BOOKS FROM UGLY HILL PRESS
INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS OF AOTEAROA
Photographs by Jane Ussher
Text by the 35-plus dauntless proprietors throughout Aotearoa New Zealand who work their guts out to match books with readers just because they love it (except maybe when flattening boxes or chasing packaging peanuts around the storeroom).
Hardback, large coffee-table format, full colour, approximately 200pp.
To be published 2024
(NB photographs shown are not by Jane Ussher, but taken by Deborah on one of the road trips taking photos of bookshops).
Poetry Collection by Alastair Clarke
Alastair’s poetry has been published in Landfall, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2018, 2022, Orbis UK, Fresh Ink, and Enzine. In 2022 he self published Seeing. Alastair is a New Zealander who returned to the Wairarapa from the UK in 2016.
"Alastair Clarke shows the way poetry can catch the brightness of place (and travel)... Landscape is never redundant in poetry - I would read a whole book of this." – Paula Green, Poetry Shelf Review
To be published 2023
A5 Soft bound with flaps
Printed in New Zealand
TEMPLE OF TRANSPORT – A Celebration of Wellington Railway Station
Bruce Foster & Deborah Coddington
It is New Zealand Aotearoa’s ‘Grand Central Station’ – the gateway to Wellington.
More than simply a terminal, Wellington’s railway station is culturally significant, a repository for memories, and ranks as one of the capital’s most significant architectural buildings. Privately owned yet accessed daily by thousands, conceived a century ago yet relevant as ever, the Railway Station is one building which has earned a book all of its own.
Bruce Foster studied photography and cinema at Auckland University School of Fine Arts. He has been the principal photographer for many books including Stockman Country, Faces of the River, Last Saturday, Citizen of Santiago, and The Lobster’s Tale. Bruce is also a filmmaker and is currently working on a documentary about the artist Grahame Sydney.
To be published 2024.
Quality hardback, large coffee table format, hardbound, full colour, text plus contemporary and historic photos.
ROUTE 52: DOGS BARK BUT THE CARAVAN MOVES ON
Simon Burt writes about the people and places he encounters on the back road from Masterton to Waipukurau.
I am very pleased to be publishing this book. Simon is a lovely writer - you feel yourself travelling along with him, learning local history, chatting with people. Riding into Porangahau was like going back to my youth.
Publication April 2024, quality hardback with photographs.