of the cocktail circuit). These two women are scathing in their criticisms and the text is as entertaining as the visuals.

____________________________________________________________________________
Great Food

New Zealand Woman's Weekly Best of the Test Kitchen
Robyn Martin
$10  Off for Reading Circle Members
Now Only $29.99!
For 70 years readers have depended on the Weeklly to provide nourishing, creative and most of all fool-proof ideas for busy cooks and hungry families. Their Best of the Test Kitchen brings together 200 tried and true recipes and pairs them with beautiful colour photography.

$10 Off NZWW Best of the Test Kitchen Voucher (Click Here)


Modern Classics Book 2
Donna Hay
$29.99
Luscious cakes and desserts to die for are back with a vengeance in the stunning new Donna Hay cookbook. Donna's new twist on old themes transforms traditional puddings into works of art to delight the tastebuds.






New Home Cooking
Laurie Black
$39.99
Laurie Black is an exciting new author on the cookery book front but with an impressive pedigree. She is a passionate advocate of cooking fresh seasonal products and in this book she shows you how to bring a New Zealand flavour to old classics. Designed with even the novice cook in mind, New Home Cooking will appeal to everyone who believes that simplicity can be a beautiful thing.

___________________________________________________________________________

Sporting Heroes

Christian Cullen
Christian Cullen with John Matheson
$39.99
Find out the true story behind Christian Cullen's fall from grace. Not since Buck Shelford, has the dropping of an All Black caused such a public outcry. Christian takes us on a journey through his sporting career - the highs, the lows and the future.






David Beckham: My Side
David Beckham
$34.99
Beckham's popularity is global. This book is an intimate and honest account in which Beckham covers not only his career but also his childhood, his marriage and his fashion-icon status. Find out what it is like to live life as one of the world's most glittering celebs!






John Britten
Tim Hanna
$49.99
We have waited many years for a biography of the great New Zealand visionary and inventor, John Britten ?. And, at last, here it is. This exhaustively researched biography is the remarkable story or a remarkable individual who had the ability to act on his dreams.






Forza Amon
Eoin Young
$39.99
Chris Amon is a legend in New Zealand motor sport. Forza Amon follows the career of this talented driver who was classed as one of the best of his time yet never won a World Championship Formula One race.







___________________________________________________________________________
For the Kids...
The Amulet of Samarkand
Jonathon Stroud
$29.99
The first magical book in this exciting new fantasy trilogy is just too good to miss. Read about the misadventures of the mischievous djinni Bartimaeus and his young master Nathaniel. Full of nail biting action, this book will appeal to readers aged 12 and up.








Zombie Bums from Uranus
Andy Griffiths
$16.99
Zack Freeman is back and so is his crazy runaway bum. But this time they're not fighting - instead they have joined forces to save the Earth from invasion by zombie bums. More zany (and smelly) adventures to delight readers aged eight and up.







Holes
Louis Sachar
$17.99
Stanley Yelnats V was born unlucky. But then he got sent to a detention camp for wayward teenagers and his luck changed! The film opens on Thursday 30th October.

Purchase a copy of Holes at Whitcoulls and go into the draw to win a free double movie pass.






_______________________________________________________________

AUTHOR EVENTS

BILL HARRIGAN
Tuesday OCTOBER 21 - Thursday OCTOBER 23
Australian referee Bill Harrigan is Rugby League's most flamboyant, extroverted and outstanding referee. He is visiting New Zealand to promote his biography Harrigan by Daniel Lane.

Wellington Details:
Venue: Book signing at Whicoulls Lambton Quay
Date: Tuesday 21st October
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm

Auckland Details:
Venue: Carlton Hotel
Date: Thursday 23 October
Time: Noon till 2 p.m.
Tickets: $85 each or $765 for tables of ten
To book phone (09) 446-0680 or log onto www.sportlife.co.nz
_______________________________________________________________

PAMELA STEPHENSON
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16 - WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19


Events in Auckland:
Sunday 16 November
Pamela will be speaking with John Hawkesby at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased through Ticketek on (09) 307 5000 - a booking fee will apply.

