On the bookshelves: October 2017

September 28, 2017
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New releases coming in October. FICTION The Necessary Angel, by C K Stead: A novel that takes you to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books (Allen & Unwin, RRP $37). The Last Hours, by Minette Walters: For most, the Black Death is the end. For a brave few, it heralds...

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Here’s my 2 cents worth …

September 27, 2017
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Here’s my 2 cents worth …

My first trip the America was a baffling experience when it came to the money: what’s up with those coins? The Aussie ones are bad enough, with the $2 coin being so much smaller than the $1, but the Americans have inflicted us with...

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Dubai not always so glitzy

September 12, 2017
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Dubai not always so glitzy

Killing Time: An Innocent Man Locked Up In Dubai’s Most Notorious Prison, By Karl Williams (Macmillan, RRP $35): Dubai is known for its luxury and excess, but scratch the surface and you’ll find the glitzy tourist destination isn’t quite so bright and shiny. The laws...

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On the bookshelves: September 2017

August 28, 2017
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New releases coming in September. FICTION Good Friday, by Lynda La Plante: From the creator of the award-winning ITV series Prime Suspect, this is Jane Tennison’s story, from rookie police officer to fully fledged detective (Zaffre, RRP $33). The Mummy Bloggers, by Holly Wainwright:...

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Three-word story ideas unexpectedly complete

August 10, 2017
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Three-word story ideas unexpectedly complete

Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa/NZ Women’s Comics, edited by Rae Joyce, Sarah Laing & Indira Neville (Beatnik Publishing, RRP $49.99) If you happen to read the mainstream newspapers and magazines in this country (in fact, in most countries) you could be forgiven for thinking...

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