Our Books

The Essential Footrot Flats

For 40 years, Murray Ball’s Footrot Flats has ruled both the New Zealand and Australian comic strip roost. Now Upstart Press presents the best of Footrot Flats. Available 9th October 2014.       

Robbie Deans: Red, Black and Gold

For the first time, Robbie opens up on his career: from the triumphs of his formative years where he was nearly lost to a first-class cricketing career, through Canterbury’s glory days in the early 1980s and the experiences t...

Little Bo Peep and more . . .

Four gorgeous nursery rhymes about sheep in New Zealand.

Fallout

The newest novel in the best-selling Tito Ihaka series, by Ngaio Marsh award-winning author, Paul Thomas.


Loose Amongst the Legends: A Memoir

A memoir that begins with Phil Gifford’s personal story, followed by portraits of (mostly) sportspeople Phil had a genuinely close connection with. Out of print but still available in E-Book

The ALL BLACKography

The most comprehensive book on the 1130 players to have represented New Zealand in rugby ever published. Out of print

2015 Footrot Flats 40th Anniversary Calendar

For the 40th anniversary of the much-loved cartoon strip, Upstart Press presents a beautifully illustrated calendar.

Swimming in the Dark

International best-selling author Paddy Richardson's best book ever. A mesmerising tale of three women who must find the courage to overcome the past and beat the odds to find hope for the future.


The New Invincibles

How the 2013 All Blacks created history. Available exclusively from Whitcoulls and The Warehouse. Out of print

2014 Rugby Almanack

The Rugby Almanack is the world’s longest running rugby book of record. Now in its 80th edition, the 2014 Rugby Almanack records another huge year, including the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and the Ble...