Wednesday 19 November
Pamela will be speaking at a luncheon at the Heritage Hotel, Hobson Street , Auckland from 11.30 am till 2 pm. Radio talkback host Kerre Woodham will be the MC. Tickets are $55 (includes lunch and drinks) and can be purchased through Ticketek on (09) 307 5000 - a booking fee will apply.

Event in Christchurch
Monday 17 November
Pamela will be speaking at a luncheon at the Centra Hotel from noon till 2 pm. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased by ringing the Centra Hotel on (03) 365 8888.
____________________________________________________________________

MARGARET ATWOOD

THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood will be speaking with John Campbell at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna on Thursday 20 November at 8 pm. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased through Ticketek on (09) 307 5000 - a booking fee will apply.
____________________________________________________________________

CHRISTIAN CULLEN

MONDAY 27 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls Paraparuamu 10.40 - 11.10 am
Whitcoulls Porirua 12.55 - 1.20 pm
Whitcoulls Queensgate 4.10 - 4.40 pm

TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls Johnsonville 10.45 - 11.10 am
Whitcoulls Lambton Quay 11.40 - 12.20 pm
Whitcoulls Cuba 2.00 - 2.25 pm
Whitcoulls Courtenay 2.35 - 3.00 pm

WEDNESDAY 29 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls New Plymouth 10.20 - 10.50 am
Whitcoulls Wanganui 2.40 - 3.00 pm

THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls Bennetts (Palmerston North) 10.45 - 11.15 am

FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls Napier 1.50 - 2.15 pm
Whitcoulls Rotorua 6.10 - 6.40 pm

SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Tauranga 8.15 - 8.45 am
Whitcoulls Centrplace (Hamilton) 2.35 - 3.00 pm

SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Manukau 10.00 - 10.25 am
Whitcoulls Bontay Downs 10.45 - 11.10 am
Whitcoulls St Lukes 2.35 - 3.00 pm

MONDAY 3 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Eastgate 10.15 - 10.40 am
Whitcoulls Cashel St 11.30 - 12.10 pm
Whitcoulls Riccarton 12.30 - 1.00 pm
Whitcoulls Bush Inn 1.10 - 1.30 pm
Whitcoulls Northlands 2.20 - 2.40 pm

TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Dunedin 9.00 - 9.25 am
Whitcoulls Timaru 3.20 - 3.40 pm

WEDNESDAY 5 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Nelson 1.50 - 2.15 pm
Hi Brian

Welcome to the October edition of the Reading Circle. This month we have a great range of titles in store to keep you occupied while you are waiting for the next All Blacks game in our pursuit of the Rugby World Cup. And for those who don't enjoy watching rugby, we have exciting thrillers, beautiful cooking books and intriguing non - fiction titles.

If you have friends and family living overseas now is the right time to start your Christmas shopping so that you can take advantage of cheaper surface postal rates. At Whitcoulls we have a number of exclusive titles that will make the perfect gift to send overseas, plus all our stores have a wide range of pictorial calendars celebrating the beauty of New Zealand.

In November we are looking forward to holding events with Pamela Stephenson in both Auckland and Christchurch. Her first book Billy has been a huge bestseller and features on our Whitcoulls Top 100 List. Her new book Bravemouth has all the ingredients necessary to make it another bestselling title. If you attend one of the events with Pamela you will be able to get a copy of Bravemouth personally autographed either for yourself or as a special Christmas gift for someone else. Margaret Atwood is also touring in November and will be speaking in Auckland. We are also looking forward to hosting rugby superstar Christian Cullen in stores throughout the country in late October and November. You will find more details about these author visits and events at the end of this email.

