Large Print

We offer the widest range of large print books available in New Zealand from a single source. We supply new releases from locally held stock and carry extensive stock of backlist titles. We are the exclusive New Zealand distributor for leading UK large print publisher – W F Howes – and source books from at least ten other UK, US, Australian and New Zealand publishers. There are over 200 new titles released each month, in hardback and softcover formats. The range includes:

  • Best-sellers from leading international authors
  • Popular non-fiction
  • Contemporary fiction from new authors
  • Genre fiction, including mysteries, romances, westerns, sagas, crime and adventure
  • New titles each month released simultaneously with trade hardback edition

The publishing programme below includes publishers and series that we can guarantee to supply during 2014-15, and that will be included in our standing order plans, new release lists and online catalogues. Other titles and series may become available during the course of the year and will be included in our release programme as soon as we hear of them.

After Clare by Marjorie Eccles

After Clare by Marjorie Eccles

Lady Emily Fitzallan has returned to the country house where she spent her childhood for a family wedding. Leysmorton Manor brings back many memories, especially of her elder sister Clare, who vanished one day after going for a walk, never to return. But the disturbing discovery of a soldier's skeleton at the base of an ancient Yew tree brings the past shockingly into the present. Could the man's untimely death have its roots in Clare's disappearance, which occurred almost half a century ago . . .?

Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders

In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other—for no one but Saunders could conceive it. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.

A Pinch Of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell

A Pinch Of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell

Good deeds build good character, and good character is what the Haverleigh School for Young Ladies is all about. Lady Phoebe, with the tireless assistance of Eva, has organized a luncheon at the school to benefit wounded veterans of the Great War, encouraging the students to participate in the cooking and the baking. But too many cooks do more than spoil the broth - they add up to a recipe for disaster when the school's headmistress, Miss Finch, is poisoned.

Essex Poison by Ian Sansom

Essex Poison by Ian Sansom

October 1937. Swanton Morley, the People’s Professor, sets off to Essex to continue his history of England, The County Guides. Morley’s daughter Miriam continues to cause chaos and his assistant Stephen Sefton continues to slide deeper into depression and despair. Morley is an honorary guest at the Colchester Oyster Festival. But when the mayor dies suddenly at the civic reception suspicion falls on his fellow councillors. Is it a case of food poisoning? Or could it be … murder?

The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

Women are being brutally murdered all over America, it's going to take an extraordinary mind to uncover the truth before it's too late.The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead.

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart

"I have something for you." When Quinn Cruz receives that cryptic text message from her older sister Nora, she doesn’t think much of it. They haven’t seen each other in nearly a year and thanks to Nora’s fierce aloofness, their relationship consists mostly of infrequent phone calls and an occasional email or text. Nora’s “something” is more shocking than Quinn could have ever imagined: a little girl, cowering, wide-eyed, and tight-lipped. Nora hands her over to Quinn with instructions to keep her safe, and not to utter a word about the child to anyone, especially not their buttoned-up mother who seems determined to pretend everything is perfect. But before Quinn can ask even one of the million questions swirling around her head, Nora disappears, and Quinn finds herself the unlikely caretaker of a girl introduced simply as Lucy.

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls, and they communicate so seamlessly they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years . . . and panic sets in. They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me—from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shoots—mishaps arise, with disastrous and comical results.

The Shadow District by Arneldur Indridason

The Shadow District by Arneldur Indridason

A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences, The Shadow District is the first in a thrilling new series by internationally bestselling author Arnaldur Indridason.

Cuz by Danielle Allen

Cuz by Danielle Allen

Cuz means both “cousin” and “because.” In this searing memoir, Allen unfurls a "new American story" about a world tragically transformed by the sudden availability of narcotics and the rise of street gangs, followed by a reactionary War on Drugs, that would devastate not only South Central L.A. but virtually every urban center in the nation.

Let Us Be True by Alex Christofi

Let Us Be True by Alex Christofi

Ralf is alone, filling his days with glasses of red wine at Jacques' bar, waiting for life to happen to him. Then, one night, Elsa - bold, enigmatic, unpredictable - whirls into Jacques' bar and into Ralf's world, knocking him out of his cautious routine and into a life full of spontaneity and excitement. But Elsa is hiding something. As Ralf falls deeper in love, he reveals more of his past - his childhood in Nazi Germany, his time in a British tank division at the end of the Second World War. But what is Elsa hiding? And can their love survive it? Let Us Be True charts the lives of these two extraordinary characters through an era of great uncertainty, from the war and its aftermath through to the deadly unrest of 1960s Paris.

The Story Of The Great British Bake Off by Anita Singh

The Story Of The Great British Bake Off by Anita Singh

Take one tent. Fill with 12 amateur bakers. Garnish with one venerable cookery writer, one blue-eyed bread-maker, and two comedy queens with a love of innuendo, and you have the recipe for the most popular show of our times. When The Great British Bake Off made its debut in August 2010, it had the makings of a modest hit. But nobody—not the program-makers and certainly not those first contestants—could have predicted what was to come. Here was a show in which the biggest weekly drama was whether or not a sponge cake would sink in the middle. And oh, how we loved it.

