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 in Dubai are much more strict than in the West,...

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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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James Patterson announces beneficiaries

July 31, 2017
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James Patterson announces beneficiaries

Best-selling author and reading advocate James Patterson has announced the recipients of his cash injection to help get children reading. While touring Australia in May, Patterson announced plans to donate a total of $100,000 to bookstores throughout New Zealand and Australia, with individual story...

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On the bookshelves: August 2017

July 16, 2017
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New releases coming in August. FICTION The Way Back, by Kylie Ladd: A gripping psychological drama about a teenage girl who disappears for months. Whan a life has been shattered, how do you put the pieces back together? (Allen & Unwin, RRP $33). Off...

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