Our last sale of the year, called the Whitcoulls Last Chance Sale, kicks off on Thursday 30 October and is a great time to start your Christmas shopping. Special offers include 25% off calendars and diaries from 3rd Nov to 5th Nov; 50% off greeting cards on 6th and 7th November; and 20% off DVD's and videos on 8th and 9th November. There is also a special offer on fiction paperbacks from 30th October until 2nd November - when you buy 2 or more paperbacks, you can save 30% off the total paperback purchase and this includes children's paperbacks. It's a great way to stock up for the holidays and save!

All our exciting Christmas stock is arriving in store over the next few months. As well as great books for the whole family, we have some very exciting boxed sets including a set containing a wine journal created specially for Whitcoulls by Michael Cooper and three elegant wine-stoppers. I am sure you will discover exactly what you are looking for at Whitcoulls this month and in the lead up to Christmas.

Lastly, we hope you have been enjoying our Guaranteed Great Read advertisements on television. They are guaranteed to make you chuckle!

Happy reading from the Book Team at Whitcoulls.







Just for our Reading Circle members we have a great special offer this month on our Book of the Month.

Save $7 off our Book of the Month.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith
Save $7!
Now Only $19.99


The No.1 Ladies? Detective Agency, located in Gaborone, Botswana, consists of one woman, the engaging Precious Ramotswe. This unlikely detective specializes in missing husbands, wayward daughters, con men and imposters. The books in this intriguing series deftly interweave tragedy and humour to create memorable tales of human desires and weaknesses. Once you have read the first book in this series you will be hooked! The other titles are: Tears of the Giraffe, Morality for Beautiful Girls, The Kalahari Typing School for Men and The Full Cupboard of Life.

$7 Off No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Voucher (Click Here)



Guaranteed Great Reads
We think the following five titles are all books that are too good to miss. However if you are disappointed by any of them we promise to give you a refund, provided that you return the book in good condition and with proof of purchase. So whether you're into intelligent thrillers, great travel yarns, quirky fantasy books or absorbing contemporary fiction, we have the book for you at Whitcoulls!





Split Second
David Baldacci
$37.99
A wonderful new legal thriller from the bestselling author of Last Man Standing. This fast-paced novel, full of labyrinthine turns, will appeal to fans of John Grisham.









Lord John and the Private Matter
Diana Gabaldon
$5 Off For Reading Circle members
Now Only $29.99!

Major Lord John Grey, who is a minor character in Gabaldon's earlier novels, now has a book of his very own, set in London in 1757. This is a historical murder mystery about scandal and corruption, love and betrayal that takes you from the bawdy houses of London's night world to the drawing rooms of the nobility and then aboard the ships of the East India Company. This is compelling historical fiction at its finest.

$5 Off Lord John and the Private Matter Voucher (Click Here)


Otori Trilogy #2: Grass for his Pillow
Lian Hearn
$24.99
The compelling sequel to Across the Nightingale Floor follows the separate fates of young lovers, Otori and Shirakawa as they fight for survival in a violent time of war, famine and treacherous alliances. Here is epic storytelling at its finest whose appeal crosses genres, genders and generations. For readers aged 14 plus.






The Scornful Moon
Maurice Gee
$34.99
From one of New Zealand's most distinguished novelists comes a compelling story of the friendship between three very different men. Set in Wellington during the 1930's, it is loosely based on actual historical events. This is essential reading for everyone who loved Plumb.






Night Watch
Terry Pratchett
$22.99
The 27th novel in the phenomenally successful Discworld series, this is a tale of one city, with a full chorus of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affections, rebels, secret policemen and other children of the revolution.







_________________________________________________________________________
Only Available at Whitcoulls

Summer on the Grill
Philip Kraal
$29.99
This superb new barbecue cookbook will show you how to turn grilling into an art form! It is the perfect cookbook for the New Zealand summer, full of delicious recipes and mouthwatering photographs to delight the barbecue chef in your family.


