Teen’s life turned upside-down

March 16, 2017
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Teen’s life turned upside-down

Word Ghost, by Christine Paice (Allen & Unwin, RRP $37): Rebecca Budde is nearly 16, the middle of three daughters belonging to a C of E vicar, John, and his wife, Ruth. Rebecca’s life is turned upside down when her father transfers parishes to a small, hidden away country village. She takes it the...

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Happy birthday HarperCollins

March 8, 2017
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Happy birthday HarperCollins

Publishing giant Harper Collins is marking its 200th anniversary. The company yesterday announced a worldwide campaign to celebrate two centuries of publishing, with a website hc.com/200 showcasing HarperCollins’ history and influence on readers of all ages, preferences and nationalities as the centrepiece of those celebrations. HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray says the publisher’s goal is unchanged from...

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Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss

March 1, 2017
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Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss

March 2 marks 113 years since the birth of the inimitable Theodor Seuss Geisel, who of course found fame with his pen-name, Dr Seuss. He died in 1991 but his legacy lives on in the well-loved books that have entertained generations of readers and changed the way children’s books were written. He continues to...

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On the bookshelves: March 2017

February 22, 2017
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On the bookshelves: March 2017

New releases coming in March. FICTION Vicious Circle, by C. J. Box: The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect (Head of Zeus, RRP $35). To Know my Crime, by Fiona Capp: From award-winning writer Fiona Capp comes a novel about blackmail, risk, corruption and consequences...

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Offbeat mix in agreeable murder mystery

February 21, 2017
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Offbeat mix in agreeable murder mystery

Close to the Bone, by Stuart MacBride (HarperCollins, RRP $20): DI Logan McRae has a lot on his plate. His girlfriend is lying in hospital, he is living in a caravan park because his flat has blown up, a local criminal godfather type is wanting his help and, to top it all off, there...

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