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On the bookshelves: Nov-Dec 2015

October 23, 2015
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On the bookshelves: Nov-Dec 2015

New releases coming in November and December. FICTION Taking My Mother to the Opera – Diane Brown’s Memoir in Verse: From Otago University Press, a  personal memoir in verse. Out in November, RRP $30. Playing with Fire, by Tess Gerritsen: Julia doesn’t understand what is happening to her daughter, but she thinks she knows what’s causing...

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On the bookshelves: October 2015

September 19, 2015
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On the bookshelves: October 2015

New releases coming in October. FICTION According to Yes, by Dawn French: The brilliant and hilarious new novel from chart-topping author and comedian Dawn French is out on October 23 (published by Michael Joseph, RRP $37). Manhattan’s Upper East Side has its own rigid code of behaviour. It’s a code strictly adhered to by...

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On the bookshelves: September 2105

August 18, 2015
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On the bookshelves: September 2105

New releases coming in September. FICTION Rush Oh!, by Shirley Barrett: From the director of hugely popular TV show Offspring, a novel with drama, misadventure and a wee dose of comedy. Published by Macmillan (out September 1, RRP $35). X is for… , by Sue Grafton: The latest in the popular Kinsey Millhone thriller series...

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On the bookshelves: August 2015

July 20, 2015
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On the bookshelves: August 2015

New releases coming in August. FICTION I’m Travelling Alone, by Samuel Bjork: Published by Doubleday on August 1, with an RRP of $38. A six-year-old girl is found hanging from a tree. Around her neck is an airline tag which says ‘I’m travelling alone’. A special homicide unit in Oslo is re-opened and the race...

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On the bookshelves: July 2015

June 15, 2015
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On the bookshelves: July 2015

New releases coming in July. FICTION China Rich Girlfriend, by Kevin Kwan: A funny tale of social climbing, lovesick bilionaires and art-world scandal. Published in July by Allen & Unwin (RRP $33), this is from the bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians. The Festival of Insignificance, by Milan Kunder: The first novel in twelve...

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On the bookshelves: May-June 2015

April 20, 2015
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On the bookshelves: May-June 2015

New releases coming in May and June. FICTION At the Water’s Edge, by Sara Gruen: Out in May and published by Allen & Unwin (RRP $40), this is a tale of privilege, loss, and love from the author of Water for Elephants. Hush Hush: A Tess Monaghan novel, by Laura Lippman: A powerful and emotive...

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Holy crap, Batman. It’s December!

December 6, 2013
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Some Christmas gift ideas for your book-tacular friends and family. Please excuse the dodgy video quality (filmed with my webcam because I was too lazy to get my camcorder from the other room). Happy shopping … books are way better than socks, and much easier to wrap. 🙂

And yes, I have just tweaked this video a little … it needed to be uploaded again at a slightly higher quality.

On the shelves for NZ Book Month

March 20, 2012
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On the shelves for NZ Book Month

It’s New Zealand Book month so it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of Kiwi books lurking on the shelves in bookshops around the country. I’ve been running reviews of books by New Zealand authors on our books page in The Southland Times every Saturday this month, with the final round-up...

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Coming up for Walker Books in March 2012

March 3, 2012
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Coming up for Walker Books in March 2012

The latest releases from the House of Walker Books for this month. Demolition by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock: From the pen and paintbrush of the award-winning team who bought you 2008’s international picture book sensation, Roadworks, comes Demolition. A BANG-ing, CLACK-ing, CLAP-ping, SNAP-ping thrill of a tale and the perfect introduction to reading for machine-mad boys...

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