The Art of Gardening
Colin Hutchinson
$49.99
This magnificent New Zealand gardening classic has been revised and revamped after much popular demand. Everything you ever wanted to know about gardening in this country is contained in this beautifully presented volume. It is both an essential reference guide and a wonderful coffee table book of those who just dream about owning their own Garden of Eden.

Glorious New Zealand
Alison Dench
$29.99
This gorgeous New Zealand pictorial book captures both the natural beauty and the man made wonders of our country. The outstanding photography is accompanied by carefully researched text that provides a detailed introduction to the regions and their scenic attractions. This book is absolutely breathtaking!




The Fame Files #1: Adventurers and Explorers
Peter Hawes
$14.99
This is the first in a great new series for young readers. This title contains 10 funny but true stories about famous adventurers from Leif Ericson to Sir Edmund Hillary. Written to appeal to children aged 8 and up, this is one title that adults will also enjoy. Peter Hawes has made history come to life in these chatty but informative stories. It is a perfect gift for reluctant readers.

_____________________________________________________________________
Great Lifestyle


Trends: Perfect Home
Julia Richardson
$39.99
Subtitled "Inspiring ideas for creating perfect living spaces" , this is a lavishly illustrated sourcebook full of hundreds of ideas to suit different budgets, tastes and lifestyles. There is also a companion volume available called Trends: Kitchens.

__________________________________________________________________________________
Outstanding Fiction

The Big Bad Wolf
James Patterson
$34.99
Alex Cross is back in another spine-tingling thriller. Across the States, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappear completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it seems The Wolf is the master criminal behind this terrible trade and who is bringing a new reign of terror to organized crime.





Pompeii
Robert Harris
$34.99
From the bestselling author of Enigma and Archangel comes an electrifying novel set in ancient Roman times. Pompeii recreates in spellbinding detail one of the most famous natural disasters of recorded history and introduces us to an intriguing new hero, water engineer Marcus Attilius Primus.







The Sands of Time
Barbara Erskine
$31.99
Here is a brilliant collection of haunting tales involving suspense, passion, intrigue and the supernatural. Included are two intriguing tales which follow the fortunes of the characters from Whispers in the Sand.







__________________________________________________________________________
Great Gift Ideas

Bravemouth
Pamela Stephenson
$5 Off For Reading Circle Members
Now Only $29.99!
Following the phenomenal success of Billy, Pamela continues the story of her comedian husband, the irrepressible Billy Connelly. Stephenson herself say this is a much better book than Billy and will be telling us why on her New Zealand tour in November. Read the October edition of Next for more information about lunches with Pamela in Auckland and Christchurch.

$5 Off Bravemouth Voucher (Click Here)


My Dream
John Bougen
$24.99
While having his absolutely outrageous travel adventures, New Zealander John Bougen was also talking with children all over the world. This beautiful gift book captures in words and images the dreams of these children - from wanting to be able to go to school to wanting every day to be Christmas day.

The Pythons Autobiography
The Pythons
$99.99
Three years in the making, this is the definitive, the official, the most lavish, the completely-different-to-anything-done-before-book on the Pythons. A "most own" for all genuine Python fans.





According to the Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger et al
$89.99
In the tradition of The Beatles Anthology comes The Stones - in their own words. This impressive collector's item includes never before seen photographs








What Not to Wear 2
Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine
$39.99
Last year the television series What Not to Wear developed a huge cult following and the book proved equally as popular. This Christmas Trinny and Susannah are back with What Not to Wear for Every Occasion. Find out from the fashion police how to impress the prospective boss at your job interview and how to be the belle of the ball (or, at least, the star of the cocktail circuit). These two women are scathing in their criticisms and the text is as entertaining as the visuals.

____________________________________________________________________________
Great Food

New Zealand Woman's Weekly Best of the Test Kitchen
Robyn Martin
$10  Off for Reading Circle Members
Now Only $29.99!
For 70 years readers have depended on the Weeklly to provide nourishing, creative and most of all fool-proof ideas for busy cooks and hungry families. Their Best of the Test Kitchen brings together 200 tried and true recipes and pairs them with beautiful colour photography.