Pleasing Mr. Pepys by Deborah Swift

Pleasing Mr. Pepys by Deborah Swift

"Deb Willet, Elizabeth Pepys's maid and the object of Samuel Pepys's attentions, is finally given centre-stage after 350 years, and her tale was worth waiting for. This is exceptional story-telling." L. C. Tyler

Deb Willet is desperate to escape her domineering aunt and takes a position as companion to Elisabeth Pepys, Samuel's wife. Deb believes it will give her the respectability and freedom she craves - but it proves far more complicated than she could ever have imagined.

Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham

Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham

From number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a masterful, intense crime novel that pits DI Tom Thorne against an evil beyond comprehension, yet shockingly real.

'Groundbreaking and gripping'

Sunday Times

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

Neve is a writer in her mid-30s married to an older man, Edwyn. For now they are in a place of relative peace, but their past battles have left scars. As Neve recalls the decisions that led her to this marriage, she tells of other loves and other debts, from her bullying father and her self-involved mother to a musician who played her and a series of lonely flights from place to place. Drawing the reader into the battleground of her relationship, Neve spins a story of helplessness and hostility, an ongoing conflict in which both husband and wife have played a part.

Munich by Robert Harris

Munich by Robert Harris

September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war and Chamberlain is desperate to preserve peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious, Munich. As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the Channel and the Führer’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray?

Sunday Silence by Nicci French

Sunday Silence by Nicci French

It started with Monday. But it doesn't end with Sunday. Lover of London, gifted psychologist, frequent police consultant -- Frieda Klein is many things. And now she's a person of interest in a murder case. A body has been discovered in the most unlikely and horrifying of places: beneath the floorboards of Frieda's house. The corpse is only months old, but the chief suspect appears to have died more than seven years ago. Except as Frieda knows all too well, he's alive and well and living in secret. And it seems he's inspired a copycat...

The Shadow Doctor by Adrian Plass

The Shadow Doctor by Adrian Plass

The Shadow Doctor isn't your usual kind of doctor. Sure, you can bring him your problems but the chances are his solutions will blow your mind. This man can see into your soul, and the cures he prescribes don't come from the pharmacy. If you have fears you just cannot face, wounds you can't even bear to remember - if you've been abused, ignored, damaged by all life throws at you - the Shadow Doctor is here to help. But the Shadow Doctor has shades of his own, and the work of helping others may be the only thing keeping him afloat.

Trust Me by Zisua Wand

Trust Me by Zisua Wand

Who can you trust if you can't trust yourself?

Lizzie lives in the Lake District with her partner, Jonty, and his teenage son, Sam. Though she's only ten years older than her stepson, their set-up works. They are a family. Then Sam becomes sullen and withdrawn, and Lizzie suspects something sinister is going on. But no one will believe her. They think Lizzie is to blame. Are they right?

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.

The House On Cold Hill by Peter James

The House On Cold Hill by Peter James

Moving from the heart of the city of Brighton to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for born townies, Ollie Harcourt, his wife, Caro, and their twelve-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated, Georgian mansion - they are filled with excitement. Ollie has dreamed of living in the country since he was a child, and with its acres of land, he sees Cold Hill House as a base for his web-design business and a terrific long-term investment. Caro is less certain, and Jade is grumpy about being removed from all her friends.

The Room By The Lake by Emma Dibdin

The Room By The Lake by Emma Dibdin

When Caitlin left London for New York, she thought she'd left her problems behind: her alcoholic father, her dead mother, the unrelenting pressure to succeed. But now, down to her last dollar in a strange city, she is desperately lonely.Then she finds Jake. Handsome, smart, slightly damaged Jake. And he wants her to meet his family. He takes her to a lake house in the middle of the woods – in the middle of nowhere. The community there live off-grid. They believe in regular exercise and group therapy. And they're friendly. Really friendly.

The People Vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People Vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law – until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defence. But will a jury see it that way?

No Easy Target by Iris Johansen

No Easy Target by Iris Johansen

Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she could. There she discovered a strange gift: the ability to understand animals and to communicate with them. Now, Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life under the radar. But her abilities have not gone unnoticed. Determined not to be a pawn in anyone's game, every time someone gets too close, Margaret uproots her life and outruns them.

The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell

The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell

Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria’s Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia’s Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England’s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago – and which his scheming cousin still occupies.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons

The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons

A band of vigilante executioners roam London's hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them by the neck until dead.As the bodies pile up and riots explode across the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe hunts a gang of killers who many believe to be heroes and discovers that the lust for revenge starts very close to home ...

The Hidden Room by Stella Duffy

The Hidden Room by Stella Duffy

Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laurie's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect. Except, it isn't. Someone is about to walk into their happy family and tear it apart.Laurie has been hiding from him for years. The question is, now that he's found her, can she keep her family safe? And just how far will she go to protect them?

The Midnight Line by Lee Childs

The Midnight Line by Lee Childs

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

End Game by David Baldacci

End Game by David Baldacci

Will Robie, highly trained assassin and the US government's most indispensable asset, is called to London. An imminent terrorist attack threatens the Underground, and with the US next in line, Robie is the perfect choice to stop it before it begins. But Robie is about to learn that even if he succeeds, the worst is yet to come. The game has started. Now only he can end it....