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Book reviews: September 2019

Give yourself a mini spring break with some time out for a browse through one of these new release books

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The Shearers 

by Ruth Entwistle Low

Penguin NZ, $45

The men and women behind the scenes of shearing are celebrated and championed in The Shearers. Part historical reference and part biography, the book is a fitting tribute to the skill and work ethic of hard-working shearers around the country.

Packed with personal anecdotes and memories of generations of shearers, it encompasses everything from the blood, sweat, and glory and offers a fascinating insight into this world, which few outsiders get to glimpse.

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Lonely Planet’s Epic Runs Of The World

Lonely Planet, $49.99

Even if you’re not a keen runner, you’ll likely have a yen to explore the world on foot after this Lonely Planet offering. Packed with everything from adrenalin challenges to remote spots of solitude, there are runs/walks here for all – from casual strolls to marathons and epic ultras.

Spanning 60 countries across seven continents, Epic Runs Of The World features first-hand accounts, with hints and advice.

The Invisible Load

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by Dr Libby Weaver, $39.95

While there are thousands of books around the topics of reducing stress, managing stress, coping with stress, etc., Dr Libby gets to the heart of the matter, focusing on unravelling personal stress for once and for all.

The Invisible Load is packed with light bulb moments, helping educate your mind around the how and why of stress. There’s plenty here to prompt a rethink of what can be some fairly damaging everyday habits.

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