$10 Off NZWW Best of the Test Kitchen Voucher (Click Here)


Modern Classics Book 2
Donna Hay
$29.99
Luscious cakes and desserts to die for are back with a vengeance in the stunning new Donna Hay cookbook. Donna's new twist on old themes transforms traditional puddings into works of art to delight the tastebuds.






New Home Cooking
Laurie Black
$39.99
Laurie Black is an exciting new author on the cookery book front but with an impressive pedigree. She is a passionate advocate of cooking fresh seasonal products and in this book she shows you how to bring a New Zealand flavour to old classics. Designed with even the novice cook in mind, New Home Cooking will appeal to everyone who believes that simplicity can be a beautiful thing.

___________________________________________________________________________

Sporting Heroes

Christian Cullen
Christian Cullen with John Matheson
$39.99
Find out the true story behind Christian Cullen's fall from grace. Not since Buck Shelford, has the dropping of an All Black caused such a public outcry. Christian takes us on a journey through his sporting career - the highs, the lows and the future.






David Beckham: My Side
David Beckham
$34.99
Beckham's popularity is global. This book is an intimate and honest account in which Beckham covers not only his career but also his childhood, his marriage and his fashion-icon status. Find out what it is like to live life as one of the world's most glittering celebs!






John Britten
Tim Hanna
$49.99
We have waited many years for a biography of the great New Zealand visionary and inventor, John Britten ?. And, at last, here it is. This exhaustively researched biography is the remarkable story or a remarkable individual who had the ability to act on his dreams.






Forza Amon
Eoin Young
$39.99
Chris Amon is a legend in New Zealand motor sport. Forza Amon follows the career of this talented driver who was classed as one of the best of his time yet never won a World Championship Formula One race.







___________________________________________________________________________
For the Kids...
The Amulet of Samarkand
Jonathon Stroud
$29.99
The first magical book in this exciting new fantasy trilogy is just too good to miss. Read about the misadventures of the mischievous djinni Bartimaeus and his young master Nathaniel. Full of nail biting action, this book will appeal to readers aged 12 and up.








Zombie Bums from Uranus
Andy Griffiths
$16.99
Zack Freeman is back and so is his crazy runaway bum. But this time they're not fighting - instead they have joined forces to save the Earth from invasion by zombie bums. More zany (and smelly) adventures to delight readers aged eight and up.







Holes
Louis Sachar
$17.99
Stanley Yelnats V was born unlucky. But then he got sent to a detention camp for wayward teenagers and his luck changed! The film opens on Thursday 30th October.

Purchase a copy of Holes at Whitcoulls and go into the draw to win a free double movie pass.






_______________________________________________________________

AUTHOR EVENTS

BILL HARRIGAN
Tuesday OCTOBER 21 - Thursday OCTOBER 23
Australian referee Bill Harrigan is Rugby League's most flamboyant, extroverted and outstanding referee. He is visiting New Zealand to promote his biography Harrigan by Daniel Lane.

Wellington Details:
Venue: Book signing at Whicoulls Lambton Quay
Date: Tuesday 21st October
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm

Auckland Details:
Venue: Carlton Hotel
Date: Thursday 23 October
Time: Noon till 2 p.m.
Tickets: $85 each or $765 for tables of ten
To book phone (09) 446-0680 or log onto www.sportlife.co.nz
_______________________________________________________________

PAMELA STEPHENSON
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16 - WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19


Events in Auckland:
Sunday 16 November
Pamela will be speaking with John Hawkesby at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased through Ticketek on (09) 307 5000 - a booking fee will apply.

Wednesday 19 November
Pamela will be speaking at a luncheon at the Heritage Hotel, Hobson Street , Auckland from 11.30 am till 2 pm. Radio talkback host Kerre Woodham will be the MC. Tickets are $55 (includes lunch and drinks) and can be purchased through Ticketek on (09) 307 5000 - a booking fee will apply.

