'The Golden Scarab' is an adventure story that blends the innocent calmness of a small seaside community with the dark underworld of international criminals.

Oliver Berry is a naturally inquisitive teenager who visits his local museum to view an exhibition of artefacts. He inadvertently stumbles on a plot to steal the priceless Egyptian artefacts on temporary loan from the Museum of Cairo.

Warning signs and unexplained disappearances have fourteen year-old Oliver and his friends wondering just who they can trust.

It’s only a matter of time before the artefacts will quietly disappear and with it a valuable slice of Egyptian history.


‘The Golden Scarab’- target readership 10-13yrs.

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The Golden Scarab’s Secret is the sequel to The Golden Scarab.

Oliver and his friend Jake successfully intercept an international plot to steal and replicate priceless artefacts on loan from the Museum of Cairo. As a reward for his efforts in the recovery of the stolen artefacts, Oliver is invited on a tour of Egypt courtesy of the Egyptian Council of Antiquities.

But Oliver has a secret that he hasn’t shared with anyone, as he knows it will put his family and friends in danger.


Oliver and Jake discover a sinister operation working within the walls of the city of Cairo. Unaware they are being followed, it's a race against time to save Egypt's most cherished and powerful artefact. Mistaken identities and dangerous associations hinder Oliver’s ability to stay focused on his goal – to see the Golden Scarab back in the museum. Quite apart from its obvious value as a significant part of Egyptian history – it has an important secret of its own.

Unable to confide in anyone, Oliver attempts to resolve things on his own.

Time is running out and the valuable artefact must be returned to the Cairo Museum to prevent it disappearing forever.


‘The Golden Scarab’s Secret’- target readership 11-14yrs.

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‘The Quay to the Cove’ is essentially the result of inspiration and a story about food. This unique cookbook combines stories from the life of colourful British entrepreneur Lloyd Rooney, together with innovative recipes from his restaurants The Cove and The Quay, located in beautiful Northland, New Zealand.

Lloyd’s background in interior design combined with his restaurant experience in the heart of London, are all documented in this creative cookbook.

‘The Quay to the Cove’ details Lloyd’s extensive travels through the UK, Europe and North Africa, only to find the opportunity he was looking for on the opposite side of the world, in the heart of rural New Zealand.

Aside from being a cookbook, it’s a story about seeing opportunities and having the resolve to go after them. Dishes include taste sensations like snapper with Citrus and Lentil salad, Duck Cassoulet, Black and Blue Tuna, Beetroot cured Salmon and the signature dish from the South Pacific, Ika Mata. Packed with exciting new recipes, ‘Quay to the Cove’ is a coastal cookbook with a difference.

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Global Kitchen

Global Kitchen is not simply another cookbook, it’s a celebration of New Zealand’s multi-cultural cuisine.

It features a unique collection of recipes from exceptional coastal New Zealand restaurants. Featuring traditional food from the South Pacific, Asia, Europe and South America, it showcases 80 of the restaurants’ most popular dishes.

In addition, Global Kitchen explores the personal journeys and culinary passions of six head chefs on a mission to make their restaurant the best in the region.

So much more than just a cookbook, there are colourful stories about the chefs and what drives them to create their unique dishes.

Featuring a wide range of innovative recipes that are easy to follow, Global Kitchen acknowledges the diversity of New Zealand with dishes to suit every palate.

Green Curry Salmon Salad, Beef Cheek Massaman Curry, Curried Cauliflower Steaks, Scallops with Pea Puree and Proscuitto Caramel, Mechoui Smoked Lamb with Apricot Chutney and Smoked Kumara with Kim Chi, are just a handful of dishes from the Global Kitchen collection.


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