by Andrea Vance
Beginning with the shock resignation of John Key, Blue Blood reveals the reasons behind one of the most dramatic falls in popularity in New Zealand’s political history and tells the full story of how the National Party went to war with itself.
EVENT IN-STORE: See Andrea Vance in conversation with Danyl McLauchlan at Unity Books Wellington, 12.30pm Thursday 11 August 2022
by Katherine J Chen
”It is as if the author has crept inside a statue and breathed a soul into it, re-creating Joan of Arc as a woman for our time” Hilary Mantel, twice Booker Prize-winning author of The Mirror & the Light
With unforgettably vivid characters and propulsive storytelling, Joan is a thrilling epic, a triumph of historical fiction, and a feminist celebration of one remarkable – and remarkably real – woman who left an indelible mark on history.
by Philip Short
Philip Short’s magisterial biography explores in unprecedented depth the personality of its enigmatic and ruthless leader and demolishes many of our preconceptions about Putin’s Russia.
Philip Short has written authoritative biographies including Mao- A Life and Pol Pot- History of a Nightmare, following a long career as a foreign correspondent for the BBC in Moscow, Washington and other world capitals.
Book Launch | Collections by Patricia Donovan
Tuesday 9 August, 6pm
Join us for the launch of Patricia Donovan’s new novel, Collections, a startling story that explores the fragility of our social fabric and, ultimately, our humanity. To be launched by Harry Ricketts.
Wednesday 10 August, 12.30pm
Unity Books and Gecko Press welcome you to a New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults event.
The panellists, two librarians, two publishers and a bookseller, will pick shortlisted books and talk about what they enjoyed about them.
See all the shortlisted titles here on Unity’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults page.
Thursday 18 August, 12.30pm
Join Unity Books and Allen & Unwin in hearing Chris Finlayson talk about his new book Yes, Minister: An Insider’s Account of the John Key Years. With Chris’s trademark good humour and wit, hear what really made the John Key government one of the most successful conservative governments New Zealand has ever seen.
Tuesday 23 August, 6pm
Massey University Press and Unity Books Wellington invite you to the launch of New Zealand’s Foreign Service: A History. Edited by Ian McGibbon, this is the story of a remarkable organisation and its pivotal role in this nation’s international relations.
Thursday 25 August, 6pm
Text Publishing and Unity Books Wellington invite you to the launch of Paper Cage, a nail-biting thriller and beautifully written debut by Tom Baragwanath.
Winner of the Michael Gifkins prize.