Event in Christchurch
Monday 17 November
Pamela will be speaking at a luncheon at the Centra Hotel from noon till 2 pm. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased by ringing the Centra Hotel on (03) 365 8888.
____________________________________________________________________

MARGARET ATWOOD

THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood will be speaking with John Campbell at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna on Thursday 20 November at 8 pm. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased through Ticketek on (09) 307 5000 - a booking fee will apply.
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CHRISTIAN CULLEN

MONDAY 27 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls Paraparuamu 10.40 - 11.10 am
Whitcoulls Porirua 12.55 - 1.20 pm
Whitcoulls Queensgate 4.10 - 4.40 pm

TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls Johnsonville 10.45 - 11.10 am
Whitcoulls Lambton Quay 11.40 - 12.20 pm
Whitcoulls Cuba 2.00 - 2.25 pm
Whitcoulls Courtenay 2.35 - 3.00 pm

WEDNESDAY 29 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls New Plymouth 10.20 - 10.50 am
Whitcoulls Wanganui 2.40 - 3.00 pm

THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls Bennetts (Palmerston North) 10.45 - 11.15 am

FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER
Whitcoulls Napier 1.50 - 2.15 pm
Whitcoulls Rotorua 6.10 - 6.40 pm

SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Tauranga 8.15 - 8.45 am
Whitcoulls Centrplace (Hamilton) 2.35 - 3.00 pm

SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Manukau 10.00 - 10.25 am
Whitcoulls Bontay Downs 10.45 - 11.10 am
Whitcoulls St Lukes 2.35 - 3.00 pm

MONDAY 3 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Eastgate 10.15 - 10.40 am
Whitcoulls Cashel St 11.30 - 12.10 pm
Whitcoulls Riccarton 12.30 - 1.00 pm
Whitcoulls Bush Inn 1.10 - 1.30 pm
Whitcoulls Northlands 2.20 - 2.40 pm

TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Dunedin 9.00 - 9.25 am
Whitcoulls Timaru 3.20 - 3.40 pm

WEDNESDAY 5 NOVEMBER
Whitcoulls Nelson 1.50 - 2.15 pm
Hi Brian

Welcome to the October edition of the Reading Circle. This month we have a great range of titles in store to keep you occupied while you are waiting for the next All Blacks game in our pursuit of the Rugby World Cup. And for those who don't enjoy watching rugby, we have exciting thrillers, beautiful cooking books and intriguing non - fiction titles.

If you have friends and family living overseas now is the right time to start your Christmas shopping so that you can take advantage of cheaper surface postal rates. At Whitcoulls we have a number of exclusive titles that will make the perfect gift to send overseas, plus all our stores have a wide range of pictorial calendars celebrating the beauty of New Zealand.

In November we are looking forward to holding events with Pamela Stephenson in both Auckland and Christchurch. Her first book Billy has been a huge bestseller and features on our Whitcoulls Top 100 List. Her new book Bravemouth has all the ingredients necessary to make it another bestselling title. If you attend one of the events with Pamela you will be able to get a copy of Bravemouth personally autographed either for yourself or as a special Christmas gift for someone else. Margaret Atwood is also touring in November and will be speaking in Auckland. We are also looking forward to hosting rugby superstar Christian Cullen in stores throughout the country in late October and November. You will find more details about these author visits and events at the end of this email.

Our last sale of the year, called the Whitcoulls Last Chance Sale, kicks off on Thursday 30 October and is a great time to start your Christmas shopping. Special offers include 25% off calendars and diaries from 3rd Nov to 5th Nov; 50% off greeting cards on 6th and 7th November; and 20% off DVD's and videos on 8th and 9th November. There is also a special offer on fiction paperbacks from 30th October until 2nd November - when you buy 2 or more paperbacks, you can save 30% off the total paperback purchase and this includes children's paperbacks. It's a great way to stock up for the holidays and save!

All our exciting Christmas stock is arriving in store over the next few months. As well as great books for the whole family, we have some very exciting boxed sets including a set containing a wine journal created specially for Whitcoulls by Michael Cooper and three elegant wine-stoppers. I am sure you will discover exactly what you are looking for at Whitcoulls this month and in the lead up to Christmas.

Lastly, we hope you have been enjoying our Guaranteed Great Read advertisements on television. They are guaranteed to make you chuckle!

Happy reading from the Book Team at Whitcoulls.







Just for our Reading Circle members we have a great special offer this month on our Book of the Month.

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Alexander McCall Smith
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Guaranteed Great Reads
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Split Second
David Baldacci
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A wonderful new legal thriller from the bestselling author of Last Man Standing. This fast-paced novel, full of labyrinthine turns, will appeal to fans of John Grisham.









Lord John and the Private Matter
Diana Gabaldon
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Major Lord John Grey, who is a minor character in Gabaldon's earlier novels, now has a book of his very own, set in London in 1757. This is a historical murder mystery about scandal and corruption, love and betrayal that takes you from the bawdy houses of London's night world to the drawing rooms of the nobility and then aboard the ships of the East India Company. This is compelling historical fiction at its finest.

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Otori Trilogy #2: Grass for his Pillow
Lian Hearn
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The compelling sequel to Across the Nightingale Floor follows the separate fates of young lovers, Otori and Shirakawa as they fight for survival in a violent time of war, famine and treacherous alliances. Here is epic storytelling at its finest whose appeal crosses genres, genders and generations. For readers aged 14 plus.






The Scornful Moon
Maurice Gee
$34.99
From one of New Zealand's most distinguished novelists comes a compelling story of the friendship between three very different men. Set in Wellington during the 1930's, it is loosely based on actual historical events. This is essential reading for everyone who loved Plumb.






Night Watch
Terry Pratchett
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The 27th novel in the phenomenally successful Discworld series, this is a tale of one city, with a full chorus of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affections, rebels, secret policemen and other children of the revolution.







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Summer on the Grill
Philip Kraal
$29.99
This superb new barbecue cookbook will show you how to turn grilling into an art form! It is the perfect cookbook for the New Zealand summer, full of delicious recipes and mouthwatering photographs to delight the barbecue chef in your family.


The Art of Gardening
Colin Hutchinson
$49.99
This magnificent New Zealand gardening classic has been revised and revamped after much popular demand. Everything you ever wanted to know about gardening in this country is contained in this beautifully presented volume. It is both an essential reference guide and a wonderful coffee table book of those who just dream about owning their own Garden of Eden.

Glorious New Zealand
Alison Dench
$29.99
This gorgeous New Zealand pictorial book captures both the natural beauty and the man made wonders of our country. The outstanding photography is accompanied by carefully researched text that provides a detailed introduction to the regions and their scenic attractions. This book is absolutely breathtaking!




The Fame Files #1: Adventurers and Explorers
Peter Hawes
$14.99
This is the first in a great new series for young readers. This title contains 10 funny but true stories about famous adventurers from Leif Ericson to Sir Edmund Hillary. Written to appeal to children aged 8 and up, this is one title that adults will also enjoy. Peter Hawes has made history come to life in these chatty but informative stories. It is a perfect gift for reluctant readers.

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Great Lifestyle


Trends: Perfect Home
Julia Richardson
$39.99
Subtitled "Inspiring ideas for creating perfect living spaces" , this is a lavishly illustrated sourcebook full of hundreds of ideas to suit different budgets, tastes and lifestyles. There is also a companion volume available called Trends: Kitchens.

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Outstanding Fiction

The Big Bad Wolf
James Patterson
$34.99
Alex Cross is back in another spine-tingling thriller. Across the States, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappear completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought

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